World Atlas of Natural Disaster Risk

  • Peijun Shi
  • Roger Kasperson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Environments and Exposures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fang Lian, Chunqin Zhang, Hongmei Pan, Man Li, Wentao Yang, Yongchang Meng et al.
      Pages 3-21
  3. Earthquake, Volcano and Landslide Disasters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Man Li, Zhenhua Zou, Guodong Xu, Peijun Shi
      Pages 25-39
    3. Hongmei Pan, Peijun Shi
      Pages 41-55
    4. Wentao Yang, Lingling Shen, Peijun Shi
      Pages 57-66
  4. Flood and Storm Surge Disasters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Jian Fang, Mengjie Li, Peijun Shi
      Pages 69-102
    3. Shao Sun, Jiayi Fang, Peijun Shi
      Pages 103-111
  5. Sand-dust Storm and Tropical Cyclone Disasters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Huimin Yang, Xingming Zhang, Fangyuan Zhao, Jing’ai Wang, Peijun Shi, Lianyou Liu
      Pages 115-150
    3. Weihua Fang, Chenyan Tan, Wei Lin, Xiaoning Wu, Yanting Ye, Shijia Cao et al.
      Pages 151-166
  6. Heat Wave and Cold Wave Disasters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Mengyang Li, Zhao Liu, Weihua Dong, Peijun Shi
      Pages 169-188
    3. Lili Lu, Zhu Wang, Peijun Shi
      Pages 189-207
  7. Drought Disasters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Yuanyuan Yin, Xingming Zhang, Han Yu, Degen Lin, Yaoyao Wu, Jing’ai Wang
      Pages 211-226
    3. Xingming Zhang, Hao Guo, Weixia Yin, Ran Wang, Jian Li, Yaojie Yue et al.
      Pages 227-242
    4. Xingming Zhang, Degen Lin, Hao Guo, Yaoyao Wu, Jing’ai Wang
      Pages 243-258
  8. Wildfire Disasters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Yongchang Meng, Ying Deng, Peijun Shi
      Pages 261-275
    3. Xin Cao, Yongchang Meng, Jin Chen
      Pages 277-283
  9. Multi-natural Disasters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Peijun Shi, Xu Yang, Fan Liu, Man Li, Hongmei Pan, Wentao Yang et al.
      Pages 287-306
  10. Unerstanding the Spatial Patterns of Global Natural Disaster Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Peijun Shi, Jing’ai Wang, Wei Xu, Tao Ye, Saini Yang, Lianyou Liu et al.
      Pages 309-323
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 325-368

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. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peijun Shi
    • 1
  • Roger Kasperson
    • 2
  1. 1.Beijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Clark UniversityWorcesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg and Beijing Normal University Press 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-45429-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-45430-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-4979
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-4987
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