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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From the Queen's window Olinda overlooked the lists, and seeing Agrayes about
to fight her heart failed her; and Mabilia and Oriana were greatly grieved for the
love they bore to him and Galvanes. The lists were cleared : the King withdrew ...
At that hour all who loved Agrayes were in great consternation; Amadis yearned
to be among them, for he greatly feared his cousin's death ; the three Damsels
above were well nigh desperate, and it was pitiful to behold Olinda, what she ...
The news soon spread : greatly was Corisanda rejoiced thereat, and Olinda, the
gentle friend of Agrayes, who Knew how he had past under the Arch of True
Lovers. Mabilia, in joy for her brother's coming, went for Oriana, who was sitting ...
So she cheared her, and made her wash her eyes, and called Olinda to go with
them to the Queen. Look, quoth the King to Galaor, how ill your friend Oriana is . I
grieve to see her thus, replied he reason is it that we should try to help her health
One day, as he was talking with Queen Brisena, Oriana, Mabililia, and Olinda,
told Leonoreta to go and ask Amadis to be her Knight, and that he would then
serve her and no one else. The little girl went to him, and did so ; and Amadis,