Cities are home to over fifty percent of the world's population, a figure which is expected to increase enormously by 2050. Despite the growing demand on urban resources and infrastructure, food is still often overlooked as a key factor in planning and designing cities. Without incorporating food into the design process - how it is grown, transported, and bought, cooked, eaten and disposed of - it is impossible to create truly resilient and convivial urbanism.
Moving from the table and home garden to the town, city, and suburbs, Food and Urbanism explores the connections between food and place in past and present design practices. The book also looks to future methods for extending the 'gastronomic' possibilities of urban space. Supported by examples from places across the world, including the UK, Norway, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Romania, Australia and the USA, the book offers insights into how the interplay of physical design and socio-spatial practices centred around food can help to maintain socially rich, productive and sustainable urban space. Susan Parham brings together the latest research from a number of disciplines - urban planning, food studies, sociology, geography, and design - with her own fieldwork on a range of foodscapes to highlight the fundamental role food has to play in shaping the urban future.
This is a definitive guide to the clinical assessment, management and prevention of plant poisoning in domestic animals. Accurate Identification of plant materials through the use of 253 high quality color illustrations placed as needed throughout the text. It is organized into sections according to the animal symptoms with specific descriptions of the toxins involved and their modes of action. Geographic location maps are provided which highlight the distribution of specific plant material within North America. The title is extensively referenced and includes a functional glossary of botanical terms for the convenience of the user. This durable physical presentation makes it an optimal field reference guide. The CD contains the entire contents of the book and an expanded image library of toxic plants during varying lifetime stages. A plant identifier search interface allows users to use visual cues to identify an unknown plant. This title is published by Teton New Media in the USA and distributed by Manson Publishing outside of North America.
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