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Beyond Control

by James F. Barnett

Beyond Control reveals the Mississippi as a waterway of change, unnaturally confined by ever-larger levees and control structures. During the great flood of 1973, the current scoured a hole beneath the main...


The Technical Avalanche Protection Handbook

by Monica Boensch, Arthur Mears, Siegfried Sauermoser & Florian Rudolf-Miklau

Snow avalanches can have highly destructive consequences in developed areas. Each year, avalanche catastrophes occur in mountain regions around the globe and cause unnecessary fatalities and severe damage to...


Surveillance, Maintenance and Diagnosis of Flood Protection Dikes

by Paul Royet & Patrice Mériaux

This technical guide is intended for personnel within services or structures involved in managing dikes that protect against floods in the case of a rise in river levels. It is intended for an audience of technicians...


Geophysical and Geotechnical Methods for Diagnosing Flood Protection Dikes

by Cyrille Fauchard & Patrice Mériaux

This book presents a three-phase methodology for the efficient diagnosis of “dry dikes”. It is invaluable for anyone involved in dike safety; notably owners, managers, engineers and contractors, and provides...