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Rainwater harvesting for drylands and beyond. Volume 2, Water-harvesting earthworks / Brad Lancaster ; illustrated by Joe Marshall ... [et. al. ; foreword by Andy Lipkis].

Author Lancaster, Brad.

ImprintTucson, Ariz. : Rainsource Press, c2008.

Physical Descriptionxxvii, 404 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Abstract"Earthworks are one of the easiest, least expensive, and most effective ways of passively harvesting and conserving multiple sources of water in the soil. Associated vegetation then pumps the harvested water back out in the form of beauty, food, shelter, wildlife habitat, and passive heating and cooling strategies, while controlling erosion, increasing soil fertility, reducing downstream flooding, and improving water and air quality.Building on the information presented in Volume 1, this book shows you how to select, place, size, construct, and plant your chosen water-harvesting earthworks. It presents detailed how-to information and variations of a diverse array of earthworks, including chapters on mulch, vegetation, and greywater recycling so you can customize the techniques to the unique requirements of your site."--Publisher's website.

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Lancaster, Brad.
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Water harvesting.
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Sustainable development.