This is an excellent book that will be invaluable not only as a textbook for students taking an engineering geology, geology or civil engineering course but also as a reference book/aide memoire in later years as they (and we more advanced practitioners) follow their careers. The relatively modest price for the hardback (£45) should be affordable by the meanest librarian and, at £13.99, the excellently priced paperback leaves no excuse for the most hard-pressed student to ignore this mine of information.

Its great strength is its comprehensive coverage of the essential facts, techniques and data that form the core knowledge...

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