Essentials in Soil Physics edited by Robert Horton, Rainer Horn, Jörg Bachmann, and Stephan Peth is the first edition in English, as a follow-up of the fourth completely revised and extended German edition. This book, with the subtitle An introduction to soil processes, functions, structure and mechanics, is more than a compendium of state-of-the-art soil physics covering classical topics such as soil properties, forces and theory of potentials, and transport processes of water, matter, energy, and gases in soils. The book includes 13 chapters (391 pages) ranging from classical soil physical topics to soil mechanics (e.g., stress and resistance),...

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