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.
... and rode off full speed. 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
Amadis was after him, when he heard his Lady cry; and looking round, saw that
Arcalaus had mounted again, and was dragging her up by the arm. Amadis soon
came up to them, and lifting up his sword dared not put forth his strength lest he ...
the morning, their prisoners confessed how all that had passed had been
concerted with Barsinan, that he might make himself King of Great Britain ; which,
when Lisuarte heard, he spurred on in greater haste. CIIAPTER 58. The
woodmen had ...
Holy Mary exclaimed the Queen; I always feared this and she fell down in a
swoon. Arban left her to the care of her Ladies, all making loud lamentation, and
armed *himself. As he was mounting, he heard a great cry that the Tower was