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Asphalt to Ecosystems

Author : Sharon Gamson Danks
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Case Studies from North America, Scandinavia, Japan, and Great Britain demonstrate natural outdoor teaching environment that support hand-on learning in science, math, language, and art in ways that nurture healthy imagination and socialization Asphalt to Ecosystems is a compelling color guidebook for designing and building natural schoolyard environments that enhance childhood learning and play experiences while providing connection with the natural world. With this book, Danks broadens our notion of what a well-designed schoolyard should be, taking readers on a journey from traditional, ordinary grassy fields and asphalt, to explore the vibrant and growing movement to "green" school grounds in the United States and around the world. This book documents exciting green schoolyard examples from almost 150 schools in 11 countries, illustrating that a great many things are possible on school grounds when they are envisioned as outdoor classrooms for hands-on learning and play. The book's 500 vivid, color photographs showcase some of the world's most innovative green schoolyards including: edible gardens with fruit trees, vegetables, chickens, honey bees, and outdoor cooking facilities; wildlife habitats with prairie grasses and ponds, or forest and desert ecosystems; schoolyard watershed models, rainwater catchment systems and waste-water treatment wetlands; renewable energy systems that power landscape features, or the whole school; waste-as-a-resource projects that give new life to old materials in beautiful ways; K-12 curriculum connections for a wide range of disciplines from science and math to art and social studies; creative play opportunities that diversify school ground recreational options and encourage children to run, hop, skip, jump, balance, slide, and twirl, as well as explore the natural world first hand. The book grounds these examples in a practical framework that illustrates simple landscape design choices that all schools can use to make their schoolyards more comfortable, enjoyable and beautiful, and describes a participatory design process that schools can use to engage their school communities in transforming their own asphalt into ecosystems.

Asphalt to Ecosystems

Author : Sharon Gamson Danks
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"Case studies from North America, Scandinavia, Great Britain, and Japan demonstrate natural outdoor learning and play environments that support hands-on interdisciplinary lessons and expand the possibilities for schoolyard recreation, while nurturing healthy imagination and socialization"--Provided by publisher.

The Effects of Human Transport on Ecosystems

Author : Royal Irish Academy. National Committee for Biology
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Proceedings of a seminar of the National Committee for Biology held on 1st and 2nd April, 2003 Ecosystems as diverse in location and scale as the Mediterranean, hedgerows, Gal·pagos, bridges, the Antarctic, roadside verges and Bermuda are considered by the contributors to this volume to illustrate the profound impact that the transport of peoples has had on the environment. The fragmentation of habitats, pollution, the introduction of alien species and the spread of disease, are among the topics discussed by expert contributors from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Israel and Bermuda.

Ecosystems Energy and Materials

Author : Michael D. Sabath
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Includes only very brief general account of impact of European colonisation on Aboriginal hunter/gatherers, based on pre-1971 resources.

Ecosystems and Land Use Change

Author : Ruth DeFries
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 153. Land use is at the center of one of the most vexing challenges for the coming decades: to provide enough food, fiber and shelter for the world's population; raise the standard of living for the billion people currently below the poverty line; and simultaneously sustain the world's ecosystems for use by humans and other species. The intended consequence of cropland expansion, urban growth, and other land use changes is to satisfy demands from the increasing appetite of the world's population. Unintended consequences, however, can alter ecological processes and have far-reaching and long-term effects that potentially compromise the basic functioning of ecosystems. Recently, the scientific community has begun to confront such issues. Several national and international programs have been at the forefront of scientific enquiry on the causes and consequences of land use change, including: the Land Use and Land Cover Change Program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Land Use program element in the interagency U.S. Climate Change Science Program, and the International Geosphere-Biosphere's Land Use and Cover Change (LUCC) core project. The result has been significant advances in understanding the complex socioeconomic, technological, and biophysical factors that drive land use change worldwide.

Government Reports Announcements Index

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Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability

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Bayesian Methodology for Verifying Recommendations to Minimize Asphalt Pavement Distress

Author : Woodward-Clyde Consultants
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Uses and Effects of Cultured Fishes in Aquatic Ecosystems

Author : Harold L. Schramm
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Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Ecosystems Restoration and Creation

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Nutrients in Salmonid Ecosystems

Author : John G. Stockner
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Ecosystem Rehabilitation Ecosystem analysis and synthesis

Author : Mohan K. Wali
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Selecting Trees for Urban Landscape Ecosystems

Author : Mary K. Reynolds
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A Synthesis of Warm Mix Asphalt

Author : Joe W. Button
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Plants and Ecosystems

Author : Melanie E. Gunn
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Political Ecosystems

Author : J. P. Harpignies
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Cultural Writing. Politics. Environmentalism. POLITICAL ECOSYSTEMS is a highly original text that argues those of us who are left-progressives and environmentalists need to engage in rigorous self-examination, better assessing their political strengths and weaknesses, if they ever hope to achieve our goals. Harpignies argues left/progressives must cultivate more sophisticated ways of looking at the culture, by addressing little-discussed, but very real divides-from the communitarian/libertarian dichotomy to that of techno-utopians and neo-Luddites. This thoroughly researched yet accessible book is a polemic, but one that does not promote specific views and positions. The book is ultimately a toolbox to help progressives expand their understanding of politics and help them develop better strategies for championing their cause.

Human Ecosystems

Author : Wentworth B. Clapham
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Bioavailability Toxicity and Risk Relationship in Ecosystems

Author : V.V.S.R Gupta
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Potato is the most significant non-cereal crop. Much attention has been paid to this commercially important crop. The aim of this volume is to capture the recent advances made in improving potatoes using traditional breeding methods as well as genetic engineering technology. The book provides a critical appraisal of the state-of-the-art finding on this crop.

Functioning of Terrestrial Ecosystems at the Primary Production Level

Author : Unesco
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Urban Ecology in Search of an Asphalt Rose

Author : Carl J. George
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Especially suitable for courses in human and urban ecology and urban planning.