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Principles of Geotechnical Engineering Hardcover – September 10, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0534387426 ISBN-10: 053438742X Edition: 5th
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Dr. Braja M. Das has been the Dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science from August 1994 to the present at California State University, Sacramento. Prior to 1994, he was the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois. The author of more than 200 technical papers, his primary areas of research are shallow foundations, earth anchors, and geosynthetics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Thomson-Engineering; 5 edition (September 10, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 053438742X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0534387426
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.8 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,232,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 9, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I just finished taking a intro Soil Mechanics class using this book. We completed all 16 chapters which is quite a feat for any engineering class.
I thought the book was very good at laying out the conceptual aspects of soil mechanics and it was very easy to read through, espcially for an engineering book. The book has lots of illustrations and pictures (B&W). The books chapter layout was a little bass ackwards (Ch 11-14). The book has a fair amount of sample problems, at least one for every concept. However Engineering students regarding solved problems are like crack addicts on the streets, you can never have enough of what you desire.
I would actually rate this book a 4.5/5.0......but I had to round up.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 8, 2000
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I first bought this book as a required text for a couple of my modules in school. This book is very effective when it comes to presenting the mathematical formula, examples and graphs. However, the discussions of tests and soil behaviour left much to be desired.
This book would be suitable for people who just started on soil mechanics.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By promag on October 21, 2010
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It's an excellent book for engineers' use as recommended by a prof teaching the course. There are also newer versions of this textbook, but I am very happy to have this 4th edition. In addition, there is "Geotechnical Engg-A practical Problem Solving Approach" book that I recommend (ISBN-1-60427-016-7) that supports the textbook with good problem solving engineering examples. It should be also in your library if you deal with soil mechanics and designs.
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If you need to know something introductory about geotech, this is the way to go.
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0 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. Iaccarino on September 23, 2005
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looks great, feels great, smells great. minor damage on the binder from shipping.
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