Elsevier has published another Hillel text on soil science. The intended audience includes professors and students of soil physics, soil geography, soil ecology, soil chemistry, geophysics, environmental geography, environmental science, earth science, and physical geography. Unlike Hillel's previous texts, this book can serve as a primer for general soils courses since it includes aspects of soil chemistry, soil biology, pedology as well as soil physics and hydrology. I found the new book well organized and highly readable. The positives include crisp dialog, colorful illustrations, and an extensive glossary of terms. Woven into the fabric of the text is Hillel's...

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