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Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 8

Preservation of Cultural Heritage

  • One out of eight IAEG XII Congress volumes on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of IAEG

  • Includes contributions of numerous worldwide renowned scientists

  • Gives a thorough overview on preservation of cultural heritage

  • Includes supplementary material:

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Table of contents (103 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Conservation of Heritage of Earthen Structure, Earth Mound, Dam, Rock Monument, and Rock Cavern

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 29-29
    2. Microtremor Measurements at Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang, China for Preliminary Dynamic Characterization for Performance During Earthquake

      • Yoshinori Iwasaki, Koichi Nakagawa, Yuzo Ishikawa, Chikaosa Tanimoto, Keigo Koizumi, Kazuo Oike et al.
      Pages 31-35
    3. Analysis of the Stability of a Rock Cavern: The Fontanelle Cemetery

      • Anna Scotto di Santolo, Lorenza Evangelista, Aldo Evangelista
      Pages 47-51
    4. Earth Pyramids: Precarious Structures Surviving Recurrent Perturbations

      • Giovanni B. Crosta, Riccardo Castellanza, Roberto de Franco, Alberto Villa, Gabriele Frigerio, Grazia Caielli
      Pages 59-63
    5. Evaluation of the Stability of Underground Cavities in Calcarenite Interacting with Buildings Using Numerical Analysis

      • Matteo Oryem Ciantia, Riccardo Castellanza, Claudio di Prisco, Piernicola Lollino, Jose Antonio Fernandez Merodo, Gabriele Frigerio
      Pages 65-69
    6. Estimation of Hydraulic Environment Behind the Mogao Grottoes Based on Geophysical Explorations and Laboratory Experiment

      • Koizumi Keigo, Oda Kazuhiro, Ito Misae, Piao Chunze, Tanimoto Chikaosa, Iwasaki Yoshinori et al.
      Pages 71-74
    7. Application of Photogrammetry to the Survey of the Yokosuka Arsenal Dry Dock No. 1, Japan

      • Yukiyasu Fujii, Kunio Watanabe, Takaharu Shogaki, Katsuhiro Kikuchi
      Pages 75-79
  3. Engineering Geology and Preservation of Cultural Heritage

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 81-81
    2. Preservation of Saint George’s Church at Cairo, Egypt

      • Andreas Antoniou, Efthymis Lekkas, Nikitas Chiotinis
      Pages 95-98
    3. Preservation of Sanukite, the Highly Sophisticated Music Instrument Made of Andesite

      • Shuichi Hasegawa, Seiko Tsuruta, Munekazu Maeda
      Pages 99-102
    4. Resistance of Buried Archeological Site to One-dimensional Mechanical Loading

      • Dominique Ngan-Tillard, Wim Verwaal, Arno Mulder, Hans Huisman, Axel Muller
      Pages 103-106
    5. Trostburg Castle in South Tyrol: Engineering Geological Investigations on the Castle Hill

      • Lempe Bernhard, Mehnert Lucia, Scherzer Kathrin, Festl Judith, Thuro Kurosch
      Pages 107-111

About this book

This book is one out of 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes, and deals with the preservation of cultural heritage. In 1972, the World Heritage Convention linked in a single framework the concepts of nature conservation and the preservation of cultural sites. Since then, engineering geology is enlarging its contributions to national and international projects on this topic and is extending its interests to key issues like: safeguarding of monuments and sites from geotechnical perspectives; advanced monitoring; investigations on cultural landscapes; development of geo-databases for cultural heritage classification; studies on the interactions between humankind, natural landscape evolution, and cultural heritage; analysis of weathering and deterioration of rock properties of monuments; risk analysis of sites affected by natural hazards; and many others. With the contributions in this book, engineering geologists, conservation scientists, and further experts from other natural, social, and economic sciences, as well as representatives of international organizations and national and local administrative authorities exchange their ideas and practices on culture heritage preservation by presenting both local case studies and multidisciplinary international projects. The Engineering Geology for Society and Territory volumes of the IAEG XII Congress held in Torino from September 15-19, 2014, analyze the dynamic role of engineering geology in our changing world and build on the four main themes of the congress: Environment, processes, issues, and approaches. The congress topics and subject areas of the 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes are:
  1. Climate Change and Engineering Geology
  2. Landslide Processes
  3. River Basins, Reservoir Sedimentation and Water Resources
  4. Marine and Coastal Processes
  5. Urban Geology, Sustainable Planning and Landscape Exploitation
  6. Applied Geology for Major Engineering Projects
  7. Education, Professional Ethics and Public Recognition of Engineering Geology
  8. Preservation of Cultural Heritage


  • Cultural Heritage Classification
  • Engineering Geology
  • IAEG XII Congress
  • Natural Landscape Evolution
  • Preservation of Cultural Heritage
  • Safeguarding of Monuments
  • Weathering of Monuments
  • landscape/regional and urban planning

Editors and Affiliations

  • Inst. for Geo-hydrological Protection, National Research Council (CNR), Turin, Italy

    Giorgio Lollino, Daniele Giordan

  • Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

    Cristian Marunteanu

  • Department of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

    Basiles Christaras

  • Geo Research Institute, Osaka, Japan

    Iwasaki Yoshinori

  • ISPRA-Inst. f. Env. Protection&Research, Geological Survey of Italy, Rome, Italy

    Claudio Margottini

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 219.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-09408-3
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  • Own it forever
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Hardcover Book USD 299.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)