About the book
The aim of this book will provide more detailed discussions or documents about landslides as catastrophic events, which always cause human injury, loss of life and economic devastation, and destroy construction works, cultural and natural heritage. The book will foster informed debate among scientists and stakeholders related to landslide mechanisms, dynamics, and processes: urban, reservoir and marine landslides, related volcanic, tsunamis, and seiches, hazard mapping and assessment, monitoring, modeling, and GIS techniques, remedial or preventive measures, early warning and evacuation, and global/regional landslide database.
The book will be focused on suggested special topics and not only limited to landslide mechanisms, dynamics, and processes; landslide risk assessment, hazard mapping and modelling, risk and vulnerability evaluation; geological, hydrological, geotechnical, and geophysical models; remote sensing and GIS techniques applied to landslides; landslide disasters in urban areas along critical infrastructure. The book will also be aimed at exploring reservoir and marine related landslides; rock slides, rock falls, debris flows, earth flows, and lateral spreads; large-scale landslides, lahars and pyroclastic flows in volcanic zones; landslide remedial or preventive measures as well as spatial and temporal prediction of landslides.