Best Reference Books – Soil Geology

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Soil 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 Soil Geology along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Soil 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 "Soil 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. “Soil Genesis and Classification” by Boul S W and South R J

“Soil Genesis and Classification” Book Review: This book presents a detailed explanation on soil formation and classification. It includes information about multiple soil profiles in detail. This book also includes information on new classification systems and emerging technologies in the field of geology. It covers bearing capacity of soils and settlement of shallow foundations ·This book can be used by students of soil science as a textbook. Professional communities can also use this book as a reference.

2. “Nature and Properties of Soils” by Braddy N C
3. “Studies of Soils of India” by Govinda Rajan S V and Gopala Rao K H G
4. “The Chemistry of Soils” by Sposito and Garrison

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“The Chemistry of Soils” Book Review: This book deals with the physical-chemistry approach of soil chemistry. This book offers major significance of soil chemistry in connection with global climate change. It includes the interaction between organic carbon and soil. It also includes the process by which organic carbon is sequestered by soil and prevention of the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Thus, the book provides a discussion of soil chemistry in its environmental and biogeochemical contexts.

5. “Soil” by Rebecca Faulkner
6. “Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley” by Robert P Sharp

“Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley” Book Review: This book deals with the geology of the Eastern California region between Mt. Whitney and Death Valley. The book unveils the geological feature of this land. It contains information about Racetrack playa. It also covers the earth-sculpturing role of volcanoes and earthquakes. Mainly lava columns at Devils Postpile and fault scarps that shape a golf course are covered. The book also focuses on processes of boulders shattered by salt crystals and rocks blasted by windblown sand.

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7. “Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology” by Edward J Tarbuck and Frederick K Lutgens

“Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology” Book Review: This book deals with the introduction to physical geology. It covers the foundational physical geology principles. The concepts are explained in simple terms with instructive illustrations. The book is based on up to date technical surveys. It also covers the latest trends in the field mainly in the dynamic area of plate tectonics. Also it contains information about the stability of Earth retaining structures. This book can be used as reference by students of geology.

8. “Essentials of Geology” by Stephen Marshak
9. “Soil” by Grace Hansen
10. “Soil Mechanics and Foundations” by Muni Budhu

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“Soil Mechanics and Foundations” Book Review: This book deals with the concepts of soil mechanics and foundations of soil chemistry. The book contains basic concepts and fundamental principles in the context of basic mechanics, physics and mathematics. The book is filled with hints and examples for clear understanding. This book also includes a CD-ROM that offers visual experience. The book covers geological characteristics of soils and soils investigation, physical soil parameters and one-dimensional flow of water through soils. Stresses, strains and elastic deformations of soils and shear strength of soils are also included.

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