454 MU~.L~ L UNIV .KARLSRUHE, D Introdactory lecture - A brief review of problems in rock mechanics considering the different approaches to their solutions. 7F,2T,12R. INT.CERT.MECH.SCI.UDINE, ITALY,1974,COURSES & LECTURES NO. 165, SPR ING~.V~LAG, 1974, I>2-13•
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REPORT CSIRO Division of Applied Oeomechanics. Research Report 1975 .Refs. CS IRO,MOL%IT WAVERLEY, VICTOR IA, AUSTRALIA, 1975,90P. This report reviews briefly the research undertaken during the year 1975 in the following areas: Applied geomechanics and the civil and mining engineering industries, Participation in national and international geomechanics activities; Urban and regional engineering; Mining engineering; Coastland and offshore engineering; Defect structure mechanics of earthen materials; Interactive stressdeformation responses-structures and earthen masses. Support research, staff members and publications by the Division are noted.
Those wbm have to write in a foreign language find the task evea less attractive. This ELSE _ Ciba Foundation guide takes authors of any nationality (including Brit. ish and American) step by step through the preparation of an article in ~nglish for publication in a scientific Journal. Although the examples and orientation are biological, the principles described apply to every branch of science. The book provides both experienced and inexperienced writers with practical advice on what to submit for publication, when to submit it and where; how to prepare and construct the different parts of a paper especially tables, illustrations and reference lists; and how to write effectively about the material presented. The book also advises authors on how to obtain criticism of their manuscripts; how to type the paper and check the typing; what to write to the Journal editor when submitting a typescript - and what to do if he returns it; and, finally, how to correct the proofs of an article that has been accepted and is about to be published.
Conferences See also abstract: 573.
459 M~I'ING Proceedings o f t h e V I I N a t i o n a l S o i l Mechanics Meeting, 1974. 644R. SOC.MEXICANA DE MECANICA DE SUELOS, AC,COYOACAN, MEXICO, 2 VOLS, 567P. These volumes contain papers dealing with the geology, stratigraphical zones, dams, dikes, highwaysj airports snd foundations, located in the northwest region of Mexico.
MULLER, L UNIV .KARLSRUHE,D Rock mechanics. Course held at the Department of See also abstracts: 492,496,551,568. Mechanics of Solids, Udine, 1974. INT.C~3TT.MECH.SC I.SPRING~_VERLAG, UDINE, ITALY,197h, 456 39P. G~J~RT,W This volume contains a collection of int~'oductory and K~,H review papers on aspects of rock mechanics. The papers ~T~41CH,M are l.Introductory lecture, L.Mueller; 2.Technlcal paraM a t h ~ t i c s at a glance. T~tbook.950F. meters of rock and rock masses, L.Mueller; 3.Geology in VEB B]BLIOGRAPHISCHES INSTITUT,LEIPZIG,1975. rock mechsmics, L.Broili; 4.A review of fracture criteria Part one of this book considers the traditional branches of brittle rock, F.Ru~mel; 5.Brittle fracture of rock, of elementary mathematics. Part two introduces the reader F.Rummel; 6.Failure mechanisms of Jointed rock, H.K.Kutto higher mathematics, and part three contains brief sur- ter; 7.1ntroductory lecture of finite eleme~%t analysis veys of contemporary mathematics. The overall emphasis for Jointed rocks, R.E.Goodman; 8.Rock anisotropy . theory is on applications of matheanatics in science and technoand laboratory testing, G.Bsrla; 9.Engineering properties logy. of Jointed rock, K.W.John; lO.Friction properties and frictional behaviour of rock separation planes, N.Rengers; 457 ]/.Analytical methods for rock slope analysis, H.K.Kutter; BETZ,F 12.Mechanisms of slope failure other than pure sliding, Environmental geology. Textbook. H.K.Kuttar; IS.Graphical methods for slope stability anaJ.WILEY & SONS,GB.1976,600P. lysis, K.W.John; 14.Rock stabilization, P.Fgger; 15.UnderThirty readings providing an overview of the environmenground openings - principles of design, P.Egger; and 16. tal ~u=pact of the geosciences are presented. Rock hydraulics, C.Louis.
458 OCONNOR ,M WOODFORD, FP Writing scientific papers in English. 9F,5T,h6R. ELsEVI~ SCI.PUBL. CO.,1975,108P. Because few scientists are t~,=~ht how to prepare their work for publication, few enjoy writing for Journals.
461 CONF~ENCE Proceedings of the 15th Muskeg Research Comference, May 1973. Edited by J.Cuman. NAT.RES.COUNC .CANADA,TECH.MEMORANI~ NO.IIO,O%~gAWA, 1974, 68P.