When the Earth Shocks and The Rebirth of Our Land
Updated: 2012-04-17 15:57
When the Earth Shocks and The Rebirth of Our Land, McGraw-Hill Education
With 550 full-colored photos, the two books are to illustrate the Wenchuan earthquake's aftermath and give readers a real understanding of this natural calamity. The photos are selected from thousands of photographs taken moments after the earthquake's first tremors struck the region and from photos taken up through the time reconstruction was completed four years later.
The 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, considered one of the worst natural disasters in recent history, has cost 87,000 lives, destroyed 8 million homes, and left 12 million people homeless. For the first time, English language readers will be able to grasp the scope of this disaster and one of the most significant reconstruction efforts through the dramatic photography. The books are Chinese contemporary epic on human's willpower and love retold.