The early history of geological models

An exhibition arranged for the IAEG/EG newcastle upon tyne symposium on engineering geological mapping
  • Turner Susan 
  • Dearman W. R. 
IAEG Symposium “Engineering Geological Mapping for Planning, Design and Construction in Civil Engineering”, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 3–6 September 1979 Theme 6 Engineering Geomorphological Mapping Sopwith Exhibition


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Les premiers ages de modeles geologiques

Une exposition préparée à l'occasion du symposium de l'AIGI/“Engineering Group” à Newcastle upon tyne sur la cartographie géotechnique


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© International Association of Engineering Geology 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Turner Susan 
    • 1
  • Dearman W. R. 
    • 2
  1. 1.Hancock MuseumNewcastle upon TyneUK
  2. 2.Engineering Geology UnitUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneUK

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