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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Ah God protect thee, dear friend! cried Oriana : none other in the world can save
us. The Squire who had her in his keeping seeing what had passed, cried out,
Certes I shall not wait till those blows come upon my head which shields and ...
... head made a slant wound to the skull; but the King smote at his enemy's horse
in the face, so that the traitor could not repeat the blow, and the horse reared and
fell back upon the rider. Galaor now on foot, for his horse could not 14.
Galaor now on foot, for his horse could not move, ran to him to smite off his head ;
but the King called out not to slay him. By this the two cousins had made an end
of their last enemy, and then turning round they knew the King, to their great ...
Arban, quoth he, you have hitherto been the wisest Knight of a young man that
has been known : see now that you lose not your wisdom. Why do you say this 2
cried Arban.óBecause before five days end Lisuarte's head will be sent me, and
opposes me shall lose his head. Villain and Traitor quoth Arban ; and then began
a sharp conflict, wherein many were slain, which lasted till night, for the streets
being narrow Barsinan could not avail himself of his numbers, and King Arban so