Send your child on a marine adventure around the Earth's oceans! They'll look through a porthole to learn about oceans above and below the surface and discover mountainous seabeds and deep trenches. They'll visit beautiful islands and coastlines, and take a close-up look at ships, submarines, lighthouses and an amazing variety of wildlife.
From the icy waters of the Arctic to the Great Barrier Reef, their incredible ocean journey is about to begin!
Readers will learn more about the history of horses, from how they evolved and were domesticated, to the world of working horses in the nineteenth century, to the Spanish Riding School's stunning snowy white stallions. Feature spreads provide even more compelling details covering topics as diverse as famous horses in literature, heroic horses in battle, and stunt horses in Western movies. There are even breed profiles so readers can identify their favorite types of horses, as well as a valuable introduction to the practicalities of horse care and riding lessons-making this an all-in-one, go-to companion for every horse lover.
Written to Eurocode 7 and the UK National Annex
Updated to reflect the current usage of Eurocode 7, along with relevant parts of the British Standards, Pile Design and Construction Practice, Sixth Edition maintains the empirical correlations of the original—combining practical know how with scientific knowledge —and emphasizing relevant principles and applications of soil mechanics and design. Contractors, geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists responsible for designing and constructing piled foundations can find the most current types of pile, piling equipment, and relevant methods in this latest work. The book summarizes recent changes, including new codified design procedures addressing design parameters and partial safety factors. It also presents several examples, many based on actual problems.
Broad and Comprehensive In Its Coverage
Contains material applicable to modern computational practice Provides new sections on the construction of micropiles and CFA piles, pile-soil interaction, verification of pile materials, piling for integral bridge abutments, use of polymer stabilising fluids, and more Includes calculations of the resistance of piles to compressive loads, pile groups under compressive loading, piled foundations for resisting uplift and lateral loading, and the structural design of piles and pile groups Covers marine structures, durability of piled foundations, ground investigations, and pile testing Addresses miscellaneous problems such as machinery foundations, underpinning, mining subsidence areas, geothermal piles, and unexploded ordnance
Pile Design and Construction Practice, Sixth Edition serves as a comprehensive guide for practicing geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists. This text also works as a resource for piling contractors and graduate students studying geotechnical engineering.
Highlighting the ground investigation necessary for the process, the likely improvement in strength of treated ground and testing methods An Introduction to Geotechnical Processes covers the elements of ground treatment and improvement, from the control of groundwater, drilling and grouting to ground anchors and electro-chemical hardening.