Principles Of Soil Physics Books In Soils Plants And The Environment

Author: Rattan Lal
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0824753240
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Principles of Soil Physics examines the impact of the physical, mechanical, and hydrological properties and processes of soil on agricultural production, the environment, and sustainable use of natural resources. The text incorporates valuable assessment methods, graphs, problem sets, and tables from recent studies performed around the globe and offers an abundance of tables, photographs, and easy-to-follow equations in every chapter.

The book discusses the consequences of soil degradation, such as erosion, inhibited root development, and poor aeration. It begins by defining soil physics, soil mechanics, textural properties, and packing arrangements . The text continues to discuss the theoretical and practical aspects of soil structure and explain the significance and measurement of bulk density, porosity, and compaction.

The authors proceed to clarify soil hydrology topics including hydrologic cycle, water movement, infiltration, modeling, soil evaporation, and solute transport processes. They address the impact of soil temperature on crop growth, soil aeration, and the processes that lead to the emission of greenhouse gases. The final chapters examine the physical properties of gravelly soils and water movement in frozen, saline, and water-repellant soils.

Reader-friendly and up-to-date, Principles of Soil Physics provides unparalleled coverage of issues related to soil physics, structure, hydrology, aeration, temperature, and analysis and presents practical techniques for maintaining soil quality to ultimately preserve its sustainability.

Principles Of Soil Chemistry Third Edition Books In Soils Plants And The Environment

Author: Kim H. Tan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 082470147X
Size: 66.89 MB
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Incorporating fundamental principles as well as up-to-date applications in soil formation, this work emphasizes the equal importance of organic and inorganic soil constituents by delineating the role of complex carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, lignins, enzymes, and humic acids in soil reactions. This edition features coverage of the relation of pe-pH with the biochemical cycle, soil air quality and soil humidity, thermodynamics in cation exchange and its connection with the quantity/intensity ratio, and more.

Principles Of Sedimentary Basin Analysis

Author: Andrew D. Miall
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540657908
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Review of the second edition "For geologists and geophysicists studying sedimentary fill of basins, this volume is a valuable addition to their shelves. The book is packed with informationincludes numerous lists of references, and is up-to-date. As a source volume, this book is second to none. It is clear and well organized." GEOPHYSICS

Principles Of Metallurgical Thermodynamics Universities Press Iim Series In Metallurgy And Materials Science

Author: Subir Kumar Bose
Publisher: Universities Press
ISBN: 1482242451
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The Series in Metallurgy and Materials Science was initiated during the Diamond Jubilee of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM). In the last decade the progress in the study and development of metallurgy and materials science, their applications, as well as the techniques for processing and characterizing them has been rapid and extensive. With the help of an expert editorial panel of international and national scientists, the series aims to make this information available to a wide spectrum of readers. This book is the third textbook in the series.

Principles of Metallurgical Thermodynamics deals with the thermodynamics of reactive systems, with emphasis on the reactivity of metals and materials being used by metallurgical and materials scientists all over the world. Though the focus is on equilibrium thermodynamics, it also touches upon some methods to incorporate non-equilibrium effects relevant to material scientists. This knowledge will enable students to solve the challenging problems faced during operation in different materials-processing routes. It will also help in the search for new substances that might revolutionize high as well as low temperature applications because of their super-fluid and super-conducting properties, outer space environmental adaptability, and more attractive electrical, magnetic, and dielectric properties.


Principles Of Petroleum Reservoir Engineering Volume 2

Author: Gian L. Chierici
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642782450
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Volume 1 of this book dealt with the techniques behind the acquisition, processing and interpretation of basic reservoir data. This second vol­ ume is devoted to the study, verification and prediction of reservoir behaviour, and methods of increasing productivity and oil recovery. I should like to bring a few points to the reader's attention. Firstly, the treatment of immiscible displacement by the method of characteristics. The advantage of this approach is that it brings into evidence the various physical aspects of the process, especially its dependence on the properties of the fluids concerned, and on the velocity of displacement. It was not until after the publication of the first, Italian, edition of this book (February 1990) that I discovered a similar treatment in the book Enhanced Oil Recovery, by Larry W. Lake, published in 1989. Another topic that I should like to bring to the reader's attention is the forecasting of reservoir behaviour by the method of identified models. This original contribution to reservoir engineering is based on systems theory - a science which should, in my opinion, find far wider applica­ tion, in view of the "black box" nature of reservoirs and their responses to production processes.

Principles Of Petroleum Development Geology

Author: Robert C. Laudon
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0136494684
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Written from the petroleum industry's point of view, the text offers an extensive outline of the most salient features of petroleum development geology. Laudon explains why development geology is significant in a concise, easy-to-read format, with an emphasis on the reasons for becoming a development geologist in terms of the scientific discipline and personal ethics. The most important concepts of development geology are also examined, as well as its prominence in the present and the future.

Principles Of Hyperplasticity An Approach To Plasticity Theory Based On Thermodynamic Principles

Author: Guy T. Houlsby
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1849965633
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The approach to plasticity theory developed here is firmly rooted in thermodynamics. Emphasis is placed on the use of potentials and the derivation of incremental response, necessary for numerical analysis. The derivation of constitutive models for irreversible behaviour entirely from two scalar potentials is shown.

The use of potentials allows models to be very simply defined, classified and, if necessary, developed and it permits dependent and independent variables to be interchanged, making possible different forms of a model for different applications.

The theory is extended to include treatment of rate-dependent materials and a powerful concept, in which a single plastic strain is replaced by a plastic strain function, allowing smooth transitions between elastic and plastic behaviour is introduced.

This monograph will benefit academic researchers in mechanics, civil engineering and geomechanics and practising geotechnical engineers; it will also interest numerical analysts in engineering mechanics.


Principles Of Mining With Index And Illustrations Valuation Organization And Administration Copper Gold Lead Silver Tin And Zinc

Author: Herbert Hoover
Publisher: Oxford City Press
ISBN: 1849024383
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Herbert Hoover was a Mining Engineer and author before becoming President of the United States of America during the great depression of the 1930s. This book is fully illustrated and comes with an index. In the Preface, Hoover describes the book in this way: "This volume is a condensation of a series of lectures delivered in part at Stanford and in part at Columbia Universities. It is intended neither for those wholly ignorant of mining, nor for those long experienced in the profession."

Principles Of Engineering Geology

Author: P.B. Attewell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0412114003
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'Engineering geology' is one of those terms that invite definition. The American Geological Institute, for example, has expanded the term to mean 'the application of the geological sciences to engineering practice for the purpose of assuring that the geological factors affecting the location, design, construction, operation and mainten­ ance of engineering works are recognized and adequately provided for'. It has also been defined by W. R. Judd in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopaedia of Science and Technology as 'the application of education and experience in geology and other geosciences to solve geological problems posed by civil engineering structures'. Judd goes on to specify those branches of the geological or geo-sciences as surface (or surficial) geology, structural/fabric geology, geohydro­ logy, geophysics, soil and rock mechanics. Soil mechanics is firmly included as a geological science in spite of the perhaps rather unfortunate trends over the years (now happily being reversed) towards purely mechanistic analyses which may well provide acceptable solutions for only the simplest geology. Many subjects evolve through their subject areas from an interdisciplinary background and it is just such instances that pose the greatest difficulties of definition. Since the form of educational development experienced by the practitioners of the subject ulti­ mately bears quite strongly upon the corporate concept of the term 'engineering geology', it is useful briefly to consider that educational background.

Principles Of Soil Physics

Author: Rattan Lal
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0824751272
Size: 70.42 MB
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The text incorporates valuable assessment methods, graphs, problem sets, and tables from recent studies performed around the globe and offers an abundance of tables, photographs, and easy-to-follow equations in every chapter.

Introduction To Environmental Soil Physics

Author: Daniel Hillel
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 008049577X
Size: 56.81 MB
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An abridged, student-oriented edition of Hillel's earlier published Environmental Soil Physics, Introduction to Environmental Soil Physics is a more succinct elucidation of the physical principles and processes governing the behavior of ...

Soil Physics

Author: T. J. Marshall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521457668
Size: 54.79 MB
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This book will be useful to students and research workers in environmental sciences, hydrology, agriculture, soil science, and civil engineering.

Fundamentals Of Soil Physics

Author: Daniel Hillel
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0080918700
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This book is not, in any case, in total defiance of the Wise Old Man's admonition, for it is not an entirely new book.

Scaling In Soil Physics Principles And Applications

Author: Daniel Hillel
Publisher: Soil Science Society of Amer
ISBN:
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Scaling of freezing phenomena in soils; Miller similitude and generalized scaling analysis; Application of scaling to soil-water movement considering hysteresis; Application of scaling to the characterization of spatial variability in soils ...

Soil Physics

Author: Manoj K. Shukla
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439888426
Size: 18.48 MB
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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 ...

Soil Physics

Author: William A. Jury
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471059653
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Principles Of Soil And Plant Water Relations

Author: M.B. Kirkham
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080492162
Size: 78.22 MB
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This text explores the instrumentation and the methods used to measure the status of water in soil and plants. Principles are clearly presented with the aid of diagrams, anatomical figures, and images of instrumentation.

Applications Of Soil Physics

Author: Daniel Hillel
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0323152139
Size: 54.92 MB
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This book is comprised of 14 chapters and begins with a systematic description of the field-water cycle and its management, with emphasis on infiltration and runoff; redistribution and drainage; evaporation and transpiration; and irrigation ...

Principles Of Soil And Plant Water Relations

Author: M.B. Kirkham
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124200788
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The principles covered in the book, such as Ohm's law and Poiseuille's law, are
ageless. ... Rather, the text focuses on water in the soil and whole plant and
combines knowledge of soil physics, plant physiology, and microclimatology.
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