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Geology for Engineers and Environmental Scientists (International Edition)

Flexible integration of geology and engineering – Presented in a way that enables instructors to structure the course to emphasize aspects of the material as needed.
A solid background in the basics of geology – Includes mineralogy; igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks; structural geology and plate tectonics; weathering and erosion; and rivers, coastlines, and glaciers.
Introduction to rock mechanics and soil mechanics – Gives students a head start as they progress to more advanced courses.
Many specific descriptions of geologic processes that are hazardous to human life and property to demonstrate the practical importance of geology to society

By: Alan E Kehew (Author)

720 pages, illustrations, maps

Pearson Education

Paperback | Nov 2013 | Edition: 3 | #210952 | ISBN-13: 9781292039107
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NHBS Price: £44.99 $55/€51 approx
Hardback | Feb 2006 | Edition: 3 | #182954 | ISBN: 0131457306
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For introductory courses in geology for engineers or engineering geology, offered in departments of geology, earth science, and civil engineering. This text provides an introduction to geology for students of engineering and environmental science – with a focus on applications that they are likely to use in their professional careers. It demonstrates the importance of geology to engineers by including introductory mechanics, hydraulics, and case studies that illustrate interactions between geology and engineering; applications involving environmental problems and solutions are given significant coverage as well.


1. Challenges of the 21st Century
2. The Earth and Its Systems
3. Minerals
4. Igneous Rocks and Processes
5. Sedimentary Rocks and Processes
6. Metamorphic Rocks and Processes
7. Mechanics of Earth Materials
8. Structural Deformation of the Earth's Crust and Earthquakes
9. Weathering and Erosion
10. Soils, Soil Hazards and Land Subsidence
11. Ground Water
12. Subsurface Contamination and Remediation
13. Mass Movement and Slope Stability
14. Rivers
15. Oceans and Coasts
16. Glaciers, Permafrost, and Deserts

Summary and Conclusions
References and Suggestions for Further Reading

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