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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into his eyes; he descended the hill as fast as he could, and came after them into
a great plain, and then cried, Arcalaus ! traitor it becomes not one like thee to
carry away so excellent a Lady ? Oriana knew the voice, and shook all over ; but
Amadis was after him, when he heard his Lady cry; and looking round, saw that
Arcalaus had mounted again, and was dragging her up by the arm. Amadis soon
came up to them, and lifting up his sword dared not put forth his strength lest he ...
Then was his Lady in his power, nothing loth; and the fairest Damsel in the world
became a Woman. Yet was their love encreased thereby, as pure and true love
alway is. When Galaor returned, the Damsel prepared the food; and, though they
Oriana answered, God knows how willingly but great evil might happen thereby
to this land, which if God pleases will one day be yours and mine. As soon as it
was morning Amadis armed himself, and leading his Lady's bridle, rode on as
He seeing Oriana went towards her weeping : Oh God, Lady, what a good day
with your coming ! but what tidings of the King 2 They told him what they knew,
and Amadis said to him, Take you charge of Oriana, and bid all the Knights that