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5.0 out of 5 stars Geoclimatically conditional 5 stars, August 11, 2011
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This book is a cross Atlantic effort with authors and green roof specialists in England and the USA. It is very good for people who live in a pretty cool climate with a good amount of rain, like the north of England with temps of 25F lowest to 85F highest. I guess NY/NJ and New England along with Oregon and Wash. state could use this book too making suitable changes in plants used. Of the approximately 42 cases presented about 39 are from England (the original not the new!). I live on the desert plain of Mexico at the base of the Sierra Madre mountain range- the case studies are of little use here -- but I can always dream of daily rain, grey skies and biting winds can't I?
The five stars are for the content and quality of the book even though it won't work for me or anyone in the desert southwest of the USA.
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Initial post: Nov 3, 2011 1:20:13 PM PDT
With the appropriate plants, green roofs can thrive in the desert. One of the co-authors, Ed Snodgrass, is very accessible as he has a business selling plants for green roofs. You should contact him.
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