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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... and there he saw before him in a valley a littie fire. Thither he went ; it was
some forgemen, and they seeing him come among them in arms, took up lances
and hatchets to A 6 11 with Galaor. Quoth the other, certes either he is ...
among them in arms, took up lances and hatchets to defend themselves; but he
bidding them not fear, besought them to give him some barley for his horse. The
which they did, and he gave the beast his supper. They would have given him ...
The five at once ran at him ; he smote the first so sternly, that the wood of his
lance appeared through his back, and he fell dead; the others smote him with
such force that his horse fell upon his knees, and one of them drove his spear
He forced his way to Barsinan and encountered him ; drove his lance through
shield and corselet, and left the broken spear in him half way of its iron; then drew
he his sword, and smote off the crest and top of his helmet, and the scalp of his ...
Agrayes and his Uncle dismounted their enemies, and broke both their lances.
Olivas made the Duke fall on his horse's neck, but received a deep wound
himself, and the Duke recovered his seat. Agrayes rode at him, and laid on him a