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Landslides by John J. Clague,Douglas Stead

By John J. Clague,Douglas Stead

Landslides have geological reasons yet might be brought on via common strategies (rainfall, snowmelt, erosion and earthquakes) or by means of human activities akin to agriculture and development. learn aimed toward larger figuring out slope balance and failure has speeded up lately, followed by way of uncomplicated box study and numerical modeling of slope failure techniques, mechanisms of particles flow, and landslide factors and triggers. Written by way of seventy five world-leading researchers and practitioners, this e-book presents a cutting-edge precis of landslide technology. It gains either box geology and engineering ways, in addition to modeling of slope failure and run-out utilizing a number of numerical codes. it truly is illustrated with foreign case reviews integrating geological, geotechnical and distant sensing reports and comprises fresh slope investigations in North the United States, Europe and Asia. this can be a vital reference for researchers and graduate scholars in geomorphology, engineering geology, geotechnical engineering and geophysics, in addition to pros in usual chance analysis.

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