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Biotechnical and Soil Bioengineering Slope Stabilization

Biotechnical and Soil Bioengineering Slope Stabilization Author Donald H. Gray
ISBN-10 0471049786
Release 1996
Pages 378
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The first comprehensive, practical guide to the selection, construction, and installation of soil bioengineering and biotechnical slope protection Here is the ultimate guide to physically attractive, environmentally compatible, and cost-effective methods of protecting slopes from erosion and mass wasting. Lavishly illustrated with more than 150 photographs and supplemented with scores of charts and tables, this book covers the entire subject from general principles and background on the nature of soil erosion and mass movement to detailed information on root strengths, treatment selection, unit costs, critical tractive stresses, methods for harvesting and handling live cuttings, and more. Four illustrated case studies, each addressing a different set of problems and solutions, demonstrate both the application of particular technologies and the site investigation, planning, scheduling, and organization required to complete these projects successfully. This unique reference handbook * Reviews the horticultural and engineering underpinnings for biotechnical and soil engineering treatments * Documents and explains the role of woody plants in stabilizing slopes against both surficial erosion and mass movement * Provides details on a broad range of soil bioengineering methods, including live staking, live fascines, brushlayering, live crib walls, branchpacking, and live slope gratings * Describes various biotechnical methods and materials, including the incorporation of vegetation in erosion control blankets, flexible mats, cellular revetments (geocells), rock armor (rip rap), and gabion and open-front crib walls * Summarizes the findings of the National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop to assess the state of the art and determine research needs For practicing professionals, researchers, and students in geotechnical engineering, geology, soil science, forestry and forest engineering, landscape architecture, environmental horticulture, and restoration ecology, this book offers thorough, up-to-date coverage that is not available from any other single source.



Biotechnical Slope Protection and Erosion Control

Biotechnical Slope Protection and Erosion Control Author Donald H. Gray
ISBN-10 0894642596
Release 1982-01-01
Pages 271
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Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control A Bioengineering Approach

Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control  A Bioengineering Approach Author Roy P.C. Morgan
ISBN-10 9781135831899
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 288
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This book is an up-to-date review of research and practice on the use of vegetation for slope stabilization and control of surface erosion caused by water and wind. From a basic understanding of the principles and practices of vegetation growth and establishment, it describes how vegetation can be treated as an engineering material and used to solve erosion and slope stability problems.



Slope Stability and Erosion Control Ecotechnological Solutions

Slope Stability and Erosion Control  Ecotechnological Solutions Author Joanne E. Norris
ISBN-10 1402066767
Release 2008-02-29
Pages 288
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This book aims to assist in choosing ecotechnological solutions for slopes that are prone to a variety of mass movements e.g. shallow failure or erosion. The book reviews the types of problematic slopes that may occur and describes briefly the nature of mass movements and the causes of these movements. There is focus on the use of vegetation to stabilize soil on slopes prone to mass movements. The book also introduces new ecotechnological methods, and case studies are discussed.



Change Leadership in Higher Education

Change Leadership in Higher Education Author Jeffrey L. Buller
ISBN-10 9781118762035
Release 2015-01-12
Pages 272
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Initiate innovation and get things done with a guide to the process of academic change Change Leadership in Higher Education is a call to action, urging administrators in higher education to get proactive about change. The author applies positive and creative leadership principles to the issue of leading change in higher education, providing a much-needed blueprint for changing the way change happens, and how the system reacts. Readers will examine four different models of change and look at change itself through ten different analytical lenses to highlight the areas where the current approach could be beneficially altered. The book accounts for the nuances in higher education culture and environment, and helps administrators see that change is natural and valuable, and can be addressed in creative and innovative ways. The traditional model of education has been disrupted by MOOCs, faculty unions, online instruction, helicopter parents, and much more, leaving academic leaders accustomed to managing change. Leading change, however, is unfamiliar territory. This book is a guide to being proactive about change in a way that ensures a healthy future for the institution, complete with models and tools that help lead the way. Readers will: Learn to lead change instead of simply "managing" it Examine different models of change, and redefine existing approaches Discover a blueprint for changing the process of change Analyze academic change through different lenses to gain a wider perspective Leading change involves some challenges, but this useful guide is a strong conceptual and pragmatic resource for forecasting those challenges, and going in prepared. Administrators and faculty no longer satisfied with the status quo can look to Change Leadership in Higher Education for real, actionable guidance on getting change accomplished.



Dirt

Dirt Author David R. Montgomery
ISBN-10 9780520272903
Release 2012
Pages 285
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Ranging from ancient times to modern-day environmental threats, a natural and cultural history of soil explains how an elimination of protective vegetation and an exposure to wind and rain causes severe erosion of cultivated soils, how the use and abuse of soil has shaped human history, and the how the rise of organic and no-till farming holds hope for the future.



Eco and Ground Bio Engineering The Use of Vegetation to Improve Slope Stability

Eco  and Ground Bio Engineering  The Use of Vegetation to Improve Slope Stability Author A. Stokes
ISBN-10 9781402055935
Release 2007-04-10
Pages 411
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This volume brings together papers from geotechnical and civil engineers, biologists, ecologists and foresters. They discuss current problems in slope stability research and how to address them using ground bio- and eco-engineering techniques. Coverage presents studies by scientists and practitioners on slope instability, erosion, soil hydrology, mountain ecology, land use and restoration and how to mitigate these problems using vegetation.



Soil Erosion and Conservation

Soil Erosion and Conservation Author R. P. C. Morgan
ISBN-10 9781405144674
Release 2009-02-05
Pages 320
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Soil Erosion and Conservation provides a comprehensive treatment of the processes of soil erosion, the methods that can be used for their control, and the issues involved in designing and implementing soil conservation programmes. Features of the third edition of this internationally recognised textbook include: New material on gully erosion, tillage practices, erosion risk assessment, use of erosion models, incentives for farmers and land users, and community approaches to erosion control Updated sections on the mechanics of wind erosion, soil erodibility, use of vegetation in erosion control, traditional soil conservation measures, socio-economic issues and the role of government Describes the methods used to assess the risk of erosion and predict rates of soil loss Outlines the social, economic, political and institutional constraints on implementing soil protection measures Covers erosion and its control for agriculture, grazing, forestry, mining land, road banks, pipeline corridors and recreation Provides worldwide coverage of the success and failure of erosion control using material from Europe, Africa, Australia, America and Asia An Instructor manual CD-ROM for this title is available. Please contact our Higher Education team at [email protected] for more information.



Slope Stability and Erosion Control Ecotechnological Solutions

Slope Stability and Erosion Control  Ecotechnological Solutions Author Joanne E. Norris
ISBN-10 1402066767
Release 2008-02-29
Pages 288
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This book aims to assist in choosing ecotechnological solutions for slopes that are prone to a variety of mass movements e.g. shallow failure or erosion. The book reviews the types of problematic slopes that may occur and describes briefly the nature of mass movements and the causes of these movements. There is focus on the use of vegetation to stabilize soil on slopes prone to mass movements. The book also introduces new ecotechnological methods, and case studies are discussed.



Computer Techniques and Models in Power Systems

Computer Techniques and Models in Power Systems Author K U Rao
ISBN-10 9788189866402
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 512
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The book deals with the application of digital computers for power system analysis including fault analysis, load flows, stability assessment, economic operation and power system control. The book also covers extensively modeling of various power system components. The required mathematical background is presented at the appropriate sections in the book. A sincere attempt has been made to include a number of solved examples in every chapter, so that the students get an insight into the problems in practical power systems. Results from simulation are presented wherever applicable. The simulations have been carried out in MATLAB. The book covers more than a semester course. It can be used for UG courses on Power System Analysis, Computer applications in power system analysis, modeling of power system components, power system operation and control. It is also useful to postgraduate students of power engineering.



Resource Manual on Flash Flood Risk Management module 1 Community based management

Resource Manual on Flash Flood Risk Management  module 1  Community based management Author Arun Bhakta Shrestha
ISBN-10 9291150908
Release 2008
Pages 53
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Resource Manual on Flash Flood Risk Management module 1 Community based management has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Resource Manual on Flash Flood Risk Management module 1 Community based management also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Resource Manual on Flash Flood Risk Management module 1 Community based management book for free.



Sustainable Landscape Construction

Sustainable Landscape Construction Author J. William Thompson
ISBN-10 9781597267847
Release 2007-11-13
Pages 416
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Published at the beginning of the twenty-first century, Sustainable Landscape Construction took a new approach to what was then a nearly new subject: how to construct outdoor environments based on principles of sustainability. This enormously influential book helped to spur a movement that has taken root around the U.S. and throughout the world. The second edition has been thoroughly updated to include the most important developments in this landscape revolution, along with the latest scientific research in the field. It has been expanded to provide even more ideas for designing, building, and maintaining environmentally sensitive landscapes. It is essential reading for everyone with an interest in “green” landscape design. Like its predecessor, the new edition of Sustainable Landscape Construction is organized around principles that reflect the authors’ desire to put environmental ethics into practice. Each chapter focuses on one over-arching idea. These principles of sustainability are clearly articulated and are developed through specific examples. More than 100 projects from around the globe are described and illustrated. A new chapter details ways in which landscape architectural practice must respond to the dangers posed by fire, floods, drought, extreme storms, and climate change. Sustainable Landscape Construction is a crucial complement to basic landscape construction texts, and is a one-of-a-kind reference for professionals, students, and concerned citizens.



Water in Environmental Planning

Water in Environmental Planning Author Thomas Dunne
ISBN-10 0716700794
Release 1978-08-15
Pages 818
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A classic advanced undergraduate/graduate level text showing how knowledge of hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and river quality are used in environmental planning. The focus is on maintenance or reclamation of environmental quality, with the text, examples, and exercises emphasizing early identification of problems and address nonstructural solutions



HIV Aids Policy in Hawaii

HIV Aids Policy in Hawaii Author James Lumeng
ISBN-10 0788143204
Release 1992-06-01
Pages 175
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This guide adapts concepts that can serve as a catalyst to help change public attitudes about what the ideal lakeshore property should look like, so as to enhance both wildlife & lake water quality. It coins the term lakescaping to describe the concept of landscaping on shoreland property. Chapters: life at the water's edge; the lake ecosystem; solving lakeshore problems with a buffer zone; designing lakeshore landscapes; site preparation & plant installation; maintenance; shoreline stabilization; good stewardship practices; & lakescaping examples. Appendices: plant list, invasive non-native plant species, glossary, etc. Profusely illustrated with color photos & drawings. Ring binding.



Ground Bioengineering Techniques

Ground Bioengineering Techniques Author H. M. Schiechtl
ISBN-10 0632040610
Release 1996-08-06
Pages 176
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This book, the first of a pair of volumes on bioengineering techniques, shows how vegetation can be used for the engineering and ecological enhancement of earth structures. Vegetation provides protection and stabilisation of both natural and manmade slopes along transportation routes (such as motorways) and for industrial, housing and leisure facilities.



A Native Hawaiian Garden

A Native Hawaiian Garden Author John L. Culliney
ISBN-10 0824821769
Release 1999-01
Pages 164
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Annotation "A Native Hawaiian Garden has much to offer professional horticulturists, landscapers, and botanists, and gives reason to hope that more spaces around housing developments, shopping malls, and other commercial buildings will soon include native Hawaiian plants. But the book will prove especially valuable to those gardeners who wish to grow and nurture something truly Hawaiian in their own backyards. Among the many rewards of growing natives, the authors make clear, is the opportunity to contribute your own experiences and findings to a vital preservation effort."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.



Sustainable Watershed Management Illusion or Reality

Sustainable Watershed Management  Illusion or Reality Author Subha Vishnudas
ISBN-10 9789059721548
Release 2006
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