Description : This book is written to explain the influence ground conditions can have upon engineering with rocks and soils, and upon designing, analysing and executing an engineered response to the geological and geomorphological processes acting on them; these subjects form the essence of Engineering Geology. The text is written for students of the subject, either geologists or engineers, who encounter the challenge of idealising the ground and its processes for the purposes of design and of quantifying them for the purpose of analysis. With this in mind the book describes how geology can dictate the design of ground investigations, influence the interpretation of its findings, and be incorporated into design and analysis. The reader is constantly reminded of basic geology; the "simple" things that constitute the "big picture", a neglect of which may cause design and analyses to be at fault, and construction not to function as it should.
Description : Lavishly illustrated in color, this textbook takes an applied approach to introduce undergraduate students to the basic principles of structural geology. The book provides unique links to industry applications in the upper crust, including petroleum and groundwater geology, which highlight the importance of structural geology in exploration and exploitation of petroleum and water resources. Topics range from faults and fractures forming near the surface to shear zones and folds of the deep crust. Students are engaged through examples and parallels drawn from practical everyday situations, enabling them to connect theory with practice. Containing numerous end-of-chapter problems, e-learning modules, and with stunning field photos and illustrations, this book provides the ultimate learning experience for all students of structural geology.
Description : Textbook of Engineering Geology presents study of geology comprehensively from a civil engineering point of view. The author contends that mere technical perfection cannot ensure the safety and success of large-scale civil engineering constructions such a
Description : Provides a comprehensive introduction of the application of geologic fundamentals to civil engineering. Explains the theory and applied aspects of engineering geology, and the impact geology has on civil engineering planning, design, construction, and monitoring. Offers expanded coverage of applied geophysical methods, investigation fundamentals, use of aggregate materials, site instrumentation, and remote sensing.
Description : When first published, Structural Geology broke new ground by offering a comprehensive, richly illustrated survey of the evolution of the earth’s outer layers, presented within the unifying context of structural and plate tectonics. Now this highly regarded text returns, in thoroughly updated new edition designed to show students how geologists interpret deformations in the earth’s crust as clues to the processes that are continually recasting the planet. Structural Geology Art Download Instructors can download a zip file (47 mb) with the art from Structural Geology, Second Edition in jpeg format here.
Description : An accessible and engaging introductory text for geology majors, the book covers both sedimentary rocks and stratigraphy. Sedimentary Geology utilizes important current research in tectonics and sedimentation and focuses on crucial geological principles. The book covers a wide range of topics, including trace fossils, mudrocks, diagentetic structures, and seismic stratigraphy. Contributions from chemistry, physics, and structure are drawn upon throughout the book.