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
... said he, is coming on very hot, let us sleep here till it be cooler, and meantime
Gandalin shall go bring us food from the town. He may go, replied Oriana, but
who will give A 4 7 and which Arcalaus had taken when he enchanted ...
He may go, replied Oriana, but who will give him food —They will give it him for
his horse, which he may leave in pledge, and return on foot. No : said Oriana, let
him take my ring, which was never before so useful : and she gave it to Gandalin,
I like neither, replied Galaor, and you are discourteous: if you want to know why I
go so fast, follow me and see ; I should lose time in telling you, and you would not
believe me, it is for so great an evil. The Knight answered, In God's name then ...
Dear friend, cried Oriana, hasten on 1 I must to my sorrow, replied Amadis, for
else I should have delighted to pass four days here in the forest with you, if it had
pleased you. Oriana answered, God knows how willingly but great evil might ...