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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... him come with all speed to the castle of Miraflores, there to receive her
atonement. This letter the Damsel of Denmark would take and search for him, for
she refused no trouble or difficulty for the two persons in the world whom she
She then gave him the letter: your Lady sends you this, and she bids you, if you
are the same Amadis, whom she loves so well, to forget the past, and come to her
in the castle of Miraflores, and there receive her atonement for your wrongs, ...
Hence departing, in four days they reached a nunnery; there they determined that
he and Enil should abide, while the Damsel and her brother went to Miraflores:
She then gave Beltenebros money to buy horses and armour, and for his wants; ...
Dear friend, said she to Mabilia, since we entered this city of London, I have
never been without some cause of sorrow : let us go to Miraflores, that is a
delightful place, and there I can have the comfort of solitude. We will ask your
... and you should revenge his death, as he would have revenged your's And
then she fell senseless. The King bade Grumedan accompany his daughter to
Miraflores, and see that there were serving-men. left there, and porters for the