This is an unusual and welcome contribution to the engineering geology literature. The preamble outlines the concept of a “geomodel” and its depiction in simplified block diagrams is useful for the engineering geologist and geotechnical engineer. The geomodel approach was developed in the UK because of the popularity of Fookes’ Glossop Lecture before the Engineering Geology Group of the Geological Society of London, which was subsequently published as Fookes (1997). It is written in the British tradition of engineering geomorphology.

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The purpose of the book is “to help engineers visualize the three-dimensional geology and to act as a quick...

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