Landscape

This Other Eden : Seven Great Gardens and 300 Years of English History
$60.25
Description
THIS OTHER EDEN is a captivating narrative of seven great gardens, beautiful canvases that represent not just pleasure grounds but a country's evolution. Showpieces of grand design, they are also barometers of social change; lasting reflections of intellectual endeavour, of religion and philosophy, science and technology, art and literature. From Robert Cecil's garden at Hatfield House, conceived by the famous botanist and plant-collector John Tradescant, who travelled widely to seek out unusual specimens, to Capability Brown, who 'improved' upon nature to create the archetypal English parkland; from Joseph Paxton, whose engineering feats at Chatsworth mirrored the great Victorian age of technology, to Getrude Jekyll, who turned back to nature and designed the English cottage garden renowned the world over, this beautifully illustrated book will join the ranks of other bestselling cultural histories of the garden such as Anna Pavord's THE TULIP and Simon Schama's THE EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES.
ISBN
9780316725804
By
Wulf, Andrea
Publisher
Little, Brown
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
704731
Location
C
The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture: A Complete Guide to Starting and Running Your Own Firm
$28.32
Description
In The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture, Walter Rogers offers informed advice on the practice of landscape architecture and everything you need to know about managing a firm in this rewarding field. Written in an easy-to-read style. the book is packed with practical how-to information, including:
* A history of the profession, as well as information on professional societies and ethics:
* Private and public clients and projects:
* Case studies of large, small, corporate, and multi-disciplinary firms:
* Professional-practice relationships with owners, allied professionals, contractors, and the public:
* Fund-raising and financing a firm:
* Financial accounting and software:
* Business administration and record keeping, including insurance, payroll administration, and employer's tax administration:
* Marketing and promotion:
* Contracts with clients, allied professionals, and employees:
* Project management;
* Business and personal law, including government regulatory laws and agencies; and
* A sample construction services manual.
ISBN
9780471286806
By
Rogers, Walter
Publisher
Wiley
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
707042
Location
A
04 The Rebirth of New York City's Bryant Park (The Land Marks Series, No. 4)
$6.19
Description
The history and successful restoration of one of America's finest urban parks is celebrated in this stunning account. Located behind the grand New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, Bryant Park's site was once a giant reservoir. This account of its nearly 100-year history focuses on the work of the landscape architect in charge of the park's recent restoration. 50 color illustrations, including plans, drawings, and photos.
ISBN
9781888931051
By
Thompson, William J
Publisher
Spacemaker Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
692887
Location
A
The Edible Front Yard: The Mow-Less, Grow-More Plan for a Beautiful, Bountiful Garden
$5.94
Description

"Front lawns, beware: The Germinatrix has you in her crosshairs! Ivette Soler is a welcome voice urging us to mow less and grow some food--in her uniquely fun, infectious yet informative way." --Garden Rant

People everywhere are turning patches of soil into bountiful vegetable gardens, and each spring a new crop of beginners pick up trowels and plant seeds for the first time. They're planting tomatoes in raised beds, runner beans in small plots, and strawberries in containers. But there is one place that has, until now, been woefully neglected--the front yard.

And there's good reason. The typical veggie garden, with its raised beds and plots, is not the most attractive type of garden, and favorite edible plants like tomatoes and cucumbers have a tendency to look a scraggily, even in their prime. But The Edible Front Yard isn't about the typical veggie garden, and author Ivette Soler is passionate about putting edibles up front and creating edible gardens with curb appeal.

Soler offers step-by-step instructions for converting all or part of a lawn into an edible paradise; specific guidelines for selecting and planting the most attractive edible plants; and design advice and plans for the best placement and for combining edibles with ornamentals in pleasing ways. Inspiring and accessible, The Edible Front Yard is a one-stop resource for a front-and-center edible garden that is both beautiful and bountiful year-round.
ISBN
9781604691993
By
Soler, Ivette
Publisher
Timber Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
744345
Location
L
Covering Ground
$7.50
Description
Ground covers are a pretty and practical way to bring diversity, elegance, and durability to open sweeps of lawn. Give your landscape a vibrant new palette that is both sustainable and low-maintenance through plantings of herbs, shrubs, mosses, and more. Barbara W. Ellis provides a variety of full-color lawn designs and professional planting advice to get you started. You'll be amazed as your ordinary lawn transforms into a striking display of color and texture.
ISBN
9781580176651
By
Ellis, Barbara W
Publisher
Storey Publishing, LLC
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
709256
Location
A
Energy-Wise Landscape Design: A New Approach for your Home and Garden
$10.75
Description

An inspiring instructional handbook for transforming idealism into social change

The pursuit of freedom and justice is a timeless one, but new activists may not know where to begin, while more experienced ones often become jaded or fatigued. The task of constructing a new society, free from oppression and inequality, can be overwhelming. Tools for facilitating motivation, engagement, and communication can mean the difference between failure and success for activists and social movements.

Educating for Action collects the voices of activists whose combined experience in confronting injustice has generated a wealth of key insights for creating social change. This practical guide explores such topics as:

  • Community activism and direct democracy
  • Conflict negotiation, communication, and rhetoric
  • Law, the educational system, and lifestyle activism
  • Social media skills, conference planning, and online organizing
  • Written in an inspirational tone, Educating for Action consciously straddles the line between street activism and classroom instruction. Bridging the gap between these two worlds makes for an engaging and instructive manual for social justice, helping students, teachers, and larger activist communities turn their idealism into action.

    Jason Del Gandio is a scholar-activist and assistant professor of rhetoric and public advocacy at Temple University. He is the author of Rhetoric for Radicals: A Handbook for 21st Century Activists .

    Anthony J. Nocella II is a scholar-activist and senior fellow of the Dispute Resolution Institute at the Hamline Law School. He is a long-time anti-racism, youth justice, prison abolition, hip hop, animal, disability, and Earth liberation activist and has published over fifty scholarly articles and book chapters and sixteen books.

    ISBN
    9780865716537
    By
    Reed, Sue
    Publisher
    New Society Publishers
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    706328
    Location
    A
    Trees of Power: Ten Essential Arboreal Allies
    $24.95
    Description

    The organic grower's guide to planting, propagation, culture, and ecology

    Trees are our allies in healing the world. Partnering with trees allows us to build soil, enhance biodiversity, increase wildlife populations, grow food and medicine, and pull carbon out of the atmosphere, sequestering it in the soil.

    Trees of Power explains how we can work with these arboreal allies, specifically focusing on propagation, planting, and individual species. Author Akiva Silver is an enthusiastic tree grower with years of experience running his own commercial nursery. In this book he clearly explains the most important concepts necessary for success with perennial woody plants. It's broken down into two parts: the first covering concepts and horticultural skills and the second with in-depth information on individual species. You'll learn different ways to propagate trees: by seed, grafting, layering, or with cuttings. These time-honored techniques make it easy for anyone to increase their stock of trees, simply and inexpensively.

    Ten chapters focus on the specific ecology, culture, and uses of different trees, ones that are common to North America and in other temperate parts of the world:

    Chestnut: The Bread Tree
    Apples: The Magnetic Center
    Poplar: The Homemaker
    Ash: Maker of Wood
    Mulberry: The Giving Tree
    Elderberry: The Caretaker
    Hickory: Pillars of Life
    Hazelnut: The Provider
    Black Locust: The Restoration Tree
    Beech: The Root Runner

    Trees of Power fills an urgent need for up-to-date information on some of our most important tree species, those that have multiple benefits for humans, animals, and nature. It also provides inspiration for new generations of tree stewards and caretakers who will not only benefit themselves, but leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

    Trees of Power is for everyone who wants to connect with trees. It is for the survivalist, the gardener, the homesteader, the forager, the permaculturist, the environmentalist, the parent, the schoolteacher, the farmer, and anyone who feels a deep kinship with these magnificent beings.

    ISBN
    9781603588416
    By
    Silver, Akiva
    Publisher
    Chelsea Green Publishing
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9781603588416
    Location
    Nature
    Central Park, An American Masterpiece: A Comprehensive History of the Nation's First Urban Park
    $6.45
    Description
    Marking Central Park's 150th anniversary, this is a history of America's first public park and a paragon of 19th-century landscape design. Sara Cedar Miller, the official historian and photographer for the Central Park Conservancy, draws on extensive research to tell the story of the park's creation, placing it in the context of 19th-century American art and social history, and illuminating the roles of its designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux and their associate Jacob Wrey Mould. Period views and originals plans and drawings are complemented by Miller's photographs, which show the restored park's glory.
    ISBN
    9780810939462
    By
    Miller, Sara Cedar
    Publisher
    Harry N. Abrams
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    744330
    Location
    L
    Landscaping with Fruits and Vegetables
    $6.45
    Description
    Most homeowners design their gardens as little decorative plots set amid expanses of green lawn. Europeans, on the other hand, have long understood the value of making the most of what the land has to offer, emphasizing a gardens potential for year-round productivity and beauty. This highly informative book by noted U.S. landscaper and designer Fred Hagy offers a new approach -- providing lots of great ideas for a totally edible garden.

    Beginning with the premise of "maximum beauty with maximum utility", Hagy discusses the principles of garden design and shows how one can easily visualize what the land from lawn garden to backyard to field -- can provide. He outlines a step-by-step procedure for combining all one's ideas, dreams, and tastes to create a setting that is both eye-pleasing and food-producing.

    In addition, Landscaping with Fruits and Vegetables includes an authoritative series of "Plant Information Sheets" featuring the most up-to-date, genetically advanced tree, bush and plant varieties available. They not only specify the characteristics and varieties of each plant and where you can get them, but describe how to maintain them for maximum productivity and longevity. Information on drainage and irrigation, pest control, espaliering, container gardening and pollination requirements as well as an extensive bibliography make this an informative and indispensable reference for any home gardener.

    ISBN
    9781585671205
    By
    Hagy, Fred
    Publisher
    The Overlook Press
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    742865
    Location
    L
    Perennials for Every Purpose: Choose the Right Plants for Your Conditions, Your Garden, and Your Taste (A Rodale Organic Gardening Book)
    $5.91
    Description

    The title says it all-- there really are perennials for all of your gardening sites and needs. Whether you have a shady spot or want a plant that attracts birds, Perennials for Every Purpose features plants that are perfectly suited to your needs. Author Larry Hodgson expresses his passion for perennials with hands-on advice and tell-it-like-it-is descriptions. Larry never gives up on a plant until he has learned its strengths and weaknesses, and he delivers his hard-won secrets in this book.

    ISBN
    9780875968933
    By
    Hodgson, Larry
    Publisher
    Rodale Books
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    741061
    Location
    D
    Anatomy of a Park: Essentials of Recreation Area Planning and Design
    $10.23
    ISBN
    9781577662808
    By
    Dahl, Bernie
    Publisher
    Waveland Pr Inc
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    742772
    Location
    L