Engineering Geology: An Environmental Approach (2nd Edition)

 
9780131774032: Engineering Geology: An Environmental Approach (2nd Edition)

A classic reference to help engineers and other professionals understand geology and take it into account in their work. Describes the tools of engineering geology, including maps, aerial photographs and remote sensing. Explains geological processes, and how they relate to engineering. These include weathering, soli-forming, rock and soil mechanics, mass wasting, ground water and fluvial processes, and land subsidence. Includes specific coverage of coastal and earthquake-prone regions. For students of engineering geology, as well as professional civil and geological engineers with minimal geology background who need to understand how the basic tenets of geology apply to their fields.

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Rahn's text provides a qualitative description of methods utilized in Engineering Geology. It includes such recent events as the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake as well as the 1993 Mississippi River floods. Case histories and additional worked examples and problems are included to give students a more thorough and current knowledge base from which to learn the principle components of engineering geology.

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This book offers advanced geology students an in-depth, quantitative approach to environmental engineering, with a special emphasis on the recognition and avoidance of geologic hazards. Drawing on real-life examples, the book handles:

  • Rock and soil mechanics, including slope stability and surficial deposits
  • Geophysical issues and earthquake hazards
  • Hydrological concerns, groundwater, and fluvial and coastal processes

More than 100 figures illustrate the concepts, and the author provides over 1,000 references.

This classic textbook has been completely revised and updated to include analyses of recent geologic disasters, including:

  • The Loma Prieta, Northridge, and Kobe earthquakes,
  • Hurricane Andrew
  • The Mississippi floods of 1993.

The first edition of Engineering Geology, released in 1986, has garnered broad praise and numerous awards, including:

The Claire P. Holdredge Award for the best publication of the year, given by the Association of Engineering Geologists in 1987, and The E.B. Burwell, Jr. Award for the best publication of the year, given by the Engineering Geology Division of the Geological Society of America.

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