Engineering Geology Rock in Engineering Construction

ISBN-10: 0471544248
ISBN-13: 9780471544241
Edition: 1st 1993
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Description: Using an engineer's perspective, it offers a concrete account of the basic facts and experiences regarding the behavior of different rock types in engineering construction. Details geological exploration techniques, stressing drilling and logging  More...

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List price: $214.95
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/18/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Using an engineer's perspective, it offers a concrete account of the basic facts and experiences regarding the behavior of different rock types in engineering construction. Details geological exploration techniques, stressing drilling and logging core samples. Features a chapter on active faults in engineering projects including legal arguments about project sites. Illustrative case studies, ranging from the Auburn Dam controversy to international examples of single collapse problems, aid in students' awareness of rock mass propensities and structures.

Richard Goodman has written articles for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Commonweal, Garden Design, the Michigan Quarterly Review, Creative Nonfiction, and Salon.com. He has twice been the recipient of a MacDowell Colony Residency. He created, wrote, and narrated a six-part series about New York City for public radio in Virginia. He lives in New York City.

Geology
Geological Investigations
Shales, Sandstones, and Associated Rocks
Soluble Rocks: Limestone, Dolomite, and Evaporites
Plutonic Igneous Rocks
Volcanism and Volcanic Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Rock Structure and Fault Activity
Appendix
Index

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