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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She is a full fair Lady, and her name Corisanda ; the island is called Gravisanda.
How came he, said Galaor, to keep the forest ? It was a boon asked of him by a
Damsel, said she, tho' his mistress hardly permitted him to perform it. By this they
They were then both carried into the castle and laid in bed, both in one apartment
, and Corisanda, being skilful in chirurgery, looked to their wounds herself with
great care; for she knew that if the one died, the other would die also for pure ...
Don Galaor and Florestan remained in the castle of Corisanda till their wounds
were well healed, then took they their departure; but Corisanda made such
sorrow that it was pitiful to see her, albeit Florestan comforted her, and assured
her of ...
Her name is Corisanda. I do not now grieve for her so much, for he is so gentle
and of such disposition, that well I know he will do whatever is her pleasure. Now
then, said the Damsels, tell us who you are. Gentle Damsels, replied he, I am a ...
Tell me, said Corisanda, are you akin to him, for you seem to love him much 3–
Lady, I love him for his great valour, and because his father knighted me,
wherefore I am greatly bound to him and his sons; but I am very sad for the
tidings which I ...