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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Towards day-break he came to a hermitage in a valley, and asked the Hermit if
he had seen five Knights pass carrying with them two Damsels 2 Do you see
yonder castle he replied: my nephew tells me that Arcalaus the Enchanter is
But the Queen seeing him, wept aloud with great pity : Ah, good nephew, God
defend thee! what will become of the King 2 and what will become of us Of him,
quoth Arban, we shall have good news ; for ourselves, fear nothing from these ...
... in quest of you like mad men. Nephew, replied the King, take some, of these
Knights with you, and carry my shield that you may be the sooner obeyed, and
turn back 24.
... two nephews who were to fight on his side were not yet arrived. They came that
evening; the Duke made such account of them that he thought Olivas could not
produce their peers. They went before the King. Olivas defied 30.
Then Don Galvanes, who was at the feet of the King, rose, and called his nephew
Agrayes, and said to Olivas, Friend, we promised to be on your side if need was :
now then let the battle be. When the Duke saw them, he remembered how they ...