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France, R. L. (Robert Lawrence)

Works: 39 works in 160 publications in 3 languages and 5,909 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Case studies  Quotations  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by R. L France
Healing natures, repairing relationships : new perspectives on restoring ecological spaces and consciousness by R. L France( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Prologue: Swamped! A Tale Of Two Restorations: Part I: The View From Home; Introduction: Engaging Nature And Establishing Relationships Through Restoration Design; Part I. Engagement; 1. Ecological Restoration and the Uncomfortable, Beautiful Middle Ground - William R. Jordan III and Alex Turner; 2. Place-based Performance and Ecological Restoration - Mark Dannenhauer; 3. As Inside, So Outside: Restoration of Inner and Outer Landscapes - Lane K. Conn and Sarah A. Conn
Wetlands of mass destruction : ancient presage for contemporary ecocide in southern Iraq by R. L France( )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important account investigates the ruin of the Mesopotamian marsheshistorically one of the world's most important wetland environmentsalong with the decimation of an area inhabited, since the time of the Sumerians, by thousands of people living on artificial islands of mud and reeds and depending on sustainable fishing and farming. Located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in southern Iraq, the history of this important ecological and unique cultural jewel, which was destroyed under Saddam Husseins reign through a series of constructed dams and water diversions designed to eradicate the remaining marsh dwellers, is analyzed at length. Interspersed with ancient Mesopotamian inscriptions and Old Testament quotations, this is a sobering account of the deliberate destruction of an environment for the purpose of ethnic cleansing. Features Presents over 30 rare, never before published photographs from the 1934 anthropology expedition to the marshlands Includes essays by photographer Nik Wheeler, human rights advocate Baroness Emma Nicholson, author Rasheed Al-Khayoun and ecologist Robert France about the present state of the marshlands Contains more than 20 photographs of Mesopotamian artifacts from the Harvard collection
High Arctic extreme science : environmental research from the Trans-Ellesmere Island Ski Expedition by R. L France( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2. Persistent organochlorine and current use pesticides in lichensfrom Ellesmere Island in the Canadian High Arctic3. Regional Patterns in Organochlorine Contamination of Saxifragefrom Ellesmere Island in the High Arctic (77-81°N); 4. Elevated PCB contamination of coastal plants near polynyasin the High Arctic; 5. Lead Concentrations in Lichens from the Canadian HighArctic in Relation to the Latitudinal Pollution Gradient; 6. Lead Concentrations and Stable Isotopic Evidence forTranspolar Contamination of Plants in the Canadian High Arctic; Part II: WildLife
Deep immersion : the experience of water by R. L France( )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an overview of how to establish water-human relationships by anchoring readers to a deeper understanding of the important cultural and psychological roles played by water in all our lives in terms of history, architecture, nature writing, art, environmental science and engineering, etc. By learning about how to deeply experience water through adventure, joy, contact and contemplation, readers gain wisdom about how to preserve untainted water in their own lives
Profitably soaked : Thoreau`s engagement with water by R. L France( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoping to dispel the dull and dry images of Henry David Thoreau as the moping, detached intellectual or the reflective nature mystic, this collection of quotations counters that prevalent view by nearly resurrecting Thoreau and bringing him back to the life that he so fully lived. This work clearly demonstrates that Thoreau was very much the thristing sensualist, using his body at every opportunity as a way to engage the world. And it was water above all else, the volume claims, that allowed Thoreau's deepest immersion into nature
Wetland design : principles and practices for landscape architects and land-use planners by R. L France( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of water sensitive planning and design by R. L France( Book )

18 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work presents the history of water as a design and planning element in landscape architecture and describes new interpretations of water management, water sensitive planning, and design. Practitioners in landscape architecture, fisheries resource management, civil engineering, citizen activism, and watershed policy management address the subje
Restorative redevelopment of devastated ecocultural landscapes by R. L France( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and German and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fusion of ecological restoration and sustainable development, restorative redevelopment represents an emerging paradigm for remediating landscapes. Rather than merely fixing the broken bits and pieces of nature, restorative development advocates the reuse of devastated landscapes to improve the value and livability of a location for humans at the same time as effectively reinstating natural processes and functions. Restorative Redevelopment of Devastated Ecocultural Landscapes explores the use of this approach to address the long-term, sustainable reparation of the fabled marshlands of southern Iraq destroyed by Saddam Hussein, as well as numerous examples of other ecologically sensitive regions." "Case studies presented include:" "--Southern marshlands Iraq" "-Hula swamp, Israel" "-Azraq Oasis, Jordan" "-Las Vegas Wash, USA" "-Xochimilco, Mexico" "-Pantanal, Brazil" "-Clark County Wetlands Park, USA" "-Tonle Sap, Cambodia" "-Lake Titicaca, Peru" "-Nature Reserves, Jordan" "The book reviews successfully implemented and celebrated case studies from more than 15 countries around the world which, either in whole or in part, can offer valuable insight into the restorative development of the Iraqi marshlands as well as other devastated ecocultural landscapes. It presents practical approaches for sustaining the process of restoration efforts, both during and after the reparation work has been accomplished. The editor suggests solutions targeted for Iraq but that also have resonance in other regions devastated by conflict and natural disasters. He takes a synoptic or cross-system approach to problem solving when repairing large-scale landscapes that have been devastated by conflict or natural disasters such as tsunami-damaged Indonesia and earthquake-ravaged Haiti."--Jacket
Handbook of regenerative landscape design by R. L France( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword Visible Cities: A Meditation on Civic Engagement for Urban Sustainability and Landscape Regeneration; R.M. Abbott Preface Environmental Reparation with People in Mind: Regenerative Landscape Design at the Interface of Nature and Culture; R. France Overture Aqua Alta: Venice, the New Atlantis? R. France PART I. LANDFILL ISLANDS To Love a Landfill: The History and Future of Fresh Kills; R. Nagle Restoration of Drastically Disturbed Sites: Spectacle Island Landfill, Boston Harbor; P.J. Craul and C.L. Rowe PART II. CANALS AND CREEKS The Zurich Stream Daylighting Program; F. Conradin and R. Buchli A Multifaceted, Community-Driven Effort to Revitalize an Urban Watershed: The Lower Phalen Creek Project; A. Middleton and S. Clark Retrieving Buried Creeks in Seattle: Political and Institutional Barriers to Urban Daylighting Projects; K. O'Neill and P. Gaynor PART III. COASTS Wherefore the Rhizome? Eelgrass Restoration in the Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island; C. Foster Bottom-Up Community-Based Coral Reef and Fisheries Restoration in Indonesia, Panama, and Palau; T. Goreau and W. Hilbertz Coastal Ecosystem Restoration Through Green Infrastructure: A Decade of Success in Reviving Shellfish Beds with a Stormwater Wetland in Massachusetts; M. Rasmussen and S. Hurley Intermezzo Com'era, Dov'era: Battling Water, Time, and Neglect With MOSE and Other Techno-Fix Reparations in Venice; R. France PART IV. COMMUNITIES Detroit (Re)Turns to Nature; S. Vogel Rebuilding Salmon Relations: Participatory Ecological Restoration as Community Healing; R. Senos Renovation of Byzantine Qanats in Syria as a Water Source for Contemporary Settlements; J. Wessels and R.J.A. Hoogeveen Growing Green Infrastructure Along the Urban River: Duwamish Stories; Nathaniel Cormier Residential Street Design with Watersheds in Mind: Toward
Environmental restoration and design for recreation and ecotourism by R. L France( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A wetland center in London, parks in downtown San Francisco, a wildlife sanctuary in Arcata, and a wetlands park on the outskirts of Las Vegas--what do these urban and suburban locations have in common? They are leading examples of a new restoration design approach that is squarely placed at the interface of nature and culture. This multidisciplinary paradigm bridges the gap between an ecological approach preoccupied with returning damaged landscapes to an imagined original state and a landscape design approach concerned with creating a place for people to reinhabit. Environmental Restoration and Design for Recreation and Ecotourism is the first book to provide a detailed examination of the entire process of restoring damaged or abandoned landscapes to benefit both nature and people, specifically for the purposes of recreation and ecotourism. With a focus on history, planning, methodology, design, and construction, it explores five case studies of successful regenerative landscape design projects and gives readers an inside look at the evolution of design projects. Two of the cases offer a particularly comprehensive review of award-winning projects: the reparation of the degraded Las Vegas Wash into Clark County Wetlands Park and the transformation of the abandoned Barn Elms Reservoirs into the London Wetland Centre. Supported by extensive photographs, tables, maps, sketches, and schematics, these case studies trace how ideas are first conceived and then adopted, transformed, or even abandoned along the way. Each case study also includes a questions-and-answers discussion with designers and managers. Emphasizing the need for interdisciplinary cooperation, the book presents lessons learned from some of the most innovative projects in regenerative landscape design"--
Introduction to watershed development : understanding and managing the impacts of sprawl by R. L France( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sprawl"--The spread of development from urban centers into the countryside - is recognized as one of the most serious threats to watershed functionality and health. Introduction to Watershed Development: Understanding and Managing the Impacts of Sprawl presents a logical framework to measure, minimize, and manage the problem of development. From the viewpoint of understanding the responses of watersheds to sprawl, this book addresses issues such as: how water bodies are linked to the land, what the horizon issues and problems are in watershed management, which surveying approaches can be used to monitor the change to watersheds, and how new, water-sensitive developments can be planned. Exploring what landscape architecture approaches cna be used to mitigate the problems of development, Introduction to Watershed Development is Robert L. France's distinctive and extremely well-informed perspective on watershed management, culled from the author's many years of research, scholarship, consulting, and teaching. -- from back cover
Ultreia! Onward! : progress of the pilgrim by R. L France( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval pilgrims struggling toward Santiago de Compostela would often shout "E ultreia! E suseia! Deus aia nos!" (Onwards! Upwards! God helps us!) as encouragement to press on when faced with burdensome difficulties. This compilation of more than 200 quotations drawn from more than 30 contemporary sources offers new equivalents to the old pilgrims' rallying cry for modern-day pilgrims facing fatigue and discomfort. The quotations, arranged in sequence to be read at specific breaks during each day's walk on the pilgrimage, serve to revive strength and enthusiasm, helping to inspire those wearing the iconic scallop shell whose goal is to hug the statue of St. James upon reaching Santiago de Compostela
Facilitating watershed management : fostering awareness and stewardship by R. L France( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facilitating Watershed Management brings together myriad distinctive voices to create an experiential learning process drawn from the most important innovators in the field. Presenting an introduction to the diversity of tools (sociological, pedagogical, phenomenological) needed to implement watershed management in the real world trenches, the book helps move students and practitioners from being knowledgeable stewards of watersheds to becoming wise managers of watersheds
Thoreau on water : reflecting heaven by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veniceland Atlantis : the bleak future of the world's favourite city by R. L France( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defying both tides and time, Venice has always been a heralded symbol for the triumph of humans over nature as well as their own baser natures. Today, however, all evidence points to a much bleaker future for the Queen of the Adriatic. 'Veniceland Atlantis' examines the environmental and social problems plaguing the city
Integrated urban agriculture : precedents, practices, prospects( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended as a 'one stop shop' of a veritable who's who of leading urban agriculture authors and scholars, this book brings together multiple contributions on the design, development, science, and society of the rapidly expanding, multi-disciplinary field. The book is accessible, well written, free of jargon, and full of pictures, graphics and charts. Exciting and innovative, Integrated Urban Agriculture combines original papers and commentary/reflections to them which make it a perfect candidate for class discussions. The contributors form an exceptional international, interdisciplinary, expert dream team. Many of these authors have already been recognized as key contributors to this literature. However, the way the book is designed - as a conversation among a group of scholars, thinkers, authors - allows fresh new insights and adds vibrancy to this volume. It is not a simple how to do UA book. It is a thoughtful book about re-imagining urban living, urban livelihoods, and urban culture through urban agriculture
Current status of methods of toxicological research on freshwater crayfish by R. L France( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profitably soaked : Thoreau's engagement with water by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Use of sequential sampling of amphipod abundance to classify the biotic integrity of acid-sensitive lakes by R. L France( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of a sequential sampling program for ubiquitous, cost-effective biomonitoring of the effects of lake acidification. Spring densities of the littoral amphipod Hyalella azteca were quantitatively sorted into five abundance categories and stratification of proportional densities per unit macrophyte biomass in relation to the aqueous total phosphorus concentration were conducted
Along the way : pilgrimage scenes from the Camino Francés to Santiago de Compostela by R. L France( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Wetland design : principles and practices for landscape architects and land-use planners
Wetlands of mass destruction : ancient presage for contemporary ecocide in southern IraqHigh Arctic extreme science : environmental research from the Trans-Ellesmere Island Ski ExpeditionDeep immersion : the experience of waterWetland design : principles and practices for landscape architects and land-use plannersHandbook of water sensitive planning and designRestorative redevelopment of devastated ecocultural landscapesHandbook of regenerative landscape designIntroduction to watershed development : understanding and managing the impacts of sprawl
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France, R. L

France, Robert

France, Robert L.

France, Robert Lawrence

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