Best Books – Applied Engineering Geology

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Applied Engineering Geology subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Applied Engineering Geology along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Applied Engineering Geology subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Applied Engineering Geology" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “A Textbook of Applied Engineering Geology” by M T Maruthesha Reddy

“A Textbook of Applied Engineering Geology” Book Review: This book is based on the author’s teaching experience. It is written in simple and student-friendly language. It contains different diagrams throughout to illustrate the subject thoroughly. It provides important questions from the student’s point of view at the end of each chapter. The book is very useful for civil engineering, transportation engineering and mining engineering students.

2. “Engineering Geology: Principles and Practice” by David George Price and Michael de Freitas

“Engineering Geology: Principles and Practice” Book Review: This book is the heart of engineering geology where geology is used to identify potential problems. It explains how to investigate those conditions and to define an engineering response that will either reduce or even eliminate the problems revealed.

3. “Practical Engineering Geology (Applied Geotechnics)” by Steve Hencher

“Practical Engineering Geology (Applied Geotechnics)” Book Review: This book provides a complete introduction to the way that projects are managed, designed and constructed. It explains the different ways that the engineering geologist can contribute to cost-effective and safe project achievement. It highlights the need for a holistic view of geological materials, from soil to rock, and of geological history. The book illustrates the concepts of geology for engineering and ground modelling, site investigation and testing of geological materials. It is designed for engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers. It is also useful for MSc level students of engineering geology and other geotechnical subjects.

4. “Applied Engineering Geology Practicals” by M T Maruthesha Reddy

“Applied Engineering Geology Practicals” Book Review: This book completely covers the syllabus of IV semester B.E Civil/Transportation engineering of VTU. It illustrates both the theoretical and practical concepts of engineering geology. It contains model question paper and Viva-voce questions with answers. The book is also useful for Engineers, Mineralogists and others as a reference book.

5. “Geology Applied to Engineering” by Terry R West
6. “Geological Engineering” by Luis Gonzalez de Vallejo and Mercedes Ferrer

“Geological Engineering” Book Review: This book is based on the geological setting of the environment. It also deals with integrating geological conditions into engineering design and provides engineering solutions. This contains many illustrations and working examples. It covers fundamental topics like soil mechanics and rock mechanics. It also covers methods for site investigations and rock mass characterization. Applications of foundations, slope stability, tunneling, dams and reservoirs are also discussed. Various geohazards like landslides,earthquakes, etc., are explained in brief.

7. “Engineering Geology” by Subinoy Gangopadhyay

“Engineering Geology” Book Review: The book contains information about the basic geological aspects related to rocks and minerals. It also contains soil formation and soil classification and underground water. Topics like aerial photo study and remote sensing are also discussed. In addition, topics such as soil and rock mechanics, methods of site investigation for civil engineering projects are discussed in detail. stone terrains for reservoir projects.

8. “Principles of Engineering Geology” by Krynine D H and Judd W R
9. “Geology in Engineering” by Schultz J R and Cleaves A B
10. “Foundations of Engineering Geology” by Tony Waltham

“Foundations of Engineering Geology” Book Review: The overview of the field is deeply discussed. It is of great importance to civil engineers. Bedrock geology is described in the book. Processes and sediments of surface geology are also described. The book includes relevant methods of ground investigation. Some important biohazards are also described. It levels up the understanding of the reader of this subject. The book includes 40 topics. These topics are described using text, diagrams, photographs and tables. This book can be used by students and practitioners in the field of civil engineering.

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