The Tsunami Of 2004 In Sri Lanka

✏Book Title : The Tsunami of 2004 in Sri Lanka
✏Author : Ragnhild Lund
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2013-10-18
✏Pages : 112
✏ISBN : 9781317966388
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Tsunami of 2004 in Sri Lanka Book Summary : This book is based on empirical research in Sri Lanka conducted after the catastrophic tsunami which hit the country in December 2004. The aims of the research have been to develop new knowledge on post-crisis reconstruction and recovery work, on how to bridge the knowledge gap between researchers and practitioners, as well as trying to use past research experiences from Sri Lanka to learn about the present day situation. The chapters use a common analytical frame related to the ‘policy narratives’ of post-tsunami recovery in the shadow of war, and deal with housing reconstruction, livelihoods, internally displaced, humanitarian interventions and protracted conflicts. The authors represent various social scientific fields and they have experience from different geographical areas of Sri Lanka. This book was published as a special issue of Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift.

📒Tsunami 2004 ✍ Miss Tracey Lee

✏Book Title : Tsunami 2004
✏Author : Miss Tracey Lee
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2015-12-17
✏Pages : 264
✏ISBN : 1522793267
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Tsunami 2004 Book Summary : Boxing Day, 2004, in Sri Lanka was a day when many people lost their lives in a 'freak act of nature'. Asia experienced the second largest earthquake on record in the Indian Ocean, off the west coast of Sumatra, releasing massive tsunamis which brought death and devastation throughout the region. The mega-thrust earthquake created a geological catastrophe and approximately six hundred miles of fault lines ruptured in the Asian sea. Two of the planet's plates went head to head. As one pushed down on the other it was squeezed and the pressure built up until the plates erupted, releasing an enormous amount of energy. The sea bed rose and within seconds the water column shifted to create a massive wall of water. The tsunami started to travel in different directions across the Indian basin. Although this was picked up by experts at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Honolulu, there was no warning system in place in Asia. This meant there was no time for people to evacuate the beaches and head inland. Had a system been in place this would be a very different story and many unnecessary deaths could have been prevented. Early that morning, everyone was blissfully unaware of the horrors that lay ahead. They were going about their daily chores, eating their breakfast, taking an early dip in the crystal water or lying on the beach catching the early morning sun rays, happy and relaxed. What began as a normal day for hundreds of thousands of people turned out to be one of the most catastrophic days in history. In Sri Lanka alone, somewhere between thirty-eight thousand and thirty-nine thousand people became victims of the tsunami. It is estimated that at least three hundred thousand people died in twelve different countries throughout Asia and Africa on that day - the exact figure may never be known. The countries affected were Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India, Thailand, the Maldives, the Seychelles, Bangladesh, Burma, Kenya, Malaysia, Somalia and Tanzania. Tracey Lee was on holiday with her partner and family when the disaster struck. This is her story of survival against the odds.

📒2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami ✍ Marcia Amidon Lusted

✏Book Title : 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
✏Author : Marcia Amidon Lusted
✏Publisher : ABDO Publishing Company
✏Release Date : 2010-09-01
✏Pages : 112
✏ISBN : 9781617851667
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Book Summary : Explores the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.

✏Book Title : The Indian Ocean Tsunami Of 2004
✏Author : William W. Lace
✏Publisher : Infobase Publishing
✏Release Date : 2009-01-01
✏Pages : 127
✏ISBN : 9781438103228
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Indian Ocean Tsunami Of 2004 Book Summary : On December 26, 2004, a gigantic earthquake ripped apart the floor of the Indian Ocean off the coast of Sumatra. The force of the quake sent a tsunami in all directions toward unprotected shores and unwarned populations, many in remote areas or secluded vacation spots. Within 12 hours, more than 200,000 people had been killed, and many more left injured or homeless, their livelihoods destroyed. Cities and villages lay in ruins. Even the geography of the earth was changed. But as the affected countries, with help from around the world, struggled to recover, scientists warned that the next deadly tsunami could come at any time. The question remains whether the world will be any more prepared for the next one. Read how the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami changed the way nations are tracking natural-disaster warnings in an effort to prevent future disasters.

✏Book Title : Politics Power Dynamics Disaster
✏Author : Sonali Moonesinghe
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2007
✏Pages : 126
✏ISBN : UCAL:B5106292
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Politics Power Dynamics Disaster Book Summary : Political aspects of disaster relief after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2004 in Sri Lankan districts; a study.

📒The Indian Ocean Tsunami ✍ Pradyumna Prasad Karan

✏Book Title : The Indian Ocean Tsunami
✏Author : Pradyumna Prasad Karan
✏Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
✏Release Date : 2011
✏Pages : 310
✏ISBN : 9780813126524
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Indian Ocean Tsunami Book Summary : December 2004, a tsunami swept over the coasts of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, and other South Asian countries, leaving hundreds of thousands dead and many more without the resources to rebuild their lives. With casualties as far away as Africa, the aftermath was overwhelming: ships could be spotted miles inland; cars floated in the ocean; legions of the unidentified deadùan estimated 225,000ùwere buried in mass graves; relief organizations struggled to reach rural areas and provide adequate aid to survivors. The Indian Ocean Tsunami: The Global Response to a Natural Disaster is the first comprehensive assessment of the environmental, social, and economic costs of this tragedy. Soon after the tsunami, an international team of geographers, geologists, anthropologists, and political scientists traveled to the most damaged areas to observe and document the tsunami's impact. The Indian Ocean Tsunami draws on data collected by this team. Editors Pradyumna P. Karan and Shanmugam P. Subbiah, along with contributors from multiple disciplines, examine numerous issues that arose in the aftermath of the tsunami, such as inequities in response efforts, unequal distribution of disaster relief aid, and relocation and housing problems. The Indian Ocean Tsunami is organized into several sections, the first of which deals with the ecological destruction of the tsunami. It includes case studies and photographs of the damage in Japan, Indonesia, South India, and other areas. The second section analyzes the economic and social aspects of the aid responses, specifically discussing the role of NGOs in tsunami relief, the strengths and weaknesses of the reconstruction process, and the lessons the tsunami offers to those who are responsible for dealing with future disasters. In the tsunami's aftermath, the inadequacies of governmental and privately funded aid and the challenge of rehabilitating devastated ecosystems quickly became apparent. With this volume, Karan and Suhbiah illuminate the need for the development of efficient, socially and environmentally sustainable practices to cope with environmental disasters. They suggest that education about the ongoing process of recovery will mitigate the effects of future natural disasters. Including maps, photographs, and statistical analyses, The Indian Ocean Tsunami is a clear and definitive evaluation of the tsunami's impact and the world's response to it.

📒The Golden Wave ✍ Michele Ruth Gamburd

✏Book Title : The Golden Wave
✏Author : Michele Ruth Gamburd
✏Publisher : Indiana University Press
✏Release Date : 2013-12-23
✏Pages : 234
✏ISBN : 9780253011503
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Golden Wave Book Summary : In December 2004 the Indian Ocean tsunami devastated coastal regions of Sri Lanka. Six months later, Michele Ruth Gamburd returned to the village where she had been conducting research for many years and began collecting residents' stories of the disaster and its aftermath: the chaos and loss of the flood itself; the sense of community and leveling of social distinctions as people worked together to recover and regroup; and the local and national politics of foreign aid as the country began to rebuild. In The Golden Wave, Gamburd describes how the catastrophe changed social identities, economic dynamics, and political structures.

✏Book Title : Tsunami Science Four Years After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
✏Author : Phil R. Cummins
✏Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
✏Release Date : 2009-06-06
✏Pages : 324
✏ISBN : 9783034600644
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Tsunami Science Four Years After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Book Summary : The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was triggered by a 9. 15 magnitude earthquake (MELTZNER et al. , 2006; CHLIEH et al. , 2007) that occurred at 0:58:53 GMT, 7:58:53 LT (USGS) (t ). The epicenter was located at 3. 3 N, 95. 8 E (Fig. 1) with a focal depth of EQ approximately 30 km. The earthquake was responsible for a sudden fault slip estimated on average from 12–15 m (SYNOLAKIS et al. , 2005; LAY et al. , 2005) to 20 m (FU and SUN, 30 2006). The seismic moment estimate (Mo = 1. 3 5 9 10 dyne-cm), based on the Figure 1 Locations of video recordings, recovered clocks, and reliable eyewitness observations. 1: Coastal plains ?ooded by the tsunami; 2: non-?ooded coastal plains; 3: uplands. Insert 3D-map showing the Sumatra Island, the studied area, and the epicenter of the 26/12/2004 earthquake. The video taken at Uteuen Badeue, on the eastern edge of the Banda Aceh Bay, was recorded by the chief of the Fishery Regional Of?ce from the top of a cliff. The movie that was shot near the Baiturrahman mosque in downtown Banda Aceh has been shown worldwide on TV. The one at Peukan Bada has been recorded during a wedding party. The last two movies were analyzed in detail in order to calculate the tsunami velocity (FRITZ et al. , 2006). Vol.

✏Book Title : Recovery from the Indian Ocean Tsunami
✏Author : Rajib Shaw
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2014-09-29
✏Pages : 503
✏ISBN : 9784431551171
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Recovery from the Indian Ocean Tsunami Book Summary : During the past 10 years following the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, invaluable lessons have been learned and great changes have been observed. Immediately after the disaster, the second World Conference on Disaster Reduction was held in Kobe, Japan, and formulated the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA: 2005–2015). HFA provided a platform and framework for changes and innovations, many of which were part of the recovery programs in the different countries affected by the 2004 disaster. This book is a modest attempt to review the lessons learned through the recovery process in the affected region. The book has 31 chapters, drawing lessons from four countries: India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. There are five sections: Overview (10 chapters), Indonesia (8 chapters), India (6 chapters), Sri Lanka (5 chapters), and Thailand (2 chapters). The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of disaster risk reduction, environment, and development. The book provides them with a good idea of the current research trends and lessons over the past decade of recovery initiatives. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply the knowledge collected here to establishing policy and making decisions.

✏Book Title : The Asian Tsunami and Post Disaster Aid
✏Author : Sunita Reddy
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2018-08-12
✏Pages : 330
✏ISBN : 9789811301827
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Asian Tsunami and Post Disaster Aid Book Summary : Through the lens of the Asian tsunami, this book problematizes concepts that are normally taken for granted in disaster discourse, including relief, recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation. The unprecedented flow of humanitarian aid after the Asian tsunami, though well-intentioned, showed adverse effects and unintended consequences in the lives of people in the communities across nations. Aid led not only to widespread relief and recovery but also to an exacerbation of old forms of inequities and the creation of new ones arising from the prioritization, distribution and management of aid. This, in turn, led to the incongruity between the needs and expectations of the affected and the agendas of aid agencies and their various intermediaries. This book examines the long-term consequences of post-disaster aid by posing the following questions: What has the aid been expended on? Where has the aid primarily been expended, and how? And what were the unintended consequences of post-disaster aid for the communities? This topical volume is of interest to social scientists, human rights and law researchers and environmental scientists interested in disaster studies.