Horticulture: Plants for People and Places, Volume 2

Environmental Horticulture

Editors: Dixon, Geoffrey R., Aldous, David E. (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive coverage of unique topics – no previous book has contained this amount of information covering the entire spectrum of horticulture and horticultural science from crop production through environmental contexts to social impacts and welfare benefits
  • International authority – all the authors contributing to this trilogy are internationally acclaimed authorities each bringing vast accumulated knowledge and expertise
  • Clear, concise and well illustrated text – each author has provided a clear, detailed but concise analysis of their field of expertise amply interpreted and illustrated for ease of reading and understanding
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About this book

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.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Horticulture and The Environment

    Lillywhite, Robert

    Pages 603-617

  • Woody Ornamentals

    Read, Paul E. (et al.)

    Pages 619-644

  • Medicinal and Aromatic Plants—Uses and Functions

    Inoue, Maiko (et al.)

    Pages 645-669

  • Urban Greening—Macro-Scale Landscaping

    Groening, Gert (et al.)

    Pages 671-692

  • Urban Trees

    Johnston, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 693-711

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eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8581-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8580-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
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  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0308-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Horticulture: Plants for People and Places, Volume 2
Book Subtitle
Environmental Horticulture
Editors
  • Geoffrey R. Dixon
  • David E. Aldous
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8581-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8581-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8580-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0308-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 347
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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