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IHDP/Future Earth-Integrated Risk Governance Project Series

World Atlas of Natural Disaster Risk

Editors: Shi, Peijun, Kasperson, Roger (Eds.)

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  • The first English-language atlas to systematically introduce the global natural disaster risk assessment and risk mapping
  • Includes over 17 maps to explain the risks of major natural disaster risk in the world
  • Offers in-depth analysis of the risk assessment for global major natural disaster risk assessment
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  • Due: December 16, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52615-6
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About this book

This is the first English-language atlas to systematically introduce the environment, hazard, vulnerability and risk mapping for 11 natural disasters, i.e. earthquake, volcano, landslide, flood, storm surge, sand-dust storm, tropical cyclone, heat wave, cold wave, drought and wildfire, and risk mapping for multi-hazard disaster in the world. The above 11 hazards are assessed and mapped at grid unit, comparable-geographic unit and national unit, and the multi-hazard is assessed and mapped at grid unit and national unit. The expected annual mortality and/or affected population risks and expected annual economic loss and/or affected property risk of 11 hazards and multi-hazard of the world at national level are unprecedentedly derived and ranked. The atlas can be a good reference for researchers and students in the field of natural disaster risk management and risk governance, and enterpriser and risk manager as well to understand the global natural disaster risk.

Prof. Peijun Shi works at Beijing Normal University, China; Prof. Roger Kasperson works at Clark University, USA.

About the authors

Shi Peijun, majored in Natural Disaster Risk Management, 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 National Expert Committee on Disaster Reduction Committee, the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, Beijing Normal University. He has led more than 10 national projects, including the project of the National Science and Technology Support Project Programme and National Key Basic Research and Development Program. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal papers and more than 30 books and atlas.

Reviews

“In this book edited by Shi (Beijing Normal Univ.) and Kasperson (Clark Univ.) … contributors analyze and map disaster risks and their potential human impacts. … This source will be a vital reference for students, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of disaster mitigation, risk management, and policy making. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through researchers/scholars; professionals/practitioners.” (C. A. Sproles, Choice, Vol. 53 (3), November, 2015)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-662-45430-5
  • 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 in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-662-45429-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: December 16, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52615-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
World Atlas of Natural Disaster Risk
Editors
  • Peijun Shi
  • Roger Kasperson
Series Title
IHDP/Future Earth-Integrated Risk Governance Project Series
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg and Beijing Normal University Press
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for China: Beijing Normal University Press, Beijing, China
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-45430-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-45430-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-45429-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52615-6
Series ISSN
2363-4979
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 368
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations, 374 illustrations in colour
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