Handbook of Soils for Landscape Architects / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195121025
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

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

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