Preface to the Fifth Edition -- Preface to the Fourth Edition -- Preface to the Third Edition -- Preface to the Second Edition -- Preface to the First Edition -- Nomenclature -- 1 Mechanics of Fluid Flow through a Porous Medium -- 2 Heat Transfer through a Porous Medium -- 3 Mass Transfer in a Porous Medium: Multicomponent and Multiphase Flows -- 4 Forced Convection -- 5. External Natural Convection -- 6 Internal Natural Convection: Heating from Below -- 7 Internal Natural Convection: Heating from the Side -- 8 Mixed Convection -- 9 Double-Diffusive Convection -- 10 Convection with Change of Phase -- 11 Geophysical Aspects -- References -- Index.
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