An Introduction to the Environmental Physics of Soil, Water and Watersheds by Calvin W. RoseAn Introduction to the Environmental Physics of Soil, Water and Watersheds by Calvin W. Rose

An Introduction to the Environmental Physics of Soil, Water and Watersheds

byCalvin W. Rose

Hardcover | May 3, 2004

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This textbook provides a thorough introduction to the sustainable, productive use of land resources vital in maintaining healthy rivers and good groundwater qualities. Calvin Rose develops a quantitative approach to studying these growing environmental concerns and makes the textbook suitable for introductory university courses, as well as a useful primer for research and management staff in environmental organizations. Each chapter ends with a set of student exercises for which solutions are available from solutions@cambridge.org.
Title:An Introduction to the Environmental Physics of Soil, Water and WatershedsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.98 inPublished:May 3, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521829941

ISBN - 13:9780521829946

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Environmental systems of rock, soil and earth energy exchanges; 2. Soil and soil strength; 3. The behaviour of liquids; 4. Soil, water and watersheds; 5. Evotranspiration and energy exchange at the earth surface; 6. Infiltration at the field scale; 7. Surface hydrology of watersheds; 8. Water erosion and deposition; 9. Watersheds and rivers; 10. Water movement through the groundwater zone; 11. Water movement through the unsaturated zone; 12. Salinity and contaminant transport; Appendix table A; Index.

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'Dr Rose explains the theory in self-contained chapters with practical examples and he uses many attractive figures to illustrate and summarize the most important results. The reader does not need advanced calculus or physics to understand the book ... It is also highly recommended for farmers and technical staff in environmental and resource management organizations who have the task to put the idea of sustainable land use into practice ... an introductory text that is enjoyable to read. It provides the necessary physical basis to discuss how we can develop sustainable use of our land and water resources.' Markus Deurer, WISPAS