Jean-Paul Thomas

  • Lorsque commence cette histoire en 1939, Denis est un petit garçon heureux. Deux événements vont bouleverser sa vie : l'arrachement de sa mère hospitalisée d'urgence en sanatorium pour tuberculose aiguë et le déclenchement de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Privé de l'être adoré, il est submergé par la détresse alors que se déroule la pire tragédie que l'humanité ait connue. Quand en 1944 la pénicilline arrive en France avec le débarquement allié, sa mère dont l'existence ne tient plus qu'à un fil sera-t-elle sauvée à temps ? Et lui, enfant fragile, comment sortira-t-il de ce volcan ?

  • Une réflexion non seulement sur l'origine et la signification des interdits, sur les confusions qu'ils recouvrent, mais aussi sur le décalage existant entre le volontarisme des biotechnologies et l'involontaire de la vie amoureuse, de la rencontre de l'autre.

  • Fondé par le colonel de La Rocque en 1936 après la dissolution des Croix de feu, le PSF (Parti social français) a connu un succès foudroyant, avant que le déclenchement de la guerre en 1939

  • Jovan Sterija POPOVIC (1806-1856) est l'un des écrivains serbes majeurs du 19ème siècle, auteur comique surnommé "le père du théâtre serbe" et "le Molière serbe". A côté de romans marqués par le sentimentalisme et le romantisme, sa poésie relève surtout du néoclassicisme. Son théâtre comporte des drames historiques "shakespeariens", mais aussi des comédies. Il eut également une activité de traducteur ; on lui doit ainsi des versions serbes des Fourberies de Scapin et d'Hernani.

  • Dans cette étude novatrice et solidement documentée, Paul Gootenberg retrace l'essor irrésistible de l'un des produits d'exportation les plus fascinants - et désormais illégal - de l'Amérique latine : la cocaïne, ainsi que celui de la plante andine dont elle dérive, la coca. Chapitre méconnu mais emblématique de la globalisation, cette lecture est indispensable pour comprendre l'épidémie de cocaïne des années 1980 et l'interminable guerre contre la drogue que continuent à mener les états-Unis dans les Andes.
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  • David est psychiatre avec une vie presque bien rangée.Une femme un peu dépressive, deux enfants, une maîtresse, tout va bien...Un collègue l'appelle pour une urgence : un enfant différent, intriguant...Louis va bousculer les dogmes et certitudes de David jusque...

  • This book is an in-depth discussion of rising inequalities in the western world. It explores the extent to which rising inequalities are the mechanical consequence of changes in economic fundamentals (such as changes in technological or demographic parameters), and to what extent they are the contingent consequences of country-specific and time-specific changes in institutions.

    Both the 'fundamentalist' view and the 'institutionalist' view have some relevance. For instance, the decline of traditional manufacturing employment since the 1970s has been associated in every developed country with a rise of labor-market inequality (the inequality of labor earnings within the working-age population has gone up in all countries), which lends support to the fundamentalist view. But, on the other hand, everybody agrees that institutional differences (minimum wage, collective
    bargaining, tax and transfer policy, etc.) between Continental European countries and Anglo-Saxon countries explain why disposable income inequality trajectories have been so different in those two groups of countries during the 1980s-90s, which lends support to the institutionalist view.

    The chapters in this volume show the strength of both views. Through empirical evidence and new theoretical insights the contributors argue that institutions always play a crucial role in shaping inequalities, and sometimes preventing them, but that inequalities across age, sex, and skills often recur. From Sweden to Spain and Portugal, from Italy to Japan and the USA, the volume explores the diversity of the interplay between market forces and institutions.

  • On March 21, 1968, Yasir Arafat and his guerrillas made the fateful decision to break with conventional guerrilla tactics, choosing to stand and fight an Israeli attack on the al-Karama refugee camp in Jordan. They suffered terrible casualties, but they won a stunning symbolic victory that transformed Arafat into an Arab hero and allowed him to launch a worldwide campaign, one that would reshape Cold War diplomacy and revolutionary movements everywhere.
    In The Global Offensive, historian Paul Thomas Chamberlin offers new insights into the rise of the Palestine Liberation Organization in its full international context. After defeat in the 1967 war, the crushing of a guerrilla campaign on the West Bank, and the attack on al-Karama, Arafat and his fellow guerilla fighters opened a global offensive aimed at achieving national liberation for the Palestinian people. In doing so, they reinvented themselves as players on the world stage, combining controversial armed attacks, diplomacy, and radical politics. They forged a network of nationalist revolutionaries, making alliances with South African rebels, Latin American insurrectionists, and Vietnamese Communists. They persuaded the United Nations to take up their agenda, and sent Americans and Soviets scrambling as these stateless forces drew new connections across the globe. "The Vietnamese and Palestinian people have much in common," General Vo Nguyen Giap would tell Arafat, "just like two people suffering from the same illness." Richard Nixon's views mirrored Giap's: "You cannot separate what happens to America in Vietnam from the Mideast or from Europe or any place else." Deftly argued and based on extensive new research, The Global Offensive will change the way we think of the history of not only the PLO, but also the Cold War and international relations since.

  • On March 21, 1968, Yasir Arafat and his guerrillas made the fateful decision to break with conventional guerrilla tactics, choosing to stand and fight an Israeli attack on the al-Karama refugee camp in Jordan. They suffered terrible casualties, but they won a stunning symbolic victory that transformed Arafat into an Arab hero and allowed him to launch a worldwide campaign, one that would reshape Cold War diplomacy and revolutionary movements everywhere.
    In The Global Offensive, historian Paul Thomas Chamberlin offers new insights into the rise of the Palestine Liberation Organization in its full international context. After defeat in the 1967 war, the crushing of a guerrilla campaign on the West Bank, and the attack on al-Karama, Arafat and his fellow guerilla fighters opened a global offensive aimed at achieving national liberation for the Palestinian people. In doing so, they reinvented themselves as players on the world stage, combining controversial armed attacks, diplomacy, and radical politics. They forged a network of nationalist revolutionaries, making alliances with South African rebels, Latin American insurrectionists, and Vietnamese Communists. They persuaded the United Nations to take up their agenda, and sent Americans and Soviets scrambling as these stateless forces drew new connections across the globe. "The Vietnamese and Palestinian people have much in common," General Vo Nguyen Giap would tell Arafat, "just like two people suffering from the same illness." Richard Nixon's views mirrored Giap's: "You cannot separate what happens to America in Vietnam from the Mideast or from Europe or any place else." Deftly argued and based on extensive new research, The Global Offensive will change the way we think of the history of not only the PLO, but also the Cold War and international relations since.

  • This book is an in-depth discussion of rising inequalities in the western world. It explores the extent to which rising inequalities are the mechanical consequence of changes in economic fundamentals (such as changes in technological or demographic parameters), and to what extent they are the contingent consequences of country-specific and time-specific changes in institutions.

    Both the 'fundamentalist' view and the 'institutionalist' view have some relevance. For instance, the decline of traditional manufacturing employment since the 1970s has been associated in every developed country with a rise of labor-market inequality (the inequality of labor earnings within the working-age population has gone up in all countries), which lends support to the fundamentalist view. But, on the other hand, everybody agrees that institutional differences (minimum wage, collective
    bargaining, tax and transfer policy, etc.) between Continental European countries and Anglo-Saxon countries explain why disposable income inequality trajectories have been so different in those two groups of countries during the 1980s-90s, which lends support to the institutionalist view.

    The chapters in this volume show the strength of both views. Through empirical evidence and new theoretical insights the contributors argue that institutions always play a crucial role in shaping inequalities, and sometimes preventing them, but that inequalities across age, sex, and skills often recur. From Sweden to Spain and Portugal, from Italy to Japan and the USA, the volume explores the diversity of the interplay between market forces and institutions.

  • An accessible and reassuring guide to childhood health and immunity from a pediatrician who’s both knowledgeable about the latest scientific research and respectful of a family’s risk factors, health history, and concerns In The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, Paul Thomas, M.D., presents his proven approach to building immunity: a new protocol that limits a child’s exposure to aluminum, mercury, and other neurotoxins while building overall good health. Based on the results from his pediatric practice of more than eleven thousand children, as well as data from other credible and scientifically minded medical doctors, Dr. Paul’s vaccine-friendly protocol gives readers • recommendations for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth • vital information about what to expect at every well child visit from birth through adolescence • a slower, evidence-based vaccine schedule that calls for only one aluminum-containing shot at a time • important questions to ask about your child’s first few weeks, first years, and beyond • advice about how to talk to health care providers when you have concerns • the risks associated with opting out of vaccinations • a practical approach to common illnesses throughout the school years • simple tips and tricks for healthy eating and toxin-free living at any age The Vaccine-Friendly Plan presents a new standard for pediatric care, giving parents peace of mind in raising happy, healthy children. Advance praise for The Vaccine-Friendly Plan “Finally, a book about vaccines that respects parents! If you choose only one book to read on the topic, read The Vaccine-Friendly Plan. This impeccably researched, well-balanced book puts you in the driver’s seat and empowers you to make conscientious vaccine decisions for your family.”--Peggy O’Mara, editor and publisher, Mothering Magazine From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • This book provides a largely self-contained and broadly accessible exposition on two cosmological applications of algebraic quantum field theory (QFT) in curved spacetime: a fundamental analysis of the cosmological evolution according to the Standard Model of Cosmology; and a fundamental study of the perturbations in inflation. The two central sections of the book dealing with these applications are preceded by sections providing a pedagogical introduction to the subject. Introductory material on the construction of linear QFTs on general curved spacetimes with and without gauge symmetry in the algebraic approach, physically meaningful quantum states on general curved spacetimes, and the backreaction of quantum fields in curved spacetimes via the semiclassical Einstein equation is also given. The reader should have a basic understanding of General Relativity and QFT on Minkowski spacetime, but no background in QFT on curved spacetimes or the algebraic approach to QFT is required.>

  • Nutrient Indicator Models for Determining Biologically Relevant Levels: A case study based on the Corn Belt and Northern Great Plain Nutrient Ecoregion is the first book to provide answers to the management of nutrients based on changes in biological communities. The text describes a case study that is the result of a large scale project in the Corn Belt and Great Plains Nutrient Ecoregion. This study is the first to identify relationships between fish assemblages and nutrient concentrations by Nitrogen species. Species optima based on sensitivity and tolerance to nutrients is modeled.  Nutrient Biotic indices calibrated for application are based on the results of years of biological indicator development. Test response intervals and Shift response intervals are formulated and validated against relevant biological assemblage shifts. This case study is the first to suggest recommended values for the nitrogen and phosphorus cycle with identifiable shifts caused in biological assemblages. This will provide watershed and environmental managers with the information needed to manage the inputs into the world's dead zones. ?

  • Nine years after the publication of Comets and the Origin and Evolution of Life, one of the pioneering books in Astrobiology, this second edition revisits the role comets may have played in the origins and evolution of life. Recent analyses of Antarctic micrometeorites and ancient rocks in Australia and South Africa, the continuing progress in discovering complex organic macromolecules in comets, protostars and interstellar clouds, new insights into organic synthesis in comets, and numerical simulations of comet impacts on the Earth and other members of the solar system yield a spectacular wealth of new results.
    This second edition is thus actually a new book. As the first edition it is intended as a comprehensive review of current research, accessible to graduate students and others new to the field. Each chapter was prepared by experts to give an overview of an aspect of the field, and carefully revised by the editors for uniformity in style and presentation.

  • This is the third edition of a well-received compendium of information and guidance on the diagnosis and management of the various oncological diseases that are encountered in children and adolescents. In the new edition a chapter on Rare Tumors was added. For each disease entity, fundamental facts are provided that will be relevant for a range of professionals - hospital physicians, specialist nurses, psycho-oncologists, physiotherapists, family doctors and pediatricians. Compared with the first edition all chapters have been updated. Throughout, rapid orientation is ensured by the clear, consistent layout and the concise, lucid style. Pediatric Oncology: A Comprehensive Guide is an excellent, easy-to-use reference that belongs on the shelf of every practitioner who encounters or treats malignancies in the pediatric age group. Pediatric Oncology is teamwork! Fundamental facts for all those involved in diagnosis and management - even social worker, pedagogic teachers, religious care persons.

  • Dieser Band stellt avancierte Methoden und Analyseverfahren einer gegenwartsorientierten Literaturwissenschaft vor. Die Beiträge errtern, wie eine brauchbare Definition des Begriffes Gegenwartsliteratur aussehen knnte. Sie untersuchen, ob es eine Gegenwartsliteratur überhaupt gibt und, wenn ja, wann oder wo sie stattfindet. Daraus leiten sich weitere Fragestellungen ab, die aus unterschiedlicher Perspektive behandelt werden: Welches Material ist im Rahmen einer wissenschaftlichen Auseinandersetzung mit Gegenwartsliteratur untersuchenswert? Welche Probleme stellen sich dem Forscher dabei, welchen Erkenntniswert verspricht eine solche Analyse? Und welche Rolle kann eine emphatisch verstandene Gegenwartsliteraturwissenschaft im literarischen Feld der Jetztzeit einnehmen?

  • Inequality is one of the major problems of the contemporary world. Significant geographical disparities exist within nations of the developed world, as well as between these countries and those referred to as the `South' in the Bruntland Report. Issues of equity and deprivation must be addressed in view of sustainable development. However, before policymakers can remove the obstacles to a fairer world, it is essential to understand the nature of inequality, both in terms of its spatial and socio-demographic characteristics.
    This second volume in the series contains population studies that examine the disparities evident across geographical space in the UK and between different individuals or groups. Topics include demographic and social change, deprivation, happiness, cultural consumption, ethnicity, gender, employment, health, religion, education and social values. These topics and the relationships between them are explored using secondary data from censuses, surveys or administrative records.
    In volume 1 the findings of research on fertility, living arrangements, care and mobility are examined. Volume 3 will focus on ethnicity and integration.

  • A century of education and education reform, along with more than three decades of high-stakes testing and accountability, reveals a disturbing paradox: education has a steadfast commitment to testing and grading. This commitment persists despite ample research, theory, and philosophy revealing the corrosive consequences of both testing and grading in an education system designed to support human agency and democratic principles. This revised edited volume brings together a collection of updated and new essays that confronts the failure of testing and grading. The book explores the historical failure of testing and grading; the theoretical and philosophical arguments against testing and grading; the negative influence of tests and grades on social justice, race, class, and gender; and the role that they play in perpetuating a deficit perspective of children. The chapters fall under two broad sections. Part I, Degrading Learning, Detesting Education: The Failure of High-Stake Accountability in Education, includes essays on the historical, theoretical, and philosophical arguments against testing and grading. Part II, De-Grading and De-Testing in a Time of High-Stakes Education Reform, presents practical experiments in de-testing and de-grading classrooms for authentic learning experiences.

  • Pedagogies of Kindness and Respect presents a wide variety of concepts from scholars and practitioners who discuss pedagogies of kindness, an alternative to the «no excuses» ideology now dominating the way that children are raised and educated in the U.S. today. The fields of education, and especially early childhood education, include some histories and perspectives that treat those who are younger with kindness and respect. This book demonstrates an informed awareness of this history and the ways that old and new ideas can counter current conditions that are harmful to both those who are younger and those who are older, while avoiding the reconstitution of the romantic, innocent child who needs to be saved by more advanced adults. Two interpretations of the upbringing of children are investigated and challenged, one suggesting that the poor do not know how to raise their children and thus need help, while the other looks at those who are privileged and therefore know how to nurture their young. These opposing views have been discussed and problematized for more than thirty years. Pedagogies of Kindness and Respect investigates the issue of why this circumstance has continued and even worsened today.

  • This book discusses the meaning and practice of British community cohesion policies, youth identities in racially-tense areas and the British government's attempts to 'prevent violent extremism' amongst young Muslims.

  • Vorwort Mein Sohn, sey mit Lust bey den Geschäften am Tage, aber mache nur solche, daß wir bey Nacht ruhig schlafen knnen. 1 [Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks] Wir haben ein Buch konzipiert mit dem Zweck, einfache Regeln und Erfolgswissen für wi- tige Managementprozesse und betriebliche Funktionen in mittelständischen Unternehmen zusammenzustellen. Dieses Buch soll leicht verständlich sein. Dieses Buch soll schnell lesbar sein. Dieses Buch soll direkt umsetzbare Tipps liefern. Es muss nicht zwingend von Anfang an gelesen werden. Vielmehr kann jeder Leser sich diejenigen Tipps aus der Zusammenstellung (vgl. S. 171) aussuchen, die ihm eine schnelle Hilfestellung für seine aktuell anstehenden Herausforderungen liefern. Insoweit sind die Tipps zwar nach den wesentlichen, für mittelständische Unternehmen relevanten Funktionen und Spezialthemen gegliedert, stehen aber innerhalb dieser Strukturierung jeweils isoliert. So wird sichergestellt, dass alle Tipps einzeln lesbar und verständlich sind, ohne auf vorher- henden Tipps aufzubauen oder nachfolgende Tipps zum Verständnis zu bentigen. Alle Praxistipps basieren auf den langjährigen, eigenen Erfahrungen der Autoren, die als Führungskräfte in Unternehmen, als Managementberater, Hochschullehrer und als Vertreter in Beiräten und Aufsichtsräten arbeiten und gearbeitet haben. Es geht also um umsetzun- orientierte, bewährte Tipps von Praktikern für Praktiker und nicht um ein geschlossenes K- zept zur Führung mittelständischer Unternehmen. Die Tipps mgen im einen oder anderen Fall durchaus nach dem ersten Lesen auch ein Ko- schütteln hervorrufen, weil sie nicht immer der üblichen Denkweise entsprechen. Aber jeder Tipp hat in der Praxis in einer Reihe von Fällen nachhaltig seine positive Wirkung gezeigt.

  • Taking the themes of entrepreneurship, start-ups, innovation and collaboration, this book seeks to answer the urgent question of how countries and companies can stay competitive in an ever-changing digital environment. The authors determine which entrepreneurial processes will work for whom and under what circumstances, presenting methodological implications for business research, start-ups and policy making. Examining the success of Germany as an innovation powerhouse, and comparing this with the USA, this edited collection provides valuable ideas for improving practice, facilitating start-up activity, and ultimately ensuring a country's competitive edge.

  • Depuis l'antiquité la plus reculée jusqu'à la période contemporaine, des hommes ont vu - ou cru voir - des machines flamboyantes de forme circulaire ou tubulaire parcourir le ciel. Hallucination collective ? Mais en plein XXe siècle, les objets en question viennent impressionner les écrans des appareils radars... Paul Thomas - sous ce pseudonyme se cache une personnalité parisienne particulièrement connue - a su renoncer à toute incrédulité routinière. Avec méthode, et non sans parfois une subtile pointe d'humour, il entreprend l'examen objectif de cet important dossier. Comment ne pas être bientôt frappé par l'impression de cohérence qui s'en dégage ? L'idée même d'une « surveillance » platonique exercée par des êtres venus de l'espace cède le pas à des présomptions beaucoup plus troublantes concernant l'intervention active de nos visiteurs : n'ont-ils pas fréquemment modifié le cours de l'Histoire et bouleversé, au moyen d'apparitions spectaculaires, nos institutions morales et religieuses ? Telle la fameuse découverte de Galilée, il se pourrait bien que ce livre remette en cause nos habitudes intellectuelles les plus confortables.

  • This book synthesizes psychoanalytic and Marxist techniques in order to illuminate the resistance to a socialization of the American economy, the protectionist discourses of anomalous American capitalism, and the suppression of the capitalist welfare state. After the Second World War, Democrats and Republicans effectively eliminated the communist and socialist parties from the American political spectrum and suppressed their allied labor movements. The right-wing shift of both parties fabricated a false opposition of left and right that does not correspond to political oppositions in the industrialized democracies. Marxist perspectives can account for the massive inequality of the political economy, but they are insufficient for illuminating its preservation. Psychoanalysis is necessary in order to explain why Americans continue to vote within a two-party system that neglects the lower classes, and why the working class tends to vote against its own interests. The psychoanalytic techniques employed include doubling, repetition, displacement, condensation, inversion, denial, fetishizing, and cognitive repression. In examining the fixation upon the proxy binary of Democrat vs. Republican, which suppresses the true opposition of left vs. right and neutralizes alternatives, the work analyses numerous contemporary political issues through applications of Marxist psychoanalytic theory.

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