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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Holy Mary, help me! cried Amadis ; which way did they take her ?—By the city is
the nearest road. Amadis immediately spurred his horse, and gallopped amain
towards London, so confounded with the terror of this news that he never spoke ...
Who slew that Knight 2 cried Amadis. A traitor that passed by, carrying the fairest
Damsel in the world by force, and he slew my master only for asking who they
were, and here is no one to help me to remove the body.—My Squire shall help ...
into his eyes; he descended the hill as fast as he could, and came after them into
a great plain, and then cried, Arcalaus ! traitor it becomes not one like thee to
carry away so excellent a Lady ? Oriana knew the voice, and shook all over ; but
Turn, Arcalaus, cried Amadis, and see if I be dead as thou hast reported! but he in
fear of death spurred on, and threw his shield from off his neck for speed. The
blow made at him just reached his loins with the sword-end, and fell upon the ...
About vespers he met a Knight who cried out to him, whither so fast 2 stop and
tell me! I have no time, quoth he.—By St. Mary, you pass not so tell me, or fight
me! But Galaor still rode on.—Certes, Knight, cried the stranger, you have