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Ecology, Cognition and Landscape

Linking Natural and Social Systems

Authors: Farina, Almo

  • Written by a best-selling Springer author
  • Offers a conceptual integration between natural and social science
  • Acts as an introductory text for a very wide variety of disciplinary graduates
  • Builds on recent fields of interest in landscape ecology, e.g., complexity theory, and promises to synthesize these in a balanced, concise manner for graduate students
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About this Textbook

While the importance of incorporating human factors into understanding ecological process is widely recognized, to date there have been few solutions offered as to how this can be done. In his new book, Ecology, Cognition and Landscape, Almo Farina makes an innovative move to do just that. And by reinterpreting both the ecological and social strands of landscape ecology, within a common framework based on cognition, he offers a way to make the necessary connections between the social and natural systems.

Following the success of his widely popular Principles and Methods in Landscape Ecology, Farina's new book builds on well-established theories to present his new ideas, explaining both in a way which is accessible to readers from both the natural and social sciences. By focusing on the relationships between human populations, human societies and environmental processes, the book provides the reader with a new approach for exploring and connecting the various aspects of ecological complexity.

Ecology, Cognition and Landscape will be an important and accessible reference for graduate students and researchers interested in all aspects of landscape studies, including ecologists, architects, agronomists, social scientists, environmental psychologists, and those exploring the economic, political and educational dimensions of both rural and urban landscapes.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • The State of Art of Landscape Ecology: 20 Years of Paradigms and Methods

    Farina, Almo

    Pages 1-13

  • Toward the Essence of the Landscape: An Epistemological Perspective

    Farina, Almo

    Pages 15-28

  • Toward a Theory of the Mosaic

    Farina, Almo

    Pages 29-54

  • Properties of Ecological Mosaics

    Farina, Almo

    Pages 55-71

  • Ontogenesis and Changes of the Landscape: A Probabilistic View

    Farina, Almo

    Pages 73-81

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3138-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3137-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3081-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecology, Cognition and Landscape
Book Subtitle
Linking Natural and Social Systems
Authors
Series Title
Landscape Series
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3138-9
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3138-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3137-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3081-6
Series ISSN
1572-7742
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 161
Topics