Christopher James

  • Une méthode pour découvrir l'anglais en s'amusant. Une bande dessinée avec des dialogues en anglais. Des activités progressives pour apprendre du vocabulaire et découvrir la grammaire anglaise. Des jeux et des chansons. Toutes les traductions et tous les corrigés. Sur le CD ou via les CAR-codes : tous les dialogues, toutes les chansons et toutes les activités de prononciation.

  • « Subitement, Catherine se mit à pleurer, de grosses larmes sorties d'un puits insondable. Que j'étais bête ! J'avais répondu, sans réfléchir, comme si on m'avait demandé un avis d'universitaire, alors que Catherine, une fois encore, tentait de formuler une demande personnelle à travers une question courante. Alors, je la pris, je l'emmenai dans la chambre, je lui fis l'amour comme une urgente recherche. Comme elle, empressé, j'avais besoin de comprendre, car je ne savais pas jusqu'où je pouvais aller avec Catherine dans la vérité. Et mon corps à moi rythmait le sien, comme pour colmater la brèche désespérée que j'avais malencontreusement entrouverte. »
    Chercheur entêté, marginal, Jean cultive l'ambiguïté. Sa quête spirituelle est aussi charnelle. Mais un soir, pour ne pas mentir, il refuse par trois fois de répondre à un appel inconsolable et perd pied, face à un avenir fuyant, et un passé qui revient le hanter.

  • Une démarche progressive en 4 étapes :

    Une bande dessinée avec des dialogues en anglais à écouter, accompagnés de leur traduction Un focus sur une règle de grammaire anglaise utilisée dans la bande dessinée Des activités et des jeux pour s'entraîner et remobiliser ses connaissances Une chanson à écouter pour mémoriser le vocabulaire tout en s'amusant Et à la fin de chaque unité : une page pour découvrir la culture britannique Avec aussi :

    Un CD et des QR codes pour écouter les dialogues des bandes dessinées et les chansons, travailler la compréhension orale et s'exercer à bien prononcer Des recettes de cuisine typiquement anglaises Un lexique complet des mots anglais employés dans la méthode Les corrigés de toutes les activités AFFICHER MOINS

  • Batwoman a commis l'impensable en prenant la tête de la Colonie.

    En réponse, le Chevalier Noir organise une réunion de crise avec les membres de la Bat-Famille pour la juger et décider quelles mesures prendre suite à sa sédition. Mais le temps est compté, car Ulysses Armstrong a un plan que Batwoman elle-même ignore et ce dernier pourrait bien causer la perte de Gotham toute entière !
    Contenu : Detective Comics vol.7 (#975-981)

  • Red Robin est enfin de retour ! Et maintenant qu'il a retrouvé sa place aux côtés de Spoiler et de ses alliés, il lutte de nouveau contre le crime. Mais le succès de Batman et de la Bat-Famille a un prix, car le Syndicat des Victimes entend les faire payer. Leur ultimatum cinglant vient de tomber : si Batman ne révèle pas son identité en direct à la télévision, les criminels de l'Asile d'Arkham seront lâchés sur la ville.

  • En formant une équipe, Batman n'avait pas seulement pour but de protéger Gotham, il voulait également mettre ses alliés à l'abri d'attaques ciblées.

    Mais faire partie d'une équipe n'a pas que des bons côtés pour ses membres, surtout quand les fantômes de leur passé resurgissent soudain... Et l'heure est grave, puisque la Bat-Family est dans la ligne de mire de l'Ordre de St. Dumas, un groupuscule qui a formé Azrael et qui dispose d'un nouvel assassin, une intelligence artificielle nommée Ascalon. Afin de sauver ses amis, Batman va devoir se servir du plus puissant des artéfacts magiques : la Machine de Dieu. Mais cela sera-t-il suffisant pour vaincre Ascalon ?

  • Tim Drake est vivant, mais où se trouve-t-il ?
    Enfermé dans une mystérieuse prison hors du temps, Red Robin devra faire un choix et réussir à échapper à son mystérieux ravisseur. De son côté, Spoiler poursuit sa quête de vengeance dans les rues de Gotham. Et l'énigmatique Anarky est bien décidé à lui venir en aide.

  • La nouvelle édition de Ma méthode d'anglais avec une nouvelle couverture.

    Une méthode complète pour se familiariser avec la langue anglaise et construire les premiers apprentissages.
    L'ouvrage est composé de 12 séquences thématiques et progressives. Elles contiennent chacune :
    - une bande dessinée avec des dialogues en anglais ;
    - des activités progressives pour acquérir du vocabulaire et découvrir la grammaire anglaise ;
    - une comptine ou une chanson ;
    - un focus culturel sur la vie au Royaume-Uni.

    Avec aussi :
    - les enregistrements de tous les dialogues, toutes les chansons et toutes les activités de prononciation sur le CD ou via des QR-codes ;
    - des pages Fun pour réinvestir ses connaissances en s'amusant ;
    - des recettes de spécialités culinaires anglaises ;
    - un lexique complet ;
    - les corrigés de toutes les activités.

  • Since 1999, the Hammer Museum's Hammer Projects series has furnished international and local artists with a laboratory-like environment to create new work or to present existing work in a new context. Published to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the series, this volume compiles all 80 of the projects featured so far--by artists including Amy Adler, Edgar Arceneaux, Fikret Atay, Walead Beshty, Paul Chan, Aaron Curry, Tara Donovan, Nathalie Djurberg, Tony Feher, Mark Grotjahn, Mark Handforth, Arturo Herrera, Elliott Hundley, Jim Isermann, Runa Islam, Jesper Just, Emma Kay, Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee, Paul Morrison, Paul Pfeiffer, Hiraki Sawa, Simon Starling, Kaari Upson, Kara Walker, Phoebe Washburn, Pae White and Sun Xun--alongside texts by Hilton Als, Regine Basha, Aaron Betsky, Nayland Blake, Alex Farquharson, Russell Ferguson, Malik Gaines, Tim Griffin, Massimiliano Gioni, Dave Hickey, Vasif Kortun, Libby Lumpkin, Midori Matsui, Linda Norden, Raphael Rubinstein, Laurie Simmons, Dean Sobel, Ali Subotnick and Steven Vincent.

  • I want to put the mystery back into the heart of garden design, where it needs to be. Its what lures you in through the gate, keeps you moving through the landscape, and fills you with excitement along the way. The sense of mystery is what turns a mere display of plants, paths, and ornaments into an adventure.
    --James van Sweden Guided by world-renowned landscape architect James van Sweden and horticulture expert Tom Christopher, any gardener can learn the secrets of the gardeners art and absorb the essence of inspired garden design. In their gifted hands, creating your own perfect garden, with its own alluring mysteries, turns out to be not only easy but a delight.
    Whether its a ten-foot-square city terrace or a ten-acre expanse, the same principles apply: the intelligent use of positive and negative space, of form and scale, of light and shadow, of rough and smooth textures. Do you want a garden you can immerse yourself in? A garden you can smell and listen to as well as observe? An exuberant garden or a contemplative garden?
    In this elegantly written and visually stunning book, van Sweden reveals the secrets of famous gardens around the world and encourages you to find inspiration in the arts--in painting (from Americas classic regional artists to the abstract expressionists), music (from classical to jazz), sculpture, even dance. He introduces you to famous artistswho share how their art has influenced the design of their own gardens, and teaches you to think not in terms of borders and beds or even paths and meadows but of a tapestry woven from sky, trees, rocks, vines, flowers, grasses, and space.
    Richly illustrated throughout with magnificent photographs, The Artful Garden both tells and shows, sharing with beginning and experienced gardeners a wealth of inspiration and practical help. Whats my message? van Sweden asks in conclusion. The wise answer: Dont squander the potential for surprise and wonder. This beautiful book guarantees everyone who reads it a priceless store of gardening wisdom.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • The second of James's three late masterpieces, was, in its author's opinion, "the best, all round, of my productions".
    Lambert Strether, a mild middle-aged American of no particular achievements, is dispatched to Paris from the manufacturing empire of Woollett, Massachusetts. The mission conferred on him by his august patron, Mrs. Newsome, is to discover what, or who, is keeping her son Chad in the notorious city of pleasure, and to bring him home. But Strether finds Chad transformed by the influence of a remarkable woman; and as the Parisian spring advances, he himself succumbs to the allure of the 'vast bright Babylon' and to the mysterious charm of Madame de Vionnet.

  • The second of James's three late masterpieces, was, in its author's opinion, "the best, all round, of my productions".
    Lambert Strether, a mild middle-aged American of no particular achievements, is dispatched to Paris from the manufacturing empire of Woollett, Massachusetts. The mission conferred on him by his august patron, Mrs. Newsome, is to discover what, or who, is keeping her son Chad in the notorious city of pleasure, and to bring him home. But Strether finds Chad transformed by the influence of a remarkable woman; and as the Parisian spring advances, he himself succumbs to the allure of the 'vast bright Babylon' and to the mysterious charm of Madame de Vionnet.

  • Authoritative and reliable, this A-Z provides jargon-free definitions for even the most technical mathematical terms. With over 3,000 entries ranging from Achilles paradox to zero matrix, it covers all commonly encountered terms and concepts from pure and applied mathematics and statistics, for example, linear algebra, optimisation, nonlinear equations, and differential equations. In addition, there are entries on major mathematicians and on topics of more general interest, such as fractals, game theory, and chaos.

    Using graphs, diagrams, and charts to render definitions as comprehensible as possible, entries are clear and accessible. Almost 200 new entries have been added to this edition, including terms such as arrow paradox, nested set, and symbolic logic. Useful appendices follow the A-Z dictionary and include lists of Nobel Prize winners and Fields' medallists, Greek letters, formulae, and tables of inequalities, moments of inertia, Roman numerals, a geometry summary, additional trigonometric values of special angles, and many more. This edition contains recommended web links, which are accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Mathematics companion website.

    Fully revised and updated in line with curriculum and degree requirements, this dictionary is indispensable for students and teachers of mathematics, and for anyone encountering mathematics in the workplace.

  • There is a murder.

    There is a victim.

    But are you ready to be complicit in the crime?



    Three top crime authors teamed up to tell a story, but one vital contributor was missing: you. Christopher Fowler, James Oswald and Jane Casey had the challenge of unraveling a tale of murder and vengeance, but they weren't making all the decisions. Vital story elements and plot developments were decided by those reading the story and following the action. When they came to the cliffhangers would they make the right choice?



    #ChooseThePlot Ian, a three-time loser, is suddenly offered a chance to leave all his troubles behind. But is the deal too good to be true? One character won't make it out of the first chapter alive. Who did the readers decide would live... and who would die? And how will their choices alter the destiny of the story?

    If lives were in your hands, would you make the right choice?

  • Widely recognized as one of the most important theorists of warfare, important strands of Carl von Clausewitzs thinking on the subject are not widely known. In the English-speaking world, few are familiar with anything other than his major, though unfinished and posthumously published, opus On War, which is available in numerous translations. Although the corpus of Clausewitzs writings on the topic of warfare is far greater, most of these texts have neverbeen translated.In Clausewitz on Small War, Christopher Daase and James W. Davis begin to redress this unfortunate state of affairs. In this volume they have assembled and translated Clausewitzs most important texts devoted to the analysis of asymmetric, unconventional, guerrilla, and small unit warfare, including Clausewitzs Lectures on Small War, held at the Prussian War Academy in 1810 and 1811. Augmenting our understanding of Clausewitz with his early writings on Small War leads to theconclusion that asymmetric warfare is not an historical development that can be termed pre- or post-Clausewitzian as many contemporary scholars of war and military strategy argue. Rather, Clausewitz himself emerges as an early theorist of insurgency and asymmetric warfare with insights that are relevant today. Thebook is a must read for soldiers, military strategists, historians of war, and students of international security.

  • Essential evidence-based strategies for the prevention and reduction of alcohol abuse among college students With contributions from notable substance abuse researchers, this practical guide presents clear strategies for prevention of and interventions for alcohol abuse in the college-age population. Ranging from community-based prevention programs to individual, motivational, and interview-based approaches, College Student Alcohol Abuse explores: The leading theories used to conceptualize college student drinking and related problems, with an emphasis on the clinical implications of each perspective Epidemiology of student drug use-including illicit drugs and nonmedical use of prescription drugs The spectrum of empirically supported prevention programs with a focus on best practices and materials How to conduct assessments and create intervention programs for students with substance abuse problems A must-have resource for every college administrator, resident staff member, and addiction counselor who works with this unique population, College Student Alcohol Abuse translates the latest research findings and interventions into clear and evidence-based strategies for assessing and treating college students who are abusing alcohol.

  • Boost Your Nonprofit's Success!
    Written by a sterling group of experts for their nonprofit peers, Major Donors: Finding Big Gifts in Your Database and Online supplies all types of nonprofit organizations with the best strategies for navigating the ever-changing world of fundraising on the Internet. Truly international in its examples, research, advice, and knowledge, this book is rich with avenues and ideas about approaching prospective givers--and generous with cross-cultural tips about conducting cultivation and solicitation in various countries.
    "At last, a practical book that helps us move our thinking in the critical future area of major gift fundraising. As one of the oldest techniques in the fundraiser's armory, we have sat for too long using the same frameworks and techniques; this book offers new thinking, new insights, and new approaches that will help fundraisers harness the potential of the growing band of high-net-worth individuals within their country and internationally. This book is packed with up-to-the-minute, practical information that will enhance existing major gift programs as much as it will help beginners get their head around where to start."
    --Tony Elischer, Managing Director, THINK Consulting Solutions
    "Institutional advancement is a deeply personal process that requires in-depth understanding of our supporters, to the degree to which specific aspects of our own priorities reflect our donors' personal aspirations and interests. Prospect research is indispensable to this process and to identifying possible supporters from thousands of possible donors--it would have been impossible for the University of Toronto campaign to have succeeded in the absence of our investment in prospect research."
    --Dr. Jon S. Dellandrea, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Development and External Affairs, University of Oxford
    "Major Donors offers some of the best advice from some of the world's leading prospect researchers, and it will help you to become a much better fundraiser. It is a great resource and an important part of any fundraising library. When you follow the advice in this book, you will raise much more money."
    --Harvey McKinnon, President, Harvey McKinnon Associates author of Hidden Gold and How Today's Rich Give, and coauthor of the international bestseller The Power of Giving

  • This new book is the first to make logical and important connections between trapping and foraging ecology. It develops and describes-both verbally and mathematically--the underlying principles that determine and define trap-organism interactions. More important, it goes on to explain and illustrate how these principles and relationships can be used to estimate absolute population densities in the landscape and to address an array of important problems relating to the use of trapping for detection, population estimation, and suppression in both research and applied contexts. The breakthrough nature of subject matter described has broad fundamental and applied implications for research for addressing important real-world problems in agriculture, ecology, public health and conservation biology. Monitoring traps baited with potent attractants of animals like insects have long played a critical role in revealing what pests are present and when they are active. However, pest managers have been laboring without the tools necessary for quick and inexpensive determination of absolute pest density, which is the cornerstone of pest management decisions. This book spans the gamut from highly theoretical and fundamental research to very practical applications that will be widely useful across all of agriculture.

  • The first two sections of this text address endoscopic and keyhole surgical procedures for cranial base and deep brain structures.  These sections provide a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of this minimally invasive field and will serve as a valuable resource for clinicians, surgeons and researchers with an interest in cranial base surgery.  The philosophy, techniques, indications and limitations of endoscopic and keyhole cranial base surgery are covered in detail. This reference includes a discussion of the basic principles of these approaches as well as the preoperative planning, intraoperative pearls, and reconstruction techniques.  The thorough descriptions of the practical and technical aspects are accompanied by extensive illustrations, figures and operative images.  
    Extending beyond the technical details of these procedures, this text provides a third section that focuses on a thorough analysis and comparison of the endoscopic, keyhole and traditional open approaches to specific intracranial regions.  Utilizing a "target-based" approach, the utility of each surgical technique is evaluated in regard to accessing pathology of the anterior, middle and posterior fossa cranial base as well as the deep central regions of the brain. All chapters are written by experts in their fields and include the most up to date scientific and clinical information.
     Endoscopic and Keyhole Cranial Base Surgery will be a valuable resource to specialists in optimizing surgical results and improving patient outcomes.

  • Injuries to the hamstring and quadriceps muscles can occur in both low- and high-impact sports and as such are among the more common injuries incurred by athletes. Reviewing the relevant physiology, epidemiology, mechanisms, clinical presentation and treatment of these conditions, Hamstring and Quadriceps Injuries in Athletes covers all sports-related injuries of the thigh musculature in one place. Topics covered include mid substance injuries, acute proximal tendon avulsions and harvesting of hamstrings, as well as strains, contusions and ruptures of the quadriceps, including the use of biologic enhancing agents in healing. Chapters on rehabilitation and injury prevention present techniques to maximize recovery and minimize long-term impairment, speeding up return to play. It will be an often-used and reliable guide for sports medicine practitioners, orthopedists, physical therapists, primary care physicians, team physicians and trainers who treat the injured athlete.

  • Develop a greater intuition for the proper use of cryptography. This book teaches the basics of writing cryptographic algorithms in Python, demystifies cryptographic internals, and demonstrates common ways cryptography is used incorrectly.
    Cryptography is the lifeblood of the digital world's security infrastructure. From governments around the world to the average consumer, most communications are protected in some form or another by cryptography. These days, even Google searches are encrypted. Despite its ubiquity, cryptography is easy to misconfigure, misuse, and misunderstand.Developers building cryptographic operations into their applications are not typically experts in the subject, and may not fully grasp the implication of different algorithms, modes, and other parameters. The concepts in this book are largely taught by example, including incorrect uses of cryptography and how "bad" cryptography can be broken. By digging into the guts of cryptography, you can experience what works, what doesn't, and why.


    What You'll LearnUnderstand where cryptography is used, why, and how it gets misused
    Know what secure hashing is used for and its basic propertiesGet up to speed on algorithms and modes for block ciphers such as AES, and see how bad configurations breakUse message integrity and/or digital signatures to protect messagesUtilize modern symmetric ciphers such as AES-GCM and CHACHAPractice the basics of public key cryptography, including ECDSA signaturesDiscover how RSA encryption can be broken if insecure padding is usedEmploy TLS connections for secure communicationsFind out how certificates work and modern improvements such as certificate pinning and certificate transparency (CT) logs




















    Who This Book Is For

    IT administrators and software developers familiar with Python. Although readers may have some knowledge of cryptography, the book assumes that the reader is starting from scratch. 

  • Provides the basics of spacecraft orbital dynamics plus attitude dynamics and control, using vectrix notation Spacecraft Dynamics and Control: An Introduction presents the fundamentals of classical control in the context of spacecraft attitude control. This approach is particularly beneficial for the training of students in both of the subjects of classical control as well as its application to spacecraft attitude control. By using a physical system (a spacecraft) that the reader can visualize (rather than arbitrary transfer functions), it is easier to grasp the motivation for why topics in control theory are important, as well as the theory behind them.  The entire treatment of both orbital and attitude dynamics makes use of vectrix notation, which is a tool that allows the user to write down any vector equation of motion without consideration of a reference frame. This is particularly suited to the treatment of multiple reference frames. Vectrix notation also makes a very clear distinction between a physical vector and its coordinate representation in a reference frame. This is very important in spacecraft dynamics and control problems, where often multiple coordinate representations are used (in different reference frames) for the same physical vector. Provides an accessible, practical aid for teaching and self-study with a layout enabling a fundamental understanding of the subject Fills a gap in the existing literature by providing an analytical toolbox offering the reader a lasting, rigorous methodology for approaching vector mechanics, a key element vital to new graduates and practicing engineers alike Delivers an outstanding resource for aerospace engineering students, and all those involved in the technical aspects of design and engineering in the space sector Contains numerous illustrations to accompany the written text. Problems are included to apply and extend the material in each chapter Essential reading for graduate level aerospace engineering students, aerospace professionals, researchers and engineers.

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