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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

Chemical Evolution of Galaxies

The term “chemical evolution of galaxies” refers to the evolution of abundances of chemical species in galaxies, which is due to nuclear processes occurring in stars and to gas flows into and out of galaxies. This book deals with the chemical evolution of galaxies of all morphological types (ellipticals, spirals and irregulars) and stresses the importance of the star formation histories in determining the properties of stellar popula...

The Adaptive Optics Revolution: A History

Adaptive optics is the most revolutionary breakthrough in astronomy since Galileo pointed his telescope skyward four hundred years ago. It is critical technology that will enable astronomers to answer challenging questions about the universe. Over the last four decades, a formidable and persistent team of scientists from the Air Force Research Laboratory, MIT/Lincoln Laboratory, and private contractors led the way in achieving ground...

Environmental and Industrial Corrosion: Practical and Theoretical Aspects

This book will contribute to develop and to apply corrosion engineering control methods and techniques, in particular those being environment-friendly. In this crucial time of worldwide energy crisis and economic turmoil, cost effective corrosion control will extend the life of the infrastructure saving large expenses in materials, equipment and structures. Nowadays, it is generally accepted that in the natural and industrial environ...

Silicon Biochemstry

The Novartis Foundation Series is a popular collection of the proceedings from Novartis Foundation Symposia, in which groups of leading scientists from a range of topics across biology, chemistry and medicine assembled to present papers and discuss results. The Novartis Foundation, originally known as the Ciba Foundation, is well known to scientists and clinicians around the world.

Current Trends in Plant Disease Diagnostics and Management Practices

Plant diseases play an important role on our daily lives. Most of plant diseases are visible and are caused by biotic and/or abiotic factors. Symptoms are usually the results of a morphological change, alteration or damage to plant tissue and/or cells due to an interference of the plant’s metabolism. All basic structures of vascular plants are subject to attack by pathogens. The failure in accurate disease diagnosis and management ma...

Molecular Neuroendocrinology: From Genome to Physiology

Molecular Neuroendocrinology: From Genome to Physiology, provides researchers and students with a critical examination of the steps being taken to decipher genome complexity in the context of the expression, regulation and physiological functions of genes in neuroendocrine systems. The 19 chapters are divided into four sectors: A) describes and explores the genome, its evolution, expression and the mechanisms that contribute to prote...

Pacing: Individual Strategies for Optimal Performance

We’ve all heard the advice “Pace yourself. Save energy and finish strong.” It sounds simple enough, so why is it so hard? Why do even supremely conditioned elite athletes mismanage their energy supplies and fail to finish strong? Pacing: Individual Strategies for Optimal Performance examines the latest science, research, and application in search of answers. This guide explores the role of pacing in sports, the most common strategies...

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Reporting

Part tutorial, part reference guide, this book will show you how to create and manage reports as well as identify the most appropriate reporting tool for any reporting challenge. In addition, you will learn universal topics such as how to locate data for any given report. Although some of the reporting tools addressed in this book are exclusive to Dynamics GP 2010, many of the topics discussed also apply to older versions of GP. If y...

Error Correction Codes for Non-Volatile Memories

Nowadays it is hard to find an electronic device which does not use codes: for example, we listen to music via heavily encoded audio CD's and we watch movies via encoded DVD's. There is at least one area where the use of encoding/decoding is not so developed, yet: Flash non-volatile memories. Flash memory high-density, low power, cost effectiveness, and scalable design make it an ideal choice to fuel the explosion of multimedia produ...

Joyce/Foucault: Sexual Confessions

Sheds new light on James Joyce's use of sexual motifs as cultural raw material for Ulysses and other works Joyce/Foucault: Sexual Confessions examines instances of sexual confession in works of James Joyce, with a special emphasis on Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses. Using Michel Foucault's historical analysis of Western sexuality as its theoretical underpinning, the book foregrounds the role of the Jesuit order in t...