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Natural & anthropogenic hazards in karst areas:Recognition, Analysis, Mitigation

Gunn, J. and Parise, M., eds. (2007) Natural & anthropogenic hazards in karst areas:Recognition, Analysis, Mitigation. GSL Special Publications . The Geological Society of London, London, UK. ISBN 978-1-86239-224-3

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Abstract

The book presents an overview of the main hazards affecting karst, including collapse and subsidence phenomena, hydrological hazards and human-induced geohazards. Consideration is also given to the problems of geohazard management in karst. The geological and hydrological properties of karst terrains make them among the most fragile in the world and pose serious problems for land managers. Sustainable development in these terrains requires efforts to limit geohazards of anthropogenic origin and to recognize and mitigate against those of natural origin. Aimed at providing the reader with worldwide case studies, the contributions cover a range of geological and morphological settings. Geographically, the fourteen papers discuss very different karst areas, from North America, the Caribbean and Asia to several karst areas in Europe, including the British Isles, Spain, France and Italy.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2008 11:55
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2008 11:55
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/973

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