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good book/s on earthworks?

 
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I've read quite a few permaculture books but haven't come across a real in depth one that gets into the geology, physics etc. of earthworks. it seems like key line concepts are at the core of swale, pond and water capturing but i still get confused and sometimes skeptical that many postings appear a bit under-informed-- which i can relate to as i have tried so many experiments that have not worked out or have required lots of adjusting! Anyone have a favorite book they refer back to frequently?
 
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I'm following this as well!
I took a PRI permie course and have observed observed observed here on our micro farm for the last year. While I understand the the concept behind swales, and other earthwork techniques. I feel like I still need more information or guidance to be confident in grabbing a shovel and doing it. (Not to mention the confidence to get the hubby on the same page)
 
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I've been wanting to get Brad Lancasters second rainwater harvesting book that's called rainwater-harvesting earthworks. i think it's more what your looking for but the reviews don't say specifically if that's the case. Neither does the description so it may not be
 
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I'm checking out reviews on brad Lancasters latest book,he is definitely one of the best on water use. Jane your comment about trying to get your husband on the same page made me laugh, My wife is not so enamored with my fanatical permaculture plans and I keep thinking we should start a thread for partners of agnostics or something but that would probably get too complicated!
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