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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Presently they turned aside from the road to follow the track of horsemen, and
there they saw some woodmen, who asked them if they came from London, for if
a Knight and a Damsel be missing there, said they, we have seen an adventure;
Quoth the other, certes either he is the greatest coward in the world, or he goes
upon some great adventure: I will forego my own vengeance to see the end of
this. By this Galaor was far before them, for he did not tarry a whit, and they rode ...
... and being on her side won the victory. Whereat she was so pleased, that she
never rested till she had won him for her paramour; but because he is desirous of
seeking adventures, the Hady, to detain him with her, invites Knights to joust 46.
Know then that when King Perion, being a young man and of good heart, sought
adventures, he passed two years in Germany, doing great deeds in arms, and as
he was returning with great glory to his own land, he lodged one day with the ...
... I have tried my fortune. Certes, quoth Galaor, I repent. Not so, replied Florestan,
for if there be any worth in me, it is to your honour as well as to mine. Four days
they rode without adventure: on the fifth at evening they came to a CHAPTER 44.