A comprehensive presentation reflecting the author's experience as a consultant on hundreds of projects, the book
provides a perfect balance between theory and practical application. The study of the physical properties of soils is
highlighted, focusing on the relevance of these properties and their effect upon soil strength, compressibility,
stability and drainage. Incorporates new topics not found in current books such as geoenvironmental,
geosynthetics and legal aspects. Includes scores of photographs, example problems and several case studies.
Table of Contents
Formation of Soil and Soil Deposits.
Physical and Index Properties of Soils.
Permeability of Soils.
Stresses in Soils.
Shear Strength of Soil.
Stability of Slopes.
Lateral Earth Pressure.
Bearing Capacity—Shallow Foundations.