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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Gandalin took the sword and rode as fast as he could after Amadis, who coming
to a brook missed the bridge in his hurry, and forcing the horse to leap the tired
animal fell short into the mud; then Gandalin came up to him and gave him the ...
He listened and could hear no sound within, and that pleased him, for he knew
that Arcalaus was not gone forth ; and he rode round, and saw that it had only
one issue. Then he retired among some crags, and, dismounting, stood holding
... and rode off full speed. By this Amadis had cut thro' the arm of another, and
sent him away howling with the agony of death; and he cleft a third down to the
neck. The fourth began to fly, and Amadis was after him, when he heard his Lady
The blow made at him just reached his loins with the sword-end, and fell upon
the horse's flank and wounded it, so that the beast rode away more furiously.
Amadis, albeit he so hated the Enchanter, did not pursue him further, lest he
When Galaor returned, the Damsel prepared the food; and, though they had
neither many serving-men, nor vessels of gold and silver, yet was that a sweet
meal upon the green grass in the forest. CHAPTER 37. Galaor rode on after the