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John J. Clague, Douglas Stead ... 436 pages - Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1st edition (October, 2012) - Language: English - ISBN-10: 1107002060 - ISBN-13: 978-1107002067 ...

Landslides have geological causes but can be triggered by natural processes (rainfall, snowmelt, erosion and earthquakes) or by human actions such as agriculture and construction. Research aimed at better understanding slope stability and failure has accelerated in recent years, accompanied by basic field research and numerical modeling of slope failure processes, mechanisms of debris movement, and landslide causes and triggers. Written by 75 world-leading researchers and practitioners, this book provides a state-of-the-art summary of landslide science. It features both field geology and engineering approaches, as well as modeling of slope failure and run-out using a variety of numerical codes. It is illustrated with international case studies integrating geological, geotechnical and remote sensing studies and includes recent slope investigations in North America, Europe and Asia. This is an essential reference for researchers and graduate students in geomorphology, engineering geology, geotechnical engineering and geophysics, as well as professionals in natural hazard analysis.

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.

Duncan C. Wyllie ...
270 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (September, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1482219972 - ISBN-13: 978-1482219975 ...

Rock falls can be a public safety issue. This book provides comprehensive information on identification of these hazards, and design and construction of protection methods. Rock Fall Engineering describes first, the theoretical background to rock fall behavior in terms of the impact and trajectory phases of rock falls, and second, how this information is applied to modeling of rock falls and the design of ditches, fences and sheds. The theory of rock fall behavior is verified by comparing the calculations with five carefully documented case studies. The book covers four main topics as follows: Describes causes of rock falls, including geology, climate and topography, and provides detailed documentation on rock fall impacts and trajectories at five sites with a wide variety of topographic and geologic features - Discusses theory of impact mechanics, and its application to velocity and energy changes during impacts and trajectories - Reviews methods of modeling rock fall events, and presents analyses for the five case studies - Examines rock fall protection in terms of selecting appropriate method(s) for site conditions, and design principles in which the objective is to absorb impact energy in an efficient manner. This book, which contains many worked examples, is of interest to practitioners and researchers working in the fields of geological engineering and natural hazards.

Kyoji Sassa, Paolo Canuti ... 650 pages - Publisher: Springer; (December 8, 2008)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 354069966X - ISBN-13: 978-3540699668 

This book documents the First World Landslide Forum, which was jointly organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), eight UN organizations (UNESCO, WMO, FAO, UN/ISDR, UNU, UNEP, World Bank, UNDP) and four NGOs (International Council for Science, World Federation of Engineering Organizations, Kyoto Univ. and Japan Landslide Society) in Tokyo in 2008.

The material consists of four parts: The Open Forum "Progress of IPL Activities; Four Thematic Lectures in the Plenary Symposium "Global Landslide Risk Reduction"; Six Keynote Lectures in the Plenary session; and the aims and overviews of eighteen parallel sessions (dealing with various aspects necessary for landslide disaster risk reduction such as: observations from space; climate change and slope instability; landslides threatening heritage sites; the economic and social impact of landslides; monitoring, prediction and early warning; and risk-management strategies in urban area, etc.)

Thus it enables the reader to benefit from a wide range of research intended to reduce risk due to landslide disasters as presented in the first global multi-disciplinary meeting.

Kyoji Sassa, Paolo Canuti, Yueping Yin ... 
717 pages - Publisher: Springer; 2014 edition (May 22, 2014)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 331904995X - ISBN-13: 978-3319049953

This volume contains peer-reviewed papers from the Third World Landslide Forum organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) in June 2014. The complete collection of papers from the Forum is published in three full-color volumes and one mono-color volume. This third full-color volume contains the following:

Debris flows + Rock-slope instability and failure + Earthquake-induced landslides + Rain-induced landslides + Landslides in cultural/natural heritage sites + Urban landslides + Landslides in cold regions + Landslides in coastal and submarine environments + Natural dams and landslides in reservoirs.

Kyoji Sassa, Paolo Canuti, Yueping Yin ... 851 pages - Publisher: Springer; 2014 edition (May 20, 2014)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 3319050494 - ISBN-13: 978-3319050492

This volume contains peer-reviewed papers from the Third World Landslide Forum organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) in June 2014. The complete collection of papers from the Forum is published in three full-color volumes and one mono-color volume. This second full-color volume contains the following:

Physical modeling and material testing + Application of numerical modeling techniques to landslides + Remote sensing techniques for landslide mapping and monitoring + Hazard mapping + Monitoring, prediction, and warning of landslides + Risk assessment + Remedial measures and prevention works + Risk reduction strategy + Inventory and database.

Kyoji Sassa, Paolo Canuti, Yueping Yin ... 493 pages - Publisher: Springer; (May 16, 2014) - Language: English - ASIN: B00KDX3GEG

This volume contains peer-reviewed papers from the Third World Landslide Forum organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) in June 2014. The complete collection of papers from the Forum is published in three full-color volumes and one mono-color volume.

This first full-color volume contains the following: Plenary lectures + International programme on landslides + Thematic and regional networks on landslides + Policy, legislation, and guidelines on landslides + Climate and landuse change impacts on landslides + Recognition and mechanics of landslides + General landslide studies + Student sessions, landslide teaching tools, and other side events.

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