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Engineering Geology: An Environmental Approach
Author: Rahn, Perry H.

Cover: Hard cover
List Price: $121.00
Published by Prentice Hall
Date Published: 07/1996
ISBN: 0131774034


KEY BENEFIT: A classic reference to help engineers and other professionals understand geology and take it into account in their work.

KEY TOPICS: 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.

MARKET: 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.

  • First edition won "best publication of the year" awards from both the Association of Engineering Geology and the Geological Society of America.
  • Includes coverage of recent geologic disasters, including the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, 1989 Hurricane Andrew, and 1993 Mississippi floods.
  • Techniques for designing with nature, accounting for geological hazards, and preventing environmental abuses.