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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This being settled, the Damsel, in company with her brother Durin, and Enil, a
nephew of Gandales, rode to a port called Vegil, which is in that part of Great
Britain towards Scotland, and embarking there, in seven days they came to the
Enil and Durin assisted to lift him up, and they carried him into his chamber, and
laid him upon a poor bed, and neither of them knew him. After the Damsel had
heard mass, she resolved to make her meal ashore, for she was weary of the sea
He made himself known to Durin there, and took Enil for his Squire, who knew
not whom it was that he served, but was well content with him for his gentle
speech. Hence departing, in four days they reached a nunnery; there they
... since you desire it, I will set out to-morrow. He then took leave, and went with
Gandalin to the town to sleep; and Gandalin bade him remember WOL, II, I him to
his cousin Enil, and tell him, said he, 193 -
him to his cousin Enil, and tell him, said he, to come and see me as soon as he
can, for I have much to say to him, and request him while he continues with that
Knight, to see if he can learn any news of Amadis. This he said that Amadis might