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This ebook was once written with the target of offering geotechnical engineers with a pragmatic guide on tips on how to do something about landslides in addition to of acquaint­ ing them with the current country of actual basics and medical expla­ countries for the phenomenon of landslides. The publication is predicated on my own studies, accumulated over a long time of labor as geotechnical engineer on building websites in Austria and plenty of different elements of the area, which I additionally use in my lectures on the Technical college of Graz, Austria. the tactic of stabilizing lands lides by means of short-circuit conductors has been built alone and has been patented in Germany and Italy. a few guides already exists (see References) in this strategy, and naturally I additionally deal during this publication with its theoretical and functional elements. right here i need to thank my assistants, Messrs. J. Dalmatiner, okay. Eigenberger, E. Garber, H. Kienberger, R. Pötscher, and W. Prodinger, for operating with me on quite a few tasks and for supporting me within the drafting of a few chapters of this booklet, Mr. A. Trippl for getting ready the illustrations, and my spouse for lots of a Sunday labored via with me.

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