"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
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.