LAKSHMI N. REDDI. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Hardcover, $110.00. ISBN 0-471-35616-6.

Seepage is a well-established course of instruction in civil engineering and the earth, environmental, soil, and agricultural sciences. Students learn about seepage in courses such as hydrology, hydrogeology, hydraulics, fluid mechanics, irrigation and drainage, groundwater utilization, and soil physics. However, depending on the applications, the subject is treated in either very complicated or simple ways differing in the amount of mathematical derivations. Principles of seepage in porous media are described in many textbooks, including most introductory soils and geology books and more mathematical monographs such as...

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