Hardcover: 643 pages
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.; 3 edition (December 17, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 8 x 10 inches
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Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Firstly, the seller is quite reliable.Dr. Dingman is a world-class hydrologist. His research is always nice and intuitive, which have been very helpful to my research.HOWEVER, Dr. Dingman has a hard time using normal human language to introduce an even very simple and basic scientific concept.I can fully understand his situation that all these concepts might be too familiar to him.But as a textbook, this one SUCKS!!!!!It is anti-humanity.For example, the author defined about 20 variables when explaining a simple concept.The definitions of these variables are spread among 5~6 pages (sometimes among several chapters) randomly without any emphasis.My lab-mates share the same experiences that usually we spent 40 min~1 hour to understand a concept from this book,then we could use 3 min to let others fully understand it.The frame of the textbook is very close to perfect, but the way it explain issues really needs to be translated into a reader-friendly language.PS: To the editor(s) of this book, xxxx you very much! It should be your duty to help the author to fix this problem.PPS: The CD with the book reflects Dr. Dingman's actual academic level, which is very good, and helpful.
This book is really a mess. Tons of poorly explained and derivated equations everywhere. Mostly just mathematical language.
Interesting book but a little dry. It speaks conceptually about hydrology- as opposed to quantitative hydrologic books.
Pretty good service; pretty good book.
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