- Hardcover: 188 pages
- Publisher: Timber Press (15 May 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0881928267
- ISBN-13: 978-0881928266
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.9 x 24.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 106,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Rain Gardens: Managing Water Sustainably in the Garden and Designed Landscape: Sustainable Rainwater Management for the Garden and Designed Landscape Hardcover – 15 May 2007
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Here you can learn how to capture rain and snowmelt runoff, how to disconnect your downspouts, create a green roof, bioretention ponds, storm-water chains and permeable paving. "
Here you can learn how to capture rain and snowmelt runoff, how to disconnect your downspouts, create a green roof, bioretention ponds, storm-water chains and permeable paving."
About the Author
Nigel Dunnett is a senior lecturer in the Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield where he has developed innovative research programmes into naturalistic and ecologically-informed planting for gardens and public landscapes. He writes regularly for leading horticultural magazines and journals and lectures widely throughout the U.K. He lives in Sheffield. Andy Clayden is a landscape architect, garden designer, and lecturer in the Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield, England. He lectures in design, landscape construction, and design detailing. His work as a designer and researcher focuses on the application of new technologies and approaches to the creation of sustainable design solutions. He lives in Sheffield with his family.
Top Customer Reviews
"Rain Gardens: Managing Water Sustainably in the Garden and Designed Landscape" is a very useful book on water savings/efficiency (WE). It described various ways of caturing, channeling, diverting and re-using water from rain and snow, including permeable paving, storm-water chains, bioretention ponds and green roofs. Rain gardens create great environment for wild life. They are visually pleasant, economical and sustainable. I live very close to several of the retention ponds of my local water district. They are fine examples of rain gardens, I always love to visit them and see the beautiful birds and plants in or near the retention ponds. Nigel Dunnett and Andy Clayden described many of the techniques that are used by my local water district. These techniques are unconventional and can be useful all over the world. They can effectively capture the storm water and let the water settle and clean itself through the natural process and save it for drought period, instead of using concrete-paved flood channel to rush the storm water to the ocean.
"Rain Gardens: Managing Water Sustainably in the Garden and Designed Landscape" has 188 pages and many line drawings and beautiful interior color photos. It is a great book on sustainable design.
Gang Chen, Author of "LEED AP Exam Guide" & "Planting Design Illustrated." LEED AP, AIA
Most Recent Customer Reviews
one should take time to read what they are buying, this is all about the concept of rain gardens and it would seem that it is on a bigger scale than my garden, as i don't own a... Read morePublished on 3 July 2012 by Rigs