This book reviews recent research on mass movement phenomena and is a result of interdisciplinary cooperation between geomorphologists, geologists and engineers. Each viewpoint has benefited conceptually and methodologically from shared experiance, providing a modern statement of the problem of landslide monitoring which is supported by quantitive data and extensive illustrations. Specifically attention has been directed towards reviews of general procedures, in field assessment, monitoring, materials testing and stability analysis. In addition discussions are included of developments in the study of certain mass movement phenomena, especially failures in rock masses, sensitive soils, flows, slides and submarine failures. The book comprises 13 chapters contributed by a number of authors as follows: (1) Strategies for Classification of Landslides (Moira J. Hansen), (2) Properties and Behaviour of Soils Relevant to Slope Instability (C.Kenny), (3) Ground Investigation, Sampling and Testing for Studies of Slope Instability (D.J.Petley), (4) Field Assessment of Slope Instability (M.J.Crozier), (5) Slope Instrumentation and Monitoring (J.A.Franklin), (6) Methods of Stability Analysis (J.Graham), (7) Rockfalls (W.B.Whalley), (8) Debris Flow (A.M.Johnson,J.R.Rodine), (9) Mudslides (D.Brunsden), (10) Submarine Slope Instability (D.B.Prior,J.M.Coleman), (11) Landslips in Sensitive Clays (S.P.Bentley,I.J.Smalley), (12) Flowslides (W.C.Rouse), (13) Landslide Hazard Analysis (A.Hansen). (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wiley (John) & Sons, Limited

    Baffins Lane
    Chichester, Sussex  England 
  • Authors:
    • Brunsden, D
    • Prior, D B
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 620 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1986 12:00AM