Erosion Control and Land Restoration

Erosion Control and Land Restoration

by Pablo A Garcia-Chevesich PhD

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Erosion Control and Land Restoration by Pablo A Garcia-Chevesich PhD

This book is used as a required text for undergraduate, graduate, and short courses in many countries. It represents the most updated material in the field of erosion/sediment control and the recovery of degraded land, being a handy tool for researchers, educators, consultants, expert witnesses, and students in general.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

UNIT I. INTRODUCTION TO EROSION PROCESSES

Chapter 1. The phenomenon of soil erosion
Chapter 2. Agents and types of erosion
Chapter 3. Factors affecting soil erosion
Chapter 4. Measurement of soil erosion

UNIT II. HYDROLOGY AND DESIGN RUNOFF

Chapter 5. Watershed hydrology
Chapter 6. Precipitation and return period
Chapter 7. Determining the design runoff

UNIT III. METHODS AND PRACTICES

Chapter 8. Geosynthetics
Chapter 9. Fiber rolls
Chapter 10. Silt fences
Chapter 11. Hydroseeding
Chapter 12. Design and implementation of turbidity curtains
Chapter 13. Biotechnical and bioengineering techniques
Chapter 14. Design of check dams
Chapter 15. Design of stable non-vegetated channels
Chapter 16. Design of stable vegetated channels
Chapter 17. Design of stable channels with rip-raps
Chapter 18. Design of terraces and infiltration trenches
Chapter 19. Stabilization of bridges
Chapter 20. Design of gabions
Chapter 21. Design and implementation of groynes
Chapter 22. Soil reinforcement
Chapter 23. Lining of channels and riverside defenses
Chapter 24. Rock slope stabilization
Chapter 25. Post-fire erosion control
Chapter 26. Coastal erosion control
Chapter 27. Wind erosion control
Chapter 28. Mine tiling remediation and phytoremediation
Chapter 29. Dirt road stabilization and drainage
Chapter 30. Land restoration in arid environments
Chapter 31. Reservoir sediment management

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478765837
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2015
Pages: 466
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.94(d)

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