Natural hazards cost the global economy over $50,000 million per year. Two thirds of this is spent on damage repair; the remainder represents the cost of predicting, preventing and mitigating against disasters. Man-made hazards such as groundwater pollution, subsidence, and damage caused by expansive soils add to this figure. Geological Hazards is the first book to consider both natural and man-made disasters in a single volume. All major geological hazards are examined, including: * volcanic activity * earthquakes * dams * mass movements, soil creep, landslides * problem soils, quicksands and expansive clays * river, marine, wind action and control * soil erosion and desertification * waste and its disposal * landfill and gas formation * groundwater pollution * subsidence * abandoned mine workings and shafts. Up-to-date and comprehensive, Geological Hazards presents a state-of-the-art survey and examines methods of assessing, evaluating and combating hazards, both natural and man-made. Richly illustrated, it views the subject from an international perspective. Geological Hazards is essential reading for civil, geo-technical engineers, geologists and planners concerned with the mitigation and assessment of hazards.
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Published March 14, 2007
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