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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Coming near, he saw Lisuarte with the chain about his neck; and then, with grief
and rage that defied danger, he ran at the first five, exclaiming, Ah, traitors to your
own misfortune have you laid hands upon the best man in the world ! The five at ...
These dangers over the court proceeded as before, making great pastimes and
festivals as well by night in the town, as by day in the fields. On one of those days
the Lady and her sons arrived, before whom Amadis and Galaor had made their
Galvanes looked at his wound: take heart, cried he, it is not in a dangerous place
| Sir, replied Olivas, my heart and all my limbs are dying away; I have been sore
wounded ere now, but never was in such weakness. They disarmed him, and the
... the sword, he gave the pieces to Gandalin's care : You shall now hear how the
battle was performed, and what great danger he underwent because of that
broken sword, not from any fault of his own, but for the ignorance of his dwarf
... and Corisanda, being skilful in chirurgery, looked to their wounds herself with
great care; for she knew that if the one died, the other would die also for pure
sorrow, and her own life would be doubtful if Florestan were in great danger.