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Handbook of Engineering Geology for Candidates Preparing for Competitive Examinations

CSIR–NET: Council of Scientific and Industriall,Research–National Eligibility Test, UPSC : Geologist Examination, Civil Services Examination (CSE) , State Government Services Examinations

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  • CSIR–NET: Council of Scientific and Industrial
  • -Research–National Eligibility Test
  • UPSC : Geologist Examination
  • -Civil Services Examination (CSE)
  • Other State Government Services Examinations


Handbook of Engineering Geology covers basics of engineering geology, basic terminology, engineering properties of soil and rock with construction materials and measuring methods, rock mass classification, role of geology in civil engineering projects such as highway, rail, dam and barrage, underground caverns, bridges, coastal geotechnics, role of engineering geology in mitigation of geological hazards as landslides, earthquakes,and consideration of impact of climate change on engineering geology project with case studies of major Indian engineering projects.

This book covers a sufficient number of topics on engineering geology to serve as a useful handbook for candidates appearing in competitive examinations such as UPSC: Geologist, CSIR—NET, UPSC: Civil Services and other national and state geological examinations.

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ISBN 9789386478023
Publishers CBS Publishers & Distributors
Author Pandey, Vinay Kumar | Mishra, Ajai
Binding Paperback
Edition 1/e
Size NA
Year 2017
Pages 136
Subject Geologists, CSIR-NET; UPSC Civil Services
About the Author

Vinay Kumar Pandey MSc,PhD is professionally an engineering geologist working in Gammon Group,Mumbai. He obtained his MSc and PhD degrees in geology from University of Lucknow and MSc in disaster mitigation from Sikkim Manipal University. He has over 12 years’ experience in engineering geology, environmental geology, exploration and project development, and construction works for infrastructure projects and mines.He has published 13 research papers in national and international journals and written two books on climate change.

Ajai Mishra is Professor, Department of Geology, University of Lucknow. He obtained his MPhil from Delhi University and PhD from IIT-Delhi. His specialization is in geomorphology, glaciology, remote sensing and environmental geology.He is working on the problem of water resources and urbanization of the Ganga plain and in the field of glaciology for the last 10 years. He has published about 40 research papers in national and international journals and two books on climate change, and twelve PhD theses were awarded under his supervision.

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