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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... 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 the joust hath
yet stayed ...
Quoth Amadis, you must joust again, for this encounter was equal, we both fell. I
do not chuse to joust again, said he. Amadis replied, Knight, you do me wrong.
Right yourself when you can said the other : I am bound no farther, as I sent to tell
... dismounted them both, and they greatly ashamed of their foil rode after him,
and came up to him by a river as he was about to cross it in a boat; and they
would have made him do battle with the sword, since they knew how he could
... and being on her side won the victory. Whereat she was so pleased, that she
never rested till she had won him for her paramour; but because he is desirous of
seeking adventures, the Hady, to detain him with her, invites Knights to joust 46.
Hady, to detain him with her, invites Knights to joust against him. If by chance
they are slain, they are there interred; otherwise, they are sent back, and he gives
their arms and horses to his mistress. She is a full fair Lady, and her name ...