Fractals in Soil ScienceEdited by
- Y. Pachepsky, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD, USA
- J.W. Crawford, Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee, UK
- W.J. Rawls, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD, USA
Developments in Soil Science
Published: July 2000
...excellent articles on soil aggregate structure; on preferential flowpaths; on colloidal substances; and on key hydraulic properties, such as soil-water conductivity and soil-water tension....useful articles on fractal geostatistical analysis of spatial variability; fractal structures created by soil flora and fauna; and gas diffusion through fractal porous media.
...the editors of the volume have rendered an especially valuable service to readers by assembling a Baker's dozen research articles covering the major themes in fractal geometry as applied to soil. These articles are careful studies that deserve attention from both specialists and students. The editors also have written an insightful Introduction to the several themes that are exemplified in the articles, ever mindful of the pitfalls which attend the exploitation of a mathematical technique that has no unique antecedent in physical behavior. Lastly, they generously provide a 23-page bibliography of papers related to those in the book.
G. Sposito, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Ber, Hydrological Processes, August 2001