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    DescriptionHashima is a small island located off the extreme southwest coast of Japan, about ten miles from Nagasaki. Its dark warship-like silhouette earned it the nickname of Gunkanjima ("battleship island"). During the wave of industrialisation in the nineteenth century, a coal seam was discovered on the island and the Mitsubishi corporation opened a mine there. Workers settled on the island and the population increased, the small mining town quickly becoming a modern and autonomous settlement. During the 1950s, Gunkanjima became one of the most densely populated places in the world with over 5,000 inhabitants. But after an accident and the restructuring of the Mitsubishi mining project, the mine closed in January 1974. The last inhabitants deserted the island, the connection by boat was suspended, and since then Gunkanjima has become a ghost town. Marchand and Meffre photographed the island between 2008 and 2012.


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    Title
    Gunkanjima
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Yves Marchand, By (author) Romain Meffre
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 108
    Width: 292 mm
    Height: 370 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 1,680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783869305462
    ISBN 10: 3869305460
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AJB
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15870
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    LC classification: TR
    Abridged Dewey: 770
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011010
    Libri: JAPA2408
    DC23: 770.92
    Thema V1.0: AJCD
    Publisher
    Steidl Publishers
    Imprint name
    Steidl Verlag
    Publication date
    01 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Gottingen