This volume addresses the multi-disciplinary topic of engineering geology and the environment, one of the fastest growing, relevant and applied fields of research and study practiced within the geosciences. The volume covers the fundamentals of geology and engineering where the two fields overlap, and in addition, the content highlights specialized topics that address principles, concepts and paradigms of the discipline, as well as operational terms, materials, tools, techniques and methods including processes, procedures and implications. This work also includes some 20 world class case studies illustrating the breath of "classic" issues dealt with by engineering geologists.300 – 400 international experts are contributing to this authoritative volume, thereby ensuring proper geographic representation, and professional credibility and reliability.
The encyclopedia provides a ready source of reference for several fields of study and practice including civil engineers, geologists, physical geographers, architects, hazards specialists, hydrologists, geotechnicians, geophysicists, geomorphologists, planners, resource explorationists, and many others. As a key library reference it definitely can be used by both undergraduate and graduate students for research. Teachers/professors can rely on it as the final authority of geotechnical related studies.