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EXPLORATION. Introduction. Surface Mapping. Subsurface Exploration. Recovery of Samples and Cores. MEASUREMENT OF PROPERTIES. Introduction. Basic and Index Properties. Hydraulic Properties (Permeability). Rupture Strength. Deformation without Rupture. Typical Values of Basic, Index, and Engineering Properties. FIELD INSTRUMENTATION. Introduction. Surface Movements. Subsurface Deformations. In Situ Pressures and Stresses. Instrumentation Arrays for Typical Problems. APPENDIX: THE EARTH AND GEOLOGIC HISTORY. Significance to the Engineer. The Earth. Global Tectonics. Geologic History. INDEX.