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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He cried out with a loud voice to Beltenebros, Stop, Sir Khight, till you have told
me what I want to know ! Beltenebros looked at the stranger's shield, and seeing
three golden flowers in a field azure, he knew it was Don Quadragante, for he
Then they ran their course; both felt the shock; the horse of Beltenebros reeled,
and he himself was wounded at the nipple of his breast. Quadragahte was
unhorsed and hurt in the ribs; he rose, and ran at Beltenebros, who did not see
With this answer the Damsel returned; and Beltenebros took his arms, and rode
to an open part of the field to wait for the encounter. The first who came was the
one who had such an inclination to win his horse. Beltenebros was pleased that ...
At this time Beltenebros did not wish to encounter him, because he expected to
be that night with Oriana, and also because his joust with the ten Knights had
wearied him; but he knew the Knights in the waggon, and saw that Leonoreta
That Lord, quoth Beltenebros, whom thou hast offended, who will give me
strength to-day to break thy pride. Come on 1 come on 1 cried the Giant, and see
if his power can protect thee from mine ! Beltenebros fitted the lance under his