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 it was that as he was loving, even so was he loved, and as their loves might
no other ways be indulged, they left Rome together, and set sail in Apolidon's
fleet, and sailed till they came to the Firm Island. There Apolidon landed, not
I waited, because I saw you were armed like Errant Knights, to know if any of you
would go and see the wonders of the Firm Island, for I am the Governor's
daughter, and am returning there. Holy Mary 1 cried Amadis, I have often heard
of the ...
try the enchantment, he went on foot with all his company to welcome them, and
they were honourably feasted and ... it was all surrounded by the sea, except
where that neck of land connected it with the continent, it was called the Firm
... that ever he had seen; and learning from her that Amadis had departed two
days before, he followed him, and reached the Firm Island just as Amadis was
passing under the Arch of True Lovers, and so he beheld how the Image did
more for ...
chieving of so great an enterprise, for he would not only have left off the conquest
of the Firm Island, but also of the whole world, to fulfil what she had commanded;
but, when every thing was finished, Durin went before him, and Amadis took ...