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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full tilt to his assistance, like men who knew their business, for they had each
been Errant Knights for ten years, and the one was called Ladasin, the sword-
player, and the other Don Guilan the pensive, the good Knight. At this time Galaor
He raised them up, saying, By my God, friends, you have succoured me in . time!
great wrong, Don Guilan, hath your mistress done me in withdrawing you from my
company, and for your sake I lose Ladasin also. Guilan was ashamed at these ...
... let us go to the Queen. He took with him Ladasin's messenger, and kneeling
before Brisena, said, Lady, this Squire has left Lisuarte safe and well, and I have
left Oriana with your fosterer grumedan; they will soon be here, but I must go 22.
Among those whom the King received into his company were the cousins
Ladasin and Guilan the pensive, both good Knights, but Guilan was the better of
the twain, for in the whole kingdom of London there was none who surpassed
him in ...
At one end of the bridge was a Knight who wished to pass; he bore a shield vert,
with a bend argent, whereby Guilan knew him to be his cousin Ladasin. On the
other side was a Knight who kept the passage; he rode a large bay horse, and