Handbook of Technical Terms of Soil and Water Engineering


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Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: TEC010000

This book is designed as a text for undergraduate soil and water engineering courses and as preliminary reading for postgraduate courses in soil and water engineering. It is hoped that it will also be of value to specialists, experts and engineers already in the field and to students preparing for the M.Sc. and PhD examinations. The texts and exercises are based on my lecture courses to undergraduate water science engineers augmented by material prepared for extramural short courses. Wherever possible, illustrations have been used to clarify the texts. The purpose of this book is to bring together and integrate in a single text the subject matter that deals with soil and water engineering. The book is divided into 24 chapters and is intended for students, researchers, and professionals working on various aspects of soil and water engineering. Various soil and water subjects have been discussed in the chapters.


Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Soil Formation

Chapter 2. Soil Classification

Chapter 3 .Soil Physics

Chapter 4. Soil Chemistry

Chapter 5. Soil Biology

Chapter 6. Soil Microbiology

Chapter 7. Saline and Alkaline Soils

Chapter 8. Soil Texture

Chapter 9. Soil Nutrition

Chapter 10. Soil Mechanics

Chapter 11. Soil Fertility

Chapter 12. Soil Erosion

Chapter 13. Soil and Land Evaluation

Chapter 14. Organic Matter

Chapter 15. Soil Moisture

Chapter 16. Evapotranspiration

Chapter 17. Irrigation – Part 1

Chapter 18. Irrigation – Part 2

Chapter 19. Drainage

Chapter 20. Surface Water

Chapter 21. Ground Water

Chapter 22. Water Quality Indices

Chapter 23. Waste Water

Chapter 24. Water and Soil Conservation

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