Engineering Geology: An Environmental Approach (2nd Edition)
Publish Date: 1996-08-12
Author: Perry H. Rahn
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.