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Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128184646

Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

2nd Edition

Editors: Tim Davies Nick Rosser
Editor in Chief: J.F. Shroder Jr.
Paperback ISBN: 9780128184646
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 29th October 2021
Page Count: 696
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Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Second Edition examines the major aspects of mass movements and their consequences, also providing knowledge that forms the basis for more complete and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness, and reduction of landslide impact. The frequency and intensity of landslide hazards and disasters has consistently increased over the past century as society increasingly utilizes steep landscapes. Landslides and related phenomena can be triggered by other hazard and disaster processes—such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and wildfires. This new edition of Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters is fully updated, with completely new chapters on pertinent topics.

Knowledge, understanding and the ability to model landslide processes are becoming increasingly important as society extends its occupation of increasingly hilly and mountainous terrain, making this book a key resource for researchers and disaster managers in geophysics, geology and environmental science.

Key Features

  • Provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the geological, seismological, physical, environmental and social impacts of landslides
  • Presents the latest research on causality, economic impacts, fatality rates, and landslide and problem soil preparedness and mitigation
  • Includes numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations, photographs and videos of hazardous processes
  • Discusses steps for prevention and response to landslide hazards and problem soils


Geologists, geophysicists, seismologists, sedimentologists, geomorphologists, volcanologists, oceanographers, climatologists, environmental scientists, and hazard and risk scientists. Engineers, infrastructure planners, hazard analysts, risk managers, urban planners

Table of Contents

1. Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters: Introduction
2. Landslide Causes and Triggers
3. Mass Movement in Bedrock
4. Coseismic Landslides
5. Volcanic Debris Avalanches
6. Peat Landslides
7. Rock-Snow-Ice Avalanches
8. Multiple Landslide-Damming Episodes
9. Rock Avalanches onto Glaciers
10. Paleolandslides
11. Remote Sensing of Landslide Motion with Emphasis on Satellite Multitemporal Interferometry Applications: An Overview
12. Small Landslides: Frequent, Costly, and Manageable
13. Analysis Tools for Mass Movement Assessment
14. Landslides in a changing climate
14. Rockfall
15. Geomorphic Perspective on Coseismic Landslides
16. Reducing Impacts of Landslide Disasters


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About the Editors

Tim Davies

Tim Davies works at the School of Geological Sciences in the University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Nick Rosser

Nick Rosser is a Professor of Physical Geography at Durham University (UK). His research interests are around landslides and rockfalls, with a particular focus on high-resolution 4D monitoring of rockslope failure, and earthquake-triggered landsliding. His research tries to link laboratory and numerical models to detailed and uniquely long-term field-based monitoring, with a view to informing new approaches for landslide risk reduction in a range of settings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Nick Rosser, Professor of Geography, Durham University, UK

About the Editor in Chief

J.F. Shroder Jr.

J.F. Shroder Jr.

Ramesh Sivanpillai, Senior Research Scientist, Dept of Botany, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA Ramesh Sivanpillai is a Remote Sensing Scientist at the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) at the University of Wyoming. His research interests include digital processing of satellite and aerial images, data fusion, image enhancement and classification.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Scientist, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, USA

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