Geotechnics

A Particle of ClayA Particle of Clay
The Biography of Alec Skempton, Civil Engineer
by Judith  Niechcial

One of the most eminent engineers of the 20th century, both on the national and international stage, Professor Sir Alec Skempton was truly an influential figure in the discipline of soil mechanics. In the late 1940s he was instrumental in developing the subject, and formed the first university de... more...
Basic Environmental and Engineering GeologyBasic Environmental and Engineering Geology
by F.G. Bell

An integration of the essentials of environmental and engineering geology giving a thorough grounding to students and professionals alike As society becomes more aware of the significance of the environment, such issues become increasingly important. The book exemplifies the vital role of en... more...
Cores and Core Logging for GeoscientistsCores and Core Logging for Geoscientists
2nd Edition
by Graham A.  Blackbourn

The previous edition of this book has been widely adopted internationally by the petroleum and mining industries and by geotechnical engineers as an authoritative guide for use at the wellsite, in the laboratory or office. This new edition has been brought up-to-date and incorporates modern devel... more...
Engineering GeomorphologyEngineering Geomorphology
Theory and Practice
by Peter FookesJ. GriffithsMark  Lee

This significant new book by foremost experts in the field will be the first that truly covers the topic of engineering geomorphology as a distinct discipline and, as such, will be of paramount importance to both practitioners and students. Engineering geomorphology is concerned with the evaluati... more...
Environmental and Engineering GeologyEnvironmental and Engineering Geology
Beyond the Basics
by J. GriffithsF.G. Bell

This new book is a substantially updated and expanded edition based upon the successful and acclaimed Basic Environmental and Engineering Geology by the late Professor Fred Bell. It incorporates the changes that have occurred since and also addresses some aspects of the discipline that have devel... more...
Geomodels in Engineering GeologyGeomodels in Engineering Geology
An Introduction
by Peter FookesGeoff PettiferTony Waltham

The book provides a valuable systematic guide to the evaluation and understanding of worldwide ground and environmental conditions of sites and their surrounds. This is done through a series of annotated block models and supporting photographs of common geological and geomorphological situations aro... more...
Geomorphology for EngineersGeomorphology for Engineers
by Peter FookesMark  LeeG. Milligan

'...Most engineering companies employ geomorphologists on their full-time staff and all require a text that guides them to the core of the subject. This book fulfils that need...' Extract from the Foreword by Professor Denys Brunsden, University of London, King's College. Geomorpholog... more...
Ground Gas HandbookGround Gas Handbook
by Steve  WilsonGeoff  CardSarah  Haines

With the increasing development of brownfield and landfill sites, ground gas is a common problem encountered by engineers and scientists and this book not only raises awareness of the phenomenon but also provides practical solutions to the difficulties experienced. This vital new handbook pr... more...
Handbook of Luminescence DatingHandbook of Luminescence Dating
by Mark D. Bateman

Luminescence dating is now widely applied by scientists working in Quaternary geology and archaeology to obtain ages for events as diverse as past earthquakes, desertification and cave occupation sites. Using quartz or feldspar minerals found in almost ubiquitous sand and finer sediments, luminescen... more...
Investigation, Remediation and Protection of Land ResourcesInvestigation, Remediation and Protection of Land Resources
by Dieter D. Genske

Land is a finite resource and is the basis for 90% of all human food, livestock feed, fibre, and fuel - and we are running out of it. Even worse, large amounts are degraded with only a third showing no signs of degradation, and a quarter being severely or very severely degraded. The economic im... more...
Logging the ChalkLogging the Chalk
by Rory N.  Mortimore

Chalk has proved to be one of the more difficult rocks to core-log as it breaks up readily during the drilling process leading to core-loss and destructuring, particularly where flints, nodular chalks and/or fractures are present. One of the greatest difficulties is the identification of chalk engin... more...
Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing vol IManual of Soil Laboratory Testing vol I
by K.H. Head

A revised and updated edition of the essential working manual for all those involved in geotechnical laboratory testing. This volume, the first in a set of three, is a vital working manual which covers the basic tests for the classification and compaction characteristics of engineering soils... more...
Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing vol IIManual of Soil Laboratory Testing vol II
3rd edition, Vol. II: Permeability, Shear Strength and Compressibility Tests
by K.H. HeadRoger  Epps

This is the second volume of three that provides a comprehensive working manual for the laboratory testing of soils for civil engineering purposes. It is an essential practical handbook for all who are engaged in laboratory testing of soils as well as being of great value to professional engineer... more...
Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing vol IIIManual of Soil Laboratory Testing vol III
Effective Stress Tests 3rd edition
by K. H.  HeadR. J.  Epps

This third volume completes the long-established key handbook for the laboratory testing of soils. The text covers soil testing in terms of effective stress, for which the measurement of pore water pressure is the essential feature. The principle and theory of effective stress are explained, prac... more...
Restoration and RecoveryRestoration and Recovery
Regenerating land and communities
by Howard  FoxHeather  Moore

With contributions from international academics and practitioners, this International Conference of the British Land Reclamation Society, addresses the current issues and challenges for restoration and regeneration of land and communities during a period of economic uncertainty and recovery. The ... more...
Rudolph GlossopRudolph Glossop
and the Rise of Geotechnology
by Ronald E. Williams

Rudolph Glossop made a unique contribution to the early development of both geotechnical engineering and engineering geology and this volume presents a fascinating and revealing perspective on his involvement by means of selected extracts from personal diaries, letters and journals. From his early e... more...
Soil and Rock Description in Engineering PracticeSoil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice
2nd Edition
by David  Norbury

This is a revised and updated edition of the highly successful first edition.  In the intervening period the procedures used in the description of soils and rocks have continued to develop and evolve and this new edition incorporates changes in the national and international standards, BS 5930:... more...

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