Introduction To Environmental Soil Physics by Daniel HillelIntroduction To Environmental Soil Physics by Daniel Hillel

Introduction To Environmental Soil Physics

byDaniel HillelEditorDaniel Hillel

Hardcover | October 22, 2003

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An abridged, student-oriented edition of Hillel's earlier publishedEnvironmental Soil Physics,Introduction to Environmental Soil Physicsis 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.

  • Written in an engaging and clear style, posing and resolving issues relevant to the terrestrial environment
  • Explores the gamut of the interactions among the phases in the soil and the dynamic interconnection of the soil with the subterranean and atmospheric domains
  • Reveals the salient ideas, approaches, and methods of environmental soil physics
  • Includes numerous illustrative exercises, which are explicitly solved
  • Designed to serve for classroom and laboratory instruction, for self-study, and for reference
  • Oriented toward practical problems in ecology, field-scale hydrology, agronomy, and civil engineering
  • Differs from earlier texts in its wider scope and holistic environmental conception
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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Title:Introduction To Environmental Soil PhysicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:494 pages, 10 × 6.88 × 0.98 inPublished:October 22, 2003Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123486556

ISBN - 13:9780123486554

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Table of Contents

Preface
Part I: Basic Relationships
Part II: The Solid Phase
Part III: The Liquid Phase
Part IV: The Gaseous Phase
Part V: Composite Phenomena
Part VI: The Field Water Cycle
Part VII: Soil-Plant-Water Relations
Bibliography
Index

Editorial Reviews

"...an excellent introductory text for an undergraduate course in soil physics. The book is well written and nicely presents the major topics..."- Nels Ruud, Furgo West Inc., Oakland, California, U.S.A."We are convinced that this study will open a new scientific research horizon in the field of soil physics."- Professor Corneliu Cismaru, Ph.D."In addition to students, this work can help those who are concerned about the environment or who depend on the soil for their livelihood."- Dr. Daniel D. FrittonPennsylvania State University"...here we have a rarity: a textbook that educates as well as teaches, and that delights as well as informs."-Dr. Cynthia RosenzweigGoddard Institute for Space Studies"Daniel Hillel, with his unique literary style, smoothly blends the basic with the applied concepts into a very readable book."Dr. John LeteyDistinguished Professor of Soil ScienceUniversity of California, Riverside"...Daniel Hillel uses his crisp, lucid writing style to bring the subject of soil physics to life...."-D. Keith CasselNorth Carolina State University