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Foundations of Engineering Geology, Third Edition (paperback)

Product Code: MPFEG
Series: Miscellaneous titles
Author/Editor: By Tony Waltham
Publication Date: 01 June 2009
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Published by Spon Press.Distributed by GSL from October 2015.

Now in full colour, the third edition of this well established book provides a readable and highly illustrated overview of the aspects of geology that are most significant to civil engineers.

Sections in the book include those devoted to the main rock types, weathering, ground investigation, rock mass strength, failures of old mines, subsidence on peats and clays, sinkholes on limestone and chalk, water in landslides, slope stabilization and understanding ground conditions. The roles of both natural and man-induced processes are assessed, and this understanding is developed into an appreciation of the geological environments potentially hazardous to civil engineering and construction projects. For each style of difficult ground, available techniques of site investigation and remediation are reviewed and evaluated.

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. This new edition has been comprehensively updated and covers the entire spectrum of topics of interest for both students and practitioners in the field of civil engineering.


Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9780415469609
Publisher: Distributed by GSL
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 98
Weight: 0.5 kg


Geology and Civil Engineering

Rocks and Structures

Igneous Rocks
Surface Processes
Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Geological Structures
Geological Maps
Map Interpretation
Boundary Hazards

Rocks of Britain

Rocks of the United States

Surface Processes

Weathering and Soils
Floodplains and Alluvium
Glacial Deposits
Climatic Variants

Coastal Processes


Ground Investigations

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
Ground Conditions
Rock Excavation
Tunnels in Rock
Stone and Aggregate

Further Reading



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