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Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters

Daniel P. Aldrich - 2019 - Political Science - Limited preview
Despite the devastation caused by the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and 60-foot tsunami that struck Japan in 2011, some 96% of those living and working in the most disaster-stricken region of Tōhoku made it through. Smaller earthquakes and tsunamis ...
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Plague, Pestilence and Pandemic: Voices from History

Peter Furtado - 2021 - No preview available
Plague, pestilence, and pandemics have been a part of the human story from the beginning and have been reflected in art and writing at every turn. Humankind has always struggled with illness; and the experiences of different cities and countries ...
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A Fire Story: A Graphic Memoir

Brian Fies - 2019 - Comics & Graphic Novels - Limited preview
The award-winning author and illustrator presents a personal account of the Northern California wildfires of 2017 in this moving graphic memoir. On October 9th, 2017, wildfires burned through Northern California, resulting in forty-four ...
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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Naomi Klein - 2014 - Business & Economics - No preview available
'Impassioned, hugely informative, wonderfully controversial, and scary as hell' John le Carré Around the world in Britain, the United States, Asia and the Middle East, there are people with power who are cashing in on chaos; exploiting bloodshed ...
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Disasterology: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis

Samantha Montano - 2021 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
Part memoir, part expert analysis, Disasterology is a passionate and personal account of a country in crisis—one unprepared to deal with the disasters of today and those looming in our future. With temperatures rising and the risk of disasters ...
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Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago

Eric Klinenberg - 2015 - Social Science - Limited preview
On Thursday, July 13, 1995, Chicagoans awoke to a blistering day in which the temperature would reach 106 degrees. The heat index, which measures how the temperature actually feels on the body, would hit 126 degrees by the time the day was over ...
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Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan

Richard Lloyd Parry - 2017 - Social Science - No preview available
‘A remarkable and deeply moving book’ Henry Marsh, bestselling author of Do No Harm ‘A breathtaking, extraordinary work of non-fiction’ Times Literary Supplement On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into ...
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Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-ravaged Hospital

Sheri Fink - 2016 - Medical - Limited preview
A Pulitzer Prize-winning doctor, reporter and author of War Hospital reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center after Hurricane Katrina destroyed its generators to reveal how caregivers were forced to make life-and-death decisions without ...
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Children of Katrina

Alice Fothergill, Lori Peek - 2015 - Social Science - Limited preview
When children experience upheaval and trauma, adults often view them as either vulnerable and helpless or as resilient and able to easily “bounce back.” But the reality is far more complex for the children and youth whose lives are suddenly ...
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The Great Tide: The Story of the 1953 Flood Disaster in Essex

Hilda Elizabeth Poole Grieve - 1959 - Floods - Snippet view
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