Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
It has also won the 2009 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize from the Foundation for Landscape Studies — a prize that recognizes books ‘that break new ground in method or interpretation’ — and it won an Honorable Mention in the 2009 PROSE Awards from the American Association of Publishers for excellence in scholarship.
Meanwhile, another of Spirn’s books, The Granite Garden: Urban Nature and Human Design
(Basic Books,1984), has been recognized by the American Planning
Association as one of the past century’s ‘100 Essential Books of