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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They ran their race; their spears brake, and Agrayes was dismounted, and his
horse ran loose, whereat he was greatly ashamed. Galaor took his arms to
avenge him; the lances were broken : their bodies met with such force, that
... and being on her side won the victory. Whereat she was so pleased, that she
never rested till she had won him for her paramour; but because he is desirous of
seeking adventures, the Hady, to detain him with her, invites Knights to joust 46.
Galaor's horse at last began to fail him, and could scarcely move, whereat he
waxed exceeding wroth, thinking that only this delayed his victory, for the
stranger could lightly come on, and withdraw again from his blows. Galaor, when
indeed he ...
... freely close or strike. As the fight continued Galaor perceived he was gaining
the better, for his enemy's strength evidently weakened: Good Knight ! quoth he,
hold a while ! whereat - C 2. 51 horse tottered as if he had been blind, and he ...
ened: Good Knight ! quoth he, hold a while ! whereat the other paused, being
indeed in need of rest. You see, quoth Galaor, that I have the better of the battle ;
tell me your name, and why you so carefully conceal yourself, and I will acquit