Genesis and Properties of Collapsible Soils (NATO Science Series C: #468) (Hardcover)

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By E. Derbyshire (Editor in Chief), Tom Dijkstra (Editor), Ian J. Smalley (Editor)
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Collapsing engineering soils are a formidable hazard around the world. These difficult materials also include some of the world's most fertile agricultural soils, fostering dense human populations which are therefore increasingly at risk. Despite an impressive literature on the engineering aspects of collapsing soils, these materials are coming under increasing scrutiny by scientists in other fields. This is most evidently the case with soil scientists, stratigraphers and sedimentologists. Past earth surface conditions have a direct influence on the detailed behaviour of collapsible soils: as a complement, these materials also provide detailed data on changing global climates. The selected papers presented here highlight the common ground between three scientific groups with a vested interest in a better understanding of collapsible soils.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780792335870
ISBN-10: 0792335872
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: July 31st, 1995
Pages: 413
Language: English
Series: NATO Science Series C: