|About the Book|
Geotechnical engineering involves the methods applied in respect of the geological conditions of a project site to render them suitable for civil engineering projects. Embracing both theory and practice, it requires a knowledge of engineering andMoreGeotechnical engineering involves the methods applied in respect of the geological conditions of a project site to render them suitable for civil engineering projects. Embracing both theory and practice, it requires a knowledge of engineering and geoscience since both have major contributions to make in solving the economic, technical and ecological problems encountered in this type of work. There are many publications on geotechnical engineering in English and German, and all whose work or interest brings them into this field of human activity can benefit doubly by reading and studying the available literature in both languages, especially in the absence of suitable translations. This dictionary deals with the following fields: General geology, ap plied geophysics, mining, irrigation, soil science, soil mechanics, drainage, earthquake science and engineering, earthmoving, recon naissance geology, rock construction, rock mechanics, mountain building, geomorphology, foundation engineering, groundwater, geological archaeology, hydrogeology, civil engineering hydraulics, engineering geology, speleology, mapping, mineralogy, petrography, deep drilling, tunnel and gallery construction, science of mineral deposits, oceanography, blasting and shooting, and surveying. British and America terms are marked as such, and semantic dif ferences defined and explained. Should this dictionary help people to move easily from one lan guage to another in geotechnical engineering, the publisher and author will consider the effort invested in its publication well worth wile.