"Landforming presents the first comprehensive, hands-on instruction guide for this emerging discipline." (Civil Engineering
From the Back Cover
THE FIRST AHDSN-ON INSTRUCTION GUIDE TO LANDFORM GRADING ANDREVEGETATION.
Landform grading provides a cost-effective, attractive, andenvironmentally compatible way to construct slopes and otherlandforms that are stable and blend in with the naturalsurroundings. landforms that are stable and blend in with thenatural surroundings. Landform grading design and constructiontechnology have advanced rapidly during the past decade, and thisbook explains the technique, its uses, its various applications,and its significant advantages.
Landforming: An Environmental Approach to Hillside Development,Mine Reclamation and Watershed Restoration presents the firstcomprehensive and practical guidebook to the innovative techniquesof landform grading and revegetation.
Citing numerous practical applications in such areas as hillsidehousing developments, mass grading operations, and surface miningand watershed reclamation projects, the authors-one aninternationally recognized instructor and the other an engineerwith over thirty years of practical experience in the field-haveteamed up to provide valuable information on:
The aesthetic and ecological benefits of landform grading andrevegetation
Analyses that demonstrate the stability of landform designedslopes
real-World design/Construction procedures
Construction in both upland slope areas and in streamcorridors
Analytical procedures and design aids to assistimplementation
Well-documented and comprehensive case studies of actualprojects
Written in straightforward language and liberally illustratedwith informative photographs and schematic drawings, the textshould prove of value to practicing professionals in such diversefields as land planning, civil and geotechnical engineering,landscape architecture, and geology as well as to personnel in avariety of local, sate, and federal regulatory agencies andenvironmental interest groups.