Available Now

The 6th Edition of the widely used professional/academic book “Designing with Geosynthetics” by Robert M. Koerner was published in January 2012 and is now available.  The book’s structure follows previous editions but new material has been added addressing sustainability, failure situations, along with updated text and references. 

Since a new publisher, Xlibris Press, was used, the book’s dimensions are slightly reduced thereby requiring two volumes.  In Volume 1 (pages 1-508) there are chapters on geosynthetics, geotextiles, geogrids and geonets while in Volume 2 (pages 509-914) there are chapters on geomembranes, geosynthetic clay liners, geofoam and geocomposites.  There are many worked-out examples in each chapter and each chapter also has homework problems (for which there is a separate solutions manual).

Since this new edition was developed electronically and is printed on-demand, the price is drastically reduced from previous editions.  The costs for each volume of the book from different booksellers are currently as follows:

Version

GSI Bookstore*

Xlibris

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Volume 1

  Hardback

  Softback

  e-Book

 

35.00

24.00

n/a

 

34.99

22.97

3.99

 

34.99

22.97

3.39

 

33.43

22.97

3.39

Volume 2

  Hardback

  Softback

  e-book

 

35.00

24.00

n/a

 

34.99

23.99

3.99

 

30.61

23.99

3.39

 

33.08

22.97

3.39

*Author Signed

The hardback and softback volumes are available from GSI and by clicking on the following link you will go directly to our Bookstore for the order form.

Bookstore

Biography of the Author

Dr. Robert M. Koerner’s (Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at Drexel University and Director Emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute) interest in geosynthetics spans thirty-five years of teaching, research, writing and consulting.  He holds his Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from Duke University.  He is a registered Professional Engineer, a Distinguished Member of ASCE, a Geotechnical Engineering Diplomate, an Honorary Member of the International Geosynthetics Society and a member of the U. S. National Academy of Engineering.  Bob has authored and co-authored approximately 650 papers on geosynthetics and geotechnical topics in journals and at national and internal conferences.  His most widely used publication is this book entitled “Designing with Geosynthetics”, now in its sixth edition.