Contents: 1. Introduction to Biotechnical Stabilization. 2. Surficial Erosion and Mass Movement. 3. Role of Vegetation in the Stability of Slopes. 4. Principles of Biotechnical and Soil Bioengineering Stabilization. 5. Structural-Mechanical Components of Biotechnical Stabilization. 6. Vegetative Components and Considerations. 7. Soil Bioengineering Stabilization: Techniques and Methods. 8. Biotechnical Stabilization: Guidelines for Vegetative Treatment of Revetments and Retaining Structures. 9. Biotechnical Ground Covers. 10. New Developments and Future Directions in Biotechnical Stabilization. Appendices. Index.
The first comprehensive, practical guide to the selection, construction, and installation of soil bioengineering and biotechnical slope protection
Here is the ultimate guide to physically attractive, environmentally compatible, and cost-effective methods of protecting slopes from erosion and mass wasting. Lavishly illustrated with more than 150 photographs and supplemented with scores of charts and tables, this book covers the entire subject from general principles and background on the nature of soil erosion and mass movement to detailed information on root strengths, treatment selection, unit costs, critical tractive stresses, methods for harvesting and handling live cuttings, and more.