• En 1899, sous prétexte de cette Exposition Universelle qui fit aussi se dresser La Tour Eiffel, on érigea à Paris le plus grand, le plus luxueux, le plus prestigieux des cirques taurins de l'époque. Pendant les quatre années que durèrent les activités de la Gran Plaza de Toros du Bois de Boulogne, des toreros andalous, des poules de cabaret, des écrivains engagés, des éleveurs aristocrates, des artistes cosmopolites, des suffragettes hostiles et des gladiateurs africains se frottèrent un peu, au voisinage de la rue Pergolèse. On y croisa Caran d'Ache et la Belle Otero, Léon Bloy, le président Sadi Carnot, le Duc de Veragua, authentique descendant de Christophe Colomb, le peintre Forain et Buffalo Bill. Il y eut aussi Joseph Oller, inventeur du Moulin Rouge, Angel Pastor, le toréador des rêves féminins, la chanteuse Edmée de Thimon, Sigmund Freud et Valentin le désossé, le grand Mazzantini et Racoute Randriamara, pegador malgache professionnel. Rien que du beau linge. Quelques-uns de ces personnages sont ceux qui s'agitent ici.

  • De la prohibition aux années soixante, voici la vie édifiante du chef suprême de la mafia américaine, l'un des plus grands criminels que le monde ait jamais connu : Salvatore Lucania dit Lucky Luciano. Petit immigré sicilien dans le New York des années 1900, Luciano fait les quatre cents coups avec d'autres gamins du Lower East Side : Meyer Lansky, qui restera son ami, Frank Costello ou Bugsy Siegel. Viendront ensuite Al Capone, Vito Genovese, Alberto Anastasia, Dutch Schultz ou Nucky Johnson. C'est le temps du trafic d'alcool, des braquages et des règlements de comptes. En 1920, Luciano rejoint la famille d'un des parrains de New York. Il veut bousculer les vieilles traditions de la mafia, et devient, après une guerre sanglante, le chef des cinq familles de Cosa Nostra. Il est alors l'un des hommes les plus puissants d'Amérique, même lorsqu'il est incarcéré après avoir été lâché par Franklin Roosevelt qu'il a contribué pourtant à faire élire... Lorsque les États-Unis s'engagent dans la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Lucky Luciano profite de la situation : c'est lui qui contrôle les ports américains, pièce maîtresse de l'effort de guerre. Les services secrets vont aussi l'utiliser pour faciliter le déroulement de l'invasion de la Sicile en 1943. Considérant les énormes bénéfices potentiels d'un marché en pleine expansion, il va, à la fin de sa vie tisser des liens avec les mafias italiennes, et organiser le trafic international de stupéfiants avec les Corses et la pègre marseillaise. C'est à partir de ces mémoires que Mario Puzo et Francis Ford Coppola ont créé le personnage mythique de Don Corleone dans le Parrain. C'est à partir de sa vie que Sergio Leone a imaginé Il était une fois en Amérique.

  • Whether it's a faulty memory, a tendency to multitask, or difficulty managing our time, every one of us has limitations conspiring to keep us from being organized. But, as organizational guru and former Google CIO Douglas C. Merrill points out, it isn't our fault. Our brains simply aren't designed to deal with the pressures and competing demands on our attention in today's fast-paced, information-saturated, digital world. What's more, he says, many of the ways in which our society is structured are outdated, imposing additional chaos that makes us feel stressed, scattered, and disorganized.
    But it doesn't have to be this way. Luckily, we have a myriad of amazing new digital tools and technologies at our fingertips to help us manage the strains on our brains and on our lives; the trick is knowing when and how to use them. This is why Merrill, who helped spearhead Google's effort to "organize the world's information," offers a wealth of tips and strategies for how to use these new tools to become more organized, efficient, and successful than ever.
    But if you're looking for traditional, rigid, one-size-fits-all strategies for organization, this isn't the book for you. Instead, Merrill draws on his intimate knowledge of how the brain works to help us develop fresh, innovative, and flexible systems of organization tailored to our individual goals, constraints, and lifestyles.
    From how to harness the amazing power of search, to how to get the most out of cloud computing, to techniques for filtering through the enormous avalanche of information that assaults us at every turn, to tips for minimizing distractions and better integrating work and life, Getting Organized in the Google Era is chock-full of practical, invaluable, and often counterintuitive advice for anyone who wants to be more organized and productive–and less stressed--in our 21st-century world.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • This best-selling dictionary is an authoritative and comprehensive source of jargon-free legal information. It contains over 4,200 entries that clearly define the major terms, concepts, processes, and the organization of the English legal system. This is a reissue with new covers and essential updates to account for recent changes.

    Highlighted feature entries discuss key topics in detail, for example adoption law, the appeals system, statement of terms of employment, and terrorism acts, and there is a useful Writing and Citation Guide that specifically addresses problems and established conventions for writing legal essays and reports. Now providing more information than ever before, this edition features recommended web links for many entries, which are accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Law
    companion website.

    Described by leading university lecturers as 'the best law dictionary' and 'excellent for non-law students as well as law undergraduates', this classic dictionary is an invaluable source of legal reference for professionals, students, and anyone else needing succinct clarification of legal terms. Focusing primarily on English law, it also provides a one-stop source of information for any of the many countries that base their legal system on English law.

  • This text focuses on the extraordinary success of quantum cohomology and its connections with many existing areas of traditional mathematics and new areas such as mirror symmetry. Aimed at graduate students in mathematics as well as theoretical physicists, the text assumes basic familiarity with differential equations and cohomology.

  • The past 15 years have witnessed an increasing interest in the comparative study of language and music as cognitive systems. Language and music are uniquely human traits, so it is not surprising that this interest spans practically all branches of cognitive science, including psychology, computer science, linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, and education. Underlying the study of language and music is the assumption that the comparison of these two domains can shed
    light on the structural and functional properties of each, while also serving as a test case for theories of how the mind and, ultimately, the brain work.

    This book presents an interdisciplinary study of language and music, bringing together a team of leading specialists across these fields. The volume is structured around four core areas in which the study of music and language has been particularly fruitful: (i) structural comparisons, (ii) evolution, (iii) learning and processing, and (iv) neuroscience. As such it provides a snapshot of the different research strands that have focused on language and music, identifying current trends and
    methodologies that have been (or could be) applied to the study of both domains, and outlining future research directions. This volume is valuable in promoting the investigation of language and music by fostering interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration.

    With an ever increasing interest in both music cognition and language, this book will be valuable for students and researchers of psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, and musicology.

  • Exam Board: OCR
    Level: GCSE
    Subject: History
    First Teaching: September 2016
    First Exam: June 2018Trust Ben Walsh to guide you through the new specification and motivate your students to excel with his trademark mix of engaging narrative and fascinating contemporary sources; brought to you by the market-leading History publisher and a team of expert authors from the Black and Asian Studies Association.- Skilfully steers you through the increased content requirements and changed assessment model with a comprehensive, appropriately-paced course created by bestselling author Ben Walsh and a team of subject specialists- Deepens subject knowledge through clear, evocative explanations that make complex content accessible to GCSE candidates- Progressively builds students' enquiry, interpretative and analytical skills with carefully designed Focus Tasks throughout each chapter- Prepares students for the demands of terminal assessment with helpful tips, practice questions and targeted advice on how to approach and successfully answer different question types- Captures learners' interest by offering a wealth of original, thought-provoking source material that brings historical periods to life and enhances understanding

  • Cet ouvrage est une réédition numérique d'un livre paru au XXe siècle, désormais indisponible dans son format d'origine.

  • Le dossier « Espace cartographié », dirigé par André-Louis Paré, s'intéresse aux ¬manoeuvres¬ artistiques axées autour de la cartographie. Parmi les nombreuses approches recensées dans ce numéro double très étoffé, nous retrouvons les « topographies du pouvoir » de Mark Lombardi, l'imaginaire cartographique dans les oeuvres de Pierre-Alexandre Remy, la géolocalisation comme inspiration chez David Renaud et la nostalgie du voyage dans l'oeuvre de Jean-Yves Vigneau, pour ne nommer que ceux-ci. La section « Événements » présente la critique de Laurent Vernet sur l'exposition ¬Oh, Canada¬, qui tenait l'affiche au ¬MASS MoCA¬ jusqu'en avril dernier, revient sur les installations transdisciplinaires de Louise Viger que l'on a pu voir au ¬Centre d'exposition Circa¬ à l'automne 2012 et commente l'¬Ultime Dialogue¬ de Roland Poulin, une exposition qui réunissait les plus récentes sculptures de l'artiste au ¬Battat Contemporary¬ de Montréal.

  • This book provides a case based approach to the problems faced within pediatric urology and an evidence based approach to their solutions. Chapters on urodynamics, external genitalia, the upper urinary tract, the lower urinary tract, and office pediatric urology are included.

     

    Practical Pediatric Urology aims to utilise real life scenarios to improve data analysis, diagnosis, and treatment decisions within clinical settings. Key learning objectives are included to enable medical professionals to assimilate, synthesise, and formulate a management plan for pediatric urological conditions encountered in clinical practice in a safe and evidence based approach.

    This book is relevant to pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, pediatric urologists and adult urologists who undertake some pediatric urology practice.

  • The must-read summary of Douglas C. Merrill and James A. Martin's book: "Getting Organized in the Google Era: How to Get Stuff Out of Your Head, Find It When You Need It, and Get It Done Right". 
    This complete summary of the ideas from Douglas C. Merrill's book "Getting Organized in the Google Era" shows that today's world is fast-paced and information-saturated. To keep your head above water, you need an organisational system which will handle the endless stream of information which gets thrown at you as well as integrating the tasks you need to get done and allowing you to focus on the challenges which will confront you every day. In other words, you need a system which takes full advantage of available technology rather than one developed for bygone eras when paper to-do lists were all that were required. Forget about looking for a one-size-fits-all organisational system - it doesn't exist. Instead, you have to develop your own system which will meet all the unique twists and demands you face in your life and career. This summary highlights 21 Principles of Organisation to help you develop a system which works for you. 
    Added-value of this summary: 
    o Save time 
    o Understand key concepts 
    o Increase your business knowledge
    To learn more, read "Getting Organized in the Google Era" and get the important things done each and every day.

  • The result of an extensive poll asking heavy metal fans to list their favourite high-octane albums, this compendium combines those survey results with Popoff's original interviews with world famous rockers who reveal recording session secrets in addition to their own heavy classics and ear-splitting faves. When all of this is melded with Popoff's unique and celebrated insights into the metal of yesterday and today, an essential resource becomes a rock-writing standard.

    From AC/DC to ZZ Top and from Black Sabbath to Pantera, both headbanging chart-toppers and lesser-known gems are catalogued and critically appraised. With reviews of early metal albums of the 1960s, as well as the latest hits, The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time blends praise with criticism to produce an honest assessment of the most influential and important heavy metal recordings. Also featured are photos and appendices that revel in mountains of metal minutiae.

    "Martin Popoff has no doubt supplied the raw material for all manner of intense debates among the former denizens of basement bedrooms everywhere."
    - The Toronto Sun

  • The book presents an empirical model of commonly occurring individual differences in children that is derived from a large-scale research effort assessing parental and teacher perceptions of children in middle childhood. It examines eight characteristic behavioral traits, most of which have been widely shown to be present in infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children. The book demonstrates the importance of considering profiles of these relatively stable individual differences for the educational, social, and emotional life of the child. It describes characteristic behaviors of children within each profile - emphasizing the assets and liabilities of each - and how they are perceived by their parents, teachers, and peers. Chapters explore issues related to the most developmentally effective management of children exhibiting each profile type.In addition, the book addresses a critical need in child development, parenting, and teaching to understand the wide range of individual differences observed every day in school-aged children. Not only does this volume underscore that commonly occurring differences can be understood as being normal and do not suggest a pathology, it also discusses implications of the model in diagnosing pathology. The book describes what is known about the stability of temperament behaviors and profiles across the lifespan as well as the origins of these behaviors.Key topics addressed include:Nurturing development of well-adjusted children.Causes of individual differences in children's behavior.Temperamental tendencies and profiles of children.Diagnosing psychopathology in children.This book is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians and related professionals in developmental, clinical child and school psychology, social work, public health, pediatrics, family studies, educational psychology and counseling, and all other interrelated disciplines.

  • Functional Biology of Plants provides students and researchers with a clearly written, well structured whole plant physiology text. Early in the text, it provides essential information on molecular and cellular processes so that the reader can understand how they are integrated into the development and function of the plant at whole-plant level. Thus, this beautifully illustrated book, presents a modern, applied integration of whole plant and molecular approaches to the study of plants. It is divided into four parts: Part 1: Genes and Cells, looks at the origins of plants, cell structure, biochemical processes and genes and development. Part 2: The Functioning Plant, describes the structure and function of roots, stems, leaves, flowers and seed and fruit development. Part 3: Interactions and Adaptations, examines environmental and biotic stresses and how plants adapt and acclimatise to these conditions. Part 4: Future Directions, illustrates the great importance of plant research by looking at some well chosen, topical examples such as GM crops, biomass and bio-fuels, loss of plant biodiversity and the question of how to feed the planet. Throughout the book there are text boxes to illustrate particular aspects of how humans make use of plants, and a comprehensive glossary proves invaluable to those coming to the subject from other areas of life science.

  • Promotes a green approach to chemistry and chemical engineering for a sustainable planet With this text as their guide, students will gain a new outlook on chemistry and engineering. The text fully covers introductory concepts in general, organic, inorganic, and analytical chemistry as well as biochemistry. At the same time, it integrates such concepts as greenhouse gas potential, alternative and renewable energy, solvent selection and recovery, and ecotoxicity. As a result, students learn how to design chemical products and processes that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. Green Chemistry and Engineering presents the green approach as an essential tool for tackling problems in chemistry. A novel feature of the text is its integration of introductory engineering concepts, making it easier for students to move from fundamental science to applications. Throughout this text, the authors integrate several features to help students understand and apply basic concepts in general chemistry as well as green chemistry, including: Comparisons of the environmental impact of traditional chemistry approaches with green chemistry approaches Analyses of chemical processes in the context of life-cycle principles, demonstrating how chemistry fits within the complex supply chain Applications of green chemistry that are relevant to students' lives and professional aspirations Examples of successful green chemistry endeavors, including Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge winners Case studies that encourage students to use their critical thinking skills to devise green chemistry solutions Upon completing this text, students will come to understand that chemistry is not antithetical to sustainability, but rather, with the application of green principles, chemistry is the means to a sustainable planet.

  • Cette édition actualisée inclut la nouvelle version du chapitre 10 publiée en 2013 et innove en présentant 10 extraits vidéo de la journée d'information organisée en 2011 pour les conseillers en fertilisation à l'occasion de la sortie du guide. Cette actualisation témoigne de l'évolution continue et rapide des connaissances, la mise à jour de données relatives à l'azote (section Les engrais de ferme) ayant conduit à la révision de plusieurs coefficients d'efficacité et tableaux. En outre, les renseignements sont applicables à l'ensemble des engrais de ferme. Ce guide présente aussi les grilles de référence pour la fertilisation en sols minéral et organique, et des notions importantes concernant le sol, la gestion de la matière organique (incluant le bilan humique), du pH du sol, de l'eau, du profil cultural, de l'azote, du phosphore, des éléments majeurs, mineurs et traces métalliques, les engrais de synthèse et l'expérimentation à la ferme.

  • Uma abordagem simples com a apresentação de propostas de resolução de situações práticas.
    Uma obra de caráter didático que percorre os temas centrais do Direito do Trabalho, entendido como um conjunto de normas jurídicas, de origem estadual e convencional, que visam regular as relações individuais e coletivas que têm como elemento unificador o trabalho assalariado.
    Este manual revela uma abordagem simultaneamente teórica e prática das várias temáticas que são analisadas, visando esclarecer conceitos chave e agilizar a compreensão de conteúdos fundamentais, intercalando-os com a resolução de hipóteses práticas que
    assumem uma presença inegável na vida quotidiana dos trabalhadores e das empresas.
    Estrutura da obra:
    Capítulo I
    - O contrato de trabalho: noção, elementos e formação
    - Noção. Objeto e âmbito do Direito do Trabalho
    - O contrato de trabalho
    - Sujeitos: o trabalhador e o empregador
    - A retribuição; A formação do contrato de trabalho
    - O período experimental
    Capítulo II
    - As modalidades do contrato de trabalho
    - O contrato de trabalho a termo
    - O contrato de trabalho a tempo parcial
    Capítulo III
    - O tempo de trabalho
    - O trabalho suplementar
    - A isenção do horário de trabalho
    - O trabalho noturno; Os Feriados
    - As férias do trabalhador
    - As faltas ao trabalho
    Capítulo IV
    - A Cessação do Contrato de Trabalho Preliminar
    - A caducidade do contrato de trabalho
    - A revogação do contrato de trabalho
    - O despedimento
    - A ilicitude do despedimento
    - Cessação do contrato de trabalho por iniciativa do trabalhador
    - Resolução do contrato por iniciativa do trabalhador
    - Denúncia do contrato de trabalho pelo trabalhador
    Público alvo:
    Com uma abordagem intencionalmente simples, muito assente naperspetiva do legislador e concretizada com propostas de resoluçãode situações práticas, a obra dirige-se a empregadores, profissionaisde Recursos Humanos, trabalhadores em geral e alunos de uma licenciaturaem Contabilidade e Administração.

  • Page douce et suave ! Que de fois, dans le cours de ma vie déjà longue, quand je voyais disparaître un ami bien-aimé, mes yeux à ton souvenir ont retenu leurs larmes, et mon coeur s'est empli de foi et d'espérance.La perte récente du plus cher de mes amis me rend plus douce et plus consolante cette certitude de nous retrouver après une courte séparation.J'en avais un !.... Depuis notre plus tendre enfance jusqu'au jour où la mort me l'a enlevé, nous ne nous étions jamais quittés ; épreuves, joies, soucis, nous avions tout partagé ; et il nous semblait que la Providence dût fixer à la même heure le terme de nos deux existences.Fruit d'une sélection réalisée au sein des fonds de la Bibliothèque nationale de France, Collection XIX a pour ambition de faire découvrir des textes classiques et moins classiques dans les meilleures éditions du XIXe siècle.

  • This book covers many aspects of cyberspace, emphasizing not only its possible `negative' challenge as a threat to security, but also its positive influence as an efficient tool for defense as well as a welcome new factor for economic and industrial production. Cyberspace is analyzed from quite different and interdisciplinary perspectives, such as: conceptual and legal, military and socio-civil, psychological, commercial, cyber delinquency, cyber intelligence applied to public and private institutions, as well as the nuclear governance.     

  • This book deals with macro and micro aspects of population change and their inter-face with socio-economic factors and impact. It examines theoretical notions and pursues their empirical manifestations and uses multidisciplinary approaches to population change and diversity. It investigates the organic nature of the relationships between socio-economic factors and population change and the feedback loops that affect socio-economic organisation and behaviour. The book brings together material often scattered in a number of sources and disciplines that helps to understand population change and their socio-economic aspects. In addition to dealing with the more conventional factors in population dynamics in the form of fertility, mortality and migration, the book examines socio-economic forces that influence them. It discusses population evolving attributes that affect population characteristics and social and behaviour and impact on the environment. Further, it deals with social organisation and pathways that lead to different social and economic development and standards of living of diverse populations. 

  • The authors of this book, who represent a broad range of scientific disciplines, discuss the issue of centralized versus decentralized control and regulation in the context of sustainable development. The stability and resilience of complex technical, economic, societal and political systems are commonly assumed to be highly dependent on the effectiveness of sophisticated, mainly centralized regulation and control systems and governance structures, respectively. In nature, however, life is mainly self-regulated by widespread, mainly DNA-encoded control mechanisms. The fact that life has endured for more than 2.4 billion years suggests that, for man-made systems, decentralized control concepts are superior to centralized ones. The authors discuss benefits and drawbacks of both approaches to achieving sustainability, providing valuable information for students and professional decision makers alike.

  • The aim of State of the Universe 2007 (and subsequent volumes issued annually) is to provide an annual astronomy review suitable for the popular science level reader to be published every year in September in a format that will be suitable for an appeal to the Christmas market. The book will cover all major astronomical news on topics beyond the Solar System and place them in the context of the longer term goals that astronomers and astrophysicists around the world are aiming for. The target is to capture the excitement and vibrancy of modern astronomical research. The book will present a complete list of the major announcements, discoveries and news items from each year, with the major ones being explained in detail through selected chapters being written by invited contributors who are at the forefront in those fields. The January meeting of the American Astronomical Society each year will be the major source of astronomical news for the following year's volume, giving access to potential authors and contacts with public information officers of major observatories, space centers, etc.
    The regular set features, which will appear every year, will include an annual chronological list of the latest discoveries announced during the previous twelve months; a review of the major news stories of the year with the main characters; a list of launches of major astronomical observatories/satellites during the past year; a list of planned future astronomical satellites; basic data on all astronomical observatories currently in operation with web links for the reader to dig deeper; list of anniversaries and landmarks; the latest from the BadAstronomy website by Dr Phil Plait, and the cartoon feature.

  • This thesis offers a comprehensive introduction to surface acoustic waves in the quantum regime. It addresses two of the most significant technological challenges in developing a scalable quantum information processor based on spins in quantum dots: (i) decoherence of the electronic spin qubit due to the surrounding nuclear spin bath, and (ii) long-range spin-spin coupling between remote qubits. Electron spins confined in quantum dots (QDs) are among the leading contenders for implementing quantum information processing. To this end, the author pursues novel strategies that turn the unavoidable coupling to the solid-state environment (in particular, nuclear spins and phonons) into a valuable asset rather than a liability.

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