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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... while the horse was feeding, enquired who was the Lord of the castle. Grumen,
said the good man, cousin to Dardan who was slain in Lisuarte's court, and
therefore the King's enemies put up there. Now A 2 3 Arcalaus ; and bidding
Villain and Traitor quoth Arban ; and then began a sharp conflict, wherein many
were slain, which lasted till night, for the streets being narrow Barsinan could not
avail himself of his numbers, and King Arban so behaved himself that he that day
All then withdrew, but Olivas, who said, the Duke who standeth before you, Sir,
hath slain my Cousin-german, who never by word or deed gave him occasion of
of. fence : I therefore accuse him as a traitor for this, and will either make him ...
Still were all the beholders right glad ; but above all Don Guilan, who hoped to
see the Duke slain, for the love he bore to his wife. The Duke was flying, Agrayes
reached the rim of his shield, the sword went in, the Duke threw off the shield
Along this road.—I advise you to leave it.—Why?—Because no Knight hath taken
it for fifteen days but he hath been either slain or wounded. And who hath done
all this mischief ? quoth Amadis.—The best Knight in arms that I have ever seen.