Here, in one thin book, are the means to extend your project coverage well into all manner of carbonate earth materials, save some of the more complex metamorphic varieties. As noted in the book's advertisement, the author is a geologist and his message is for both geologists and engineers. Author Braithwaite, formerly Senior Lecturer in the Division of Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow, UK, even follows the practice of geologists in use of the term “compaction,” which we know to be more appropriate to our practice as “consolidation.”

From the standpoint of engineering geology, the content of this...

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