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Camels in the Sky

By V. Muzafer Ahamed
  • ISBN Code: : 0199095256
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 214
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Journeying from the green, rain-soaked Kerala into the amphitheatre of the Sun, our traveller-journalist finds that there is no better metaphor than the desert to instil the lessons of life and death, love and hatred, thirst and water. From a single shower of rain which brings the gaaf tree back to life after a decade to the ever-shifting dunes of gold and thousand-year-old sand palaces, the mysterious poetry of the desert is everywhere on display, if one but has the eye and heart to see it. As the deserts of Nafud, Dahna, and Rub’ al Khali in Arabia both embrace and trap the travellers, the outpouring of the landscape’s longing for rivers recalls a past filled with water. This narrative describes the history, prehistory, archaeology, legends, folklore, and travails of the émigré Asian work force that tames the harsh desert as never before.

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Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 133
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: biggles-of-the-camel-squadron.pdf

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Biggles of the Camel Squadron" by W. E. Johns. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

The Thirsty Camel

By Peter McDonald
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  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Book Code : 1457532409
  • Total of Pages : 284
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 416
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Even before he stumbled on the dark-eyed boy, the Thirsty Camel was an uncommon camel. He liked to lead, for one thing, and if you know camels, you know most of them are confi rmed followers. The Thirsty Camel had been on almost every caravan trail from Marrakech to Isfahan and from Cairo to Juba, and he had seen his share of unusual things. Then he encountered the boy. They shared the trail for a short time and then the boy disappeared, leaving something behind that was more unusual than anything the Thirsty Camel had encountered in all his travels. He did not know who the boy was, or where he had gone. What the Thirsty Camel did know was that suddenly, he could do things he had never been able to do before. He kept his newfound skills mostly to himself—something in his hump told him to, and as you probably know, the Camel Creed says, “Heed your hump.” As he battled bloodthirsty emirs, foiled ruthless bandits, outwitted sorcerers and rescued princesses, the Thirsty Camel learned that humans rarely looked beyond the surface, and usually underestimated a scruffy-looking camel with unusual talents.

Young Female, Traveling Alone

By Anne-Marie Pop
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 0595804748
  • Total of Pages : 156
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 855
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Young Female, Traveling Alone tells the story of a successful western female in her late twenties, who is on the verge of serious depression and leaves her comfort zone behind, embarking on a backpacking journey throughout Southeast Asia and India. On her journey, Anna discovers herself in different towns, beaches and mountains. She experiments with spirituality, drugs and rave parties. Following the loss of a close friend and the failure of a romantic relationship, in the underground rave scene of Goa, Anna roams around aloof, from one Indian town to another. Ultimately, she discovers that conversations with the locals bring insight to the search for her own identity in the world. In the end, she learns that life is a long hard lesson, but a great gift worth living, despite the bumps along the way.

Biggles: The Camels Are Coming

By W E Johns
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1409022501
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 904
  • Pdf File: biggles.pdf

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DEATH TRAP! Air combat is the order of the day in the final days of the First World War. Duelling high above the trenches, Biggles knows that he needs more than just flying skills to survive. The enemy is now using their own British aircraft, the Sopwith Camel, to lure them to their deaths. A devil to fly, invaluably fast in a dogfight, this machine commands fierce loyalty from its pilots. Will luck and initiative be enough to keep Biggles alive? Join cult hero and flying ace, Squadron Leader James Bigglesworth on another action packed adventure!

Narrative of a mission to Central Africa, performed in the years 1850-51, under the orders and at the expense of Her Majesty's government

By James Richardson
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465562230
  • Total of Pages : 359
  • Category : Africa, Central
  • Members : 353
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Read and download full book Narrative of a mission to Central Africa, performed in the years 1850-51, under the orders and at the expense of Her Majesty's government

Lords of the Sky

By Dan Hampton
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062262106
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : History
  • Members : 814
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The definitive history of combat aviation and fighter aircraft, from World War I to present INCLUDES 32 PAGES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND 12 MAPS Lords of the Sky is the “dramatic, fast-paced, and definitive" (Michael Korda) history of fighter pilots and aircraft and their extraordinary influence on modern warfare, masterfully written by "one of the most decorated pilots in Air Force history” (New York Post). A twenty-year USAF veteran who flew more than 150 combat missions and received multiple Distinguished Flying Crosses, Lt. Colonel Dan Hampton draws on his singular firsthand knowledge, as well as groundbreaking research in aviation archives and rare personal interviews with little-known heroes, including veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Hampton (the New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot) reveals the stories behind history's most iconic aircraft and the aviators who piloted them: from the Sopwith Camel and Fokker Triplane to the Mitsubishi Zero, Supermarine Spitfire, German Bf 109, P-51 Mustang, Grumman Hellcat, F-4 Phantom, F-105 Thunderchief, F-16 Falcon, F/A-18 Super Hornet, and beyond. In a seamless, sweeping narrative, Lords of the Sky is an extraordinary account of the most famous fighter planes and the brave and daring heroes who made them legend.

In the Shadow of Jezebel (Treasures of His Love Book #4)

By Mesu Andrews
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  • Publisher : Revell
  • Book Code : 1441213295
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 361
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Princess Jehosheba wants nothing more than to please the harsh and demanding Queen Athaliah, daughter of the notorious Queen Jezebel. Her work as a priestess in the temple of Baal seems to do the trick. But when a mysterious letter from the dead prophet Elijah predicts doom for the royal household, Jehosheba realizes that the dark arts she practices reach beyond the realm of earthly governments. To further Athaliah and Jezebel's strategies, she is forced to marry Yahweh's high priest and enters the unfamiliar world of Yahweh's temple. Can her new husband show her the truth and love she craves? And can Jehosheba overcome her fear and save the family--and the nation--she loves? With deft skill, Mesu Andrews brings Old Testament passages to life, revealing a fascinating story of the power of unconditional love.