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investigation into water loss in clay soils.

K. Mistry

investigation into water loss in clay soils.

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Dissertation (B.Sc. Building Surveying) - University of Brighton.

ContributionsUniversity of Brighton. Department of Construction, Geography and Surveying.
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Open LibraryOL17082550M

A soil scientist explains what soil is and what it is made from. Soil can be of different types and is composed of different layers. The scientist compares clay with sandy soil by adding water to.


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