Humans as Geologic Agents began as a 2002 Geological Society of America (GSA) annual meeting thematic session dedicated to George Kiersch. The volume from that session, edited by J. Ehlen, W. Haneberg, and R. Larson, is a far-reaching collection of 13 papers totaling 168 pages that cover diverse topics in engineering geology. The geographic focus of this volume is predominantly the United States, but the examples and engineering principles and practices in those papers are applicable to any region of our planet where humans have interacted with and modified the landscape.

The volume is not arranged in any apparent order,...

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