Landsliding in Great Britain

Author: David K. C. Jones,E Mark Lee

Publisher: Stationery Office Books (TSO)


Category: Landslide hazard analysis

Page: 361

View: 9447

Landsliding in Great Britain, 1995


Proceedings of the First European Conference on Landslides, Prague, Czech Republic, 24-26 June 2002

Author: J. Rybar,J. Stemberk,P. Wagner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789058093936

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 734

View: 8931

The proceedings contain five invited lectures and 99 papers relevant to landslide occurrence and problems from Europe, Asia, America, Africa and Australia and New Zealand. The five special invited lectures deal with a variety of important aspects of landslides.

Slope Stability Engineering

Developments and Applications : Proceedings of the International Conference on Slope Stability

Author: Richard John Chandler,Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727716606

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 443

View: 1765

This volume draws on the experience and extensive research of an international authorship to bring together details on slope stability, causes of landslides, landslide prevention, new techniques for assessing and predicting stability, new methods for stabilising slopes and the special considerations for coastal situations.

Progress in Landslide Science

Author: Kyoji Sassa,Hiroshi. Fukuoka,Fawu Wang,Gonghui Wang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540709657

Category: Science

Page: 379

View: 1532

This book presents current progress in landslide science and consists of four parts: progress in landslide science, landslide dynamics, landslide monitoring, and landslide risk assessment. It provides useful information to those working on landslide risk-mitigation planning. It can be also used as an introductory textbook for college students who wish to learn fundamental scientific achievements in the field of landslide disaster reduction.

Landslide Hazard and Risk

Author: Thomas Glade,Malcolm Anderson,Malcolm G. Anderson,Michael J. Crozier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471486633

Category: Science

Page: 802

View: 6058

Impacts of landslides range from site destruction, through problemsfor the maintenance of buildings and infrastructure, to animpediment for economic development. Previous attempts to addresslandslide risk have either treated components of the problem inisolation or characterised the wider issue from just a singlediscipline perspective. This book takes a holistic view oflandslide hazard and risk through the development of integratedapproaches to analysis, perception and management. Landslide Hazard and Risk brings together a wide range ofexperience, covering the social, economic and cultural context,management options, and the application of science and technology,for the reduction of risk from landslides. This book is dividedinto four major parts covering conceptual models in approachinglandslide risk, evaluation of risk, management of risk andend-to-end solutions of risk. It examines risk assessment andmanagement from theory to practice, from conventional methodologyto future possibilities. Provides a range of multidisciplinary approaches and guidanceon their appropriate use. Presents specifications and contexts for the next generation ofprocess models. Focuses on the means and methods of investigation, and thetreatment of data to represent the probabilities and uncertaintiesof hazard and risk. Evaluates state-of-the-art techniques and futuredirections. This book is essential reading for professionals and practitionersin landscape, watershed and hazard management, as well as riskanalysts, geomorphologists, hydrologists, foresters andenvironmental consultants. Would be excellent background readingfor researchers and graduate students interested in landslides,hazards, risk assessment and slope stability in Departments ofGeography, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Civil Engineeringand Planning.

Natural Hazards

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Landslides

Author: Ramesh Singh,Darius Bartlett

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351681192

Category: Science

Page: 506

View: 5346

This book addresses relevant aspects of earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides from a scientific and applied engineering perspective. It aims to provide information on the physics and physical processes, indicators, monitoring, mitigation, and geology of these natural hazards. The book highlights the current state of research on these hazards, and deals primarily with their understanding, monitoring and prediction. There is emphasis on satellite monitoring and remote sensing technology used in prediction and assessments. The chapters presented in the book intend to stimulate thinking and further research in the field of natural hazards disaster management.

Geological data management

Author: J. R. A. Giles

Publisher: Geological Society Publishing House

ISBN: 9781897799390

Category: Science

Page: 185

View: 1093


Mass Movements in Great Britain

Author: Roger G. Cooper,Denys Brunsden,V. J. May

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geomorphology

Page: 348

View: 2769

The causes of mass movements, and their manifestations, are recorded in a series of detailed site reports. This book includes a version of the Multilingual Landslide Glossary - an international standard for the description of landslides - and the rationale and methods of Geological Conservation Review site selection for mass-movement features.


Natural and man-made

Author: G. McCall,D. Laming,S. Scott

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400903812

Category: Science

Page: 227

View: 7408

Dorrik A. V. Stow Editor in Chief, Association of Geoscientists for International Development ( AGID) AGID is particularly pleased to see published this latest hurricanes, floods-that are wreaking havoc, destroying report in its Geosciences in International Development livelihood and lives in some corner of the globe. Series, as a significant contribution to the onset of the UN As geoscientists there are perhaps three concerns that Decade of National Disaster Reduction, and as a mark of should be uppermost in our minds as we join an inter AGID's growing concern over the potential and actual national effort to combat the adverse effects of natural effects of geohazards throughout the developing world. hazards. The first must be to improve our scientific The problem of geohazards is increasing, not because understanding of the nature and causes of such hazards and to work towards more reliable prediction of their the rate of earth processes is accelerating, nor because the occurrence and magnitude.

Catastrophic Landslides

Effects, Occurrence, and Mechanisms

Author: Stephen G. Evans,Jerome V. DeGraff

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813741157

Category: Science

Page: 411

View: 8204

This volume documents advances in our knowledge of catastrophic landslides, providing a worldwide survey of catastrophic landslide events. It draws on South America to illustrate dramatically the impact of these phenomena on human populations. The occurrence of catastrophic landslides, including site-specific insights, is shown through six events of the past 20 years. Several other chapters focus on the mechanisms involved with catastrophic landsides both in relation to geologic factors in a particular geographic area as well as to specific geologic processes.

Landslides/landslide Mitigation

Author: James E. Slosson,Arthur G. Keene,Jeffrey A. Johnson

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813741092

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 120

View: 9414


Stone in a Landslide

Author: Maria Barbal

Publisher: Peirene Press

ISBN: 1908670002

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 8754

The Catalan modern classic, first published in 1985, now in its 50th edition, for the first time in English. The beginning of the 20th century: 13-year-old Conxa leaves her home village in the Pyrenees to work for her childless aunt. After years of hardship she finds love with Jaume - a love that will be thwarted by the Spanish Civil War. Approaching her own death, Conxa looks back on a life in which she has lost everything except her own indomitable spirit. Why Peirene chose to publish this book: ‘I fell in love with Conxa's narrative voice, its stoic calmness and the complete lack of anger and bitterness. It's a timeless voice, down to earth and full of human contradictory nuances. It's the expression of someone who searches for understanding in a changing world but senses that ultimately there may be no such thing.’ Meike Ziervogel ‘Sparse and haunting.’ Katy Guest, Independent ‘The compression is so deft, the young narrator's voice so strong, so particular, her straightforward evocation of the hard labour and rare pleasures of mountain life . . . so vibrant, that it makes me want to take scissors to everything else I read.’ Richard Lea, Guardian ‘A Pyrenean life told in a quietly effective voice.’ Daniel Hahn, Independent ‘There is an understated power in Barbal’s depiction of how the forces of history can shape the life of the powerless.’ Adrian Turpin, Financial Times ‘A masterpiece of world literature and a shining example of the virtuosity of elegant and concise prose.’ Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post ‘Air-tight believability.’ Matthew Tree, Times Literary Supplement ​ INDEPENDENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2010 FOYLES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2010

Land Sliding

Imagining Space, Presence, and Power in Canadian Writing

Author: William H. New

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802079626

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

View: 3483

New discusses the ways in which Canadian writing, through images of land and space, expresses various assumptions about social values. In addition to wide range of literary texts, he also draws upon geography, the social sciences, and the visual arts.

Community-Based Landslide Risk Reduction

Managing Disasters in Small Steps

Author: Malcolm G. Anderson,Elizabeth Holcombe

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821394916

Category: Nature

Page: 444

View: 723

The handbook details the MoSSaiC (Management of Slope Stability in Communities) methodology, which aims to create behavioral change in vulnerable communities in developing countries. Focusing on maximizing within-country capacity to deliver landslide mitigation measures on the ground, it provides an end-to-end blueprint for the mitigation process.


Types, Mechanisms and Modeling

Author: John J. Clague,Douglas Stead

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107002060

Category: Science

Page: 420

View: 6704

A comprehensive, one-stop synthesis of landslide science, for researchers and graduate students in geomorphology, engineering geology and geophysics.

Advancing Culture of Living with Landslides

Volume 2 Advances in Landslide Science

Author: Matjaz Mikos,Binod Tiwari,Yueping Yin,Kyoji Sassa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331953498X

Category: Nature

Page: 1197

View: 8388

This volume contains peer-reviewed papers from the Fourth World Landslide Forum organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), the Global Promotion Committee of the International Programme on Landslides (IPL), University of Ljubljana (UL) and Geological Survey of Slovenia in Ljubljana, Slovenia from May 29 to June 2,. The complete collection of papers from the Forum is published in five full-color volumes. This second volume contains the following: • Two keynote lectures • Landslide Field Recognition and Identification: Remote Sensing Techniques, Field Techniques • Landslide Investigation: Field Investigations, Laboratory Testing • Landslide Modeling: Landslide Mechanics, Simulation Models • Landslide Hazard Risk Assessment and Prediction: Landslide Inventories and Susceptibility, Hazard Mapping Methods, Damage Potential Prof. Matjaž Mikoš is the Forum Chair of the Fourth World Landslide Forum. He is the Vice President of International Consortium on Landslides and President of the Slovenian National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. Prof. Binod Tiwari is the Coordinator of the Volume 2 of the Fourth World Landslide Forum. He is a Board member of the International Consortium on Landslides and an Executive Editor of the International Journal “Landslides”. He is the Chair-Elect of the Engineering Division of the US Council of Undergraduate Research, Award Committee Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineering, Geo-Institute’s Committee on Embankments, Slopes, and Dams Committee. Prof. Yueping Yin is the President of the International Consortium on Landslides and the Chairman of the Committee of Geo-Hazards Prevention of China, and the Chief Geologist of Geo-Hazard Emergency Technology, Ministry of Land and Resources, P.R. China. Prof. Kyoji Sassa is the Founding President of the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL). He is Executive Director of ICL and the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal“Landslides” since its foundation in 2004. IPL (International Programme on Landslides) is a programme of the ICL. The programme is managed by the IPL Global Promotion Committee including ICL and ICL supporting organizations, UNESCO, WMO, FAO, UNISDR, UNU, ICSU, WFEO, IUGS and IUGG. The IPL contributes to the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction and the ISDR-ICL Sendai Partnerships 2015–2025.


Author: Desmond Bagley

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008211442

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1888

Action thriller by the classic adventure writer set in British Columbia.

Landslide Ecology

Author: Lawrence R. Walker,Aaron B. Shiels

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521190525

Category: Nature

Page: 314

View: 6399

Landslides are dangerous, fascinating phenomena: understanding their biological and ecological aspects is essential for achieving slope stability and habitat restoration.