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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... help! help, Sir! you linger too long ! Presently there came another Knight from
the same valley; his armour was inlaid with gold, and he rode upon a bay horse,
big enough for a giant, D 3 77 he neither moved hand nor foot. Damsel, said ...
rode upon a bay horse, big enough for a giant, Two Squires came after him,
armed with corselets and morions like serving men, and each carried a huge
battle-axe in his hand, in the use of which weapon their master prided himself. He
... and pitched a tent upon the shore, and placed a couch there for his Lady, who
was weary of the sea. Presently there came down a fierce Giant, who was Lord of
the island, with whom, according to * 85.
It ended in such sort that the Giant lay dead on the field, and Apolidon remained
master of the island. When he had seen its strength, he neither feared the
Emperor of Rome, whom he had offended, nor all the world besides; and there
he and ...
Then he beheld the two uppermost ; the lower bore, in a field azure, a Knight
cutting off the head of a Giant; this was the shield of King Abies of Ireland, who
had been there two years before his combat with Amaqis : the highest had three ...