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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He replied, no; and two Damsels then conducted her to her chamber, while he
was shewn a rich bed for himself. Here rest yourself, said his host: God knows the
pleasure I have in entertaining you, and all Errant Knights, for I myself have been
Ere long he felt a Damsel embracing him, and her mouth joined to his ; and,
waking thereat, was drawing back, but she cried out, how is this, Sir would you
rather be alone in the bed The King then looked at her by his chamber-light, and
The hour of sleeping came on ; their host went to his apartment, and the brethren
remained in a handsome chamber where there were two beds. In the morning he
rode to bear them company, but unarmed ; and, that he might see whether they ...
Then Apolidon made an arch at the entrance of a garden, wherein there were all
kind of trees, and also four rich chambers, but it was so surrounded that none
could enter, except by passing under the arch, over which he placed the Image of
But yet, my Lord, quoth she, what shall be done with that rich chamber wherein.
we have enjoyed such great contentment He answered, you shall see. Then he
made two other perrons, one of stone, the other of copper : the stone one was ...