Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

4.24 avg rating
( 287 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781604695533: Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

“As practical as it is poetic. . . . an optimistic call to action.” —Chicago Tribune

Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious. Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is an inspiring call to action dedicated to the idea of a new nature—a hybrid of both the wild and the cultivated—that can flourish in our cities and suburbs. This is both a post-wild manifesto and practical guide that describes how to incorporate and layer plants into plant communities to create an environment that is reflective of natural systems and thrives within our built world.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

The future of planting design. This groundbreaking guide presents a powerful alternative to traditional horticulture: designed plantings that function like naturally occurring plant communities. Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, two leading voices in ecological landscape design, reveal how plants fit together in nature and how to use this knowledge to create landscapes that are resilient, beautiful, and diverse. As practical as it is inspiring, this book is an optimistic manifesto for the post-wild world of planting design.

About the Author:

Thomas Rainer is a registered landscape architect, teacher, and writer. He has designed landscapes for the U.S. Capitol grounds, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and The New York Botanical Garden. His work has been featured in the the New York Times, Landscape Architecture Magazine, and Home + Design. He is a principal for the landscape architectural firm Rhodeside and Harwell, teaches planting design for the George Washington University, and writer at the award-winning site Grounded Design.

Claudia West is the ecological sales manager at North Creek Nurseries, a wholesale perennial grower in Landenberg, Pennsylvania. She holds a master’s degree of landscape architecture and regional planning from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. West is a sought after speaker on topics such as plant community based design and the application of natural color theories to planting design. 

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Thomas Rainer, Claudia West
Published by Timber Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1604695536 ISBN 13: 9781604695533
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Timber Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This groundbreaking guide presents a powerful alternative to traditional horticulture - designed plantings that function like naturally occurring plant communities. Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, two leading voices in ecological landscape design, reveal how plants fit together in nature and how to use this knowledge to create landscapes that are resilient, beautiful, and diverse. As practical as it is inspiring, Planting in a Post-Wild World is an optimistic manifesto pointing the way to the future of planting design. Seller Inventory # AA99781604695533

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Thomas Rainer, Claudia West
Published by Timber Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1604695536 ISBN 13: 9781604695533
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Timber Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This groundbreaking guide presents a powerful alternative to traditional horticulture - designed plantings that function like naturally occurring plant communities. Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, two leading voices in ecological landscape design, reveal how plants fit together in nature and how to use this knowledge to create landscapes that are resilient, beautiful, and diverse. As practical as it is inspiring, Planting in a Post-Wild World is an optimistic manifesto pointing the way to the future of planting design. Seller Inventory # AA99781604695533

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Thomas Rainer (author), Claudia West (author)
Published by Timber Press 2015-10-07, Portland (2015)
ISBN 10: 1604695536 ISBN 13: 9781604695533
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Timber Press 2015-10-07, Portland, 2015. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9781604695533

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.89
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Rainer, Thomas
Published by Timber Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 1604695536 ISBN 13: 9781604695533
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)

Book Description Timber Press, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0001701606

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Rainer, Thomas
Published by Timber Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 1604695536 ISBN 13: 9781604695533
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Timber Press, 2015. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # GB-9781604695533

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.97
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Thomas Rainer
ISBN 10: 1604695536 ISBN 13: 9781604695533
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Hardcover. As practical as it is poetic. . . an optimistic call to action. The Chicago Tribune Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighbourhoods and .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 272 pages. 1.100. Seller Inventory # 9781604695533

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Thomas Rainer, Claudia West
Published by Timber Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1604695536 ISBN 13: 9781604695533
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Timber Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This groundbreaking guide presents a powerful alternative to traditional horticulture - designed plantings that function like naturally occurring plant communities. Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, two leading voices in ecological landscape design, reveal how plants fit together in nature and how to use this knowledge to create landscapes that are resilient, beautiful, and diverse. As practical as it is inspiring, Planting in a Post-Wild World is an optimistic manifesto pointing the way to the future of planting design. Seller Inventory # BTA9781604695533

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 36.46
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Rainer, Thomas
Published by Timber Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 1604695536 ISBN 13: 9781604695533
New Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Timber Press, 2015. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # H8-9781604695533

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.83
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 18.51
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Thomas Rainer
Published by Timber Press
ISBN 10: 1604695536 ISBN 13: 9781604695533
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Timber Press. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781604695533

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 14.75
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Thomas Rainer, Claudia West
Published by Timber Press October 2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1604695536 ISBN 13: 9781604695533
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Eagle Eye Books
(Decatur, GA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Timber Press October 2015, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 650169

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book