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Geology for Engineers and Environmental Scientists, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Alan E. Kehew

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 11, 2014


For introductory courses in geology for engineers or engineering geology, offered in departments of geology, earth science, and civil engineering.


This text provides an introduction to geology for students of engineering and environmental science – with a focus on applications that they are likely to use in their professional careers. It demonstrates the importance of geology to engineers by including introductory mechanics, hydraulics, and case studies that illustrate interactions between geology and engineering; applications involving environmental problems and solutions are given significant coverage as well.

Table of Contents

1. Challenges of the 21st Century

2. The Earth and Its Systems

3. Minerals

4. Igneous Rocks and Processes

5. Sedimentary Rocks and Processes

6. Metamorphic Rocks and Processes

7. Mechanics of Earth Materials

8. Structural Deformation of the Earth’s Crust and Earthquakes

9. Weathering and Erosion

10. Soils, Soil Hazards and Land Subsidence

11. Ground Water

12. Subsurface Contamination and Remediation

13. Mass Movement and Slope Stability

14. Rivers

15. Oceans and Coasts

16. Glaciers, Permafrost, and Deserts

Summary and Conclusions


References and Suggestions for Further Reading

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Geology for Engineers and Environmental Scientists, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition
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$78.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-97290-3