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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... seen an adventure; and then they told them what they had beheld. Who is it
that has taken them 2 quoth Amadis ; for he knew it was Lisuarte by the
description. They answered, the Damsel who led the Knighthere called loudly for
He told Gandalin to follow him after the body was disposed of, and gallopped on.
Towards day-break he came to a hermitage in a valley, and asked the Hermit if
he had seen five Knights pass carrying with them two Damsels 2 Do you see ...
He told me not to grieve, said she, for within fifteen days he would make me
Queen of London, and give me Barsinan for my husband, to whom he was to give
me and my father's head, and be made his High Steward in return. Holy Mary!
the Knights, five by five, and ten by ten, as they were seeking the King; more than
a thousand they met, and told them which way the King was gone, and how
Galaor was in quest of him. When they came within five leagues of London they
When they came into the high road to London they fell in with Grumedan, the
King's so dear friend, who was conducting Oriana home; and I tell you their
pleasure was exceeding great, and the old man told him how Amadis was gone
to the ...