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La révolution antillaise: Quelle place pour l'Outre-mer dans la République?

En janvier et février 2009, la " révolution antillaise " a bousculé le compromis républicain construit sur la départementalisation et convoqué les vieilles douleurs. Peu habituée à tant de colère, l'opinion publique s'est demandé alors ce qui se cachait derrière la carte postale des plages de sable blanc et les doudous créoles en robes colorées que photographient les touristes. Pour mieux comprendre la crise qui a eu lieu aux Antille...

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Pirc Alert!: A Complete Defense Against 1.e4

Win more games and enjoy chess more as you play and understand it better! Packed with surprise-weapons, Pirc Alert! gives you everything you need to know to defend against White's most popular way of starting the game. Alburt and Chernin explain both the winning ideas as well as the moves of the Pirc Defense, a dynamic system used by the world's chess elite. The perfect companion to Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course, this book make...

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How to Think in Chess

Demystifies the techniques of chess thinking: don't just memorize moves, learn how to think in chess. This is more of a descriptive study and self-knowledge guide, with half of the book consisting of various tests and their solutions. Some of these tests are rather instructive, but IMHO they have little to do with the subject of training your chess thought. Of course, doing the excercises will improve your play.

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This is Nicotine (Addiction)

In this powerful and illuminating new series, a team of journalists was commissioned to analyze and comment on the major substances that are seen by society as addictive and ultimately bad for our health.

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Culture and System in Family Therapy

Starting with the MacPherson Report and its pronouncements on racism in Britain and in particular 'institutionalised racism', Dr Krause focuses on the practice of family therapy and draws on her expertise as both anthropologist and systemic family psychotherapist to formulate a cogent critical evaluation of the field.

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Friendship: A Book of Quotations

Over 400 quotations, some more familiar than others, but all thoughtfully and precisely expressed. Includes such timeless observations as "A true friend is one soul in two bodies" (Aristotle) and "Friendship is like money, easier made than kept" (Samuel Butler). Also, thought-provoking reflections by Socrates, Confucius, Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker, Ambrose Bierce, and many others.

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Helicopter Theory

The history of the helicopter may be traced back to the Chinese flying top (c. 400 B.C.) and to the work of Leonardo da Vinci, who sketched designs for a vertical flight machine utilizing a screw-type propeller. In the late nineteenth century, Thomas Edison experimented with helicopter models, realizing that no such machine would be able to fly until the development of a sufficiently lightweight engine. When the internal combustion g...

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Shadow Banking in China: An Opportunity for Financial Reform

An authoritative guide to the rise of Chinese shadow banking and its systemic implications Shadow Banking in China examines this rapidly growing sector in the Chinese economy, and what it means for your investments. Written by two world-class experts in Chinese banking, including the Chief Advisor to the China Banking Regulatory Commission and former Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong, this book is unique ...

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Comportements humains et management

Afin de mieux éclairer les problématiques liées aux comportements dans le management des hommes et des équipes, cet ouvrage puise dans les apports essentiels des sciences humaines et sociales(psychologie, psychologie sociale, anthropologie, sociologie...), mais aussi de l'économie et de la théorie des organisations. Comportements humains et management offre un ancrage direct dans la réalité organisationnelle : il aborde la discipline...

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The Ancient Languages of Syria-Palestine and Arabia

This book, derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages, describes the ancient languages of Syria-Palestine and Arabia, for the convenience of students and specialists working in that area. Each chapter of the work focuses on an individual language or, in some instances, a set of closely related varieties of a language. Providing a full descriptive presentation, each of these chapters examines th...

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The Wreck of Catalonia

This title examines the fate which overtook the principality of Catalonia in the fifteenth century, reducing it from the dominant power within the state of Aragon to a marginal role in the Iberian power created by the union of Aragon and Castile.

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Better Homes and Gardens Garden Fresh Meals

Make every meal a fresh and flavorful delight! These days, millions of people are discovering that cooking with vegetables, fruits, and herbs from their backyard gardens or local farmers’ markets is a great way to eat more healthfully. Garden Fresh Meals from Better Homes and Gardens offers delicious recipes that make the most of your seasonal bounty—from light summer salads to comforting autumn soups to hearty winter roasts. With a ...

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From a World Apart: A Little Girl in the Concentration Camps

“I’m frightened, Mother. Last year, I was seven years old. This year, I’m eight and so many years separate these two ages. I have learned that I am Jewish, that I am a monster, and that I must hide myself. I’m frightened all the time.”—Francine Christophe. Francine Christophe’s account begins in 1939, when her father was called up to fight with the French army. A year later he was taken prisoner by the Germans. Hearing of the Jewish ...

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Mutiny and Aftermath: James Morrison's Account of the Mutiny on the Bounty and the Island of Tahiti

The mutiny on the Bounty was one of the most controversial events of eighteenth-century maritime history. This book publishes a full and absorbing narrative of the events by one of the participants, the boatswain's mate James Morrison, who tells the story of the mounting tensions over the course of the voyage out to Tahiti, the fascinating encounter with Polynesian culture there, and the shocking drama of the event itself. In the aft...

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Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: A Professional Image Editor's Guide

Martin Evening's Adobe Photoshop for Photographers titles have become classic reference sources for photographers at all skill levels. Whether you are an accomplished user or just starting out, the Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers book contains a wealth of practical advice, hints and tips to help you achieve professional-looking results. Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers begins with an overview of the Photoshop interface and...

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Faszination Kristalle und Symmetrie: Einführung in die Kristallographie

Dieses Buch lädt Sie zu einer systematischen Rundreise durch die faszinierende Welt der Kristalle und ihrer Symmetrien ein. Sie werden mit der Symmetrie äußerer Kristallformen (Morphologie) ebenso vertraut gemacht wie mit ihrer inneren Struktur und lernen sämtliche Symmetrieelemente kennen, die zu Klassifizierung und Beschreibung von Kristallstrukturen benötigt werden. Das Buch erklärt die Zusammenhänge auf eine sehr anschauliche, ni...

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Affinity Chromatography: Methods and Protocols (2nd edition)

Thirty-eight years after its introduction, affinity chromatography remains a key tool in the armory of separation techniques available to separation and interaction scientists. Expanded and updated from the first edition, this second edition volume aims to provide the beginner with the practical knowledge needed to develop affinity separations suitable for a variety of applications relevant to the post-genomic era. It contains state-...

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Tradition and Transformation in the Book of Chronicles

Since the Book of Chronicles is increasingly studied on its own, and not as a copy of 1-2 Samuel and 1-2, this study treats the various aspects and themes of this rich document. It provides an analysis of specific texts and topics uncovering the Chronicler's permanent creativity to transform Israel's tradition(s) into a new theological and ideological system of its own.

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The Intellectual Consequences of Religious Heterodoxy, 1600-1750

It is too often assumed that religious heterodoxy before the Enlightenment led inexorably to intellectual secularisation. Challenging that assumption, this book expands the scope of the enquiry, hitherto concentrated on the relation between heterodoxy and natural philosophy, to include political thought, moral philosophy and the writing of history. Individual chapters are devoted to Grotius, the Dutch Remonstrants and Socinianism, to...

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Early Intervention for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

A "must-have" for every professional studying or working with the families of deaf and hard-of-hearing infants and toddlers, Dr. Marilyn Sass-Lehrer provides readers with the evidence-based knowledge needed to implement interdisciplinary and collaborative early interventional programming for professionals and students. Featuring a collaborative team of expert contributors across a variety of backgrounds and disciplines - including ed...

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Exploring the Benefits of Creativity in Education, Media, and the Arts

The use of imagination can lead to greater outcomes in problem solving, innovation, and critical thinking. By providing access to creative outlets, productivity increases in schools, businesses, and other professional settings. Exploring the Benefits of Creativity in Education, Media, and the Arts is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the stimulation and implementation of creative thinking in academic and...

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A Community Built on Words: The Constitution in History and Politics

H. Jefferson Powell offers a powerful new approach to one of the central issues in American constitutional thinking today: the problem of constitutional law's historicity, or the many ways in which constitutional arguments and outcomes are shaped both by historical circumstances and by the political goals and commitments of various actors, including judges. The presence of such influences is often considered highly problematic: if co...

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Managing Water as an Economic Resource

Water, already a scarce resource, is treated as though it were plentiful and free. The task of supplying enough water of the required quality to growing populations is straining authorities and governments to the limit as the economic and environmental costs of new supply sources escalate and wasteful supply, delivery and consumption systems persist. Managing Water as an Economic Resource argues that the root of the crisis is the fai...

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Optical Properties of Photonic Crystals

This textbook covers the optical properties of photonic crystals. It deals not only with the properties of the radiation modes inside the crystals but also with their peculiar optical response to external fields. A general theory of linear and nonlinear optical response is given in a clear and detailed fashion using the Green's function method. The symmetry of the eigenmodes is treated systematically using group theory to show how it...

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Magnetic Anisotropies in Nanostructured Matter

One of the Top Selling Physics Books according to YBP Library Services Magnetic Anisotropies in Nanostructured Matter presents a compact summary of all the theoretical means to describe magnetic anisotropies and interlayer exchange coupling in nanosystems. The applications include free and capped magnetic surfaces, magnetic atoms on metallic substrates, nanowires, nanocontacts, and domain walls. Some applications also deal with tempe...