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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My Squire shall help you : give me your master's horse: I promise to give you two
better in return. He told Gandalin to follow him after the body was disposed of,
and gallopped on. Towards day-break he came to a hermitage in a valley, and ...
... and lifting up his sword dared not put forth his strength lest he should slay both,
but with a half-blow he smote him or the shoulder, and cut away part of the
cuirass and the skin ; then Arcalaus let Oriana fall, that he might escape the better
His Squire had not been able to keep pace with him, and thenceforth he vowed if
God prospered him, to give his Squire the better horse. So he rode to a high hill,
and from thence began to look all round him. The two cousins had now left the ...
... and then she repeated what they had promised to Madasima, the Lady of
Gantasi. Ah Galaor, cried the King, you have undone me! Galaor answered,
better this than to die : if we had been known, all the world could not have saved
our lives ...
Among those whom the King received into his company were the cousins
Ladasin and Guilan the pensive, both good Knights, but Guilan was the better of
the twain, for in the whole kingdom of London there was none who surpassed
him in ...