A History of Progress: Selected U.S. Papers in Geotechnical Engineering

by Allen W. Marr,

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0656-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0656-1 (ISBN-10), 2002, Soft Cover, Pg. xii, 2326
28 cm, 2 volumes
GSP Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 118

Document Type: Book


Sponsored by the Geo-Institute of ASCE

This collection of 78 historical papers provides a wide view of the rich body of literature that documents the development of fundamental concepts geotechnical engineering and their application to practical problems. From the highly theoretical to the elegantly practical, the papers in this one-of-a-kind collection are significant for their contributions to the geotechnical engineering literature. Among the writings of more than 60 geotechnical engineering pioneers are several by Karl Terzaghi, widely known as the father of soil mechanics, R.R. Proctor, Arthur Casagrande, and Ralph Peck.Many of these papers contain information as useful today as when they were first written. Others provide great insight into the origins and development of the field and the thought processes of its leaders.

Subject Headings: Geotechnical engineering | Engineering history | Distinguished engineers | Bibliographies | Writing skills | Soil mechanics | Professional societies


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