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Environmental Soil Physics

Fundamentals, Applications, and Environmental Considerations

Environmental Soil Physics is a completely updated and modified edition of the Daniel Hillels previous, successful books, Introduction to Soil Physics and Fundamentals of Soil Physics. Hillel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, one of the true leaders in the field of environmental sciences. The new version includes a chapter and problems on computational techniques, addresses current environmental concerns and trends.

Audience
Researchers of soil physics, including environmentalists, physicists, irrigation specialists, libraries, and bookstores.

Hardbound, 771 Pages

Published: August 1998

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-348525-0

Reviews

  • This text would make a valuable reference book for anyone working with soils in an environment context. The undertaking of this book by the author greatly serves a new age of environmental soil scientist. Environmental awareness is at its highest level ever and it is nice to have a leading scientist in his field cater to pertinent issues. This is a fine example of traditional subject matter being modernized to address current and relevant global issues."
    --JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY


    "Hillel offers an authoritative account of the physical properties of soil and its role in both natural and managed ecosystems."
    --CHOICE

Contents

  • Basic Relationships: General Physical Characteristics of Soils. Properties of Water in Relation to Porous Media. The Solid Phase: Particle Sizes and Specific Surface. Nature and Behavior of Clay. Soil Structure and Aggregation. The Liquid Phase: Content and Potential of Soil Water. Flow of Water in Saturated Soil. Flow of Water in Unsaturated Soil. Movement of Solutes and Soil Salinity. The Gaseous Phase: Content and Composition of Soil Air. Movement and Exchange of Gases in the Soil Composite Phenomena: Soil Temperature and Heat Flow. Soil Dynamics: Stress, Strain, and Strength. The Field Water Cycle: Entry of Water into Soil. Surface Runoff and Water Erosion. Redistribution of Water in Soil. Groundwater Drainage and Pollution. Evaporation From Bare Soil and Wind Erosion. Soil-Plant-Water Relations: Uptake of Soil Moisture by Plants. Water Balance and Energy Balance in The Field. Irrigation and Water-Use Efficiency. Appendices: Spatial Variability. Applications of Soil Physics to Remediation of Hazardous Waste Sites. Representing the Land Surface in Global Climate Models. Bibliography. Index.

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