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.
Table of Contents
Basic Geology. Geology and Planning. Natural Geohazards. Water Resources. Soil and the Environment. Mining and the Environment. Waste, Contamination and the Environment. Land Evaluation and Site Assessment. Engineering Aspects of Soils and Rocks. Geology and Construction Materials. Geology and Construction.
“...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