Tsunami: Hope, Heroes, and Incredible Stories of Survival

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Officially documenting in unforgettable words and pictures the inspirational stories of people who survived against impossible odds; heroic acts crossing all boundaries of gender, age, and nationality; and a planet ignoring its artificial boundaries to come together, this account details the December 26, 2004, earthquake that set off a destructive chain of events nearly beyond comprehension, claiming more than 250,000 lives and leaving millions homeless. Fascinating stories include the family dog who ...

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Overview

Officially documenting in unforgettable words and pictures the inspirational stories of people who survived against impossible odds; heroic acts crossing all boundaries of gender, age, and nationality; and a planet ignoring its artificial boundaries to come together, this account details the December 26, 2004, earthquake that set off a destructive chain of events nearly beyond comprehension, claiming more than 250,000 lives and leaving millions homeless. Fascinating stories include the family dog who rescued a seven-year-old boy when his anguished mother left him to fend for himself as she picked up her two younger sons and ran for high ground, a twenty-day-old baby who was sleeping on a mattress that floated her to safety after Malaysia's Penang Island was hit by a wall of water, an eight-year-old boy who opened his eyes and sat up as grave diggers were about to bury him in the southern Indian town of Velankanni, and a man who was swept to the top of a tree, where he clung for three days with a giant python twisted around the trunk below him.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572437722
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 2/15/2005
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Triumph Books is a leader in quality and innovation in sports publishing. In 2000, Triumph Books launched Triumph Books Entertainment, a specialty pop culture and current events imprint.

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