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Biotechnical and Soil Bioengineering Stabilization: A Practical Guide for Erosion Control

Handbook / Manual

By: Donald H Gray and Robbin B Sotir

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #53848 | ISBN: 0471049786
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Biotechnical slope stabilization and soil bioengineering are techniques that use plants to stabilize slopes and prevent soil erosion. They are preferable to traditional structures because they are cost-effective, attractive, and much better for the environment. This book examines these popular methods for dealing with erosion control and slope stabilization problems.


Introduction to Biotechnical Stabilization. Surficial Erosion and Mass Movement. Role of Vegetation in the Stability of Slopes. Principles of Biotechnical and Soil Bioengineering Stabilization. Structural--Mechanical Components of Biotechnical Stabilization. Vegetative Components and Considerations. Soil Bioengineering Stabilization: Techniques and Methods. Biotechnical Stabilization: Guidelines for Vegetative Treatment of Revetments and Retaining Structures. Biotechnical Ground Covers. New Developments and Future Directions in Biotechnical Stabilization. Appendices. Index.

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DONALD H. GRAY, PhD, is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. ROBBIN B. SOTIR is President of Robbin B. Sotir & Associates, a soil bioengineering consulting firm based in Marietta, Georgia.

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