Landslide Hazards Risks and Disasters

Landslide Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
Author: Tim Davies,Nick Rosser
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2021-10-17
ISBN 10: 0128226455
ISBN 13: 9780128226452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landslide Hazards Risks and Disasters Book Review:

Landslide Hazards, Risks and Disasters 2nd edition makes a broad but detailed examination of major aspects of mass movements and their consequences, and provides knowledge to form the basis for more complete and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness and reduction of the impacts of landslides on society. The frequency and intensity of landslide hazards and disasters has consistently increased over the past century, and this trend will continue as society increasingly utilises steep landscapes. Landslides and related phenomena can be triggered by other hazard and disaster processes – such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and wildfires – and they can also cause other hazards and disasters, making them a complex multi-disciplinary challenge. This new edition of Landslide Hazards, Risks and Disasters is updated and includes new chapters, covering additional topics including rockfalls, landslide interactions and impacts and geomorphic perspectives. Knowledge, understanding and the ability to model landslide processes are becoming increasingly important challenges for society extends its occupation of increasingly hilly and mountainous terrain, making this book a key resource for educators, researchers and disaster managers in geophysics, geology and environmental science. Provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the geological, seismological, physical, environmental and social impacts of landslides Presents the latest research on causality, impacts and landslide preparedness and mitigation. Includes numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations, photographs and video captures of hazardous processes Discusses steps for planning for and responding to landslide hazards, risks and disasters

Snow and Ice Related Hazards Risks and Disasters

Snow and Ice Related Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
Author: Wilfried Haeberli,Colin Whiteman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 812
Release: 2014-10-27
ISBN 10: 0123964733
ISBN 13: 9780123964731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snow and Ice Related Hazards Risks and Disasters Book Review:

Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in glacier surges and melting, ice shelf collapses, paleo-climate reconstruction, sea level rise, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness, and mitigation. It takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly related social scientific issues that can adversely affect ecosystems and global economies. Puts the contributions from expert oceanographers, geologists, geophysicists, environmental scientists, and climatologists selected by a world-renowned editorial board in your hands Presents the latest research on causality, glacial surges, ice-shelf collapses, sea level rise, climate change implications, and more Numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations and photographs of hazardous processes will be included Features new insights into the implications of climate change on increased melting, collapsing, flooding, methane emissions, and sea level rise

Community Based Landslide Risk Reduction

Community Based Landslide Risk Reduction
Author: Malcolm G. Anderson,Elizabeth Holcombe
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2013-01-22
ISBN 10: 0821394916
ISBN 13: 9780821394915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Based Landslide Risk Reduction Book Review:

The handbook details the MoSSaiC (Management of Slope Stability in Communities) methodology, which aims to create behavioral change in vulnerable communities in developing countries. Focusing on maximizing within-country capacity to deliver landslide mitigation measures on the ground, it provides an end-to-end blueprint for the mitigation process.

Geomorphological Hazards and Disaster Prevention

Geomorphological Hazards and Disaster Prevention
Author: Irasema Alcántara-Ayala,Andrew S. Goudie
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2010-03-04
ISBN 10: 0521769256
ISBN 13: 9780521769259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geomorphological Hazards and Disaster Prevention Book Review:

A state-of-the-art assessment of how geomorphology contributes to the comprehension, mapping and modelling of hazardous Earth surface processes.

Landslides Disaster Risk Reduction

Landslides   Disaster Risk Reduction
Author: Kyoji Sassa,Paolo Canuti
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2008-10-27
ISBN 10: 354069966X
ISBN 13: 9783540699668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landslides Disaster Risk Reduction Book Review:

This book documents the First World Landslide Forum, which was jointly organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), eight UN organizations (UNESCO, WMO, FAO, UN/ISDR, UNU, UNEP, World Bank, UNDP) and four NGOs (International Council for Science, World Federation of Engineering Organizations, Kyoto Univ. and Japan Landslide Society) in Tokyo in 2008. The material consists of four parts: The Open Forum "Progress of IPL Activities; Four Thematic Lectures in the Plenary Symposium "Global Landslide Risk Reduction"; Six Keynote Lectures in the Plenary session; and the aims and overviews of eighteen parallel sessions (dealing with various aspects necessary for landslide disaster risk reduction such as: observations from space; climate change and slope instability; landslides threatening heritage sites; the economic and social impact of landslides; monitoring, prediction and early warning; and risk-management strategies in urban area, etc.) Thus it enables the reader to benefit from a wide range of research intended to reduce risk due to landslide disasters as presented in the first global multi-disciplinary meeting.

Landslide Risk Management

Landslide Risk Management
Author: Oldrich Hungr,Robin Fell,Réjean Couture,Erik Eberhardt
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 776
Release: 2005-06-30
ISBN 10: 1439833710
ISBN 13: 9781439833711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landslide Risk Management Book Review:

Landslide Risk Management comprises the proceedings of the International Conference on Landslide Risk Management, held in Vancouver, Canada, from May 31 to June 3, 2005. The first part of the book contains state-of-the-art and invited lectures, prepared by teams of authors selected for their experience in specific topics assigned to them by the JTC-1 Committee. The second part is a selection of papers submitted to the conference, most of which serve as case-history illustrations of projects on landslide risk management. This reference work presents the current status of landslide risk management as viewed by experts from around the world.

Landslides

Landslides
Author: Ram Ray,Maurizio Lazzari
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2020-11-19
ISBN 10: 1789858232
ISBN 13: 9781789858235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landslides Book Review:

Landslides - Investigation and Monitoring offers a comprehensive overview of recent developments in the field of mass movements and landslide hazards. Chapter authors use in situ measurements, modeling, and remotely sensed data and methods to study landslides. This book provides a thorough overview of the latest efforts by international researchers on landslides and opens new possible research directions for further novel developments.

Earthquake Hazard Risk and Disasters

Earthquake Hazard  Risk and Disasters
Author: Max Wyss
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2014-06-16
ISBN 10: 0123964725
ISBN 13: 9780123964724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthquake Hazard Risk and Disasters Book Review:

Earthquake Hazard, Risk, and Disasters presents the latest scientific developments and reviews of research addressing seismic hazard and seismic risk, including causality rates, impacts on society, preparedness, insurance and mitigation. The current controversies in seismic hazard assessment and earthquake prediction are addressed from different points of view. Basic tools for understanding the seismic risk and to reduce it, like paleoseismology, remote sensing, and engineering are discussed. Contains contributions from expert seismologists, geologists, engineers and geophysicists selected by a world-renowned editorial board Presents the latest research on seismic hazard and risk assessment, economic impacts, fatality rates, and earthquake preparedness and mitigation Includes numerous illustrations, maps, diagrams and tables addressing earthquake risk reduction Features new insights and reviews of earthquake prediction, forecasting and early warning, as well as basic tools to deal with earthquake risk

Snow and Ice Related Hazards Risks and Disasters

Snow and Ice Related Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
Author: Wilfried Haeberli,Colin Whiteman
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2021-02-12
ISBN 10: 0128171308
ISBN 13: 9780128171301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snow and Ice Related Hazards Risks and Disasters Book Review:

Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Second Edition, provides you with the latest scientific developments in sea level rise, permafrost degradation, rock/ice avalanches, glacier surges, glacial lake outburst floods, ice shelf collapses, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness and mitigation. The book takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly related social scientific issues that can affect ecosystems and global economies. Special emphasis is placed on the rapidly progressing effects from global warming on the cryosphere, perspectives for the future and latest scientific advances, and technological developments. Presents the latest research on causality, glacial surges, ice-shelf collapses, sea level rise, climate change implications, and more Contains numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations and photographs of hazardous processes Features new insights on the implications of climate change, including increased melting, collapsing, flooding, methane emissions, and sea level rise

Coastal and Marine Hazards Risks and Disasters

Coastal and Marine Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
Author: Jean Ellis,Douglas J. Sherman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2014-11-11
ISBN 10: 0123965381
ISBN 13: 9780123965387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal and Marine Hazards Risks and Disasters Book Review:

Sea and Ocean Hazards, Risks and Disasters provides a scientific approach to those hazards and disasters related to the Earth's coasts and oceans. This is the first book to integrate scientific, social, and economic issues related to disasters such as hazard identification, risk analysis, and planning, relevant hazard process mechanics, discussions of preparedness, response, and recovery, and the economics of loss and remediation. Throughout the book cases studies are presented of historically relevant hazards and disasters as well as the many recent catastrophes. Contains contributions from experts in the field selected by a world-renowned editorial board Cutting-edge discussion of natural hazard topics that affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of humans worldwide Numerous full-color tables, GIS maps, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs of hazardous processes in action will be included

Biological and Environmental Hazards Risks and Disasters

Biological and Environmental Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
Author: Ramesh Sivanpillai,John F. Shroder
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780123948472
ISBN 13: 0123948479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological and Environmental Hazards Risks and Disasters Book Review:

Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides an integrated look at major disasters of the biosphere that have significant implications for many of the world's people: plagues and pandemics, wildfires, non-native species, deforestation, desertification, and locusts. This fascinating volume from Elsevier's Hazards and Disasters Series takes a geoscientific approach to the topic and contains new insights about how biological disasters affect hazardous processes, underscoring the relationship between biological disasters to other natural disasters. In addition, this book covers current thinking about directly-related social science issues, such as how disasters can affect lives and impact property. Contains contributions from expert environmental scientists, ecologists, biological scientists, agricultural scientists, and public health specialists selected by a world-renowned editorial board Presents the latest research on causality, economic impacts, fatality rates, and preparedness and mitigation Includes numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations, photographs, and video captures of hazardous processes Includes an examination of animals as hazards

Biological and Environmental Hazards Risks and Disasters

Biological and Environmental Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
Author: Ramesh Sivanpillai
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN 10: 0123964717
ISBN 13: 9780123964717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological and Environmental Hazards Risks and Disasters Book Review:

Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides an integrated look at major impacts to the Earth’s biosphere. Many of these are caused by diseases, algal blooms, insects, animals, species extinction, deforestation, land degradation, and comet and asteroid strikes that have important implications for humans. This volume, from Elsevier’s Hazards and Disasters Series, provides an in-depth view of threats, ranging from microscopic organisms to celestial objects. Perspectives from both natural and social sciences provide an in-depth understanding of potential impacts. Contributions from expert ecologists, environmental, biological, and agricultural scientists, and public health specialists selected by a world-renowned editorial board Presents the latest research on damages, causality, economic impacts, fatality rates, and preparedness and mitigation Contains tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs of hazardous processes

Slope Safety Preparedness for Impact of Climate Change

Slope Safety Preparedness for Impact of Climate Change
Author: Ken Ho,Suzanne Lacasse,Luciano Picarelli
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2017-06-01
ISBN 10: 131538776X
ISBN 13: 9781315387765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slope Safety Preparedness for Impact of Climate Change Book Review:

Many countries are increasingly threatened by major landslide disasters and fatalities due to extreme weather events which have major implications for public safety and the sustainability of infrastructure and the built environment. A further increase in such a trend could come from climate change. This book helps to fill in the gap due to the fact that landslide hazards are commonly not covered under the policy debate on climate change. The book highlights the importance of raising awareness to the challenges of landslide hazards due to climate impact. It provides a holistic frame for understanding the key issues and new tools that could be used to assess and manage the landslide risks. The book gathers contributions from 21 countries and regions in the form of national reports or summaries with respect to four key aspects: a) the methods used for evaluating changing weather and changing landslide patterns; b) the changing weather patterns; c) the changing landslide patterns and hazard scenarios; d) the applications to risk management and the formulation of adaptation measures. Recommendations are made for enhanced preparedness and resilience. Improved crisis management and areas for future work are suggested.

Earthquake Hazard Risk and Disasters

Earthquake Hazard  Risk  and Disasters
Author: Max Wyss,John F. Shroder
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2014-07-10
ISBN 10: 9780123948489
ISBN 13: 0123948487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthquake Hazard Risk and Disasters Book Review:

Earthquake Hazard, Risk, and Disasters presents the latest scientific developments and reviews of research addressing seismic hazard and seismic risk, including causality rates, impacts on society, preparedness, insurance and mitigation. The current controversies in seismic hazard assessment and earthquake prediction are addressed from different points of view. Basic tools for understanding the seismic risk and to reduce it, like paleoseismology, remote sensing, and engineering are discussed. Contains contributions from expert seismologists, geologists, engineers and geophysicists selected by a world-renowned editorial board Presents the latest research on seismic hazard and risk assessment, economic impacts, fatality rates, and earthquake preparedness and mitigation Includes numerous illustrations, maps, diagrams and tables addressing earthquake risk reduction Features new insights and reviews of earthquake prediction, forecasting and early warning, as well as basic tools to deal with earthquake risk

Landslides

Landslides
Author: Kyoji Sassa,Hiroshi. Fukuoka,Fawu Wang,Gonghui Wang
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2006-01-16
ISBN 10: 3540286802
ISBN 13: 9783540286806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landslides Book Review:

Based on contributions to the first General Assembly of the International Consortium on Landslides, this reference and status report emphasizes the mechanisms of different types of landslides, landslide risk analysis, and sustainable disaster management. It comprises the achievements of the ICL over the past three years, since the Kyoto assembly. It consists of three parts: research results of the International Programme on Landslides (IPL); contributions on landslide risk analysis; and articles on sustainable disaster management. In addition, the history of the ICL activities (under the support of UNESCO, WMO, FAO, UN/ISDR, and UNU) is recounted to create a comprehensive overview of international activity on landslides. The contributions reflect a wide range of topics and concerns, randing from field studies, identification of objects of cultural heritage at landslide risk, as well as landslide countermeasures.

Landslide Risk Assessment

Landslide Risk Assessment
Author: David Cruden
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-05-02
ISBN 10: 135143585X
ISBN 13: 9781351435857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landslide Risk Assessment Book Review:

The 25 papers collected together in this volume present comprehensive coverage of all major aspects of landslide risk assessment, including the risk assessment framework, and methods for estimating probability of landsliding vulnerability and risk.

At Risk

At Risk
Author: Piers Blaikie,Terry Cannon,Ian Davis,Ben Wisner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-01-21
ISBN 10: 1134528612
ISBN 13: 9781134528615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At Risk Book Review:

The term 'natural disaster' is often used to refer to natural events such as earthquakes, hurricanes or floods. However, the phrase 'natural disaster' suggests an uncritical acceptance of a deeply engrained ideological and cultural myth. At Risk questions this myth and argues that extreme natural events are not disasters until a vulnerable group of people is exposed. The updated new edition confronts a further ten years of ever more expensive and deadly disasters and discusses disaster not as an aberration, but as a signal failure of mainstream 'development'. Two analytical models are provided as tools for understanding vulnerability. One links remote and distant 'root causes' to 'unsafe conditions' in a 'progression of vulnerability'. The other uses the concepts of 'access' and 'livelihood' to understand why some households are more vulnerable than others. Examining key natural events and incorporating strategies to create a safer world, this revised edition is an important resource for those involved in the fields of environment and development studies.

Risk and Uncertainty Assessment for Natural Hazards

Risk and Uncertainty Assessment for Natural Hazards
Author: Jonathan Rougier,Steve Sparks,Lisa J. Hill
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-02-21
ISBN 10: 1107310768
ISBN 13: 9781107310766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk and Uncertainty Assessment for Natural Hazards Book Review:

Assessment of risk and uncertainty is crucial for natural hazard risk management, facilitating risk communication and informing strategies to successfully mitigate our society's vulnerability to natural disasters. Written by some of the world's leading experts, this book provides a state-of-the-art overview of risk and uncertainty assessment in natural hazards. It presents the core statistical concepts using clearly defined terminology applicable across all types of natural hazards and addresses the full range of sources of uncertainty, the role of expert judgement and the practice of uncertainty elicitation. The core of the book provides detailed coverage of all the main hazard types and concluding chapters address the wider societal context of risk management. This is an invaluable compendium for academic researchers and professionals working in the fields of natural hazards science, risk assessment and management and environmental science and will be of interest to anyone involved in natural hazards policy.

Landslide Hazard and Risk

Landslide Hazard and Risk
Author: Thomas Glade,Malcolm G. Anderson,Michael J. Crozier
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 824
Release: 2006-01-04
ISBN 10: 0470012641
ISBN 13: 9780470012642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landslide Hazard and Risk Book Review:

With the increasing need to take an holistic view of landslide hazard and risk, this book overviews the concept of risk research and addresses the sociological and psychological issues resulting from landslides. Its integrated approach offers understanding and ability for concerned organisations, landowners, land managers, insurance companies and researchers to develop risk management solutions. Global case studies illustrate a variety of integrated approaches, and a concluding section provides specifications and contexts for the next generation of process models.

Impact of Climate Change Land Use and Land Cover and Socio economic Dynamics on Landslides

Impact of Climate Change  Land Use and Land Cover  and Socio economic Dynamics on Landslides
Author: Raju Sarkar,Rajib Shaw,Biswajeet Pradhan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 491
Release: 2022-01-03
ISBN 10: 9811673144
ISBN 13: 9789811673146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impact of Climate Change Land Use and Land Cover and Socio economic Dynamics on Landslides Book Review:

This book discusses the impact of climate change, land use and land cover, and socio-economic dynamics on landslides in Asian countries. Scholars recently have brought about a shift in their focus regarding triggering factors for landslides, from rainfall or earthquake to claiming rapid urbanization, extreme population pressure, improper land use planning, illegal hill cutting for settlements and indiscriminate deforestation. This suggests that the occurrence or probabilities of landslides are shaped by both climate-related and non-climate-related anthropogenic factors. Among these issues, land use and land cover change or improper land use planning is one of the key factors. Further climate change shapes the rainfall pattern and intensity in different parts of the world, and consequently rainfall-triggered landslides have increased. These changes cause socio-economic changes. Conversely, socio-economic and lifestyle changes enhance inappropriate land use and climate change. All these changes in land use, climate and socio-economic aspects are dynamics in nature and shape landslide risks in Asian countries, where they are given serious attention by governments, disaster management professionals, researchers and academicians. This book comprises 21 chapters divided into three major sections highlighting the effect of climate change on landslide incidence with the influence on vegetation and socio-economic aspects. The sections address how climate change and extreme events have triggered landslides. The advances in geospatial techniques with the focus on land use and land cover change along with the effect on socio-economic aspects are also explored.