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Landslide Hazard and Risk

Edited By: Thomas Glade, Malcolm G Anderson and Michael J Crozier

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Feb 2005 | #141992 | ISBN: 0471486639
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The first book to offer a multi-disciplinary approach to landslide hazard and risk, and their management in a variety of contexts. Taking a holistic view of this area through the development of integrated approaches to analysis, perception and management, this book offers solutions to concerned organisations, landowners, land managers and researchers.


List of Contributors. Preface. 1. Landslide Hazard and Risk: Issues, Concepts, and Approach (M. J. Crozier and T. Glade). Part I: Conceptual Models in Approaching Landslide Risk. 2. The nature of landslide hazard impact (T. Glade & M. Crozier). 3. A review of scale dependency in landslide hazard and risk (T. Glade & M. Crozier). 4. Systematic procedures of landslide hazard mapping for risk assessment using spatial prediction models (Chang Jo F. Chung & Andrea G. Fabbri). 5.Vulnerability to landslides (David Alexander). Part II: Evaluation of Risk. 6. Landslide risk perception, knowledge, and associated risk management: Case studies and general lessons from Glacier National Park, Montana, USA (David R. Butler & Lisa M. DeChano). 7. Cultural consideration in landslide risk perception (Garth Harmsworth & Bill Raynor). 8 Reply of insurance industry to landslide risk (Hans Leo Paus). 9. The role of administrative bodies in landslide risk assessment (Kurt Hollenstein). 10. Addressing landslide hazards: Towards a knowledge management perspective (S. Michaels). Part III: Management of Landslide Risk. 11. Management frameworks for landslide hazard and risk: issues and options (M. J. Crozier). 12. Reducing landslide hazards and risk in the United States: The role of the U. S. Geological Survey (G. F. Wieczorek, P. L. Gori & L. M. Highland). 13. Basic data and decision support for landslide management: A conceptual framework (Walter Pfluegner). 14. Instability management from policy to practice (R. McInnes). 15. Geomorphologic mapping to assess landslide risk: concepts, methods and applications in the Umbria Region of central Italy (Paola Reichenbach, Mirco Galli, Mauro Cardinali, Fausto Guzzetti & Francesca Ardizzone). 16. Remote sensing of landslides (Vern Singhroy). 17. The rise and fall of a debris flow warning system for the San Francisco Bay Region, California (Raymond C. Wilson). 18. Reforestation schemes to manage regional landslide risk (Chris Phillips & Michael Marden). 19. Geotechnical structures for landslide risk reduction (Edward Nicholas Bromhead). Part IV: 'End to End Solutions' for Landslide Risk Assessment. 20. Towards the development of a landslide risk assessment for rural roads in Nepal (D. Petley, G. J. Hearn & A. Hart). 21. Quantitative landslide risk assessment of Cairns, Australia (Marion Michael Leiba, Fred Baynes, Greg Scott & Ken Granger). 22. The story of quantified risk and its place in slope safety policy in Hong Kong (A. W. Malone). 23. Rockfall risk management in high density urban areas. The Andorran experience (Ramon Copons, Joan Manuel Vilaplana, Jordi Corominas, Joan Altimir & Jordi Amigo). 24. Landslide risk assessment in Italy (Marino Sorriso Valvo). 25. An initial approach to identifying slope stability controls in southern Java and to providing community based landslide warning information (D. Karnawati, I. Ibriam, M. G. Anderson, E. A. Holcombe, G. T. Mummery, J P. Renaud & Y. Wang). Part V: Synopsis. 26. Landslide hazard and risk concluding comment and perspectives (T. Glade & M. Crozier). Glossary. Thematic Index. Locations/regions.

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