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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On one of those days the Lady and her sons arrived, before whom Amadis and
Galaor had made their covenant with Madasima. They seeing her went
honourably to bid her welcome. Friends, said she, you know wherefore I am
come : what ...
and your company for the sake of Madasima, the Lady of Castle Gantasi ; for it is
her will to do you this displeasure, and whatever others she can, for the hatred
she bears you. Amadis affirmed what his brother had said. Have we performed
who call themselves thine is in their hands, for they are coming against thee on
King Cildadan's side. Howbeit, if thou wilt give thy daughter Oriana to Madasima,
the fair daughter of Famongomadan, to be her damsel and servant, they will not ...
When Arcalaus heard this " he grew greatly enraged, and said to the Knight with
him, Nephew Lindoraque, take that garland which the Damsel wears for your
Mistress Madasima ; if the Knight attempts to hinder you cut off his head, and
Sir, quoth the Damsel, Gromadaza, the Giantess of the Boiling Lake, and the fair
Madasima, and Ardan Canileo the Dreadful, who is with them for their defender,
know that you design to come against their country, and as that cannot be ...