The editors of Catastrophic Landslides have put together an outstanding collection of the myriad types of landslides that occur throughout the world. In the preface, the editors indicate they were inspired to publish this fine collection of papers by the Sixth International Landslide Symposium in Christchurch, New Zealand. They recognized that many disastrous landslides have occurred since Voight published his well-known volumes on rockslides and avalanches in 1978 and 1979, creating a need for a follow-up. The numerous landslides that have occurred throughout the world in the years since the publication of Voight's work have resulted in deaths of tens...

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