Introduction. Part 1. Material Properties. The Problem of Stress. Triaxial Compression Tests. Stress-Strain Relationships. Earth Pressure and Plasticity. Flow in Permeable Media. Part 2. The &Egr;g &Egr;k Parameters. Pressures on Silo Walls. The &Egr;g &Egr;k Method and Time Effects. A Plane Strain Problem. Three-Dimensional Consolidation. Secondary Consolidation. The &Egr;g &Egr;k Method and Pressures on Retaining Walls. The &Egr;g &Egr;k Method and Pressures on Shafts and Tunnels. Porewater Pressure Coefficients. Stresses Caused by Water Pressure Change. Appendices. References. Subject Index.