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Foundations of Engineering Geology

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By: AC Waltham
96 pages, Illus
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Foundations of Engineering Geology
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  • Foundations of Engineering Geology ISBN: 9780415254502 Edition: 2 Paperback Dec 2001 Out of Print #166905
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Highly illustrated introduction to geology for engineers. Each of forty topics is presented as a double-page spread for quick reference.


Geology and civil engineering. Igneous rocks. Surface processes. Sedimentary rocks. Metamorphic rocks. Geological structures. Geological maps and sections. Geological map interpretation. Plate tectonics. Boundary hazards. Rocks of Britain. Rocks of the United States. Weathering and soils. Floodplains and alluvium. Glacial deposits. Climatic variants. Coastal processes. Groundwater. Ground investigation. Desk study. Ground investigation boreholes. Geophysical surveys. Assessment of difficult ground. Rock strength. Rock mass strength. Soil strength. Ground subsidence. Subsidence on clays. Subsidence on limestone. Subsidence over old mines. Mining subsidence. Slope failure and landslides. Water in landslides. Soil failures and flowslides. Landslide hazards. Slope stabilization. Understanding ground conditions. Rock excavation. Tunnels in rock. Stone and aggregate. Appendices: Rock mass quality Q System. Abbreviations and notation. Further reading. Index.

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Out of Print
By: AC Waltham
96 pages, Illus
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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A useful source for a quick insight into the subject or a reminder for the practising engineer when difficult ground is encountered. Ground Engineering
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