Moving The Earth: The Workbook of Excavation Sixth Edition

byHerbert L. Nichols, David Day

Hardcover | May 12, 2010

Moving The Earth: The Workbook of Excavation Sixth Edition by Herbert L. Nichols
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The definitive guide to earthmoving and machines--fully updated

"The most comprehensive source of basic excavation information available." -- Construction Methods & Equipment

"The down-in-the-dirt standard work for the excavation industry." -- Military Engineer

Completely revised throughout for the latest methods, equipment, and regulations, Moving the Earth, Sixth Edition is the industry-standard source of practical expertise for the excavation and construction industries. This all-inclusive workbook covers every aspect of site preparation and management, and details every machine and vehicle needed to perform each task.

The Sixth Edition includes new information on international developments in earthwork construction, updated OSHA excavation safety standards, and both SI and U.S. customary units. Detailed and comprehensive, this practical, on-the-job guide is as indispensable as your hard hat.


  • Land clearing and controls
  • Surveys and measurements
  • Rock, soil, and mud
  • Basements
  • Ditching and dewatering
  • Ponds and earth dams
  • Landscaping and agricultural grading
  • Roadways
  • Blasting and tunneling
  • Pit operation
  • Costs and management


    • Basic information
    • Revolving shovels and excavators
    • Conveyor machinery
    • Tractors and bulldozers
    • Front-end loaders
    • Scrapers and trucks
    • Grading and compacting machinery
    • Compressors and drills
    • Auxiliary equipment
Title:Moving The Earth: The Workbook of Excavation Sixth EditionFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:9.5 X 7.5 X 2.7 inShipping dimensions:9.5 X 7.5 X 2.7 inPublished:May 12, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:007150267X

ISBN - 13:9780071502672

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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