Planting in a post-wild world : designing plant communities for resilient landscapes
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Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, c2015.
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Shirlington Adult Nonfiction
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A richly illustrated and comprehensive guide to creating ecologically healthy landscapes that emulate nature from two of the leading names in landscape architecture. 
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Book
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271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm.
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English
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9781604695533, 1604695536

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Includes bibliographical references (page 258) and index.
Description
An "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."--Page 4 of cover.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Rainer, T., & West, C. (2015). Planting in a post-wild world: designing plant communities for resilient landscapes. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Rainer, Thomas and Claudia, West. 2015. Planting in a Post-wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Rainer, Thomas and Claudia, West, Planting in a Post-wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 2015.

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Rainer, Thomas, and Claudia West. Planting in a Post-wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 2015. Print.

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