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Atlas of Global Change Risk of Population and Economic Systems

This book is open access and illustrates the spatial distribution of the global change risk of population and economic systems with the maps of environment, global climate change, global population and economic systems, and global change risk. The risks of global change are mapped at 0.25 degree grid unit. The risk results and their contribution rates of the world at national level are unprecedentedly derived and ranked. The book can be a good reference for researchers and students in the field of global climate change and natural disaster risk management, as well as risk managers and enterpriser to understand the global change risk of population and economic systems.

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2019 Special Report of Disaster and Risk in the Belt and Road Region: Southeast Asia, the pearl of the maritime silk roadv

When Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Southeast Asia (SEA) in September and October of 2013, he raised the initiative of jointly building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road (hereinafter referred to as the Belt and Road), aiming to build a community of shared interests, destiny, and responsibility that features political mutual trust, economic integration, and cultural inclusiveness. With the concerted efforts of all parties, the connectivity framework of “Six Corridors, Six Roads, Multiple Countries, and Multiple Ports” has basically taken shape, and a number of cooperative projects have taken root.

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Critical Infrastructures: Risk and Vulnerability Assessment in Transportation of Dangerous Goods

This book addresses a key issue in today’s society: the safer transport of dangerous goods, taking into account people, the environment and economics. In particular, it offers a potential approach to identifying the issues, developing the models, providing the methods and recommending the tools to address the risks and vulnerabilities involved. We believe this can only be achieved by assessing those risks in a comprehensive, quantifiable and integrated manner. Examining both rail and road transportation, the book is divided into three sections, covering: the mature and accepted (by both academia and practitioners) methodology of risk assessment; the vulnerability assessment – a novel approach proposed as …

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Natural Disasters in China

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.

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World Atlas of Natural Disaster Risks

World Atlas of Natural Disaster Risk is one of the major publications of the IHDP / Future Earth – Integrated Risk Governance Project Series. The Atlas, which is co-edited by Professor Peijun Shi at Beijing Normal University of China and Roger Kasperson at Clark University of USA, is jointly published by Springer Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg and Beijing Normal University Press in 2015. The Atlas is the first English-language atlas to systematically introduce the environment, hazard, vulnerability and risk mapping for 11 natural disasters, i.e. earthquake, volcano…

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Infranomics: Sustainability, Engineering Design and Governance

This book provides a rough entry into the interdisciplinary field of Infranomics. It enables better decision making in an increasing ambiguous, complex, emergent, interdependent, and uncertain world where we attempt to anticipate modern society trends and patterns in order to react appropriately. However, as with any emerging discipline, much research is needed at the applications and conceptual level. The applications level may require development and testing of methods, tools, and techniques to enable analysis and decision-making in ambiguous, complex, emergent, interdependent, and uncertain conditions while the conceptual level may require taping into driving philosophies, theories, and methodologies that form…

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