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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... what she has won, than possess all your father's lands.-What gain so precious
hath she made 2 perchance she hath gained your master —Yes, she has, his
whole heart 1 and he 37.
Along this road.—I advise you to leave it.—Why?—Because no Knight hath taken
it for fifteen days but he hath been either slain or wounded. And who hath done
all this mischief ? quoth Amadis.—The best Knight in arms that I have ever seen.
He speaking to his Squire, the man laid the lances against a tree, and came up to
the Knights— Sirs, yonder Knight sends to inform ye that he hath kept this forest
for fifteen days against all Knights Errant with fair fortune, and for the pleasure of
Do your worst ! replied the stranger : the battle shall not be delayed; it is a great
shame that it hath lasted so long. Look to your horse then quoth Galaor. The
Knight rode close to him, fearing for his horse; so close, that Galaor caught him
I will tell you : his name is Don Florestan; he conceals himself because he hath
two brothers in this land of such passing worth in arms, that, albeit you have
proved his prowess, he dares not make himself known to them, till, by his fame,
he is ...