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Engineering geology : rock in engineering construction / Richard E. Goodman

Main Author Goodman, Richard E. Country Estados Unidos. Publication New York : John Wiley, cop. 1993 Description XVIII, 412 p. : il. ; 26 cm Series Wiley international editions ISBN 0-471-59959-X CDU 624.13
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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.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 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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A well-written and well-illustrated introduction to geology and rocks, directed toward advanced students in civil engineering. Goodman begins with a concise and yet fully adequate presentation of essential geologic principles and the methods of geological and geophysical site investigation relating to the performance of rock as an engineering material. A major portion of the book contains detailed chapters on the engineering properties of specific types and groups of rocks, and a final chapter deals with the engineering aspects of rock structure. Well-summarized case histories of construction projects, tunnels, dams, and reservoirs and their geologic settings are given throughout. An appendix provides for the identification of rocks and minerals. Extensive chapter bibliographies; thorough index. Goodman (Univ. of California, Berkeley) gives more emphasis to engineering and less to geology than does F.G. Bell's Fundamentals of Engineering Geology (CH, Feb'84). Goodman's case histories contain more practical detail than those in Robert Bowen's Geology in Engineering (CH, May'85). Recommended for libraries serving civil engineering, mining engineering, and geological engineering programs. Advanced undergraduate through faculty. W. C. Peters; University of Arizona

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