Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card
 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

Simplified Irrigation Design [Kindle Edition]

Pete Melby
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Digital List Price: $90.00 What's this?
Print List Price: $90.00
Kindle Price: $66.39
You Save: $23.61 (26%)

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $66.39  
Paperback $69.88  
Kindle eTextbooks
Save up to 80% with Kindle eTextbooks
Textbooks cost less when you rent or buy feature-rich eTextbooks. With flexible rental options, only pay for the time you need. Choose a rental length between 30 and 360 days and extend it for as little as one day. You even have the option to purchase at any time. Learn more.

Book Description

The Second Edition of this best-selling academic guide to irrigation design has been completely rewritten so you can understand it easily. Created for the irrigation designer and installer, as well as students, Simplified Irrigation Design clearly explains irrigation design and related hydraulics, without the need for interpretation by teachers. Each chapter builds on the other, presenting all the fundamentals of irrigation design before getting into the more complicated aspects of irrigation, such as:
* basic hydraulics
* pipe sizing
* friction loss calculations
* determining water pressure.
Photos and illustrations show exactly how every concept and piece of equipment works. In addition, you'll learn how to estimate costs and write specifications. Pipe sizes are described according to ASTM to help you fully understand the limits of irrigation pipe use. The expanded Second Edition of this popular guide to landscape irrigation includes all the latest equipment and techniques. Just a few of the new features include:
* Methods of conserving water to help you anticipate your clients' environmental concerns
* Computerized methods for managing labor and irrigation systems that will help you save money on labor and water costs
* Metric values for every Imperial (U.S.) measurement, enabling you to meet federal metric guidelines and better communicate with an international audience.
Another bonus: the author has combed the minds of irrigation designers, contractors, and equipment manufacturers to help you avoid costly mistakes that even veterans make. Whether you're just learning or brushing up on the latest technology, you'll want to read the Second Edition of Simplified Irrigation Design from cover to cover.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

The Second Edition of this best-selling academic guide to irrigation design has been completely rewritten so you can understand it easily. Created for the irrigation designer and installer, as well as students, Simplified Irrigation Design clearly explains irrigation design and related hydraulics, without the need for interpretation by teachers. Each chapter builds on the other, presenting all the fundamentals of irrigation design before getting into the more complicated aspects of irrigation, such as:
  • basic hydraulics
  • pipe sizing
  • friction loss calculations
  • determining water pressure.
Photos and illustrations show exactly how every concept and piece of equipment works. In addition, you’ll learn how to estimate costs and write specifications. Pipe sizes are described according to ASTM to help you fully understand the limits of irrigation pipe use. The expanded Second Edition of this popular guide to landscape irrigation includes all the latest equipment and techniques. Just a few of the new features include:
  • Methods of conserving water to help you anticipate your clients’ environmental concerns
  • Computerized methods for managing labor and irrigation systems that will help you save money on labor and water costs
  • Metric values for every Imperial (U.S.) measurement, enabling you to meet federal metric guidelines and better communicate with an international audience.
Another bonus: the author has combed the minds of irrigation designers, contractors, and equipment manufacturers to help you avoid costly mistakes that even veterans make. Whether you’re just learning or brushing up on the latest technology, you’ll want to read the Second Edition of Simplified Irrigation Design from cover to cover.

About the Author

About the Author Pete Melby is Professor of Landscape Architecture at Mississippi State University. Mr. Melby is a past board member of the Arts Festival of Atlanta and was chairperson of Atlanta's Urban Wall Graphics. In addition, he has published widely and lectures regularly.

Product Details

  • File Size: 10650 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (May 2, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001CBD7AQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #430,736 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
(7)
3.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I read this book to get ready to take my Texas Irrigation License exam. It explained how to properly install a professional quality sprinkler system in an easy to read and understand format. This book goes into detail about how to layout the sprinkler heads, how to pipe it all together, and how all the parts work together. I have read many irrigation books...This was the best book to get a good understanding of sprinkler systems without becoming an expert in the field of irrigation. Perfect for the do it yourself homeowner or individual wanting to get into the irrigation industry. I now have my license and highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn to install a good sprinkler system without having to read an irrigation reference manual.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Book but, Over Priced June 15, 2006
By Mike
Format:Paperback
I have some basic knowledge of irrigation and right off the bat I was irritated with the way the chapters where laid out. He starts right in with sprinkler head performance and layout before going into the explanation of irrigation, and the basic principles of hydraulics that I believe should be the foundation what you learn first before anything else. The other thing that was that for the money I don't believe it was worth it maybe more like $20-25. Most of the information you can find on the internet searches. But, all in all it was a very easy reading book that did help me fill some holes in my irrigation knowledge.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The title should probably read "Over-Simplified..." August 9, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I was very disappointed with this book. The author places emphasis on the use of one brand of irrigation equipment, seldom mentioning other options that may better fit the application. I also found several errors in the enclosed calculations... not simply a typo, but in the methodology of the formulas. I would not recommend this book...
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simplified irrigation design September 16, 2005
By SP
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This resource is excellent. Extreme detail, great illustrations, and information that is not provided by other typical irrigation books you'll find at Home Depot. I'm a landscape designer and highly recommend this resource.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Look for Similar Items by Category