Debris-flow Hazards and Related Phenomena

Matthias Jakob and Oldrich Hungr

Debris-flow Hazards and Related PhenomenaWith rapidly increasing population of steep terrain in many countries, debris flows and debris avalanches have become one of the most significant natural hazards. In recent years, such landslides have resulted in major catastrophes. In this unique book, the editors bring together the most recent advances in research in debris flows and related phenomena, providing a complete treatment on all aspects of the subject. Case studies of actual events graphically illustrate the real problems and solutions associated with this devastating natural process and the text provides detailed methods for hazard assessment.

Highly illustrated, and with many full colour images, Debris-flow Hazards and Related Phenomena is the first reference work on this topic. The individual chapters in the book were written by world leaders in the field, most of whom distinguished themselves specifically in their chosen topics.

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Extent: 760 pages; 32-page colour section
Binding: Hardback
Publication Date: February 2005
ISBN: 978-3-540-20726-9



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