Hillslope Materials and Processes by M. J. SelbyHillslope Materials and Processes by M. J. Selby

Hillslope Materials and Processes

byM. J. Selby

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This second edition, like its predecessor, provides students with an integrated review of the basic knowledge and methods which form the foundation for advanced study. It also brings them information on the latest contributions to developments in the understanding of hillslopes. Since publication of the first edition, not only has knowledge advanced but an interdisciplinary approach to much of the research has become increasingly common and productive. These developments are reflected in this book by the threefold expansion of the bibliography and by the bringing togetherof the approaches and scientific knowledge from the contributing disciplines of geology, civil engineering, hydrology, soil science, ecology, and geomorphology to produce a comprehensive text which makes possible an integrated understanding of hillslopes. Approximately seventy per cent of the text is new, with many new figures and plates, which has enabled Professor Selby to provide a more comprehensive introduction than in the first edition to the nature of chemical bonding, the properties of mineral particles and fabrics of weak rock, rheology ofrock and soil, hillslope hydrology, hillslope stratigraphy, and landslide hazard investigation.

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M. J. Selby is at University of Waikato.
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Title:Hillslope Materials and ProcessesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:466 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.02 inPublished:November 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198741839

ISBN - 13:9780198741831

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Bonds2. Particles and fabrics of soil and weak sediments3. Stress, strain, and rheology of materials4. Strength of earth materials5. Properties of rock masses6. Properties of soils7. Weathering processes8. Landforms from weathering, soils, and duricrusts9. Hillslope stratigraphy and form10. Water in soils and hillslope hydrology11. Erosion of hillslopes by raindrops and flowing water12. Mass wasting of soils13. Flow failures on hillslopes14. Rock slope processes15. Models and hillslope development16. Landslide hazards: avoidance and protection17. Magnitudes and frequencies of erosional events18. Rates of denudation and their implicationsAppendix

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`a well organised, authoritative textbook ... this superbly produced second edition deserves a place on the book shelves of all practising geomorphologists and on the library shelves of all higher education establishments with environmental interests'B.S. Kear, University of Manchester