The Crown of Thorns

Author:Hanya Yanagihara

Publisher:Buchet/Chastel

ISBN:2283031362

Total Pages:816

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Épopée romanesque d’une incroyable intensité, chronique poignante de l’amitié masculine contemporaine, Une vie comme les autres interroge de manière saisissante nos dispositions à l’empathie et l’endurance de chacun à la souffrance, la sienne propre comme celle d’autrui. On y suit sur quelques dizaines d'années quatre amis de fac venus conquérir New York. Willem, l’acteur à la beauté ravageuse et ami indéfectible, JB, l’artiste peintre aussi ambitieux et talentueux qu’il peut être cruel, Malcolm, l’architecte qui attend son heure dans un prestigieux cabinet new-yorkais, et surtout Jude, le plus mystérieux d’entre eux. Au fil des années, il s’affirme comme le soleil noir de leur quatuor, celui autour duquel les relations s’approfondissent et se compliquent, cependant que leurs vies professionnelles et sociales prennent de l’ampleur. Révélant ici son immense talent de styliste Hanya Yanagihara redonne, avec ce texte, un souffle inattendu au grand roman épique américain. Traduit dans vingt-trois pays, Une vie comme les autres, lauréat du Kirkus Award et sélectionné pour le Man Booker Prize, a déjà conquis plus d’un million de lecteurs. Hanya Yanagihara vit à New York.

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Un des chefs d'oeuvre de Jack London, un grand classique de la littérature de jeunesse. Buck, un croisé de terre-neuve et de colley âgé de 4 ans et demi et pesant 70 kg, appartient à un magistrat de la vallée de Santa Clara (Haute-Californie). Loin d'avoir une «vie de chien», Buck coule une existence heureuse dans la famille du juge Miller. Mais tout bascule le jour où, victime de la traîtrise d'un homme, il se retrouve vendu à un conducteur de traîneau dans le Grand Nord américain. Finie la vie d'aristocrate blasé, Buck va devoir affronter son destin dans un univers glacial et sans pitié, où chaque faute, chaque erreur est sévèrement sanctionnée. Saura-t-il survivre dans ce monde cruel où règne la loi du plus fort? Qu'adviendra-t-il de cet admirable chien le jour où il découvrira, d'abord avec amertume, puis avec un plaisir trouble et instinctif, le goût du sang ? Extrait : Étourdi, souffrant cruellement de sa gorge et de sa langue meurtries, à moitié étranglé, Buck voulut faire face à ses tourmenteurs. Mais la corde eut raison de ses résistances ; on réussit enfin à limer le lourd collier de cuivre marqué au nom du juge. Alors les deux hommes lui retirèrent la corde et le jetèrent dans une caisse renforcée de barreaux de fer. Il y passa une triste nuit, ressassant ses douleurs et ses outrages. Il ne comprenait rien à tout cela. Que lui voulaient ces hommes ? Pourquoi le maltraitaient-ils ainsi ? Au moindre bruit il dressait les oreilles, croyant voir paraître le juge ou tout au moins un de ses fils. Mais lorsqu'il apercevait la face avinée du cabaretier, ou les yeux louches de son compagnon de route, le cri joyeux qui tremblait dans sa gorge se changeait en un grognement profond et sauvage.

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ISBN:2369552565

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Cette histoire de marionnette se lit avec plaisir par tous. Les enfants d'abord adeptes des histoires à rebondissements et les adultes qui y trouvent, au second degré, un portrait au vitriol de la société italienne de la fin du XIXème siècle.

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ISBN:2072455146

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451 degrés Fahrenheit représentent la température à laquelle un livre s'enflamme et se consume. Dans cette société future où la lecture, source de questionnement et de réflexion, est considérée comme un acte antisocial, un corps spécial de pompiers est chargé de brûler tous les livres, dont la détention est interdite pour le bien collectif. Montag, le pompier pyromane, se met pourtant à rêver d'un monde différent, qui ne bannirait pas la littérature et l'imaginaire au profit d'un bonheur immédiatement consommable. Il devient dès lors un dangereux criminel, impitoyablement poursuivi par une société qui désavoue son passé.

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Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:1497602858

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A contemporary couple journeys back in time to ancient Ireland in this delightful fantasy by the author of Tea with the Black Dragon. John Thornburn is an artist, mild-mannered and nonviolent. To make ends meet, he teaches some courses in Celtic design. And although his background is half Micmac Indian, he lives in Ireland for two reasons: his far more confrontational and warrior-like girlfriend, Derval O’Keane, and his fascination with the beautiful illuminated manuscript known as the Book of Kells. But he’s about to take a journey to a far more distant place, one that he could not have imagined. Along with Derval, John will find himself in an ancient Celtic realm, where a Viking attack begs to be avenged and a fantastic—and sometimes terrifying—adventure awaits . . . From a master of magical fantasy, the author of the Damiano Trilogy and a winner of the John W. Campbell Award, this is a tale of warriors, love, danger, and Irish history that will cast a spell on anyone who dreams of discovering treasures in long-lost worlds.

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ISBN:2919547429

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En 1974, Julie passe son été à Spirit-in-the-Wood, une colonie de vacances. Elle y rencontre un groupe de cinq adolescents qui se sont baptisés les «Intéressants» : Ethan, un surdoué des films d'animation ; Goodman et sa soeur Ash, jeunes New-Yorkais bien nés ; Jonah, le fils d'une célèbre chanteuse folk, icône de la contre-culture, et enfin Cathy qui rêve de devenir danseuse. Le roman suit leur vie pendant quarante ans. Ethan épousera Ash. Ensemble, ils connaîtront la réussite et les drames. Goodman devra faire face à la justice. Jonah se détournera de la musique. Et Julie ? Julie se cherchera pendant de longues années et racontera leur histoire à tous.

The Book of Lists

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Publisher:Seal Books

ISBN:0307366170

Total Pages:800

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A new edition of the classic bestseller from the original authors, with additional material specifically prepared for Canadian readers by long-time This Morning CBC producer, Ira Basen, and Jane Farrow, the author of Wanted Words. In 1977, a publishing sensation was born. The Book of Lists, the first and best compendium of facts weirder than fiction, was published. Filled with intriguing information and must-talk-about trivia it has spawned many imitators — but none as addictive or successful. For nearly three decades since, the editors have been researching curious facts, unusual statistics and the incredible stories behind them. Now the most entertaining and informative of these have been brought together in a long-awaited, thoroughly up-to-date new edition that is also the first Canadian edition. Ira Basen and Jane Farrow have augmented the existing lists with fascinating homegrown material, and compiled lists specifically of relevance to Canadian readers. So if you’ve always wanted to find out how porcupines really mate, how comedy can kill and — that most essential piece of knowledge — how long the longest recorded nose was, this is the book for you. With contributions from a variety of celebrities and experts including Margaret Atwood, Mike Myers, Michael Ondaatje, Dave Eggers, Phillip Pullman and Charlotte Gray, this anthology has something for everyone — and more than you ever suspected you wanted to know. A list of lists from The Book of Lists: 10 Notable Film Scenes Left on the Cutting Room Floor 10 Afflictions and Their Patron Saints 14 Nations with More Sheep Than People 5 Trips to the Canadian Wilderness That Ended in Disaster 10 Really Bad Canadian Sports Teams 14 Last Words of Famous Canadians Kurt Browning’s 9 Turning Points in Figure Skating History 7 Trial Verdicts That Caused Riots 12 Museums of Limited Appeal 10 Unusual Canadian Place Names That Start with a “B” 7 Well-Known Sayings Attributed to the Wrong Person 10 Celebrated People Who Read Their Own Obituaries Sloan's Jay Ferguson’s 10 Perfect Pop Songs 13 Possible Sites for the Garden of Eden 9 Canadian Sports Stars Who Became Politicians First Sexual Encounters of 13 Prominent Canadians

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Author:Carlo Rovelli

Publisher:Flammarion

ISBN:2081409275

Total Pages:88

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Dans ses Sept brèves leçons de physique, Carlo Rovelli confiait qu’une question avait guidé sa vie de chercheur : la nature du temps. Se hissant sur les épaules d’Isaac Newton, d’Albert Einstein, de Stephen Hawking et de bien d’autres, il nous livre enfin ses découvertes dans ce livre majeur. Le temps est au cœur d’un étrange mystère. Tel un flocon de neige qui fond lorsqu’on s’en saisit, il s’est progressivement délité sous les assauts de la science : on sait dorénavant que le temps s’écoule plus lentement en plaine qu’en altitude ; qu’à l’échelle des étoiles et des planètes, il varie d’un point à l’autre, tandis qu’il ne « passe » pas au niveau microscopique. Que reste-t-il de tangible dans ces décombres ? Et comment construire une théorie du temps qui colle à notre perception, mais aussi à l’analyse des philosophes et aux fulgurances des poètes ? Voilà le défi brillamment relevé par Carlo Rovelli au fil des pages. Émerge alors un paysage d’une beauté inouïe où, pour la première fois, le temps retrouvé surgit de façon naturelle...

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Ménon Platon (traduction Victor Cousin) Cet ouvrage a fait l'objet d'un véritable travail en vue d'une édition numérique. Un travail typographique le rend facile et agréable à lire. Le Ménon est un des dialogues de Platon consacrés à la doctrine de la réminiscence dans lequel Ménon et Socrate essaient de trouver la définition de la vertu, sa nature, afin de savoir si la vertu s'enseigne ou, sinon, de quelle façon elle est obtenue. Dans un premier temps, la question examinée est donc celle de l'essence de la vertu. Néanmoins, après plusieurs vaines tentatives de réponse, Socrate et Ménon examinent la question plus générale encore : la connaissance est-elle seulement possible ? Et comment ? L'interrogation sur la vertu se poursuit dans un troisième temps, avec l'examen de la question posée initialement par Ménon, celle de l'enseignement de la vertu. Retrouvez l'ensemble de nos collections sur http://www.culturecommune.com/

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When Trivia Isn't Trivial The world is full of things you didn’t know, things you thought you knew, and things you never knew you never knew. From the eponymous podcast comes Your Brain On Facts. Train your brain. So what if you picked up some historical inaccuracies (and flat-out myths) in history class. Your Brain On Facts is here to teach and reteach readers relevant trivia. It explains surprising science in simple language, gives the unexpected origins of pop culture classics, and reveals important titbits related to current issues. A brain food boost. Get ready for trivia night done right. Inside, find true facts, strange facts, and just plain weird facts. Your Brain on Factsfeatures general trivia questions and answers, offering science, art, technology, medicine, music, and history trivia to brainiacs everywhere. Learn: • What’s the language of the stateless nation in the Pyrenees mountains • Where the world-changing birth control pill was tested • Who wrote lyrics for the Star Trek theme song that were never used If you enjoyed The Book of General Ignorance, The Best Bar Trivia Book Ever, The World's Greatest Book of Useless Information, and The Book of Unusual Knowledge, you’ll have a blast with Your Brain On Facts.

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Explore the mind and world of the brilliant neurosurgeon-turned-Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Stephen Strange Marvel Comics legends Stan Lee and Steve Ditko first introduced Doctor Stephen Strange to the world in 1963—and his spellbinding adventures have wowed comic book fans ever since. Over fifty years later, the brilliant neurosurgeon-turned-Sorcerer Supreme has finally travelled from the pages of comics to the big screen, introducing a new generation of fans to his mind-bending mysticism and self-sacrificing heroics. In Doctor Strange and Philosophy, Mark D. White takes readers on a tour through some of the most interesting and unusual philosophical questions which surround Stephen Strange and his place in the Marvel Universe. Essays from two-dozen Philosophers Supreme illuminate how essential philosophical concepts, including existentialism, epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics, relate to the world of Doctor Strange. Fans will find answers to all their Strange questions: How does Doctor Strange reconcile his beliefs in science and magic? What does his astral self say about the relationship between mind and body? Why is he always so alone? And what does he mean when he says we’re just “tiny momentary specks within an indifferent universe”—and why was he wrong? You won’t need the Eye of Agamotto to comprehend all that is wise within. Doctor Strange and Philosophy offers comic book fans and philosophers alike the chance to dive deeper into the world of one of Marvel’s most mystical superheroes.

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Willis est un Américain d'origine asiatique qui tente de percer à Hollywood. Dans un monde qui voit tout en noir et blanc, qui se pense comme un affrontement entre Noirs et Blancs, Willis a-t-il sa place ? Mêlant le petit et le grand écran, la série policière, le film de kung-fu, la comédie romantique, le film de procès, Charles Yu nous offre un grand roman américain, émouvant, tendre et parfois amer, un récit d’odyssée personnelle et de conquête sociale dans ce champ de bataille qu'est la société américaine. Charles Yu est un Américain d’origine taïwanaise, né à Los Angeles en 1976.

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Author:Robin Stevens

Publisher:Flammarion Jeunesse

ISBN:2081392143

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– Tu es sûre que nous ne devrions pas plutôt prévenir la police ?– Ne dis pas de sottises. Nous n’avons aucune preuve. Pas même un cadavre. On se moquerait de nous. Non, nous devons résoudre cette affaire toutes seules. Lorsque Daisy Wells et Hazel Wong fondent leur agence de détectives privés, elles espèrent débusquer une enquête digne de ce nom. Tout bascule subitement le jour où Hazel découvre la prof de sciences étendue dans le gymnase. Le temps d’aller chercher Daisy, le corps a disparu. Dès lors, il ne s’agit plus seulement d’un crime à résoudre mais d’un crime à prouver, et ce, avant que le coupable ne frappe de nouveau. Chaque minute compte lorsque tout indique que le meurtrier est là, coincé à vos côtés, dans l’école où vous vivez.

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Author:Douglas Yoder

Publisher:Cambridge University Press

ISBN:1108580408

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In this volume, Douglas Yoder uses the tools of modern and postmodern philosophy and biblical criticism to elucidate the epistemology of the Tanakh, the collection of writings that comprise the Hebrew Bible. Despite the conceptual sophistication of the Tanakh, its epistemology has been overlooked in both religious and secular hermeneutics. The concept of revelation, the genre of apocalypse, and critiques of ideology and theory are all found within or derive from epistemic texts of the Tanakh. Yoder examines how philosophers such as Spinoza, Hume, and Kant interacted with such matters. He also explores how the motifs of writing, reading, interpretation, image, and animals, topics that figure prominently in the work of Derrida, Foucault, and Nietzsche, appear also in the Tanakh. An understanding of Tanakh epistemology, he concludes, can lead to new appraisals of religious and secular life throughout the modern world.

A Book of the United States

Author:Various

Publisher:Good Press

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"A Book of the United States" by Various. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

TALES OF FANTASTICAL ADVENTURES – E. Nesbit Collection of Children's Books (Illustrated)

Author:Edith Nesbit

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8026872398

Total Pages:1752

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This carefully crafted ebook: “TALES OF FANTASTICAL ADVENTURES – E. Nesbit Collection of Children's Books (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) was the author of world famous books for children - the tales of fantastical adventures, journeys back in time and travel to magical worlds. Nesbit also wrote for adults, including novels, short stories and four collections of horror stories. Content: The Psammead Trilogy: Five Children and It The Phoenix and the Carpet The Story of the Amulet The Mouldiwarp Chronicles: The House of Arden Harding's Luck The Enchanted Castle The Magic City The Wonderful Garden Wet Magic The Book of Dragons: The Book of Beasts Uncle James, or The Purple Stranger The Deliverers of Their Country The Ice Dragon, or Do as You Are Told The Island of the Nine Whirlpools The Dragon Tamers The Fiery Dragon, or The Heart of Stone and the Heart of Gold Kind Little Edmund, or The Caves and the Cockatrice The Magic World: The Cat-hood of Maurice The Mixed Mine Accidental Magic The Princess and the Hedge-pig Septimus Septimusson The White Cat Belinda and Bellamant Justnowland The Related Muff The Aunt and Amabel Kenneth and the Carp The Magician's Heart Nine Unlikely Tales: The Cockatoucan Where you want to go to The Blue Mountain The Prince, Two, Mice, and some Kitchen Maids Melisande Fortunatus Rex and Co. The Sums That Came Right The Town in the Library, in the Town in the Library The Plush Usurpe Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) was the author of world famous books for children - the tales of fantastical adventures, journeys back in time and travel to magical worlds. Nesbit also wrote for adults, including novels, short stories and four collections of horror stories.

Faith at the Frontiers of Knowledge

Author:Ross, Kenneth R.

Publisher:Luviri Press

ISBN:9996098184

Total Pages:268

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Unity of knowledge is not easily achieved in today’s Africa where often there is little conscious interaction between traditional beliefs, Christian faith and modern secularity. The challenge is taken up in this book as scholars from a variety of disciplines wrestle with the relation of faith and science at the frontiers of knowledge. The results are important alike for the integrity of faith, for scientific advance and for the attainment of creative cultural unity in society. Readers with such concerns at heart will find much food for thought as they traverse the broad frontiers explored in these wide-ranging essays.

The Flip Side of History

Author:Steve Silverman

Publisher:Mango Media Inc.

ISBN:1642502219

Total Pages:302

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Hidden History, Strange Stories, and Hard-to-Believe Headlines What if there was a flip side to the history channel? What would you do with all the historical facts and tales left out of history textbooks? From the host of the popular Useless Information podcast, Steve Silverman, comes a collection of fun history facts, strange news, and lost stories. True Stories and random trivia that will entertain or liven up any conversation. In The Flip Side of History: Fascinating True Stories that Time Has Long Forgotten, read about common folk and not-so-common knowledge. In this collection of thirty plus historical events, Steve Silverman provides fascinating stories and easy to read facts. Covering a wide variety of topics, these stories highlight the quirks, complexities, and curiousness of man. Stranger than Stranger Things. The Flip Side of History gives you tales full of strange news, trivia, and facts. Some made newspaper headlines, others were lost in history: • A prominent lawyer leaves his entire estate to a town for the establishment of a library that forbids women—setting off riots, arrests, and the near hanging of a judge. • The amazing story of the only person rescued from slavery by the Underground Railroad four times. • That time a man in the 1950s stole hundreds of women’s shoes in Coronado and San Diego, California. The shoes, most of them the left shoe, were found dispersed randomly all over town. If you’re a fan of the Florida Man Challenge and books like The Book of Unusual Knowledge, Answers to Questions You've Never Asked, Bad Days in History, Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader, and The Greatest Stories Never Told; then The Flip Side of History is your next read!

Negotiating Knowledge in Early Modern Empires

Author:L. Kontler,A. Romano,S. Sebastiani,B. Török

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137484012

Total Pages:273

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This volume takes a decentered look at early modern empires and rejects the center/periphery divide. With an unconventional geographical set of cases, including the Holy Roman Empire, the Habsburg, Iberian, French and British empires, as well as China, contributors seize the spatial dynamics of the scientific enterprise.

History of Technology

Author:Ian Inkster

Publisher:A&C Black

ISBN:1441177086

Total Pages:232

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The common question from the western point of view is of the sort; why did China lose its early leadership of productive technologies to Europe during the early modern period? Answers to this seemingly clear enquiry vary from general cultural inwardness to the interferences of imperial governance. This collection surveys such theories but alters the issue by raising the notion that Chinese technologies did not so much fail as move along a path different from that of Europe. Our second collection on the Mindful Hand, also shifts common ground by querying and modifying common views of the links between knowledge and technique in early-modern European development. Scientific or related knowledge was not brought to technique as a socio-cultural gift from an educated elite to the working man. Rather, educated gents, practitioners, instrument makers, craftsfolk and technicians of all kinds intermingled both socially and in terms of the recognition of technical problems as well as in the assemblage of the mental, commercial and cognitive resources required to pursue innovative production projects.