Tsunami Alert: Beating Asia’s Next Big One

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In this decade of devastating tsunamis comes an illuminating, gripping story about a city that could be next. Padang, Indonesia, for centuries a bustling port town and a crossroads of East and West, wakes up to the realization in 2004 that it has built itself right into a future tsunami’s path. Oakley Brooks follows a colorful cast of characters, from top officials to barefoot villagers, and visiting scientists to cavalier surfers, as they struggle to figure out how live in this suddenly precarious place. Tsunami Alert is a parable about geologic reckoning in the 21st century — the way we blindly grow in dangerous places and the courageous, curious and downright strange ways we go on living in the face of risk.

 

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In this decade of devastating tsunamis comes an illuminating, gripping story about a city that could be next. Padang, Indonesia, for centuries a bustling port town and a crossroads of East and West, wakes up to the realization in 2004 that it has built itself right into a future tsunami’s path. Oakley Brooks follows a colorful cast of characters, from top officials to barefoot villagers, and visiting scientists to cavalier surfers, as they struggle to figure out how live in this suddenly precarious place. Tsunami Alert is a parable about geologic reckoning in the 21st century — the way we blindly grow in dangerous places and the courageous, curious and downright strange ways we go on living in the face of risk.

 

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Editions

Paperback

2011

ISBN: 9789814302203