Describing this book is like setting the scene for a wine-tasting. It is hard to describe the contents adequately and it is even harder to know how readers will experience the contents. We know you will put this book to use in your education or profession. The complexities of the content are immense, intense and enlightening. It may be trite to say we are in an information explosion, but for most professionals, it is increasingly difficult to keep up with the latest case studies and uses of new technologies. Robert (Bob) Anderson and Horacio Ferriz faced difficult decisions and choices in selecting these chapters -- 49 chapters were chosen -- written by 144 contributors. The scope of the volume covers applied geology including remote sensing, some research applications, traditional geology, environmental, and of course, engineering geology.
This is a very large hardcover book; over 1000 pages, carefully edited and produced in COLOR. It is valuable to all geologists, in and out of California, and to students of applied geology as well.