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xiii, 218 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 25 cm.
  • Preface.Introduction.CHAPTER ONE: CURRENT BACKGROUND Dialectical Process - Vehicle of Change - Local Agenda 21 - Energy and Environment as a Driver for Change - Conclusion.CHAPTER TWO: PROBLEMS AND RESOLUTIONS Kyoto Climate Treaty and Bonn Agreement - Initiatives Toward Energy Efficiency - The Ecological Tax Reform (E.T.R) - Unequal Distribution of Wealth and Social Inequality - Environmental Assessment - Globalisation - Biodiversity - Urban Megalopolis - The City - Conclusion.CHAPTER THREE: FOUR PREMISES Interconnectedness - Limits to Growth - Energy-Interaction of Architecture and the Environment - An Environmental Aesthetic - Conclusion.CHAPTER FOUR: A FRAMEWORK OF ASSESSMENT. Master Plan - Indicators - Interconnectedness - Methodology - The Assessment and its Use - The Application of the Assessment - The Case Studies.CHAPTER FIVE: CASE STUDY: SAN GIMIGNANO, ITALY. Introduction - Stage 1 Observational Studies - Stage 2 Indicator Assesments - Stage 3 Capability Assessment - Stage 4 Determining.CHAPTER SIX: CASE STUDY: LUDLOW, UK. Introduction - Stage--1 Observational Studies - Stage 2 Indicator Assessments - Stage 3 Capability Assessment - Stage 4 Determining.CHAPTER SEVEN: IN SEARCE OF AN AESTHETIC. Twentieth Century Background to Architecture - Twentieth Century Background to Landscape - Environmental Traditions - Leon Battista Alberti - Jay Appleton - Steven Bourassa and Roger Scruton.CHAPTER EIGHT: COMING THROUGH. Millennium Consortium, Redevelopment of the Fort Area of Colombo, Sri Lanka - Master Plan, Canon's Marsh, Bristol Harbourside, UK. Edward Cullinan Achitects - Coffee Creek Center, Chesterton, Indiana, USA. William McDonough and Partners. Conclusion.References.Acknowledgements.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470847404 20160528
This landmark publication examines the need for establishing a universal framework for assessing the sustainability of a place that can be used for any place, in any part of the world. Using two case studies of two towns (San Gimignano, Italy and Ludlow, England) as a backdrop, the book examines their distinctive features and develops a framework for assessing their energy and environmental capabilities in light of their social, economic, political and cultural prerequisites. Discussion includes such key aspects of sustainability as geological formation, climate, external dependencies, communication and infrastructure, historical heritage, community and permanence of population. * Includes the author's own annotated drawings that complement the text. * Examines the background and current state of sustainability and provides practical examples of assessments of specific localities * Based on the author's own research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470847404 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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viii, 134 leaves ; 31 cm.
Green Library
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473 p. : ill. ; 31 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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1 online resource.
Domestication has played an important role in shaping characteristics of the inflorescence and plant height in cultivated cereals. Taking advantage of meta-analysis of QTLs, phylogenetic analyses in 502 diverse sorghum accessions, GWAS in a sorghum association panel (n = 354) and comparative data, we provide insight into the genetic basis of the domestication traits in sorghum and rice. We performed genome-wide association studies (GWAS) on 6 traits related to inflorescence morphology and 6 traits related to plant height in sorghum, comparing the genomic regions implicated in these traits by GWAS and QTL mapping, respectively. In a search for signatures of selection, we identify genomic regions that may contribute to sorghum domestication regarding plant height, flowering time and pericarp color. Comparative studies across taxa show functionally conserved ‘hotspots’ in sorghum and rice for awn presence and pericarp color that do not appear to reflect corresponding single genes but may indicate co-regulated clusters of genes. We also reveal homoeologous regions retaining similar functions for plant height and flowering time since genome duplication an estimated 70 million years ago or more in a common ancestor of cereals. In most such homoeologous QTL pairs, only one QTL interval exhibits strong selection signals in modern sorghum. Intersections among QTL, GWAS and comparative data advance knowledge of genetic determinants of inflorescence and plant height components in sorghum, and add new dimensions to comparisons between sorghum and rice.
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1 online resource (15 p. ) : digital, PDF file.
Domestication has played an important role in shaping characteristics of the inflorescence and plant height in cultivated cereals. Taking advantage of meta-analysis of QTLs, phylogenetic analyses in 502 diverse sorghum accessions, GWAS in a sorghum association panel (n = 354) and comparative data, we provide insight into the genetic basis of the domestication traits in sorghum and rice. We performed genome-wide association studies (GWAS) on 6 traits related to inflorescence morphology and 6 traits related to plant height in sorghum, comparing the genomic regions implicated in these traits by GWAS and QTL mapping, respectively. In a search for signatures of selection, we identify genomic regions that may contribute to sorghum domestication regarding plant height, flowering time and pericarp color. Comparative studies across taxa show functionally conserved ‘hotspots’ in sorghum and rice for awn presence and pericarp color that do not appear to reflect corresponding single genes but may indicate co-regulated clusters of genes. We also reveal homoeologous regions retaining similar functions for plant height and flowering time since genome duplication an estimated 70 million years ago or more in a common ancestor of cereals. In most such homoeologous QTL pairs, only one QTL interval exhibits strong selection signals in modern sorghum. Intersections among QTL, GWAS and comparative data advance knowledge of genetic determinants of inflorescence and plant height components in sorghum, and add new dimensions to comparisons between sorghum and rice.

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