Peter Fookes' career began in the 1950s, not in geology but chemistry. This soon changed and the world of applied geology has much to be thankful for. When he began there was a loosely coined ‘geology for engineers’ but no formal career structure in engineering geology. The difference was the move towards practitioners specifically trained in understanding ground problems that arise in civil engineering and in the techniques of ground description, classification and investigation for civil engineering development. He played a leading role in the development of the first engineering geology Masters degree course at Imperial College, helping to establish...

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