Synopses & Reviews
Presents essential information on the fundamental properties of soils and how they are affected under urban conditions. Coverage includes the physical, chemical and biological characterisitics of soil; how it can be classified, inventoried and mapped; urban soil properties; problems and solutions to many of the more common urban soils; methods of ameliorating compaction including other major drainage problems and much more. Contains over 150 illustrations.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 370-384) and indexes.
Table of Contents
Basic Soil Properties.
The Soil as a Natural Body.
The Description of Urban Soil.
Soil Compaction and Its Amelioration.
Drainage and Irrigation.
Site Preparation and Tree Planting.
Site Assessment, Soil Analysis, and Site Design.