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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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Free Fatty Acid Receptors

This book highlights the important role free fatty acids (FFA) play as potential drug targets. While FFA have long been considered byproducts of cell metabolism, they are now recognized as ligands that regulate cell and tissue function via G-protein-coupled receptors. At least three receptors have been identified for which FFA appear to be the endogenous ligands.

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Biology: How Life Works (2nd Edition)

Note:This ISBN 1464126097 does not include access code. Biology: How Life Works was written in response to recent and exciting changes in biology, education, and technology with the goal of helping students to think like biologists. The text, visual program, and assessments were developed together to provide students with the best resources to gain an understanding of modern biology. Content is selected carefully, is integrated to il...

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The Burdens of Brotherhood

Headlines from France suggest that Muslims have renewed an age-old struggle against Jews and that the two groups are once more inevitably at odds. But the past tells a different story. The Burdens of Brotherhood is a sweeping history of Jews and Muslims in France from World War I to the present. Here Ethan Katz introduces a richer and more complex world that offers fresh perspective for understanding the opportunities and challenges ...

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Islam: A Short History

No religion in the modern world is as feared and misunderstood as Islam. It haunts the popular imagination as an extreme faith that promotes terrorism, authoritarian government, female oppression, and civil war. In a vital revision of this narrow view of Islam and a distillation of years of thinking and writing about the subject, Karen Armstrong’s short history demonstrates that the world’s fastest-growing faith is a much more comple...

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Mindfulness and Acceptance for Treating Eating Disorders and Weight Concerns

Disordered eating, negative body image, and problems with weight have become an epidemic—and research shows that traditional treatments are not always effective. This professional resource offers proven-effective interventions using mindfulness and acceptance for treating clients with disordered eating, body image, or weight issues—and for whom other treatments have failed. Millions of people in the United States suffer from eating d...

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Political Correctness and the Destruction of Social Order

This book develops a psychoanalytic theory of political correctness and the pristine self, which is defined as a self touched by nothing but love. It explores the damage that political correctness can do to social order. Applications include the breakdown of social capital, the financial crisis, and Occupy Wall Street. Long an issue for conservatives, alarm over political correctness has now spread to the liberal side of the politica...

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Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Before the innovative work of Zora Neale Hurston, folklorists from the Hampton Institute collected, studied, and wrote about African American folklore. Like Hurston, these folklorists worked within but also beyond the bounds of white mainstream institutions. They often called into question the meaning of the very folklore projects in which they were engaged. Shirley Moody-Turner analyzes this output, along with the contributions of a...

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El Alto, Rebel City: Self and Citizenship in Andean Bolivia

Combining anthropological methods and theories with political philosophy, Sian Lazar analyzes everyday practices and experiences of citizenship in a satellite city to the Bolivian capital of La Paz: El Alto, where more than three-quarters of the population identify as indigenous Aymara. For several years, El Alto has been at the heart of resistance to neoliberal market reforms, such as the export of natural resources and the privatiz...

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Some Elementary Gauge Theory Concepts

Gauge theory, which underlies modern particle physics as well as the theory of gravity, and hence all of physics as we know it today, is itself based on a few fundamental concepts, the consequences of which are often as beautiful as they are deep. Unfortunately, in view of the pressure to cover aspects of the theory that are necessary for its many important applications, very little space is usually devoted in textbooks and graduate ...

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The Physicist and the Philosopher

On April 6, 1922, in Paris, Albert Einstein and Henri Bergson publicly debated the nature of time. Einstein considered Bergson's theory of time to be a soft, psychological notion, irreconcilable with the quantitative realities of physics. Bergson, who gained fame as a philosopher by arguing that time should not be understood exclusively through the lens of science, criticized Einstein's theory of time for being a metaphysics grafted ...