Soil and Environmental Analysis: Physical Methods, Revised, and Expanded, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Soil and Environmental Analysis

Physical Methods, Revised, and Expanded, 2nd Edition

By Keith A. Smith

CRC Press

644 pages

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"Reviews a wide range of methods for soil physical analysis. Considers applications, accuracy, measurement time, and cost of equipment. Provides examples of applications."


". . .Each chapter is self-contained and written with enthusiasm and authority. "

---Journal of Soil Science Abundant praise for the previous edition. . .

". . .a useful, well-organized reference."

---Journal of Environmental Quality

". . .Each chapter is self-contained and written with enthusiasm and authority."

---Journal of Soil Science

". . .the editors have succeeded in bringing together a very useful collection of 'state of the art' reviews.the papers in this volume are of a uniformly high standard and throughout have a common, well organized structure."

---Environmental Management and Health

"The authors are to be complimented for explaining the complex soil behaviour in a lucid manner. The treatment is comprehensive and covers recent developments….serve[s] as a good reference text."

---Journal of the Indian Institute of Science

Table of Contents

Soil water content; matric potential; water release characteristic; hydraulic conductivity of saturated soils; unsaturated hydraulic activity; infiltration; particle size analysis; bulk density; liquid and plastic limits; penetrometer techniques in relation to soil compaction and root growth; tensile strength and friability; root growth - methods of measurement; gas movement and air-filled porosity; soil temperature regime; soil profile description and evaluation.

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SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Environmental Science