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Tsunami alert [electronic resource] :beating Asia's next big one / Oakley Brooks.

By: Brooks, Oakley, 1976-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Singapore : Marshall Cavendish Editions, c2010Description: 1 online resource (215 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9789814346108 (electronic bk.); 9814346101 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Tsunami Warning System -- Asia | Tsunami hazard zones -- Indonesia -- Padang | Tsunamis -- Indonesia -- Padang -- Forecasting | Hazard mitigation -- Indonesia -- Padang | Hazard mitigation -- Indonesia -- Padang | Tsunami hazard zones -- Indonesia -- Padang | Tsunamis -- Forecasting | Tsunamis -- Indonesia -- Padang -- Forecasting | Tsunamis -- Safety measures | Science | Geology | Social Science | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Law Enforcement | ცუნამი, საფრთხის ზონები, ინდონეზია, სოციალური დახმარების სისტემებიGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 363.34957095981 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Rocked; 2. Evolution and Intuition; 3. From Amnesia to Activism; 4. Hidden in Plain Sight; 5. Not that Bad?; 6. Deep in the Pit; 7. The Balance Point; 8.A Longhouse on the Hill; 9. What's a Warning System For?; 10. The Rising; Afterword; Notes on Sources; Further Reading; Index; About the Author.
Summary: After the 2004 Asian Tsunami wiped out whole communities on the Indian Ocean, Indonesia's West Sumatra province learnt a startling reality--they were next. A loosely allied bunch of scientists, students and ordinary citizens struggle to make sense of this suddenly precarious location, centering on the area capital of Padang and hurrying together a plan to save it before it's too late.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [210]-213) and index.

Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Rocked; 2. Evolution and Intuition; 3. From Amnesia to Activism; 4. Hidden in Plain Sight; 5. Not that Bad?; 6. Deep in the Pit; 7. The Balance Point; 8.A Longhouse on the Hill; 9. What's a Warning System For?; 10. The Rising; Afterword; Notes on Sources; Further Reading; Index; About the Author.

After the 2004 Asian Tsunami wiped out whole communities on the Indian Ocean, Indonesia's West Sumatra province learnt a startling reality--they were next. A loosely allied bunch of scientists, students and ordinary citizens struggle to make sense of this suddenly precarious location, centering on the area capital of Padang and hurrying together a plan to save it before it's too late.

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