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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When they had proceeded about three leagues they entered a thick wood, and
about a league farther there was a town. Oriana, who had not slept a wink since
she left her father's house, complained of fatigue: let us rest in that valley, said ...
Galaor entered a forest, and soon lost the track, for it was dark, so that he knew
not which way to take. Then he began to pray to God to guide him that he might
be the first to succour the King ; and thinking that those horsemen might have led
Guilan was ashamed at these words, and his cheeks crimsoned, for he loved the
Dutchess of Bristol and she loved him, and the Duke always suspected it was he
who had entered his castle when Galaor was there. Galaor had now taken the ...
With that he gallopped away : at the entrance of the city he found the Squire
whom Lisuarte had sent with the news of his deliverance, and learnt also the
state of the city. So entering as privately as he could he went to Arban, who
... hand, and the sword passing through the bone of the wrist, fell on the leg and
entered in half through. Then Barsinan fell, and Amadis turned upon the throng,
and King Arban so prest them that they who could escape slaughter ran to the 23.