World Bank Publishes Book on Global Risk Analysis


The World Bank and the Earth Institute at Columbia University has published: Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis (ISBN: 0-8213-5930-4; $20; March 2005). It assesses the global risk of mortality and economic losses from disasters and combines exposure to six hazards—earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, drought, and cyclones—with historical vulnerability for two indicators of elements at risk—gridded population (allowing the estimation of risk levels at subnational scales) and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per area. Case studies explore risks from particular hazards or for localized areas in more detail.

This book is part of the "Disaster Management Risk Management Series." Other titles in the series include: Understanding the Economic and Financial Impacts of Natural Disasters; Managing Disaster Risk in Emerging Economies; and Building Safer Cities: The Future of Disaster Risk. Readers who mention this Newsletter will receive a special discount on the purchase price when ordering from the World Bank online bookstore at For more information, write to Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spambots. Es necesario activar Javascript para visualizarla .


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