The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Samaira Book Publishers

ISBN:9387550028

Total Pages:240

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Drawing on Dale Carnegie's years of experience as a business trainer, this book will show you how to improve self-confidence and overcome the natural fear of public speaking, to become a successful speaker, and even learn to enjoy it. This book discusses the ways of opening and closing a talk and keeping the audience interested.

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La parole est un sport de combat

Author:Bertrand Périer

Publisher:JC Lattès

ISBN:2709660261

Total Pages:250

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Longtemps je n’ai pas pris la parole. Longtemps j’ai eu un rapport de méfiance avec l’oralité. Je trouvais cela suspect. J’ai compris par l’expérience, dans les concours d’entrée aux grandes écoles, dans les cours de justice, les concours d’éloquence, puis en tant qu’enseignant d’art oratoire, à quel point la parole est une arme, une force, qu’il ne faut jamais sous-estimer. J’ai une histoire d’amour contrariée avec la parole. J’ai l’impression d’avoir perdu des années alors je mets un point d’honneur à transmettre l’art de bien parler aux jeunes pour qu’ils se libèrent des déterminismes sociaux. Les mots pour s’émanciper et refuser l’aliénation. Nous avons tous le droit à la parole. Bien parler suppose un entraînement, des techniques pour être à l’aise en public, mais aussi pour structurer un discours, le délivrer avec aisance, convaincre en toutes circonstances. Puisez dans ce livre des bons conseils pour nourrir votre parole et votre esprit. Devenez orateurs, libérez votre parole ! Si moi j’y suis arrivé, vous pouvez le faire !

Infinite Progress

Author:Byron Reese

Publisher:Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN:1608324052

Total Pages:312

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For years we’ve been inundated with bleak forecasts about the future. But in this electrifying new book, author Byron Reese debunks the pessimistic outlook as dangerous, and shows instead how technology will soon create a dramatically better world for every person on earth, beyond anything we have dared to imagine. With the art of a storyteller, Reese synthesizes history, technology, and sociology into an exciting, fast-moving narrative that shows how technological change has had dramatic effects on humanity in the past. He then looks forward at the technological changes we know are coming—from genetics, nanotechnology, robotics, and many other fields—and explores how they will vastly increase wealth, prolong our lifespans, redefine human rights, and alter the social fabric of the world. Reese explains how the Internet, human ingenuity, and technological innovation will help us forever end the five historic plagues of human existence: ignorance, disease, poverty, hunger, and war. With a rational and researched optimism, Reese sees the future not as a world in a downward spiral, but as destined for progress beyond our imaginations. As Reese looks forward, he notes that “we are gaining speed, not winding down. We are blooming, not withering, as we leverage the greatest natural resource on the planet: the human mind.” The future of Earth’s inhabitants has never been brighter. If you want to get excited about the future, then this is the book for you.

The Universe in Your Hand

Author:Christophe Galfard

Publisher:Flatiron Books

ISBN:125006953X

Total Pages:256

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"If Ms. Frizzle were a physics student of Stephen Hawking, she might have written THE UNIVERSE IN YOUR HAND, a wild tour through the reaches of time and space, from the interior of a proton to the Big Bang to the rough suburbs of a black hole. It's friendly, excitable, erudite, and cosmic." —Jordan Ellenberg, New York Times besteselling author of How Not To Be Wrong Quantum physics, black holes, string theory, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, parallel universes: even if we are interested in these fundamental concepts of our world, their language is the language of math. Which means that despite our best intentions of finally grasping, say, Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, most of us are quickly brought up short by a snarl of nasty equations or an incomprehensible graph. Christophe Galfard's mission in life is to spread modern scientific ideas to the general public in entertaining ways. Using his considerable skills as a brilliant theoretical physicist and successful young adult author, The Universe in Your Hand employs the immediacy of simple, direct language to show us, not explain to us, the theories that underpin everything we know about our universe. To understand what happens to a dying star, we are asked to picture ourselves floating in space in front of it. To get acquainted with the quantum world, we are shrunk to the size of an atom and then taken on a journey. Employing everyday similes and metaphors, addressing the reader directly, and writing stories rather than equations renders these astoundingly complex ideas in an immediate and visceral way. Utterly captivating and entirely unique, The Universe in Your Hand will find its place among other classics in the field.

The Old Man and The Sea

Author:Ernest Hemingway

Publisher:World Heritage Publishers Ltd

ISBN:6144134034

Total Pages:128

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A short heroic novel by Ernest Hemingway is a story that centers on an aging fisherman who engages in an epic battle to catch a giant marlin It was published in 1952 and awarded the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Author: Ernest Hemingway Genre: Novel

Lord of the Flies

Author:William Golding

Publisher:Faber & Faber

ISBN:0571290582

Total Pages:256

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A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

La salsa est un sport de combat

Author:Anath Riveline,Tom Crosshill

Publisher:Bayard Jeunesse

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Total Pages:315

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Rick n'est pas le plus cool des garçons : éditeur d'un blog de vidéos rigolotes de chats, il vient de se faire plaquer par sa petite amie, qui trouve qu'il ne passe pas assez de temps dans la « vraie vie ». Il rencontre alors Ana Cabrera, une danseuse de salsa qui lui propose, en échange de la création de son site, des séances d'initiation à cette danse. Rick se prend de passion pour cet art... et surtout pour la jolie jeune prof. Lorsque celle-ci lui avoue qu'elle aurait bien besoin de changer d'air, en raison d'un climat familial pesant, il lui propose de le suivre à Cuba pendant les deux mois de vacances, dans la famille de sa tante Juanita, la soeur de sa mère décédée il y a peu. Objectifs officiels : partir à la rencontre de cette branche de la famille qu'il n'a jamais vue et du passé de sa mère, émigrée aux États-Unis en 1980, et perfectionner leur technique de danse. Objectifs officieux : se « rapprocher » d'Ana. Mais le climat est parfois tendu entre sa tante Juanita, déléguée du parti pour le quartier, et sa fille Yolanda, très critique du régime. Quant à son cousin Yosvany, dragueur invétéré, il a des vues sur Ana qui, à son corps défendant, ne lui est pas insensible. Lorsqu'il les surprend ensemble, Rick décide de partir quelques jours à Trinidad, ville natale de sa mère, sur les traces de son premier amour Ricardo. Devenu peintre officiel du régime, l'ancien poète séditieux n'est plus que l'ombre de lui-même. Rick comprend qu'il a sacrifié sa liberté (il a passé vingt ans dans les geôles de l'Etat) pour pousser sa fiancée à l'exil et la sauver des griffes de la police... S'engager quitte à compromettre ceux qu'on aime ou danser jusqu'à s'en étourdir ? Telle est la question posée dans ce roman d'amour et d'initiation, enlevé comme un air de salsa.

Private Practice

Author:Samanthe Beck

Publisher:Entangled: Brazen

ISBN:1622667883

Total Pages:263

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Dr. Ellie Swan has a plan: open her practice in tiny Bluelick, Kentucky, so she can keep an eye on her diabetic father, and make hometown golden-boy Roger Reynolds fall in love with her. But Ellie has a problem. Roger seeks a skilled, sexually adventurous partner, and bookish Ellie doesn't qualify. Tyler Longfoot only cares about three things: shaking his bad boy image, qualifying for the loan his company needs to rehab a piece of Bluelick's history, and convincing Ellie to keep quiet about the "incident" that lands him on her doorstep at two a.m. with a bullet in his behind. The adorable Dr. Swan drives a mean bargain, though. If sex-on-a-stick Tyler will teach Ellie how to bring a man to his knees, she'll forget about the bullet. Armed with The Wild Woman's Guide to Sex and Tyler's lessons, Ellie is confident she can become what Roger needs...if she doesn't fall for Tyler first. Each book in the Private Pleasures series is STANDALONE: * Private Practice * Light Her Fire * Falling for the Enemy

A Sunday in Ville-d'Avray

Author:Dominique Barbéris

Publisher:Other Press, LLC

ISBN:1635420466

Total Pages:128

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In this subtly haunting novel, a married woman confesses her encounter with a mysterious man, which threatens the stilted calm of life in a Paris suburb. Echoing the acclaimed and unsettling film Sundays and Cybèle from 1962, A Sunday in Ville-d’Avray is suffused with the same feeling of disquiet: Two sisters meet as the light is fading in a detached house in Ville-d’Avray, each filled with the memory of their childhood hopes and fears, their insatiable desire for the romantic, for wild landscapes worthy of Jane Eyre, and for a mad love, all concealed beneath the appearance of a sensible life. Claire Marie, considered by most to be a dreamy, passive sort of person, suddenly breaks from the everyday by confiding in her sister about an unlikely meeting in this seemingly peaceful provincial town. To her listener’s amazement, she tells of her wanderings around the Fausses-Reposes forest, the Corot Ponds, and the suburban train stations, and the lurking dangers she encountered there. In this arresting novel reminiscent of Simenon, Dominique Barbéris explores the great depths of the human soul, troubled like the waters of the ponds.

Kuessipan

Author:Naomi Fontaine

Publisher:arsenal pulp press

ISBN:1551525186

Total Pages:144

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Kuessipan is an extraordinary, meditative novel about life among the Native Innu people of northeast Quebec. With the grace and perfect pitch, author Naomi Fontaine (herself an Innu) conjures up a world that reads like no other, and a community—of nomadic hunters and fishers, of mothers and children—who endure a harsh and sometimes cruel reality with quiet dignity.

Claude Fleury (1640–1723) as an Educational Historiographer and Thinker

Author:R. Wanner

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:9401016305

Total Pages:282

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This study has grown out of an interest in French education and cul ture that dates from fondly remembered student days in France. Specifically, it is an attempt to explain the educational thought of Claude Fleury, a literate, responsible homme de leUres who analyzed the historical origins of public education as it existed in seventeenth-cen tury France and, on that basis, proposed what he considered to be a more generally useful program of studies. Generous space has been devoted to historical, social, and pedagogical background in an effort to place Fleury's thought in its proper cultural context; namely, that of the decline of the Classical Age and the dawn of the Age of Reason. This background material represents also an attempt to explain, at times in detail, the origin of Fleury's Traite du Choix et de la Methode des Etudes and his rise to scholarly and pedagogical prominence at court. It is possible that Fleury's thought, while of most immediate interest to students of seventeenth-century cultural history, will be of interest also to a more general audience. In particular, those charged with providing education that must respond to the ever increasing practical needs of society and at the same time give to contemporary man a of his cultural heritage may find in Fleury's thought some useful sense historical perspective. It is a pleasure to acknowledge that this study would not have been possible without the encouragement and guidance of Dr. William W.

The Jungle Book: The Strength of the Wolf is the Pack

Author:Scott Peterson,Joshua Pruett

Publisher:Disney Electronic Content

ISBN:148472898X

Total Pages:324

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"THIS IS THE LAW OF THE JUNGLE, AS OLD AND AS TRUE AS THE SKY. . . ." Mowgli has lived in the Jungle for as long as he can remember. Raised by a noble wolf pack and mentored by a wise panther called Bagheera, Mowgli enjoys the rich, vibrant world of the animals. And while at times it is clear he doesn't quite fit in, he could never imagine leaving it. But when a vengeful tiger makes a vow to remove the man-cub from the Jungle, Mowgli's world is turned upside down. With help from his new friend Baloo the bear, Mowgli finds himself on a journey to protect his wolf family and himself--a journey that could change things forever. Will the man-cub be able to find his place in the Jungle?

The Invisible Actor

Author:Yoshi Oida,Lorna Marshall

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:1350148288

Total Pages:128

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The Invisible Actor presents the captivating and unique methods of the distinguished Japanese actor and director, Yoshi Oida. While a member of Peter Brook's theatre company in Paris, Yoshi Oida developed a masterful approach to acting that combined the oriental tradition of supreme and studied control with the Western performer's need to characterise and expose depths of emotion. Written with Lorna Marshall, Yoshi Oida explains that once the audience becomes openly aware of the actor's method and becomes too conscious of the actor's artistry, the wonder of performance dies. The audience must never see the actor but only his or her performance. Throughout Lorna Marshall provides contextual commentary on Yoshi Oida's work and methods. In a new foreword to accompany the Bloomsbury Revelations edition, Yoshi Oida revisits the questions that have informed his career as an actor and explores how his skilful approach to acting has shaped the wider contours of his life.

L'esclavage en héritage, Brésil

Author:Jean-François Véran

Publisher:KARTHALA Editions

ISBN:2845864132

Total Pages:386

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La constitution brésilienne de 1988 prévoit que soient reconnues et légalisées les terres des populations noires paysannes dont les ancêtres étaient des esclaves fugitifs et vivaient en communautés (communautés marrons, en brésilien quilombos). Votée dans le contexte du premier centenaire de l'abolition de l'esclavage et sous la pression des mouvements militants noirs, cette disposition était surtout un gage symbolique de réconciliation nationale. Dépourvue de tout cadre réglementaire, elle ne semblait d'ailleurs pas applicable. Les quilombos n'étaient voués qu'à être d'improbables lieux de mémoire. Au début des années 1990, pourtant, des " communautés noires " affirment être les héritières des anciens quilombos et, invoquant la constitution, exigent les titres de propriété des terres qu'elles occupent. A l'interface entre " question agraire " et " question raciale ", entre mémoire et ethnicité, au carrefour du terrain ethnographique et de l'analyse sociologique, cet ouvrage propose de suivre l'aventure au cours de laquelle l'une de ces communautés, Rio das Rãs (littéralement " Rivière des Grenouilles ") de l'État de Bahia, fut amenée à puiser dans son passé les ressources pour garantir sa survie dans le Brésil contemporain.

Mon combat pour la parole

Author:Reckya Madougou

Publisher:Editions L\'Harmattan

ISBN:2296216919

Total Pages:230

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Entre 2003 et 2005, la République du Bénin était en proie à toutes sortes de rumeurs relatives à la modification de la Constitution de décembre 1990 à des fins opportunistes. Une mobilisation citoyenne quasi inattendue a permis de déjouer cette perspective funeste et anti-démocratique. Cet ouvrage procède à une analyse et un décryptage méthodique des tenants et des aboutissants des confrontations militantes et intellectuelles, voire politiques, de cette période.

10 romans Azur + 1 gratuit (no3735 à 3744 - Août 2016)

Author:Collectif

Publisher:Harlequin

ISBN:2280358840

Total Pages:1760

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Intégrale 10 romans Azur + 1 gratuit : tous les titres Azur d'août 2016 en un seul clic ! Deux héritiers pour son royaume, Lynne Graham Le charme d'un patron, Cathy Williams Pour une nuit entre tes bras, Carol Marinelli Un enfant pour tout changer, Joss Wood Prisonnière d'une promesse, Michelle Smart Fiançailles à haut risque, Maisey Yates Un insupportable chantage, Julia James - réédité Le courage d'une séductrice, Andie Brock A toi, depuis toujours, Susan Stephens Une impardonnable trahison, Caitlin Crews Retour à Wolfe Manor, Kate Hewitt - réédité

Résilience et philosophie

Author:Emmanuèle Auriac-Slusarczyk,Johanna Henrion-Latché

Publisher:Editions L\'Harmattan

ISBN:2140064992

Total Pages:256

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L'essai instruit en quoi résilience et philosophie, rapprochées, peuvent revitaliser l'école. Est défendue l'idée que philosopher permet de cheminer, de rééquilibrer l'espace psychique de chacun et de construire collectivement par-delà l'empreinte familiale. Il faut renouer avec l'intelligence, car tout élève fera la société de demain. C'est à l'école de redevenir émancipatrice et de rendre complémentaires connaissances et intelligence.

Les sports navétanes au Sénégal

Author:Alioune Diakhaté Mbaye

Publisher:Editions L\'Harmattan

ISBN:2140051971

Total Pages:228

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L'auteur tente de mettre à jour les éléments qui permettent de comprendre le phénomène original et massif des sports navétanes au Sénégal (lié aux migrants saisonniers). Il s'interroge sur les logiques contradictoires de l'affirmation de l'identité culturelle et d'une certaine ouverture au monde qui semblent structurer le modèle de construction des pratiques navétanes. Les navétanes à travers les associations sportives et culturelles évoluent dans un espace culturel bien plus large que le monde du sport et en particulier du football.