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By Pradyumna P. Karan, Shanmugam P. Subbiah

On December 26, 2004, an important tsunami prompted by means of an underwater earthquake pummeled the coasts of Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and different international locations alongside the Indian Ocean. With casualties as distant as Africa, the aftermath used to be overwhelming: ships should be noticed miles inland; vehicles floated within the ocean; legions of the unidentified dead―an envisioned 225,000―were buried in mass graves; aid businesses struggled to arrive rural components and supply sufficient relief for survivors.

Shortly after this catastrophe, researchers from all over the world traveled to the region's so much devastated parts, gazing and documenting the tsunami's impression. The Indian Ocean Tsunami: the worldwide reaction to a usual Disaster bargains the 1st research of the reaction and restoration attempt. Editors Pradyumna P. Karan and S. Subbiah, using an interdisciplinary strategy, have assembled a global crew of most sensible geographers, geologists, anthropologists, and political scientists to review the environmental, financial, and political results of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

The quantity comprises chapters that tackle the tsunami's geo-environmental influence on coastal ecosystems and groundwater structures. different chapters provide sociocultural views on non secular strength kinfolk in South India and recommend how you can increase executive corporations' reaction platforms for normal disasters.

A transparent and definitive research of the second one deadliest typical catastrophe on list, The Indian Ocean Tsunami should be of curiosity to environmentalists and political scientists alike, in addition to to planners and directors of disaster-preparedness courses.

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