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Geology and Engineering

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In the realm of science, as in other spheres, background is an important factor. Its influence is especially apparent in borderline subjects, among which engineering geology may be properly placed. There are already several textbooks on this branch of geology-works which present conscientious ·expositions of geological principles, with appropriate expansions in particular directions; but they have been written by geologists and their background is obvious. Where engineering applications are discussed, in particular, they indicate what the geologist, from his rather different viewpoint, imagines that the engineer should know.

My own approach to the wide domain of engineering geology has been along geological paths, but such prospects of that interesting territory as my experience has afforded me have made me wish that
it could be viewed through the eyes of an engineer.

When, therefore, I had the pleasure of reading the manuscript of Professor Legget's book, I recognized at once that this was the picture that I had long envisaged. This book is the work of an engineer with the additional training of a geologist, and I am convinced that it is planned on the right lines because it has the proper background. The necessary viewpoint can be attained only with great difficulty by a geologist, even when experienced as a consultant on engineering problems. The present volume will therefore fill a long-felt want, and may well serve as a foundation for other works on similar lines.

Content:-
EXPLANATORY NOTE
FOREWORD BY P. G. H. BOSWELL
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
PART I: AN INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY
CHAPTER I: GEOLOGY: AN OUTLINE OF THE SCIENCE
CHAPTER II: THE COMPOSITION OF THE EARTH'S CRUST
CHAPTER III: THE STRUCTURE OF THE EARTH's CRUST
CHAPTER IV: GEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK AND MAPPING
PART II: GEOLOGY AS APPLIED IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
CHAPTER V:
THE CIVIL ENGINEER AND GEOLOGY
CHAPTER VI: PRELIMINARY AND EXPLORATORY WORK 
CHAPTER VII: APPLIED GEOPHYSICS AND CIVIL ENGINEERING
CHAPTER VIII: TUNNELS
CHAPTER IX: OPEN EXCAVATION, EMBANKMENT FILLS AND RETAINING WALLS
CHAPTER X: EARTH MOVEMENT AND LANDSLIDES
CHAPTER XI: TRANSPORTATION ROUTES
CHAPTER XII:THE FOUNDATION OF BRIDGES AND COFFERDAM PROBLEMS
CHAPTER XIII: THE FOUNDATION OF DAMS
CHAPTER XIV: RESERVOIRS AND CATCHMENT AREAS
CHAPTER XV: EROSION AND SILTING
CHAPTER XVI: WATER SUPPLY
CHAPTER' XVII: GROUNDWATER
CHAPTER XVIII: BUILDING FOUNDATIONS
CHAPTER XIX: MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION
CHAPTER XX: SOILS AND SOIL MECHANICS
PART III: REFERENCE SECTION 
APPENDIX A: GLOSSARY OF GEOLOGICAL TERMS COMMONLY ENCOUN'l'ERED APPENDIX B: GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING WORLD
APPENDIX C: GEOLOGH':AL SOCIETIES AND PERIODICALS
APPENDIX D: REFERENCES CITED IN THE TEXT.
INDEX


Author Details
"ROBERT F. LEGGET, M.ENG. (L'POOL)" Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, The University of Toronto; Associate Member, Institution of Civil Engineers; American Society of Civil Engineers, Engineering Institute of Canada





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