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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... God quoth he, now and for ever help me in her defence They drew near him,
and he heard Oriana say, Dear friend, I shall never see thee more, for I go to my
death. The tears came into his eyes; he descended the hill as fast as 4.
By this Amadis had cut thro' the arm of another, and sent him away howling with
the agony of death; and he cleft a third down to the neck. The fourth began to fly,
and Amadis was after him, when he heard his Lady cry; A 3 5 into his eyes; ...
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 ...
Those who were with the King had fled, and he got from off the palfrey with the
chain about his neck, and caught up a shield and sword from the ground, and
received upon the shield the blow that was meant for his death. The sword
passed a ...
Amadis in her power cried she now God be praised that they are safe, for certes it
had been great misadventure if two such good men had so perished She will be
ready for pure vexation to inflict the death upon herself which she designed for ...