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Shukla sets out the basic principles of soil physics and theirapplication to soil, water, and environmental quality in a textbook for graduate and undergraduate students in the environmental andagricultural sciences and civil engineering. He explains important physical properties of soil, critical physical processes involvingenergy and mass transport, movement and retention of water and solute through the soil profile, soil temperature regimes and aeration, and plant-water relations.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Designed for undergraduate and graduate students, this book covers important soil physical properties, critical physical processes involving energy and mass transport, movement and retention of water and solutes through soil profile, soil temperature regimes and aeration, and plant-water relations. It includes new concepts and numerical examples for an in depth understanding of these principles. The book provides readers with clear coverage of how and why water and solute flow through the soil and details how various factors influence the flow. It includes guidance on the use of the existing public domain computer models.