“Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters” (9780123964526)


Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters
Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters
Davies, Tim; Shroder, John F.
Elsevier (S&T)
Elsevier S & T



<p>Landslides are the most costly geo-hazard in the world, and they’re often the cause or the result of other hazards and disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires, and volcanic eruptions. <i>Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters </i>makes a close and detailed examination of major mass movements and provides measures for more thorough and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness, and prevention. It takes a geoscientific approach to the topic while also discussing the impacts human-induced causes such as deforestation, blasting, and building construction—underscoring the multi-disciplinary nature of the topic.</p><br><br><ul><li>Contains contributions from expert geologists, seismologists, geophysicists, and environmental scientists selected by a world-renowned editorial board</li><li>Presents the latest research on causality, economic impacts, fatality rates, and landslide and problem soil preparedness and mitigation</li><li>Numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations, photographs, and video captures of hazardous processes</li><li>Discusses steps for prevention and treatment of problem soils, the most expensive geo-hazard in the world</li></ul>


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