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Design with the desert, conservation and sustainable development, edited by Richard Malloy. [et al.]

The modern southwestern cities of Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and El Paso occupy lands that once supported rich desert ecosystems. Typical development activities often resulted in scraping these desert lands of an ancient living landscape, to be replaced with one that is human-made and dependent on a large consumption of energy and natural resources. Design with the Desert: Conservation and Sustainable Development explores the natural and built environment of the American Southwest and introduces development tools for shaping the future of the region in a more sustainable way. Exp
Table Of Contents
Front Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Editors; Contributors; Chapter 1 - Deserts of the World; Chapter 2 - Geology and Soils in Deserts of the Southwestern United States; Chapter 3 - Scales of Climate in Designing with the Desert; Chapter 4 - Water Resources in the Desert Southwest; Chapter 5 - Geologic, Hydrologic, and Urban Hazards for Design in Desert Environments; Chapter 6 - Deep History and Biogeography of La Frontera; Chapter 7 - Vegetation Zones of the Southwest; Chapter 8 - Plant Ecology of the Sonoran Desert Region
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (607 p.)
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