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Introduction to Soil Physics - Daniel Hillel

Introduction to Soil Physics

Hardcover Published: 14th March 1982
ISBN: 9780123485205
Number Of Pages: 392

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This book is a unified, condensed, and simplified version of the recently issued twin volumes, Fundamentals of Soil Physics and Applications of Soil Physics. Nonessential topics and complexities have been deleted, and little prior knowledge of the subject is assumed. An effort has been made to provide an elementary, readable, and self-sustaining description of the soil's physical properties and of the manner in which these properties govern the processes taking place in the field. Consideration is given to the ways in which the soil's processes can be influenced, for better or for worse, by man. Sample problems are provided in an attempt to illustrate how the abstract principles embodied in mathematical equations can be applied in practice. The author hope that the present version will be more accessible to students than its precursors and that it might serve to arouse their interest in the vital science of soil physics.

Basic Relationships
The task of Soil Physics
General Physical Characteristics of Soils
The Solid Phase
Texture, Particle Size Distribution, and Specific Surface
Soil Structure and Aggregation
The Liquid Phase
Soil Water: Content and Potential
Flow of Water in Saturated Soil
Flow of Water in Unsaturated Soil
The Gaseous Phase
Soil Air and Aeration
Composite Properties and Behavior
Soil Temperature and Hear Flow
Soil Compaction and Consolidation
Tillage and Soil Structure Management
The Field--Water Cycle and Its Management
Infiltration and Surface Runoff
Internal Drainage and Redistribution Following Infiltration
Groundwater Drainage
Evaporation from Bare-Surface Soils
Uptake of Soil Moisture by Plants
Water Balance and Energy Balance in the Field
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ISBN: 9780123485205
ISBN-10: 0123485207
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 14th March 1982
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.68