A Particle of Clay

The Biography of Alec Skempton, Civil Engineer

By Judith Niechcial

Format: Hardback

Professor Sir Alec Skempton was an influential figure in the discipline of soil mechanics, forming the first university department in the subject at Imperial College, London. By his daughter, this biography examines the man as well as his career.

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Whittles Publishing has been established for some years but recently has expanded significantly, becoming a well-known technical publisher on a global stage. They publish quality, well-produced and attractive books and specialise in the following subjects: geomatics, civil and structural engineering and applied science. They are also developing new lists in specific disciplines including architecture and landscape, manufacturing and materials technology, fuel and energy science and geotechnics. They also publish non-technical books within the following areas: maritime, pharology, military history, nature and exploration.

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One of the most eminent engineers of the 20th century, both on the national anand international stage, Professor Sir Alec Skempton was truly an influential figure in the discipline of soil mechanics. In the late 1940s he was instrumental in developing the subject, and formed the first university department of soil mechanics at Imperial College, London. Over the years the research, papers and books flowed, as did the accolades and recognition. But this is not a book about soil mechanics alone - it relates much more, about the man and how he really viewed life, how he approached challenges and how he would be content only with a job well done. Written by his daughter, the book illustrates Skem's contribution to engineering knowledge, what influences formed him, and how his ideas developed. It reveals the private man behind the public image and, in doing so, also sets in context a dynamic age in engineering.

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Format Hardback
Imprint Whittles Publishing
Publication Date 15 Jan 2002
ISBN 9781870325844
Number of Pages 224

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