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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Twelve days together did King Lisuarte continue his court, and, when it broke up,
though many Knights departed to their own lands, it was a wonder how many
remained, and in like manner many Dames and Damsels continued to abide with
The King sent a bed whereon to remove him, and skilful surgeons dressed his
wound, and said that though it was very deep, by God's help they could heal it.
The Queen then sent Grumedan to bring Brandalisa to court, and, with her, her
... it: they left the high road, and struck by a by-way for three leagues; and then,
great part of the night being past, they came to a little castle, where a Lady dwelt
named Galumba, who had served in. the court of the King Briolania's father.
Quoth Abiseos, it is as you would wish : they are already in my court, and have
been assembled on business these six days. Call them together, said she. ,
Forthwith they were summoned, and being all met, the Damsel then said, King, ...
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 ...