Geologists should not be put off in considering this second edition of the Geotechnical Engineering Investigation Handbook, for it could just as well be titled "Engineering: Geological Field Techniques Handbook." When the first edition of this large book came out 21 years ago, I was thoroughly impressed with it and wrote a review that reflected that assessment. Now I have the opportunity to visit the second edition, which was written by a man who now is 20 years wiser. In fact, I am writing this review 3200 km away from my library, and I am not even tempted to see...

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