The title of this most interesting book reflects the evolution of the practice of engineering geology to the subject matter of this journal, Environmental and Engineering Geoscience. Dieter Genske has taught at a number of European universities and is the author of the 2005 Springer textbook Ingenieurgeologie: Grundlagen und Anwendung (Engineering Geology: Fundamentals & Applications). From the extensive reference list at the end of the book, it is clear that Dr. Genske has worked extensively during this decade on the topic of this book—the characterization and rehabilitation of contaminated and disused urban landscapes.

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