Slope instability is a major problem in many parts of the world. It
has affected both the safety of people and that of constructions
such as buildings, roads and dams. In order to prevent, assess
consequences of or mitigate landslides, a good understanding of the
phenomenon is vital. This reference book gives a full and
well-illustrated treatment of the mechanisms leading to slope
movements and landslides. Composed of two parts, both theoretical
and practical aspects are discussed; the first part describes soil
behaviour and properties in the context of slopes, the processes
involved in slope formation and how some factors influence slope
movements and stability. The second part consists of about 30
well-documented case histories from many parts of the world that
were carefully selected and written by experts to demonstrate the
most common processes of deformation and failure. This book is
unique in that it treats the mechanical processes involved.
Intended for researchers, practitioners and graduate students
working on soil engineering and geohazards but also makes
attractive reading for a broader audience of civil engineers and
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||15 May 2017
• Luciano Picarelli
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