Wednesday, 21 January 2015

New Books Display: Principles of Soil and Plant Water Relations

Each week recent purchases are placed on the new book displays. You can subscribe to the New Library Books email or view the New Books list online.

A title of interest: 
Principles of Soil and Plant Water Relations  by M.B Kirkman
Call number: 572.5392 KIR 2014

An extract from the publisher description states:

Principles of Soil and Plant Water Relations, 2nd edition describes the principles of water relations within soils, followed by the uptake of water and its subsequent movement throughout and from the plant body.   This is presented as a progressive series of physical and biological interrelations, even though each topic is treated in detail on its own. The book also describes equipment used to measure water in the soil-plant-atmosphere system.  At the end of each chapter is a biography of a scientist whose principles are discussed in the chapter.  In addition to new information on the concept of celestial time, this new edition also includes new chapters on methods to determine sap flow in plants dual-probe heat-pulse technique to monitor water in the root zone.

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