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ISBN: 1574442252
Author: John C. Krieg
Language: English
Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (December 16, 1998)
Pages: 656
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering
Rating: 4.8
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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.

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Landscape Architecture is one of the major specializations in the architectural field

Landscape Architecture is one of the major specializations in the architectural field. It is concerned with the design of outdoor space and public areas. Whether an architecture student selects Landscape architecture as their major field of study or not, it does not change the fact that they should be well informed, at least with the basics. After all, mastering landscape architecture makes an architect capable of creating a complete and well-integrated design project on the inside and outside.

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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 worldSupplies a plant compendium with extensive plant lists comprising more than 750 speciesExamines desert flora and fauna as well as the fragile ecosystems they occupyReviews human use areasInvestigates grading from an aesthetic and practical standpointExplains the significance of adequate site drainageDiscusses schematic, preliminary, and working drawing plansLists types of site furnishings and their specific purposesDescribes how various hardscape elements are drawn and specifiedExplains plant growth in detailDiscusses the dynamics of plant communities and their function in larger ecosystemsReviews the factors affecting plant selection in the design processIdentifies desert planning zonesEmphasizes the critical nature of irrigation design in the desert landscape architecture - explaining it as an environmental necessity, not a technical issueOutlines the basic principles of hydrology related to system designDiscusses water conservation and presents alternatives for reducing water consumptionExamines types of light and suitable applicationsDescribes lighting design concepts and explores how lighting is graphically depicted on plansExamines the role of initial programming for the success of the projectDescribes project bidding and field observation processReviews maintenance components such as pruning and fertilizationList of plates include:World Deserts and GeographyNorth American DesertsSouthwest U.S. DesertsDesign ProcessDesign ElementsSolar OrientationContour InterpretationGradientsDrainage StructuresRoadway DesignThe Outdoor RoomHuman DimensionsWater FeaturesTree PhysiologyPlant PhysiologyPlant ReproductionPlant OrdersMicro Planting ZonesMacro Planting Zones Native VegetationBackflow PreventionConventional System EquipmentEmitter System EquipmentElectrical ComponentsLighting TechniquesTree MaintenanceShrub Maintenance

Comments:

Debeme
I purchased this reference book when I was the chairman of our community's landscape committee. It was a very helpful reference for identifying and selecting desert shrub, trees, etc.
Natety
One of the better things that crossed my desk last month was a copy of a new book by John Krieg titled Desert Landscape Architecture (Saint Lucie Press; ISBN: 1574442252.) Whether you are a homeowner, a contractor, a builder, a wanna-be landscaper or a plant person, you need this book. Desert Landscape Architecture is a hands-on, step-by-step, "How To" book that will save anyone thousands of dollars on their landscape. The section on plants would make a great college text book all by itself. There's a plant compendium with over 750 species listed. John is one of very few authors who consider all of our Southwestern deserts, not just those in his home state of California. Desert Landscape Architecture provides the reader a better understanding of desert environments, climatic conditions and how man-made environments are designed and installed in order to cope with the harsh deserts. Best of all, the book is written in the English language....not full of obscure technical terms known only to Zen Landscape Architects living in Madrid, Spain. With this book, and only this book, you'll learn about deserts, the soils, the plant life, design, basic standards of landscape design, site grading, drainage planning and whew!....much, much, more. Water-saving ideas are found by the barrel-full in the chapter on irrigation. This chapter emphasizes the critical nature of irrigation design and explains it as an environmental necessity, not a technical issue. There are pages and pages of charts which contain the basic information needed by everyone interested in landscape design. This book should be required reading for every Planning and Zoning Department in the Southwest. The author knows which end of the hammer drives the nail and his saw is plugged in and ready to rip. This is a hands-on approach, with hundreds of hints on how to plan ahead and bypass a lot of problems that seem to plaque a landscape job, whether it's on a new site or an existing site that needs refurbishing. John Krieg is a former student of the Dean of Desert Landscaping, Dr, Eric Johnson of Palm Springs, California. I spoke with Eric about John's book and he said: "John is one in a million. He knows his work and best of all, he knows how to write! His book moves right along, without a hitch. It's not just another dry old text book with footnotes in small print. This book will become the Bible of desert landscaping in the future." Sure enough, a glance at the text shows bibliographies set in "jumbo" print and the author has included personal comments on each reference cited. Simply stated, Desert Landscape Architecture is the only book you will ever need to buy. It's an investment that will easily save you several thousand dollars. I am proud to have been among the pre-publication readers of Desert Landscape Architecture. Many times, writers get talked into being a reader and when the suggestions get back to the author they are ignored. Folks, John doesn't play that way...each and every suggestion I made was followed. Ditto for the suggestions made by Eric Johnson. Congratulations, John, you've written a winner!
Agamaginn
Desert Landscaape Architecture is straight-forward in its approach, and delves deeply into many aspects of the landscape trades that most books merely gloss over - irrigation, lighting and on-going maintenance. The opening chapter on North American deserts shows a love and sensitivity of these regions that most people simply want to pass through to get to someplace else. A complete and very thorough look into the profession of landscape architecture.
Mr.Champions
This book puts a high premium on the terminology used by the profession. The book's expansive glossaries, occurring at the end of every chapter when related information is still fresh in mind, are worth the purchase alone. The nuances of a little understood profession are provided by the author, who has considerable experience for many decades. Highly recommend it.
Mmsa
This book is well written and outlined by an experienced author with vast knowledge on the subject. Readers will get a perspective fromt the world of Academia and practical apptitude for the subject matter. A great book on the Desert!!!

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