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In terms of land mass, China is the fourth largest country in the world. In terms of population, it is the biggest, with 1.3 billion inhabitants. In terms of the global economy, the International Monetary Fund predicted that by 2016, no national economy would be larger. And even though China is officially a secular, atheistic state, no one can ignore the tens of millions of Christians that are an increasing presence in all sectors of Chinese society. Today, even a few Communist party leaders profess Christian faith openly. How did this remarkable growth of Christian faith occur in a country that has been either indifferent or hostile to things Christian? Jesus Rising in the East is a highlight reel of one of the most remarkable chapters in church history. It gives readers a glimpse of two centuries of saints and sinners, successes and failures, setbacks and advances of the church in China. One cannot understand modern China nor global Christianity without knowing something of this amazing story.
*Includes pictures *Includes contemporary accounts of the Nigerian civil war *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “[A] cardinal principle of British colonial policy [is] that the interests of a large native population shall not be subject to the will… of a small minority of educated and Europeanized natives.” – Lord Frederick Lugard Nigeria was the creation of a British businessman by the name of Sir George Taubman Goldie. The gifted son of a substantial Manx military officer and politician, Goldie was educated at the prestigious Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, after which he served briefly in the army before embarking on a journey of adventure to West Africa. The year was 1877, and the West African coast was sub-divided into the spheres of influence of various European trading concerns, and while some exploration of the interior had taken place, the European rush to claim the region had yet to begin in earnest. Nigeria was an unpopular destination for European settlement, thanks to its punishing climate and proliferation of tropical disease, so it saw very little direct European influence. Europeans were posted to Nigeria or sought employment purely to satisfy the needs of administration, and, of course, the various Christian missionary organizations were led largely by whites. Christian missions, incidentally, succeeded spectacularly in the spreading of Christianity across the animist south, but they made absolutely no inroads in the Muslim north. Nigeria was among the first African colonies to be groomed for independence, and upon its success as a free nation, Britain staked a great deal. The process was lengthy, bearing in mind both the intricate ethnic tapestry of the region and the relatively complex systems of government, involving a number of different permutations in the 15 years between the end of World War II and 1960, when independence was finally granted. During this period, the realization began to dawn that the original 1914 amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates of Nigeria might have been a strategic blunder, inasmuch as an attempt had been made to forge a single territory out of two radically different and mutually antagonistic blocs. It was, of course, too late by then to try and alter the political map of Nigeria, but perhaps the creation of two territories, rather than one, would have ultimately served the region better. On October 1, 1960, the new nation of Nigeria took its place on the world stage, and it was welcomed into the United Nations and the British Commonwealth. Riding a wave of official optimism, with its deep ethnic fissures for the time being hidden, Nigeria was hailed as a signature success in British decolonization. It would soon prove to be anything but a success. Biafra: The History and Legacy of the Secessionist Republic of Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War chronicles the story of Nigeria, its civil war, and the controversial secession of Biafra. Along with pictures and a bibliography, you will learn about Biafra like never before.
Summary Spring Integration in Action is a hands-on guide to Spring-based messaging and integration. After addressing the core messaging patterns, such as those used in transformation and routing, the book turns to the adapters that enable integration with external systems. Readers will explore real-world enterprise integration scenarios using JMS, Web Services, file systems, and email. They will also learn about Spring Integration's support for working with XML. The book concludes with a practical guide to advanced topics such as concurrency, performance, system-management, and monitoring. The book features a foreword by Rod Johnson, Founder of the Spring Network. About the TechnologySpring Integration extends the Spring Framework to support the patterns described in Gregor Hohpe and Bobby Woolf's Enterprise Integration Patterns.
Like the Spring Framework itself, it focuses on developer productivity, making it easier to build, test, and maintain enterprise integration solutions. About the BookSpring Integration in Action is an introduction and guide to enterprise integration and messaging using the Spring Integration framework. The book starts off by reviewing core messaging patterns, such as those used in transformation and routing. It then drills down into real-world enterprise integration scenarios using JMS, Web Services, filesystems, email, and more.
You'll find an emphasis on testing, along with practical coverage of topics like concurrency, scheduling, system management, and monitoring. This book is accessible to developers who know Java. Experience with Spring and EIP is helpful but not assumed. Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book. What's Inside Realistic examples Expert advice from Spring Integration creators Detailed coverage of Spring Integration 2 features About the AuthorsMark Fisher is the Spring Integration founder and project lead. Jonas Partner, Marius Bogoevici, and Iwein Fuld have all been project committers and are recognized experts on Spring and Spring Integration. Table of Contents PART 1 BACKGROUND Introduction to Spring Integration Enterprise integration fundamentals 24 PART 2 MESSAGING Messages and channels Message Endpoints Getting down to business Go beyond sequential processing: routing and filtering Splitting and aggregating messages PART 3 INTEGRATING SYSTEMS Handling messages with XML payloads Spring Integration and the Java Message Service Email-based integration Filesystem integration Spring Integration and web services Chatting and tweeting PART 4 ADVANCED TOPICS Monitoring and management Managing scheduling and concurrency Batch applications and enterprise integration Scaling messaging applications with OSGi Testing
S2P10206 Deadlands Reloaded: Players Guide Explorers Edition Savage Worlds RPG by Studio 2 Publishing Strap on your six-gun and saddle up, partner, because there is Hell to pay and the currency is hot lead! The Tombstone Epitaph has always been filled with lurid tales of daring desperadoes and deadly drifters, but lately the Wests most-read tabloid claims there is something more sinister stalking the frontiers lonely plains: Monsters.
Fortunately, where there are monsters, there are heroes. Squint-eyed gunfighters, card-chucking hexslingers, savage braves, and righteous padres have all answered the call. And if they fight hard enough, they might just discover the identity of the mysterious Reckoners some say are behind it all. The Players Guide is the core rules book for players of Deadlands Reloaded. It includes new rules for shootouts at high noon, new Edges, Hindrances, and powers, and everything a cowpoke needs to begin his journey into the Weird West. This is an Explorers Edition (6.5in x 9in).
May 1985: Soviet paratroopers land in Norway, seizing key airfields in a devastating surprise attack. Norwegians struggle to defend their country from a huge invasion force for the second time in 45 years. Erik Hansen is a 16-year old boy called up for compulsory wartime military service. Ripped from the comfort of his daily life, he learns the cruel ons of war as each day passes. Yuri Seminovich is an 18-year old private in the Soviet 45th Motorized Rifle Division. A simple Russian farmboy, he is suddenly swept up in the battle for northern Norway. The terrible task of trying to survive the hell of modern warfare is made even worse when members of his squad turn on each other. Yuri is forced to choose sides in a war for his country - and his soul.