Foundations of Engineering Geology / Edition 2

Foundations of Engineering Geology / Edition 2

by Tony Waltham, A. Waltham
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415254507

ISBN-13: 9780415254502

Pub. Date: 02/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The second edition of this well-established book provides a readable and highly illustrated overview of the aspects of geology that are of significance to civil engineers.
Each topic is presented as a double page spread with a careful mix of text and diagrams, with tabulated reference material on parameters such as bearing strength of soils and rocks. A special

Overview

The second edition of this well-established book provides a readable and highly illustrated overview of the aspects of geology that are of significance to civil engineers.
Each topic is presented as a double page spread with a careful mix of text and diagrams, with tabulated reference material on parameters such as bearing strength of soils and rocks. A special section devoted to US rock characteristics is included. Comprehensively updated, Foundations of Engineering Geology covers the entire spectrum of topics of interest for both students and professionals in the field of civil engineering.

Selected Table of Contents:
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 Clay
Appendices
Index

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415254502
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. Geology and Civil Engineering. 2. Igneous Rocks. 3. Surface Processes. 4. Sedimentary Rocks. 5. Metamorphic Rocks. 6. Geological Structures. 7. Geological Maps and Sections. 8. Geological Map Interpretation. 9. Plate Tectonics. 10. Boundary Hazards. 11. Rocks of Britain. 12. Rocks of the United States. 13. Weathering and Soils. 14. Floodplains and Alluvium. 15. Glacial Deposits. 16. Climatic Variants. 17. Coastal Processes. 18. Groundwater. 19. Ground Investigation. 20. Desk Study. 21. Ground Investigation Boreholes. 22. Geophysical Surveys. 23. Assessment of Difficult Ground. 24. Rock Strength. 25. Rock Mass Strength. 26. Soil Strength. 27. Ground Subsidence. 28. Subsidence on Clays. 29. Subsidence on Limestone. 30. Subsidence over Old Mines. 31. Mining Subsidence. 32. Slope Failure and Landslides. 33. Water in Landslides. 34. Soil Failures and Flowslides. 35. Landslide Hazards. 36. Slope Stabilization. 37. Understanding Ground Conditions. 38. Rock Excavation. 39. Tunnels in Rock. 40. Stone and Aggregate. Appendices. Rock Mass Quality Q System. Abbreviations and Notation. Further Reading. Index.

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