Engineering Special Publication 25 - Hot Deserts: Engineering, Geology and Geomorphology: Engineering Group Working Party Report (Geological Society Engineering Geology Special Publications)

 
9781862393424: Engineering Special Publication 25 - Hot Deserts: Engineering, Geology and Geomorphology: Engineering Group Working Party Report (Geological Society Engineering Geology Special Publications)
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This volume provides an authoritative and comprehensive state-of-the-art review of hot desert terrains in all parts of the world, their geomaterials and influence on civil engineering site investigation, design and construction. It primarily covers conditions and materials in modern hot deserts, but there is also coverage of unmodified ancient desert soils that exhibit engineering behaviour similar to modern desert materials. Thorough and up-to-date guidance on modern field evaluation and ground investigation techniques in hot arid areas is provided, including reference to a new approach to the desert model and detailed specialised assessments of the latest methods for materials characterisation and testing.

The volume is based on world-wide experience in hot desert terrain and draws upon the knowledge and expertise of the members of a Geological Society Engineering Group Working Party comprising practising geologists, geomorphologists and civil engineers with a wealth of varied, but complementary experience of working in hot deserts.

It is an essential reference book for professionals, as well as a valuable textbook for students. It is written in a style that is accessible to the non-specialist. A comprehensive glossary is also included.

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.....the book thoroughly discusses the worldwide desert regions, their distinct geomorphology, reflecting water, climate, geology, topography, etc., and the engineering assessment and design required for a successful project.

Figures, illustrations, and photographs in this volume are relevant and of excellent quality. An expanded glossary of engineering and geological terms combined with an extensive index assist readers who may not practice in geology and/or engineering. --Review by Robert J. Watters, Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557. Review Featured in Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, Vol. XIX, No. 4, November 2013

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