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.
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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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passed close by the town without stopping a minute, only Amadis enquired of all
he saw which way the Princess had been taken; but as Gandalin passed under
the windows where the Queen and WOL. II. A her Ladies were, the Queen called
Gandalin took the sword and rode as fast as he could after Amadis, who coming
to a brook missed the bridge in his hurry, and forcing the horse to leap the tired
animal fell short into the mud; then Gandalin came up to him and gave him the ...
He told Gandalin to follow him after the body was disposed of, and gallopped on.
Towards day-break he came to a hermitage in a valley, and asked the Hermit if
he had seen five Knights pass carrying with them two Damsels 2 Do you see ...
Presently Gandalin came up, who had travelled all night long : a joyful man was
he seeing how the quest had ended. Amadis then placed Oriana upon the
Damsels palfrey, while Gandalin caught one of the loose horses for the Damsel,
No : said Oriana, let him take my ring, which was never before so useful : and she
gave it to Gandalin, who, as he went by Amadis, said to him, he who loses a good
opportunity, Sir, must wait long before he find another. Oriana laid herself ...