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Ground Bioengineering Techniques: For Slope Protection and Erosion Control

Ground Bioengineering Techniques: For Slope Protection and Erosion Control

Hugo Meinhard Schiechtl, Roland Stern

ISBN: 978-0-632-04061-2

Aug 1996

176 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$187.00

Description

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.
Planning and implementation; Ground bioengineering construction methodology; Ground bioengineering techniques for protecting and stabilising slopes; Composite construction techniques; Care and maintenance of structures; Glossary
* growing interest in protecting the natural environment and in improving the results of man-made developments, such as motorway cuttings
* bioengineering combines a number of disciplines - engineering, botany, ecology - this book shows how botanical, ecological, geotechnical and construction knowledge can be coordinated
* authors are international authorities on bioengineering