Title: Introduction to Environmental Geotechnology, 2nd Edition Author: Hsai-Yang Fang, Ronald C. Chaney ISBN: 1439837309 / 9781439837306 Format: Hard Cover Pages: 643 Publisher: CRC Press Year: 2016 Availability: 15-30 days
This new edition of a bestseller presents updated technology advances that have occurred since publication of the first edition. It increases the utility and scope of the content through numerous case studies and examples and an entirely new set of problems and solutions. The book also has an accompanying instructor's guide and presents rubrics by which instructors can increase student learning and evaluate student outcomes, chapter by chapter. The book focuses on the increasing importance of water resources and energy in the broader context of environmental sustainability. It’s interdisciplinary coverage includes soil science, physical chemistry, mineralogy, geology, ground pollution, and more.
Covers technology advances since publication of the first edition
Includes new case studies and examples, problem sets, instructor lecture materials, and a solutions manual
Examines alternative energy supplies, notably geothermal energy, which has been identifIed as a source with potential that far exceeds current use- discusses the thermal properties of soil, etc
Addresses the biosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere, and subsystems (geomicrobiosphere)
Offers downloadable custom Excel sheets- for example, formulae pre-programmed such that one could explore how quicldy a contaminant (e.g., arsenic, chromium, etc.) passes through saturated soil
Chapter 1 : Particle Energy Field Theory and Its Application Chapter 2 : Nature of Soil and Environment Chapter 3 : Soil Technology Chapter 4 : Soil-Water-Air Interaction in the Environment Chapter 5 : Shrinkage, Swelling and Cracking Characteristics of Soil Chapter 6 : Thermal Properties of Soils Chapter 7 : Electrical Properties of Soil Chapter 8 : Radiation Effects on Water, Soil and Rock Chapter 9 : Compressibility and Stress-Strain-Strength of Soils Chapter 10 : Environmental Geotechnical Engineering Applications Chapter 11 : Problematic Soils and Rocks Chapter 12 : Wetlands, Coastal Margins and Soil Erosion Problems Chapter 13 : Ground Surface Subsidences Chapter 14 : Slope Stability and Landslides Chapter 15 : Solid/Liquid Waste Control and Utilization of Wastes Chapter 16 : Arid Lands, Desert and Antidesertification Measures