The Poetics of Gardens - a recommended book
"Today we survey and inventory a site's assets, then speak even more aggressively of "environmental impacts." Mother Nature is to be mugged, it seems, and we cold-bloodedly analyze the old lady's chances of surviving the blows."
from 'The Poetics of Gardens' by Charles W.Moore, William J. Mitchell, William Turnbull, Jr. (1993)
Pow. Straight to the gut. Landscape designers take heed! From now on, when they say, 'inventory the site's assets' to you, flinch a little - the old lady is on the ropes and we must help her up.