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An Introduction to the Environmental Physics of Soil, Water and Watershedsby Calvin W. Rose
Synopses & Reviews
This textbook provides a thorough introduction to the sustainable, productive use of land resources vital in maintaining healthy rivers and good groundwater qualities. Calvin Rose develops a quantitative approach to studying these growing environmental concerns and makes the textbook suitable for introductory university courses, as well as a useful primer for research and management staff in environmental organizations. Each chapter ends with a set of student exercises for which solutions are available from firstname.lastname@example.org.
This textbook provides a thorough introduction to the sustainable, productive use of land resources that is vital in maintaining healthy rivers and good groundwater qualities. Complete with exercises and solutions (available on the Internet), it is suitable for undergraduate students as well as research and management staff in environmental organisations.
A textbook highlighting environmental concerns arising from use and misuse of soil and water resources.
About the Author
Calvin Rose is an Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Sciences at Griffith University, Queensland.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Environmental systems of rock, soil and earth energy exchanges; 2. Soil and soil strength; 3. The behaviour of liquids; 4. Soil, water and watersheds; 5. Evotranspiration and energy exchange at the earth surface; 6. Infiltration at the field scale; 7. Surface hydrology of watersheds; 8. Water erosion and deposition; 9. Watersheds and rivers; 10. Water movement through the groundwater zone; 11. Water movement through the unsaturated zone; 12. Salinity and contaminant transport; Appendix table A; Index.
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