Soils in Canada: Geological, Pedological and Engineering Studies
The contents can be summarized as follows. First come seven papers on Pleistocene geology in Canada, followed by a study of muskeg (which forms half a million square miles of Canada's surface) and one of soil mineralogy. Four papers–one general and three regional–of pedological interest follow. Finally come four papers on soil mechanics: one relating agricultural and engineering soil studies; one discussing geology's influence on the siting and building of airports; a detailed account of the properties of Leda clay; and a general review of the soil problems facing the Canadian civil engineer.
- Series: Heritage
- World Rights
- Page Count: 240 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
The late Robert Legget (1904-1994) was also the author of Ottawa Waterway: Gateway to a Continent (1975). He was the first Director of the Division of Building Research of the National Research Council of Canada from 1947 until his retirement in 1969.
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