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Unsaturated Zone Hydrology for Scientists and Engineers

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The first edition of this book was published by Prentice Hall in 1999. It has been widely recognized as one of the finest books in the field of unsaturated zone hydrology for upper division and graduate level courses, as well as ‘the’ reference book for professionals. The book was so popular it sold out of print within five years.

Due to the 1st edition’s popularity and persistent demand worldwide and, to the nature of the Internet and the poor state of developing nations who lack resources, the authors, with support from the publisher Prentice Hall and U.S. Geological Survey, have decided to make the first edition available at no charge via PDF file format below.

The second edition will be published in 2009 in which there will be significant changes. Several changes to the 2nd edition include the addition of three new modeling chapters, the addition and availability of popular models made available with the 2nd edition, including a macropore model, a revised instructor’s solutions manual, and other significant changes. However, despite these changes and release of the 2nd edition it is the author’s intent to keep the first edition freely available.

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First, please be aware that this book, via paper or the electronic version below is not public domain. Second, no part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system now known or to be invented, without permission in writing from the senior author, except for use in a presentation or review.

By downloading this book you agree to the above terms and also agree that you will not make copies of the book for sale, either in whole or any portion thereof. As a student, faculty member, or professional you may download the book solely for personal, educational, research, or reference use. In doing so, you are allowed to store the PDF files via electronic methods or print the files for these uses only! Your cooperation in this matter will ensure the 1st edition remains freely distributed.

We hope that you enjoy the book. Should you have any questions, please contact us.

Book Contact Information

Dean E. Anderson, Ph.D.
National Researach Program
United States Department of Interior
U.S Geological Survey
M.S. 413, Box 25046, Federal Center
Denver, Colorado 80225-0046
Telephone: 303.236.5691
Fax: 303.236.5034

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