Handbook of Soils for Landscape Architects

Handbook of Soils for Landscape Architects

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Written in a clear, accessible style, this book presents the fundamental aspects of soil science for landscape architects and professionals in related fields. Emphasis is placed on those topics of particular interest to this audience, among them erosion, irrigation, fertility and nutrients, diagnosis of plant disorders, engineering aspects, and the use of soil surveys. The book should also find some course use in departments of landscape architecture and agronomy. Serious gardeners might find it of interest as well.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 162.6 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 544.32g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 105 line illustrations
  • 0195121023
  • 9780195121025
  • 1,344,257

About Robert F. Keefer

Robert Keefer is an Emeritus Professor from West Virginia University who has taught soil science and landscape architecture for over 30 years.show more

Table of contents

Use of soil surveys for landscape architecture; basic information about soils and plants; parts of a soil- air, water, minerals, and organic matter; physical properties of soils; movement of water across soils; nature of soil erodibility; controlling erosion; effective water use - irrigation; chemical properties of soils for growing plants; soil nutrients; macronutrients - nitrogen, phospherous and potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sulfur; micronutrients; fertilizers; soil organic matter; diagnosing plant disorders; engineering aspects of soil; satellite imagining, image technology, and computer programmes.show more

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