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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... yonder castle he replied: my nephew tells me that Arcalaus the Enchanter is
lodged there, and with him two fair Damsels whom he hath taken by violence. By
God the very villain whom I seek —He hath done much evil in this land, replied
... that has been known : see now that you lose not your wisdom. Why do you say
this 2 cried Arban.—Because before five days end Lisuarte's head will be sent
me, and there is no other in this land who can and ought to be King except myself
Oriana answered, God knows how willingly but great evil might happen thereby
to this land, which if God pleases will one day be yours and mine. As soon as it
was morning Amadis armed himself, and leading his Lady's bridle, rode on as
Twelve days together did King Lisuarte continue his court, and, when it broke up,
though many Knights departed to their own lands, it was a wonder how many
remained, and in like manner many Dames and Damsels continued to abide with
... what she has won, than possess all your father's lands.-What gain so precious
hath she made 2 perchance she hath gained your master —Yes, she has, his
whole heart 1 and he 37.