This is an extremely well-written book and is beautifully illustrated in colour throughout. The book has chapters on: geological fundamentals; geological maps; sedimentary rocks; intrusive igneous rocks; extrusive igneous rocks; metamorphic and hydrothermal rocks; faults; discontinuities; folds; weathered rocks; karst; superficial deposits. At the end of each chapter project case studies are presented that highlight the key engineering significance of the geological phenomena encountered. The details in the chapters on rocks and rock structures show that this book is written by a geologist who fully understands the fundamentals, the subtleties and the recent developments in the science of geology. The...

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