Books

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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Integrated Risk Governance: Science Plan and Case Studies of Large-scale Disasters

Integrated Risk Governance: Science Plan and Case Studies of Large-scale Disasters” is the first book in the IHDP / Future Earth – Integrated Risk Governance Project Series. It consists of two parts: Part I: Integrated Risk Governance Project Science Plan, which outlines the challenge, research programme, outcomes, and implementation strategy of the IRG Project; and Part II: Case Studies of Large-scale Disasters, which includes case analyses of experience, lessons learned and recommendations on various large-scale disasters around the world, such as the Tangshan and Wenchuan earthquakes and the great ice storm in China, European heat waves, and Hurricane Katrina in the USA. The community model of integrated natural disaster risk governance and paradigm of catastrophe risk governance in…

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Atlas of Natural Disaster Risk of China

Destruction of a severe earthquake disaster risk of natural disasters in China by the casualties, property damage and resources and the environment, typhoon disasters, floods, droughts, landslides and debris flows, dust storms and disasters, storm surge disasters, hail (including hail), snow, frostdisasters, forest fires, prairie fires and other natural disasters are triggered. The risks posed by these natural disasters, not only the frequency and intensity of the hazard and disaster fortification levels across the country, regional economic and social development level. Consider the overall impact of global climate change, ecosystem security status quo, under the combined effect of natural factors and human factors, the security risks of the…

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