“Moreover, the inclusion of theory, measurement techniques and exercises at the end of each chapter provides a comprehensive teaching resource. For a soil scientist beginning to learn about soil mechanics, this textbook would be a very good choice.” (European Journal of Soil Science, 1 August 2010)
"Designed for practitioners and students in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and geology, his text is the first to provide an equal and integrated coverage of sedimentary and residual soils and their unique engineering properties." (Book News
, December 2009)
About the Author
Laurence D. Wesley has worked as a practicing geotechnical engineer for over thirty years, and his professional experience encompasses projects in New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Bahrain. A member of American Society of Civil Engineers, he is a recently retired senior lecturer in geotechnical engineering at the University of Auckland.