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Landscape Surveying, 2nd Edition

  • Harry L. Field
  • ISBN-10: 1111310602
  • ISBN-13: 9781111310608
  • 256 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2004
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Accessible and user-friendly, LANDSCAPE SURVEYING, Second Edition prepares students to easily apply the principles and methods of surveying in a variety of occupational settings. Through illustrations, examples, and sample problems, students will not only learn methods for measuring distances and angles and completing surveys, but will also learn to determine which method is best suited for specific situations. With coverage of relevant terms, methodologies, equipment, and topography, this text provides students with a practical guide to landscape surveying that does not require a civil engineering or advanced math degree.

Features

  • A comprehensive glossary helps students grasp difficult terms more easily.

  • Examples and sample problems help students apply their knowledge for better comprehension.

  • Practical methods for measuring distances, angles and completing surveys that do not require higher levels of math make this an accessible and appealing text.

  • Numerous illustrations throughout the text illustrate methods and concepts for a more thorough understanding.

Reviews

"The author does a great job of making this easy and enjoyable to read. This can be a very dry subject and one that I find difficult at some points, as the students tend to get bogged down in all the terminology, math and potential depth of the subject. The author makes it more interesting while sprinkling in some of the history, and explaining it so that anyone can understand."
— Justin Snyder, Alamance Community College

About the Author

Harry L. Field

Harry L. Field, Ed.D., is an associate professor at Oklahoma State University in the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department. He is a member of the NACTA, NAMCDE, and the National Safety Council. Dr. Field has also been awarded both State and National Honorary FFA Awards.

Table of Contents

1.Principles of Land Measurement and Surveying.
2. Equipment.
3. Public Land Survey System.
4. Distance Measuring.
5. Differential Leveling.
6. Profile Leveling.
7. Angles.
8. Topographic Surveying.
9. Traverse Surveys.
10. Global Positioning Systems.
11. Determining Area.

New to this edition

  • A NEW chapter on determining areas has been added.
  • Sample problems and examples for each chapter have been included.
  • Updated information throughout the text.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111310629 | ISBN-13: 9781111310622)

The Instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, answers to review questions, and references.

Landscaping Principles and Practices  (ISBN-10: 1428376410 | ISBN-13: 9781428376410)

Landscaping: Principles & Practices, 7th Edition, provides students and practitioners with the information needed to be successful in the classroom and the workplace. Focusing on three areas of professional practice; design, contracting, and management, the reader is provided the basic knowledge integral to the industry in straightforward, easy-to-read chapters. It also addresses traditional topics such as design, plant installation, and pricing, as well as topics not found in most other texts, such as interior landscaping, xeriscaping, water gardens, and safety. Extensive color illustrations and photos aid in visually understanding the concepts and industry specific insight allows the reader to tune into topics traditionally overlooked in other texts.

Landscape Construction  (ISBN-10: 143549718X | ISBN-13: 9781435497184)

Landscape Construction, 3rd edition, will help your students understand the process of construction and implementation of a multitude of exterior hardscape construction projects. This book begins with the preparation for construction and follows through to the installation of the final elements of the landscape project. Your students will appreciate the detailed discussions about site preparation, grading and drainage, utilities and irrigation, retaining wall construction, paving, exterior carpentry and fencing and free-standing walls. Such amenities as pools, ponds, and edging are also discussed in detail. All instructions are well supported by photos and illustrations. Each section contains thorough installation information for most of the contemporary materials used in today’s landscapes. David Sauter has provided your students with expert perspective on materials and techniques, as well as easy-to-follow instructions.

Landscape Estimating and Contract Administration  (ISBN-10: 0766825736 | ISBN-13: 9780766825734)

"Landscape Estimating and Contract Administration" contains business information necessary for students studying landscape design, installation, and maintenance. Each of the 22 chapters is designed to provide enough material for a one-hour classroom lecture. Self-testing questions and key word definitions in each chapter help make the text user-friendly for the teaching and learning of landscape design, installation, and maintenance. The text identifies how to estimate the cost of landscape work for bidding and budgeting purposes, and how to monitor the costs of each job. Discussions of breach of contract, landscape specifications, and liens are also included.

Student Supplements

Landscaping Principles and Practices  (ISBN-10: 1428376410 | ISBN-13: 9781428376410)

Landscaping: Principles & Practices, 7th Edition, provides students and practitioners with the information needed to be successful in the classroom and the workplace. Focusing on three areas of professional practice; design, contracting, and management, the reader is provided the basic knowledge integral to the industry in straightforward, easy-to-read chapters. It also addresses traditional topics such as design, plant installation, and pricing, as well as topics not found in most other texts, such as interior landscaping, xeriscaping, water gardens, and safety.

Landscape Construction  (ISBN-10: 143549718X | ISBN-13: 9781435497184)

Landscape Construction, 3rd edition will help you understand the process of construction and implementation of a multitude of exterior hardscape construction projects. This book begins with the preparation for construction and follows through to the installation of the final elements of the landscape project. Future landscape contractors and designers will appreciate the detailed discussions about site preparation, grading and drainage, utilities and irrigation, retaining wall construction, paving, exterior carpentry and fencing and free-standing walls. Such amenities as pools, ponds, and edging are also discussed in detail. All instructions are well supported by photos and illustrations. Each section contains thorough installation information for most of the contemporary materials used in today’s landscapes. David Sauter has provided you with expert perspective on materials and techniques, as well as easy-to-follow instructions.

Landscape Estimating and Contract Administration  (ISBN-10: 0766825736 | ISBN-13: 9780766825734)

"Landscape Estimating and Contract Administration" can be used for students at technical schools and colleges who are studying landscape design, installation and maintenance. It is also an excellent reference manual for managers with landscape contracting companies, and landscape architects and designers.