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- Print Length: 93 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0956883621
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B004VP3KHK
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 29 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,808 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
The book itself is comprised of lots (about 100) of short stories that focus on many different aspects of the earthquake and subsequent events. Some accounts focus on the role of the media and social networking, some on the earthquake and how it affected them or people they know and others still, on the people of Japan who have shown indefatigable resiliance and unity in the face of, what can only be described as, truly catastrophic events!
There are also various images and illustrations peppered throughout the book which capture moments and ideas appropriate to the book's content.
If you've seen footage of the tsunami and its devastation, you'll understand why there are few first-hand accounts of it included in the book. In fact, most stories are from people who experienced the earthquake from the relative safety of Tokyo or other modernised parts of Japan. There are also some international contributions from people concerned about the people of Japan - sometimes particular people.
At a press conference, the book's editor 'Our man in Abiko' said that if the book is ever revised to include additional content, those who purchased it beforehand won't have to pay again to access it. Instead, it will be available as an update to download and augment the original book.
This book has enhanced my sympathy and affection for Japan and her people, please buy it so she can blossom once again.
She has not said much about it, she has just relocated and restarted her life. No fuss, no drama.
Having read this book, that is the impression I get of most of the contributors. Deal with it, put it behind them and move on.
The book also put a different viewpoint on events that the view pumped out by the paparazzi to persons not directly affected. The press at the time was very sensationalist and made it look like the Japanese people and government were helplessly slipping into the apocalyptic void. Reading this book has set the story straight.
This started me looking at how a natural disaster would affect my life and how I could reduce the impact.Making plans for the unthinkable.
A thought provoking read.
Quakebook is a remarkable book made by a remarkable group of people from around the world. The speed at which this book was created and the method is perhaps a first (through Twitter). It is also the first time that I have read about an earthquake through the eyes of everyday people giving a very different view from the media. Not only this, but 100% of the money from the sale of the book is going to the Japanese Red Cross. Another first. Thanks Amazon.
The stories are heartfelt and honest accounts of the events only one week after the disaster from different perspectives, ages, areas of Japan and across the world helping to make this book a very interesting and insightful account of what was a terrible natural disaster.
If you want to help the people of Japan still suffering from the aftermath,please buy this book.
Pulled together by a worldwide team in little over a week - this book gives us a window into the ripples the earthquake left behind.
It catches the emotions of all of us
Recommend to everyone to read of the sacrifice the 50 nuclear workers who stayed to try and contain the radiation and prevent it escalating external
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I can't believe it's coming up on four years since this happened. In my memory it seems so much more recent. It reminds me maybe Japan still needs help.Published 23 months ago by A Wolf's Angel
Very moving and the profits (or is it the full purchase price, I can't remember ) go to Fukushima charity. 'nuff said.Published 24 months ago by Stuart
This is a lovely collection of short accounts of the Japanese Earthquake and give a real flavour of the impact it had on many different types of people across Japan and beyond.Published on 22 April 2014 by Elsie Séelle
I found this book rather boring towards the end. Would not recommend to friends or family for a good read!Published on 11 Aug. 2013 by Mrs W Probert
An unusual book and very interesting, makes you understand different cultures and their way of coping with disasters, true memories from those 'there' with the tsunami.Published on 6 Aug. 2013 by Debz