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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I will see what may happen, he answered, my horse is swift, and my Tower at
hand. ... Knight from the same valley; his armour was inlaid with gold, and he
rode upon a bay horse, big enough for a giant, D 3 77 he neither moved hand nor
rode upon a bay horse, big enough for a giant, Two Squires came after him,
armed with corselets and morions like serving men, and each carried a huge
battle-axe in his hand, in the use of which weapon their master prided himself. He
Galaor then gave his horse to their friend, and took the bay horse of the dead
Knight, which was the handsomest he had ever seen, and then they separated.
The two Damsels whom Florestan had won, were young and fair ; he took the
one to ...
At one end of the bridge was a Knight who wished to pass; he bore a shield vert,
with a bend argent, whereby Guilan knew him to be his cousin Ladasin. On the
other side was a Knight who kept the passage; he rode a large bay horse, and
Hadasin's horse had got upon the opposite bank, and the Knight bade his
servants lead him to the castle, which was a strong ... The Knight got upon
Guilan's horse, and so to shore, while Guilan's Squires took the bay courser for