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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Now God be with you, father quoth Amadis; I beseech you remember me in your
prayers , which way to the castle —Amadis followed the path which the good man
had pointed out, and came up to it, and saw that the wall was high and the ...
I beseech you then, said he, go to her and request her to summon him, for I have
much to do elsewhere and cannot tarry. When the Lady heard this errand, what
cried she, holds he our Knight so cheap that he already thinks of doing ought ...
It is a year since this Knight whom you have slain hath forcibly detained her, so
that I could not see her : now, that I may receive her from your hands, I beseech
you refuse me not. My host, quoth Florestan, of a truth I D 4 * 79 both his stirrups,
I beseech you give me to him : he is my true love. Florestan answered, in God's
name, dispose of yourself as you like best! and she went joyfully to her true love.
Galaor then gave his horse to their friend, and took the bay horse of the dead ...
Hearing this, Amadis went in and knelt down, and said, weeping, Our Lady Virgin
Mary, the consoler and helper of those that are afflicted, I beseech you to
intercede with your glorious Son, that he may have mercy on me; and, if it be your