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Handbook of Soils for Landscape Architects - Robert F. Keefer

Handbook of Soils for Landscape Architects

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2000
ISBN: 9780195121025
Number Of Pages: 288

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Written in a clear, accessible style, this book covers the fundamental aspects of soil science with an emphasis on topics useful to landscape architects and professionals in related fields. The book begins with a discussion of soil surveys developed in different countries, followed by a concise description of soil components and how the interactions between air, water, and nutrients affect plant growth. It examines methods for controlling erosion, particularly in light of modern irrigation techniques. It describes the chemistry of plant growth, devotes four chapters to macro- and micro-nutrients, and features a detailed discussion of ways to diagnose and correct plant disorders. It also looks at the engineering aspects of soils and includes a detailed list of references for further information. Written by an experienced teacher with an extensive background in landscape architecture, this volume will be an invaluable source for students and researchers in architecture, horticulture, and urban planning.

1: Use of Soil Surveys for Landscape Architecture 2: Basic Information About Soils and Plants 3: Parts of a Soil (Soil Constituents)--Air, Water, Minerals, and Organic Matter 4: Physical Properties of Soils 5: Movement of Water Across Soils (Erosion) 6: Nature of Soil Erodibility 7: Controlling Erosion 8: Effective Water Use--Irrigation 9: Chemical Properties of Soils for Growing Plants 10: Soil Nutrients (Soil Fertility) 11: Macronutrients--Nitrogen 12: Macronutrients--Phosphorus and Potassium 13: Macronutrients--Calcium, Magnesium, and Sulfur 14: Micronutrients 15: Fertilizers 16: Soil Organic Matter 17: Diagnosing Plant Disorders 18: Engineering Aspects of Soil 19: Satellite Imagining, Image Technology, and Computer Programs References Index

ISBN: 9780195121025
ISBN-10: 0195121023
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st February 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.6