A survey on the ecology of plants and animals in such familiar habitats as parks, gardens, cemeteries, wasteland, industrial sites and shopping centres, railways, roads and canals. The importance and significance of the flora and fauna in these areas is highlighted and ideas for developing mutually beneficial links between people and urban wildlife are suggested. Emphasis is placed on successful relationships, regional patterns of variation and those habitat factors that are peculiar to towns and cities.
Characteristics of urban flora and fauna; the urban climate and air pollution; soils in urban areas; vegetation dynamics; urban commons; industrial areas; railways; roads; city centres; city parks; allotments and leisure gardens; cemeteries; gardens; rivers; canals; ponds; lakes; reservoirs and water mains; woodland; living with wildlife.
Number Of Pages: 369
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Type: New edition