Author: Encyclopaedia Universalis
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Universalis
La forêt n'est pas immuable : elle évolue, par des stades progressifs, vers une formation stable à laquelle s'oppose une évolution régressive conduisant à l'installation de landes, de savanes, de garrigues... La forêt participe à la protection des sols contre le ruissellement et contrôle leur évolution pédologique. Elle est un puits de carbone et une source d'oxygène. Elle contribue à entretenir le cycle de l'eau par effet d'évapotranspiration, à modérer le souffle des vents et à filtrer les poussières qu'ils véhiculent. Elle est enfin un conservatoire de biodiversité. Telles sont les fonctions de la forêt que passe en revue ce Dossier Universalis, composé de 14 articles empruntés à l’Encyclopaedia Universalis.
Author: Franck Vidiella
Publisher: FV Éditions
«On june 25th of 2009, a fan of Michael Jackson learns of the death of his idol, live on CNN. The shock is appalling. Two weeks later, despite the deep sadness that tortures him, he decides to fly to London where a commemoration is going to be held by the English fan-club, the day Michael was supposed to make his long-waited come-back. He hopes this event can be the first step in the mourning process, that will permit him to begin a new life without MJ. Unfortunately, the London experience becomes a nightmare : the pain and the emotions are too intense. Now, he will have to overcome a long and exhausting depressive phase, that will force him to travel around the world in the hope of overcoming his sorrow. Wherever he goes, from London to Tokyo, Moscow to Bilbao, he is still possessed by the memory of Michael...»
Praised for its unique combination of accessibility and comprehensiveness, Philosophy: The Quest for Truth, Tenth Edition, provides an excellent selection of ninety-five classical and contemporary readings--on twenty key problems in philosophy--carefully organized so that they present pro/con dialogues that allow students to compare and contrast the philosophers' positions. Each of the readings is accompanied by study questions, end-of-reading reflective questions, and an individual introduction featuring a biographical sketch of the philosopher. A tutorial on logic and argument, a time line, boldfaced key terms, a detailed glossary, and an appendix on reading and writing philosophy papers further enhance the text's pedagogical value. In addition, each major section opens with a substantial introduction and ends with a short bibliography.
Author: Louis P. Pojman, Lewis Vaughn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Brings together an extensive and varied collection of ninety-one classical and contemporary readings on ethical theory and practice. Integrating literature with philosophy in an innovative way, this anthology uses literary works to enliven and make concrete the ethical theory or applied issues addressed
Author: Bruno Ricard, Sylvain Ricard, Christophe Gaultier
In 1990 two young French brothers, Sylvain and Bruno Ricard, discover the ins and outs of everyday life in Lebanon’s war-torn capital.
Author: Ken Liu
Publisher: WSFA Press
The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary is a science fictional tale that examines a branch of science rarely encountered in genre fiction: historiography. How and why should our understanding of history change if eyewitness accounts by observers sent from the future are prioritized over contemporaneous documents? A finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Sturgeon awards, this story also won the Ignotus Award for Best Foreign Story in Spain. Ken Liu has called it the story he's most proud of having written.
Author: Steve Lukather, Paul Rees
Publisher: Hachette UK
No one explodes one of the longest-held misconceptions of music history better than Steve Lukather and his band Toto. The dominant pop-culture sound of the late-1970s and '80s was not in fact the smash and sneer of punk, but a slick, polished amalgam of rock and R&B that was first staked out on Boz Scaggs' Silk Degrees. That album was shaped in large part by the founding members of Toto, who were emerging as the most in-demand elite session muso-crew in LA, and further developed on the band's self-titled three-million-selling debut smash of 1978. A string of hits followed for the band going into the '80s and beyond. Running parallel to this, as stellar session players, Lukather and band-mates David Paich, Jeff Porcaro and Steve Porcaro were also the creative linchpins on some of the most successful, influential and enduring records of the era. In The Gospel According to Luke, Lukather tells the Toto story: how a group of high school friends formed the band in 1977 and went on to sell more than 40 million records worldwide. He also lifts the lid on what really went on behind the closed studio doors and shows the unique creative processes of some of the most legendary names in music: from Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks and Elton John to Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Don Henley, Roger Waters and Aretha Franklin. And yet, Lukather's extraordinary tale encompasses the dark side of the American Dream. Engaging, incisive and often hilarious, The Gospel According to Luke is no ordinary rock memoir. It is the real thing . . .
Author: Thomas J. Dean, Jacob T. Castillo
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sustainable venturing is about harnessing the innovative power of entrepreneurship to solve global social and environmental challenges. Sustainable Venturing attempts to show how that might be accomplished, and how entrepreneurship can be used as a transformative mechanism in our economic system. Sustainable Venturing is the perfect content companion to courses that integrate case studies, speakers, and experiential exercises to engage students in learning about the opportunities for entrepreneurship in sustainability. The text covers a host of concepts, topics, and tools relevant to identifying opportunities, and implementing a business with positive social and environmental outcomes. It also delivers examples of business models that have contributed to sustainability across a broad array of sectors.
Author: The Manga University Culinary Institute, Chihiro Hattori
Publisher: Manga University
Reading manga sure can make a person hungry! Food appears frequently in Japanese comics, but what exactly is it that the characters are eating? Introducing The Manga Cookbook, an illustrated step-by-step guide to preparing simple Japanese dishes using ingredients found in every Western kitchen. Learn to identify and make the same things you see in all your favorite manga: authentic onigiri (rice balls), yakitori (skewered chicken), oshinko (pickled vegetables), udon (Japanese noodles), okonomiyaki (Japanese-style pizza) and many others! Includes sections on how to assemble bento boxed lunches and properly use chopsticks. Features original manga illustrations by Chihiro Hattori.
Author: Michael J. Carr
Publisher: Traders Press
After running millions of relative strength calculations, Carr proves that relative strength investing works in any market climate. By strictly following his methodologies outlined in this book, you may more than double the returns of the S&P 500, with less risk.
Author: Mark Gibson
Publisher: Academic Press
Food Science and the Culinary Arts is a unique reference that incorporates the principles of food and beverage science with practical applications in food preparation and product development. The first part of the book covers the various elements of the chemical processes that occur in the development of food products. It includes exploration of sensory elements, chemistry, and the transfer of energy and heat within the kitchen. The second part looks in detail at the makeup of specific foodstuffs from a scientific perspective, with chapters on meat, fish, vegetables, sugars, chocolate, coffee, and wine and spirits, among others. It provides a complete overview of the food science relevant to culinary students and professionals training to work in the food industry. Provides foundational food science information to culinary students and specialists Integrates principles of food science into practical applications Spans food chemistry to ingredients, whole foods, and baked and mixed foods Includes a comprehensive glossary of terms in food science
Publisher: Europe Comics
We're right in the middle of World War I, deep in the trenches. The soldiers are confronted by unimaginable suffering and violent death on a daily basis. Considered as nothing more than cannon fodder by their superiors, they try desperately to survive. Partly as an act of defiance in the face of hardship, partly as the ultimate irony, the soldiers nickname their regiment after the famous Parisian cabaret club 'Folies Bergère'. They laugh and joke, they write, they draw, they fight, they die in appalling circumstances, they kill themselves, they lose their minds. And then one of their number is sentenced to death by firing squad... and miraculously survives...