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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... while the horse was feeding, enquired who was the Lord of the castle. Grumen,
said the good man, cousin to Dardan who was slain in Lisuarte's court, and
therefore the King's enemies put up there. Now A 2 3 Arcalaus ; and bidding
He who was with Galaor knew him on foot, for he was his cousin, and he caught
the horse for him, and asked him, how is this 3 IIe replied, I was riding along
thinking upon you know what, when that Knight yonder gave me such a thrust on
The two cousins had now left the Lady's house, and it being now day they saw
Galaor on the eminence, and knowing him by his shield rode towards him. As
they drew nigh they saw him descend the hill as fast as horse could carry him.
... pleased God to succour him with the two cousins who were in his pursuit, who
seeing his great chivalry, exclaimed, Of a truth we wrongly called him coward: let
us go help the best Knight in the world! With that they ran full tilt to his assistance
But when the two cousins came to his help, then he bestirred himself more
hopefully, for he marvelled at their prowess. The load of blows was lightened,
and he had room for action. When the Cousin of Arcalaus saw how things were