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Title   2:46 : Aftershocks : Stories from the Japan Earthquake 

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Author     ISBN   9780956883629  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   QUAKEBOOK COMMUNITY  Group   Sci/Hum. View shopping cart
Binding   Hardback Category   Geog & Geol  Terms and conditions
Edition   1/2011 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2011 
Subject   Geography 
Stock Status   Not currently in stock - contact store for availability 
Order Status   Not currently on order 
Synopsis

In just over a week, a group of unpaid professional and citizen journalists who met on Twitter created a book to raise money for Japanese Red Cross earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. In addition to essays, artwork and photographs submitted by people around the world, including people who endured the disaster and journalists who covered it, 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake contains a piece by Yoko Ono, and work created specifically for the book by authors William Gibson, Barry Eisler and Jake Adelstein. "The primary goal," says the book's editor, a British resident of Japan, "is to record the moment, and in doing so raise money for the Japanese Red Cross Society to help the thousands of homeless, hungry and cold survivors of the earthquake and tsunami. The biggest frustration for many of us was being unable to help these victims. I don't have any medical skills, and I'm not a helicopter pilot, but I can edit. A few tweets pulled together nearly everything - all the participants, all the expertise - and in just over a week we had created a book including stories from an 80-year-old grandfather in Sendai, a couple in Canada waiting to hear if their relatives were okay, and a Japanese family who left their home, telling their young son they might never be able to return."

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