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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her Ladies were, the Queen called him, and threw the King's sword to him, which
was the best sword that ever Knight girded on ; take it to your Master, quoth she,
and God speed him with it ! and tell Galaor that the King went from hence with a ...
Then he drew the King's sword, and laid about with such rage and violence, and
felt such strength in himself, that he thought if the whole plain were full of Knights
they could not stand before him. We are succoured 1 quoth the Damsel of ...
Amadis soon came up to them, and lifting up his sword dared not put forth his
strength lest he should slay both, but with a half-blow he smote him or the
shoulder, and cut away part of the cuirass and the skin ; then Arcalaus let Oriana
fall, that ...
... and asked him, how is this 3 IIe replied, I was riding along thinking upon you
know what, when that Knight yonder gave me such a thrust on my shield that the
horse fell upon 1 is knees and threw me. I drew my sword, and called to him to do
Galaor forced it from him, and striking at another with it, nailed his leg to the horse
, and left the broken lance in them ; then putting hand to sword, the others all
came at him, and he defended himself so bravely that every one wondered how