Landslide Risk Assessment, 2nd edition

E. Mark Lee and David K.C. Jones

London School of Economics, UK

Price: £ 86.00
Special Offer Price: £ 60.20

ISBN: 9780727758019

Format: Hardbound

Publish Date: 13/12/2013

Publisher: ICE Publishing

Page Size: 246x189mm

Number of Pages: 524

Landslide Risk Assessment, 2nd edition

Description

Landslide Risk Assessment provides guidance to practitioners on establishing the likelihood and extent to which future slope failures could adversely impact society and affect people and property.

The only book to focus on risk and landslides, using examples from across the globe, Landslide Risk Assessment examines a variety of approaches to landslide risk assessment and management, introducing the key challenges that practitioners will need to overcome: estimating the probability and consequences of landsliding, combining these to develop a measure of the risk, and making the transition between risk assessment and risk management.

Contents

Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Scientific Notation

1. Background to landslide risk assessment

2. The Basic Elements of Landslide Risk Assessment

3. Landslide hazard

4. Qualitative and semi-quantitative risk assessment

5. Introduction to Probability and Quantitative Assessment

6. Estimating the probability of landsliding

7. Exposure

8. Vulnerability

9. Estimating the consequences

10. Quantifying risk

11. From risk estimation to landslide management strategy

12. Future Challenges

Glossary of terms
References