Mark Williams

  • Décembre 1917. Une compagnie de marines est envoyée au front, en France. Pour la première fois, les hommes de la Compagnie K découvrent la guerre : balles qui sifflent, ordres absurdes, la pluie et le froid, la tentation de déserter. Les cent treize soldats qui composent cette compagnie prennent tour à tour la parole pour raconter leur guerre, les guerres, décrire près d'un an de combats, puis le retour au pays pour les traumatisés, les blessés, ceux hantés à jamais.Tableau saisissant de la Grande Guerre, roman inoubliable salué comme un chef-d'oeuvre, Compagnie K est le grand classique américain sur la Première Guerre mondiale.

  • Aujourd'hui, les approches basées sur la pleine conscience fleurissent dans de nombreux domaines : médecine, psychologie, éducation, business... Si les bienfaits de la méditation de pleine conscience ne sont plus à prouver, la diversité de ses applications et son développement extraordinaire comportent certains risques de dérives ou de pertes de sens. C'est pour cette raison que Jon Kabat-Zinn et Mark Williams, pionniers en la matière, ont décidé de réunir une équipe de spécialistes internationaux dans les domaines de l'étude du bouddhisme et de la recherche scientifique. Ensemble, ils explorent les défis actuels pour rendre vivantes des vérités et des pratiques du dharma dans les contextes séculiers de la santé et de l'éducation.
    Proposant des contributions d'auteurs comme Mirabai Bush, Edel Maex, Saki Santorelli et Zindel Segal, Forces et bienfaits de la pleine conscience offre au lecteur un espace de réflexion où les enseignements de la sagesse, de l'histoire, de la science ou de la pratique se rencontrent.

  • Le livre que vous tenez entre les mains est consacré aux techniques de méditation en pleine conscience. Associant tradition orientale et thérapie cognitive, ces techniques, scientifiquement validées, ont fait la preuve de leur efficacité. Non seulement elles aident à guérir et à prévenir la maladie dépressive, mais elles permettent, pratiquées régulièrement, de retrouver le goût simple de la vie. Lisez, pratiquez et jugez par vous-même ! « Ce guide lucide, à la fois rigoureux dans sa démarche scientifique et éclairant dans son approche pratique, offre une planche de salut pour retrouver la liberté intérieure, la joie de vivre et l'ouverture au monde, et pour éviter de sombrer à nouveau dans un gouffre sans lumière. » Matthieu Ricard. « Révolutionnaire... Un guide vraiment utile pour atteindre l'équilibre émotionnel. » Daniel Goleman, auteur de L'Intelligence émotionnelle. Mark Williams est professeur de psychologie clinique à l'Université d'Oxford en Grande-Bretagne. John Teasdale, chercheur, travaille au département de psychiatrie de l'Université d'Oxford et à l'unité de neurosciences de l'Université de Cambridge, en Grande-Bretagne. Zindel Segal, psychothérapeute, dirige l'unité de thérapie cognitivo-comportementale au centre Addiction et Santé mentale de Toronto, au Canada. Jon Kabat-Zinn est professeur émérite de médecine à l'Université du Massachusetts, aux États-Unis. 

  • La thérapie cognitive basée sur la pleine conscience constitue une forme d'intervention récenteprouvée cliniquement, qui révolutionne les conceptions de la relation psychothérapeutique : moyen d'intervention, la méditation est également considérée comme une pratique nécessaire pour le thérapeute à titre personnel.
    Les auteurs, trois cliniciens reconnus dans le monde scientifique et pratiquant eux-mêmes la méditation, ont conçu un programme en huit séances intégrant la Pleine Conscience : la personne dépressive apprend à changer sa relation aux pensées, sentiments et sensations corporelles susceptibles de générer une rechute dépressive et à éviter la spirale qui la fera retomber dans la dépression.
    Écrit dans une langue simple et accessible à tous, cet ouvrage décrit les bases théoriques et détaille chaque séance du programme. Accompagné de témoignages cliniques, de fiches techniques, d'exercices et documents destinés aux participants, il est destiné à tous les psychothérapeutes et professionnels de la santé mentale soucieux d'aider leurs patients à prévenir de manière durable toute rechute dépressive.

  • Version numérique vendue sans CD Pourquoi tant de stress ? Pourquoi cette impression constante que nous n'allons pas réussir à faire face à tout ce que la vie nous demande ? Pourquoi cette incapacité à nous détendre, même quand notre journée de travail est terminée ? Pourquoi ce sentiment constant d'épuisement ? Pour deux raisons. La première, c'est que la vie moderne, intéressante et passionnante, est aussi une vie de fous, où tout va trop vite, où les pressions sont trop fortes. La seconde, c'est que nous nous laissons piéger, nous oublions qu'il est possible de nous protéger, d'introduire dans nos journées des parenthèses de calme, de lenteur, de douceur. Des petites bulles de sérénité... Vous allez découvrir dans ce livre une méthode simple, efficace, et prouvée : pour trouver la sérénité, la méditation en pleine conscience, une méthode pour se sentir bien. Et vous allez apprendre à la pratiquer au quotidien, grâce à un programme d'exercices simples et accessibles. Pour vous sentir plus léger dans ce monde énervé ! Mark Williams est professeur de psychologie clinique et chercheur à l'Université d'Oxford. Avec John Teasdale, Zindel Segal et Jon Kabat-Zinn, il a notamment publié Méditer pour ne plus déprimer. La pleine conscience, une méthode pour vivre mieux, qui a été un grand succès. Danny Penman est journaliste scientifique. 

  • Aujourd'hui, tout le monde ou presque parle de pleine conscience : à la maison, à l'école, dans le monde des affaires ou à l'hôpital... Ses bienfaits ne sont plus à prouver...
    Ce foisonnement d'études et de discours comporte pourtant certains risques de dérive ou de perte de sens. C'est pour ces raisons que Jon Kabat-Zinn et Mark Williams, pionniers en la matière, ont décidé de réunir une équipe de renommée internationale dans les domaines de l'étude du bouddhisme et de la recherche scientifique, autant que dans la mise en oeuvre de la pleine conscience dans les contextes de la santé et de l'éducation.
    Ce retour aux origines et aux fondamentaux permet de remettre en perspective les points de rencontre issus d'un côté des traditions de sagesse asiatique et de l'autre de la science. Ils nous plongent dans les racines historiques de la pleine conscience et du bouddhisme pour remettre en perspective leurs enseignements et leurs applications.
    Grâce aux contributions d'auteurs comme John D. Teasdale, Michael Chaskalson ou encore le Vénérable Bikkhu Bodhi, Les richesses de la pleine conscience propose un domaine où les enseignements de la sagesse, de la philosophie, de l'histoire, de la science et de la pratiqu de la méditation se rencontrent.

  • Sans mémoire, la vie n'aurait aucun sens. C'est ce que veut montrer ce livre en interrogeant tour à tour l'intelligibilité de l'univers, la plasticité du cerveau, la géométrie des formes et la singularité du vivant. En corollaire, la mémoire évolutive sous-jacente à la naissance de la pensée symbolique, les arts de la mémoire, la littérature proustienne, les souvenances divines, et enfin la mémoire augmentée et ses conséquences sur notre appréhension du monde. Cette nouvelle donne constitue le point d'achoppement des interrogations portées par les auteurs dans un esprit transdisciplinaire : il s'agit avant tout de défricher les mémoires et de ne pas opposer dataisme et plasticisme pour donner à voir, si tant est qu'elle éclose, une mémoire « posthumaine » digne de ce nom.

  • Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth represents Wordsworth's prolific output, from the poems first published in Lyrical Ballads in 1798 that changed the face of English poetry to the late "Yarrow Revisited." Wordsworth's poetry is celebrated for its deep feeling, its use of ordinary speech, the love of nature it expresses, and its representation of commonplace things and events. As Matthew Arnold notes, "[Wordsworth's poetry] is great because of the extraordinary power with which [he] feels the joy offered to us in nature, the joy offered to us in the simple elementary affections and duties." From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • THE LIFE-CHANGING BESTSELLER.
    MINDFULNESS reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion and promote genuine joie de vivre. It's the kind of happiness that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life can throw at you with new courage. The book is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT revolves around a straightforward form of mindfulness meditation which takes just a few minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed. MBCT has been clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for depression and it is recommended by the UK's National Institute of Clinical Excellence - in other words, it works. More importantly it also works for people who are not depressed but who are struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world. MINDFULNESS focuses on promoting joy and peace rather than banishing unhappiness. It's precisely focused to help ordinary people boost their happiness and confidence levels whilst also reducing anxiety, stress and irritability.

  • Oceans feed us and affect our climate. With climate change, pollution, and overfishing, our oceans are at risk as never before. Yet we are only just learning their history and processes. Here, Zalasiewicz and Williams describe what we know of their origin and development on Earth, oceans on other planets, and what the future might hold for our own.

  • How is society being shaped by the diffusion and increasing centrality of the Internet in everyday life and work? By bringing together leading research that addresses some of the most significant cultural, economic, and political roles of the Internet, this volume introduces students to a core set of readings that address this question in specific social and institutional contexts. Internet Studies is a burgeoning new field, which has been central to the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), an innovative multi-disciplinary department at the University of Oxford. Society and the Internet builds on the OIIs evolving series of lectures on society and the Internet. The series has been edited to create a reader to supplement upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses that seek to introduce students to scholarship focused on the implications of the Internet fornetworked societies around the world. The chapters of the reader are rooted in a variety of disciplines, but all directly tackle the powerful ways in which the Internet is linked to political, social, cultural, and economic transformations in society. This book will be a starting point for anyone with a seriousinterest in the factors shaping the Internet and its impact on society. The book begins with an introduction by the editors, which provides a brief history of the Internet and Web and its study from multi-disciplinary perspectives. The chapters are grouped into six focused sections: The Internet and Everyday Life; Information and Culture on the Line; Networked Politics and Government; Networked Businesses, Industries, and Economies; and Technological and Regulatory Histories and Futures.

  • To a rational being there can be but one rule of conduct, justice, and one mode of ascertaining that rule, the exercise of his understanding.' Godwin's Political Justice is the founding text of philosophical anarchism. Written in the immediate aftermath of the French Revolution, it exemplifies the political optimism felt by many writers and intellectuals. Godwin drew on enlightenment ideas and his background in religious dissent for the principles of justice, utility, and the sanctity of individual judgement that drove his powerful critique of all forms of secular and religious authority. He predicts the triumph of justice and equality over injustice, and of mind over matter, and the eventual vanquishing of human frailty and mortality. He also foresees the gradual elimination of practices governing property, punishment, law, and marriage and the displacement of politics by an expanded personal morality resulting from reasoned argument and candid discussion. Political Justice raises deep philosophical questions about the nature of our duty to others that remain central to modern debates on ethics and politics.

    This edition reprints the first-edition text of 1793, and examines Godwin's evolving philosophy in the context of his life and work.
    ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • Climate change is a major topic of concern today, scientifically, socially, and politically. It will undoubtedly continue to be so for the foreseeable future, as predicted changes in global temperatures, rainfall, and sea level take place, and as human society adapts to these changes.

    In this remarkable new work, Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams demonstrate how the Earth's climate has continuously altered over its 4.5 billion-year history. The story can be read from clues preserved in the Earth's strata - the evidence is abundant, though always incomplete, and also often baffling, puzzling, infuriating, tantalizing, seemingly contradictory. Geologists, though, are becoming ever more ingenious at interrogating this evidence, and the story of the Earth's climate is now being reconstructed in ever-greater detail - maybe even providing us with clues to the future of contemporary climate change.

    The history is dramatic and often abrupt. Changes in global and regional climate range from bitterly cold to sweltering hot, from arid to humid, and they have impacted hugely upon the planet's evolving animal and plant communities, and upon its physical landscapes of the Earth. And yet, through all of this, the Earth has remained consistently habitable for life for over three billion years - in stark contrast to its planetary neighbours. Not too hot, not too cold; not too dry, not too wet, it is aptly known as 'the Goldilocks planet'.

  • Climate change is a major topic of concern today, scientifically, socially, and politically. It will undoubtedly continue to be so for the foreseeable future, as predicted changes in global temperatures, rainfall, and sea level take place, and as human society adapts to these changes.

    In this remarkable new work, Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams demonstrate how the Earth's climate has continuously altered over its 4.5 billion-year history. The story can be read from clues preserved in the Earth's strata - the evidence is abundant, though always incomplete, and also often baffling, puzzling, infuriating, tantalizing, seemingly contradictory. Geologists, though, are becoming ever more ingenious at interrogating this evidence, and the story of the Earth's climate is now being reconstructed in ever-greater detail - maybe even providing us with clues to the future of contemporary climate change.

    The history is dramatic and often abrupt. Changes in global and regional climate range from bitterly cold to sweltering hot, from arid to humid, and they have impacted hugely upon the planet's evolving animal and plant communities, and upon its physical landscapes of the Earth. And yet, through all of this, the Earth has remained consistently habitable for life for over three billion years - in stark contrast to its planetary neighbours. Not too hot, not too cold; not too dry, not too wet, it is aptly known as 'the Goldilocks planet'.

  • The bestselling novel that inspired Mervyn LeRoys classic horror film about the little girl who can get away with anything--even murder.
    Theres something special about eight-year-old Rhoda Penmark. With her carefully plaited hair and her sweet cotton dresses, shes the very picture of old-fashioned innocence. But when their neighborhood suffers a series of terrible accidents, her mother begins to wonder: Why do bad things seem to happen when little Rhoda is around?
    Originally published in 1954, William Marchs final novel was an instant bestseller and National Book Award finalist before it was adapted for the stage and made into a 1956 film. The Bad Seed is an indelible portrait of an evil that wears an innocent face, one which still resonates in popular culture today.
    With a new foreword by Anna Holmes.
    Vintage Movie Classics spotlights classic films that have stood the test of time, now rediscovered through the publication of the novels on which they were based.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • To a rational being there can be but one rule of conduct, justice, and one mode of ascertaining that rule, the exercise of his understanding.' Godwin's Political Justice is the founding text of philosophical anarchism. Written in the immediate aftermath of the French Revolution, it exemplifies the political optimism felt by many writers and intellectuals. Godwin drew on enlightenment ideas and his background in religious dissent for the principles of justice, utility, and the sanctity of individual judgement that drove his powerful critique of all forms of secular and religious authority. He predicts the triumph of justice and equality over injustice, and of mind over matter, and the eventual vanquishing of human frailty and mortality. He also foresees the gradual elimination of practices governing property, punishment, law, and marriage and the displacement of politics by an expanded personal morality resulting from reasoned argument and candid discussion. Political Justice raises deep philosophical questions about the nature of our duty to others that remain central to modern debates on ethics and politics.

    This edition reprints the first-edition text of 1793, and examines Godwin's evolving philosophy in the context of his life and work.
    ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • Oceans feed us and affect our climate. With climate change, pollution, and overfishing, our oceans are at risk as never before. Yet we are only just learning their history and processes. Here, Zalasiewicz and Williams describe what we know of their origin and development on Earth, oceans on other planets, and what the future might hold for our own.

  • #1 best-selling guide to Thailand* Lonely Planet Thailand is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sample the nightlife of Bangkok, explore the World Heritage temple ruins at Ayuthaya, or indulge in a beachfront Thai massage on a coral-fringed island; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Thailand and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Thailand Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - customs, history, politics, literature, cinema, music, art, environment, wildlife, cuisine Free, convenient pull-out Bangkok map (included in print version), plus over 120 maps. Covers Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand, Central Thailand, Bangkok, Ko Chang, Eastern Seaboard, Hua Hin, Southern Gulf, Phuket, Andaman Coast, Ko Samui, Lower Gulf and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Thailand, our most comprehensive guide to Thailand, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for a guide focused on Bangkok or Phuket? Check out Lonely Planet's Bangkok guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Pocket Bangkok or Pocket Phuket, handy-sized guides focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. Looking for just the highlights of Thailand? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Thailand, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, China Williams, Austin Bush, Tim Bewer, Mark Beales, David Eimer, Celeste Brash and Adam Skolnick. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. *Best-selling guide to Thailand. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA, February 2013 to January 2014.

  • A valuable resource for undergraduates and graduates providing a thorough grounding in the scientific basis and clinical application of antimicrobial drugs. The new edition has been thoroughly updated to include the most recently licensed agents, including the treatment of HIV and contains guidance on prescribing and infection control practices.

  • Antimicrobial agents are essential for the treatment of life-threatening infections and for managing the burden of minor infections in the community. In addition, they play a key role in organ and bone marrow transplantation, cancer chemotherapy, artificial joint and heart valve surgery. Unlike other classes of medicines, they are vulnerable to resistance from mutations in target microorganisms, and their adverse effects may extend to other patients (increased risk of cross-infection). As a consequence, there is a constant requirement for new agents, as well as practices that ensure the continued effective prescribing of licensed agents.

    The fully revised and updated seventh edition of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy is an essential guide to the principles of antimicrobial chemotherapy, the problem of resistance and its control through policies, antimicrobial stewardship and surveillance. The book provides an aid to informed, rational prescribing for common bacterial, fungal, parasitic and viral infections.

    Divided in five parts, the book cover issues specific to both the developed and developing world. Part 1 'General property of antimicrobial agents' discusses mechanisms of action and resistance to antibacterial, antifungal antiprotozoal, antiviral, and antiviral agents. Part 2 'Resistance to antimicrobial agents' provides guidance about the problem of resistance, mechanisms of acquired resistance and genetics of resistance. Part 3 'General principles of usage of antimicrobial agents' analyses the use of the laboratory, general principles of the treatment of infection, dosing in special groups (extremes of age, pregnancy, obesity), safe prescribing, prophylaxis and the role of policies in antimicrobial stewardship. Part 4 'Therapeutic use of antimicrobial agents' provides advice about the treatment of common infections which are described by anatomical. There are also chapters on the management of mycobacterial disease, viral infections, HIV/AIDS and parasitic infections. The final part of the book analyses the development and marketing of antimicrobial drugs.

    This seventh edition of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy continues to be a valuable resource for undergraduates and graduates requiring a thorough grounding in the scientific basis and clinical application of these drugs.

  • BnF collection ebooks - "- Tom ! Pas de réponse. - Tom Sawyer ! Pas de réponse. - Où donc a-t-il pu se cacher ? Ah ça, te montreras-tu, mauvais garnement ? La vieille dame qui s'exprimait ainsi abaissa ses lunettes et regarda par dessus ; puis elle les releva et regarda par dessous. Il ne lui arrivait jamais de s'en servir autrement pour découvrir un objet aussi peu volumineux que maître Tom."
    BnF collection ebooks a pour vocation de faire découvrir en version numérique des textes classiques essentiels dans leur édition la plus remarquable, des perles méconnues de la littérature ou des auteurs souvent injustement oubliés. Tous les genres y sont représentés : morceaux choisis de la littérature, y compris romans policiers, romans noirs mais aussi livres d'histoire, récits de voyage, portraits et mémoires ou sélections pour la jeunesse.

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