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Ghosts of the tsunami : death and life in Japan's disaster zone

Author: Richard Lloyd Parry
Publisher: London : Vintage Digital, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The definitive account of what happened, why, and above all how it felt, when catastrophe hit Japan--by the Japan correspondent of The Times (London) and author of People Who Eat DarknessOn March 11, 2011, a powerful earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of northeast Japan. By the time the sea retreated, more than eighteen thousand people had been crushed, burned to death, or drowned.It was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Lloyd Parry
ISBN: 9781473546660 1473546664 9780374710934 0374710937
OCLC Number: 1003999673
Awards: Winner of PEN/ Ackerley Prize 2018 (UK)
Winner of The Folio Prize 2018 (UK)
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Richard Lloyd Parry.

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On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. By the time the sea retreated, more than 18,000 people had been crushed, burned to  Read more...

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"The definitive book on the quake which killed more than 15,000 people and led to the Fukushima nuclear disaster." * Mail Online * "Every time I think of it, I'm filled with wonderment... This book Read more...

 
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