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Geologic Hazards: A Field Guide for Geotechnical Engineers

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Geologic hazards pose the greatest threat to human safety for any geotechnical undertaking, but it is ultimately the engineer's ability to recognize and cope with these hazards that will determine the safety of life and property. Armed with Geologic Hazards: A Field Guide for Geotechnical Engineers you will be able to properly recognize, understand various geologic hazards, and provide safe and economical construction. Eminent expert Roy E. Hunt thoroughly examines the potential for slope failures, earthquakes, ground subsidence, collapse, and expansion. Using a clear conceptual approach, he explains what measures are available to minimize or eliminate the risks associated with each of these geologic hazards.

The book sets forth the basis for recognizing, understanding, and treating geologic hazards, using general concepts rather than rigorous mathematical analyses. The author covers the prediction of slope failures through recognition of geologic and other factors that govern failure, the treatment of slopes that are potentially unstable and pose a danger to some existing development, the design and construction of stable cut slopes and sidehill fills, and the stabilization of failed slopes. He provides the foundation for determining the potential for surface movements and for preventing or controlling their effects. A section on earthquakes summarizes and links all of the aspects of earthquakes including their causes, characteristics, and surface effects. It provides a thorough grounding in how to recognize hazard potential and minimize the consequences.

There is no field within geotechnical engineering in which the state of the art is changing so rapidly. Providing the latest information, this resource is a useful tool for designing new projects and redesigning old ones.

Book News Annotation:

Hunt (geosciences, University of Pennsylvania) explains how to recognize, and understand, and minimize various geological hazards in this text/reference for engineers. Using general concepts rather than rigorous mathematical analyses, the book covers the prediction of slope failures through recognition of geologic and other factors that govern failure, and describes measures for dealing with slopes that are potentially unstable. Specific topics covered include the design and construction of stable cut slopes and side-hill fills, the stabilization of failed slopes, determining the potential for surface movements, and earthquake causes and surface effects. An appendix briefly reviews Earth's geological history. B&w photos are included. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Geologic hazards pose the greatest threat to human safety in any geotechnical undertaking, but it is ultimately the engineer's ability to recognize and cope with these hazards that will could determine the safety of life and property. Armed with Geologic Hazards: A Field Guide for Geotechnical Engineers readers will be able to properly recognize, understand, and design for the various geologic hazards to provide safe and economical construction. Eminent expert Roy E. Hunt thoroughly examines the potential for slope failures, earthquakes, ground subsidence, collapse, and expansion, and explains using a clear and conceptual approach what measures are available to minimize or eliminate the risks associated with each.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781420052503
Author:
Hunt, Roy E.
Publisher:
CRC Press
Author:
Hunt Roy E
Subject:
Engineering - Civil
Subject:
Engineering geology
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Civil
Subject:
Civil Engineering-General
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
323
Dimensions:
10.13x7.21x.82 in. 1.62 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Geologic hazards pose the greatest threat to human safety in any geotechnical undertaking, but it is ultimately the engineer's ability to recognize and cope with these hazards that will could determine the safety of life and property. Armed with Geologic Hazards: A Field Guide for Geotechnical Engineers readers will be able to properly recognize, understand, and design for the various geologic hazards to provide safe and economical construction. Eminent expert Roy E. Hunt thoroughly examines the potential for slope failures, earthquakes, ground subsidence, collapse, and expansion, and explains using a clear and conceptual approach what measures are available to minimize or eliminate the risks associated with each.
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