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The Deadly Dynamics of Landslides

They result from a simple mix of gravity, friction, and momentum, but take on a stunning variety of forms—with similarly diverse human consequences.

Susan W. Kieffer

2014-07KiefferFp299.jpgClick to Enlarge ImageSusan W. Kieffer, a geologist, describes the geological natural laws that connect and underpin disasters, and details how the most obvious process in a disaster is not always the one that causes the most devastation.


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