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Figure 6.1 Bob Baker surrounded by children (and his teddy bears) in a kindergarten on Awajii Island, where the earthquake began. In back row is Yoshiko Luscombe, Bob’s main interpreter. (Pesonal photo of author.)

Chapter 6

The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake: Adapted Strategies for Survival

Mary Beth Williams, G. Robert Baker, and Tom Williams

Once upon a time, in San Francisco, California, there lived a teddy bear. He loved sleeping and didn’t like walking around. But, one morning, when he was in bed, he was awoken by a tremendous shaking. The bed shook, the house shook; books and glasses and plates fell all around him. There was a huge noise. ...

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