Principles of Engineering Geology by K. M. Bangar is the most helpful introductory text book on the applications of geology in the fields of civil and mining engineering.
Firstly, geology is the study of various features such as land, water, soil, minerals, etc., of the earth. The Engineering Geology field has evolved from Geology. Engineering Geology is a field in which there is a practical application of the principles and theories of Geology. Moreover, this is linked up with construction engineering in this book. The book particularly concentrates on the people who work as civil and mining engineers who are to study the features of the crust because that is where they are going to build their buildings. The students are made to go through concepts regarding human interaction with nature; principles to study soil and rock mechanics, analyzing the features of the land, assessing the risk factors, studying rock and soil quality, land stability, seismic risk factors, and much more. All of these are essential things that an engineer must know before he can take a decision as to go ahead with the construction plan or not or to decide what materials to use or to plan what precautions to take.
Principles of Engineering Geology provides the students with a good foundation in this field by explaining various aspects of the subject which are essential like physical geology, rock structures, crystallography, stratigraphy and methods of conducting field work.
This book is also very useful for competitive examinations such as Engineering services, PSC's, UPSE, Mining Engineering, Civil Engineering, and many others.
The paperback edition of this book is published by Standard Publishers Distributors which has the ISBN-10 number 8180141152 and ISBN-13 number 978-8180141157 can be purchased online.