Engineering geology: a fifty year review

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Journal titleEconomic Geology
Pages534556; # of pages: 23
Subjectbibliographies; civil engineering; geology; soil mechanics
AbstractProgress in the application of geology to the practice of civil engineering is reflected in the papers on this subject which have appeared in the first 50 volumes of Economic Geology. The influence of geological work in two world wars is shown by the increase in the number of published papers following the two wartime periods. These published papers show that substantial advance has only been made in the last two decades. During these recent years the literature of the subject has greatly expanded. This is reviewed and typical papers are noted with special reference to the main branches of civil engineering work. Trends in present developments are discussed, notably the way in which engineering works are providing geologists with new information. The contributions of soil mechanics as an intermediate discipline are becoming more widely appreciated and give promise for further advance both for the application of geology in engineering and for the contributions of engineering studies to geological sciences.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number3811
NPARC number20374084
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Record created2012-07-23
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