Avalanche Related Resources

Selected Books

Ahrens, D.C. 1999. Meteorology Today. Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove, California, 528 pp.

Armstrong B.R., and K. Williams 1992. The Avalanche Book, revised edition, Colorado Geological Survey, Denver, CO, 240 pp.

Cialdini, Robert. 2001. Influence: Science and Practice (4th edition). Allyn & Bacon.

Colbeck, S.C. 1980. Dynamics of Snow and Ice Masses. Academic Press, New York, 468 pp.

Colbeck, S, E. Akitaya, R. Armstrong, H. Gubler, J. Lafeuille, K. Lied, D. McClung and E. Morris. 1990.  International Classification for Seasonal Snow on the Ground.  International Commission for Snow and Ice (IAHS), World Data Center A for Glaciology, U. of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA.

Daffern, T. 1999. Avalanche Safety for Skiers, Climbers and Snowboarders. Rocky Mountain Books, Surrey, BC, 192 pp.

Damasio, Antonio. 1994. Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain. Avon.

Fredston, J.A. and D. Fesler. 1988. Snow Sense: A Guide to Evaluating Avalanche Hazards, third edition, Alaska Mountain Safety Center, Anchor­age, 48 pp.

Gray, D.M. and D.H. Male. 1981. Handbook of Snow: Principles, Processes, Management and Use. Pergamon, 776 pp.

Jamieson, Bruce. 2000. Backcountry Avalanche Awareness. Seventh edition, (First published 1989). Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC, 78 pp. See also similar books for snowmobilers (Jamieson and Svederus, 1998) and for snowboarders (Jamieson and McDonald, 1999).

Klein, G. 1998. Sources of power: How people make decisions. Cambridge, USA: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press.

Klein, Gary. 2003. Intuition at Work.  Doubleday.

LaChapelle, E.R. 1985. The ABC of Avalanche Safety, second edition, The Mountaineers Books, Seattle, 112 pp.

Logan, N. and D. Atkins. 1996. The Snowy Torrents - Avalanche Accidents in the United States 1980-86. Colorado Geological Survey, Special Publication 39, 275 pp.

McClung, D.M. and P.A. Schaerer. 2006. The Avalanche Handbook, Third Edition. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle, 342 pp.

Mears, A.I. 1992. Snow-avalanche hazard analysis for land-use planning and engineering. Colorado Geological Survey, Bulletin 49, 55 pp.

Plous, Scott. 1993. The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making, McGraw-Hill.

Reason, James. 1990. Human Error. Cambridge University Press.

Schaerer. P.A. 1987. Avalanche Accidents in Canada III. A Selection of Case Histories 1978-1984. National Research Council of Canada, 183 pp.

Stethem, C.J. and P.A. Schaerer. 1979. Avalanche Accidents in Canada I, A Selection of Case Histories of Accidents, 1955 to 1976. National Research Council of Canada, 114   pp.

Stethem, C.J. and P.A. Schaerer. 1980. Avalanche Accidents in Canada II, A Selection of Case Histories of Accidents, 1943 to 1978. National Research Council of Canada, 75 pp.

Tremper, Bruce. 2001. Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain. The Mountaineers Books, 1001 SW Klickitat Way, Seattle, Washington, USA, 284 pp.

Weick, K. E. and C. M. Sutcliff. 2001. Managing the unexpected. Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Weir, P. 2002. Snow avalanche management in forested terrain. BC Ministry of Forests, Victoria, BC, Canada, 190 pp.

Wilde, G. 2001. Target risk 2: A new psychology of safety and health. Toronto: PDE Publications.

Williams, K. and B. Armstrong. 1984. The Snowy Torrents: Avalanche Accidents in the United States, 1972-79. Teton Bookshop, Box 1903, Jackson, Wyoming, 221 pp.

Zsambok, C. & Klein, G. (Eds.). (1997). Naturalistic decision-making. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

related attachments

  • Avalanche Accidents in Canada Volume 4: 1984-96. (9MB File) Jamieson, B. and T. Geldsetzer. 1996. Canadian Avalanche Association.