CHARLES R. FITTS. Academic Press, 525 B Street, Suite 1900, San Diego, CA. 2002. Cloth bound, 450 pp. $79.95. ISBN 0-12-257855-4.

Groundwater Science, Charles Fitts' new textbook, is targeted at first courses in groundwater for earth scientists and engineers. The textbook is fundamentally a teaching text and, although it covers a broad range of topics, is not a comprehensive review or reference monograph on groundwater theory. Fitts takes a decidedly lean and focused approach to the subject. The figures have a crisp and uncluttered look to them. The writing and presentation is clear and economical. Fitts stresses concepts over...

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