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Soil Science and Mechanics
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Disturbed Soil Properties and Geotechnical Design

Andrew Schofield

This book describes the developments leading to the Original Cam Clay model, focusing on fundamentals of the shearing of soil. The aim is to lay the groundwork of understanding that should form the basis of geotechnical design, guiding engineers towards... (read more)


Surveying
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Basic Exploration Geophysics

Edwin S. Robinson

Introduces geophysical methods used to explore for natural resources and to survey earth structure for purposes of geological and engineering knowledge. These methods include seismic refraction and reflection surveying, gravity and magnetic field... (read more)


Geology and Mining
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Current Studies in Linguistics #16: Language and Problems of Knowledge: The Managua Lectures

Noam Chomsky

Language and Problems of Knowledge is Noam Chomsky's most accessible statement on the nature, origins, and current concerns of the field of linguistics. He frames the lectures with four fundamental questions: What do we know when we are able to speak and... (read more)


Soil and Rock
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Shovel-Truck Systems: Modelling, Analysis and Calculations

Jacek M. Czaplicki

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the exploitation process of shovel-truck systems using modelling, analysis and calculations following specific procedures: - analyzing the reliability and accessibility of shovels - discussing the... (read more)


Seismology
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Earthshaking Science: What We Know (and Don't Know) about Earthquakes

Susan Elizabe Hough

"By frankly taking the point of view of a participating seismologist, this book is a fresh contribution to the shelf of science for the public."--Robert Phinney, Princeton University "I know of no other book for the general public that presents seismic... (read more)


Dams
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The Snail Darter and the Dam: How Pork-Barrel Politics Endangered a Little Fish and Killed a River

Zygmunt Jan Broel Plater

Even today, thirty years after the legal battles to save the endangered snail darter, the little fish that blocked completion of a TVA dam is still invoked as an icon of leftist extremism and governmental foolishness. In this eye-opening book, the lawyer... (read more)


Flood Control
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Johnstown Flood (Touchstone Books)

David McCullough

David McCullough is known to millions as the author of the critically acclaimed, best-selling books The Great Bridge, The Path Between the Seas, and Mornings on Horseback, and as host of the popular PBS television series "Smithsonian World?' The... (read more)


Civil Engineering Handbooks
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Field Engineer's Manual

Robert O. Parmley

THE ESSENTIAL POCKET REFERENCE FOR FIELD ENGINEERS--expanded, completely revised--and more useful than ever! As an engineer working in the field, you can't bring along a library of technical materials for every problem that might arise. You need a... (read more)


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