The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #3981541
Posted By: gnu
11-Mar-19 - 04:10 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
How odd? I was asked today what my favourite book is. No hesitation. The Bible, of course... aka "Theoretical Soil Mechanics" by Karl Terzaghi, 1943. 479 riveting pages of mathematical analyses of dirt, rocks, and water. I highly recommend it.
I have about two dozen other 'books' but, Karl is Dog to me. Peck, Hanson, Thornburg, Craig... and the like... are merely disciples.
I am reminded of something Professor Landva said one day to us eager and wide-eyed students of dirt : "If we could get rid of the water, we could build anything."