Handbook of Soils for Landscape Architects

Handbook of Soils for Landscape Architects

by Robert F. Keefer

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Handbook of Soils for Landscape Architects by Robert F. Keefer

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198028307
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/22/2000
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB

About 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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