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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So the old man, seeing how fair he was, and in how forlorn a condition, replied, I
will give you a name conformable to your appearance and distress, you shall be
called Beltenebros. Now Beltenebros being interpreted, signifyeth, the Fair ...
Beltenebros. answered, here is a little cabin, it is very small, in which I lodge : if
the Hermit pleases, you shall, have it, and I will asleep abroad in the field, as I
often use to do. For this courtesy the Damsels, heartily thanked him. By this the
Such joy had Beltenebros at this letter, that he was lost even as in his past sorrow
, and tears that he did not feel ran down his cheeks. It was agreed between them,
that the Damsel should give out how she took him aboard for his health sake, ...
CHAPTER 13, While Beltenebros remained in the Nunnery, his health and
strength recovered, and he sent Enil to the next town to get arms made for him, a
green shield with as many golden lions as it could hold, and to buy him a horse,
and a ...
That night Beltenebros took leave of the Nuns, and early the next day, armed in
his green armour, he set forth, and Enil with him carrying his shield and helmet
and lance. The day was clear, and he feeling himself in his strength and once