Landsliding in Great Britain

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

Publisher: Stationery Office Books (TSO)


Category: Landslide hazard analysis

Page: 361

View: 8630

Landsliding in Great Britain, 1995

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: 4312

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.


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: 3951

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.

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: 1367

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.

Progress in Landslide Science

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

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540709657

Category: Science

Page: 379

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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.


Natural and man-made

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

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400903812

Category: Science

Page: 227

View: 5249

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.

In the Midst of Events

The Foreign Office Diaries and Papers of Kenneth Younger, February 1950-October 1951

Author: Sir Kenneth Gilmour Younger,Geoffrey Warner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714656229

Category: History

Page: 123

View: 5637

"Kenneth Younger was the second-ranking minister in the Foreign Office under Ernest Bevin and Herbert Morrison from February 1950 until the Labour government's defeat in the general election of October 1951. His diaries and papers, published here for the first time, offer a unique insight into British and world politics at a time when Britain could still claim to be a world power. Younger's incisive analysis and vivid descriptions of events and personalities make this volume an essential primary source for anyone interested in the period, while his shrewd assessments of Britain's European policy and the 'special relationship' with the United States are as relevant today as they were more than half a century ago."--Jacket.

Landslides and landslide management in South Wales

Author: Howard J. Siddle,E. N. Bromhead,Michael Gwyn Bassett,Great Britain. Welsh Office,Great Britain. Dept. of the Environment,National Museums & Galleries of Wales

Publisher: N.A


Category: Coal

Page: 116

View: 3591


The History of the Study of Landforms: Quaternary and recent processes and forms (1890-1965) and the mid-century revolutions

Author: Richard J. Chorley,Antony J. Dunn,Robert Percy Beckinsale

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862392496

Category: Science

Page: 1027

View: 4875

This book is the fourth volume in the definitive series, The History of the Study of Landforms or The Development of Geomorphology. Volume 1 (1964) dealt with contributions to the field up to 1890. Volume 2 (1973) dealt with the concepts and contributions of William Morris Davis. Volume 3 (1991) covered historical and regional themes during the 'classic' period of geomorphology, between 1980 and 1950. This volume concentrates on studies of geomorphological processes and Quaternary geomorphology, carrying on these themes into the second part of the twentieth century, since when process-based studies have become so dominant. It is divided into five sections. After chapters dealing with geological controls, there are three sections dealing with process and form: fluvial, glacial and other process domains. The final section covers the mid-century revolution, anticipating the onset of quantitative studies and dating techniques. The volume's objective is to describe and analyse many of the developments that provide a foundation for the rich and varied subject matter of contemporary geomorphology. The volume is in part a celebration of the late Professor Richard Chorley, who devised its structure and contributed a chapter.

Labour's Landslide

The British General Election 1997

Author: Andrew Geddes,Jonathan Tonge

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719051593

Category: Political Science

Page: 211

View: 2231

General elections shape British politics. The 1997 election transformed the British political landscape and broke all records. After 18 years in opposition, Labour returned to government with 419 MPs and a majority of 179 seats. The scale of Labour's victory, and the Conservative's defeat, was the result of the biggest shift in the support from one party to another this century; to describe this as a landslide may not sufficiently covey the sheer magnitude of the events.

The Use of Historical Data in Natural Hazard Assessments

Author: Thomas Glade,Paola Albini,Félix Francés

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401734909

Category: Science

Page: 222

View: 5836

Natural hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, floods, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and hurricanes cause environmental, economic as well as sociological problems worldwide. In recent years, greater availability of information and sensational media reports of natural hazard occurrence -and in particular in terms of property damage or loss oflife caused by these hazards -resulted in an increase of hazard awareness at a societal level. This increase in public awareness has often been misconstrued as an indication that natural hazards have been occurring more frequently with higher magnitudes in recent years/decades, thus causing more damage than in the past. It is still under debate, however, to which extent recent increases in damage can be related to changing frequencies of natural processes, or whether catastrophic events occur at similar rates as they always had. If the latter is the case, the reason for a greater damage can be related to dramatic population growth over the last century, with a substantial augmentation of population density in some regions. Indeed, the implications are more server in underdeveloped and developing countries, where urbanisation has increasingly occurred in hazard prone areas such as coastal zones, alluvial river plains and steep slopes, thus causing an increase in the exposure to natural hazards. Some groups of society in wealthy countries accept higher risks in order to live directly on top of a cliff or on a steep slope to enjoy panoramic views of the landscape.

Mass Movements in Great Britain

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

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geomorphology

Page: 348

View: 7969

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.

Advances in Site Investigation Practice

Proceedings of the International Conference Held in London on 30-31 March 1995

Author: Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727725134

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 951

View: 1150

These proceedings of the international conference on advances in site investigation practice held in 1995 provide vital information for all professionals involved in the planning, execution, interpretation and applications of site investigations. It draws together the research and experience of many of the most eminent professional engineers and academics, presenting a substantial body of knowledge.

Submarine Landslides and Tsunamis

Author: Ahmet C. Yalçiner,Efim N. Pelinovsky,Emile Okal,Costas E. Synolakis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401002053

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

View: 6280

Tsunamis are water waves triggered by impulsive geologic events such as sea floor deformation, landslides, slumps, subsidence, volcanic eruptions and bolide impacts. Tsunamis can inflict significant damage and casualties both nearfield and after evolving over long propagation distances and impacting distant coastlines. Tsunamis can also effect geomorphologic changes along the coast. Understanding tsunami generation and evolution is of paramount importance for protecting coastal population at risk, coastal structures and the natural environment. Accurately and reliably predicting the initial waveform and the associated coastal effects of tsunamis remains one of the most vexing problems in geophysics, and -with few exceptions- has resisted routine numerical computation or data collection solutions. While ten years ago, it was believed that the generation problem was adequately understood for useful predictions, it is now clear that it is not, especially nearfield. By contrast, the runup problem earlier believed intractable is now well understood for all but the most extreme breaking wave events.

Landslides and Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions

Proceedings of the International Conference on Landslides and Climate Change, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK, 21–24 May 2007

Author: Robin McInnes,Jenny Jakeways,Helen Fairbank,Emma Mathie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0415889375

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 514

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Understanding the relationship between landslides and climate change is crucially important in planning a proactive approach to hazard and risk management. Advances in geohazard modelling and prediction enable us to be better prepared for the impacts of climate change, but there is still a need for effective risk management and informed planning policy to improve the safety and sustainability of communities at risk. The increasing frequency of extreme weather events has highlighted our vulnerability to the impact of climate change, and has resulted in enormous human and economic loss. This book presents the Proceedings of the International Conference on ‘Landslides and Climate Change – Challenges and Solutions’, which was held in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK in May 2007. The volume considers the practical experiences of hazard management, risk governance and response to climate change, and will be of interest to engineers, planners, practitioners, regional and local authorities, academics and politicians.

A History of the World

Author: Andrew Marr

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230767532

Category: History

Page: 500

View: 9421

Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean. He looks at cultures that have failed and vanished, as well as the origins of today’s superpowers, and finds surprising echoes and parallels across vast distances and epochs. A History of the World is a book about the great change-makers of history and their times, people such as Cleopatra, Genghis Khan, Galileo and Mao, but it is also a book about us. For ‘the better we understand how rulers lose touch with reality, or why revolutions produce dictators more often than they produce happiness, or why some parts of the world are richer than others, the easier it is to understand our own times.’ Fresh, exciting and vividly readable, this is popular history at its very best.


LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America

Author: Jonathan Darman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812994698

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 6346

In politics, the man who takes the highest spot after a landslide is not standing on solid ground. In this riveting work of narrative nonfiction, Jonathan Darman tells the story of two giants of American politics, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan, and shows how, from 1963 to 1966, these two men—the same age, and driven by the same heroic ambitions—changed American politics forever. The liberal and the conservative. The deal-making arm twister and the cool communicator. The Texas rancher and the Hollywood star. Opposites in politics and style, Johnson and Reagan shared a defining impulse: to set forth a grand story of America, a story in which he could be the hero. In the tumultuous days after the Kennedy assassination, Johnson and Reagan each, in turn, seized the chance to offer the country a new vision for the future. Bringing to life their vivid personalities and the anxious mood of America in a radically transformative time, Darman shows how, in promising the impossible, Johnson and Reagan jointly dismantled the long American tradition of consensus politics and ushered in a new era of fracture. History comes to life in Darman’s vivid, fly-on-the wall storytelling. Even as Johnson publicly revels in his triumphs, we see him grow obsessed with dark forces he believes are out to destroy him, while his wife, Lady Bird, urges her husband to put aside his paranoia and see the world as it really is. And as the war in Vietnam threatens to overtake his presidency, we witness Johnson desperately struggling to compensate with ever more extravagant promises for his Great Society. On the other side of the country, Ronald Reagan, a fading actor years removed from his Hollywood glory, gradually turns toward a new career in California politics. We watch him delivering speeches to crowds who are desperate for a new leader. And we see him wielding his well-honed instinct for timing, waiting for Johnson’s majestic promises to prove empty before he steps back into the spotlight, on his long journey toward the presidency. From Johnson’s election in 1964, the greatest popular-vote landslide in American history, to the pivotal 1966 midterms, when Reagan burst forth onto the national stage, Landslide brings alive a country transformed—by riots, protests, the rise of television, the shattering of consensus—and the two towering personalities whose choices in those moments would reverberate through the country for decades to come. Praise for Landslide “Richly detailed . . . Landslide is a vivid retelling of a tumultuous three years in American history, and Mr. Darman captures in full the personalities and motives of two of the twentieth century’s most consequential politicians.”—The New York Times “Novel and even surprising . . . Landslide deftly reminds readers that Johnson and Reagan both trafficked in grandiose oratory and promoted utopian visions at odds with the social complexity of modern America.”—The Washington Post “Riveting . . . Darman portrays [Johnson and Reagan] as polar opposites of political attraction. . . . Animated by the artful insight that they were men of disappointment headed toward an appointment with history . . . A tale about myths and a nation that believed them, about a world of a half century ago now gone forever.”—The Boston Globe “Alert to the subtleties of politics and political history, Darman, a former correspondent for Newsweek, nimbly explores delusion and self-delusion at the highest levels.”—The New York Times Book Review From the Hardcover edition.

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: 2236

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.