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Landforming; an environmental approach to hillside development, mine reclamation and watershed restoration.


Landforming; an environmental approach to hillside development, mine reclamation and watershed restoration.

Schor, Horst J. and Donald H. Gray.

John Wiley & Sons


354 pages




Landform grading is an environmentally compatible way to construct slopes and other landforms. Schor, the originator of the landforming and revegetation concept, and Gray (civil and environmental engineering, emeritus, University Michigan) explain the technique of landforming and outline its advantages. They give background on surface erosion, mass wasting of slopes, and the role of vegetation in hillside stability, and describe applications in areas such as hillside housing developments, mass grading operations, and surface mining and watershed reclamation projects. They also discuss implementation strategies, planning and surveying requirements, and standards and codes. Written in straightforward language and illustrated with b&w photos and schematic drawings, the book will be of value to practicing professionals in fields such as land planning, civil and geotechnical engineering, landscape architecture, and geology, as well as to personnel in a variety of local, state, and federal regulatory agencies and environmental interest groups.

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Date:Dec 1, 2007
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