Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters (Hazards and Disasters)

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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. Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters 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.

  • Contains contributions from expert geologists, seismologists, geophysicists, and environmental scientists selected by a world-renowned editorial board
  • Presents the latest research on causality, economic impacts, fatality rates, and landslide and problem soil preparedness and mitigation
  • Numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations, photographs, and video captures of hazardous processes
  • Discusses steps for prevention and treatment of problem soils, the most expensive geo-hazard in the world

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Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Edited by Tim Davies

Landslides are one of the most costly and disruptive geo-hazards in the world, and they are often the cause or the result of other hazards and disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires, and volcanic eruptions. Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters examines some currently active research topics in mass movement hazards and provides information for realistic monitoring, prediction, risk management, and preparedness. It takes a geoscientific approach to the topic, the objective of which is to inform strategies for reducing the impacts of future disasters by increasing societal resilience to them, and also discusses the impacts of landslides on society.

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  • Contains contributions from expert geologists, seismologists, geophysicists, and environmental scientists selected by a world-renowned editorial board
  • Presents the latest research on causality, impacts, and landslide preparedness and mitigation
  • Numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations and photographs of hazardous processes

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Earthquake Hazard, Risk and Disasters

Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

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Wildfire Hazards, Risks and Disasters

Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks and Disasters

Hazards, Risks and Disasters in Society

About the Author:

jshroder@mail.unomaha.edu

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