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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you see yonder castle he replied: my nephew tells me that Arcalaus the
Enchanter is lodged there, and with him two fair Damsels whom he hath taken by
... God never help me if I do not learn from him what he hath deserved. But Galaor
, thinking nothing of them, had just seen ten Knights passing a strait at the
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He raised them up, saying, By my God, friends, you have succoured me in . time!
great wrong, Don Guilan, hath your mistress done me in withdrawing you from my
company, and for your sake I lose Ladasin also. Guilan was ashamed at these ...
In God's name quoth Gałaor, and now you may return when you please, and tell
Madasima that she hath not made her terms so cunningly as she thought, as you
may see. Sir, we have kept our covenant with Madasima, and forsaken your ...
Certes, quoth the King, a mad war hath he undertaken there is not in the world a
King so mighty, or so wise, that he could bring a war like that to good issue 1 but
retire you at present, and seek not now to avenge yourselves : he shall have full ...