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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her Ladies were, the Queen called him, and threw the King's sword to him, which
was the best sword that ever Knight girded on ; take it to your Master, quoth she,
and God speed him with it ! and tell Galaor that the King went from hence with a ...
... ran at the first five, exclaiming, Ah, traitors to your own misfortune have you laid
hands upon the best man in the world ! ... who seeing his great chivalry,
exclaimed, Of a truth we wrongly called him coward: let us go help the best
Knight in the ...
Sword ' quoth he, in a happy day was the Knight born who shall wield you! and
certes you are well employed, for being the best in the world, you belong to the
noblest King ! He then disarmed himself, and went to the Queen ; and Arban was
This Dinadaus was one of the best Knights of the King's lineage, and well
esteemed among all good Knights, as well for courteous bearing as for his good
chivalry and prowess. When they came into the high road to London they fell in
master —Yes, she has, his whole heart 1 and he remains her Knight to serve her
Then, giving his horse the lash, he gallopped away, little thinking the wrong he
had done. Oriana ... The best Knight in arms that I have ever seen. Damsei, said ...