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Basic environmental and engineering geology / F. G. Bell

Main Author Bell, F. G. Country Reino Unido. Publication Caithness : Whittles Publishing, imp. 2008 Description IX, 342 p. : il. ; 25 cm ISBN 1-904445-02-0
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'Basic Environmental and Engineering Geology' examines the influence of geohazards, the significance of soil and water resources, and the impact of mining and waste disposal, as well as looking at the various aspects of construction that are involved in the development of the infrastructure.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. ix)
  • 1 Basic geology (p. 1)
  • 1.1 Igneous rocks (p. 1)
  • 1.2 Metamorphism and metamorphic rocks (p. 11)
  • 1.3 Sedimentary rocks (p. 15)
  • 1.4 Stratigraphy and stratification (p. 21)
  • 1.5 Geological structures (p. 24)
  • 1.6 Weathering (p. 37)
  • 2 Geology and planning (p. 43)
  • 2.1 Introduction (p. 43)
  • 2.2 Applied geological maps (p. 46)
  • 2.3 Geographical information systems (p. 50)
  • 2.4 Geological hazards and planning (p. 52)
  • 2.5 Risk assessment (p. 55)
  • 2.6 Hazard maps (p. 56)
  • 2.7 Land restoration and conservation (p. 58)
  • 3 Natural geohazards (p. 60)
  • 3.1 Volcanic activity (p. 60)
  • 3.2 Earthquakes (p. 66)
  • 3.3 Slope movements (p. 74)
  • 3.4 River action and flooding (p. 82)
  • 3.5 Marine action (p. 90)
  • 3.6 Wind action and arid regions (p. 97)
  • 3.7 Glacial hazards (p. 101)
  • 3.8 Dissolution of rocks (p. 102)
  • 3.9 Gases (p. 105)
  • 4 Water resources (p. 108)
  • 4.1 Basic hydrology (p. 108)
  • 4.2 Reservoirs (p. 108)
  • 4.3 Dam sites (p. 112)
  • 4.4 Basic hydrogeology (p. 116)
  • 4.5 Wells (p. 118)
  • 4.6 Safe yield (p. 120)
  • 4.7 Artifical recharge (p. 121)
  • 4.8 Conjunctive use (p. 121)
  • 4.9 Water quality (p. 122)
  • 4.10 Pollution (p. 126)
  • 4.11 Groundwater monitoring (p. 130)
  • 5 Soil and the environent (p. 132)
  • 5.1 Origin of soil (p. 132)
  • 5.2 Soil fertility (p. 134)
  • 5.3 Soil horizons (p. 135)
  • 5.4 Pedological soil types (p. 136)
  • 5.5 Soil surveys (p. 138)
  • 5.6 Land capability studies (p. 139)
  • 5.7 Soil erosion (p. 142)
  • 5.8 Erosion control and conservation practices (p. 144)
  • 5.9 Desertification (p. 147)
  • 5.10 Irrigation (p. 149)
  • 6 Mining and the environment (p. 152)
  • 6.1 Introduction (p. 152)
  • 6.2 Surface mining (p. 152)
  • 6.3 Subsidence (p. 153)
  • 6.4 Waste materials from mining (p. 164)
  • 6.5 Acid mine drainage (p. 168)
  • 6.6 Coal mine effluents (p. 170)
  • 6.7 Heap leaching (p. 171)
  • 6.8 Spontaneous combustion (p. 172)
  • 6.9 Gases (p. 172)
  • 6.10 Mineral dusts (p. 173)
  • 6.11 Contamination due to mining (p. 174)
  • 6.12 Mining, dereliction and restoration (p. 174)
  • 7 Waste, contamination and the environment (p. 177)
  • 7.1 Introduction (p. 177)
  • 7.2 Domestic refuse and sanitary landfills (p. 177)
  • 7.3 Hazardous wastes (p. 184)
  • 7.4 Radioactive waste (p. 185)
  • 7.5 Contamination (p. 189)
  • 7.6 Contamination in estuaries (p. 194)
  • 8 Land evaluation and site assessment (p. 195)
  • 8.1 Introduction (p. 195)
  • 8.2 Remote sensing (p. 195)
  • 8.3 Aerial photographs and photogeology (p. 198)
  • 8.4 Site investigation (p. 201)
  • 8.5 Geophysical exploration (p. 209)
  • 8.6 In situ testing (p. 216)
  • 9 Engineering aspects of soils and rocks (p. 225)
  • 9.1 Basic properties of soil (p. 225)
  • 9.2 Soil classification and description (p. 227)
  • 9.3 Shear strength of soil (p. 231)
  • 9.4 Consolidation of fine-grained soils (p. 232)
  • 9.5 Coarse-grained soils (p. 235)
  • 9.6 Silts and loess (p. 237)
  • 9.7 Clay deposits (p. 238)
  • 9.8 Laterite and lateritic soils (p. 239)
  • 9.9 Cretes and sabkhas (p. 240)
  • 9.10 Dispersive soils (p. 241)
  • 9.11 Glacial soils (p. 242)
  • 9.12 Peat (p. 245)
  • 9.13 Description of rocks and rock masses (p. 247)
  • 9.14 Engineering aspects of igneous and metamorphic rocks (p. 248)
  • 9.15 Enginering aspects of sedimentary rocks (p. 250)
  • 10 Geology and construction materials (p. 256)
  • 10.1 Gravels and sands (p. 256)
  • 10.2 Mudrocks and brick manufacture (p. 258)
  • 10.3 Some special types of clay deposits (p. 260)
  • 10.4 Building or dimension stone (p. 261)
  • 10.5 Roofing and facing materials (p. 265)
  • 10.6 Crushed rock: concrete aggregate (p. 265)
  • 10.7 Road aggregate (p. 271)
  • 10.8 Armourstone (p. 272)
  • 10.9 Cement, lime and plaster (p. 274)
  • 11 Geology and construction (p. 275)
  • 11.1 Open excavation (p. 275)
  • 11.2 Tunnels and tunnelling (p. 284)
  • 11.3 Shafts and raises (p. 295)
  • 11.4 Underground caverns (p. 295)
  • 11.5 Highways (p. 297)
  • 11.6 Embankments (p. 300)
  • 11.7 Railroads (p. 306)
  • 11.8 Bridges (p. 308)
  • 11.9 Foundations for buildings (p. 310)
  • Further reading (p. 315)
  • Some journals of interest (p. 326)
  • Glossary (p. 328)
  • Index (p. 333)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

The Author: Professor Fred Bell is a well-known engineering geologist with many years experience who has written 20 books and over 200 papers

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