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;
A traitor that passed by, carrying the fairest Damsel in the world by force, and he
slew my master only for asking who they ... Towards day-break he came to a
hermitage in a valley, and asked the Hermit if he had seen five Knights pass
He who was with Galaor knew him on foot, for he was his cousin, and he caught
the horse for him, and asked him, how is this 3 IIe replied, I was riding along
thinking upon you know what, when that Knight yonder gave me such a thrust on
... before night Barsinan made three attacks upon him, and was repulsed.
CHAPTER 39. Meantime Amadis asked Oriana what Arcalaus had said 20.
Meantime Amadis asked Oriana what Arcalaus had said to her. He told me not to
grieve, said she, for within fifteen days he would make me Queen of London, and
give me Barsinan for my husband, to whom he was to give me and my father's ...