This book reviews the techniques which are used to improve the engineering behaviour of soils, either in situ or when they are used as a construction material. It is straightforward, well illustrated and readable account of the techniques and includes numerous up-to-date references. Engineering Treatment of Soils will be valuable for geotechnical engineers working in professional firms and in academic institutions in all parts of the world. Many of the techniques are highly specialised and the thorough coverage of the book will be very useful for civil engineers, engineering geologists and mining engineers unfamiliar with them and for students and recently qualified. Poor soil conditions are usually associated with excess groundwater or inadequate strength, which leads to excessive deformation or failure. Improvement of the soils may be needed temporarily while construction operations last, or permanently. The same techniques are applicable in all parts of the world. Throughout, the author notes which techniques are appropriate to which soils, and provides numerous up-to-date references to sources of information.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.