7R58. Continuum Mechanics and Applications in Geophysics and the Environment. - B Straughan (Dept of Math Sci, Univ of Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK), R Greve, H Ehrentraut, Yongqi Wang (Fachbereich Mechanik, Tech Univ Darmstadt, Hochschulstr 1, Darmstadt, 64289, Germany). Springer-Verlag, New York. 2001. 393 pp. ISBN 3-540-41660-9. $79.95.

Reviewed by LA Glenn (Computational Phys Group, Geophys Div, MS L-200, LLNL, 7000 East Ave, Livermore CA 94550-9900).

This book is a collection of papers dedicated to Professor Kolumban Hutter of the Darmstadt University of Technology on the occasion of his 60th birthday. The papers are broadly organized into four categories, namely applied continuum mechanics, soil mechanics, and porous media, glacier and ice dynamics, and climatology and lake physics. Altogether there are 19 topics covered, and the subject matter varies widely, even within a category.

In the first part,...

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