Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Basic Geotechnics

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9780132878890: Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Basic Geotechnics

For undergraduate courses in Civil Engineering Technology and Civil Technology, Environmental Engineering, Construction Management, Architectural Engineering and all other applications-oriented engineering courses in Soil Mechanics/Foundations, Soils Engineering, and Geotechnical Engineering.Written by an experienced professor/practitioner, this popular introductory book provides coverage on a broad range of state-of-the-art geotechnics material accepted and used by today's engineering professionals. Easy to understand and loaded with illustrative examples, it explores everything from the most basic of concepts to the latest developments, giving students a real-life working knowledge of soil mechanics and foundations. The philosophy and logic of soils and foundations is discussed in practical terms to enhance understanding, and a presentation of design charts, tables, and equations--utilized by today's practitioners--encompasses not just the nuts and bolts, but explicit instructions and applications as well.

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Written by an experienced professor and practitioner, this introductory text provides an unusual range of coverage from basic concepts through to developments that provide the user with a real-life working knowledge of geotechnics. Coverage includes design charts, tables and equations. There is new information on hydrogeology, earthquakes, soil and groundwater contamination, soil gases and methods for field sampling, and expanded coverage of geoenvironmental topics.

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Written by an experienced professor/practitioner, this introductory book provides an unusual range of coverage from basic concepts to developments that provide the user with a real-life working knowledge of geotechnics. Coverage includes design charts, tables, equations utilized by practioners -- not just the nuts and bolts, but explicit instructions and applications as well.

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