Environmental Soil Physics: Fundamentals, Applications, and Environmental Considerations

Hardcover | August 31, 1998

byDaniel HillelEditorDaniel Hillel

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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. * 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 water resources* 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

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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 proble...

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Written by an eminent scientist known for his seminal contributions to the field and for his definitive publications, Environmental Soil Physics is a comprehensive, fundamental, and accessible guide to the physical principles and processes governing the behavior of soil and its vital role in both natural and managed ecosystems. Based o...

Born in California and raised in Israel, Dr. Daniel Hillel acquired an early and lifelong love of the land and a commitment to understanding and protecting the natural environment. Through decades of work in some thirty countries, he has become an international authority on sustainable management of land and water resources. Dr. Hillel...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:771 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:August 31, 1998Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Basic Relationships: 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 SoilComposite Phenomena: Soil Temperature and Heat Flow. Soil Dynamics: 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.Soil-Plant-Water Relations: Uptake of Soil Moisture by Plants. Water Balance and Energy Balance in The Field. Irrigation and Water-Use Efficiency.Appendices: Spatial Variability. Applications of Soil Physics to Remediation of Hazardous Waste Sites. Representing the Land Surface in Global Climate Models. Bibliography. Index.

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"The material presented in Environmental Soil Physics forms a solid soil physics text...This text would [also] make a valuable reference book for anyone working with soils in an environmental context."-Journal of Environmental Quality"This book would be an excellent text book to support a specialist soil physics course and, from the non-physicist's point of view, it has much to offer as an illustration of both the breadth of the subject and of what it can offer other disciplines."-Biological Agriculture and Horticulture