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Geotechnical Engineering Principles and Practices

Geotechnical Engineering Principles and Practices

Geotechnical Engineering Principles and Practices
By Coduto

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Book Description

Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices, 2/e, 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.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #831957 in Books
  • Published on: 2010
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .0" h x .0" w x .0" l, 2.34 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 816 pages


  • ISDN# 9788120341555

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Great Book for Starters Studying Geotech. Engineering or Plan on Studying Foundation Engineering
By Raymundo
To be honest, I think this book deserves a lot more credit than what's being given on amazon. Although I am not using this text content in practice yet, it does the job of introducing the student to everything they need to start foundation engineering. I don't see any other purpose except a purely scientific one in this manner. So, I'd recommend this textbook over other more detailed textbooks of mostly equivalent content.

However, if one seeks a more Scientific understanding of the text content, I would reference Holtz text (1981) which is much cheaper, because that gives many more details about the supporting evidence for what you study. However, for specifically foundation engineering purposes, I recommend this text.

Lastly, if you are one who seeks a text to use in practice or refresh, I wouldn't recommend this or the Holtz text. I would recommend just picking up a foundation engineering text, because for people in this group, CLEARLY you all already know the basics. This is meant for the "basics" of soil mechanics. Don't say the foundation engineering text is basic, because it simply builds on this text content.

So, for those of you who are rating this book low, stop that and go ahead be the condescending prick your childish stanford phd ego wants to be and rate it low, because all you're doing it misleading the novices!

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Good Book, Great Professor
By Kaep_Lome
The author of this book (Coduto) was actually my professor when I took the Geotech 2 course. My review may come off as a bit biased, since having the author of the book as my professor helped me grasp the book material a lot quicker. His lectures were always very detailed and to the point, and the book provided great reference to do the homework problems he would assign. I personally do find this book pretty good and many of the example problems are representative of what you'll find in the homework problems.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
3Good if you only need the words
By Michael Crowe
Bought the international edition, but the problems at the end of the chapters aren't the same as the American book. Good if you only need the words, but if your professor is going to assign problems from the book, then get the American version.

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