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Living with Earthquakes: And Their Aftermath

Living with Earthquakes: And Their Aftermath (Paperback)

By Belton, Rosie

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Always an acute observer of people and the environment, in this new book Rosie Belton once again uses her diarist style to capture with intimacy and immediacy the events as they happened around her, in this case the earthquakes experienced by the people of Canterbury. Nothing cou...ld have prepared her, she says, for the severity of the quakes, starting with the first one in 2010, and then the ongoing disruption over the next six years: the grinding reality of living through so many months of shaking and the after-effects. Like many creative individuals, Rosie found that writing about those terrible events as they unfolded developed into a coping mechanism. And now, the result of her careful record-keeping and reflections can be read and appreciated by so many others whose lives have been affected by similarly large-scale natural disasters. It also makes excellent reading for anyone with an interest in knowing more about what it can be like to live in a seismically active country. Dedicated to all who face and survive unwanted change, Living with Earthquakes helps us, as well-known author and actor Michael Palin said after reading Rosie's writings, 'to comprehend the incomprehensible, conveying the mixture of bewilderment, hope and desperation very effectively'. He adds that 'it is hard for anyone who still calls the ground terra firma to take in what happened in Canterbury'.
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ISBN 9780994133427
Published NZ 21 Mar 2019
Format Paperback
333 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780994133427
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Renaissance Publishing
Published 21 Mar 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Belton, Rosie
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 156
Dimensions Width: 208mm
Height: 150mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade