Catastrophic Landslides

Effects, Occurrence, and Mechanisms

Author: Stephen G. Evans,Jerome V. DeGraff

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813741157

Category: Science

Page: 411

View: 7159

This volume documents advances in our knowledge of catastrophic landslides, providing a worldwide survey of catastrophic landslide events. It draws on South America to illustrate dramatically the impact of these phenomena on human populations. The occurrence of catastrophic landslides, including site-specific insights, is shown through six events of the past 20 years. Several other chapters focus on the mechanisms involved with catastrophic landsides both in relation to geologic factors in a particular geographic area as well as to specific geologic processes.

Paleokarst

A Systematic and Regional Review

Author: P. Bosák,D.C. Ford,J. Glazek,I. Horácek

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483291766

Category: Science

Page: 725

View: 3154

Prepared by some of the world's leading experts in the field, this book is the first summarizing work on the origin, importance and exploitation of paleokarst. It offers an extensive regional survey, mainly concerning the Northern Hemisphere, as well as a thorough analysis of the problems of research into paleokarst phenomena, with particular emphasis on theoretical contributions and practical exploitation. By concentrating on phenomena which have appeared in the course of geological history, the book represents a substantial development in the general theory of paleokarst and demonstrates the advantages of a comprehensive approach to the problem. Considerable emphasis is put on the economic importance of paleokarst phenomena, from the point of view of exploiting significant deposits of mineral raw materials, as well as from a civil engineering and hydrological point of view. Since the publication deals with a boundary scientific discipline, it is intended for specialists from various branches of science: geologists, paleontologists, economic geologists, geographers, mining engineers and hydrogeologists.

The Wilmington Giant

Author: Rodney Castleden

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1471768872

Category: History

Page: 237

View: 5909

This is the first book to have been written about the Long Man of Wilmington. Many different theories about the Long Man's origins are discussed and evaluated. The book is a guide to the history and archaeology of the Giant's Downland setting, and will appeal to everyone who loves the landscape, heritage, history and lore of the South Downs. An expanded version of the 1983 edition, which has been described in a review as 'a modern antiquarian classic'. 258 pages, 96 black and white illustrations.

British Reports, Translations and Theses

Received by the British Library Lending Division, Including Material from the Republic of Ireland

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 4562

Issue for Mar. 1981 contains index for Jan.-Mar. 1981 in microfiche form.

Cave Science

Transactions of the British Cave Research Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Caves

Page: N.A

View: 6676

The Geographical Association

The First Hundred Years 1893-1993

Author: William George Victor Balchin

Publisher: Geographical Association

ISBN: 9780948512575

Category: Science

Page: 113

View: 3670

Geography

Journal of the Geographical Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: N.A

View: 8716

Includes section "Reviews" and other bibliographical material.

An Historical Atlas of Sussex

Author: Kim Leslie,Brian Short

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 166

View: 4886

An historical atlas of Sussex

The Writers Directory

Author: Miranda H. Ferrara

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, American

Page: 999

View: 7248

The Writer's Directory, 1998-2000

Author: Miranda H. Ferrara

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: 9781558623286

Category: Authors, American

Page: 1836

View: 9663

Information on more than 17,500 living authors from English speaking countries.

Fundamentals of Geomorphology

Author: Richard John Huggett

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317378385

Category: Science

Page: 544

View: 9748

The new fourth edition of Fundamentals of Geomorphology continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the subject by discussing the latest developments in the field, as well as covering the basics of Earth surface forms and processes. The revised edition has an improved logically cohesive structure, added recent material on Quaternary environments and landscapes, landscape evolution and tectonics, as well as updated information in fast-changing areas such as the application of dating techniques, digital terrain modelling, historical contingency, preglacial landforms, neocatastrophism, and biogeomorphology. The book begins with a consideration of the nature of geomorphology, process and form, history, and geomorphic systems, and moves on to discuss: Endogenic processes: structural landforms associated with plate tectonics and those associated with volcanoes, impact craters, and folds, faults, and joints. Exogenic processes: landforms resulting from, or influenced by, the exogenic agencies of weathering, running water, flowing ice and meltwater, ground ice and frost, the wind, and the sea; landforms developed on limestone; and long-term geomorphology, a discussion of ancient landforms, including palaeosurfaces, stagnant landscape features, and evolutionary aspects of landscape change. Featuring over 400 illustrations, diagrams, and tables, Fundamentals of Geomorphology provides a stimulating and innovative perspective on the key topics and debates within the field of geomorphology. Written in an accessible and lively manner, and providing guides to further reading, chapter summaries, and an extensive glossary of key terms, this is an indispensable undergraduate level textbook for students of physical geography.

Coastal Geomorphology

An Introduction

Author: Eric C. F. Bird

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119964350

Category: Science

Page: 436

View: 596

Coastal Geomorphology, Second Edition is a comprehensive and systematic introduction to this subject and demonstrates the dynamic nature of coastal landforms, providing a background for analytical planning and management strategies in coastal areas that are subject to continuing changes. This introductory textbook has been completely revised and updated, and is accompanied by a website which provides additional illustrations, global examples, case-studies and more detailed and advanced information on topics referenced in the book, together with explanations of terminology, annotated references and research material.