Landforming: An Environmental Approach to Hillside Development, Mine Reclamation and Watershed Restoration

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 3, 2007 - Science - 354 pages
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The first hands-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 that blend in with the naturalsurroundings. Landform grading design and construction technologyhave advanced rapidly during the past decade, and this bookexplains the technique, its uses, its various applications, and itssignificant advantages. 

Landforming: An Environmental Approach to HillsideDevelopment, Mine Reclamation and Watershed Restoration,presents the first comprehensive and practical guidebook to theinnovative techniques of landform grading and revegetation.

Citing numerous practical applications in such areas as hillsidehousing developments, mass grading operations, surface mining andwatershed reclamation projects, the authors--one an internationallyrecognized instructor and the other an engineer with over thirtyyears of practical experience in the field--have teamed up toprovide 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, state and federal regulatory agencies andenvironmental interest groups.

HORST J. SCHOR is the originator of the Landforming andRevegetation Concept and is Principal of H.J. Schor Consulting. Hehas developed landform grading designs that have been implementedin a variety of hillside grading and mining reclamation projectsfor a diverse list of clients. He has been a guest lecturer at TheUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison, The University of Dresden, Germanyand The University of California at Irvine.

DONALD H. GRAY, PHD, is Professor Emeritus of Civil andEnvironmental Engineering at The University of Michigan. Inaddition to speaking and teaching internationally, he hasco-authored three books on subjects related geotechnicalengineering and biotechnical slope protection.

 

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Contents

Surficial Erosion and Mass Wasting of Slopes
13
Flow
48
Influence of Vegetation on Hillside Stability
57
Influence of Topography on Slope Stability and Hydrology
93
Geomorphic Evolution of Slopes
119
Hillside Grading Fundamentals
146
Principles of Landform Grading
179
Essential Design Elements for Slope Forms and Landforms
211
Implementation of the Landform Grading Plan
225
Public and Regulatory Response to Landform Grading
249
Landforming ProjectsWatershed Restoration and Mining
265
Landforming ProjectsHillside Developments
299
Appendix
343
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Horst J. Schor is the originator o the Landforming and Revegetation Concept and is Principal of H. J. Schor Consulting. He has developed landform grading designs that have been implemented in a variety of hillside grading and mining reclamation projects for a diverse list of clients. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dresden University of Technology, Germany, and the University of California, Irvine.

Donald H. Gray, PHD, is Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. In addition to speaking and teaching internationally, he has coauthored three books on subjects related geotechnical engineering and biotechnical slope protection.

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