Encyclopedic Dictionary of Hydrogeology

Edited by

  • D. Poehls, CH2M Hill, Santa Ana, CA, USA
  • Gregory Smith, Radian International, Rolling Meadows, IL, USA

The scientific disciplines of hydrology and hydrogeology are expanding as the Earth's water is being recognized by governments and individuals as a shrinking resource—no entity can afford to take water for granted. At the present time, there is no single reference source for definitions. The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Hydrogeology is a practical, comprehensive reference guide with complete definitions of terms in hydrogeology and other fields closely related to water practices. This concise reference not only defines terms and concepts, but also provides a clear explanation of key elements so that an in-depth understanding of processes may be obtained.
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Students, consultants, and practitioners in hydrology, hydrogeology, environmental engineering, and environmental law


Book information

  • Published: March 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-558690-0


CHOICE, December 2009 : "The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Hydrogeology features 382 pages of definitions for over 2,000 alphabetically arranged terms related to hydrogeology, six appendixes (135 pages), and a two-page bibliography of major texts on hydrogeology. [Its] definitions include equations, tables, and illustrations to explain terms when needed. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through professionals/practitioners." -L. R. Zellmer, Western Illinois University

Table of Contents

Features 2,000+ definitions of hydrogeological terms and concepts