Urban ecology /

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Bibliographic Details
Imprint:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Description:1 online resource (ix, 318 pages) : illustrations, map
Language:English
Series:Ecological reviews
Ecological reviews.
Subject:Urban ecology (Sociology)
City planning -- Economic aspects.
Sustainable development.
urban environment.
ecology.
urbanization.
social behaviour.
green belts.
social welfare.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Urban.
City planning -- Economic aspects.
Sustainable development.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Stadto╠łkologie
Stadto╠łkologie.
Ekologi -- sociologiska aspekter.
Stadsplanering -- ekonomiska aspekter.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11830869
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Other authors / contributors:Gaston, Kevin J.
ISBN:9781139525534
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9781283528337
9780511778483
0511778481
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9786613840783
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9781139531399
9780521760973
0521760976
9780521743495
0521743494
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
English.
Print version record.
Summary:"This is the urban century in which, for the first time, the majority of people live in towns and cities. Understanding how people influence, and are influenced by, the 'green' component of these environments is therefore of enormous significance. Providing an overview of the essentials of urban ecology, the book begins by covering the vital background concepts of the urbanisation process and the effect that it can have on ecosystem functions and services. Later sections are devoted to examining how species respond to urbanisation, the many facets of human-ecology interactions, and the issues surrounding urban planning and the provision of urban green spaces. Drawing on examples from urban settlements around the world, it highlights the progress to date in this burgeoning field, as well as the challenges that lie ahead"--
Other form:Print version: Urban ecology. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010 9780521760973
Standard no.:3413160