Handbook of Soils for Landscape Architects by Robert F. KeeferHandbook of Soils for Landscape Architects by Robert F. Keefer

Handbook of Soils for Landscape Architects

byRobert F. Keefer

Hardcover | May 15, 2000

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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 aconcise 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- andmicro-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 landscapearchitecture, this volume will be an invaluable source for students and researchers in architecture, horticulture, and urban planning.
Robert Keefer is an Emeritus Professor from West Virginia University who has taught soil science and landscape architecture for over 30 years.
Title:Handbook of Soils for Landscape ArchitectsFormat:HardcoverPublished:May 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195121023

ISBN - 13:9780195121025

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Table of Contents

1. Use of Soil Surveys for Landscape Architecture2. Basic Information About Soils and Plants3. Parts of a Soil (Soil Constituents)--Air, Water, Minerals, and Organic Matter4. Physical Properties of Soils5. Movement of Water Across Soils (Erosion)6. Nature of Soil Erodibility7. Controlling Erosion8. Effective Water Use--Irrigation9. Chemical Properties of Soils for Growing Plants10. Soil Nutrients (Soil Fertility)11. Macronutrients--Nitrogen12. Macronutrients--Phosphorus and Potassium13. Macronutrients--Calcium, Magnesium, and Sulfur14. Micronutrients15. Fertilizers16. Soil Organic Matter17. Diagnosing Plant Disorders18. Engineering Aspects of Soil19. Satellite Imagining, Image Technology, and Computer ProgramsReferencesIndex