Books  Physical Sciences  Earth & Planetary Sciences  Earth & Planetary Sciences: General 

Landslides: Disaster Risk Reduction

Proceedings

Edited By: Kyoji Sassa and Paolo Canuti

668 pages, Illus, figs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Jan 2009 | #182952 | ISBN-13: 9783540699668
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1 week Details
NHBS Price: £207.00 $273/€232 approx

About this book

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, and monitoring, prediction and early warning, and also 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.


Contents

Foreword.- Preface.- Part I Progress of IPL Activities.- Part II Keynote Lectures.- Part III Achievements of IPL Projects.- Part IV Parallel Sessions.- Index.


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Earth Story - DVD (Region 2 & 4)

NHBS Price: £16.00 inc VAT $21/€18 approx

The Goldilocks Planet

NHBS Price: £10.99 $15/€12 approx

The Illustrated Guide to Rocks and Minerals

NHBS Price: £11.99 $16/€13 approx

Cataclysms: A New Geology for the Twenty-First Century

NHBS Special Offer Price: £17.95 £24.95 (Save £7.00) $24/€20 approx (ends 31/12/2017)

Teach Yourself Geology

NHBS Price: £12.49 $17/€14 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194