Saturday, February 28, 2009
Groundwater Hydrology By: David Keith Todd Larry W. Mays @ Rm100.00
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons - 2004-09-03
In spite of its age, this book continues to be an essential basic reference on the subject. Well organized and clearly written, the authors stated goal was "to present the fundamentals of groundwater hydrology in a manner understandable to [a wide variety of students and professionals]." If I were suddenly called to work in a foreign country and could only take one book, this would be the one. A slight drawback is the use of metric units throughout, perhaps because the book was expected to be translated into a number of foreign languages. This is the completely rewritten second edition of the original edition published in 1959. The first edition of this book was probably the first fundamental textbook on the subject. Basic information or equations that are not in Todd, usually can be found in "Groundwater" by Freeze and Cherry (John Cherry was a student of Todd's).