Earth Science for Civil and Environmental Engineers (PDF) introduces engineering students to the fundamental principles of applied Earth science, emphasizing how modern soil and rock mechanics, hydrogeology, geomorphology, seismology, and environmental geochemistry affect geotechnical and environmental practice. Main geological topics of engineering relevance including soils and sediments, groundwater, rocks, and geologic hazards are presented in an accessible and engaging way. An extensive range of international case studies add real-world context and show practical applications in field and laboratory settings to guide site characterization. End-of-chapter problems are included for self-study and evaluation, and accompanying online materials include additional examples, electronic figures, solutions, and guidance on useful software. Including a detailed glossary introducing key terminology, this ebook requires no former geological training and is essential reading for senior undergraduate or graduate students in geological, civil, geotechnical, and geoenvironmental engineering. It is also a helpful reference and bridge for Earth science graduates embarking on engineering geology courses.
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‘Jackson has presented a comprehensive overview of Earth science with a wide variety of case studies to show the importance of incorporating a sound understanding of geologic processes and properties in engineering design. I expect that this ebook will be a helpful reference not only for the target audience of civil engineers but also for geologists planning jobs in applied environmental geoscience.’ — Jean M. Bahr, University of Wisconsin
‘This is a robust, comprehensive, well-written, and engaging treatise which brings geology to geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineers in a straightforward fashion, shown with excellent case studies and practical examples. A must-have reference especially for early practitioners in both geology and engineering, and helpful teaching support for senior undergraduate and graduate classes in geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, hydrogeology, and environmental geology.’ — Kent S. Novakowski, Queen’s University, Ontario
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