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Principles of soil physics

Author: R Lal; Manoj Shukla
Publisher: New York : M. Dekker, ©2004.
Series: Books in soils, plants, and the environment, v. 57.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Studying the impact of the physical and hydrological properties and processes of soil on agricultural production, the environment, and sustainable use of natural resources, this book covers issues  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Lal; Manoj Shukla
ISBN: 0824753240 9780824753245
OCLC Number: 55660668
Description: viii, 716 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 Importance of Soil Physics 1 --
2 Basic Definitions and Concepts 15 --
Part II Soil Mechanics --
3 Soil Solids 33 --
4 Soil Structure 93 --
5 Porosity 149 --
6 Manifestations of Soil Structure 165 --
7 Soil Strength and Compaction 189 --
8 Soil Rheology and Plasticity 231 --
Part III Soil Hydrology --
9 Water 255 --
10 Soil's Moisture Content 287 --
11 Soil-Moisture Potential 321 --
12 Water Flow in Saturated Soils 355 --
13 Water Flow in Unsaturated Soils 379 --
14 Water Infiltration in Soil 405 --
15 Soil Water Evaporation 439 --
16 Solute Transport 465 --
Part IV Soil Temperature and Aeration --
17 Soil Temperature and Heat Flow in Soils 515 --
18 Soil Air and Aeration 557 --
Part V Miscellaneous Topics --
19 Physical Properties of Gravelly Soils 601 --
20 Special Problems 625 --
Appendix A The Greek Alphabet 667 --
Appendix B Mathematical Signs and Symbols 668 --
Appendix C Prefixes for SI Units 669 --
Appendix D Values of Some Numbers 670 --
Appendix E SI Derived Units and Their Abbreviations 671 --
Appendix F Unit Conversion Factors 672 --
Appendix G Unit Conversions (Equivalents) 676 --
Appendix H Conversion Factors for Non-SI Units 678 --
Appendix I Conversion Among Units of Soil-Water Potential 679 --
Appendix J Surface Tension of Water Against Air 680 --
Appendix K Density of Water from Form Air 681 --
Appendix L The Viscosity of Water 0[degree] to 100[degree]C 682 --
Appendix M Effect of Temperature of Vapor Pressure, Density of Water Vapor in Saturated Air, and Surface Tension of Water 684 --
Appendix N Osmotic Pressure of Solutions of Sucrose in Water at 20[degree]C 685 --
Appendix O Constant Humidity 686 --
Appendix P Some Common Algebraic Functions 689.
Series Title: Books in soils, plants, and the environment, v. 57.
Responsibility: Rattan Lal, Manoj K. Shukla.
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