Engineering Geology

Engineering Geology
  • Author : Perry H. Rahn
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Pages : 657
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : UOM:39015038023613

Engineering Geology Book Review:

For Reservoir Engineering and Engineering Geology courses. Rahn's text provides a quantitative description of methods utilized in Engineering Geology. It includes such recent events as the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake as well as the 1993 Mississippi River floods. Case histories and additional worked examples and problems are included to give students a more thorough and current knowledge base from which to learn the principle components of engineering geology.

Engineering Geology and the Environment

Engineering Geology and the Environment
  • Author : Paul G. Marinos
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 3
  • Relase : 1997
  • ISBN : 9054108797

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING GEOLOGY -Volume I

ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING GEOLOGY -Volume I
  • Author : Syed E. Hasan, Benedetto De Vivo, Bernhard Grasemann, Kurt Stüwe, Jan Lastovicka, Syed M. Hasan, Chen Yong
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Pages : 434
  • Relase : 2011-12-05
  • ISBN : 9781848263550

ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING GEOLOGY -Volume I Book Review:

Environmental And Engineering Geology is a component of Encyclopedia of Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Environmental and Engineering Geology with contributions from distinguished experts in the field discusses matters of great relevance to our world such as: engineering and environmental geology, and their importance in our life. It also includes a discussion of some new applications of geoscience, such as medical geology, forensic geology, use of underground space for human occupancy, and geoindicators. These four volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING GEOLOGY -Volume II

ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING GEOLOGY -Volume II
  • Author : Syed E. Hasan, Benedetto De Vivo, Bernhard Grasemann, Kurt Stüwe, Jan Lastovicka, Syed M. Hasan, Chen Yong
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Pages : 374
  • Relase : 2011-12-05
  • ISBN : 9781848263567

ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING GEOLOGY -Volume II Book Review:

Environmental And Engineering Geology is a component of Encyclopedia of Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Environmental and Engineering Geology with contributions from distinguished experts in the field discusses matters of great relevance to our world such as: engineering and environmental geology, and their importance in our life. It also includes a discussion of some new applications of geoscience, such as medical geology, forensic geology, use of underground space for human occupancy, and geoindicators. These four volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Engineering Geology

Engineering Geology
  • Author : F G Bell
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 592
  • Relase : 2007-02-14
  • ISBN : 0080469523

Engineering Geology Book Review:

Every engineering structure, whether it's a building, bridge or road, is affected by the ground on which it is built. Geology is of fundamental importance when deciding on the location and design of all engineering works, and it is essential that engineers have a basic knowledge of the subject. Engineering Geology introduces the fundamentals of the discipline and ensures that engineers have a clear understanding of the processes at work, and how they will impact on what is to be built. Core areas such as stratigraphy, rock types, structures and geological processes are explained, and put in context. The basics of soil mechanics and the links between groundwater conditions and underlying geology are introduced. As well as the theoretical knowledge necessary, Professor Bell introduces the techniques that engineers will need to learn about and understand the geological conditions in which they intend to build. Site investigation techniques are detailed, and the risks and risk avoidance methods for dealing with different conditions are explained. * Accessible introduction to geology for engineers * Key points illustrated with diagrams and photographs * Teaches the impact of geology on the planning and design of structures

Geological Engineering

Geological Engineering
  • Author : Luis Gonzalez de Vallejo,Mercedes Ferrer
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 700
  • Relase : 2011-07-06
  • ISBN : 9781439881996

Geological Engineering Book Review:

A thorough knowledge of geology is essential in the design and construction of infrastructures for transport, buildings and mining operations; while an understanding of geology is also crucial for those working in urban, territorial and environmental planning and in the prevention and mitigation of geohazards.Geological Engineering provides an inte

Environmental Hydrogeology, Second Edition

Environmental Hydrogeology, Second Edition
  • Author : Philip E. LaMoreaux,James W. LaMoreaux,Mostafa M. Soliman,Bashir A. Memon,Fakhry A. Assaad
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 375
  • Relase : 2008-10-21
  • ISBN : 9781420055023

Environmental Hydrogeology, Second Edition Book Review:

Headlines continue to blare news of climate change, tangential catastrophic events, and dwindling energy resources. Written by respected practitioners, and geared to practitioners and students, Environmental Hydrogeology, Second Edition explores the role that hydrogeology can play in solving challenging environmental problems. New in the Second Edition: Coverage of groundwater recharging Exploration of geology of sink hole prone areas A case study of how salt-water springs were drawn down to manageable levels in the Red River Comprehensive Coverage from Trusted Experts The authors provide a complete introduction to the fast-growing and evolving field of environmental hydrogeology and its future. The second edition includes completely updated material and select new case studies. Matching the caliber of coverage found in the previous edition, the authors explore topics such as the geological aspects of disposal sites, surface water hydrogeology, groundwater hydrology and wells, environmental impacts and the hydrological system, and more. They also include types, sources, and properties of waste products, and propose waste management programs for groundwater protection. Explore Applications and Solutions Looming threats such as climate change, water pollution, acid rain, and air pollution extend beyond national boundaries and span the gaps between continents. An in-depth understanding of hydrogeology will be necessary to resolve these problems. Focusing on science rather than the regulations of any particular jurisdiction, the authors explore a variety of solutions and practical applications to issues such as groundwater recharging and protection.

GEOLOGY- Volume V

GEOLOGY- Volume V
  • Author : Benedetto De Vivo,Bernhard Grasemann,Kurt Stüwe
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Pages : 534
  • Relase : 2009-12-11
  • ISBN : 9781848260085

GEOLOGY- Volume V Book Review:

Geology is the Component of Encyclopedia of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS)), which is an integrated compendium of twenty Encyclopedias. The theme on geology in the Encyclopedia of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, presents many aspects of geology under the following nine different topics: The Organized Earth.; Tectonics and Geodynamics; Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology; Sedimentary Geology and Paleontology; Overview of the Mineralogical Sciences; Geology of Metallic and Non-Metallic Mineral Resources; Regional Geology; Geology of Petroleum, Gas, and Coal; Environmental and Engineering Geology.

Project Planning and Project Success

Project Planning and Project Success
  • Author : Pedro Serrador
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 228
  • Relase : 2014-11-24
  • ISBN : 9781138000780

Project Planning and Project Success Book Review:

Project planning is generally accepted as an important contributor to project success. However, is there research that affirms the positive impact of project planning and gives guidance on how much effort should be spent on planning? To answer these questions, this book looks at current literature and new research of this under-studied area of project management. The author presents his findings from an extensive review of project planning literature that covers more than 270 sources. He also discusses new research that analyzes data from more than 1,300 global projects. The book confirms that the time spent on planning activities reduces risk and significantly increases the chances of project success. It also concludes that there can be too much planning and shows that the optimum ratio of planning to effort is 25%. The book examines the impact of project planning on different industries. It discusses research in the construction and information technology (IT) industries, and presents a case study of how to plan and track a software development project. The book also looks at the impact of geography on project planning and success. Intended as a basic tool in the library of any project manager or general manager, this book brings to light project planning techniques and information that have never been published previously. It is an important resource on how to plan projects properly and propel your career forward.

Earth Materials

Earth Materials
  • Author : Dexter Perkins,Kevin R. Henke,Adam C. Simon,Lance D. Yarbrough
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 532
  • Relase : 2019-07-24
  • ISBN : 9780429591198

Earth Materials Book Review:

There is a large and growing need for a textbook that can form the basis for integrated classes that look at minerals, rocks, and other Earth materials. Despite the need, no high-quality book is available for such a course. Earth Materials is a wide-ranging undergraduate textbook that covers all the most important kinds of (inorganic) Earth materials. Besides traditional chapters on minerals and rocks, this book features chapters on sediments and stratigraphy, weathering and soils, water and the hydrosphere, and mineral and energy deposits. Introductions to soil mechanics and rock mechanics are also included. This book steers away from the model of traditional encyclopedic science textbooks, but rather exposes students to the key and most exciting ideas and information, with an emphasis on thinking about Earth as a system. The book is written in such a manner as to support inquiry, discovery and other forms of active learning. All chapters start with a short topical story or vignette, and the plentiful photographs and other graphics are integrated completely with the text. Earth Materials will be interesting and useful for a wide range of learners, including geoscience students, students taking mineralogy and petrology courses, engineers, and anyone interested in learning more about the Earth as a system.

Civil Engineering - Volume II

Civil Engineering - Volume II
  • Author : Kiyoshi Horikawa,Qizhong Guo
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Pages : 402
  • Relase : 2009-10-29
  • ISBN : 9781905839742

Civil Engineering - Volume II Book Review:

Civil Engineering is the component of Encyclopedia of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Civil Engineering is the oldest of the engineering specialties and has contributed very much to develop our society throughout the long history of human life. The advancement of civil engineering has, therefore, been closely related to that of civilization. In this theme, human activities on the earth from ancient times to the present are briefly reviewed first, and then the history of the process to establish the civil engineering discipline is discussed for better understanding of the important role that civil engineering has played in the growth of a mature society, from both technological and social points of view. Broad diversification of civil engineering has resulted from the enormous expansion of society during the latter half of the twentieth century. The various branches are briefly described to show the notable characters that civil engineering has formed to maintain the sustainable development of society. The Theme on Civil Engineering with contributions from distinguished experts in the field provides the essential aspects and fundamentals of civil engineering. The two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.

Proceedings Fifth International Congress International Association of Engineering Geology

Proceedings Fifth International Congress International Association of Engineering Geology
  • Author : Association internationale de géologie de l'ingénieur. Congrès
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 1986
  • ISBN : 9061916666

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Hydrology

Hydrology
  • Author : Ian Watson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 722
  • Relase : 2017-11-13
  • ISBN : 9781351439695

Hydrology Book Review:

Hydrology covers the fundamentals of hydrology and hydrogeology, taking an environmental slant dictated by the emphasis in recent times for the remediation of contaminated aquifers and surface-water bodies as well as a demand for new designs that impose the least negative impact on the natural environment. Major topics covered include hydrological principles, groundwater flow, groundwater contamination and clean-up, groundwater applications to civil engineering, well hydraulics, and surface water. Additional topics addressed include flood analysis, flood control, and both ground-water and surface-water applications to civil engineering design.

Comparative Planetology, Geological Education, History of Geology

Comparative Planetology, Geological Education, History of Geology
  • Author : Wang Hongzhen
  • Publisher : VSP
  • Pages : 306
  • Relase : 1997-06
  • ISBN : 9067642541

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Environmental, Groundwater, and Engineering Geology

Environmental, Groundwater, and Engineering Geology
  • Author : Scott Burns
  • Publisher : Star Publishing Company (Belmont, CA)
  • Pages : 689
  • Relase : 1998
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105023598191

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Earth Engineering

Earth Engineering
  • Author : Murray Sarafinchin
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages : 360
  • Relase : 2010-12-27
  • ISBN : 9781450275996

Earth Engineering Book Review:

Questions about the Earth continue to haunt engineers. For instance: What do we know about our ancient planet? How should we be using it? And what are the best technologies and strategies to sustain us? Earth Engineering provides the background necessary to analyze these questions as well as perspectives, principles, and practices to guide your understanding of geoengineering problems. Scientists, engineers, regulators, designers, constructors, educators and students will find this book especially useful when considering challenges tied to civil engineering, construction, and mining. Written in simple language, this reference guide covers many areas, including • how the Earth began and developed over 4.6 billion years ago; • • how the Earth began and developed over 4.6 billion years ago; • how to use site investigations to mitigate planning omissions and design errors; • how to cope with variable subsurface strata and building challenges; • how to approach geologic uncertainty and analyze problems on varying terraine; • how to handle environmental regulations and legal considerations. You will treasure this broad collection and overview of geoengineering perspectives, principles, and practices. Enhance your knowledge and troubleshoot common problems with the knowledge, tools, and strategies you will fi nd in the extensive repertoire of topics and concise illustrations in Earth Engineering.

Geosciences, Environment and Man

Geosciences, Environment and Man
  • Author : H. Chamley
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 550
  • Relase : 2003-08-28
  • ISBN : 9780080532523

Geosciences, Environment and Man Book Review:

Geosciences, Environment and Man has three major objectives, which determine the division in three parts of this volume: I. To consider the main natural geological processes interfering with and therefore threatening the activities of man: earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, land movements, floods, wind and coastal risks; main prevention and mitigation measures against these natural hazards are presented. II. To examine the exploitation of earth's natural resources such as materials, ores and minerals, fossil fuels, water, radioactivity, and the resulting consequences on solid Earth balance and future. III. To assess the hold level reached by the activities of man on planet surface envelopes through agriculture, urbanization, industrialization, and communication; the local to global effects of human influence triggered by recent demographic growth on underground, soils, water and air characters are taken into account. Both deteriorating and beneficial aspects of Earth - the interactions of man are emphasized, as well as mitigation or restoration measures and perspectives.

Geotechnical Engineering Design

Geotechnical Engineering Design
  • Author : Ming Xiao
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 424
  • Relase : 2015-03-26
  • ISBN : 9781118917701

Geotechnical Engineering Design Book Review:

An accessible, clear, concise, and contemporary course in geotechnical engineering design. covers the major in geotechnical engineering packed with self-test problems and projects with an on-line detailed solutions manual presents the state-of-the-art field practice covers both Eurocode 7 and ASTM standards (for the US)

Geology

Geology
  • Author : Aurèle Parriaux
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 578
  • Relase : 2018-10-31
  • ISBN : 9780429854903

Geology Book Review:

Geology – Basics for Engineers (second edition) presents the physical and chemical characteristics of the Earth, the nature and the properties of rocks and unconsolidated deposits/sediments, the action of water, how the Earth is transformed by various phenomena at different scales of time and space. The book shows the engineer how to take geological conditions into account in their projects, and how to exploit a wide range of natural resources in an intelligent way, reduce geological hazards, and manage subsurface pollution. This second edition has been fully revised and updated. Through a problem-based learning approach, this instructional text imparts knowledge and practical experience to engineering students (undergraduate and graduate level), as well as to experts in the fields of civil engineering, environmental engineering, earth sciences, architecture, land and urban planning. Free digital supplements to the book, found on the book page, contain solutions to the problems and animations that show additional facets of the living Earth. The original French edition of the book (2007) won the prestigious Roberval Prize, an international contest organized by the University of Technology of Compiegne in collaboration with the General Council of Oise, France. Geology, Basics for Engineers was selected out of a total of 110 candidates. The jury praised the book as a "very well conceived teaching textbook" and underscored its highly didactic nature, as well as the excellent quality of its illustrations. Features: Offers an exhaustive outline of the methods and techniques used in geology, with a study of the nature and properties of the principal soils and rocks Helps students understand how geological conditions should be taken into account by the engineer by taking a problem-solving approach Contains extensive figures and examples, solutions to probems, and illustrative animations Presents a highly didactic and synthetic work intended for engineering students as well as experts in civil engineering, environmental engineering, the earth sciences, and architecture

Environmental Planning and Geology

Environmental Planning and Geology
  • Author : Donald R. Nichols,Catherine C. Campbell
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 1971
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112003025936

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