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Engineering Geology of the Channel Tunnel / ed by C S Harris, M B Hart, P M Varley and C D Warren

£40.00

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Publication date: 1996. Condition: The cover is slightly faded along and near the spine, and there is a 1cm dent a quarter of the way along the spine, but otherwise the cover is in very good condition. Internally there is a 2mm fleck on the title page and facing page, but otherwise the book is clean, tight and unmarked. Content: The Channel Tunnel has been called the greatest engineering project of the century, overcoming a unique set of financial, political and engineering challenges. This book provides a comprehensive insight into the events which culminated in the first dry link between Britain and France. It describes the relationship between the site investigation, data interpretation and construction of the works. It examines areas such as the difficulties inherent in predicting geology from a relatively small number of boreholes, revealing how the use of modern geophysical techniques and the study of microfossils helped in this respect. Other topics covered in this book include detailed analyses of the construction of two of the world's largest undersea caverns, the techniques used in the stabilization of major landslip, and the large-scale use of NATM for the excavation and support of a variety of underground structures. This book clearly demonstrates that without the science of geology and the dedication of all involved, the excavation of the Channel Tunnel would not have been completed so successfully.

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Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21.5 x 30 x 3 cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0727720457
ISBN-13:
9780727720450
Number of pages:
526
Publisher:
Thomas Telford

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Publication date: 1996. Condition: The cover is slightly faded along and near the spine, and there is a 1cm dent a quarter of the way along the spine, but otherwise the cover is in very good condition. Internally there is a 2mm fleck on the title page and facing page, but otherwise the book is clean, tight and unmarked. Content: The Channel Tunnel has been called the greatest engineering project of the century, overcoming a unique set of financial, political and engineering challenges. This book provides a comprehensive insight into the events which culminated in the first dry link between Britain and France. It describes the relationship between the site investigation, data interpretation and construction of the works. It examines areas such as the difficulties inherent in predicting geology from a relatively small number of boreholes, revealing how the use of modern geophysical techniques and the study of microfossils helped in this respect. Other topics covered in this book include detailed analyses of the construction of two of the world's largest undersea caverns, the techniques used in the stabilization of major landslip, and the large-scale use of NATM for the excavation and support of a variety of underground structures. This book clearly demonstrates that without the science of geology and the dedication of all involved, the excavation of the Channel Tunnel would not have been completed so successfully.

Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21.5 x 30 x 3 cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0727720457
ISBN-13:
9780727720450
Number of pages:
526
Publisher:
Thomas Telford

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