The mineral sciences embrace an ever widening range of fields and the subject of Geomaterials has established itself as a distinct discipline in recent decades. This latest book by Jeremy Ingham is a worthy contribution to this growing area which bridges the Earth and materials sciences with significant reference to the underlying chemistry and crystallography. In doing so, its relevance to the practice of civil engineering is emphasized through well chosen examples of materials in service and of their failure, induced by numerous mechanisms.

Aimed at the practicing materials specialist, this book will also be of considerable value to those...

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