Camel in Action

Author: Claus Ibsen,Jonathan Anstey

Publisher: Manning Publications Co.

ISBN: 9781935182368

Category: Computers

Page: 516

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"Camel in Action" is for developers working with integration of any kind. This highly practical book introduces Camel and shows examples of how to use it with the more than 45 supported enterprise integration patterns.

Camel in a Snowstorm

Author: Chérune Clewley

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469102889

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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The story begins with the discovery of a skeleton in the woods behind a small New England college during the Thanksgiving holiday. The medical examiner informs the police that the victim was definitely male, definitely murdered, but not the person whose wallet was found with the body. The Dean of Students becomes a suspect in the eyes of Lieutenant Harding, who is in charge of the investigation. But the Dean disappears, his study is ransacked, and he is found murdered. The investigation takes the reader from Boulder, Colorado to the mountains of Canada. The Boston police almost catch up to the perpetrator, but he slips through their net, and begins a run through Maine and into Vermont.

The Camel in Australia

Author: Tom Lee McKnight

Publisher: [Melbourne] : Melbourne University Press


Category: Animal introduction

Page: 154

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First part of survey of feral livestock in Australia; p.90-91; Notes gradual use of Aborigines as temporary replacements for Afghan drivers, growth of Aboriginal use of camels for personal transport; p.98-102; Details of Aboriginal use of camels, ease of handling, tourist industry, area of distribution shown in map (Alice Springs - Oodnadatta - Musgrave Park - Mount Doreen), list of localities in table.

Islamic Law in Action

Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt

Author: Kristen Stilt

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191629820

Category: Law

Page: 256

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A dynamic account of the practice of Islamic law, this book focuses on the actions of a particular legal official, the muhtasib, whose vast jurisdiction included all public behavior. In the cities of Cairo and neighboring Fustat during the Mamluk period (1250-1517), the men who held the position of muhtasib acted as regulators of markets and public spaces generally. They traversed their jurisdictions carrying out the duty to command right and forbid wrong, and were as much a part of the legal landscape as the better-known figures of judge and mufti. Taking directions from the rulers, the sultan foremost among them, they were also guided by legal doctrine as formulated by the jurists, combining these two sources of law in one face of authority. The daily workings of the law are illuminated by the reports of the muhtasib in the vivid Mamluk-era chronicles, which often also captured the responses of the individuals who encountered the official. The book is organized around actions taken by the muhtasib in the areas of Muslim devotional and pious practices; crimes and offenses; the management of Christians and Jews; market regulation and consumer protection; the specific markets for essential bread; currency and taxes; and public order. The case studies presented show that while legal doctrine was clearly relevant to the muhtasib's actions, the policy demands of the sultan were also quite significant, and rules from both sources of authority intersected with social, political, economic, and personal factors to create full and vibrant scenarios that reveal the practice of Islamic law.

God and Evolution: Creativity In Action

Author: Jock Abra

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460252853

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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Atheism, this book argues, is unbelievable. The universe's wonders couldn't have come about by chance, nor could natural selection alone have produced evolution. Therefore since evolution resembles the creative process, especially in using trial-and-error, God's creative activity is responsible and human creators reveal much about him. However that process is goal directed, so evolution must be as well. But the goal a Picasso or Darwin pursues is vague. They don't know exactly where they're going and make mistakes. So therefore must God. Thus Abra rejects the perfect God assumed by many religions and Intelligent Design. Why bring back God? To restore meaning and purpose to existence and gain faith's many benefits. To better explain how the universe, scientific laws and life itself came about, and living things' attractive but useless properties. Other discussions clarify both creativity and the creative God. Is there one kind of creativity or many? A sex difference? Are creators neurotic?...

The Last Camel Charge

The Untold Story of America's Desert Military Experiment

Author: Forrest Bryant Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101561602

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 333


In the mid-nineteenth century, the U.S. Army was on the verge of employing a weapon that had never before been seen on its native soil: a cavalry mount that would fare better than both mules and horses in the American Southwest... Against the Mojave in the Arizona Territory, against the Mormons in Utah Territory, during the early stages of the Civil War, the camel would become part of military history and a nearly forgotten chapter of Americana. This is the true story of that experiment and the extraordinary group of people who it brought together. The Last Camel Charge gives them their due as a vital piece of American history. INCLUDES PHOTOS