For courses in soils and foundations, geotechnical engineering, soil mechanics, and foundation engineering. Aimed at the beginning student, Soils and Foundations, Seventh Edition presents the salient and essential aspects of soils and foundations in a simple and straightforward manner. Offering an easy reading format, it is filled with examples that include step-by-step solutions. The number and quality of the end-of-chapter homework problems continues to be a major strength of the book. Now in its seventh edition, it includes new material on soil consistency, overconsolidated clay, degree of consolidation, vibroflotation and the settlement of sand.