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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King Arban of North Wales was talking with the Queen, when his Squires brought
him horse and arms, and a Page said to him, arm yourself, Sir what are you doing
there is not a Knight of all the King's - company, except yourself, who is not ...
... I will be I give you the kingdom of North Wales which you now hold, because
you are a good Knight and wise : so retire now, and let me take the crown and
throne, for whosoever opposes me shall lose his head. Villain and Traitor quoth
A young Knight whom I greatly esteem, replied Amadis, told me all I know ; King
Arban of North Wales: he was there four days, but could accomplish none of the
adventures, and so departed with shame. The Damsel then related the history of
... in his dominions. I Arban, a wretch, once King of North Wales, and I Angriote of
Estravaus, inform you that our unhappy fortune hath thrown us into the power of
the fierce 237.
King Lisuarte now called to mind the cruel prison of King Arban of North Wales,
and Angriote of Estravaus, and determined to pass over to the Island of Mongaza
to deliver them; this resolution he imparted to his Knights. Then Amadis ...