major disasters; spatio-temporal evolution; resilience capacity; sustainable development
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Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences
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"Evolution of Global Major Disasters During Past Century and Its Enlightenments to Human Resilience Building,"
Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chinese Version): Vol. 35
, Article 15.
Available at: https://bulletinofcas.researchcommons.org/journal/vol35/iss3/15