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Handbook of Soils for Landscape Architects

ISBN-10: 0195121023
ISBN-13: 9780195121025
Edition: 2000
Authors: Robert F. Keefer
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $115.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/22/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

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.

Use of Soil Surveys for Landscape Architecture
Basic Information About Soils and Plants
Parts of a Soil (Soil Constituents) Air, Water, Minerals, and Organic Matter
Physical Properties of Soils
Movement of Water Across Soils (Erosion)
Nature of Soil Erodibility
Controlling Erosion
Effective Water Use--Irrigation
Chemical Properties of Soils for Growing Plants
Soil Nutrients (Soil Fertility)
Macronutrients--Nitrogen
Macronutrients--Phosphorus and Potassium
Macronutrients--Calcium, Magnesium, and Sulfur
Micronutrients
Fertilizers
Soil Organic Matter
Diagnosing Plant Disorders
Engineering Aspects of Soil
Satellite Imagining, Image Technology, and Computer Programs
References
Index

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