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The Resource The torrent : a true story of heroism and survival, Amanda Gearing, (electronic resource)

The torrent : a true story of heroism and survival, Amanda Gearing, (electronic resource)

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The torrent : a true story of heroism and survival
Title
The torrent
Title remainder
a true story of heroism and survival
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Gearing
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • On 10 January 2011, after weeks of heavy rain and as floodwaters began to overwhelm much of south-east Queensland, a 'wall of water' hit Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley. The Torrent tells the extraordinary stories of survival and loss that emerged from that terrible day. Official figures state that twenty-four people died. Many escaped death only because they were rescued by members of the community or through sheer good fortune. Based on exclusive interviews with survivors, rescuers and with the families and friends of victims of the disaster, The Torrent is a unique and powerful account of human courage in the face of the devastating forces of nature. In this expanded and updated new edition, Gearing re-interviews the survivors to discover how they are getting on, recounts the traumatic findings of the Grantham inquiry, and captures the enduring and resilient spirit of the communities affected
  • On 10 January 2011, after weeks of heavy rain and as floodwaters began to overwhelm much of south-east Queensland, a 'wall of water' hit Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley. The Torrent tells the extraordinary stories of survival and loss that emerged from that terrible day. Official figures state that twenty-four people died. Many escaped death only because they were rescued by members of the community or through sheer good fortune. Based on exclusive interviews with survivors, rescuers and with the families and friends of victims of the disaster, The Torrent is a unique and powerful account of human courage in the face of the devastating forces of nature. In this expanded and updated new edition, Gearing re-interviews the survivors to discover how they are getting on, recounts the traumatic findings of the Grantham inquiry, and captures the enduring and resilient spirit of the communities affected
  • On 10 January 2011, after weeks of heavy rain and as floodwaters began to overwhelm much of south-east Queensland, a 'wall of water' hit Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley. The Torrent tells the extraordinary stories of survival and loss that emerged from that terrible day. Official figures state that twenty-four people died. Many escaped death only because they were rescued by members of the community or through sheer good fortune. Based on exclusive interviews with survivors, rescuers and with the families and friends of victims of the disaster, The Torrent is a unique and powerful account of human courage in the face of the devastating forces of nature. In this expanded and updated new edition, Gearing re-interviews the survivors to discover how they are getting on, recounts the traumatic findings of the Grantham inquiry, and captures the enduring and resilient spirit of the communities affected
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AU@
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Gearing, Amanda
Dewey number
303.485009943
LC call number
DU135
LC item number
.G43 2017
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  • Disaster victims
  • Disaster victims
  • Floods
  • Floods
  • Disasters
  • Disasters
Label
The torrent : a true story of heroism and survival, Amanda Gearing, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous edition: 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001839815
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Updated edition 2017.
Extent
xv, 261 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780702259524
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2017380855
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001839815
Label
The torrent : a true story of heroism and survival, Amanda Gearing, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Previous edition: 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001839815
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Updated edition 2017.
Extent
xv, 261 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780702259524
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2017380855
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001839815

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