Learning from megadisasters : lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake

Learning from megadisasters : lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake

Author: 
Ranghieri, Federica
Place: 
Washington, D.C
Publisher: 
World Bank
Phys descriptions: 
xxiii, 363pp. : col- ill., color maps ; 28 cm
Date published: 
2014
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Corporate Author: 
World Bank
Responsibility: 
Ishiwatari, Mikio jt. Author
ISBN: 
9781464801532
Call No: 
502.58 WOR
Abstract: 

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CITATION: Ranghieri, FedericaWorld Bank. Learning from megadisasters : lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake . Washington, D.C : World Bank , 2014. - Available at: http://library.au.int/learning-megadisasters-lessons-great-east-japan-earthquake-3