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Everything you wanted to know about slope engineering but were afraid to ask


A NEW guide to all aspects of soil and rock slope engineering was published last month.

A short course in soil and rock slope engineering, by Noel Simons and Marcus Matthews of the University of Surrey and Bruce Menzies of GDS Instruments, combines soil and rock slope engineering in one volume.

Aimed at practising civil engineers and engineering geologists as well as students, the book covers simple methods of stability analysis, applying them to a wide range of practical applications.

It includes explanations on the fundamentals of soil and rock mechanics in slope engineering, an outline of slope stability methods 'by hand' to enable checking of computer calculations, an introduction to slope stability software and a review of the principles of investigation and stabilisation of slope failures.

A copy of Geo-Slope International's Slope/W student edition is included on CD-Rom.

l A short course in soil and rock slope engineering is published by Thomas Telford, tel:020 7987 6999.

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