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Soil Physics

3rd Edition

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  • Date Published: July 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521451512

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  • Now in its third edition, this textbook gives a comprehensive account of soil physics with emphasis on field applications for students and research workers engaged in water resources studies, and soil and plant sciences. Chapters on soil erosion and conservation, and the role of soil in affecting water quality have been added to this new edition. The book gives an account of how water influences the structure and strength of soil; how plants absorb water from soils; how water from rain or irrigation enters the soil and flows through it to contribute to stream flow or to flow in artificial drains; how soluble salts or chemical pollutants are transported; how soils are eroded by water and wind; and how the evaporation rate from the land surface is influenced by soil water supply, the nature of the plant cover and the evaporative power of the atmosphere. This book will be useful to students and research workers in environmental sciences, hydrology, agriculture, soil science, and civil engineering.

    • Third edition of a widely respected text
    • New author added for third edition
    • Growing interest in this topic, and new edition addresses more environmental points
    • Accessible to a wide readership due to attractive presentation
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    'This attractive book should be welcomed … the authors make a point of drawing the attention of the reader to exciting new areas of research in soil physics, which should be stimulating to students and young researchers.' American Scientist

    'This is an excellent book, of interest to students of soil physics and related subjects and to those workers in other fields who need an up-to-date but perceptive account.' Journal of Soil Science

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: July 1996
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521451512
    • length: 472 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • contains: 166 b/w illus. 41 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Composition of soil
    2. Interaction of soil and water
    3. Measurement of water content and potential
    4. Principles of water movement in soil
    5. Distribution of water in soil
    6. Groundwater in soils and aquifers
    7. The use of isotopes and other tracers in soil water and groundwater
    8. Soil structure
    9. Deformation of soil
    10. Management of soil water
    11. Soil erosion and conservation
    12. Chemical transport in soil
    13. The physical environment of roots
    14. Plants and soil water
    Appendices
    References
    Index.

  • Authors

    T. J. Marshall, Division of Soils CSIRO, Australia

    J. W. Holmes, Flinders University of South Australia

    C. W. Rose, Griffith University, Queensland

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