Slope stability: Geotechnical engineering and geomorphology

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9780471910213: Slope stability: Geotechnical engineering and geomorphology
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Slope Stability integrates and develops new and existing themes in both geotechnical engineering and geomorphology relating to the title subject. To appreciate the problems involved in the safety determination of a given slope, an engineer should understand the existence of Quaternary slope development and fossil mass movement activity. Geomorphologists must also appreciate the range of parameters capable of incorporation into engineering stability analyses when applying these to regional problems of slope development. The integration of geotechnical engineering and geomorphology is of prime importance in the overall understanding of slope stability. Thus, the coupling of geomorphological process models to engineering approaches is a major innovation, bringing together investigations of engineering problems and slope form and provides the basis for this collection of essays.

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