Basic Environmental and Engineering Geology exemplifies the vital role of environmental geology and geological processes in understanding the physical environment and the influence and fundamental importance of engineering geology in our modern world, particularly the infrastructure. The author examines the influence of geohazards, the significance of soil and water resources, and the impact of mining, waste disposal, and pollution/contamination on the environment, as well as the various aspects of construction that are involved in the development of the infrastructure. The book provides a wealth of practical examples and a comprehensive suggested reading list accompanies each chapter.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 885 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
...one of the most comprehensive basic environmental and engineering geology books that this reviewer has encountered, ... wishes it had been available when he was still teaching. ... a fine resource for either geology for engineers or environmental geology, and a quick reference for those who have forgotten some of the basics. ...Highly recommended.
-- C.W. Dimmick, Central Connecticut State University, in Choice Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, January 2008, Vol. 45 No. 05