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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Faint-hearted coward quoth he, chuse now of three things : fight, or turn back, or
answer me ! 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 ...
When the Cousin of Arcalaus saw how things were going, for his Knights were
falling on all sides, he ran to Lisuarte to slay him. Those who were with the King
had fled, and he got from off the palfrey with the chain about his neck, and caught
Agreed, said Arban, but provided that you shall not attempt to take any thing in
the town ; and that if the King comes, we immediately act as he may order us. I
grant all this, said Barsinan, that there may be no more battling, for I value my
... and that to a Lady who neither loved him nor any thing else to such an excess:
her name was Brandalisa, sister to the Queen of Sobradisa, and married to the
Duke of Bristol. The day came whereon that Duke was summoned to appear and
Ah, Damsel, said Galaor, by the faith you owe to God, and by the thing in the
world which you love best, tell me what you know of him. She answered, I care
not for these conjurings, and will not discover him for nothing. Ask what you will,