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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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 ;
and now the remedy is easier than you imagine. Brother, remember you have ...
Amadis affirmed what his brother had said. Have we performed our covenant 2
then said Galaor to the three witnesses; they answered, yes, truly, you have
acquitted your promise. In God's name quoth Gałaor, and now you may return
went on to take his turn he found Galaor on foot, with his sword in hand defying
the Knight to battle, but the Knight laughed at him ; and Amadis said, brother, do
not chase yourself; it was the covenant that there should be no sword-battle.
Why then, quoth she, would you turn astray to follow this Knight, who is not so
easy to find as you imagine, when your day is appointed for the combat She says
true, Sir brother, said Galaor: go you with Agrayes upon this business; I will follow
horse tottered as if he had been blind, and he began to fear his own death more
than he had ever done before in any battle, save in that with his brother Amadis,
for from that he never expected to leave off alive. Next to Amadis, he thought this