Books

 

Environmental Studies

100 Years of Clemson Atchitecture:
Southern Roots + Global Outreach
edited by Peter L. Laurence

Since its first year of instruction in 1913, architectural education at Clemson has been mindful of its geographies--its connections and relationships to both the state of South Carolina and to the wider world. This book outlines the century of Clemson's architectural program in the form of a time-line, laid out in two half-century parts.

The Nature of Clemson: A Field Guide
to the Natural History of Clemson University
by Lisa K. Wagner, Umit Yilmaz, Victor B. Shelburne,
Jerry A. Waldvogel, and Mary Taylor Haque

"Clemson has a beautiful campus, which provides environmental stimulus and opportunity for teaching and learning. This field guide reveals those natural and created settings which allow us to individually discover a true sense of place on the Clemson campus; these outdoor rooms are well remembered as a visitor, student, staff or scholar."

—James Barker, President,
from the Preface

George B. Hartzog, Jr.: A Great Director
of the National Parks Service
edited by Frank P. Sherwood

"This is a book about a man who may have done more to give the parks their present character than anyone in their history. . . .

"As Sherwood confesses, there is so much in the large Hartzog arsenal of assets that it is difficult to identify a very few attributes that made him special. However, Sherwood sees Hartzog's desire for further learning and growth as possibly his single greatest asset. While this zest for continued improvement was an important personal incentive, the crucial point is that Hartzog saw it as the means by which he could realize the full potential of his endeavors within the park service."

—Lawrence R. Allen, Dean,
College of Health, Education and Human Development

Exploring the Boundaries of Historic Landscape Preservation
edited by Cari Goetcheus
and Eric MacDonald

Proceedings of the Twenty-ninth Annual Meeting
of the Alliance for Historic Landscape
Preservation 2007

During the past thirty years, the sensitive management of historic landscapes has emerged as a prominent concern among those who appreciate how preserving a rich and vital past is integral to successful community and environmental stewardship.

Accompanied by a critical introduction and concluding essay, the papers in this volume convey the diversity of contemporary historic landscape preservation projects located in North America, England, Germany, India, and Australia. Exploring the Boundaries of Historic Landscape Preservation offers an excellent summation of the current state of discussion and practice in this exciting field and casts light on some of the active frontiers of its future growth.

Landscape Design for Energy Efficiency
by Mary Taylor Haque,
Lolly Tai, and Don Ham

Using the measures outlined in this booklet as a "system" is easy. Planting trees on the east and west sides of your home, installing pavements that are reflective and porous, and redirecting winter winds are all ideas that can be implemented for new homes as well as for retro-fitting existing homes. By incorporating these cost effective and innovative approaches to energy efficiency around your home, you can simultaneously reduce energy costs and create a more pleasant environment.

Children & Landscapes
by Erin Knight

"Childhood is a time for discovery, and there is no better discovery for parents, teachers, and other caregivers to nurture than a child's discovery of nature...With the information in this book, any interested party can successfully adapt any site of any size into a space of wonder and discovery for children."