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on 26 October 2004
This book - which seems to be recommended by most lectures in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics is nonsense! It covers nearly all the topics you'll come across in soils but none of them seem to just get down to the "nitty gritty" and tell you what is actually going on. The examples are irrelevant and very poorly explained using values that have come from nowhere and missing large steps in calculation showing clearly that the author used to be lecturer himself.
Yes you'll probably have to buy this book anyway - everyone on my Engineering course at UMIST has a copy but all are in agreement that is it useless and very frustrating!