Natural History of Vacant Lots

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University of California Press, 1987 - Nature - 284 pages
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Vacant lots aren't really vacant: a surprising number of plants and animals live in the left-over spaces in our cities. In this fascinating guide, authors Vessel and Wong provide a broad introduction to the unique ecosystems that can survive in the urban environment.
 

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Contents

Seasonal Observations of Vacant Lots
13
Weedy Waysides and Roadways as Ecosystems
22
Suggested Activities
30
List of Common Species in Disturbed Areas
55
Descriptions of Plants and Animals Found
79
Glossary
251
Selected References
257
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