Landslide Hazards, Risks, And Disasters by Tim Davies

Landslide Hazards, Risks, And Disasters

byTim DaviesEditorJohn F. Shroder

Paperback | October 30, 2017

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Landslides are the most costly geo-hazard in the world, and they re often the cause or the result of other hazards and disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires, and volcanic eruptions.Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disastersmakes a close and detailed examination of major mass movements and provides measures for more thorough and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness, and prevention. It takes a geoscientific approach to the topic while also discussing the impacts human-induced causes such as deforestation, blasting, and building construction underscoring the multi-disciplinary nature of the topic.

  • Contains contributions from expert geologists, seismologists, geophysicists, and environmental scientists selected by a world-renowned editorial board
  • Presents the latest research on causality, economic impacts, fatality rates, and landslide and problem soil preparedness and mitigation
  • Numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations, photographs, and video captures of hazardous processes
  • Discusses steps for prevention and treatment of problem soils, the most expensive geo-hazard in the world

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Title:Landslide Hazards, Risks, And DisastersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:492 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 2017Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128101113

ISBN - 13:9780128101117

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Mass movement classification; Mass movement in soils; Soil creep and valley bulging; Mass movement in bedrock masses; Slope stability analysis; Slope monitoring; Landslide hazard, investigation, and mapping; Cost-effective slope stabilization; Quicksands; Expansive clays; Dispersive soils; Collapsible soils; Quick clays; Problem-soils as most expensive geohazard in world; Role of water in mass movement and problem soils; Undersea landslides; Subsidence; Snow avalanches; Arid soil hazards; Peat and coalbed hazards; Climate change and increased mass movement in collapse of permafrost regions; Paleoslope failures; Dating mass movements and ground collapses; Field, aerial photograph, and remote sensing assessments; Quantitative analysis; Living near steep slopes & valley margins; Community preparedness, response & recovery; Implications of climate change.