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Haiti: The Persistence of Misfortune By Ernst Delma
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Haiti: The Persistence of Misfortune is a succint but exhaustive account about Haiti and its ability to cope with the imminent problems that have been plaguing its march towards economic development... More > and consequently prevent it from achieving genuine political independence. It is not a history book, but Haiti's social and political reality view through the prism of History. It emphasizes the circumstances in which the first independent black Republic has been denied her right to genuine political freedom and economic independence all through the centuries. The Haitian people’s reality, which is still yet to be seen under better angles and in its better days, is a great interrogation. Why? Question that stays unanswered and that invites the world to make itself a clean conscience in terms of how it relates to this good people, to this welcoming small nation that has rocked so many dreams, quenched so many thirsts, made tangible so many illusions without having ever obtained a substantial part from the feast.< Less
I am the tourist attraction By Dan Zayas
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a collection from 1996-1998, these are the early works that I have placed into a volume of the first writings I had ever saved. These later paved the way for the more recent collections I have... More > finished nearly ten years after.< Less
"Negative Consequences of Natural Disasters" By Bekhzod Aminov & Matsaidova Sayyora
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This book is dedicated to teach students from schools, lyceums or universities. This book involves information about natural disasters in Central Asia and especially in Uzbekistan
Aquila Report By Klaudio Zic
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Aquila earthquake in the stars.
The Night the Mountain Fell By Edmund Christopherson
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The Night the Mountain Fell is a riveting account of the deadly 7.5 earthquake that struck Hebgen Lake in Yellowstone Park, Montana, on August 1959. Also known as the Yellowstone Earthquake, the... More > disaster caused massive flooding and the worst landslide in the history of the Northwestern United States. In The Night the Mountain Fell author Edmund Christopherson gives us a page-turning, journalistic-style account of how the deadliest earthquake in Montana’s history ultimately claimed the lives of twenty-eight people.< Less
The Night the Mountain Fell By Edmund Christopherson
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The Night the Mountain Fell is a riveting account of the deadly 7.5 earthquake that struck Hebgen Lake in Yellowstone Park, Montana, on August 1959. Also known as the Yellowstone Earthquake, the... More > disaster caused massive flooding and the worst landslide in the history of the Northwestern United States. In The Night the Mountain Fell author Edmund Christopherson gives us a page-turning, journalistic-style account of how the deadliest earthquake in Montana’s history ultimately claimed the lives of twenty-eight people.< Less
Japan: After the Tsunami By Stephen Platt
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We went from the UK, as part of an Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation (EEFIT) mission, to study recovery after the 2011 Tohoku tsunami. This was a major disaster for Japan. For the country... More > most prepared for earthquakes this was a shocking event that will take years and trillions of dollars to repair. Fifteen months after the disaster, when we made our field trip, recovery was already underway. New embankments were being constructed along the coast of the Sendai plain in Miyage Province and debris had been collected into huge sorted piles. But further north, in Iwate Province a debate was raging between the safety conscious who wanted to construct high embankments and those who wanted to maintain their intimate contact with the shore and sea. I went to Kobe and Kyoto to visit engineers in earthquake institutes. I went site seeing and was beguiled by Japanese architecture and landscape.< Less
Where's Home? By Rachel Wang
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In 2008 a big earthquake hit Chengdu, China, leaving many people homeless and killing hundreds of people. Ten-year-old Donovan was attending an international school in Chengdu at the time. All of his... More > mom's side of the family were killed. Afterward his family moved to the states, where his dad's family lived. This left him questioning where "home" really was for him- China or the states or is "home" not about a location abut about family?< Less
The Teas That Bind By J. C. Greenway
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The Teas That Bind is the first book from J. C. Greenway, an English writer based in Japan. It is a collection of posts first written for the website ten minutes hate about life in Japan before and... More > since the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011. It also includes a selection of emails, status updates and tweets from the days after the disaster and the following year, covering the writer's involvement in fundraising and volunteering efforts - along with plenty of new material - in an attempt to answer the question, 'what was it like?'< Less
10 Meanings of Wa: Explaining Japan's Inner Strength By Hugh Purser & William Reed
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Through the medium of poetry, traditional brush calligraphy and art, we attempt to define some of the remarkable attributes of the Japanese people in the face of adversity, following the March 2011... More > earthquake & tsunami. This 'hard copy' is a result of requests from several people who downloaded the eBook as part of our fund raising project for the tsunami relief fund. We offer it here at 'cost' plus postage (so no revenue to the authors). The eBook version is available free at http://www.williamreed.jp/10-meanings-of-wa/; and charitable contributions are still welcome at http://www.justgiving.com/Hugh-Purser< Less

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