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Earth Science for Civil and Environmental Engineers

Richard E. Jackson, Geofirma Engineering Ltd, Ontario
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This carefully targeted and rigorous new textbook introduces engineering students to the fundamental principles of applied Earth science, highlighting how modern soil and rock mechanics, geomorphology, hydrogeology, seismology and environmental geochemistry affect geotechnical and environmental practice. Key geological topics of engineering relevance including soils and sediments, rocks, groundwater, and geologic hazards are presented in an accessible and engaging way. A broad range of international case studies add real-world context, and demonstrate practical applications in field and laboratory settings to guide…
Frontmatter
pp i-iv
Contents
pp v-x
Preface
pp xi-xiv
Acknowledgements
pp xv-xv
List of Symbols Used in Earth Science
pp xvi-xviii
List of Greek Symbols
pp xix-xx
1 - Introduction
pp 1-18
Part I - Rocks as Engineering Materials
pp 19-20
2 - The Structure and Composition of the Earth
pp 21-52
3 - Geological Structures and Maps
pp 53-74
4 - Rock Mechanics
pp 75-96
5 - Characterization of Rocks and Rock Masses
pp 97-120
Part II - Soils and Sediments
pp 121-122
6 - Terrain Evolution and Analysis
pp 123-149
7 - Environmental Geochemistry and Mineralogy
pp 150-174
8 - Glacial Sediments and Permafrost
pp 175-195
9 - Fluvial Processes and Sediments
pp 196-218
10 - Characterization of Soils and Sediments
pp 219-244
Part III - Groundwater
pp 245-246
11 - Hydrogeology
pp 247-274
12 - Groundwater Quality and Contamination
pp 275-300
Part IV - Geological Hazards
pp 301-302
13 - Land Subsidence and Karst
pp 303-326
14 - Seismicity and Earthquakes
pp 327-353
15 - Landslides
pp 354-380
16 - Coastal Hazards
pp 381-409
Glossary
pp 410-429
References
pp 430-454
Index
pp 455-458
Plate Section
pp 459-474
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Online ISBN: 9781139046336
Published online: 20 March 2019
Hardback ISBN: 9780521847254
Hardback publication date: 24 January 2019

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