This comprehensive treatment of geotechnical engineering utilizes the S.I. System of Units to discuss and analyze soil mechanics and foundation engineering. Part One discusses the composition of soil terminology, compressibility and consolidation of soils and other technical properties and uses of soils. Part Two covers structures, pressures, stability, bearing capacity and foundations with reference to soil mechanics. Reference is made to relevant Indian Standards as well as to MKS Units. Each chapter includes large numbers of both practice and illustrative problems and questions with answers.