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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Towards day-break he came to a hermitage in a valley, and asked the Hermit if
he had seen five Knights pass carrying with them two Damsels 2 Do you see
yonder castle he replied: my nephew tells me that Arcalaus the Enchanter is
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 ...
Guilan was ashamed at these words, and his cheeks crimsoned, for he loved the
Dutchess of Bristol and she loved him, and the Duke always suspected it was he
who had entered his castle when Galaor was there. Galaor had now taken the ...
and your company for the sake of Madasima, the Lady of Castle Gantasi ; for it is
her will to do you this displeasure, and whatever others she can, for the hatred
she bears you. Amadis affirmed what his brother had said. Have we performed
Then Galaor departed with her, Amadis and Agrayes proceeded till they came to
the castle of Torin, the dwelling of that fair young Damsel, who was now grown so
beautiful that she appeared like a bright star. What think you of her said Amadis ...