Tsunami Alert

Tsunami Alert

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After the 2004 Asian Tsunami wiped out whole communities on the Indian Ocean, Indonesiaa€™s West Sumatra province learnt a startling realitya€”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 ita€™s too late. But the limits of their grassroots activism in a crowded, striving, ill-planned city has critical implications for some of Asiaa€™s other cities facing their own geological and climate time bombs. Smaller, more nimble places may be able to thrive in the coming century of environmental reckoning.Beating Asiaa#39;s Next Big One Oakley Brooks. on four different ... In recent days, the makeshift markets have been knee-deep in floodwater from drains in ill repair. a€œ The leadership style of ... He asked the contractor to put in extra rebar and tied the walls to the main roof timbers to create a sturdy box of a frame. He mixed largeanbsp;...

Title:Tsunami Alert
Author:Oakley Brooks
Publisher:Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd - 2011-08-15


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