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Module Reading List

Hazards, Resilience and Sustainable Engineering, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Antonio Abellan Fernandez
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

A. Landslides

- The Landslide Handbook—A Guide to Understanding Landslides. By Lynn M. Highland and Peter Bobrowsky. PDF version available at:

Landslides : investigation and mitigation ISBN: 030906208X (pbk); 0309061512 / A. Keith Turner, Robert L. Schuster, editors. Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1996. PDF version available at    

- Landslides: types, mechanisms and modeling ISBN: 9781139549233 (electronic bk.); 1139549235 (electronic bk.); 9780511740367 (electronic bk.); 0511740360 (electronic bk.); 9781628702842 (electronic bk.); 1628702842 (electronic bk.); 9781107002067; 1107002060; 9781283610445; 1283610442. By Clague, John J., and Douglas Stead, eds. Cambridge University Press, 2012. PDF version available at       


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B. Risk Analysis and Management

- Hazards analysis: reducing the impact of disasters, by Pine, John C.. CRC press   

- Landslide Risk Assessment, 2nd edition (2013). Author(s): E. Mark Lee and David K.C. Jones. Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).        

 - Introduction to emergency management, by Haddow, George D; Bullock, Jane A; Coppola, Damon P 2011, 4th ed.

- Communicating emergency preparedness : practical strategies for the public and private sectors , By Damon P. Coppola, Erin K. Maloney.

- Building Community Resilience to Disasters, 2011. Chandra et al. Rand health quarterly 1.1 (2011).

Risk and uncertainty assessment for natural hazards , by Jonathan Rougier, Steve Sparks, Lisa J. Hill. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.


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C. Earthquake engineering and seismic risks

- Earthquake protection (2002) by Coburn and Spence, 2nd ed. 420 pages, ISBN: 0470849231, 9780470849231

Geotechnical earthquake engineering (1996) by S. Kramer. Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0133749436


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D. Problematic soils

- ICE Manual of Geotechnical Engineering. Volume 1, Geotechnical Engineering Principles, Problematic Soils and Site Investigation. ICE Publishing. Burland, J., Chapman, T., Skinner, H., & Brown, M. (2012).(chapter 32. Collapsible soils; Chapter 33 Expansive soils; Chapter 35 Organics/peat soils) 

 - Engineering Properties of Soils and Rocks. Bell, F.G., 2000. Blackwell Science, Oxford  

- Hobbs, N.B. Mire morphology and the properties and behaviour of some British and foreign peats, The quarterly journal of engineering geology and hydrogeology. , 19, 7-80, 1 February 1986.


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E. Other complementary books

- An Introduction to Sustainable Development, by P. Rodgers (2006). 416 pages. ISBN-10: 1844075206

- Natural hazards, unNatural disasters : the economics of effective prevention. United Nations World Bank Publications, 2010 - Social Science - 254 pages

- Hydro-meteorological hazards, risks, and disasters ISBN: 9780123964700 (e-book). by: Paron et al. ISBN: 978-0-12-394846-5

Earthquake engineering handbook [electronic resource] ISBN: 9781420042443 (e-book : PDF) (2003) by Chen and Scawthorn. CRC Press. New directions in civil engineering

- Practical Engineering Geology, by Hencher, Steve. 2012. CRC Press - 448 Pages ISBN 9780415469098

- Reeve D., Chadwick A. and Fleming C., 2012. Coastal engineering , Spon Press, Boca Ranton.

- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 2006. Coastal engineering manual [electronic resource]. , Washington D.C.

Handbook of coastal engineering John B. Herbich McGraw Hill, ISBN 0-07-134402-0. 

- A dictionary of disaster management, by Olivier Rubin and Rasmus Dahlberg. Oxford University Press. eISBN: 9780191829895

- Overview: Natural disasters By P. Abbott. (2013) McGraw-Hill. 512 pages. ISBN 9780078022876


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- Natural hazards and earth system sciences ISSN: 1561-8633

- Landslides ISSN: 1612-510X; 1612-5118

- Natural hazardsISSN: 0921-030x; 1573-0840

- Engineering geology ISSN: 0013-7952

This list was last updated on 28/11/2019