Landslides Landslide is a type of mass wasting which usually occurs downslope due to the massive movement of earth material especially soil rocks or even debris. The term landslide can also generally mean the type of deposit created due to the mass wasting (Varnes David J). Many times landslide usually occurs downslope due to the force of gravity. Landslides are also known to occur under water and in this case these are known as a marine landslide. Over the last five years there have been over 1000 landslides globally. It is believed that the force of gravity is the main cause of landslide though many other factors including human activities have greatly contributed to the occurrence of landslides. One of the most significant forces behind the occurrence of a landslide is the change in slope of a preexisting land making it prone to landslide. There are different types of loss of life and property. Finally there is need to study landslides in order to best prepare for them and more importantly avoid causing them through human activities such as through underground vibrations (Lee Su-Gon et al). References Varnes David J. "Slope movement types and processes." Special report 176 (1978): 11-33. Hafezi Moghaddas N. and M. Gafoori. "Investigation of the distribution and causes of landslides in Central Alborz Iran." World Applied Sciences Journal 2.6 (2007): 652-657. Schuster Robert L. and Lynn Highland. Socioeconomic and environmental impacts of landslides in the western hemisphere. US Department of the Interior US Geological Survey 2001. Lee Su-Gon and Stephen R. Hencher. "Recent extreme rainfall-induced landslides and government countermeasures in Korea." Engineering Geology for Society and Territory-Volume 2. Springer International Publishing 2015. 1393-1395. Ohlmacher Gregory C. and John C. Davis. "Using multiple logistic regression and GIS technology to predict landslide hazard in northeast Kansas USA." Engineering Geology 69.3 (2003): 331-343. [...]
In this order, I want an introduction to my book on landslides. 1-It should contain landslide definition, importance of studying landslides, its impacts and causes. This should be general and suitable for book. 2-It also should contain real examples on landslides occurred worldwide with their brief statistics. This should contain examples from Malaysia, Indonesia, India, China, Korea, USA, etc. with citations. 3- It should contain recent works on landslide prediction (very brief on different type of methods). This must be from ISI journals. 4-It should be suitable for book.