Introduction to Environmental Soil Physics
An abridged, student-oriented edition of Hillel's earlier published Environmental Soil
Physics, this is a more succinct elucidation of the physical principles and processes
governing the behavior of soil and the vital role it plays in both natural and managed
ecosystems. The textbook is self-contained and self-explanatory, with numerous
illustrations and sample problems. Based on sound fundamental theory, the textbook
leads to a practical consideration of soil as a living system in nature and illustrates the
influences of human activity upon soil structure and function. Students, as well as other
readers, will better understand the importance of soils and the pivotal possition they
occupy with respect to careful and knowledgeable conservation.
Hardbound 494pp ISBN 9780123486554
Preface Part I: Basic Relationships 1. Soil Physics and Soil Physical Characteristics 2.
Water Properties in Relation to Porous Media Part II: The Solid Phase 3. Particle Sizes,
Shapes, and Specific Surface 4. Clay, the Colloidal Component 5. Soil Structure and
Aggregation Part III: The Liquid Phase 6. Water Content and Potential in the Soil 7.
Water Flow in Saturated Soil 8. Water Flow in Unsaturated Soil 9. Solute Movement
and Soil Salinity Part IV: The Gaseous Phase 10. Gas Content and Composition in the
Soil 11. Gas Movement and Exchange with the Atmosphere Part V: Composite
Phenomena 12. Temperature and Heat Flow in the Soil 13. Stress, Strain, and Strength
of Soil Bodies Part VI: The Field Water Cycle14. Water Entry into Soil 15. Surface
Runoff and Water Erosion 16. Redistribution and Retention of Water in Soil 17.
Groundwater Drainage and Pollution 18. Evaporation from Bare Soil and Wind
Erosion Part VII: Soil-Plant-Water Relations 19. Plant Uptake of Soil Moisture
20. Water Balance and Energy Balance in the Field 21. Irrigation and Water Use
Efficiency Bibliography Index
To find similar publications, click on a keyword below:
: environmental science
: plant science
: soil science
: water science