**Please note that the PB version of this title is an exact reprint of the original HB published in 1994**
This book is an up-to-date review of research and practice on the use of vegetation for slope stabilization and control of surface erosion caused by water and wind. From a basic understanding of the principles and practices of vegetation growth and establishment, it describes how vegetation can be treated as an engineering material and used to solve erosion and slope stability problems.
"With many useful charts, tables and diagrams, this book is geared towards civil and agricultural engineers, geomorphologists and those involved in the landscape industry." - The Geographical Journal
Introduction. Engineering Properties of Vegetation. Ecological Principles for Vegetation Establishment and Maintenance. Simulated Vegetation and Geotextiles. Water Erosion Control. Wind Erosion Control. Slope Stabilization. Conclusion