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HGSS | Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 10, 3-15, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-10-3-2019
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Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 10, 3-15, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-10-3-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Tribute 11 Feb 2019

Tribute | 11 Feb 2019

Contribution to the knowledge of early geotechnics during the twentieth century: Ralph Peck

Antonio Lara-Galera et al.
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Albuquerque Journal: Obituary for Peck, ABQJournal.com, Online Edition of the Albuquerque Journal, 2008. 
Dunnicliff, J. and Deere, D. U.: Judgment in geotechnical engineering. The professional legacy of Ralph B. Peck, Wiley Interscience Publication, John Wiley & Sons, New York, USA, 1984. 
Hirschfeld, R. C. and Poulos, S. J.: Embankment-Dam Engineering, Casagrande Volume, John Willey and Sons, New York, USA, 1974. 
Lacasse, S.: The Norwegian Connection, Ralph B. Peck. engineer, educator, a man of judgment, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Norway, 207, 2000. 
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Peck, PhD in civil engineering from the RPI, was one of the major contributors to the development of geotechnics in the twentieth century. He arrived at Harvard University in 1938 to attend the soil mechanics courses taught by Arthur Casagrande, which guided Peck’s professional career towards geotechnics. Peck dedicated himself to consulting and research work and was a committed lecturer at the University of Illinois, where he was a professor for 32 years.
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