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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Don Galaor and Florestan, who waited for them without, seeing that they tarried,
besought Ysanjo, the Governor, to shew them the Forbidden Chamber, and he
led them towards the perrons. Sir brother, said Florestan, what will you do 2 ...
Sir, quoth Ysanjo, it is time to take food and rest for to-day : to-morrow, the good
men of the land will come and do homage to you. So that day they feasted in the
palace, and the following day all the people assembled and did homage to ...
He then went to a stream that proceeded from a fountain, and washed his face
and eyes, and bade Durin call Gandalin, and bid him bring Ysanjo the Governor;
and he said to the Governor, promise me, as you are a loyal Knight, to keep
Then hiding his face from his brethren, that they might not see his trouble, he
went to the castlegate, which the sons, of Ysanjo had opened. Come you with me
, said Amadis to the Governor, and let your sons remain here, and keep this
He then called Ysanjo, and said, promise as a loyal Knight to do what I shall
direct! and turning to Gandalin, he took him in his arms and wept abundantly, and
held him somewhile, for he could not speak. At length he said, my good friend ...