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Author Krieg, John C

Title Desert Landscape Architecture
Published Boca Raton : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (643 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Biographies; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 North American Deserts; Introduction; Climate; Physiography; Soils; Animal Life; Plant Life; Riparian Environments; Conclusion; Plates; Glossary; 2 Landscape Architecture Design; Introduction; The Design Process; Client Interview (Programming); Site Inventory; Review Agency Analysis; Coordination with Other Design Disciplines; Conceptual Design; Schematic Design; Preliminary Design; Working Drawings; Field Observation; Project Closeout; Human Use Areas; Design Components
Desert Design TechniquesPlates; Glossary; 3 Grading Design; Introduction; Site Drainage; Drainage Structures and Equipment; Subsurface Drainage; Desert Soils; Grading Design; Schematic Design; Preliminary Design; Roadway Design Considerations; Working Drawings; Plates; Glossary; 4 Hardscape Design; Introduction; Hardscape Materials; The Outdoor Room; Site Furnishings; Working Drawings; Plates; Glossary; 5 Plant Materials and Planting Design; Introduction; Cultural Factors; Plant Categories; Plant Life Spans; Plant Origins; Plant Growth; Ecology; Plant Communities; Desert Survival Strategies
IntroductionThe Maintenance Program; Installation Costs; Installation Techniques; Maintenance Costs and Techniques; Miscellaneous Maintenance Considerations; Maintenance Scheduling; Summary; Plates; Glossary; Conclusion; Bibliography; Appendices; A. List of Abbreviations; B. Technical lntormation; C. Agencies and Organizations; D. Large-Scale Project Checklist; E. Homeowner's Landscape Design Process; F. Residential Client Questionnaire; G. Plant Information Sheet; H. Plant Matrix Outline; I. Annual Maintenance Expense Checklist; J. Places to Visit; Index
SoilsPlant Classification; Planting Design; Desert Planting Techniques; Micro-Planting Zones; Macro-Planting Zones; Planting Plans; The Plant Compendium; Plates; Glossary; Compendium; Matrix Charts; Descriptions; 6 Irrigation Design; Introduction; Design Concerns; Hydraulics; The 12 Steps of Irrigation Design; Water Conservation; Plates; Glossary; 7 Lighting Design; Introduction; Electrical Terminology; Electrical Wire and Cable; Electronic Devices; Illumination and Lamps; Lighting Design; Lighting Design Techniques; Lighting Working Drawings; Plates; Glossary; 8 Installation and Maintenance
Summary This book provides an understanding of desert environments, their climatic conditions, and unique physical beauty - using the five American deserts of the southwestern United States as an example. Through considerable research, sensitivity, and practical experience, the author provides insight into how built environments are designed and installed in order to cope with the harsh, unforgiving physiographic area. Bridging the gap between professional jargon and common sense, Desert Landscape Architecture displays detailed information for every facet of landscape design, environmental concerns, water issues, cultural issues, and plant material use. This unique, thorough book: Provides information applicable to any desert region of the world Supplies a plant compendium with extensive plant lists comprising more than 750 species Examines desert flora and fauna as well as the fragile ecosystems they occupy Reviews human use areas Investigates grading from an aesthetic and practical standpoint Explains the significance of adequate site drainage Discusses schematic, preliminary, and working drawing plans Lists types of site furnishings and their specific purposes Describes how various hardscape elements are drawn and specified Explains plant growth in detail Discusses the dynamics of plant communities and their function in larger ecosystems Reviews the factors affecting plant selection in the design process Identifies desert planning zones Emphasizes the critical nature of irrigation design in the desert landscape architecture - explaining it as an environmental necessity, not a technical issue Outlines the basic principles of hydrology related to system design Discusses water conservation and presents alternatives for reducing water consumption. Examines types of light and sun
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Subject Desert landscape architecture.
Desert landscape architecture.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351456113