Dynamics of Rockslides and Rockfalls

Theodor H. Erismann, Gerhard Abele ... 316 pages - Publisher: Springer; 1st edition (February, 2010) ...
Language: English - ASIN: B000PC12I2 by Amazon Digital Services ...

Mass movement of rocks in high mountains can severely injure the population and damage man-made structures in these areas. This book focuses on the understanding of the mechanisms of rockslides and rockfalls using a quantitative approach. The range and velocity of these hazards are calculated to serve as a basis for evacuations and other preventive measures. Examples from four continents illustrate the necessity of this kind of information. The book contains a wealth of information for practitioners and scientists working in the field of catastrophe prevention.

Dynamics of Rockslides and Rockfalls, Theodor H. Erismann, Gerhard Abele

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