This three-volume series of books has formed an indispensable part of the equipment in any engineering or geological soils testing laboratory since its launch in 1982. The third edition of the series was launched with Volume 1 in 2006, which dealt with basic classification and index tests along with compaction. In 2011, it was followed by Volume 2, which deals with permeability, shear strength and compressibility, and 2014 sees the publication of the third and final volume dealing with effective stress tests, for which (as the publisher’s blurb puts it) the measurement of pore water pressure is the essential feature....

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