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Slip Sliding Away

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Full title: An Investigation of Two Peat Slope Failures in the Wicklow Mountains

Creator / Author: N. Boylan and M. Long

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 12pp

Journal Information: Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Vol. 110B, No.3, pp. 173-184

When Published: December 2010

Publisher / Place of Publication: Royal Irish Academy / 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

About: This is a scientific paper which looks at the reasons why mountain bogland is sometimes subject to slippage and landslide. The authors use two locations in North West Wicklow as case studies in an attempt to define the characteristics of peat and the underlying geological conditions that make land slippage likely. The upland locations studied are Kilbride and Silsean (also spelled Shileshawn).

ID number(s): 0791-7945

Extra #1: Includes map, graphs and photographs.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Read this article online via JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this article.


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