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Landforming: An Environmental Approach to Hillside Development, Mine Reclamation and Watershed Restoration

 
 
 
 
Landforming: An Environmental Approach to Hillside Development, Mine Reclamation and Watershed Restoration
Author: Horst J. Schor - Donald H. Gray
ISBN 13: 9780471721796
ISBN 10: 471721794
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2007-08-03
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
List Price: $145.00
 
 

THE FIRST AHDSN-ON INSTRUCTION GUIDE TO LANDFORM GRADING AND REVEGETATION.

Landform grading provides a cost-effective, attractive, and environmentally compatible way to construct slopes and other landforms that are stable and blend in with the natural surroundings. landforms that are stable and blend in with the natural surroundings. Landform grading design and construction technology have advanced rapidly during the past decade, and this book explains the technique, its uses, its various applications, and its significant advantages.

Landforming: An Environmental Approach to Hillside Development, Mine Reclamation and Watershed Restoration presents the first comprehensive and practical guidebook to the innovative techniques of landform grading and revegetation.

Citing numerous practical applications in such areas as hillside housing developments, mass grading operations, and surface mining and watershed reclamation projects, the authors-one an internationally recognized instructor and the other an engineer with over thirty years of practical experience in the field-have teamed up to provide valuable information on:

  • The aesthetic and ecological benefits of landform grading and revegetation

  • Analyses that demonstrate the stability of landform designed slopes

  • real-World design/Construction procedures

  • Construction in both upland slope areas and in stream corridors

  • Analytical procedures and design aids to assist implementation

  • Well-documented and comprehensive case studies of actual projects

Written in straightforward language and liberally illustrated with informative photographs and schematic drawings, the text should prove of value to practicing professionals in such diverse fields as land planning, civil and geotechnical engineering, landscape architecture, and geology as well as to personnel in a variety of local, sate, and federal regulatory agencies and environmental interest groups.