An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering 2e provides a descriptive, elementary introduction to geotechnical engineering-with applications to civil engineering practice. It focuses on the engineering classification, behavior and properties of soils necessary for the design and construction of foundations and earth structures. It includes chapters on Geology, Landforms and the Origin of Geomaterials. The book has been updated to include many new useful engineering property correlations, as well as units on both SI and customary engineering. It also covers an introduction to vibratory and dynamic compaction, the method of fragments, the Schmertmann procedure for determining field compressibility, secondary compresson, liquefaction and an extensive use of the stress path method.