Vegetation in Civil and Landscape Engineering

Vegetation in Civil and Landscape Engineering

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Major engineering projects such as highway construction, mineral production and housing and industrial development have had a considerable, and often very detrimental effect on the environment. In recent times, however, and interest has developed in providing effective low-cost solutions to combat this problem. This book demonstrates the wide range of applications for vegetation as an engineering medium and to evaluate its role in environmental control. Processes and problems in surface hydrology, drainage, slope stabilization, shelterbelts, land rehabilitation, soil erosion, irrigation and waste disposal are examined, focusing on the particular role of vegetation. For professionals involved in land development - particularly landscape architects and civil engineers - this book shoud be a useful reference manual containing a number of design examples. This book is intended for professionals involved in land development - particularly landscape architects and civil engineers.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 150 x 230mm | 870g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0246115076
  • 9780246115072

Table of contents

Plants and soil; Vegetation and hydrology; Soil stabilisation; Plants and land disposal of wastes; Shelterbelts; Perspective: environment and its control.show more