On December 26, 2004, an undersea earthquake off the coast of Sumatra triggered a series of tsunamis that claimed more than 250,000 lives and devastated communities in Thailand, Sri Lanka, and India. Scientists present an in-depth exploration of what made the waves so destructive and assess the risks of future catastrophes.
"It couldn't be more topical. In some of its implications, especially about the need to invest more in tsunami-sensing equipment in the Indian Ocean, it couldn't be more prescient or disturbing." -- Daily News (New York)"...this NOVA can be watched, and appreciated, with a sense of urgency." -- Fort Worth Star-Telegram"...both riveting and disturbing." --The New York Times"...an incisive, brooding NOVA." -- The Wall Street Journal"...one of the most extensive looks at the disaster since the barrage of news footage..." -- Chicago Tribune
ContentsDVD ROM features: Teaching materials (PDF)
A link to the Nova Web site.
Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2004.
Tsunamis -- Indian Ocean.
Emergency management -- South Asia.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
|Publisher|| [South Burlington, Vt.?] :WGBH Boston Video,2005
|Other Titles|| Nova (Television program)
Tsunami, the wave that shook the world
Apsell, Paula S.
Dixon, Michael (Editor)
Channel Four (Great Britain)
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
WGBH Video (Firm)
Narrator, Gene Galusha ; featured experts, Phil Cummins, Bill McGuire, Thomas Heaton, Chris Goldfinger, Dan Cox.
Editors, Michael Dixon, Helen Lindley, Nathan Hendrie ; music, James Bird, Joseph McMaster ; senior science editor, Evan Hadingham.
Closed-captioned; described for the visually impaired.
Originally produced as a segment of the television series: Nova.
Program content: c2005.
1 videodisc (54 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.