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Kenai Unit

Alan Jubenville Hunter Publishing ePub

The Kenai Unit covers the entire Kenai Peninsula from Kachemak Bay to Portage Glacier. The scenery is spectacular. The eastern coastline is dotted with saltwater glaciers that calve into the bays. These glaciers are appendages of two major icefields Sargent Icefield, north of Seward in the Chugach National Forest, and Harding Icefield, the backbone  of Kenai Fjords National Park south of Seward. Also part of this eastern zone is the alpine country of the Kenai Mountains the beautiful landscapes bathed in summer wildflowers, dotted with alpine lakes and home of the Dall sheep, mountain goat and black bear. This region is rich in early native culture and mining. Many historic coastal exploration routes are now recreational trails.

You, too, can follow the footsteps of the early explorers and miners over such routes as the Resurrection Pass Trail and the Iditarod Trail, as well as to lesser known places. Our forefathers pushed inland to explore the lands and resources and to test their skills against the rawness of nature. They found a scenically rich environment full of exotic plants and animals, returning to their homelands with many stories to tell. We can do the same things explore the wilds, test our outdoor skills and share our experiences with others. The only difference is style we call it recreation.

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5. Situations which may precipitate psychogenic autism

Frances Tustin Karnac Books ePub

So he took his birth-sneeze in one hand
And his death-chill in the other
And let the spark scour him to ashes.

Ted Hughes, ‘Crow Improvises’, Crow

Autism is a pseudo-independent state in which the child grimly and stubbornly goes his own eccentric way with -no attempt to adjust and adapt to other people’s ways. Parents’ reports indicate that this is partly because the mother’s confidence was being undermined in the baby’s early infancy. Thus it had been easy for the child to treat her as a manipulable, lifeless object who was a part of his body. Also, the father’s influence, in many cases, was absent or excluded. Now let me instance a few situations which have caused the mothers of the autistic children I have treated to feel underconfident.

Undermining situations for the mothers

A large number of the mothers have reported that they were depressed before or after the time of the baby’s birth. Sometimes the father had to be away during the time of the birth and the mother had felt unsupported. In other cases there were interfering relatives who undermined the mother’s confidence. Sometimes the parents had moved house around the time of the baby’s birth. In others, the mother was not living in her native country and felt lonely and uncertain. In other cases, mother and father were of different religious persuasions. Some mothers report the death of an earlier baby, or have had a previous miscarriage, the emotional effects of which were still being felt when the later, autistic child was in the womb and was born. Other mothers reported that an emotionally important person had died around the time of the child’s birth. In an underconfident and distressed state such a mother is called upon to cope with an infant who, for various reasons, needs especially firm and confident handling. The situations which have just been described are not uncommon, and do not usually lead to autism in the child. For autism to develop, a special concatenation of circumstances has to occur.

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G. Open Source Monitoring Software

Douglas Mauro O'Reilly Media ePub

In this book, we describe various software applications and suites that give us the ability to monitor our networks. Increasingly, open source software is appearing in today's enterprises in place of or in addition to commercial network management software.

When we refer to open source software, we mean that it's free to download and use. While this sounds like shareware or even freeware, it's not. Take some time to review the General Public License (GPL), available at as well as the Open Source Initiative's site at Furthermore, licenses have many variations; sometimes a project creates its own specific license that you must review (for example, Big Brother 's "Better Than Free" license).

All of the software we describe in this appendix is available from SourceForge ( Additional open source SNMP tools can be found on sites like

Table G-1 lists the applications we discuss in this appendix.

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CHAPTER TWO: The structure of the strategic dialogue

Giorgio Nardone Karnac Books ePub

“A lot of words are never evidence of elevated wisdom”


Questions with an illusion of alternatives

The great majority of the problems do not derive from the given answers but from the questions we put forward.” T With this sentence we refer to Immanuel Kant's work, Critique of Practical Reason (1997), or, better, the idea that questions create answers rather than thesis inducing questions. From this perspective, the well-known philosopher and a great part of modern epistemology have put forward scientific methods with which to construct correct questions. One just needs to recall Einstein's teachings: “It is our theory that determines our observations”.

However, though such a rationalistic approach has demonstrated the fundamental importance of the interdependency between questions and answers in the scientific, empirical–-experimental, and hypothesis formulation/verification fields, it has dealt very little with the suggestive, evocative, and persuasive effects of the dialogue. In other words, rigorous scientific analysis has forgotten all about rhetoric; underestimating the weight this has had even in the history of science.

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4. Evil, Freedom, and Foreknowledge

Hugh J. McCann Indiana University Press ePub


The argument of the foregoing chapters is in line with what theists have traditionally claimed: that God is the creator of heaven and earth and all that they contain, and that whatever occurs in the universe does so under divine providence—that is, under God's sovereign guidance and control. But believers usually assert more than this. They hold that God governs creation as a loving father, working all things for good. Moreover, it is said, God is an absolutely perfect being. He is, first of all, omniscient or all-knowing: he knows of all truths that they are true and of all falsehoods that they are false, whether they pertain to the past, present or future. And God's knowledge does not change. Nothing is learned or forgotten with him; what he knows, he knows from eternity and infallibly. Second, God is omnipotent or all-powerful: that is, on the usual understanding, anything that is logically possible, he can do. Finally and perhaps most important, God is perfectly good in both will and achievement: in all circumstances he acts for the best, intending the best possible outcome, and his will is not thwarted. Given these suppositions, we can only expect that creation will be ordained to perfect good: that as creator God pitches his efforts, which none can resist, toward accomplishing the greatest good imaginable, and hence that the world in which we find ourselves is, as Leibniz put it, the best of all possible worlds.

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