Taking the basic features of natural disasters as its approach, the book introduces the classic theories and methods used in the risk analysis of natural disasters, and sets out typical case studies. In accordance with the uncertainty of natural disasters, the book also presents the indistinct information models and methods typically used to analyze natural disasters. The theoretic framework of the science of disaster is based in the notion that disaster is comprised of disaster-induced factors, disaster-bearing bodies and an environment of developing geological hazards. The book divides the risk analysis of natural disasters into the risk analysis of disaster-induced factors, an analysis of the vulnerability of disaster-bearing bodies, and an analysis of natural disaster loss.
    This book is valuable for undergraduate and graduate students as well as scientifi c research professionals in the fi elds of regional planning, territorial management, earthquake engineering, meteorology, geography, water conservancy, agriculture, forestry, civil administration and insurance. It can also be used as reference for technical offi cers of the government departments specialized in mitigating disasters.