Geophysical Sciences

Debris-flow Hazards and Related Phenomena

Authors: Jakob, Matthias, Hungr, Oldrich

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Debris Flow Hazards and Related Phenomena  is set to become the standard reference on debris flows, debris avalanches and related phenomena. The editors provide a complete treatment of all aspects of debris flow and debris avalanche research whilst making the book a useful tool for experts, researchers and students. Case studies are provided on a global basis which will illustrate graphically the real problems and real solutions associated with this devastating phenomena.

The number of published articles in journals on landslides is literally exploding and where climate change is beginning to affect landslide activity, this book will be a much needed and long sought addition to the literature currently available.

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From the reviews:

"This voluminous book of 781 pages presents the state-of-the-art of the knowledge about debris flows in a mainly subaerial context. … The book is thorough and well-balanced, with magnificent diagrams … most of which have a high level of detail. … As a work of reference, this book is without doubt one of the most comprehensive compilations available today on debris flows. … I strongly recommend it to all graduate students and researchers." (Ferran Colombo, Journal of Sedimentary Research, July, 2006)

"A compact modern review of the practical aspects of debris flow management would find a place on the bookshelves of Canadian natural hazard specialists in the western, northern, and eastern parts of Canada, as recent Journal articles have documented the destructive effects of debris flows in these areas. Certainly, this translation from the Italian is compact at 179 pages … . The book will interest those following the Italian literature on Debris flows and the evolution of technical publishing in Britain." (D. M. Cruden, Natural Hazards Observer, Vol. 42, 2005)


Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Jakob, Matthias (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Classification and terminology

    Hungr, Oldrich

    Pages 9-23

  • Debris flows in history

    Skermer, Nigel A. (et al.)

    Pages 25-51

  • Instability of steep slopes

    Savage, William (et al.)

    Pages 53-79

  • Mechanism of landslide-triggered debris flows: Liquefaction phenomena due to the undrained loading of torrent deposits

    Sassa, Kyoji (et al.)

    Pages 81-104

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eBook $359.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-05852-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Debris-flow Hazards and Related Phenomena
Authors
Series Title
Geophysical Sciences
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-27129-1
DOI
10.1007/b138657
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-20726-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-05852-3
Series ISSN
1615-9748
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLII, 739
Number of Illustrations and Tables
120 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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