Introduction to environmental soil physics / Daniel Hillel.

By: Hillel, Daniel
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, c2004Description: xvi, 494 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cmISBN: 0123486556 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Soil physics | Soil moisture | Soils -- Environmental aspectsDDC classification: 631.4 LOC classification: .Online resources: Table of contents | Publisher description
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Part 1 Basic Relationships
Soil Physics and soil physical characteristics
Water properties in relation to porous media

Part II - The Solid Phase
Particle sizes ,shapes and specific surface
Clay,the colloidal component
Soil structure and aggregation

Part III-The liquid phase
Water content and potential
Water flow in saturated soil
Water flow in unsaturated soil
Solute movement and soil salinity

Part IV- The gaseous phase
Gas content and composition
Gas movement and exchange

Part V - Composite phenomena
Soil temperature and heat flow
Stress, strain , and and strength of soil bodies

Part VI -The field water cycle
Water entry into soil
Surface runoff and water erosion
Redistribution and retention of soil moisture
Groundwater drainage and pollution
Evaporation from bare soil and wind erosion

Part VII- Soil - Plant -Water Relations
Plant uptake of soil moisture
Water balance and energy balance in the field
Irrigation and water- use efficiency

Includes bibliography: p. 443 - 484 and index.

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