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The Indian Ocean Tsunami : the global response to a natural disaster / edited by Pradyumna P. Karan and Shanmugam P. Subbiah, Cartography by Dick Gilbreath.

Contributor(s): Karan, Pradyumna P [editor.] | Subbiah, Shanmugam P [editor.] | Gilbreath, Dick [Cartographer.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : Cambridge University Press, 2012Description: xii, 310 p. : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9788175968998 (hbk.).Subject(s): Indian Ocean Tsunami -- 2004 | Emergency management -- Asia | Tsunami relief -- Asia | Natural disastersDDC classification: 363.349409182 IND
Contents:
List of Illustrations and Tables Preface Introduction When Nature Turns Savage Part 1 Environmental and Ecological Impacts 1. The Tsunami Disaster on the Andaman Sea Coast of Thailand 2. The Geoenvironment and the Giant Tsunami Disaster in the Northern Part of Sumatra Island Indonesia 3. Geological and Geomorphological Perspectives of the Tsunami on the Tamil Nadu Coast India 4. Tsunami Inundations and Their Impact in the Kaveri River Delta Tamil Nadu India 5. Impact of the Tsunami on the Coastal Ecosystems of the Andaman Islands India 6. Environmental Damage in the Maldives from the Indian Ocean Tsunami 7. Tsunami Disasters in Seenigama Village Sri Lanka and Taro Town Japan Part 2 Socioeconomic Dimensions of Recovery Reconstruction and Response 8. Post-tsunami Recovery in South Thailand with Special Reference to the Tourism Industry 9. The Role of NGOs in Tsunami Relief and Reconstruction in Cuddalore District South India 10. Sociocultural Frame Religious Networks Miracles Experiences from Tsunami Disaster Management in South India 11. Achievements and Weaknesses in Post-tsunami Reconstruction in Sri Lanka 12. Improving Governance Structures for Natural Disaster Response Lessons from the Indian Ocean Tsunami Part 3 Geopolitical Perspective 13. Transnational Geopolitical Competition and Natural Disasters Lessons from the Indian Ocean Tsunami List of Contributors Index
Summary: On December 26 2004 a massive tsunami triggered by an underwater earthquake struck the coasts of Thailand Indonesia Sri Lanka and certain other countries along the Indian Ocean. 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 dead – an estimated 225 000 – were buried in mass graves; relief organizations struggled to reach rural areas and provide adequate aid for survivors. Shortly after this disaster researchers from around the world travelled to the region’s most devastated areas observing and documenting the impact of the tsunami. ‘The Indian Ocean Tsunami: The Global Response to a Natural Disaster’ offers the first analysis of the response and recovery effort. Editors Pradyumna P. Karan and S. Subbiah employing an interdisciplinary approach have assembled an international team of top geographers geologists anthropologists and political scientists to study the environmental economic and political effects of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The volume includes chapters that address the tsunami’s geo-environmental impact on coastal ecosystems and groundwater systems. There are also other chapters that offer socio-cultural perspectives on religious power relations in South India and suggest ways to improve the government agencies’ response systems for natural disasters. This book will be of interest to environmentalists and political scientists alike as well as to planners and administrators of disaster-preparedness programs. -- Publisher Website
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

List of Illustrations and Tables
Preface
Introduction When Nature Turns Savage

Part 1 Environmental and Ecological Impacts
1. The Tsunami Disaster on the Andaman Sea Coast of Thailand
2. The Geoenvironment and the Giant Tsunami Disaster in the Northern Part of Sumatra Island Indonesia
3. Geological and Geomorphological Perspectives of the Tsunami on the Tamil Nadu Coast India
4. Tsunami Inundations and Their Impact in the Kaveri River Delta Tamil Nadu India
5. Impact of the Tsunami on the Coastal Ecosystems of the Andaman Islands India
6. Environmental Damage in the Maldives from the Indian Ocean Tsunami
7. Tsunami Disasters in Seenigama Village Sri Lanka and Taro Town Japan

Part 2 Socioeconomic Dimensions of Recovery Reconstruction and Response
8. Post-tsunami Recovery in South Thailand with Special Reference to the Tourism Industry
9. The Role of NGOs in Tsunami Relief and Reconstruction in Cuddalore District South India
10. Sociocultural Frame Religious Networks Miracles Experiences from Tsunami Disaster Management in South India
11. Achievements and Weaknesses in Post-tsunami Reconstruction in Sri Lanka
12. Improving Governance Structures for Natural Disaster Response Lessons from the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Part 3 Geopolitical Perspective
13. Transnational Geopolitical Competition and Natural Disasters Lessons from the Indian Ocean Tsunami
List of Contributors
Index

On December 26 2004 a massive tsunami triggered by an underwater earthquake struck the coasts of Thailand Indonesia Sri Lanka and certain other countries along the Indian Ocean. 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 dead – an estimated 225 000 – were buried in mass graves; relief organizations struggled to reach rural areas and provide adequate aid for survivors.

Shortly after this disaster researchers from around the world travelled to the region’s most devastated areas observing and documenting the impact of the tsunami. ‘The Indian Ocean Tsunami: The Global Response to a Natural Disaster’ offers the first analysis of the response and recovery effort. Editors Pradyumna P. Karan and S. Subbiah employing an interdisciplinary approach have assembled an international team of top geographers geologists anthropologists and political scientists to study the environmental economic and political effects of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

The volume includes chapters that address the tsunami’s geo-environmental impact on coastal ecosystems and groundwater systems. There are also other chapters that offer socio-cultural perspectives on religious power relations in South India and suggest ways to improve the government agencies’ response systems for natural disasters.

This book will be of interest to environmentalists and political scientists alike as well as to planners and administrators of disaster-preparedness programs. -- Publisher Website

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