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Chapter 12: Unstable Land

After completing this chapter, you will understand:

  • What unstable land is and where it occurs.
  • How driving and resisting forces control unstable land.
  • How unstable land is a natural part of Earth system interactions involving the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and geosphere.
  • How human activities can trigger or speed up unstable land processes.
  • How unstable land risks are evaluated and people adjust to unstable land.
  • The role of land-use planning and engineering designs in managing unstable land.

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