Environmental Soil Physics - Fundamentals, Applications and Environmental Considerations
Updates and expands the scope of Hillel's prior works, Fundamentals of Soil Physics (1980)and
Applications of Soil Physics (1980)
Explores the wide range of interactions among the phases in the soil and the dynamic interconnections of the soil
with the subterranean and atmospheric domains
Draws attention to historical and contemporary issues concerning the human management of soil and
Directs readers toward solution of practical problems in terrestrial ecology, field-scale hydrology, agronomy,
and civil engineering
Incorporates contributions by leading scientists in the areas of spatial variability, soil remediation, and the
inclusion of land-surface processes in global climate models
Hardback 771 pages ISBN 9780123485250
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.
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.
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.
Uptake of Soil Moisture by Plants. Water Balance and
Energy Balance in The Field. Irrigation and Water-Use Efficiency.
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