Geotechnical Engineering: Principles & Practices, 2nd Edition, is ideal or junior-level soil mechanics or introductory geotechnical engineering courses. This introductory geotechnical engineering textbook explores both the principles of soil mechanics and their application to engineering practice. It offers a rigorous, yet accessible and easy-to-read approach, as well as technical depth and an emphasis on understanding the physical basis for soil behavior. The second edition has been revised to include updated content and many new problems and exercises, as well as to reflect feedback from reviewers and the authors' own experiences.
Versions of Geotechnical Engineering Principles & Practices, 2nd Ed.
Note: the first edition (1998) is considered outdated by the authors and is not recommended.
There are two versions of the second edition readily available.
· The original hardcover US Edition published in 2011, ISBN 978013236868, with an image of the Tower of Pisa and drill rig on the cover
· The softcover international Edition published in 2017, ISBN 9789332587427, with an image of a concrete dam on the cover
According to Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. United States Supreme Court copyright decision (Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons), it is legal to sell and purchase the international text in the US.
The authors have reviewed the softcover edition. The chief shortcomings of the softcover edition are:
In case of use as a professional reference, the authors recommend the hardcover US edition.
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