Coups de coeur

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    «Impétueux, bouleversant : il s'agit bien du vent qui souffle sans répit sur les pentes du Rossarco, promontoire légendaire et énigmatique à quelques kilomètres de la mer Ionique. Le vent secoue les oliviers et la végétation parfumée, ulule dans le noir et fait danser les feuilles comme des souvenirs oubliés. Des souvenirs partagés qui constituent les racines profondes de la famille Arcuri qui depuis des générations considère le Rossarco comme le symbole d'une terre vivante sans jamais baisser les bras. C'est ainsi que les Arcuri, quand le célébre archéologue Paolo Orsi monte sur la colline pour entamer la recherche de la mythique cité de Krimisa et de son or, commence à se confronter à l'envie violente des hommes, à l'arrogance du propriétaire terrien local et aux intimidations mafieuses. Un livre passionnant qui parcourt l'Histoire d'un siècle en suivant les "pas" de cette famille dont les gestes sont racontés par la voix de Rino, le plus jeune des Arcuri.»

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    «Aus den USA ist eine Weltmacht auf Pump geworden. Die schlimmste Rezession seit den 1930er-Jahren, eine beängstigende Staatsverschuldung, die dramatisch gestiegene Arbeitslosigkeit, soziale Ungleichheit und Armut, der rasante Verfall der Automobilindustrie und des Immobiliensektors, die Gefahr weiterer Spekulationsblasen und die starke Energieabhängigkeit – all das lähmt die Vereinigten Staaten. Der renommierte USA-Experte Josef Braml analysiert, wie sich diese massiven Probleme auf die amerikanische Politik auswirken werden: etwa in Gestalt eines neuen Protektionismus, verschärfter Ressourcenrivalität mit China, zunehmender Sicherung eigener Interessen sowie einer Abwälzung friedenspolitischer und finanzieller Lasten auf die westlichen Verbündeten.»

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    «The book is the first ethnographic study of international retirement migration and offers a sometimes surprising picture of the potentials, seductions and limitations of the lifestyles. People envision retirement as freedom from responsibilities through shedding the restrictive shackles of their former selves in a time of life dedicated to fun, friendship, healthy activity and individual fulfillment. However, as Oliver documents, a number of contradictions underpin the pursuits of such a lifestyle. She shows how retirees must balance time-use to achieve both freedoms and busy social schedules -- their activities, their relationships, and their cultural identities – to balance both the security of nationality with the discovery of the new. Retirement Migration gives a critical insight into the new ways aging identities are experienced by a growing number of older people in Western societies today.»

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    «Abend für Abend zeigen TV-Serien wie CSI, Crossing Jordan oder Quincy Rechtsmediziner bei der Arbeit und auch in deutschen Krimiserien hat das Feld der Forensik längst Einzug gehalten. Das mediale Bild der Rechtsmedizin hat aber nur wenig mit der Wirklichkeit zu tun. Tatsächlich haben deshalb nur wenige Menschen eine realistische Vorstellung davon, wie es im Obduktionssaal und in den forensischen Laboratorien zugeht und was außerdem zum Arbeitsalltag der Rechtsmediziner gehört. Der Fotograf Patrik Budenz wollte es genauer wissen. Ausgehend von dem medialen Bild hat er Rechtsmediziner bei der Arbeit am Tatort, im Sektionssaal, im Labor und am Schreibtisch mit der Kamera begleitet.»

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    «This, the second of three volumes of Susan Sontag's journals and notebooks, begins where the first volume left off, in the middle of the 1960s. It traces and documents Sontag's evolution from fledgling participant in the artistic and intellectual world of New York City to world-renowned critic and dominant force in the world of ideas with the publication of the groundbreaking Against Interpretation in 1966. As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh follows Sontag through the turbulent years of the late 1960s - from her trip to Hanoi at the peak of the Vietnam War to her time making films in Sweden - up to 1981 and the beginning of the Reagan era. This is an invaluable record of the inner workings of one of the most inquisitive and analytical thinkers of the twentieth century at the height of her power. It is also a remarkable document of on individual's political and moral awakening.»

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    "Es war vermutlich Aristoteles, der als Erster einen dem Menschen eigentümlichen Sinn entdeckte: den Sinn wahrzunehmen, dass man wahrnimmt. Daniel Heller-Roazen unternimmt in seinem Buch nun dessen Archäologie: In 25 Kapiteln zeichnet er die verschlungenen Wege dieses besonderen Sinns bei Denkern vom antiken Griechenland bis zum 20. Jahrhundert und in Disziplinen von der Philosophie über Psychologie und Literatur bis zu medizinischen Abhandlungen nach. “Der innere Sinn” ist eine originelle, elegante und weitreichende philosophische Untersuchung der Frage, was es bedeutet, sich lebendig zu fühlen."

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    «Fieldwork is a core component of Human Geography degree courses. In this lively and engaging textbook, Richard Phillips and Jennifer Johns provide a practical guide to help every student get the most out of their fieldwork Fieldwork for Human Geography • encourages students to engage with fieldwork critically and imaginatively • explains methods and contexts • links the fieldwork with wider academic topics. It looks beyond the contents of research projects and field visits to address the broader experiences of fieldwork: working in groups; understanding your ethical position; developing skills for learning and employment; and opening your eyes, ears and minds to the wider possibilities of your trip. Throughout the book, the authors present first person descriptions of field experiences and predicaments, written by fieldtrip leaders and students from around the world including the UK, Canada, Singapore, Australia and Africa.»

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    «Des notions essentielles ou ludiques de la francophonie littéraire sont ici présentées par ordre alphabétique à travers les auteurs, les oeuvres ou les personnages d'une sélection allant de Maryse Condé et Azouz Begag à Homère ou Shakespeare.»

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    «In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Hainsworth and David Robey consider Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the present day, looking at themes and issues which have recurred throughout its history and continue to be of importance today.»

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    «Born in 1950 in Helsinki, Finland, from 1971 Sammallahti began to exhibit extensively in Finland and throughout the world. He is recognised as a master craftsman both in terms of the photographic print and also in mechanical printing methods. His own innovative printing techniques and his reintroduction of the portfolio form have been a major influence on published photographic art. Here Far Away is the first major retrospective book of the leading international photographer. It covers more than forty years of work and unfolds in almost as many countries.»

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    «Cet ouvrage est issu d'une enquête sociologique de trois années menée sur les cinq sites industriels de Moulinex qui ont fermé en automne 2001 et entraîné le licenciement direct de plus de 3 000 salariés en Basse-Normandie. De la même manière que pour l'enquête sur les chômeurs de Marienthal (Lazarsfeld, 1981), cette recherche auprès des licenciés de Moulinex se veut être une étude exemplaire dans le sens où les effets de la disparition d'une grande entreprise éclairent et renseignent sur le phénomène plus vaste du chômage de masse. Par l'analyse de l'expérience du chômage des ex-Moulinex, l'auteur propose une étude approfondie et actualisée des effets sociaux de la perte d'emploi ainsi que des lignes de réflexion pour mieux aborder les questions du reclassement et du retour à l'emploi des travailleurs licenciés.»

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    «A decade into the 21st century, our world is more interconnected than ever before. Yet even as the global community becomes increasingly more complex and competitive, the world is changing at a rapid pace. Just consider some of the major events of the 21st century: intense climate change accompanied by significant weather extremes; deadly tsunamis caused by submarine earthquakes; unprecedented terrorist attacks in the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere; costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; a terrible and overlooked conflict in Equatorial Africa costing millions of lives; an economic crisis threatening the stability of the international system. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. With all this international upheaval, is there a conceptual framework that can accommodate these global changes, help us understand the transformations and interconnections, and inform our thoughts and decisions through a comprehensive perspective? In Why Geography Matters: More Than Ever, acclaimed author Harm de Blij answers this question with one resounding affirmation: geography. In this new and revised edition of the immensely popular Why Geography Matters, de Blij shows how and why the U.S. has become the world's most geographically illiterate society of consequence--and demonstrates that this geographic illiteracy is a direct risk to America's national security. Despite the current state of global entwinement and rapid change, Americans seem to be less informed and less knowledgeable about the rest of the world than ever. In 2011, the Nation's Report Card showed that only 20 percent of high school seniors were found to be proficient in geography. De Blij shows why this dispiriting picture needs to change, and change now. Insightful and thought-provoking, de Blij's book tackles topics from the burgeoning presence of China to the troubling disarray of the European Union, from the concerning nuclear ambitions of North Korea to the revolutionary Arab Spring. By improving our understanding of the world's geography, de Blij shows, we can better respond to the events around us, and better prepare ourselves to face the global challenges ahead. Peppering his writing with anecdotes from his own professional travels, de Blij expands upon his original argument in a new edition that is as engaging as it is eye opening. Casual students of geography and professional policy makers alike will benefit from this stimulating and crucial perspective on geography and the way it informs our understanding of the world.»

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    «A decade into the 21st century, our world is more interconnected than ever before. Yet even as the global community becomes increasingly more complex and competitive, the world is changing at a rapid pace. Just consider some of the major events of the 21st century: intense climate change accompanied by significant weather extremes; deadly tsunamis caused by submarine earthquakes; unprecedented terrorist attacks in the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere; costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; a terrible and overlooked conflict in Equatorial Africa costing millions of lives; an economic crisis threatening the stability of the international system. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. With all this international upheaval, is there a conceptual framework that can accommodate these global changes, help us understand the transformations and interconnections, and inform our thoughts and decisions through a comprehensive perspective? In Why Geography Matters: More Than Ever, acclaimed author Harm de Blij answers this question with one resounding affirmation: geography. In this new and revised edition of the immensely popular Why Geography Matters, de Blij shows how and why the U.S. has become the world's most geographically illiterate society of consequence--and demonstrates that this geographic illiteracy is a direct risk to America's national security. Despite the current state of global entwinement and rapid change, Americans seem to be less informed and less knowledgeable about the rest of the world than ever. In 2011, the Nation's Report Card showed that only 20 percent of high school seniors were found to be proficient in geography. De Blij shows why this dispiriting picture needs to change, and change now. Insightful and thought-provoking, de Blij's book tackles topics from the burgeoning presence of China to the troubling disarray of the European Union, from the concerning nuclear ambitions of North Korea to the revolutionary Arab Spring. By improving our understanding of the world's geography, de Blij shows, we can better respond to the events around us, and better prepare ourselves to face the global challenges ahead. Peppering his writing with anecdotes from his own professional travels, de Blij expands upon his original argument in a new edition that is as engaging as it is eye opening. Casual students of geography and professional policy makers alike will benefit from this stimulating and crucial perspective on geography and the way it informs our understanding of the world.»

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    «SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2012. It's Malaya, 1949. After studying law at Cambrige and time spent helping to prosecute Japanese war criminals, Yun Ling Teoh, herself the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp, seeks solace among the jungle fringed plantations of Northern Malaya where she grew up as a child. There she discovers Yugiri, the only Japanese garden in Malaya, and its owner and creator, the enigmatic Aritomo, exiled former gardener of the Emperor of Japan. Despite her hatred of the Japanese, Yun Ling seeks to engage Aritomo to create a garden in Kuala Lumpur, in memory of her sister who died in the camp. Aritomo refuses, but agrees to accept Yun Ling as his apprentice 'until the monsoon comes'. Then she can design a garden for herself. As the months pass, Yun Ling finds herself intimately drawn to her sensei and his art while, outside the garden, the threat of murder and kidnapping from the guerrillas of the jungle hinterland increases with each passing day. But the Garden of Evening Mists is also a place of mystery. Who is Aritomo and how did he come to leave Japan? And is the real story of how Yun Ling managed to survive the war perhaps the darkest secret of all?»

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    "Peter von Matt’s Essayband “Das Kalb vor der Gotthardpost” ist der diesjährige Gewinner des Schweizer Literaturpreises. Es handele sich um “ein Buch, das in herausragender Weise zur Gegenwart der Schweiz“ spreche. „In Analysen von großer sprachlicher Kraft und gedanklicher Originalität beleuchtet Peter von Matt den Zusammenhang zwischen Literatur und Politik“, so die Begründung der Jury."

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    «Démonstration de la progression des inégalités dans nos sociétés, et de leur dangerosité pour la paix sociale, par le prix Nobel en économie (2001) J.E. Stiglitz.»

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    «Nearly 300 spectacular photographs of Londons lost buildings from the London Metropolitan Archive in Panoramic format. Tudor, Georgian and Victorian buidings, some of them historic masterpieces, captured in location just before their destruction between 1870-1945.»

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    «An intricately plotted world of spies, lies and the double cross ... a coming of age story about an individual's self enlightenment, as much as a sui generis thriller. A thrilling, plot-twisting new novel set in Europe during the first world war. There are few more reliable literary pleasures than a Boyd novel. Over three decades he has established himself as one of Britain's most popular and highly regarded novelists. He writes intelligent books about plausible and fully rounded characters, brimming with challenging ideas and themes. Above all, he is an incredible storyteller.»

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