Amadis of Gaul, Volume 2
N. Biggs, 1803
On December 26, 2004, a massive tsunami triggered by an underwater earthquake pummeled the coasts of Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and other countries along the Indian Ocean. With casualties as far away as Africa, the aftermath was overwhelming: ships could be spotted miles inland; cars floated in the ocean; legions of the unidentified dead -- an estimated 225,000 -- were buried in mass graves; relief organizations struggled to reach rural areas and provide adequate aid for survivors.
Shortly after this disaster, researchers from around the world traveled to the region's most devastated areas, observing and documenting the tsunami's impact. The Indian Ocean Tsunami: The Global Response to a Natural Disaster offers the first analysis of the response and recovery effort. Editors Pradyumna P. Karan and S. Subbiah, employing an interdisciplinary approach, have assembled an international team of top geographers, geologists, anthropologists, and political scientists to study the environmental, economic, and political effects of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
The volume includes chapters that address the tsunami's geo-environmental impact on coastal ecosystems and groundwater systems. Other chapters offer sociocultural perspectives on religious power relations in South India and suggest ways to improve government agencies' response systems for natural disasters.
A clear and definitive analysis of the second deadliest natural disaster on record, The Indian Ocean Tsunami will be of interest to environmentalists and political scientists alike, as well as to planners and administrators of disaster-preparedness programs.
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the morning, their prisoners confessed how all that had passed had been
concerted with Barsinan, that he might make himself King of Great Britain ; which,
when Lisuarte heard, he spurred on in greater haste. CIIAPTER 58. The
woodmen had ...
They went to the Tower, and saw that Barsinan had got possession of it, and was
killing some and throwing others from the walls, for he had six hundred Knights
with him, besides footmen, and the King's Knights suspecting nothing had all ...
Villain and Traitor quoth Arban ; and then began a sharp conflict, wherein many
were slain, which lasted till night, for the streets being narrow Barsinan could not
avail himself of his numbers, and King Arban so behaved himself that he that day
Barsinan, who found his people had need of rest, took twenty Knights with him in
the morning, and went to a post which Arban's High Steward kept. They at the
barrier took their arms to defend themselves, but Barsinan cried out that he came
He told me not to grieve, said she, for within fifteen days he would make me
Queen of London, and give me Barsinan for my husband, to whom he was to give
me and my father's head, and be made his High Steward in return. Holy Mary!