This classic text covers the fundamentals of soil properties, including testing, measurement, and evaluation. Providing both in-field and laboratory testing, the range of material reflects the most commonly used methods to evaluate soil properties for engineering purposes. Written in a clear and direct style, this new edition explains each test procedure and offers guidelines to help students evaluate laboratory data as well as present results properly. Key Features: REVISED! Testing procedures have been thoroughly updated to comply with the latest information from ASTM and the AASHTO. NEW! Chapter 2, Soil Exploration, provides complete coverage of in-field testing. FOCUS ON STUDENT SUCCESS! A consistent presentation throughout ensures understanding and ease of use including: Chapter introduction outlining the definition, scope, and objective of each experiment. Specific, step-by-step procedures for each experiment (Procedure) followed by sections entitled Data and Calculations. WORKED EXAMPLES! Step-by-step numerical calculations are provided for every test so students will know what is to be done and how. REAL WORLD APPLICATION! Engineering uses of the test results are included to show how they are used in practical applications. UPDATED! Photographs of soil testing equipment so readers can be assured of having the most current images. UNIQUE! Chapter 3, Description & Identification of Soils, provides a visual-manual procedure for helpful preliminary appraisals and planning.Liu, Cheng is the author of 'Soil Properties: Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation', published 2008 under ISBN 9780136141235 and ISBN 0136141234.