The Resource Wave of destruction, Erich Krauss, (electronic resource)

Wave of destruction, Erich Krauss, (electronic resource)

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Wave of destruction
Title
Wave of destruction
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Erich Krauss
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Wave of destruction
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the stories of four families and historys deadliest tsunami
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Language
eng
Summary
This exquisitely written book puts a human face on the tragedy of last year's Southeast Asian tsunami through the heartbreaking and heroic stories of four who survived this cataclysmic natural disaster. Erich Krauss arrived in the Thai village of Nam Keam on a relief truck 12 days after an underwater earthquake of unimaginable magnitude erupted across the ocean floor and unleashed a tsunami that destroyed millions of lives and decimated the coastline of Southeast Asia. Wandering around the wreckage in a contamination suit, trying to deliver food and water, he found survivors desperate to tell him what their village had been like and how their lives had been changed forever. In Wave of Destruction, Krauss shares the pain and privation of four villagers who made it through alive only to bury their family and friends. Beginning with their fight for life as a 40-foot wave crashed down upon their community, and ending with their slow, confusing quest to rebuild after the last of the bodies had been buried, Krauss unveils the actions and thoughts of ordinary people who were forced to brave extraordinary circumstances. Much like John Hersey did in his acclaimed book Hiroshima, Krauss, a gifted writer and expert in Thai culture, allows the reader to experience one of the worst disasters the world has ever known--through the eyes of those who will never be able to forget
Summary
Four tsunami survival stories offer insight into the experiences of people who endured devastating odds in their determination to stay alive, recounting their painful losses of families, friends, and homes and their subsequent efforts to rebuild
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170157
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1971-
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Krauss, Erich
Dewey number
959.3044
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2004
  • Tsunamis
  • Tsunamis
  • Survival (after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.)
  • Natural disasters
  • Thailand
  • India
Target audience
adult
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the stories of four families and history's deadliest tsunami
Label
Wave of destruction, Erich Krauss, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11442934
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1 online resource
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online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781623362683
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11442934
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Wave of destruction, Erich Krauss, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11442934
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781623362683
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11442934
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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