Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Wave That Shook the World

Source: Google Video

This PBS documentary details the events that occurred on December 26, 2004, in which an undersea earthquake off of the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia caused massive tidal flooding along several coasts in the Indian Ocean, including Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand. Over 225,000 people lost their lives, and is considered one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history.


In the Library:
  • Iles, Curt. 2005. Hearts across the water: stories of hope from hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and the tsunami. Dry Creek, Louisiana: Creekbank Stories. [link: WorldCat]
  • Tsunami response : lessons learned : hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Nineth [sic] Congress, first session, February 10, 2005. USGPO. [4th floor, Gov. Docs: Y 4.F 76/2:S.HRG.109-153]
  • Murty, T. S., U. Aswathanarayana, and N. Nirupama. 2006. The Indian Ocean tsunami. London: Taylor & Francis. [link: WorldCat, NetLibrary]
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