Landslides

Proceedings of the 9th international conference and field trip, Bristol, 16 September 1999

Author: J.S. Griffiths

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351435825

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 172

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This text gives an overview of the main landslide field sites. It covers aspects of recent landslide research at the University of Wollongong. Topics: An overview of the main landslide field sites in the 9th ICFL; Aspects of recent landslide research at the University of Wollongong; Infiltration of rainwater and slope failure; Landslide hazards and highway engineering in Central and Northern Jordan; El Niño 1997-98: Direct costs of damaging landslides in the San Francisco Bay region; Mass movement features in the vincinity of the town Sorbas, South-east Spain; The movements and the countermeasures of the Choja Landslide; Interest in landslide hazard information - Parallels between Kingston, Jamaica and the San Francisco Bay region, USA; Slide activity in quick clay related to pore water pressure and weather parameters; Old and recent landslides of Barranco de Tirajana basin, Gran Canaria, Spain.
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Investigation and Management of Soft Rock Cliffs

Author: E. Mark Lee,Alan R. Clark

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727729859

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 382

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Investigation and Management of Soft Rock Cliffs addresses a wide range of topics, such as investigation approaches, measurement and monitoring techniques and the prediction methods available. It presents a comprehensive overview of how eroding cliffs can best be managed, stressing the need to consider both structural and non-structural solutions to cliff recession problems, and encourages coastal engineers and planners to adopt an integrated approach to cliff management.
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Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms

Author: Eric Bird

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402086385

Category: Reference

Page: 1498

View: 438

This unique richly-illustrated account of the landforms and geology of the world’s coasts, presented in a country-by-country (state-by-state) sequence, assembles a vast amount of data and images of an endangered and increasingly populated and developed landform. An international panel of 138 coastal experts provides information on “what is where” on each sector of coast, together with explanations of the landforms, their evolution and the changes taking place on them. As well as providing details on the coastal features of each country (state or county) the compendium can be used to determine the extent of particular features along the world’s coasts and to investigate comparisons and contrasts between various world regions. With more than 1440 color illustrations and photos, it is particularly useful as a source of information prior to researching or just visiting a sector of coast. References are provided to the current literature on coastal evolution and coastline changes.
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Coastal Problems

Geomorphology, Ecology and Society at the Coast

Author: Heather Viles,Tom Spencer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317859308

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 386

As coastal populations burgeon, problems of erosion, pollution and coastal change are becoming ever more serious and necessitate scientifically informed management strategies. This authoritative new study discusses the causes of, and possible solutions to, some of the more pressing problems at the coast, against a background of the natural geomorphological and ecological workings of coastal environments. A holistic approach to the understanding of coastal problems is suggested, which integrates geomorphology, ecology and society through a consideration of the basic processes at work. Coastal problems are caused by both human and natural impacts, often working in conjunction with each other; thus drawing on their wide experience of temperate and tropical coasts the authors consider all types of coastal problems, ranging from those produced entirely naturally to those where the human impact dominates. Extensive use is made of case studies drawn from around the world, from beach erosion along the Nigerian coast to the recovery of the Vietnamese mangroves from war damage. A major theme of the book is that, given recent downgrading of predictions of future sea level rise, it is the distinctive geomorphological, ecological and societal aspects of each coast which are the vital factors. 'Coastal Problems' brings together material vital to any attempts to understand and manage our coasts and will be of interest to all those concerned with the environment and its management.
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Essential AS Geography

Author: Simon Ross,John Morgan,Richard Heelas

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748751754

Category: Geography

Page: 408

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Essential AS Geography provides comprehensive coverage of the range of subjects and themes for AS Geography. The book has been designed to smooth the transition between GCSE and A Level standard and rapidly instil confidence in the first year student, providing the means to achieve examination success.
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Coastal Geomorphology of Great Britain

Author: V. J. May,J. D. Hansom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Coasts

Page: 737

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Highlights both the conservation value of the coastal geomorphology sites of Great Britain and the important role these sites play in the development of the science of geomorphology. Each chapter in this work includes descriptions of the landforms and gives interpretation of dynamics of the geomorphological systems operating within the sites.
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Periglacial Processes and Landforms in Britain and Ireland

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521169127

Category: Science

Page: 308

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This 1987 book examines the intimate link between periglacial geomorphology and the fluctuating climates of the Quaternary Period in the British Isles. In the last two million years, ice sheets have covered northern Britain several times. In the south, at the limit of the glaciation, intense frost action and the formation of permafrost have influenced past and present landscapes. The first part of the book looks at areas of the world that have climates similar to periglacial Britain: Scandinavia, the Canadian Arctic, and alpine regions. Contributors then present data on periglacial landforms in the British Isles. Topics discussed include the periglaciation of upland Britain, ground ice depressions, and pingo remnants. The regions surveyed stretch from northern Scotland to the Isles of Scilly. The contributions are based on a conference held in late 1985 under the sponsorship of the International Geographical Union and the Quaternary Research Association of the United Kingdom.
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Quaestiones Geographicae

Special issue

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788323206859

Category: Geography

Page: N.A

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Advances in hillslope processes

Author: Malcolm G. Anderson,Susan M. Brooks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780471967743

Category: Slopes (Physical geography)

Page: 1306

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Landslide recognition

identification, movement, and clauses

Author: Richard Dikau,European Commission

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471964773

Category: Science

Page: 251

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Every year a landslide disaster occurs somewhere in Europe. Destructive events are fortunately infrequent but when they do occur they are often tragic in their effects. Europe is heavily populated and development is expanding into areas where natural events are more likely to happen. Landslide Recognition is written by specialists from several European institutions and is designed to portray the diagnostic features of landslides as they would appear in the field, on maps or in photographs. Brief descriptions are provided and some guidance is given in the area in which different landslide types might be expected. This book will assist planners, developers, engineers and earth scientists to recognise where a problem may exist and to diagnose what type of failure may occur. The correct investigations and remedial measures may then be applied.
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Walking the Jurassic Coast

Dorset and East Devon - The walks, the rocks, the fossils

Author: Ronald Turnbull

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783622180

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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The 30 walks in this guide let walkers discover the best and most spectacular areas on the Jurassic coast, between Exeter and Bournemouth. The walks are between 5 and 25km (3 to 16 miles) and provide a range suitable for all abilities. The guide has been divided into areas: Devon's Red Beds, the Lias, Chesil Beach, Chalk walks (Lulworth and inland) and the Isle of Purbeck. The Jurassic Coast of Devon and Dorset is a geological wonderland. Natural wonders like Chesil Beach, Durdle Door and fossils so numerous you'll be tripping over them, combine with southern England's rolling Downs, tiny villages, beaches and sunny summers to provide a stunning and awe-inspiring landscape to explore. The geological descriptions are accompanied by strata diagrams, geological timelines, explanations of the creation of the various sedimentary rocks along the coast, and discussion of how and why the various formations formed millennia ago. The incredible - yet readable - detail brings these walks and the landscape alive. And yet, the routes can just as easily be walked for their own sake and the pleasure of rolling downs, high cliffs and beach sunshine. As well as detailed descriptions for every walk, accompanied by OS maps, there are details on available parking, points of interest along the way (on rocks and other sights) and advice on the terrain covered. The general and geological introductions provide background on the region and the appendices give thorough information on local museums and information centres, cliff diagrams, a glossary of geological terms and a quick, look-up guide to the rocks of the Jurassic Coast. More than just a walking guidebook, this book is an invitation to explore and learn about this spectacular Natural World Heritage area.
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Proceedings

Author: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 2259

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