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Principles of Geotechnical Engineering

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering
By Braja M. Das

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Book Description

Braja M. Das' PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING provides civil engineering students and professionals with an overview of soil properties and mechanics, combined with a study of field practices and basic soil engineering procedures. Through four editions, this book has distinguished itself by its exceptionally clear theoretical explanations, realistic worked examples, thorough discussions of field testing methods, and extensive problem sets, making this book a leader in its field. Das's goal in revising this best-seller has been to reorganize and revise existing chapters while incorporating the most up-to-date information found in the current literature. Additionally, Das has added numerous case studies as well as new introductory material on the geological side of geotechnical engineering, including coverage of soil formation.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1480818 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Thomson-Engineering
  • Published on: 2001-09-10
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.75" h x 7.75" w x 1.00" l,
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 589 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews

About the Author
Dr. Braja Das is Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento. He received his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. in the area of Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of a number of geotechnical engineering texts and reference books and has authored more than 250 technical papers in the area of geotechnical engineering. His primary areas of research include shallow foundations, earth anchors, and geosynthetics. He is a Fellow and Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Life Member of the American Society for Engineering Education, and an Emeritus Member of the Chemical and Mechanical Stabilization Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council (Washington D.C.). Dr. Das has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, including the AMOCO Foundation Award, the AT&T Award for Teaching Excellence from the American Society for Engineering Education, the Ralph Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Texas at El Paso.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Same as non-international book
By buffalo
As mentioned in the description, this book appears to have exactly the same content as the non-international version. Even the end-of-chapter problems appear to be identical with the same units and everything. The only thing that appears to be different is that the book is in black-in-white instead of the multi-tone blue highlights throughout the regular version. With that being the only change, I am more than happy to use an international version copy for a fraction of the price.

Sorry I have no comments on the content. It is a required book for a class...I hope it will be usable.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
4Get's the job done
By TonyR
I've nearly gone through the entire book and it's fairly easy to understand. There are good examples which really help you understand the topic and to complete the chapter problems. However, compared to previous editions, this book hasn't changed much. Most of the chapters are the same and have only been organized differently. Some of the problems have changed but they are nearly the same. That being said, I'm only knocking off 1 star because nowadays that's what all book manufacturers do. This is a decent book to learn the principles of geotechnical engineering (as the title says) and should be for years to come.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3Three Stars
By Kate1414
Got for a class

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