This book successfully harmonizes the very broad experience of two highly experienced engineering geologists who have both focused for many years on issues related to mining. In addition to their technical expertise, both are blessed with considerable gifts for writing, as evident in the very lucid nature of the text. This book fills a gap in the pre-existing library, which hitherto could only be made good by the painstaking collection of individual papers from journals, or from pivotal industrial manuals such as the NCB Subsidence Engineers’ Handbook (which despite their widespread adoption are now almost impossible to acquire). For this...

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