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Title: Root (Botany)

Author: Ziemer, Robert R.

Date: 1981

Source: 1981 McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology. McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, N.Y. 342-344.

Publication Series: Not categorized

Description: Plant roots can contribute significantly to the stability of steep slopes. They can anchor through the soil mass into fractures in bedrock, can cross zones of weakness to more stable soil, and can provide interlocking long fibrous binders within a weak soil mass. In deep soil, anchoring to bedrock becomes negligible, and lateral reinforcement predominates

Keywords: PSW4351, plant roots, soil, root (botany), soil shear strengt

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Ziemer, Robert R. 1981. Root (Botany). 1981 McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology. McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, N.Y. 342-344.

 


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