Aug 6, 2012, 5:13 AM
Post #4 of 5
The "Camel book" is "Programming Perl" book, which is sort of the Perl "bible". It is a 1,000-page book by Larry Wall (the creator of Perl), Tom Christiansen and Jon Orwant. It is published by O' Reilly, and its cover has a black-and-white drawing of a camel (well, actually a dromedary, i.e. one-hump camel), hence the nickname for this book.
This is really a reference, byt may probably not be the best book for a pure beginner.
Since the book you are using is available at www.perl.org, I would assume it is very probably a quite good book, and a quick look at it confirmed this impression.