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Nature in the City : Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future (Hardcover) (Harini Nagendra)

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India is a rapidly urbanizing nation. Cities have become places of conflict between people and nature. This book explores the future for conservation in Indian cities. Nature in the City examines the past, present, and future of nature in Bengaluru. One of Indias largest and fastest growing cities, Bengaluru was once known as the Garden City of India. The citys tree-lined avenues, historic parks, and expansive water bodies have been degraded and destroyed in recent years, Yet nature seems to exhibit a remarkable tenacity. The book has a broad historical focus. Moving from early settlements in the 5th century CE to the 21st century city, it concludes by outlining a vision of a better future. The book draws on extensive research, integrated with stories of people, places and examples of positive change. Detailed chapters demonstrate how nature is perceived differently in the home gardens, slums, streets, parks, sacred spaces and lakes of Bengaluru. Nature in the city the author suggests is shaped by human preferences and prejudices.
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Harini Nagendra
Language: English
Street Date: September 7, 2016
TCIN: 51505225
UPC: 9780199465927
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-2022
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