Provides a concrete understanding of the basic facts and experiences relating to the different behavior of rock types in engineering construction. Geological fundamentals are developed in a practical context, based on actual cases and experiences of the author. Emphasis is placed on rocks found in civil, mining and geological engineering, especially those with special problems.
Shales, Sandstones and Associated Rocks.
Soluble Rocks: Limestone, Dolomite and Evaporates.
Plutonic Igneous Rocks.
Volcanism and Volcanic Rocks.
Rock Structure and Fault Activity.