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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Now there were two Knights in his court who had served his brother King
Falangris, and for this, and because of their age more than for their goodness,
they were of Lisuarte's counsel : the one was named Brocadan, the other
But Gandandel took counsel with his cousin Brocadan, whose evil mind was like
his own, and they two both working upon the King to the same effect wrought in
him a great change against those who had done him such services, so that he ...
Amadis di not conceive that this proceeded from any ill wiil, but that traitor
Gandandel came up to him, and embracing him ... the King said, Gandandel and
Brocadan; thereat was Amadis well pleased, for he believed them to be his true
Gandandel and Brocadan hearing this looked at the King, and made signs to him
that he should not grant it; but he remained silent for awhile, calling to mind the
great worth of Galvanes, and the services which he had received from him, and ...
Not for this do I excuse the King ! for many days I have seen him speak more with
Gandandel and Brocadan than he was accustomed to do, they being false and
treacherous men, and I believe that they have done this thing hoping to obtain ...