ARTHUR W. WARRICK. Oxford University Press, New York, NY 10016. 2003. Hardcover. 416 pp. $85.00. ISBN 0-19-512605-X.

As implied by the title, Dr. Warrick's book focuses on the transport of water in soils, rather than also addressing the many broader topics of soil and environmental physics. This allows him to devote an uncharacteristic level of detail to his chosen subject relative to other texts. The book has seven chapters: the soil system, soil water flow, saturated flow, one-dimensional adsorption, one-dimensional infiltration and vertical flow, multidimensional water flow in variably saturated soils, and solute and contaminant transport. Each chapter encompasses multiple...

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