• Le test ultime de mémoire et de connaissances ! 
    Cet ouvrage de quiz n'est pas comme les autres : plus vous progressez, plus le nombre de réponses requises augmente.
    Chaque quiz est composé de 11 questions : la question 1 requiert 1 seule réponse, la question 2 comporte 2 réponses, et ainsi de suite jusqu'à la 10e question. La question n°11 est la question des boss : elle peut avoir une douzaine de réponses ! 
    Avec des sujets très variés, incluant l'histoire, la science, le sport, la nourriture, les arts, la culture générale, la géographie, la nature, et bien plus encore, ce livre vous aidera à faire un véritable test de votre mémoire et de vos connaissances et vous offrira plusieurs heures de divertissement (ou de frustration) en famille ou entre amis !

  • Qui représente mieux la pensée conceptuelle que Stephen Hawking? Doté d'une intuition et d'une intelligence hors norme, il a révolutionné les sciences et notre perception de l'Univers.

    Suivez les pas d'un des plus grands génies de notre époque pour apprendre à :
    o raisonner avec votre intuition ;
    o vous pencher sur les grandes questions de l'Univers ;
    o vous battre pour ce en quoi vous croyez ;
    o ne jamais cesser de vous challenger.

    Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) était l'un des plus grands scientifiques de notre époque. Paralysé par une maladie dégénérative depuis les années 1960, le scientifique britannique, spécialiste des trous noirs, était réputé pour son extraordinaire intelligence et son sens de l'humour, mais aussi pour la combativité et la force dont il a fait preuve face à la maladie.

  • Quiz ultime

    Daniel Smith

    Ce livre-jeu est véritablement unique: chacun des 65 quiz thématiques qu'on y trouve comporte onze questions. La première ne requiert qu'une réponse. La deuxième, deux réponses, la troisième, trois et ainsi de suite, jusqu'à dix. La onzième, est une «question-boni», qui compte entre dix et... cinquante réponses!
    Parmi ceux-ci se trouvent également des quiz que la famille entière peut résoudre ensemble plutôt que de voir chacun tenter de trouver la bonne réponse unique le plus rapidement possible.
    Les sujets sont extrêmement variés et traitent du Québec autant que du reste du monde: arts, cinéma, sports, gastronomie, géographie, histoire, littérature, musique, nature, sciences et bien davantage.
    Puisque chaque quiz a comme mission de révéler l'étendue de vos connaissances, ce livre procure des heures de plaisir en famille ou entre amis mais aussi, faut l'avouer, quelques moments de frustration!

  • Suivez la trace les traces de Steve Jobs, l'un des plus grands innovateurs du monde moderne ! L'homme qui a révolutionné la Silicon Valley va vous apprendre à : Casser les codes et contester les règles. Savoir rebondir et apprendre à titrer le meilleur d'une mauvaise situation. Vendre votre personnalité et vos idées. Être toujours à l'affût des opportunités. Obtenir les résultats que vous voulez.Présentant les techniques et les méthodes de cet homme d'affaires hors-norme, cet ouvrage vous invite à visualiser l'existence à travers les yeux d'un génie qui voulait « tirer la race humaine vers le haut » et qui n'avait pas peur d'essayer de changer le monde. Vous aussi, vous pouvez être Steve Jobs.

  • Un livre avec des textes et des jeux pour apprendre à penser comme Sherlock Holmes. Vous voyez mais vous ne savez pas observer ! Ce livre vous apprendra à mieux observer, mémoriser, déduire et raisonner grâce à tous les trucs et astuces du plus célèbre des détectives anglais, Sherlock Holmes. À travers des études, des tests et des exemples des romans originaux dont Sherlock est le héros, vous ne verrez plus jamais les choses de la même façon !

  • Suivez les traces de l'homme qui a révolutionné la science, l'un des génies de notre temps ! Einstein est une figure emblématique de l'histoire scientifique mondiale, et son statut de génie est un fait acquis. Mais au delà du scientifique extraordinaire, il fut aussi un grand défenseur de la paix, un idéaliste qui refusait l'autoritarisme de son époque. Il est vain, bien sûr, d'espérer penser comme Einstein, mais pourquoi ne pas tenter de comprendre sa façon de penser pour l'appliquer à votre vie de tous les jours ? Ecouter son intuition, penser encore plus grand, être curieux et s'en féliciter... autant de traits de son caractère que l'on peut faire siens pour s'améliorer et avancer.

  • Ever wondered what it takes to get into Fort Knox? Fancied a peek inside the Coca-Cola Safety Deposit Box? Would you dare to visit Three Mile Island? The world is full of secret places that we either don't know about, or couldn't visit even if we wanted to. Now you can glimpse the Tora Bora caves in Afghanistan, visit the Tuscon Titan Missile Site, tour the Vatican Archives, or see the Chapel of the Ark. This fascinating guide book takes a look at 100 places around the world that are either so hard to reach, so closely guarded, or so secret that they are virtually impossible to visit any other way.

  • Ever fancied travelling through time? Taming a lion? Winning a Nobel Prize? Well, here's how to attempt all that and more. Daniel Smith - author of 100 Places You Will Never Visit - takes you on an entertaining journey through 100 things you will (probably) never get the chance to do. Offering tips and advice on things that you may never be rich enough to do (buy your own island, drink a bottle of 1787 Château Lafite, own a Shakespeare first folio); things you might never be brave enough to try (bullfight, base jump from the Burj Khalifa, charm a snake); things you'll hopefully never have to do (escape from Alcatraz, land a 747, play Russian roulette); and even the downright absurd (being in two places at once, making gold, becoming invisible),100 Things You Will Never Do will give you a glimpse of your infinite potential.

  • An inquiry into hearing voices-one of humanity's most profound phenomena
    Auditory hallucination is one of the most awe-inspiring, terrifying, and ill- understood tricks of which the human psyche is capable. In the age of modern medical science, we have relegated this experience to nothing more than a biological glitch. Yet as Daniel B. Smith puts forth in Muses, Madmen, and Prophets, some of the greatest thinkers, leaders, and prophets in history heard, listened to, and had dialogues with voices inside their heads. In a fascinating quest for understanding, Smith examines the history of this powerful phenomenon, and delivers a ringing defense of the validity of unusual human experiences.

  • What happened to Amelia Earhart's aeroplane, Van Gogh's painting of Dr Gachet and the crew of the Mary Celeste? This fascinating book unlocks the world's lost property cupboard and sifts through buried treasure, mysterious disappearances and unknown locations, examining the evidence - and the conspiracy theories - surrounding the world's most legendary lost objects. Who erased the Nixon tapes? Did Captain Kidd really bury his treasure on Rhode Island? Is Lord Lucan still alive? Ranging from a single gemstone (the Great Mogul Diamond) to hoards of jewels (treasure of the Knights Templar), and from a single man (Australian prime minister Harold Holt) to swathes of people (the Lost Army of Cambyses), via Shergar the stolen horse, the top secret recipe for KFC, the fifth spy in the 'Cambridge Five', the much-coveted Holy Grail and the sunken Tybee Island Bomb, Dan Smith shines a torch into the darkest theories and examines the hidden truth. A fascinating catalogue of lost things, 100 Things You Will Never Find will take you on a unique quest around the globe and across the centuries, searching for the legendary items that have inspired generations of explorers, scientists and storytellers alike. Contents include: Amelia Earhart's Aeroplane, Muhammed Ali's Gold Medal, Loch Ness Monster, Log of Columbus's First Voyage, Google's Search Algorithms, Atlantis, Missing Apollo II Tapes, Montezuma's Treasure, Lord Lucan, Final Panels of the Bayeux Tapestry, Formula for WD-40, Hemingway's Lost Manuscripts, Jules Rimet Trophy, Lost City of Z, Raoul Wallenberg, Missing Nixon Tapes, Lord Byron's Memoirs and a Complete Dodo Skeleton.

  • How and why did men and women send handwritten poetry, drama, and literary prose to their friends and social superiors in the seventeenth century-and what were the consequences of these communications? Within this culture of manuscript publication, why did John Donne (1572-1631), an author who attempted to limit the circulation of his works, become the most transcribed writer of his age? John Donne and the Conway Papers examines these questions in greatdetail. Daniel Starza Smith investigates a seventeenth-century archive, the Conway Papers, in order to explain the relationship between Donne and the archives owners, the Conway family. Drawing on an enormous amount of primary material, he situates Donnes writings within the broader workings of manuscriptcirculation, from the moment a scribe identified a source text, through the process of transcription and onwards to the social ramifications of this literary circulation. John Donne and the Conway Papers offers the first full-length analysis of three generations of the Conway family between Elizabeths succession and the end of the Civil War, explaining what the Conway Papers are and how they were amassed, how the archive came to contain a concentration of manuscript poetry by Donne, and what the significance of this fact is, in terms of seventeenth-century politics, patronage, and culture. Answers to these questions cast new light on the earlytransmission of Donnes verse and prose. Throughout, John Donne and the Conway Papers emphasizes the importance of Donnes closest friends and earliest readers--such as George Garrard, Rowland Woodward, and Sir Henry Goodere--in the dissemination of his poetry. Goodere in particular emerges as a key agent in theearly circulation of Donnes verse, and this book offers the first sustained account of his literary activities.

  • Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith was the most widely read sportswriter of the last century and the first to win the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. From the 1940s to the 1980s, his nationally syndicated columns for the New York Herald Tribune and later for The New York Times traversed the world of sports with literary panache and wry humor. “I’ve always had the notion,” Smith once said, “that people go to spectator sports to have fun and then they grab the paper to read about it and have fun again.” Now, writer and editor (and inventor of Rotisserie League Baseball) Daniel Okrent presents the best of Smith’s inimitable columns--miniature masterpieces that remain the gold standard in sportswriting.
    Here are Smith’s indelible profiles of sports luminaries, which show his gift for distilling a career’s essence in a single column. Unforgettable accounts of historic occasions--Bobby Thompson’s Shot Heard ’Round the World, Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series, the first Ali-Frazier fight--are joined by more offbeat stories that display Smith’s unmistakable wit, intelligence, and breadth of feeling. Here, too, are more personal glimpses into Smith’s life and work, revealed in stories about his lifelong passion for fishing and in “My Press-Box Memoirs,” a 1975 reminiscence for Esquire collected here for the first time.
    A Special Publication of The Library of America.

  • Gathers 20 of Smith's new and classic essays into one volume for the first time. Combining his most important pieces over the last 15 years along with two completely new essays, 'On the Becoming of Concepts' and 'The Idea of the Open', this volume is Smith's definitive treatise on Deleuze. The four sections cover Deleuze's use of the history of philosophy, his philosophical system, several Deleuzian concepts and his position within contemporary philosophy.Smith's essays are frequent references for students and scholars working on Deleuze. Several of the articles have already become touchstones in the field, notably those on Alain Badiou and Jacques Derrida. For anyone interested in Deleuze's philosophy, this book is not to be missed.

  • Accepter l'idée que nous vivons dans un univers polycentrique nous place devant l'obligation de revoir notre conception du monde et de la place que le Canada y occupe. Les auteurs de cet ouvrage ont donc examiné quatre questions de fond que le Canada devrait considérer pour préparer son avenir.

    Quels sont la position et le rôle de l'État face à une gamme d'acteurs, d'institutions ou de sources d'autorité ?

    Si un changement politique global et fondamental est effectivement en train de s'opérer, quelles sont les causes de cette transformation ?

    Comment devons-nous gérer le nombre croissant de problèmes transnationaux et internationaux, qui deviennent de plus en plus prioritaires dans les programmes d'action des gouvernements ?

    Quelles sont les répercussions d'un monde polycentrique sur la démocratie, l'imputabilité et le gouvernement de droit ?

    Cet ouvrage réalisé sous la direction de Gordon Smith et Daniel Wolfish regroupe des chapitres signés par Julien Bauer et Philippe Le Prestre de l'Université du Québec à Montréal, Ronald Crelinsten de l'Université d'Ottawa, Vincent Della Sala et Robert Cutler de l'Université Carleton, Stephen Clarkson de l'Université de Toronto et Robert Wolfe de l'Université Queen's.

  • Winner of the IENE Project Award 2016.
    This authoritative volume brings together some of the world's leading researchers, academics, practitioners and transportation agency personnel to present the current status of the ecological sustainability of the linear infrastructure - primarily road, rail and utility easements - that dissect and fragment landscapes globally. It outlines the potential impacts, demonstrates how this infrastructure is being improved, and how broad ecological principles are applied to mitigate the impact of road networks on wildlife. Research and monitoring is an important aspect of road ecology, encompassing all phases of a transportation project. This book covers research and monitoring to span the entire project continuum - starting with planning and design, through construction and into maintenance and management. It focuses on impacts and solutions for species groups and specific regions, with particular emphasis on the unique challenges facing Asia, South America and Africa. Other key features: Contributions from authors originating from over 25 countries, including from all continents Each chapter summarizes important lessons, and includes lists of further reading and thoroughly up to date references Highlights principles that address key points relevant to all phases in all road projects Explains best-practices based on a number of successful international case studies Chapters are "stand-alone", but they also build upon and complement each other; extensive cross-referencing directs the reader to relevant material elsewhere in the book Handbook of Road Ecology offers a comprehensive summary of approximately 30 years of global efforts to quantify the impacts of roads and traffic and implement effective mitigation. As such, it is essential reading for those involved in the planning, design, assessment and construction of new roads; the management and maintenance of existing roads; and the modifying or retrofitting of existing roads and problem locations. This handbook is an accessible resource for both developed and developing countries, including government transportation agencies, Government environmental/conservation agencies, NGOs, and road funding and donor organisations.

  • Most of the chapters in this book are extended papers from Research Learning in Virtual Environments (reLIVE08), an international conference held by the UK Open University in Milton Keynes in November 2008. Authors of the best papers and presentations from the conferences were invited to contribute to Research Learning in Virtual Worlds, the first book to specifically address research methods and related issues for education in virtual worlds.
    The book covers a range of research undertaken in virtual worlds. It opens with an accessible introduction both to the book and to the subject area, making it an ideal springboard for those who are new to research in this area. The subsequent ten chapters present work covering a range of research methodologies across a broad discipline base, providing essential reading for advanced undergraduate or postgraduate researchers working in education in virtual worlds, and engaging background material for researchers in similar and related disciplines.

  • Paleontologists and geologists struggle with research questions often complicated by the loss or even absence of key paleobiological and paleoenvironmental information. Insight into this missing data can be gained through direct exploration of analogous living organisms and modern environments. Creative, experimental and interdisciplinary treatments of such ancient-Earth analogs form the basis of Lessons from the Living. This volume unites a diverse range of expert paleontologists, neontologists and geologists presenting case studies that cover a spectrum of topics, including functional morphology, taphonomy, environments and organism-substrate interactions.

  • Provides students with insights into key contemporary debates and events to demonstrate the relevance of sociology and its practical application to modern nursing. This textbook helps student nurses make the leap from a narrow focus on the physical problems of their patients to a broader understanding of the whole person and the contexts of care which will help them succeed as compassionate nurses. Written directly for nurses, it focuses on the individuals and families in their care, the organisations they work in, and the factors which affect their practice.
    Key features include:

    Case studies and scenarios to help students relate sociology to real-life examples
    Reflection points to help students critically engage with the discussion
    Learning outcomes and chapter summaries for revision
    Definitions of key terms in each chapter

  • This book examines performances in the American film industry's highest-earning and most influential films. Countering decades of discourse and the conventional notion that special effects are the real stars of Hollywood blockbusters, this book finds that the acting performances in these big-budget action movies are actually better, and more genre-appropriate, than reputed. It argues that while blockbusters are often edited for speed, thrills, and simplicity, and performances are sometimes tailored to this style, most major productions feature more scenes of stage-like acting than hyper-kinetic action. Knowing this, producers of the world's highest-budgeted motion pictures usually cast strong or generically appropriate actors. With chapters offering unique readings of some of cinema's biggest hits, such as The Dark Knight, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, Iron Man and The Hunger Games, this unprecedented study sheds new light on the importance of performance in the Hollywood blockbuster. 

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