The Crown of Thorns

Author:David Macaulay,Neil Ardley

Publisher:Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN:0241282195

Total Pages:400

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This revised edition of David Macaulay's classic The Way Things Work takes you into the inner workings of hundreds of machines and explains the science behind their technologies. From the simple lever to the modern microprocessor, this bestseller has been completely updated with the latest technologies and explains every machine you've ever wanted to understand, and some you've probably never thought about. From clocks and watches, to jet engines and the internet, David Macaulay's beautiful illustrations represent the inner workings of each machine. With David Macaulay's inspired illustrations and humorous approach, The Way Things Work makes even the most complex technology fun, fascinating and accessible for children of all ages.

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L'Utopie

Author:Thomas More

Publisher:Presses Électroniques de France

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Total Pages:129

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Date de première parution : 1516 « Car si, d'un côté, je ne puis consentir à tout ce qui a été dit par cet homme, du reste fort savant sans contredit et très habile en affaires humaines, d'un autre côté, je confesse aisément qu'il y a chez les Utopiens une foule de choses que je souhaite voir établies dans nos cités. Je le souhaite plus que je ne l'espère. » Thomas More

Aventures d'Alice au pays des merveilles

Author:Lewis Carroll

Publisher:Good Press

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Total Pages:3207

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"Aventures d'Alice au pays des merveilles", de Lewis Carroll, traduit par Henri Bué. Publié par Good Press. Good Press publie un large éventail d'ouvrages, où sont inclus tous les genres littéraires. Les choix éditoriaux des éditions Good Press ne se limitent pas aux grands classiques, à la fiction et à la non-fiction littéraire. Ils englobent également les trésors, oubliés ou à découvrir, de la littérature mondiale. Nous publions les livres qu'il faut avoir lu. Chaque ouvrage publié par Good Press a été édité et mis en forme avec soin, afin d'optimiser le confort de lecture, sur liseuse ou tablette. Notre mission est d'élaborer des e-books faciles à utiliser, accessibles au plus grand nombre, dans un format numérique de qualité supérieure.

La semaine de 4 heures

Author:Timothy Ferriss

Publisher:Pearson

ISBN:2326050916

Total Pages:400

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Vous rêvez d'échapper à la routine du métro-boulot-dodo, de gagner de l'argent sans vous épuiser à la tâche, ou tout simplement de vivre mieux en travaillant moins ? Alors, voici ce que vous apprendra ce livre : • comment vous organiser pour gagner en un mois, à raison de 4 heures par semaine, le salaire que vous gagnez jusqu’à présent en un an ; • comment rejoindre les Nouveaux Bienheureux, qui réalisent leurs rêves et jouissent de la vie sans attendre une hypothétique retraite. Plus de bon temps, plus d’argent, plus de mobilité : ce livre est un véritable manifeste pour un changement radical de mode de vie. La recette de Timothy Ferriss est fondée sur sa propre expérience. Il vous démontrera qu’il est possible de diviser par deux sa masse de travail en identifiant les tâches essentielles et les plus rentables, d’utiliser l’assistanat à distance pour mettre en place un « management par l’absence », de cultiver l’ignorance sélective grâce à une diète d’informations... et ceci dans un unique but : mener une belle carrière d’entrepreneur en travaillant seulement 4 heures par semaine ! Cette nouvelle édition contient les témoignages de lecteurs qui ont doublé leurs revenus, délégué la plus grande partie de leurs tâches et réinventé leur vie après avoir lu ce livre. Vous y trouverez des procédures types pour vous libérer de votre dépendance aux mails, apprendre à négocier avec vos clients difficiles, ou rédiger une proposition de télétravail à l’attention de votre patron... Ainsi que les dernières astuces de Timothy Ferriss pour vivre comme un diplomate ou un millionnaire, sans être ni l’un ni l’autre !

Le cercueil de pierre

Author:Kjell Eriksson

Publisher:Gaïa Éditions

ISBN:2847202471

Total Pages:349

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Par une belle matinée de juin, sur la route d’Uppsala, une jeune femme et sa fille de six ans sont renversées par une voiture. Banal accident de la route ? Pas si sûr. Le mari, ­directeur de recherches pour un laboratoire pharmaceutique, disparaît. La commissaire Ann Lindell n’est pas au bout de ses surprises... ni de ses soucis ­personnels.

L'Opossum rose

Author:Federico Axat

Publisher:Calmann-Lévy

ISBN:2702159184

Total Pages:432

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« L’Opossum rose est un jeu: prenez quelques ingrédients hitchcockiens,un peu de l’audace de Jules Verne, deux ou trois astuces du Mystère de la chambre jaune, quelques personnages façon Stephen King, l’atmosphère de Shutter Island, les scripts de Christopher Nolan, The Game, quelques épisodes de Lost, mélangez le tout, et vous ne pourrez plus lâcher le livre. »Luis Benvenuty, La Vanguardia Désespéré, Ted McKay est sur le point de se tirer une balle dans le crâne lorsque, le destin s’en mêlant, un inconnu sonne à sa porte. Et insiste. Ted s’apprête à aller ouvrir quand il aperçoit sur son bureau, et écrit de sa propre main, un mot on ne peut plus explicite : Ouvre. C’est ta dernière chance. Sauf qu’il ne se rappelle absolument pas avoir écrit ce mot. Intrigué, il ouvre à l’inconnu, un certain Justin Lynch. Et se voit proposer un marché séduisant qui permettrait d’épargner unpeu sa femme et ses filles : on lui offre de maquiller son suicide en meurtre. Mais qui est vraiment ce Lynch ? Et quelles sont ses conditions ? Mise en abîme impressionnante à la logique implacable, écriture d’une précision si envoûtante que le lecteur se trompe dans ses déductions, labyrinthe psychologique dans lequel se promène un étrange opossum... Federico Axat est un jeune auteur qui se hisse d’entrée de jeu dans la catégorie des John Irving et des Stephen King.

The Mist (Brume)

Author:Stephen King,Serge Quadruppani

Publisher:Albin Michel

ISBN:2226216332

Total Pages:224

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« Du fond de la brume monta un hurlement aigu ... » Au lendemain d'un orage, une inquiétante brume d'un blanc opaque envahit peu à peu Bridgton. Entre stupeur et incrédulité, le malaise grandit parmi les habitants réfugiés dans le magasin du centre-ville. Au-dehors, le brouillard poursuit son avancée funèbre et oppressante. Peu à peu, apparaît une ombre grise au milieu de cette blancheur. Comme une étrange créature qui chercherait un chemin ...Mais l'horreur surgie de la brume est moins à craindre que celle qui gît au fond des âmes.Une terrifiante nouvelle, adaptée au cinéma par Frank Darabont (La Ligne verte, Les Évadés) sous le titre The Mist.

La vache pourpre

Author:Seth Godin

Publisher:Maxima

ISBN:2818803276

Total Pages:176

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En marketing Godin is God disent les Américains. De "Yoyodine" à "Do you Zoom" en passant par "Yahoo !" Seth Godin a traversé les dix dernières années à la vitesse d'un météorite pour s'imposer comme l'un des plus importants spécialistes mondiaux du marketing. Diplômé en informatique et en philosophie, MBA Marketing de Stanford, troisautres de ses ouvrages ont été publiés par Maxima : "Permission Marketing", "Les secrets du marketing viral" et "Tous les marketeurs sont des menteurs".

Six of crows, Tome 02

Author:Leigh Bardugo,Anath Riveline

Publisher:Editions Milan

ISBN:2745989863

Total Pages:672

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VENGEANCE. COMPLOT. TRAHISON. Une mission sépare Kaz et ses complices de la liberté. Une mission pour survivre devenir riches et obtenir la gloire. Une mission au cours de laquelle tout Ketterdam se dresse contre eux. VIOLENCE. ALLIANCE. RÉDEMPTION. Une partie mortelle. Six destins. Quand les dés sont truqués, ils changent les règles du jeu...

Being the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are

Author:Jim Davies

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1643136518

Total Pages:336

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A crisp and sparkling blend of cognitive science and human behavior that offers meaningful and attainable pathways towards becoming our best selves. Why do we feel like in order to be productive, happy, or good, we must sacrifice everything else? Is it possible to feel all three at once? Without even knowing it, we’re doing things everyday to sabotage ourselves and our societies, habits that prevent us from optimizing long term happiness. Where most books imagine solutions that, when enacted, fail to fundamentally improve our lives, Jim Davies grounds his research in cognitive science to show you not only what works, but how much it works. Being the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are shows us how we can use science to become our best selves, using resources we already have within our own brains. Davies's book challenges and inspires us to approach the big picture while also staying mindful of the everyday details in real life. Davies proves why multitasking is bad for you, when a little unmindfulness can be good for you, how to best justify which charities to donate to, and how to hack your brain. The most surprising truth Davies offers us spreads across these pages like wildfire: you too can lead an optimally good life, not through uprooting your life from the ground up, but from adapting your mentality to your given present. A better life doesn’t need to look like a massive change—like our beloved dogs who already view us as our best selves, it’s already much closer than you think.

Will Oldham on Bonnie

Author:Will Oldham

Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:0393344630

Total Pages:400

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A captivating and revelatory glimpse into the life of one of the most critically acclaimed and enigmatic musicians working today. The man who acts under the name Will Oldham and sings and composes under the name Bonnie “Prince” Billy has, over the past quarter-century, made an idiosyncratic journey through, and an indelible mark on, the worlds of indie rock and independent cinema. These conversations with longtime friend and associate Alan Licht probe his highly individualistic approach to music making and the music industry, one that cherishes intimacy, community, mystery, and spontaneity. Exploring Oldham’s travels and artistic influences while discussing his experiences with such disparate figures as Johnny Cash, Bjork, James Earl Jones, and R. Kelly, the book conveys the brilliance that has captivated fans and made Oldham one of our most influential and beloved songsmiths. Oldham has declared this book his “last interview”—an essential guide to his life and career. Featuring a full discography, it offers the most in-depth look we may ever get of this fascinating cult figure.

Let's re-Great Britain

Author:Al Murray

Publisher:Penguin UK

ISBN:1405922117

Total Pages:352

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In Let's re-Great Britain, Al Murray's Pub Landlord sets out his party's vision for the country, and explains how politics actually works. Citizens of Hope & Glory! It's time to bring common sense to the House of Commons. Parliament is a nest of slippery, poisonous vipers and only a bonkers, mental idiot would try to make sense of it. Yet in Let's re-Great Britain, Al Murray, the Pub Landlord, presents his guide to British politics and a vision for a Greater Britain. In it you'll learn and appreciate The Guv's views and policies on: - The jobless: Fix youth unemployment with a pyramid scheme (literally, build some pyramids) - Economics: Cut the deficit by borrowing more, growing a beard and leaving the country - Criminal Justice: Bring back hanging if only for the sake of the rope industry - Immigration: Electrify the English Channel A plain, common-sense vision of an impossibly complicated (and, frankly, dull) subject, this will almost certainly be one day hailed as the new founding text of the nation - a Magna Carta 2.0 from the Landlord of Hope and Glory.

The Way Things Go

Author:Aaron Jaffe

Publisher:U of Minnesota Press

ISBN:1452943931

Total Pages:160

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Buffed up to a metallic shine; loose fitting, lopsided, or kludgy; getting in the way or getting lost; collapsing in an explosion of dust caught on the warehouse CCTV. Modern things are going their own ways, and this book attempts to follow them. A course of thought about their comings and goings and cascading side effects, The Way Things Go offers a thesis demonstrated via a century-long countdown of stuff. Modernist critical theory and aesthetic method, it argues, are bound up with the inhuman fate of things as novelty becoming waste. Things are seldom at rest. Far more often they are going their own ways, entering and exiting our zones of attention, interest, and affection. Aaron Jaffe is concerned less with a humanist story of such things—offering anthropomorphizing narratives about recouping the items we use—as he is with the seemingly inscrutable, inhuman capacities of things for coarticulation and coherence. He examines the tension between this inscrutability on the one hand, and the ways things seem ready-made for understanding on the other hand, by means of exposition, thing-and-word-play, conceptual art, essayism, autopoesis, and prop comedy. Among other novelties and detritus, The Way Things Go delves into books, can openers, roller skates, fat, felt, soap, joy buzzers, hobbyhorses, felt erasers, sleds, magic rabbits, and urinals. But it stands apart from the recent flood of thing-talk, rebuking the romantic tendencies caught up in the pathetic nature of debris defining the conversation. Jaffe demonstrates that literary criticism is the one mode of analysis that can unpack the many things that, at first glance, seem so nonliterary.

The Way Things Are

Author:Lama Ole Nydahl

Publisher:John Hunt Publishing

ISBN:1780998457

Total Pages:240

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This seminal work offers the liberating and powerful methods of Diamond Way Buddhism for readers seeking to incorporate Buddhist practice into their daily lives.

The Way Things Were

Author:Aatish Taseer

Publisher:Pan Macmillan

ISBN:1447272730

Total Pages:565

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Skanda's father, Toby, has died, estranged from Toby's mother and from the India he loved. Skanda is tasked with fulfilling Toby's final wish and returning his ashes to his birthplace. It is a journey that takes him from Manhattan to Delhi, and deep into the story of his family: in particular, to a night three decades earlier, when an act of shocking violence forced his parents' fragile marriage apart. Set at flashpoints in 1975, 1984, 1992 and the present day, THE WAY THINGS WERE shows how our most deeply personal stories are shaped by ancient history and volatile politics; how the life of a country and the life of an individual are irrevocably entwined. Spanning three generations, it is at once intimate and panoramic, with a thrilling ambition that places it alongside such masterpieces as A SUITABLE BOY and A FINE BALANCE.

The Corporation

Author:Joel Bakan

Publisher:Hachette UK

ISBN:1780337418

Total Pages:160

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New Edition What would the world be like if its ruling elite was insane? The most powerful class of institution on earth, the corporation, is by any reasonable measure hopelessly and unavoidably demented. The corporation lies, steals and kills without remorse and without hesitation when it serves the interests of its shareholders to do so. It obeys the law only when the costs of crime exceed the profits. Corporate social responsibility is impossible except insofar as it is insincere. At once a diagnosis and a course of treatment, The Corporation is essential reading for those who want to understand the nature of the modern business system. It is a sober and careful attempt to describe the world as it is, rather than as corporate public relations departments would have us believe it to be. It reveals a world more exotic and more terrifying than any of us could have imagined. And although a billion dollar industry is trying to convince you otherwise, the corporations that surround us are not our friends. Charming and plausible though they are, they can only ever see us as resources to be used. This is the real world, not science fiction, and it really is us or them.

Get Hired Now!

Author:Ian Siegel

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1119794439

Total Pages:224

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A Wall Street Journal Bestseller Accelerate your job search, stand out, and land your next great opportunity In Get Hired Now!, ZipRecruiter founder and CEO Ian Siegel tells you exactly how to find a new job fast. With an insider's view of how over a million employers really make hires, Ian pulls insights from the data to give you step-by-step instructions for writing a resume that works, finding the right jobs to apply to, acing a job interview, and negotiating a job offer. Debunk the conventional wisdom Break the unconscious habits that are sabotaging your success Get hired in record time Relevant for every stage of your career and for every industry, Get Hired Now! is a one-stop resource for job seekers looking to level up, stand out, and land the job.

The Sheriff's Second Chance (Mills & Boon Cherish)

Author:Michelle Celmer

Publisher:HarperCollins UK

ISBN:1472047575

Total Pages:192

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The Sheriff’s Second Chance She’d left him to pursue her dreams right after high school, but now Caitlyn Cavanaugh is back. Deputy Sheriff Nathan Jeffries doesn’t know what to do, but it’s his job to rescue this damsel in distress from a series of minor mishaps. The single dad’s strategy: keep it professional and don’t fall for Caitie again!

Earth-honoring Faith

Author:Larry L. Rasmussen

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:0199917019

Total Pages:464

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Grand Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Book Awards Thoughtful observers agree that the planetary crisis we now face-climate change; species extinction; the destruction of entire ecosystems; the urgent need for a more just economic-political order-is pushing human civilization to a radical turning point: change or perish. But precisely how to change remains an open question. In Earth-honoring Faith, Larry Rasmussen answers that question with a dramatically new way of thinking about human society, ethics, and the ongoing health of our planet. Rejecting the modern assumption that morality applies to human society alone, Rasmussen insists that we must derive a spiritual and ecological ethic that accounts for the well-being of all creation, as well as the primal elements upon which it depends: earth, air, fire, water, and sunlight. He argues that good science, necessary as it is, will not be enough to inspire fundamental change. We must draw on religious resources as well to make the difficult transition from an industrial-technological age obsessed with consumption to an ecological age that restores wise stewardship of all life. Earth-honoring Faith advocates an alliance of spirituality and ecology, in which the material requirements for planetary life are reconciled with deep traditions of spirituality across religions, traditions that include mysticism, sacramentalism, prophetic practices, asceticism, and the cultivation of wisdom. It is these shared spiritual practices that can produce a chorus of world faiths to counter the consumerism, utilitarianism, alienation, oppression, and folly that have pushed us to the brink. Written with passionate commitment and deep insight, Earth-honoring Faith reminds us that we must live in the present with the knowledge that the eyes of future generations will look back at us.

The Way We Live Now

Author:Anthony Trollope

Publisher:Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN:161640180X

Total Pages:414

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One of the most enduringly popular novelists of the Victorian era, English writer ANTHONY TROLLOPE (1815-1882) created entertainingly rambling fictional explorations of towering social issues, from class and money to politics and gender roles. Trollope has been a huge influence on modern storytelling, from the bumblings of the upper-crust of P.G Wodehouse's yarns to the intricate, interwoven, interpersonal narratives of television soap operas. In this satirical 1875 novel-acclaimed at the time as Trollope's best work-the author turns a scathing eye on the unbridled greed, intellectual dishonesty, and rampant financial scandals that he saw as plaguing England at the time. This tale of unscrupulous financier Augustus Melmotte and his crimes-which revolve around get-rich-quick schemes that lure in the rich and famous-is so reminiscent of today's bleak and grasping economic environment that it remains a supremely relevant read. Trollope's black tone and withering censure of this world make it a supremely satisfying read as well.