The book provides comprehensive scientific information and knowledge survival tips on how to survive a tsunami and is especially useful to people who live in and around tsunami-prone areas, and to travelers who may visit such areas. It imparts precious information obtained from actual tsunami disasters and fundamental knowledge of tsunami science for survival. It also lists measures for tsunami disaster mitigation and describes a tsunami’s occurrence mechanism as well as how a tsunami could be forecasted.
“Earthquakes and tsunamis are beyond human calculation,” said Susumu Murata, Committee chairman of the book, “this observation carries an important implication that the mitigation of tsunami disaster has now become an important and imminent issue to be tackled by the world.”
Renowned Professor Emeritus Yoshimi Goda from Yokohama National University commended the book as being “indispensable for depicting real images of tsunami threat”.
Tsunami: To Survive from Tsunami was awarded the 2009 Book of the Year Award by the Japan Society of Civil Engineers. The book is available at all major bookstores and retails in paperback at US$30. It is also available in electronic format for Kindle, iPad, iPhone and other electronic devices. More information about the book can be found here.