Seeing Beneath The Soil

Author: Oliver Anthony Clark
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113461120X
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Scientific soil prospecting methods can give dramatic pictures of buried archaeological sites, and sometimes information on what occurred within them, before any earth has ben removed. Dr Clark, who was one of the earliest to work in this field, has written the first general survey of an increasingly important area of practical archaeology. The emphasis is on the principles and practical application of the well established techniques of resistivity, magnetometry and magnetic susceptibility, with shorter sections on emerging and less common techniques such as ground-penetrating radar, electromagnetic methods and phosphate survey. This paperback edition updates and enhances the earlier book, adding new material such as the large-scale evaluation exercises now required as a precondition of planning consent for major developments.

Beneath The Soil

Author: Fay Sampson
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780105185
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Genealogy-enthusiast Suzie Fewings and her family are on a family-history trip to Saddlers Wood Farm when they hear a gunshot ringing out. The local farmer and his wife, Philip and Eileen, seem strangely agitated and upset, and direct them to a ruined cottage in the wood . . . where Suzie gets the strangest feeling she’s being watched. Two days later, they hear that Eileen has been shot dead and her husband arrested. Suzie is convinced there is more to this than meets the eye, and she and her family investigate. But the police seem uninterested in their findings, and Suzie soon begins to feel as if wherever she goes there is someone watching her . . .

Beneath The Soil

Author: Fay Sampson
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780105185
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Genealogy-enthusiast Suzie Fewings and her family are on a family-history trip to Saddlers Wood Farm when they hear a gunshot ringing out. The local farmer and his wife, Philip and Eileen, seem strangely agitated and upset, and direct them to a ruined cottage in the wood . . . where Suzie gets the strangest feeling she’s being watched. Two days later, they hear that Eileen has been shot dead and her husband arrested. Suzie is convinced there is more to this than meets the eye, and she and her family investigate. But the police seem uninterested in their findings, and Suzie soon begins to feel as if wherever she goes there is someone watching her . . .

Wealth Beneath The Soil

Author: Frances Hale
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780170060493
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The Australian gold rushes - travelling to the fields - life and work on the goldfields - mining techniques - Ballarat.

The Ground Beneath Us

Author: Paul Bogard
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316342289
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Our most compelling resource just might be the ground beneath our feet. When a teaspoon of soil contains millions of species, and when we pave over the earth on a daily basis, what does that mean for our future? What is the risk to our food supply, the planet's wildlife, the soil on which every life-form depends? How much undeveloped, untrodden ground do we even have left? Paul Bogard set out to answer these questions in The Ground Beneath Us, and what he discovered is astounding. From New York (where more than 118,000,000 tons of human development rest on top of Manhattan Island) to Mexico City (which sinks inches each year into the Aztec ruins beneath it), Bogard shows us the weight of our cities' footprints. And as we see hallowed ground coughing up bullets at a Civil War battlefield; long-hidden remains emerging from below the sites of concentration camps; the dangerous, alluring power of fracking; the fragility of the giant redwoods, our planet's oldest living things; the surprises hidden under a Major League ballpark's grass; and the sublime beauty of our few remaining wildest places, one truth becomes blazingly clear: The ground is the easiest resource to forget, and the last we should. Bogard's The Ground Beneath Us is deeply transporting reading that introduces farmers, geologists, ecologists, cartographers, and others in a quest to understand the importance of something too many of us take for granted: dirt. From growth and life to death and loss, and from the subsurface technologies that run our cities to the dwindling number of idyllic Edens that remain, this is the fascinating story of the ground beneath our feet.

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics In Engineering Practice

Author: Delwyn G. Fredlund
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118280504
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The definitive guide to unsaturated soil— from the world's experts on the subject This book builds upon and substantially updates Fredlund and Rahardjo's publication, Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils, the current standard in the field of unsaturated soils. It provides readers with more thorough coverage of the state of the art of unsaturated soil behavior and better reflects the manner in which practical unsaturated soil engineering problems are solved. Retaining the fundamental physics of unsaturated soil behavior presented in the earlier book, this new publication places greater emphasis on the importance of the "soil-water characteristic curve" in solving practical engineering problems, as well as the quantification of thermal and moisture boundary conditions based on the use of weather data. Topics covered include: Theory to Practice of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Nature and Phase Properties of Unsaturated Soil State Variables for Unsaturated Soils Measurement and Estimation of State Variables Soil-Water Characteristic Curves for Unsaturated Soils Ground Surface Moisture Flux Boundary Conditions Theory of Water Flow through Unsaturated Soils Solving Saturated/Unsaturated Water Flow Problems Air Flow through Unsaturated Soils Heat Flow Analysis for Unsaturated Soils Shear Strength of Unsaturated Soils Shear Strength Applications in Plastic and Limit Equilibrium Stress-Deformation Analysis for Unsaturated Soils Solving Stress-Deformation Problems with Unsaturated Soils Compressibility and Pore Pressure Parameters Consolidation and Swelling Processes in Unsaturated Soils Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice is essential reading for geotechnical engineers, civil engineers, and undergraduate- and graduate-level civil engineering students with a focus on soil mechanics.