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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By this Amadis had cut thro' the arm of another, and sent him away howling with
the agony of death; and he cleft a third down to the neck. The fourth began to fly,
and Amadis was after him, when he heard his Lady cry; A 3 5 into his eyes; ...
Amadis was after him, when he heard his Lady cry; and looking round, saw that
Arcalaus had mounted again, and was dragging her up by the arm. Amadis soon
came up to them, and lifting up his sword dared not put forth his strength lest he ...
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 ...
... we shall have good news ; for ourselves, fear nothing from these traitors: your
vassals who are with me can defend themselves in their great loyalty.óBut,
Nephew, you are not in a state to bear arms, and what can the others do without
They at the barrier took their arms to defend themselves, but Barsinan cried out
that he came to speak with them, and make a truce till noon; to which Arban,
being advised thereof, assented willingly, for the most part of his company had