'...Most engineering companies employ geomorphologists on their full-time staff and all require a text that guides them to the core of the subject. This book fulfils that need...' Extract from the Foreword by Professor Denys Brunsden, University of London, King's College.
Geomorphological landforms and processes exert a strong influence on surface engineering works, yet comparatively little systematic information on geomorphology is available to engineers. This book presents a worldwide view of geomorphology for engineers and other professionals on the near-surface engineering problems associated with the various landscapes. This new and completely revised edition has additional chapters with an improved format and is broadly divided into three parts.
The first part is concerned with the major factors which control the materials, form and processes on the Earth's surfaces. The second part deals with the geomorphological processes which help shape land surfaces and influence their engineering characteristics and the final part covers environments and landscapes, including some specialist chapters. Each chapter is written by leading authorities on the subject and is both self-contained and referenced with other chapters as appropriate to make a balanced whole.
Introduction to Engineering Geomorphology. Part I - CONTROLS:
Climate and Weathering
Engineering Behaviour of Soils and Rocks
Part II - GEOMORPHOLOGICAL PROCESSES:
Active Tectonic Environments and Seismic Hazards
Part III - ENVIRONMENTS AND LANDSCAPES:
Periglacial Forms and Processes
Estuaries and Deltas
Practitioners and academics in civil, geotechnical, foundation engineering, soil and rock mechanics, and engineering geology. Practitioners, postgraduate and advanced undergraduates in geomorphology, civil engineering, including road and rail construction, river, canal and coastal engineering; geohydrology. Practising physical geographers and geologists and postgraduates in these disciplines.
'...The book is a 'must' for practitioners' Engineering Geology
'...It really is a masterpiece and i am sure it will serve the industry well for many years to come' Professor J. Atkinson, City University, London
'...Truly excellent expositions on their subject. ...this excellent and hugely informative book. It should appeal to anyone involved in engineering geology or geotechnical engineering, and comes highly recommended'. Geoscientist
'...all geotechnical engineers should have a copy of this book on their bookshelf'. Geotechnique
'...every chapter contains worthwhile information which will help practitioners understand and anticipate ground conditions and it is an excellent book to browse'. Australian Geomechanics
'...this is an excellent reference book that i think Civil and Geotechnical Engineers will find an invaluable addition to their libraries'.Quarterly Journal of Enginnering Geology and Hydrogeology
'Both engineers and geologists have very important roles, and both need to be aware of the impact that geomorphology has on their subject area. This volume goes a long way to fulfilling this requirement. ... the editorial team provides both broad and comprehensive knowledge of the subject area presented in this book, witnessed by the high calibre of chapter authors who come from all parts of the geo-world. ... it may seem an expensive volume, but considering the depth, coverage and detail contained within the volume, this must be considered excellent value for money. It is a must for all professionals in the geo-world, and the editors should be applauded for the book's comprehensive nature and clarity of presentation. And it is a must-have for any libraries who are serious in supporting any geo-professional, be they in working companies or in research institutions.' Geology Today