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The Resource Urban wildlife habitats : a landscape perspective, Lowell W. Adams

Urban wildlife habitats : a landscape perspective, Lowell W. Adams

Label
Urban wildlife habitats : a landscape perspective
Title
Urban wildlife habitats
Title remainder
a landscape perspective
Statement of responsibility
Lowell W. Adams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this first book-length study of the subject, Adams reviews the impact of urban and suburban growth on natural plant and animal communities and reveals how, with appropriate landscape planning and urban development, cities and towns can be made more accommodating for a wide diversity of species, including our own
  • In cities, towns, and villages, between buildings and parking lots, streets and sidewalks, and polluted streams and rivers, there is ever less space for the "natural," the plants and animals that once were at home across North America. In this first book-length study of the subject, Lowell W. Adams reviews the impact of urban and suburban growth on natural plant and animal communities and reveals how, with appropriate landscape planning and urban development, cities and towns can be made more accommodating for a wide diversity of species, including our own
  • Soils and ground surface, air, water, and noise pollution, space and demographics are among the urban characteristics Adams considers in relation to wildlife. He describes changes in the composition and structure of vegetation, as native species are replaced by exotic ones, and shows how, with spreading urbanization of natural habitats, the diversity of species of plants and animals almost always declines, although the density of a few species increases. Adams contends, however, that it is possible for a wide variety of species to coexist in the metropolitan environment, and he cites a growing interest in the practice of "natural landscaping," which emphasizes the use of native species and considers the structure, pattern, and species composition of vegetation as it relates to wildlife needs
  • Urban habitats vary from small city parks in densely built downtowns to suburbs with large yards and considerable open space. Adams discusses the opportunities these areas--along with school yards, hospital grounds, cemeteries, individual residences, and vacant lots--provide for judicious wildlife management and for the salutary interaction of people with nature
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, Lowell W
Dewey number
333.95/16/091732
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.5.C6
LC item number
A52 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Wildlife habitats
Series volume
v. 3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban ecology (Biology)
  • Nature conservation
  • Urban wildlife management
  • Recursos naturales
  • Vida salvaje, Conservación de la
  • Nature conservation
  • Urban ecology (Biology)
  • Urban wildlife management
  • Stedelijke ontwikkeling
  • Natuurbehoud
  • Ecologie urbaine (Biologie)
  • Animaux des villes
  • Plantes des villes
  • Animaux
Label
Urban wildlife habitats : a landscape perspective, Lowell W. Adams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wildlife encounters of the urban kind -- Ecological processes -- The metropolitan setting -- Soils and plant communities -- Animal populations and communities -- Habitat patterns in the landscape -- Aspects of wildlife management -- Managing urban habitats for wildlife -- Managing animals that become pests -- Looking to the future
Control code
ocm29467793
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 186 pages
Isbn
9780816622122
Lccn
93044211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29467793
  • (OCoLC)29467793
Label
Urban wildlife habitats : a landscape perspective, Lowell W. Adams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wildlife encounters of the urban kind -- Ecological processes -- The metropolitan setting -- Soils and plant communities -- Animal populations and communities -- Habitat patterns in the landscape -- Aspects of wildlife management -- Managing urban habitats for wildlife -- Managing animals that become pests -- Looking to the future
Control code
ocm29467793
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 186 pages
Isbn
9780816622122
Lccn
93044211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29467793
  • (OCoLC)29467793

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