• Physical and Engineering Geology
Book Detail
Publication Year 1983
ISBN-13 978-81-7409-032-0
ISBN-10 81-7409-032-0
Language English
Edition Seventh
Number of Pages 800
Preface Geology, as you will read in this book, is the science of that Earth on which all of us were born and will die. It is the science of that unique planet of our solar system, which alone survives life in different forms. Physical Geology not only deals with the past, present and future of the Earth, but also with the various physical processes that are occurring on Earth including Volcanoes and Earthquakes. It will also explain the forces that cause the formation of mountains and the shifting of continents. This subject will take your closer to the natural beauty of this world. Engineering Geology will cover safe and sure mining operations through the body of the Earth to extract minerals, metals and other building materials. Thorough geological subsurface investigations would be of paramount importance in the design of all the civil engineering structures, like dams, reservoirs, bridges, buildings, harbours, etc. This book provides comprehensive detail of the entire subject, including the historical geology and stratigraphy of India, in lucid language. It is expected to be of immense use to the students of science and engineering courses, besides being able to serve as an excellent study material for Civil Services (I.A.S) Competition, wherein this simple and interesting subject can be offered as one of the optionals
Table of Contents *Introduction *The earth on which we are living *Minerals of the Earth's Crust *Rocks of the Earth's Crust *The external geological forces causing erosion of the earth's crust *The internal geological forces causing uplift of the earth's crust *Ground water-Geological considerations *Folds, faults and other structural features of rocks *Elementary principles of geological mapping * Stratigraphy and historical geology *Geophysical and other methods of exploring the geology of the underground rock strata *Engineering properties and uses of rocks of the Earth's Crust *Economic minerals and their availability in India *Engineering applications of geology in the planning and construction of dams and reservoirs *Importance of geology in the construction of tunnels *Geological considerations involved in the construction of roads, railways, bridges, buildings, docks and harbours *Appendix *Bibliography *Index

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