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Logging the Chalk Hardcover – Illustrated, 19 Aug 2014

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Whittles Publishing (19 Aug. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849950989
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849950985
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 2.7 x 28.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,044,224 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'...a lavishly illustrated volume... ...a weighty tome that encapsulates the author's 30 plus years' experience of logging chalk... ...this book should also be available to all in the team when developments on or in the Chalk are under investigation or design'. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment ---------- '...the first ever book exclusively dedicated to this geological material, includes excellent and detailed information for geologists and geological engineers who might have to work in the field with chalk in any geological or construction project'. European Geologist

About the Author

Rory N. Mortimore is emeritus professor of engineering geology, University of Brighton, UK; visiting professor of engineering geology, University of Leeds, UK; and director, ChalkRock Limited, Lewes, Sussex, UK.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Charlie on 23 Aug. 2014
Format: Hardcover
As a geotechnical engineer based in the south-east of England (particularly London), there are several soil and rock units that I encounter frequently; The Lambeth Group, Thanet Sand, London Clay and Chalk. Chalk is one of the harder units to log for several reasons. Assigning strata boundaries in the chalk can be tough because at first glance the chalk can appear uniform (it is not). Recovery in chalk core can be pretty poor and often a geology degree or eurocode logging course will not cover chalk specifics that are essential for proper detailed logging of the chalk.

This book is (and will be) regarded as the chalk logging bible for any engineering geologist/ geotechnical engineer who encounters chalk in the field as a logging engineer or for people reviewing written logs back in the office. Its steep price genuinely reflects the quality of material within. Of particular use is the large colour annotated photographs of the kinds of things that I could encounter while logging (trace fossils, marker beds, marl seams, various flint types etc). Often core photographs are laid out next to graphic logs of the same sequence as an example of how chalk core can appear in the field.

For those who encounter the chalk in the field, this is the ultimate reference book. Rory Mortimore has visited many ground investigation sites over his career and this is the book people like me have been asking him to write for years.
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