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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... seen an adventure; and then they told them what they had beheld. Who is it
that has taken them 2 quoth Amadis ; for he knew it was Lisuarte by the
description. They answered, the Damsel who led the Knighthere called loudly for
The Knight answered, In God's name then go on, and I will follow thee though for
these three days. In about half a league's time they saw one Knight running after
his horse, and another gallopping away from him. He who was with Galaor ...
Oriana answered, God knows how willingly but great evil might happen thereby
to this land, which if God pleases will one day be yours and mine. As soon as it
was morning Amadis armed himself, and leading his Lady's bridle, rode on as
... I come here to see these Knights perform a covenant which they have made;
and then she repeated what they had promised to Madasima, the Lady of Gantasi
. Ah Galaor, cried the King, you have undone me! Galaor answered, better this ...
Have we performed our covenant 2 then said Galaor to the three witnesses; they
answered, yes, truly, you have acquitted your promise. In God's name quoth
Gałaor, and now you may return when you please, and tell Madasima that she