It is simply a book on how we are running out of good grounds to build and accommodate our species, hence forced to develop on less favourable grounds of poor quality soils. With the tendency of these poor quality soils to undergo subsidence, construction of any kind is not possible without first treating the soils. This is what the book is all about: implementing scientifically formulated engineered methods as antisinking countermeasures for the soils. But behold, it is NOT another boring engineering book. Far from that, it is an ordinary book written for ordinary folks like you and me, who want to know why the sinking occurs and how we can effectively prevent it, in no other than ordinary language. We can all be enlightened in engineering matters, without the technical jargons, complex theories and above all, tiresome text! The author did undergo academic training in the relevant field of civil and geotechnical engineering, and is in the employment of an academic institution (So you can understand the desire to write!). Teaching and dabbling with research pertaining to soils, the author considers it a natural call of duty to share the knowledge beyond the walls of the University and league of experts. As a first attempt, the author can only hope that the book gives you pleasure of reading, and some insights to the sinking problem of our earth.
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