IHDP/Future Earth-Integrated Risk Governance Project Series

Natural Disasters in China

Editors: Shi, Peijun (Ed.)

  • The first English language book systematically introduces the spatial and temporal patterns of natural disasters, quantifies natural disaster vulnerability, evaluates natural disaster risks, summarizes the key strategies of integrated natural disaster risk governance, and analyzes large-scale disaster response cases in China
  • Includes over 100 figures to illustrate the spatial and temporal patterns of major natural disasters, disaster vulnerability, and disaster risks
  • Offers in-depth analyses of all major natural disasters and catastrophic natural disaster response cases
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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-50270-9
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About this book

This is the first English language book that systematically introduces the spatial and temporal patterns of major natural disasters in China from 1949 to 2014. It also reveals natural disaster formation mechanisms and processes, quantifies vulnerability to these disasters, evaluates disaster risks, summarizes the key strategies of integrated disaster risk governance, and analyzes large-scale disaster response cases in recent years in China. The book can be a good reference for researchers, students, and practitioners in the field of natural disaster risk management and risk governance for improving the understanding of natural disasters in China.

About the authors

Peijun Shi, a leading expert of natural disaster risk management in China, is the Academician of the China Science Center of International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, and was awarded the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2004. He is the Deputy Director of the Expert Committee of China National Commission for Disaster Reduction and Director of the State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, Beijing Normal University. He has led more than 10 national research projects, including projects of the National Science and Technology Support Program and National Key Basic Research and Development Program, and published over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 30 books and atlases.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Natural Disaster System in China

    Shi, Peijun (et al.)

    Pages 1-36

  • Earthquake Disasters in China

    Xu, Wei (et al.)

    Pages 37-72

  • Landslide and Debris Flow Disasters in China

    Wu, Yongqiu (et al.)

    Pages 73-101

  • Typhoon Disasters in China

    Fang, Weihua (et al.)

    Pages 103-131

  • Floods in China

    Du, Juan (et al.)

    Pages 133-159

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-662-50270-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-662-50268-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural Disasters in China
Editors
  • Peijun Shi
Series Title
IHDP/Future Earth-Integrated Risk Governance Project Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Beijing Normal University Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution right for print book in China: Beijing Normal University Press, Beijing, China
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-50270-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-50270-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-50268-6
Series ISSN
2363-4979
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 288
Number of Illustrations and Tables
141 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Jointly published with Beijing Normal University Press, China
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