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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I will tell you how : the King is dead, and I have his daughter and will make her
my wife. God forsake me then, quoth Arban, if ever thou shalt have truce with me,
since thou art a partaker in the treason against my liege Lord ' go and do thy
Because, said the Dwarf, he values it more than the two best whole ones, for her
sake who gave it him.—And who is she—The Lady for whom he undertakes this
combat, and though you are daughter to the best King in the world, yet, fair as ...
You shall know when it is time ; but tell me, have you forgot your promise to the
daughter of the King of Sobradisa, who let loose the lions to save you ? I am now
going, replied Amadis, to perform the battle. Why then, quoth she, would you turn
I am the Count's daughter. Then the King said, it becomes not a woman of your
rank to commit this folly: I tell you I will not do this wrong to your father. Ah, quoth
she, ill betide those who praise your goodness you are the worst man in the
I waited, because I saw you were armed like Errant Knights, to know if any of you
would go and see the wonders of the Firm Island, for I am the Governor's
daughter, and am returning there. Holy Mary 1 cried Amadis, I have often heard
of the ...