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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By sunset the horse could carry him no farther, and he being greatly distressed,
saw a little to the right of the road a Knight lying dead, and a Squire by him
holding his horse. Who slew that Knight 2 cried Amadis. A traitor that passed by, ...
At this Lisuarte was greatly pleased, and said to the Lady, Certes these Knights
have fairly acquitted themselves of a promise so treacherously obtained, and just
it is that they who deceive should be themselves deceived. Tell Malasima, that, if
From the Queen's window Olinda overlooked the lists, and seeing Agrayes about
to fight her heart failed her; and Mabilia and Oriana were greatly grieved for the
love they bore to him and Galvanes. The lists were cleared : the King withdrew ...
At that hour all who loved Agrayes were in great consternation; Amadis yearned
to be among them, for he greatly feared his cousin's death ; the three Damsels
above were well nigh desperate, and it was pitiful to behold Olinda, what she ...
They ran their race; their spears brake, and Agrayes was dismounted, and his
horse ran loose, whereat he was greatly ashamed. Galaor took his arms to
avenge him; the lances were broken : their bodies met with such force, that