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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Turn, Arcalaus, cried Amadis, and see if I be dead as thou hast reported! but he in
fear of death spurred on, and threw his shield from off his neck for speed. The
blow made at him just reached his loins with the sword-end, and fell upon the ...
Ah, coward cried the Knight, when at last he turned, thou shalt answer me or die!
and he ran at him again full tilt. Again Galaor avoided the encounter, and rode on
as fast as he could. When the Knight saw him far before, he said, as God shall ...
I will tell you how : the King is dead, and I have his daughter and will make her
my wife. God forsake me then, quoth Arban, if ever thou shalt have truce with me,
since thou art a partaker in the treason against my liege Lord ' go and do thy
Before the King could reply, Darasion exclaimed, Thou foolish Knight of King
Lisuarte's court! I never thought I could endure to hear a speech like thine : come
on 1 and if your heart fails, you cannot fly where I cannot reach you with such a ...
does it please thee that I should perish, not having deserved it ! and then again,
Ah, truth, an ill guerdon dost thou give him who never failed thee! Then he took
the letter again, saying, you are the cause of my unhappy end; come here, that it