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Environmental Restoration and Design for Recreation and Ecotourism

1st Edition

By Robert L. France

CRC Press

312 pages

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A wetland center in London, parks in downtown San Francisco, a wildlife sanctuary in Arcata, and a wetlands park on the outskirts of Las Vegas-what do these urban and suburban locations have in common? They are leading examples of a new restoration design approach that is squarely placed at the interface of nature and culture. This multidisciplinar

Table of Contents

BROWN FIELDS AND GRAY WATERS: CREATING PUBLIC GREENSPACE FROM REGENERATED MARGINAL LANDSCAPES: Day for night: Stream daylighting in the San Francisco Bay area. For the time being: Designing a palimpsest landscape at Crissy Fields, San Francisco. California dreamin'-a reality: Multidimensional resource utilization in Arcata. California case study lessons. RECOVERY PROCESSES AND DESIGN PRACTICES FOR REPAIRING DERELICT LANDSCAPES FOR RECREATION AND EDUCATION: From the Las Vegas Wash to Clark County Wetlands Park. Las Vegas case study questions. From Barn Elms reservoirs to the London Wetland Centre. London case study questions. Clark County Wetlands Park and the London Wetland Centre integrative themes and lessons. Index.

About the Author

Robert L. France is associate professor of watershed management at Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC). Dr. France has conducted research in regions from the High Arctic to the tropics, on subject areas from bacteria and algae to whales, as well as on chemistry and environmental theory. He has taught at the universities of McGill, Ca'Foscari Venice, and Harvard. France is a Series Editor for CRC Press, where he runs the Integrative Studies in Water Management and Land Development series, and is also on the editorial board of the independent environmental press Green Frigate Books. He has published over two hundred articles and is the author or editor of over a dozen books of both a technical nature as well as general public interest. France conducts research on the environmental restoration of postagricultural and postindustrial landscapes, integrated watershed management and water-sensitive planning and design, the use of stable isotope analysis to trace material flow in aquatic foodwebs, the impacts of clear-cutting on land-lake linkages, landscape modifications at the suburban-agricultural interface, agricultural urbanism, environmental biography, and immersion into historic agricultural and utilitarian landscapes.

For more information about the author, see Dr. France's web page at NSAC.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW034000
LAW / Environmental
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
NAT011000
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection