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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... 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 embraced
him right joyfully, and asked, what news As good as heart could wish quoth
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 ...
He saw the peril of Agrayes, and heaving a deep sigh, as one whose heart did
not fail him though his strength was failing, he cried, Oh God, let me help my
good friend before my soul depart and then, feebly as he could, he laid hand to
Galvanes looked at his wound: take heart, cried he, it is not in a dangerous place
| Sir, replied Olivas, my heart and all my limbs are dying away; I have been sore
wounded ere now, but never was in such weakness. They disarmed him, and the
Amadis, now recollecting that the time was come to perform his promise,
acquainted Oriana, and requested her leave, though to him it was like dividing
his heart from his bosom to leave her ; and she granted it, albeit with many tears,
and a ...