Books: The marriage of Soil and Water, and Wrestling With Mother Nature


  • D. D. Evans,

  • W. J. Schneider,

  • Thomas Maddock III,

  • J. S. Gladwell


Field Soil Moisture Regime, edited by R. Russell Taylor, Klaus W. Flack, and Howard M. Taylor. SSSA Special Publication 5, Soil Science Society of America, Madison, Wis., 224 pp., 1973.

This publication consists of the eleven papers presented at a symposium held on August 16, 1971, during the annual meetings of the Soil Science Society of America and the American Society of Agronomy. As the title implies, emphasis in each of the papers is on the quantitative or qualitative description of soil moisture regimes under field conditions. Certainly, no attempt was made to include all aspects of the subject, but the papers provide a broad spectrum of approaches and results and offer excellent bibliographies.