Handbook of Soils for Landscape Architects

Author: Robert F. Keefer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198028307
Format: PDF
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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.

Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design

Author: Robert L. France
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420008739
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What if environmentally damaged landscapes could not only be remediated from an ecological standpoint, but also designed to replenish an entire community as well as the nature surrounding it? The Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design incorporates ecology, engineering, sociology, and design elements into a new paradigm for environmental restoration and the renewal of urban and cultural sites. This is the first resource in the field to examine the collaborative roles of scientists, landscape architects, and urban planners in transforming degraded landscapes into sustainable communities for both people and wildlife. Top practitioners and theorists from different fields and perspectives contribute innovative case studies that converge in their emphasis on new uses for reclaimed land, rather than a return to its original state. In addition, this book is one in only a handful to address the system conditions necessary for the repair of severely degraded landscapes, especially in an urban context. It elucidates the most suitable remediation strategies for treating degraded environments such as industrial landfills, mining sites, buried urban rivers, heavily polluted or effectively destroyed wetlands, Superfund sites, and abandoned factories. Bringing the perspectives of landscape architects, scientists, and urban planners to a wider audience, the Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design demonstrates how ecological landscape restoration processes can facilitate sociological and urban renewal initiatives.

Soils for Landscape Development

Author: Elke Haege
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 064310965X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provides a clear, practical template for specifying landscape soils based on scientific criteria.

Handbook of Soil Conditioners

Author: Wallace
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824701178
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This work features scientific, technical and practical information on mineral, organic and synthetic conditioners, as well as their beneficial effects on the soil's physical properties that promote optimal plant growth, maximize soil fertility, and enhance biomediation processes. It promotes the synergistic use of various agricultural technologies to manage global concerns of decreasing arable land.

The Planting Design Handbook

Author: Nick Robinson
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754630357
Format: PDF
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Whenever human beings consciously modify the vegetation in their immediate environment they create possibilities for design with plants. This guide to design with plants is a manual on design with nature. It is highly illustrated and will prove invaluable to architects and landscape designers.

Landscape Architect s Portable Handbook

Author: Nicholas Dines
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007170390X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Get answers FAST with the Landscape Architect’s One-Stop,Take-It-Anywhere Guide In the office or out on the job, the Landscape Architect’s Portable Handbook puts the 20% of information you need 80% of the time at your fingertips! You get instant data for every architectural landscaping project: public and private gardens...athletic facilities...highways...urban/suburban settings...MORE! From project administration, planning, design standards and analysis to site development, construction, materials, field techniques, and common rules of thumb, hundreds of handy tables, diagrams and schematics, checklists and field guides give you the accurate how-to’s and expertise you need – ANYWHERE, ANYTIME! It packs easily in your briefcase, so you can cut down on time-consuming trips and calls between field and office, or get satisfyingly fast facts and guidelines when you’re catching up on work at home. It’s a distillation of the entire profession... and provides the perfect ASLA registration exam review. You get: * A framework for interpretation, conceptualization, evaluation, and communication at multiple scales, regardless of the type of landscape planning or design project * Standards, techniques and devices * Analysis-to-project administration guidelines and checklists * Step-by-step procedures * Mechanics and design calculations, formulas, worked examples and models * 193 clarifying illustrations -- from USDA plant hardiness zones to basic layouts and schematic diagrams...from approval processes flow charts to a CPM bar chart * 98 quick-check tables let you instantly pinpoint area space standards...tree mortality causes and remedies...recommended live loads for different decking uses and maximum decking spans...irrigation system selection criteria – and much, much more * Scores of easy-to-use, easy-to-remember rules of thumb * General unit cost factors for materials, systems, and construction * More! From the broad overall aspects of a project to the smallest detail, find the specific data you need on... Project Management; Permits; Site Selection and Clearing; Grading; Drainage; Decks; Fences; Lighting; Paving; Plants; Ponds; Pools; Retaining Walls; Billing; More

Landscape Handbook for the Tropics

Author: W. F. Hill
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What is the work of the landscape designer in the topics? What should an architect think about when considering the surroundings to buildings? How can an individual develop a garden plot to make it more usable and pleasant? Are there any guidelines that the company executive or estate manager can follow when overseeing groundstaff in the setting out of roads, paths and planting on a site? What are the pitfalls to landscape design in the tropics?

Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards

Author: Leonard J. Hopper
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470067977
Format: PDF
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Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards is an entirely new, definitive reference work for everyone involved with landscape architecture, design, and construction. Based on the 70-year success of Architectural Graphic Standards, this new book is destined to become the?bible? for the landscape field.

The Sustainable Sites Handbook

Author: Meg Calkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470643552
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This book will be the official reference guide to Sustainable Sites Initiative Rating System, the first national rating system for sustainable landscapes"--