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Some things have changed, but many things have not Teach311.org Multimedia Editor Ryuma Shineha contemplates the significance of the number 3 – three years, three focal prefectures with “3.11-related” statistics, and three disasters. This piece provides some insights into what
Scott Gabrielle Knowles. 2013. Disaster Experts Mastering Risk in Modern America. University of Pennsylvania Press. Scott Knowles details the rise of disaster experts—a group of professionals that include insurance inspectors, scientists, civil defense planners, public officials, and social science researchers—in
Lamar Underwood. 2002. The Greatest Disaster Stories Ever Told. Lyons Press. In this edited volume, Underwood excerpts disaster stories written by survivors, journalists and some best-selling authors, which describe a wide range of disastrous experiences for the benefit of a general audience.
We are honored to have permission from Indira Chowdhury to share this essay, written originally as an address to students in Nepal. On 25 April 2015, the Gorkha earthquake destroyed the Madan Puraskar Pustaklalaya Archives (http://madanpuraskar.org). It had also disrupted the