Coups de coeur

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    "The origin of agriculture is one of the defining events of human history. Some 11-10,000 years ago bands of hunter-gatherers started to abandon their high-mobility lifestyles in favour of growing crops, and the creation of settled, sedentary communities. This shift into agricultural lifestyle triggered the evolution of complex political and economic structures, and technological developments, and ultimately underpinned the rise of all the great civilisations of recent human history. Domestication of Plants in the Old World reviews and synthesises the information on the origins and domestication of cultivated plants in the Old World, and subsequently the spread of cultivation from southwest Asia into Asia, Europe, and North Africa, from the very earliest beginnings. This book is mainly based on detailed consideration of two lines of evidences: the plant remains found at archaeological sites, and the knowledge that has accumulated about the present-day wild relatives of domesticated plants. This new edition revises and updates previous data and incorporates the most recent findings from molecular biology about the genetic relations between domesticated plants and their wild ancestors, and incorporates extensive new archaeological data about the spread of agriculture within the region. The reference list has been completely updated, as have the list of archaeological sites and the site maps."

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    „Dieses Buch führt in die Geschichte der Erde ein und ordnet sie in Zeit und Raum. Großes Interesse machte nur zwei Jahre nach Erscheinen der 6. Auflage eine neue Auflage notwendig. Diese 7. Auflage korrigiert verschiedene kleine Fehler und berücksichtigt zahlreiche Anregungen und Hinweise aufmerksamer Leser; viele Abbildungen wurden überarbeitet. Die heutige Verteilung von Kontinenten und Ozeanen ist das Ergebnis von Prozessen, die sich in einem Zeitraum von mehr als vier Milliarden Jahren durch Wechselwirkung von fester Erde, Hydrosphäre, Atmosphäre und Biosphäre abspielten. Sie wirken noch heute. Diese Prozesse werden dem Menschen immer dann schmerzhaft ins Bewusstsein gerufen, wenn Naturkatastrophen (z.B. Erdbeben oder Vulkanausbrüche; Überschwemmungen) den eigenen Lebensraum beeinträchtigen und die Existenz gefährden. Nach einem einführenden Blick auf das „System Erde“ als Ganzes beschreibt der ¬Autor dessen Entwicklung detailliert in den Zeitscheiben Hadaikum/Archaikum (4,65–2,5 Mrd. Jahre vor heute), Proterozoikum (2,5 Mrd.–541 Mio. J.v.h.) und Phanerozoikum (mit Altpaläozoikum, Jungpaläozoikum, Mesozoikum und Känozoikum, seit 541 Mio. J.v.h.). ¬ Einen besonderen Schwerpunkt bildet die jüngere Erdgeschichte, mit ihren bis heute landschaftsprägenden geologischen Prozessen und ihren Lagerstätten, sowie die Entstehung und Entwicklung des Lebens. Abschließend werden Vorgänge vorgestellt, welche die Entwicklung der Erde auch zukünftig beeinflussen werden. Zahlreiche Textboxen fassen einzelne Zusammenhänge und Themen knapp und anschaulich zusammen; ein ausführliches Glossar sowie ein Literaturverzeichnis runden das mit zahlreichen Abbildungen (viele davon in Farbe) ausgestattete Werk ab. Das Buch richtet sich außer an Geowissenschaftler, Biologen und Geographen (als Einführung in die Erdgeschichte) auch an den interessierten Leser, der die geologischen Zusammenhänge seines Lebensumfeldes verstehen möchte. Es lädt ein zu einer neuen Sicht der uns umgebenden Landschaften und führt hin zu einer ganzheitlichen Betrachtung des Planeten Erde, zu einem bedachten Umgang mit seinen Ressourcen und zu einer realistischen Beurteilung von Naturrisiken.“

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    « Un essai consacré à Primo Levi, à son engagement en 1943 dans l'organisation antifasciste Giustizia e Libertà et à son arrestation le 13 décembre de la même année. Sergio Luzzatto examine la représentation de la Résistance dans l'oeuvre de l'écrivain. La postface de l'auteur examine les enjeux historiographiques et mémoriels de l'accueil et du débat suscité par l'ouvrage en Italie.»

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    « This is the remarkable story of how the two most powerful women in Britain at the time met and disliked each other on sight. For over a decade they quietly waged a war against each other on both a personal and political stage, disagreeing on key issues including sanctions against South Africa, the Miners’ Strike and allowing US planes to bomb Libya using UK military bases. Elizabeth found the means to snub and undermine her prime minister through petty class put-downs and a series of press leaks. Margaret attacked her monarch by sidelining her internationally, upstaging her at home and allowing the Murdoch press to crucify the royal family. This book is a window into the 1980s, an era when Britain was changed beyond recognition by a woman who made ‘Thatcherism’ the defining word of the decade.»

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    « In Only Humans Need Apply, Thomas Hayes Davenport and Julia Kirby reframe the conversation about automation, arguing that the future of increased productivity and business success isn’t either human or machine. It’s both. The key is augmentation, utilizing technology to help humans work better, smarter, and faster. Instead of viewing these machines as competitive interlopers, we can see them as partners and collaborators in creative problem solving as we move into the next era. The choice is ours.»

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    « Une analyse de la conjoncture économique prenant pour point de départ un paradoxe : tandis que les liquidités sont abondantes, l'investissement productif se révèle insuffisant pour consolider la croissance et faire reculer le chômage. Les auteurs s'interrogent sur les instruments financiers et la politique fiscale à mettre en place pour attirer l'épargne privée et accélérer la croissance.»

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    « En Extrême-Orient russe, dans l'immensité de la taïga, Pavel Gartzev et ses compagnons doivent capturer un criminel aux multiples visages. Un étrange dialogue à distance s'instaure entre le soldat épuisé et sa mystérieuse proie. Pavel verra sa vie bouleversée lorsqu'il connaîtra l'identité du fugitif.»

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    "Used by over 200 million women since the 1960s, the Pill is one of the most commonly prescribed medicines--and has repeatedly been established as one of the least harmful ever formulated. However, there are some risks, and a number of "Pill Scares" have been reported in the media--often causing women to give up the Pill without finding a satisfactory alternative. More choices are now available than ever to users of hormonal contraception, and it can be difficult for doctors or family planning workers to find the time for detailed discussion with existing or new users. Women of all ages, whether they are existing users of or new to hormonal contraception, will find realistic, practical, and trustworthy guidance in this book to help them to make their own informed decisions. It will also be indispensable to health professionals as a concise, balanced overview. Thise user-friendly book contains extensive and unbiases advice and information on the Pill, along with other hormonal alternatives such as implants, injections, and patches."

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    WINNER OF THE 2014 KIRKUS PRIZE FOR FICTION. Inspired by the true story of a woman who changed the way we understand our world. « In 1933 three young, gifted anthropologists are thrown together in the jungle of New Guinea. They are Nell Stone, fascinating, magnetic and famous for her controversial work studying South Pacific tribes, her intelligent and aggressive husband Fen, and Andrew Bankson, who stumbles into the lives of this strange couple and becomes totally enthralled. Within months the trio are producing their best ever work, but soon a firestorm of fierce love and jealousy begins to burn out of control, threatening their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives. »

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    "Recent movies on slavery, Twelve Years A Slave, Django Unchained, Lincoln and documentaries, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross by Henry Louis Gates, Unchained Memories by Oprah Winfrey and Slavery By Another Name, have created a renewed interest in the series SLAVE NARRATIVES; A Folklore History of Slavery in the United States with interviews with former Slaves. The SLAVE NARRATIVES were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The SLAVE NARRATIVES provides a unique and unsurpassed collective portrait of African-American population during slavery. SLAVE NARRATIVES thus constitute an illuminating and invaluable source of data about antebellum and post-Emancipation Southern life, the institution of slavery, and, most important, the reactions and perspectives of those who had been enslaved. The moving text yields great insight into the impact of slavery upon human lives. State and local historians and genealogists use the Slave Narratives as a valuable research tool. The SLAVE NARRATIVES are published by state, so if your library cannot afford the entire set of nineteen volumes you may purchase individual volumes on the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. (…) "

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    « Dans La scuola cattolica, Edoardo Albinati immerge le lecteur dans une école privée romaine des années 1970. Ce refuge pour gens respectables va être traversé par un vent de folie sans précédent quand les noms des coupables d'un crime qui avait fait sensation autrefois sont enfin révélés. »

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    „Unter welchen Bedingungen entsteht „Leben“ und wie ist es im Kosmos verbreitet ? Damit beschäftigt sich der Autor und stellt wichtige Facetten einer jungen Wissenschaftsdisziplin ausführlich vor: Was ist und wie funktioniert „Leben“ , die Entstehung des Lebens auf der Erde, die kosmischen Voraussetzungen für „Leben, wie wir es kennen“, das Leben im Sonnensystem und darüber hinaus, die Suche nach außerirdischen Zivilisationen. Zudem wird das spannende Gebiet der Astrochemie behandelt, welches erklärt wie sich die molekularen Grundbausteine des Lebens unter kosmischen Bedingungen bilden. Das Buch wendet sich an interessierte Studenten der Natur- und Ingenieurwissenschaften, Abiturienten, Dozenten, Lehrer und nicht zuletzt an Amateurastronomen.“

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    « His masterful site-specific sculptures redefine the boundaries of art, design, and floral arrangement. Ost has created exquisite installations for royal residences, embassies, temples, international art exhibitions, and the fashion industry. Presents 80 of his most important projects while accompanying essays explore their significance and the inspiration behind them. »

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    "This book continues the discussion of new processes and developments in ionic liquid technology introduced in the first volume. Written by an international group of key academic and industrial chemists, this next book in the series includes eleven overviews of specific areas of ionic liquid chemistry including: physicochemical properties of ionic liquids, a patent survey, ionic liquid membrane technology, engineering simulations, molecular simulations. The goal of this volume is to provide expert overviews that range from applied to theoretical, synthetic to analytical, and biotechnological to electrochemical, while also offering consistent abbreviations of ionic liquids throughout the text. The value of Ionic Liquids Further UnCOILed: Critical Expert Overviews lies in the authors’ expertise and their willingness to share it with the reader. Included in the book is insight into typical problems related to experimental techniques, selection of liquids, and variability of data—all of which were overseen by Professor Ken Seddon, one of the book’s editors and a world leader in ionic liquids. This book is a must read for R&D chemists in industrial, governmental, and academic laboratories, and for commercial developers of environmentally sustainable processes. It offers insight and appreciation for the direction in which the field is going, while also highlighting the best published works available, making it equally valuable to new and experienced chemists alike."

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    "1979 U.S Edition, Crown Publishers. Charming volume of Queen Victoria's sketches of her family and travel landscapes . If you thought Victoria an unfeeling prude, these mostly colored sketches show a different facet of her personality.”"

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    « Known as the 'Edgar Allen Poe of cinema', Tod Browning is truly the dark master of filmmaking. However, despite the commercial success he enjoyed during his lifetime, he has never received the critical acclaim his work deserves. Studying under the great master, DW Griffiths, Browning employed a unique cinematic style, involving cross-cutting between scenes, dark noir-ish shadows, and macabre subject matter. Best known for his films "Freaks", "The Unknown", "Mark of the Vampire", "The Devil Doll and Dracula", his dark, gothic style has influenced such filmmakers as Sam Raimi, David Lynch and Tim Burton. »

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    „Was kann Google, was Volkswagen und Bosch nicht können? Unsere Maschinenbauer, Autoindustrie, Energieversorger, unser Handel, unsere Banken und Dienstleister, aber auch unsere Politiker – Deutschland hat das 21. Jahrhundert mit einem Fehlstart begonnen. Werden wir digitale Provinz oder gelingt uns die Wende zum "Silicon Germany"? In seinem neuen Buch unterzieht Christoph Keese, Autor des Bestsellers „Silicon Valley“, die deutsche Wirtschaft einem Praxistest in Sachen Digitalisierung. Konkret und anschaulich zeigt er, wo die Schwachstellen sind und wie wir den Rückstand aufholen können“

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    "This book provides the reader insight into the current developments in the following fields: physics of elementary processes; ionosphere dynamics; ball lightning and aerosol structures; as well as remote detection of the radioactive and highly toxic substances. The diversity of scope presented offers readers an up-to-date overview of trends, questions and their solutions."

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    « Evelyn Waugh was described by Graham Greene as 'the greatest novelist of my generation', yet reckoned by Hilaire Belloc to have been possessed by the devil. Fifty years on from his death, Philip Eade takes a fresh look at this famously complex character and tells the full story of his dramatic, colourful and frequently bizarre life; his formative homosexual love affairs at Oxford; his disastrous first marriage and subsequent conversion to Roman Catholicism; his unrequited love for the brightest of the bright young people; his complex interest in the aristocracy and what the aristocrats made of him ; his insane bravery yet chequered wartime career; his drug-induced madness; his strangely successful second marriage; his unconventional attitude to his six children; his sharp tongue; his devastating wit; the love, fear and loathing that he variously inspired. »

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    « Thomas and Mary have been married for thirty years. They have two children, a dog, a house in the suburbs. But after years of drifting apart, things – finally – come to a head. In this love story in reverse, Tim Parks recounts what happens when youthful devotion has long given way to dog walking, separate bed times, and tensions over who left the fridge door open. "Mordantly amusing, deeply sad novel, a blackly comic study of a 30-year-old marriage. A cautionary tale for couples heedless of the care and kindness a good relationship requires, and a horror story for those who discover they are simply but irreparably mismatched." »

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