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Applied Principles of Hydrology (Prentice Hall Earth Science Series)by John C. Manning
Synopses & Reviews
This is a book on basic water science. In addition to its use in a specific course in elementary hydrology, the book will be useful as a supplemental text for courses in natural resources, ecology and other environmental sciences, geography, city planning, etc.
Book News Annotation:
An introduction to basic water science for use in a one-quarter course in elementary hydrology for undergraduate nonscience majors without extensive background in mathematics, discussing the physical and chemical attributes of water and reviewing each step of the water cycle. Includes b&w photos and diagrams. This third edition includes chapter questions and activities, new case examples, and e-mail addresses of sources of information. Also useful as a supplement in courses on natural resources, environmental sciences, geography, and city planning.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This book is a primer on water science. It explains the water cycle in non-mathematical terms, and includes numerous practical applications taken from "real life". Very appropriate for an elementary hydrology course.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-272) and index.
Table of Contents
1. The Water Cycle.
2. The Structure and Properties of Water.
3. Water in the Air: Evaporation and Condensation.
5. Infiltration and Soil Water.
9. Chemical Quality of Natural Water.
10. The Water Cycle and Man.
Appendix I: Map of California Showing Locations of Examples Discussed in Text.
Appendix II: Moving Averages.
Appendix III: Sources of Hydrologic Data.
Appendix IV: References.
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