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Groundwater in the environment: An introduction Paul Younger, HSBC Professor of Environmental Technologies, University of Newcastle, introduces all aspects of groundwater systems and their management.

Drawing on case studies and research, the book covers groundwater quality, remedial technology, vulnerability of groundwater systems, geohazards and groundwater modelling.

Blackwell Publishing, £27.99; ISBN 1405121432; www.blackwellpublishing. com

Manual of soil laboratory testing 3rd edition Vol 1: Soil classification and compaction tests Updated edition of KH Head's essential manual for all involved in geotechnical laboratory testing.The first volume covers basic tests for classification and compaction characteristics of engineering soils, including moisture content and index tests, density and particle density and size tests, chemical tests, compaction and soil description.

Each procedure is broken down into simple stages with numerical examples. It also covers reporting of test data, laboratory safety, calibration, essential checks and laboratory accreditation.

Whittles Publishing, £90; ISBN 1904445365. Trade orders to BookSource, tel: 0845 370 0067;

email: orders@booksource. net

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