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A 21st Century Garden

A 21st Century Garden

By Georg Grabherr

Hardback | ISBN 9783903101739

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Drowning in flowers - with perceptive pictures and quirky texts this award-winning book wants to plant in its readers a longing for beauty, harmony, for the joy of recognition through knowledge. Georg Grabherr, one of the most influential conservation biologists, has created a domestic garden and incorporated key biosphere reserve concepts. Award-winning photographer Lois Lammerhuber has captured this amazing space throughout a whole gardening year and introduces us to an unusual but convincing garden aesthetic. Text in English and German. AUTHOR: Georg Grabherr is one of the most influential conservation biologists in Austria and beyond and emeritus professor of the University of Vienna. He is chairman of the MAB (Man and Biosphere/UNESCO) National Committee of Austria. He studied biology and earth sciences at the University of Innsbruck, finishing with a summa cum laude grade doctorate. In Innsbruck he pioneered research into the dynamics of alpine ecosystems and the knowledge of alpine vegetation types. He was the first to point out the great importance of clonality in original alpine meadows as well as their great age. The GLORIA project, which he initiated and coordinates, is a leading global monitoring project. Studies on the hemeroby of Austrian forests and the first complete mountain inventory of biotopes in need of protection made Grabherr an internationally sought expert. His research findings have been published in leading scientific journals like Nature and Science. He knows how to combine the position of a top scientist with practical conservation work. In 2011, Georg Grabherr was awarded the Austrian Conservation Prize. In 2013 he received the Republic of Austria's Cross of Honour, First Class, the 'Vorarlberger Wissenschaftspreis' and was voted 'Austrian Scientist of the Year 2012' by the club of Austrian journalists specialising in education and science. SELLING POINTS: . This is the first book to provide answers on how to turn a domestic garden into a kind of Noah's Ark to rescue endangered species . One of the most influential conservation biologists creates his private garden as an ecological gem where the idea of 'nature in the garden' has been realised in exemplary manner - bold and of extraordinary beauty, captured in fascinating pictures by an outstanding photographer . The first printing of this book was the winner of the prestigious German Garden Book Prize, the winner of the Golden Pixel Award in Austria and achieved the 3rd place in Book-Nature at the IPA-International Photography Awards in Los Angeles 304 colour images


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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9783903101739
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Publisher: Edition Lammerhuber
Number of pages: 368
Width (mm): 240
Height (mm): 320
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