Heat islands [electronic resource] : understanding and mitigating heat in urban areas / Lisa Gartland.
By: Gartland, Lisa.Material type: BookPublisher: London ; Sterling, Va. : Earthscan, 2008Description: xiii, 192 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.).ISBN: 9781849771559 (e-book : PDF).Subject(s): Urban heat island | Urban climatology | Architecture and climate | City planning | CoolingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: No titleOnline resources: Click here to view Also available in print edition.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ch. 1. What is a heat island? -- ch. 2. Causes of the heat island -- ch. 3. Measuring and modelling heat islands -- ch. 4. From heat islands to cool communities -- ch. 5. All about cool roofing -- ch. 6. All about cool paving -- ch. 7. Cooling with trees and vegetation -- ch. 8. Community benefits from heat island mitigation -- ch. 9. Cool community action plan.
Also available in print edition.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.