James Brown

  • Dans la famille Lumière, il y a les enfants : Max, huit ans, qui adore la physique, Zoé, sa jumelle, amoureuse des petites bêtes ; le chien : Einstein, qui n'a rien d'un génie, et la mère, qui a perdu son sourire depuis la mort de son mari. Max décide de construire une machine à remonter le temps. Mais impossible de trouver le bon matériau pour la coque de la machine ! Zoé pense alors à la coquille d'oeuf. Les jumeaux débutent une série d'expériences pour tester la résistance des coquilles d'oeufs... au grand dam de leur mère et surtout de leur voisine Mme Toutbon, qui voit les oeufs pleuvoir dans son jardin !
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  • Max et Zoé ont décidé de construire une machine à remonter le temps. Mais pour voyager dans l'espace et les années, encore faut-il savoir comment le corps peut réagir ! Pourquoi Max a-t-il le tournis quand il fait la toupie ? Et comment vérifier que les céréales de Zoé ont le fer nécessaire à la survie dans l'espace ? Aidés de leurs amis Paul et Mia, les jumeaux organisent des expériences... qui virent bientôt à la catastrophe.

  • Max et Zoé Lumière, huit ans, sont fans de sciences. Max a décidé de construire une machine à remonter le temps pour revoir son père, mort il y a quelques années. Cette fois, Max se pose la question de l'atterrissage de sa machine : comment être sûr que, s'ils arrivent dans l'eau, sa machine ne coulera pas ?
    Max et Zoé débutent leurs expériences : ils veulent montrer qu'on peut faire tourner un seau d'eau sans en verser une seule goutte ou découvrir comment se forme la pluie. Malheureusement, certaines expériences tournent à la catastrophe... pour Mme Toutbon, la voisine qui essayait de faire sécher son linge dans son jardin !
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  • Max et Zoé, huit ans, ont décidé de construire une machine à remonter le temps. Après avoir cherché le matériau idéal, puis fait des tests sur l'atterrissage, Max et Zoé veulent désormais trouver un moyen de faire décoller leur machine. Ils ont très vite une idée géniale : construire une catapulte. Aidés de leurs amis Paul et Mia, les deux inventeurs en herbe commencent de nouvelles expériences... qui ne sont pas du goût de la voisine, Mme Toutbon : elle reçoit des chamallows dans sa cheminée et sa coiffure est menacée par l'explosion d'une fontaine de soda aux mentos !
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  • Ce livre propose plus de 80 jeux avec des explications précises, accompagnés de dessins et croquis qui vous permettront de trouver des solutions à des problématiques auxquelles vous n'auriez peut-être jamais pensé.
    Mais... pourquoi le jeu ? Pour changer des réunions interminables souvent peu engageantes. Avec le jeu, on passe à l'expérimentation pour déclencher de réels déclics au sein de l'équipe.
    Le brainstorming par le jeu permet de découvrir, avec son équipe de travail, des terrains encore inconnus afin de mener à bien de nouveaux projets révolutionnaires.

  • Seattle, 1933, Joe Rantz est l´un des éléments les plus prometteurs du programme d´aviron de l´université. Il se donne d´autant plus au sport que sa participation à l´équipe est le seul moyen pour lui de poursuivre ses études. Abandonné par sa famille, malmené par la vie, miné par les doutes, Joe s´accroche à ses rêves de victoire. Course après course, il devient un adulte en se fondant dans l´effort collectif au point de ne faire qu´un avec le bateau.
    Sous l´impulsion d´un entraîneur aussi secret que déterminé et grâce aux conseils d´un Anglais excentrique, les neuf rameurs de l´équipe surmonteront tous les obstacles jusqu´à la consécration aux jeux Olympiques de 1936, sous les yeux mêmes d´Hitler et devant les caméras de Leni Riefenstahl.
    Cette histoire vraie d´un pauvre gamin qui trouve un sens à sa vie est aussi une fantastique évocation de l´époque. Avec un souffl e qui rappelle les romans de Steinbeck, Daniel James Brown évoque la crise avec force détails concrets et dresse un tableau savoureux de l´Ouest américain encore sauvage.
    Récit époustouflant mené d´une main de maître, Ils étaient un seul homme n´est pas sans évoquer Les Chariots de feu par son ampleur et sa tension dramatique.

  • In this conclusion to the bestselling series begun with Pool of Radiance and continued with Pools of Darkness, the young son of Shal and Tarl sets off on a quest for the missing Warhammer of Tyr--a journey that will lead him to the ultimate pool.

  • In the sequel to The Pool of Radiance, a shapeshifter cat, an undead ghost-knight, and the minions of the evil god, Bane, join the heroes of Phlan as their city is once again threatened.

  • Cast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a way of escaping his past. What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other working-class boys exchange the sweat and dust of life in 1930s America for the promise of glory at the heart of Hitler's Berlin. Stroke by stroke, a remarkable young man strives to regain his shattered self-regard, to dare again to trust in others - and to find his way back home. Told against the backdrop of the Great Depression, The Boys in the Boat is narrative non-fiction of the first order; a personal story full of lyricism and unexpected beauty that rises above the grand sweep of history, and captures instead the purest essence of what it means to be alive. 'The Boys in the Boat is not only a great and inspiring true story; it is a fascinating work of history' Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea 'I really can't rave enough about this book . . . I read the last fifty pages with white knuckles, and the last twenty-five with tears in my eyes' David Laskin, author of The Children's Blizzard and The Long Way Home 'A thrilling, heart-thumping tale of a most remarkable band of rowing brothers' Timothy Egan, author of The Worst Hard Time

  • Anglais Emperor's River

    D'Arcy-Brown Liam James

    A look China's recent cultural reinterpretation of the oldest canal in the world, dug when Confucius was alive, along which has traveled not only cargo but ideas, customs, and dialects The face of modern China is changing. Liam D'Arcy-Brown travels the length of the Grand Canal, a symbol of national identity, Chinese pride, and cultural achievement. For those with an interest in China and its culture, people, or heritage, this book provides an exciting, fascinating, and well-written account of the navigation of the lifeblood of a rising power-'the Grand Canal of China. At more than 1,100 miles long, and dating back to the 5th century BC, the Grand Canal of China is the world's longest artificial waterway and its oldest working canal. Though a source of great national pride to the Chinese, one of China's most economically important transport routes, and the possible savior of a rapidly desiccating Beijing, it has never been investigated by foreign writers and travelers. The first non-Chinese to have made this journey since the 1780s, Liam D'Arcy-Brown traveled from Hangzhou to Beijing along the Grand Canal by barges, boats, and road and here tells his tales.

  • From the ADA-the complete guide to a healthy gluten-free diet Have you or a family member been diagnosed with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity? Are you worried that "gluten-free" means boring, bland, and lacking in nutrition? Worry no more. This book will show you how to bring the benefits of delicious, gluten-free whole grains back into your diet and whip up delicious dishes you'll be proud to share with family and friends. From the foremost authority on nutrition, ADA Easy Gluten-Free arms you with cutting-edge information and easy-to-follow recipes to develop healthy gluten-free meals packed with flavor and variety. Learn about the plethora of gluten-free whole grains: how to select them, cook them, and use them in all your meals and snacks Browse

  • Cast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a way of escaping his past. What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other working-class boys exchange the sweat and dust of life in 1930s America for the promise of glory at the heart of Hitler's Berlin. Stroke by stroke, a remarkable young man strives to regain his shattered self-regard, to dare again to trust in others - and to find his way back home. Told against the backdrop of the Great Depression, The Boys in the Boat is narrative non-fiction of the first order; a personal story full of lyricism and unexpected beauty that rises above the grand sweep of history, and captures instead the purest essence of what it means to be alive. 'The Boys in the Boat is not only a great and inspiring true story; it is a fascinating work of history' Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea 'I really can't rave enough about this book . . . I read the last fifty pages with white knuckles, and the last twenty-five with tears in my eyes' David Laskin, author of The Children's Blizzard and The Long Way Home 'A thrilling, heart-thumping tale of a most remarkable band of rowing brothers' Timothy Egan, author of The Worst Hard Time

  • The #1 New York Times bestseller about the Greatest Generation freshly adapted for the next generation. For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler. At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, whose personal quest captures the spirit of his generation--the generation that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism. This deeply emotional yet easily accessible young readers adaptation of the award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller features never-before-seen photographs, highly visual back matter, and an exclusive new introduction. From the Hardcover edition.

  • The Rough Guide First-Time Latin America tells you everything you need to know before you go to Latin America, from visas and vaccinations to budgets and packing. It will help you plan the best possible trip, with advice on when to go and what not to miss, and how to avoid trouble on the road. You'll find insightful information on what tickets to buy, where to stay, what to eat and how to stay healthy and save money in Latin America. The Rough Guide First-Time Latin America includes insightful overviews of each Latin American country highlighting the best places to visit with country-specific websites, clear maps, suggested reading and budget information. Be inspired by the 'things not to miss' section whilst useful contact details will help you plan your route. All kinds of advice and anecdotes from travellers who've been there and done it will make travelling stress-free. The Rough Guide First-Time Latin America has everything you need to get your journey underway.

  • LES ruines de l'Égypte offrent à l'antiquaire et à l'historien une source d'intérêt inépuisable. Malgré les dénégations des sceptiques, le pays des Pharaons fut incontestablement le berceau des arts et des sciences, et le flambeau du vieux monde. Le sol de la Grèce et de l'Italie étoit encore couvert de ses forêts primitives, et peuplé de bêtes sauvages, ou d'hommes non moins barbares qu'elles, et déjà la vallée du Nil possédoit des habitans qui avoient bâti des temples en l'honneur de leurs dieux, et dressé des colonnes destinées à transmettre les noms de leurs rois.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.

  • A poignant and evocative novel of one Greek woman’s story of her own--and her nation’s--epic struggle in the aftermath of World War II. Aliki is one of the last of her kind, a lamenter who mourns and celebrates the passing of life. She is part of an evolving Greece, one moving steadily away from its rural traditions. To capture the fading folk art of lamenting, an American researcher asks Aliki to record her laments, but in response, Aliki sings her own story... It begins in a village in northeast Greece, where Aliki witnesses the occupying Nazi soldiers execute her father for stealing squash. Taken in by her friend Takis’s mother, Aliki is joined by a Jewish refugee and her son, Stelios. When the village is torched and its people massacred, Aliki, Takis and Stelios are able to escape just as the war is ending. Fleeing across the chaotic landscape of a postwar Greece, the three become a makeshift family. They’re bound by friendship and grief, but torn apart by betrayal, madness and heartbreak. Through Aliki’s powerful voice, an unforgettable one that blends light and dark with wry humor, My Last Lament delivers a fitting eulogy to a way of life and provides a vivid portrait of a timeless Greek woman, whose story of love and loss is an eternal one.

  • This Brief provides a quantitative and qualitative analysis of proactive strategies for management transitions in criminal justice and other public administration civic service agencies. These organizations have a unique need for managing transitions effectively. Compared to private organizations: they have a relatively high frequency of management transitions due to the terms of elected and appointed officials, and these new managers more often come from outside the organization.Through an mixed-methods study of criminal justice command level staff in New York state, researchers found a number of key components to successful transitions. Based on their study, the researchers prepared a set of guidelines called the Command Transition Matrix. This tool is aimed at police and public administration leadership. The methodology used to develop it will be of interest to researchers in Criminal Justice Administration, Public Policy, and Management Science.

  • This is the first study of Boko Haram that brings advanced data-driven, machine learning models to both learn models capable of predicting a wide range of attacks carried out by Boko Haram, as well as develop data-driven policies to shape Boko Haram's behavior and reduce attacks by them. This book also identifies conditions that predict sexual violence, suicide bombings and attempted bombings, abduction, arson, looting, and targeting of government officials and security installations. After reducing Boko Haram's history to a spreadsheet containing monthly information about different types of attacks and different circumstances prevailing over a 9 year period, this book introduces Temporal Probabilistic (TP) rules that can be automatically learned from data and are easy to explain to policy makers and security experts. This book additionally reports on over 1 year of forecasts made using the model in order to validate predictive accuracy. It also introduces a policy computation method to rein in Boko Haram's attacks.Applied machine learning researchers, machine learning experts and predictive modeling experts agree that this book is a valuable learning asset. Counter-terrorism experts, national and international security experts, public policy experts and Africa experts will also agree this book is a valuable learning tool.

  • This book covers the latest information related to understanding immune responses to engineered nanomaterials (ENMs). Many ENMs used in both the consumer and biomedical fields have been reported to elicit adverse immune responses ranging from innate immune responses such as complement activation to changes in adaptive immunity that influence pathogen responses and promote disease states such as asthma. Interaction of Nanomaterials with the Immune System covers the most up to date information on our understanding of immune responses to ENMs across a wide range of topics including innate immunity, allergic immune responses, adaptive provides the reader with (1) up to date understanding of immune responses to ENMs; (2) current testing methods; and (3) appropriate models including alternative testing strategies for evaluating immunotoxicity of ENMs.   

  • One of the first textbooks in this emerging important field of ecology.
    Most of ecology is about metabolism: the ways that organisms use energy and materials. The energy requirements of individuals - their metabolic rates - vary predictably with their body size and temperature. Ecological interactions are exchanges of energy and materials between organisms and their environments. So metabolic rate affects ecological processes at all levels: individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems. Each chapter focuses on a different process, level of organization, or kind of organism. It lays a conceptual foundation and presents empirical examples. Together, the chapters provide an integrated framework that holds the promise for a unified theory of ecology. The book is intended to be accessible to upper-level undergraduate, and graduate students, but also of interest to senior scientists. Its easy-to-read chapters and clear illustrations can be used in lecture and seminar courses. Together they make for an authoritative treatment that will inspire future generations to study metabolic ecology.

  • Challenges in Language Testing Around the World Nouv.

    This book combines insights from language assessment literacy and critical language testing through critical analyses and research about challenges in language assessment around the world. It investigates problematic practices in language testing which are relevant to language test users such as language program directors, testing centers, and language teachers, as well as teachers-in-training in Graduate Diploma and Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics programs. These issues involve aspects of language testing such as test development, test administration, scoring, and interpretation/use of test results.

    Chapters in this volume discuss insights about language testing policy, testing world languages, developing program-level language tests and tests of specific language skills, and language assessment literacy. In addition, this book identifies two needs in language testing for further examination: the need for collaboration between language test developers, language test users, and language users, and the need to base language tests on real-world language use.

  • One of the first textbooks in this emerging important field of ecology.
    Most of ecology is about metabolism: the ways that organisms use energy and materials. The energy requirements of individuals their metabolic rates vary predictably with their body size and temperature. Ecological interactions are exchanges of energy and materials between organisms and their environments. So metabolic rate affects ecological processes at all levels: individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems. Each chapter focuses on a different process, level of organization, or kind of organism. It lays a conceptual foundation and presents empirical examples. Together, the chapters provide an integrated framework that holds the promise for a unified theory of ecology.The book is intended to be accessible to upper-level undergraduate, and graduate students, but also of interest to senior scientists. Its easy-to-read chapters and clear illustrations can be used in lecture and seminar courses. Together they make for an authoritative treatment that will inspire future generations to study metabolic ecology.

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