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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... Hermit if he had seen five Knights pass carrying with them two Damsels 2 Do
you see yonder castle he replied: my nephew tells me that Arcalaus the
Enchanter is lodged there, and with him two fair Damsels whom he hath taken by
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 ...
He speaking to his Squire, the man laid the lances against a tree, and came up to
the Knights— Sirs, yonder Knight sends to inform ye that he hath kept this forest
for fifteen days against all Knights Errant with fair fortune, and for the pleasure of
Then Galaor departed with her, Amadis and Agrayes proceeded till they came to
the castle of Torin, the dwelling of that fair young Damsel, who was now grown so
beautiful that she appeared like a bright star. What think you of her said Amadis ...
At length they saw a fair fortress, built above a vale ; the Damsel told him there
was no other place near where he could lodge that night, and they made up to it.
At the gate they found many men and Dames and Damsels, so that it seemed to ...