Strong in the Rain

Strong in the Rain

Surviving Japan's Earthquake, Tsunami, and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Book - 2012
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Blending history, science, and gripping storytelling, Strong in the Rain brings the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan in 2011 and its immediate aftermath to life through the eyes of the men and women who experienced it. Following the narratives of six individuals, the book traces the shape of a disaster and the heroics it prompted, including that of David Chumreonlert, a Texan with Thai roots, trapped in his school's gymnasium with hundreds of students and teachers as it begins to flood, and Taro Watanabe, who thought nothing of returning to the Fukushima plant to fight the nuclear disaster, despite the effects that he knew would stay with him for the rest of his life. This is a beautifully written and moving account of how the Japanese experienced one of the worst earthquakes in history and endured its horrific consequences.  
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780230341869
0230341861
Characteristics: xxii, 226 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: McNeill, David

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ChristchurchLib Dec 04, 2014

Blending history, science, and gripping storytelling, Strong in the Rain brings the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan in 2011 and its immediate aftermath to life through the eyes of the men and women who experienced it. A beautifully written, moving account of how the Japanese endured the earthquake's horrific consequences. History and Current Events December 2014 newsletter.

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