Soil Physics by T. J. MarshallSoil Physics by T. J. Marshall

Soil Physics

byT. J. Marshall, J. W. Holmes, C. W. Rose

Paperback | May 31, 1996

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Now in its third edition, this textbook gives a comprehensive account of soil physics with emphasis on field applications for students and research workers engaged in water resources studies, soil sciences, and plant sciences. The authors have added chapters on soil erosion, conservation, and the role of soil in affecting water quality to this new edition. The book gives an account of how water influences the structure and strength of soil; how plants absorb water from soils; how water from rain and irrigation enters the soil and flows through it to contribute to stream flow and flow in artificial drains; how soluble salts and chemical pollutants are transported; how soils are eroded by water and wind; and how the evaporation rate from the land surface is influenced by soil water supply, the nature of the plant cover and the evaporative power of the atmosphere. This book will be useful to students and research workers in environmental sciences, hydrology, agriculture, soil science, and civil engineering.
Title:Soil PhysicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.06 inPublished:May 31, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521457661

ISBN - 13:9780521457668


Table of Contents

1. Composition of soil; 2. Interaction of soil and water; 3. Measurement of water content and potential; 4. Principles of water movement in soil; 5. Distribution of water in soil; 6. Groundwater in soils and aquifers; 7. The use of isotopes and other tracers in soil water and groundwater; 8. Soil structure; 9. Deformation of soil; 10. Management of soil water; 11. Soil erosion and conservation; 12. Chemical transport in soil; 13. The physical environment of roots; 14. Plants and soil water; Appendices; References; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"The material is readable and attractively presented...a very good book, which should become widely adopted." Nature