3rd Edition

Foundations of Engineering Geology



ISBN 9780415469609
Published June 5, 2009 by CRC Press
104 Pages

USD $37.95

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Geology
Igneous Rocks
Surface Processes
Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Geological Structures
Geological Maps
Map Interpretation
Tectonics
Boundary Hazards
Rocks of Britain
Rocks of the US
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
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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Biography

Tony Waltham lives in Nottingham, UK, having now retired from many years as a university lecturer in engineering geology.

Reviews

"A useful source for a quick insight into the subject or a reminder for the practising engineer when difficult ground is encountered."
Ground Engineering

 

"This is an excellent book that will be invaluable not only as a textbook for students taking an engineering geology, geology or civil engineering course but also as a reference book/aide memoire in later years as they (and we more advanced practitioners) follow their careers."

Geological Magazine