This book is about the global need for sustainable building. The number of people on earth and their use of the resources of the planet for energy make it necessary to build differently. The planet is showing serious signs of stress. According to Dr. David Grissmer, my sister’s husband, as we all rode together recently through the melting Columbia ice field in Alberta, Canada, “The consequences of global warming are potentially catastrophic, and since the preventative strategies are likely to take decades to work, even if the chances are small that humans are the cause, we need to begin to address the issue.” I knew this was a guarded statement from a physicist about what had possibly caused the changed ecosystems in our world.
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By Eileen Merritt
Mar 20, 2014
I love this book! It’s a basic, accurate history of Architectural styles from the 17th century to the present day. Other readers will enjoy the well-written text, beautiful photos and inspiring quotes in the book. This would be a great textbook for a course on architectural history or sustainable development. The writing is engaging and the book has an uplifting message which will be appreciated by readers of all ages and backgrounds. The author reminds readers about the pressing need for elements of sustainable design in future buildings.
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