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Landscape Architecture Magazine -
"...This slim, friendly, and occasionally overwhelming primer urges landscape architects to understand the deeper implications of the big trio - topography, vegetation, and structure - and employ these elements more effectively by adding solar and terrestrial radiation, wind, and other climatic elements to the mix. Brown, a professor of landscape architecture at the University of Guelph, employs both expertise and enthusiasm to argue that thermal comfort contributes more than any amenity to susccessful site design.
...A trustworthy, sometimes goofy guide (who intersperses "yikes!" and "duh" into the milieu of pyranometers and conduction channels), Brown offers terrific anecdotes to illustrate microclimate concepts..."