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Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology

  • A formal understanding of engineering geology topics for experts

  • Shows similarities or differences in the basic concepts and principles of the discipline

  • Comprehensive insights into the relevance and application of primary tools and practices in engineering geology

  • All authoritative and vetted sources for professionals and interested researchers

  • Captures the wide range of expanding disciplinary activities

  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series (EESS)

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Table of contents (284 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxix
  2. A

    1. Abrasion

      • Brian R. Marker
      Pages 1-4
    2. Accreditation

      • Robert E. Tepel
      Pages 4-5
    3. Acid Mine Drainage

      • Paul L. Younger
      Pages 5-6
    4. Acidity (pH)

      • I. V. Galitskaya
      Pages 6-6
    5. Aeolian Processes

      • Brian R. Marker
      Pages 6-8
    6. Aerial Photography

      • Richard Guthrie
      Pages 8-13
    7. Aeromagnetic Survey

      • Wendy Zhou
      Pages 13-18
    8. Aggregate

      • Peter T. Bobrowsky
      Pages 18-18
    9. Aggregate Tests

      • Peter T. Bobrowsky
      Pages 19-20
    10. Alkali-Silica Reaction

      • Brian R. Marker
      Pages 20-21
    11. Alteration

      • Yonathan Admassu
      Pages 21-22
    12. Angle of Internal Friction

      • Jeffrey R. Keaton
      Pages 22-23
    13. Angle of Repose

      • Nian-Sheng Cheng
      Pages 23-25
    14. Aquifer

      • Maurizio Guerra
      Pages 25-27
    15. Aquitard

      • Maurizio Guerra
      Pages 27-28
    16. Armor Stone

      • Jeffrey R. Keaton
      Pages 28-29
    17. Artesian

      • Maurizio Guerra
      Pages 29-30
    18. Artificial Ground

      • Colin N. Waters
      Pages 30-44
    19. Atterberg Limits

      • Abdul Shakoor
      Pages 44-47

About this book

This volume addresses the multi-disciplinary topic of engineering geology and the environment, one of the fastest growing, most relevant and applied fields of research and study within the geosciences. It covers the fundamentals of geology and engineering where the two fields overlap and, in addition, highlights specialized topics that address principles, concepts and paradigms of the discipline, including operational terms, materials, tools, techniques and methods as well as processes, procedures and implications.

A number of well known and respected international experts contributed to this authoritative volume, thereby ensuring proper geographic representation, professional credibility and reliability. This superb volume provides a dependable and ready source of information on approximately 300 topical entries relevant to all aspects of engineering geology. Extensive illustrations, figures, images, tables and detailed bibliographic citations ensure that the comprehensively defined contributions are broadly and clearly explained.

The Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology 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 explorers, and many others. As a key library reference, this book is an essential technical source for undergraduate and graduate students in their research. Teachers/professors can rely on it as the final authority and the first source of reference on engineering geology related studies as it provides an exceptional resource to train and educate the next generation of practitioners.


  • Engineering Geology
  • Environmental Science & Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering
  • Ground Engineering
  • Hydrogeology
  • Rock Mechanics Reference


This book was awarded the best Single Volume Reference Award in Science PROSE Award in 2019 by The Association of American Publishers (AAP).

Editors and Affiliations

  • Sidney, Canada

    Peter T. Bobrowsky

  • London, UK

    Brian Marker

About the editors

Peter Bobrowsky is a Research Scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada (Sidney, BC), and Adjunct Full Professor at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC) and University of Victoria (Victoria, BC). He received his PhD in Geology in 1988 from the University of Alberta, Canada and formally registered with the BC Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists in 1992. During his 30 year career he has worked extensively in engineering geology with a primary emphasis on mineral resource studies (aggregates) and natural hazards (landslides, paleotsunamis). He was the President of the Geological Association of Canada, President of the Canadian Quaternary Association, Secretary General of IUGS and is currently the President of the International Consortium on Landslides.

Brian Marker received BSc and PhD degrees in Geology from the University of London, UK in 1968 and 1972 respectively. He became a Chartered Geologist in 1992. He worked for over 30 years for the UK Department of the Environment and its successor Departments advising on land use planning issues associated with minerals supply, natural hazards, contaminated land and waste management. Since retirement in 2006 he had been an independent consultant as well as serving as an Editorial Board member of the Bulletin of the IAEG, a Councillor of the Geological Society (London) and, since 2013, as Chairman of the IUGS Publications Committee.

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 549.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-73568-9
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Hardcover Book USD 699.99
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