Geotechnical Engineering treats the mechanics of soils and structures interacting with soils. Its primary aim is to reach undergraduate students, however, as it also discusses the more advanced aspects of soil behaviour, it will also appeal to graduate students. Furthermore, practicing engineers who are in search of a rational introduction to the behaviour of foundation structures will find this work a valuable aid.
The three areas contributing to a successful teaching of geotechnical engineering are covered: applied mechanics; tests and experiments; and observation. A list of more than 450 selected references has been added for those readers who wish to study specific topics in more detail.