D. C. Wyllie (ed.). Spon, London 1999. £85.00 hardback; xx+401pp. ISBN 0-419-23210-9.

This is the second edition of this book, which was first published in 1992. Technical material has been updated from the first edition and new case histories added. This has added significantly to the book in a number of key areas, including reliability levels, the consequences of failure of foundations, case histories for major foundations and new information on contracting procedures. In addition, recommendations for geological mapping have been revised and now conform to those of the International Society for Rock Mechanics.

As the title implies, the...

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