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Biotechnical And Soil Bioengineering Slope Stabilization

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The first comprehensive, practical guide to the selection, construction, and installation of soil bioengineering and biotechnical slope protection<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> Four illustrated case studies, each addressing a different set of problems and solutions, demonstrate both the application of particular technologies and the site investigation, planning, scheduling, and organization required to complete these projects successfully. This unique reference handbook <br> * Reviews the horticultural and engineering underpinnings for biotechnical and soil engineering treatments <br> * Documents and explains the role of woody plants in stabilizing slopes against both surficial erosion and mass movement <br> * Provides details on a broad range of soil bioengineering methods, including live staking, live fascines, brushlayering, live crib walls, branchpacking, and live slope gratings <br> * Describes various biotechnical methods and materials, including the incorporation of vegetation in erosion control blankets, flexible mats, cellular revetments (geocells), rock armor (rip rap), and gabion and open-front crib walls <br> * Summarizes the findings of the National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop to assess the state of the art and determine research needs<br> <br> <br> For practicing professionals, researchers, and students in geotechnical engineering, geology, soil science, forestry and forest engineering, landscape architecture, environmental horticulture, and restoration ecology, this book offers thorough, up-to-date coverage that is not available from any other single source.


Structural Engineering Compendium I

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This compendium is made up of a selection of the best and most representative papers from a group of Elsevier's structural engineering journals. Selections were made by the journal's editorial teams.

The papers appeared in the following journals during 2000:

Journal of Constructional Steel Research P.J. Dowling, J.E. Harding, R. Bjorhovde
Thin Walled Structures J. Loughlan, K.P. Chong
Engineering Structures P.L. Gould
Computers and Structures K.J. Bathe, B.H.V. Topping
Construction and Building Materials M.C. Forde
Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Areodynamics N.P. Jones
Marine Structures P.A. Frieze, A. Mansour, T. Yao

Each paper appears in the same format as it was published in the journal; citations should be made using the original journal publication details.
It is intended that this compendium will be the first in a series of such collections. A compendium has also been published in the area of geotechnical engineering.


Engineering Measurements - Methods And Intrinsic Errors

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<i>Engineering Measurements &#8211; Methods and Intrinsic Errors</i> provides a valuable insight into the equipment and methods generally used in taking measurements, and helps engineers avoid or minimize the inaccuracies that can arise even when using highly accurate instruments. Many of the commonly used measurement methods are described, together with their pitfalls and problems. The authors also incorporate plenty of useful, practical examples. <p> Although there are a number of very good texts already available on the subject of engineering measurements, most are quite theoretical and few are written by practising engineers in industry. Those written by industrialists often concentrate only on their specific subject area. There does not appear to be a general text covering theoretical and practical aspects of engineering measurements, and in particular covering the areas of errors and pitfalls associated with taking these measurements. This book is designed to fill the gap, and incorporates knowledge obtained from years of practical experience in industry and R&amp;D by the authors and the various contributors. <p> <i>Engineering Measurements &#8211; Methods and Intrinsic Errors</i> is highly readable, practical, and comprehensive. Any engineer involved in measurement, whether in manufacturing and process control, development, troubleshooting, or research, will find this guide a helpful everyday tool.


Successful Qualitative Research

RRP $263.99

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*Shortlisted for the BPS Book Award 2014 in the Textbook Category*

*Winner of the 2014 Distinguished Publication Award (DPA) from the Association for Women in  Psychology (AWP)*


Successful Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide for Beginners is an accessible, practical textbook. It sidesteps detailed theoretical discussion in favour of providing a comprehensive overview of strategic tips and skills for starting and completing successful qualitative research.

Uniquely, the authors provide a 'patterns framework' to qualitative data analysis in this book, also known as 'thematic analysis'. The authors walk you through a basic thematic approach, and compare and contrast this with other approaches. This discussion of commonalities, explaining why and when each method should be used, and in the context of looking at patterns, will provide you with complete confidence for your qualitative research journey.

Key features of this textbook:

  • Full of useful tips and strategies for successful qualitative work, for example considering the nervous student not just the beginner student.
  • Skills-based, utilising a range of pedagogical features to encourage you to apply particular techniques and learn from your experience.
  • The authors use the same dataset throughout - reproduced in full (with associated research materials) on the companion website - to help you make comparisons across different analytical approaches.
  • A comprehensive suite of student support materials, including practice exam questions, can be found online atwww.sagepub.com/braunandclarke.

This textbook will be an essential textbook for undergraduates and postgraduates taking a course in qualitative research or using qualitative approaches in a research project.

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here


Engineered For Success

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Engineered for Success is a unique work of applying the principles of engineering to your spiritual life. This design manual can help you build and reengineer your life. The Great Engineer built the world from nothing and then built man in his own image and likeness. God then released the male-man and female-man with an assignment to continue building on the Earth.

Every believer has been released with a mandate from God to be an engineer on the Earth. Engineered for Success is a reference source for believers with an interest in reengineering their spirits. You will be exposed to such principles as military engineering, water resource management, contract law, construction management, sound and vibration, and electrical engineering. This guide shares such truths as the Holy Spirit being your defence lawyer in contract law, the modern warfare weapons available to Christians in military engineering, and how God designed you to withstand every storm and quake in design analysis.



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