Genesis and Properties of Collapsible Soils

  • Edward Derbyshire
  • Tom Dijkstra
  • Ian J. Smalley

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 468)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. C. D. F. Rogers
    Pages 1-17
  3. Richard L. Handy
    Pages 33-47
  4. V. I. Osipov, V. N. Sokolov
    Pages 49-63
  5. S. L. Houston, W. N. Houston, H. H. Mahmoud
    Pages 217-224
  6. Edward Derbyshire, Xingmin Meng, Jingtai Wang, Zhiqian Zhou, Baoxong Li
    Pages 267-293
  7. J. D. Nieuwenhuis, M. B. de Groot
    Pages 345-359
  8. Edward Derbyshire, Tom Dijkstra, Ian J. Smalley
    Pages 409-410
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 411-413

About this book


Collapsing engineering soils are a formidable hazard around the world. These difficult materials also include some of the world's most fertile agricultural soils, fostering dense human populations which are therefore increasingly at risk. Despite an impressive literature on the engineering aspects of collapsing soils, these materials are coming under increasing scrutiny by scientists in other fields. This is most evidently the case with soil scientists, stratigraphers and sedimentologists. Past earth surface conditions have a direct influence on the detailed behaviour of collapsible soils: as a complement, these materials also provide detailed data on changing global climates. The selected papers presented here highlight the common ground between three scientific groups with a vested interest in a better understanding of collapsible soils.


Sediment fabric hazard materials risk soil stress structures

Editors and affiliations

  • Edward Derbyshire
    • 1
  • Tom Dijkstra
    • 2
  • Ian J. Smalley
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyRoyal Holloway, University of LondonEghamUK
  2. 2.Centre for Loess Research, Department of Civil EngineeringLoughborough University of TechnologyLoughboroughUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4047-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0097-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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