Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
by Thomas Elmqvist, et al.
Publisher: Springer 2013
Number of pages: 714
Urbanization is a global phenomenon and the book emphasizes that this is not just a social-technological process. It is also a social-ecological process where cities are places for nature, and where cities also are dependent on, and have impacts on, the biosphere at different scales from local to global. The book is a global assessment.
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