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.
Springer Berlin Heidelberg; March 2015
- ISBN 9783662454305
- Read online, or download in secure PDF format
- Title: World Atlas of Natural Disaster Risk
- Author: Peijun Shi (ed.); Roger Kasperson (ed.)
In The Press
“In this book edited by Shi (Beijing Normal Univ.)and Kasperson (Clark Univ.) … contributors analyze and map disaster risks andtheir potential human impacts. … This source will be a vital reference forstudents, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of disaster mitigation,risk management, and policy making. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-levelundergraduates through researchers/scholars; professionals/practitioners.” (C.A. Sproles, Choice, Vol. 53 (3), November, 2015)
About The Author
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.