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Main Title Ecoregion-based design for sustainability /
Author Bailey, Robert G.,
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Ropes, Lev.
Publisher Springer,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 48711364
ISBN 0387954295; 9780387954295; 0387954309; 9780387954301
Subjects Landscape ecology ; Ecological landscape design ; Regional planning--Environmental aspects ; Landschapsbeheer ; Ecologie ; Duurzame ontwikkeling ; Klimaat ; Landschaftsèokologie--(DE-588)4034352-2 ; Nachhaltigkeit--(DE-588)4326464-5 ; Regionalplanung--(DE-588)4049040-3 ; USA--(DE-588)4078704-7 ; Desenvolvimento sustentável ; Ecologia da paisagem ; Nachhaltige Entwicklung ; Umweltverträglichkeit ; Landschaftsplanung ; èOkosystem
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ESAM  QH541.15.L35B35 2002 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 05/23/2003
Collation xiii, 222 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-208).
Contents Notes
This richly illustrated volume completes Robert G. Bailey's celebrated study of ecoregions, begun in the landmark Ecosystem Geography (1996) and further articulated in Ecoregions (1998). In this third installment, the author expands his system for defining large-scale ecological zones to encompass principles of land management, regional planning, and design. In an engaging, nontechnical discussion, he shows how larger patterns and processes that characterize a region--its climate, topography, soils, vegetation, fauna, and human culture--provide essential keys to the sustainability of ecosystems. Ecoregion-Based Design for Sustainability will be welcomed by land and resource managers, landscape architects and urban planners, ecologists, students, and anyone interested in ecology-based design. "Bob Bailey [is] the man behind the ecosystem mapping of the world."--Lingua Franca Reviews of Ecoregions: "The book provides easy access to the geographic distribution, characteristics, and processes operating behind every major ecosystem in the world."--Geoscience Canada "Ecoregions offers an invaluable source of description, interpretation and analysis of global patterns of ecosystem distribution and successfully provides the reader with a means of making sense of these patterns." -Geography Robert G. Bailey is a geographer with the United States Forest Service in Fort Collins, Colorado. Formerly the leader of the agency's Ecosystem Management Analysis Center, he is currently in charge of ecoregion studies at the Inventory and Monitoring Institute.