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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Don Bruneo had proved the enchantment but eight days ago, and she whom he
loved was Melicia, daughter to King Perion, the sister of Amadis. When Agrayes
had thus entered, Amadis said to his brethren, will ye prove the adventure ?
Before they entered the town two Knights came up to be present in the battle,
they were Don Bruneo of Bonamar, and Branfil his brother; and Bruneo grieved
much that he had not arrived in time to prove the sword, for he had passed under
... the renowned Don Bruneo of Bonamar, and his brother Branfil, and Don Guilan
the Pensive. All these were together, and before them went that honourable and
good old Knight Don Grumedan, Brisena's fosterer, with the banner of the King.
... for Lisuarte knowing that the great shame, or great glory of the day would be
his, thrust himself into the hottest press of the battle. Galaor and Florestan, and
Agrayes kept by him, being emulous to equal Beltenebros that day, and Don
Florestan and Agrayes, who were near ; with these Don Bruneo of Bonamar
joined, and Branfil, and Guilan the Pensive, and Enil, who had done much in that
battle, and was therefore always held in high esteem, all these albeit they were ...