Foundations of Engineering Geology / Edition 2

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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
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This slim textbook for civil engineering students consists of 40 sections in a double-page layout that summarize facts and data about geological processes and structures. Topics include geological maps, the rocks of Britain, plate tectonics, groundwater, and landslides. No exercises are provided. The second edition adds a section on ground conditions. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415254502
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • 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
App Rock Mass Quality Q System
Abbreviations and Notation
Further Reading
Index
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