Horticulture: Plants For People And Places, Volume 2: Environmental Horticulture by Geoffrey R. DixonHorticulture: Plants For People And Places, Volume 2: Environmental Horticulture by Geoffrey R. Dixon

Horticulture: Plants For People And Places, Volume 2: Environmental Horticulture

byGeoffrey R. DixonEditorDavid E. Aldous

Hardcover | July 1, 2014

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This Trilogy explains "What is Horticulture?". Volume two of Horticulture: Plants for People and Places analyses in depth the scientific, managerial and ecological concepts which underpin Environmental Horticulture. Chapters describe: Horticulture and the Environment, Woody Ornamentals, Herbs and Pharmaceuticals, Urban Greening, Rural Trees, Urban Trees, Turfgrass Science, Interior and External Landscaping, Biodiversity, Climate Change and Organic Production. Each is written by leading international experts. Sustainable use of resources and careful conservation are critically essential for the continuation of life on this Planet. Achieving this is where horticulture, natural flora and fauna and the environment interact in achieving sustainable development. Horticulture is the fundamental partner of ecological and environmental science and provides an understanding of eco-system services. Live plant networks are essential for rural and urban life. They are integral parts of natural communities, the context of historic and modern architecture and a means for rejuvenating cities and uniting communities. Plants provide urban, peri-urban and rural employment, business and tourism opportunities, leisure, rest and relaxation. These facets of Environmental Horticulture are clearly described in this book.
Title:Horticulture: Plants For People And Places, Volume 2: Environmental HorticultureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:347 pagesPublished:July 1, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401785805

ISBN - 13:9789401785808

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Table of Contents

16. Horticulture and the Environment; Robert Lillywhite
17. Woody Ornamentals; Paul E. Read and Christina M. Bavougian
18. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Uses and functions; Maiko Inoue and Lyle E. Craker
19. Urban Greening - Macro-scale landscaping; Gert Groening and Stefanie Hennecke
20. Urban Trees; Mark Johnston and Andrew Hirons
21. Trees in the Rural Landscape; Glynn Percival, Emma Schaffert, and Luke Hailey
22. Management of Sports Turf and Amenity Grasslands; David E. Aldous, Alan Hunter, Peter M. Martin, Panayiotis A. Nektarios and Keith W. McAuliffe
23. Interior Landscapes; Ross W. F. Cameron
24. Biodiversity and Green Open Space; Ghillean T. Prance, David E. Aldous and Geoffrey R. Dixon
25. An Assessment of the Effects of Climate Change on Horticulture; Geoffrey R. Dixon., Rosemary H. Collier and Indrabrata Bhattacharya
26. Concepts and Philosophy underpinning Organic Horticulture; David Pearson and Pia Rowe