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About the Author
Pam Hazelton has worked as a soil scientist for over 35 years. She lectures in the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Technology Sydney. In recent years her interests have been in urban and coastal soils with an emphasis on environmental engineering.
Brian Murphy has worked as a soil scientist for over 30 years, with a strong focus on applied soil science. He is an experienced pedologist and provides day-to-day advice on the management of soils for a range of natural resource issues.
Table of Contents
Introduction1. Soil sampling issues: aspects of design and implementation of soil investigations2. Soil physical properties3. Soil properties and soil behaviour for engineering4. Soil erodibility and erosion hazard5. Soil chemical properties6. Organic matter content of soils7. Application of waste-water and waste materials to soils8. Soil contamination9. Units and conversions10. General and technical suggested references11. ReferencesAppendix 1 – Assessing soil texture using field behaviour of moist soilIndex