Livres hebdo

Titre : Livres hebdo
Auteur : Catherine Jarrett
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 274270146X
Libération : 1994

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Le souvenir de Passy, grand-mère merveilleuse, constitue la basse continue de ce roman où se joue la vie de sa petite-fille, une jeune femme confrontée à la déchirure amoureuse.

French books in print

Titre : French books in print
Auteur : Electre
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 276540867X
Libération : 2003

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Electre A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de French books in print Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Solar System Dynamics

Titre : Solar System Dynamics
Auteur : Carl D. Murray
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 9781139936156
Libération : 2000-02-13

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The Solar System is a complex and fascinating dynamical system. This is the first textbook to describe comprehensively the dynamical features of the Solar System and to provide students with all the mathematical tools and physical models they need to understand how it works. It is a benchmark publication in the field of planetary dynamics and destined to become a classic. Clearly written and well illustrated, Solar System Dynamics shows how a basic knowledge of the two- and three-body problems and perturbation theory can be combined to understand features as diverse as the tidal heating of Jupiter's moon Io, the origin of the Kirkwood gaps in the asteroid belt, and the radial structure of Saturn's rings. Problems at the end of each chapter and a free Internet Mathematica® software package are provided. Solar System Dynamics provides an authoritative textbook for courses on planetary dynamics and celestial mechanics. It also equips students with the mathematical tools to tackle broader courses on dynamics, dynamical systems, applications of chaos theory and non-linear dynamics.

Maps of the Imagination

Titre : Maps of the Imagination
Auteur : Peter Turchi
Éditeur : Trinity University Press
ISBN-13 : 9781595340948
Libération : 2011-06-01

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In Maps of the Imagination, Peter Turchi posits the idea that maps help people understand where they are in the world in the same way that literature, whether realistic or experimental, attempts to explain human realities. The author explores how writers and cartographers use many of the same devices for plotting and executing their work, making crucial decisions about what to include and what to leave out, in order to get from here to there, without excess baggage or a confusing surplus of information. Turchi traces the history of maps, from their initial decorative and religious purposes to their later instructional applications. He describes how maps rely on projections in order to portray a three-dimensional world on the two-dimensional flat surface of paper, which he then relates to what writers do in projecting a literary work from the imagination onto the page.

Voltaire Treatise on Tolerance

Titre : Voltaire Treatise on Tolerance
Auteur : Voltaire
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 0521649692
Libération : 2000-11-09

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Voltaire is widely known as the author of a literary masterpiece, Candide, while his reputation as a thinker rests largely on his Philosophical Letters and Philosophical Dictionary. He is equally renowned as a critic of the forces of superstition and fanaticism, and a champion of freedom of thought and belief. The works presented here, in a new English translation, are among the most important and characteristic texts of the Enlightenment, and bring together all three aspects of Voltaire: the writer, the doer and the philosophe. Originating in Voltaire's campaign to exonerate Jean Calas, they are works of polemical brilliance, informed by his deism and humanism and by Enlightenment values and ideals more generally. The issues which they raise, concerning questions of tolerance and human dignity, are still highly relevant to our own times. This volume presents them together with an introduction by Simon Harvey and useful notes on further reading.

A Kabbalistic Universe

Titre : A Kabbalistic Universe
Auteur : Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi
Éditeur : Weiser Books
ISBN-13 : 0877283494
Libération : 1977

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Drawing on ancient and modern material, the author correlates symbol and system with modern scientific thought and discoveries. He describes in detail the origins of the cosmos, its various levels and inhabitants.

The Luminaries

Titre : The Luminaries
Auteur : Eleanor Catton
Éditeur : Granta Books
ISBN-13 : 9781847085931
Libération : 2013-08-01

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It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky. The Luminaries is an extraordinary piece of fiction. It is full of narrative, linguistic and psychological pleasures, and has a fiendishly clever and original structuring device. Written in pitch-perfect historical register, richly evoking a mid-19th century world of shipping and banking and goldrush boom and bust, it is also a ghost story, and a gripping mystery. It is a thrilling achievement and will confirm for critics and readers that Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international writing firmament.

Madlenka

Titre : Madlenka
Auteur : Peter Sís
Éditeur : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN-13 : 9781466857674
Libération : 2014-07-15

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A trip around a city block is like a trip around the world! Peeking out through a die-cut window on the jacket, Madlenka invites the reader to enter her world. And what a world it is! On the surface, it looks like an ordinary city block, but as we meet Madlenka's neighbors -- the French baker, the Indian news vendor, the Italian ice-cream man, the Latin American grocer, a retired opera singer from Germany, an African American school friend, and the Asian shopkeeper -- and look through die-cut windows to the images and memories they have carried from old country to new, we can see that Madlenka's block is as richly varied as its inhabitants. And why is Madlenka going around the block, jumping for joy? Her tooth is loose, and she wants everyone to know! Madlenka is a 2000 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core connections.

Objections to Astrology

Titre : Objections to Astrology
Auteur : Bart Jan Bok
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UCAL:B4586797
Libération : 1975

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A statement by 192 scientists, including 19 Nobel Prize winners, who call the "science" of astrology a deception based on "magic and superstition."

The Reader

Titre : The Reader
Auteur : Bernhard Schlink
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781780221434
Libération : 2011-09-01

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An exceptionally powerful novel exploring the themes of betrayal, guilt and memory against the background of the Holocaust. An international bestseller. For 15-year-old Michael Berg, a chance meeting with an older woman leads to far more than he ever imagined. The woman in question is Hanna, and before long they embark on a passionate, clandestine love affair which leaves Michael both euphoric and confused. For Hanna is not all she seems. Years later, as a law student observing a trial in Germany, Michael is shocked to realize that the person in the dock is Hanna. The woman he had loved is a criminal. Much about her behaviour during the trial does not make sense. But then suddenly, and terribly, it does - Hanna is not only obliged to answer for a horrible crime, she is also desperately concealing an even deeper secret. 'A tender, horrifying novel that shows blazingly well how the Holocaust should be dealt with in fiction' INDEPENDENT 'For generations to come, people will be reading and marvelling over Bernhard Schlink's The Reader' EVENING STANDARD 'Leaps national boundaries and speaks straight to the heart' NEW YORK TIMES