Progress in Landslide Science

Editors: Sassa, K., Fukuoka, H., Wang, F., Wang, G. (Eds.)

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This book presents current progress in landslide science and consists of four parts: (1) Progress in Landslide Science, (2) Landslide Dynamics, (3) Landslide Monitoring, and (4) Landslide Risk Assessment. It provides useful information to academics, practitioners, and government officers working on landslide risk-mitigation planning. This book can be also used as an introductory textbook for college students who wish to learn fundamental scientific achievements in the field of landslide disaster reduction.

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From the reviews:

"Landslides are common in many parts of the world and account for as many fatalities as do earthquakes and volcanic hazards. … Progress in Landslide Science is an international collection of review articles, which provides an impressive summary of the present state of studies. … The volume is attractively produced, providing many color photographs and figures in each chapter. It also contains a comprehensive table of contents and a useful set of up-to-date references for each chapter. … Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through professionals." (N. Caine, CHOICE, Vol. v4 (3), November, 2007)

“This book compiles findings from recent research works on landslides. … there are two appendices at the end of the book that include further information about some general issues related to landslides … . The editors are congratulated for their great effort on getting this multi-author book well organised and edited. … Landslide researchers and practitioners may find this book useful for updating and validating their knowledge. It is recommended to keep as a reference book for landslide specialists.” (Baolin Wang, Landslides, Vol. 6, 2009)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Landslide Science as a New Scientific Discipline

    Kyoji Sassa

    Pages 3-11

  • An Overview of Landslide Problems in the British Isles, with Reference to Geology, Geography and Conservation

    Edward N. Bromhead, Maia L. Ibsen

    Pages 13-25

  • Considerations about the Mechanics of Slow Active Landslides in Clay

    Luciano Picarelli

    Pages 27-45

  • Undrained Stress-controlled Dynamic-loading Ring-shear Test to Simulate Initiation and Post-failure Motion of Landslides

    Kyoji Sassa, Hiroshi Fukuoka, Gonghui Wang, Fawu Wang

    Pages 81-98

  • Rockslides and Their Motion

    Mauri McSaveney, Tim Davies

    Pages 113-133

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Progress in Landslide Science
Editors
  • Kyoji Sassa
  • Hiroshi. Fukuoka
  • Fawu Wang
  • Gonghui Wang
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-70965-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-70965-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-70964-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08997-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 379
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