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Books for Reference

Books on Geotechnical Engineering

  1. Baecher, G.B., Christian J.T. (2003) "Reliability and Statistics in Geotechnical Engineering." New York, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. pp. 605.
  2. Baguelin F., Jezequel J.-F., Shields D.H., 1978, "The Pressuremeter and Foundation Engineering", Trans Tech Publications, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, W. Germany, 1978.
  3. Bishop A.W. Henkel D.J., 1962, "The Measurement of Soil Properties in the Triaxial Test", 2nd Ed., Edward Arnold, London England, 227p
  4. Bowles J.E., 1996, "Foundation Analysis and Design", McGraw Hill, 1175pp.
  5. Briaud J.-L., 2013, "Geotechnical Engineering: unsaturated and saturated soils", John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1000 pp.
  6. Briaud J.-L., 1992, "The Pressuremeter", Taylor Francis Publishers, pp 322.
  7. Canadian Foundation Engineering Manual, 2007, Canadian Geotechnical Society, 4th edition, c/o BiTech publishers, pp 488.
  8. Clayton C.R.I., Simons N.E., Matthews M.C., 1982, "Site investigation: a handbook for engineers", Halsted Press – a division of John Wiley and Sons Inc.
  9. Davis R.O., A.P.S. Selvadurai, 2002, "Plasticity in Geomechanics", Cambridge University Press.
  10. Desai, C. S., and Abel, J.F., 1972, "Introduction to the Finite Element Method: A Numerical Method for Engineering Analysis", Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York. Tenth Reprint.
  11. Dashko R.E., VlasovD.Yu., Shidlovskaya A.V., 2013. Geotechnical engineering and subsurface microbiology ISBN 978-5-9904956-2-3 (in Russian, to be translated in English)
  12. Duncan J.M., Wright S.P., 2005, "Soil strength and slope stability", John Wiley and Sons, New York, pp. 297.
  13. Elton D.J. (1999) "Soils Magic", Geotechnical Special Publication no. 114, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, Virginia, USA.
  14. Eurocode 7, 2011, "Geotechnical Design", Part 1: General rules, Part 2: Ground investigation and testing, European Standard EN-1997, European Committee for Standardization, Brussels, Belgium.
  15. FHWA Drilled Shaft Manual, 2010, Publication no. FHWA-NHI-10-016.
  16. Fredlund D.G., and Rahardjo H, 1993, "Soil mechanics for unsaturated soils", John Wiley and Sons, New York, pp517.
  17. Handbook of Tunnel Engineering I: Structures and Methods 1st edition by Maidl, Bernhard, Thewes, Markus, Maidl, Ulrich (2013), Gebundene Ausgabe - 1709, Bernhard, Thewes, Markus, Maidl, Ulrich Maidl (Authors), Verlag: Ernst & Sohn (1709)
  18. Handbook of Tunnel Engineering II: Basics and Additional Services for Design and Construction 1st edition by Maidl, Bernhard, Thewes, Markus, Maidl, Ulrich (2014), Gebundene Ausgabe, Bernhard, Thewes, Markus, Maidl, Ulrich Maidl (Authors), Verlag: Ernst & Sohn (1709)
  19. Holtz R.D., Kovacs W.D., Sheahan T.C., 2011, "An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering", 2nd Edition, Upper Saddle River, NJ. Pearson-Prentice Hall, 853 pp.
  20. Hunt R., 2005, "Geotechnical investigations methods: a field guide for geotechnical engineers", CRC Press, Taylor and Francis.
  21. Jumikis. A. R. (1977). Thermal geotechnics. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick. N.J.
  22. Lambe, T.W. and Whitman, R.V. 1979, "Soil mechanics - SI version". John Wiley and Sons. 533pp.
  23. Lu, N., Likos, W. J., 2004, Unsaturated Soil Mechanics: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 584 p.
  24. Mayne P.W., 2007, "Cone Penetration Testing State-of-Practice", NCHRP Project 20-05; Task 37-14: Synthesis on Cone Penetration Test, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, USA.
  25. Mitchell J.K., 1976, "Fundamentals of soil behavior", John Wiley and Sons, New York.
  26. Poulos H.G., Davis E.H., 1980, "Pile Foundation Analysis and Design", John Wiley and Sons, New York, USA, pp 397.
  27. Recommendations for Design and Analysis of Earth Structures using Geosynthetic Reinforcements - EBGEO (Englisch), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geotechnik e.V. (Ed.), Alan Johnson (Transl.), Verlag: Ernst & Sohn; 1. Auflage (18. April 2011)
  28. Recommendations on Excavations (Englisch), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geotechnik e.V. (Ed.), Alan Johnson (Transl.), Verlag: Ernst & Sohn; 3 Auflage (13. November 2013)
  29. Schofield, A.N and Wroth, CP. (1968) "Critical State Soil Mechanics", McGraw-Hill, New York.
  30. Sharma H.D., Reddy K.R., 2004, "Geoenvironmental engineering", Wiley and Sons, pp.968.
  31. Terzaghi K., 1943, "Theoretical soil mechanics", John Wiley and Sons, pp509.
  32. Terzaghi K., Peck R.B., 1963, "Soil mechanics in engineering practice", John Wiley and Sons, New York, 566pp.
  33. Zienkiewicz O.C., R. L. Taylor, J. Z. Zhu, 2005, "The finite element method", Butterworth-Heinemann publishers.
  34. Ulitsky, V.M., Shashkin A.G., Shashkin, K.G. 2013. The Geotechnical Guidebook. St.Petersburg, Russia. P.288.

Books on Engineering Geology

This list can be found on the IAEG website
  1. 1922 Stini, J - Technishe Geologie. Verlag Von Ferdinand Enke. Stuttgart.
  2. 1942 Raguin, E - Geologie appliquee. Masson et Cie. (1st edition in 1934). Paris
  3. 1947 Ries, H and Watson, TL - Elements of Engineering Geology. 2nd edition (1st edition in 1921). John Willey and sons. New York
  4. 1952 Schultz, J and Cleaves, A - Geology in Engineering. John Willey and sons. New York
  5. 1957 Krynine, D and Judd, W - Principles of Engineering Geology and Geotechnics. Mcgraw-Hill. New York
  6. 1959 Goguel, J - Application de la geologie aux Travaux de L'Ingenieur. Masson. Paris.
  7. 1959 Desio, A - Geologia aplicata alla Ingeneria. Hoepli. Milan
  8. 1962 Legget, R - Geology and Engineering. Mc Graw-Hill. 2nd edition (1st edition in 1942). Tokyo
  9. 1969 Calembert, L - Introduction a la Geologie de L'Ingenieur. Universite de Liege. Liege
  10. 1969 Duncan, N - Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics (2 volumes). Leonard Hill. London
  11. 1971 Letourneur, J and Michel, R - Geologie du Genie Civil. Armand Colin. Paris
  12. 1975 Chiossi, N - Geologia Aplicada a Engenharia. Gremio Politecnico. Sao Paulo
  13. 1976 Zaruba, Q and Mencl, V - Engineering Geology. Elsevier. Amsterdam
  14. 1976 Attwell, PB and Farmer, IW - Principles of Engineering Geology. Chapman and Hall. London
  15. 1976 Anderson, JGC and Trigg, CF - Case-Histories in Engineering Geology. Elek Science. London
  16. 1976 Goodman, RE - Methods of Geological Engineering. West Publishing co. St Paul
  17. 1978 Knill, JL - Industrial Geology. Oxford University Press. Oxford
  18. 1978 Geiger, AF and Hathaway, AW (editors) - Engineering geology for geologists. American Geological Institute and Association of Engineering Geologists. Alexandria, Virginia
  19. 1980 Bell, FG - Engineering Geology and Geotechnics. Butterwork and co. London
  20. 1980 Antoine, P and Fabre, D - Geologie appliquee au Genie Civil. Masson. Paris
  21. 1981 Mathewson, CC - Engineering Geology. Merill
  22. 1983 Bell, FG - Fundamentals of Engineering Geology. Butterworths and co, London
  23. 1983 Legget, RF and Karrow, PF - Handbook of Geology in Civil Engineering. Mcgraw-Hill, New York
  24. 1984 Blyth, F and de Freitas, MH - A Geology for Engineers. Edward Arnold. 7th edition (1st edition in 1943). London
  25. 1984 Bowen, R - Geology in Engineering. Elsevier. London
  26. 1984 Leveque, PC - Geologie Appliquee. Technique et Documentation - Lavoisier. Paris
  27. 1986 Dennen, WH and Moore, BR - Geology and Engineering. WC Brown. Dubuque, Iowa
  28. 1986 Rahn, PH - Engineering Geology; an Environmental Approach (2nd edition in 1996). Elsevier. London
  29. 1987 Klengel, KJ and Wagenbreth, O - Ingenieur Geologie. Bauverlag Gmbh. Wiesbaden. Berlin
  30. 1988 Mclean, AC and Gribble, CD - Geology for Civil Engineers. Unwin Hyman. London
  31. 1988 Legget RF and Hathaway, AE - Geology and Engineering. Mcgraw-Hill. New York
  32. 1988 Johnson, RB and De Graff, JV - Principles of Engineering Geology. John Wiley and sons. New York
  33. 1993 Bell, FG - Engineering Geology. Blackwell. Oxford
  34. 1993 Goodman, R - Engineering Geology. John Wiley and sons. New York
  35. 1995 West, T - Geology Applied to Engineering. Waveland Press
  36. 1998 Oliveira, AS and Brito, S - Geologia de Engenharia. Associacao Brasileira de Geologia de Engenharia. San Paulo
  37. 1998 Derringh, E - Computational Engineering Geology. Prentice Hall. Upper saddle river, New Jersey
  38. 2000 Bell, FG - Engineering properties of soils and rocks (4th edition). Blackwell Science. Oxford
  39. 2000 Ruiz-Vasquez, M and Gonzales, S - Geologia Aplicada a la Ingenieria Civil. ed. Limusa. Mexico D.F.
  40. 2002 Gonzales de Vallejo, L et al - Ingenieria Geologica. Pearson, Prentice Hall. Madrid.
  41. 2006 Parriaux1, A - Geologie, base pour L'Ingenieur. Presse Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes. Lausanne.
  42. 2007 Bell, FG - Basic Environmental and Engineering Geology. Butterworths. London
  43. 2008 Matthews, M, Simons, N and Menzies, B - Geology for Engineers. Thomas Telford. London
  44. 2008 Price, DG - Engineering Geology: Principles and Practice. Edited and compiled by de Freitas, MH. Springer Verlag. Berlin
  45. 2009 Waltham, T - Foundations of Engineering Geology. CRC Press. (first published by Blackie Academic & Professional of Chapman & Hall. London
  46. 2009 Rodrigues dos Santos, A - Geologia de Engenharia, (2nd edition). Conceitos, Metodos e Practica. Associacao Brasileira de Geologia de Engenharia. Sao Paulo
  47. 2010 Hack, R, Azzam, R and Charlier, R - Engineering geology for infrastructure planning in Europe. Springer. Berlin
  48. 2011 Maciel Filho, CL - Introducao a Geologia de Engenharia (4th edition). Editora UFSM. Santa Maria (RS)
  49. 2011 Gonzalez de Vallejo, L and Ferrer, M - Geological Engineering. CRC Press. London
  50. 2012 Hencher, S - Practical Engineering and Geology. CRC Press. London
  51. 2012 Varghese, PC - Engineering Geology for Civil Engineers. Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd.
  52. 2013 Chiossi, N - Geologia de Engenharia (3rd edition). Oficina de Textos. Sao Paulo
  53. 2013 Gangopadhyay, S - Engineering Geology. Oxford University Press, India
  54. Editor's Note: The following are not text but are excellent engineering geology books that make great reference.
  55. 1950 Paige, S (editor) - Application of Geology to Engineering Practice. Berkey Volume. Geological Society of America. Washington
  56. 1989 Dearman, WR, Sergeev, Em and Shibakova, VS (editors) - Engineering Geology of the Earth. Academy of Sciences of the USSR and IAEG. NAUKA Publishers. Moscow
  57. 1991 Dearman, WR - Engineering Geology Mapping. Butterworth Heinemann. Oxford
  58. 1991 Kiersch, G (editor) - The Heritage of Engineering Geology. The first hundred years. Centennial special volume 3 published by the Geological Society of America. Washington
  59. Waltham A.C., 1994, "Foundations of Engineering Geology", E&FN SPON, New York, USA, 88p.
  60. Foster R.J., 1988, "Physical Geology", 5th edition, Prentice Hall publisher.

Books on Rock Mechanics

The Digital Library can be found on the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) website
  1. Barton N. (2007). Rock Quality, Seismic Velocity, Attenuation and Anisotropy. 1st Edition. CRC Press.
  2. Barton N. (2007). TBM Tunnelling in Jointed and Faulted Rock 1st Edition. CRC Press
  3. Goodman R.E. (1989), Rock Mechanics, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, USA.
  4. Goodman R. E. (1989). Introduction to Rock Mechanics, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons.
  5. Jaeger J. C., Cook N. G. W., Zimmerman R. (2012). Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics, 4th Edition, Wiley-Blackwell.
  6. Hudson J. A., Harrison J. P. (1997). Engineering Rock Mechanics - an Introduction to the Principles, 1st Edition, Elsevier Science.
  7. Hudson J. A., Harrison J. P. (2001). Engineering Rock Mechanics – Part 2: Illustrative Worked Examples, 1st Edition, Elsevier Science.
  8. Sivakugan N., Shukla S. K., Das B. M. (2012). Rock Mechanics: An Introduction. CRC Press.
  9. Wittke W. (2014). Rock Mechanics Based on an Anisotropic Jointed Rock Model (AJRM), 1st Edition, Wiley.
  10. Brady B. H. G., Brown E. T. (2010). Rock Mechanics: For Underground Mining, 3rd Edition, Springer.
  11. Hencher S. (2015). Practical Rock Mechanics (Applied Geotechnics), CRC Press.
  12. Obert L., Duvall W. I. (1967). Rock Mechanics and the Design of Structures in Rock, 1st Edition, Wiley.
  13. Hoek E., Kaiser P. K., Bawden W. F. (2000). Support of Underground Excavations in Hard Rock, 1st Edition, CRC Press.
  14. Cosgrove J. W., Hudson J. A. (2016). Structural Geology and Rock Engineering, 1st Edition, Imperial College Press.
  15. Paterson M.S., Teng-fong Wong (2005). Experimental Rock Deformation – The Brittle Field. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  16. Stagg K.G., Zienkiewicz O.C. (1968). Rock Mechanics in Engineering Practice. Wiley, London.

Books on Geosynthetics

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has the Digital Library of Textbooks on Geosynthetics
  1. Koerner R.M., 2012, "Designing with Geosynthetics", 6th edition, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, Xlibris Corporation.
  2. Hausmann, M.R., 1990, "Engineering Principles of Ground Modification" McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., New York, N.Y. USA
  3. Jewell, R.A., 1996, "Soil Reinforcement with Geotextiles" CIRIA & Thomas Telford, London, U.K.
  4. John, N.W.M., 1987, "Geotextiles" Blackie & Son Ltd., London, U.K.
  5. Jones, C.J.F.P., 2010, "Earth Reinforcement and Soil Structures" Thomas Telford, London, U.K.
  6. Mandal, J.N. and Divshikar, D.G., 2000, "A Guide to Geotextile Testing " New Age International Ltd., New Delhi
  7. Saran, Swami, 2006, "Reinforced Soil and its Engineering Applications" I.K. International, New Delhi
  8. Shukla, S.K., 2012, "Handbook of Geosynthetic Engineering", 2nd Edition, ICE Publishing, London, U.K.
  9. Recommendations for Design and Analysis of Earth Structures using Geosynthetic Reinforcements - EBGEO (Englisch), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geotechnik e.V. (Ed.), Alan Johnson (Transl.), Verlag: Ernst & Sohn; 1. Auflage (18. April 2011)
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