• Ce livre constitue la biographie de référence sur Eileen Gray, l'une des premières femmes à atteindre la célébrité dans un monde du design alors largement dominé par les hommes. Le texte rédigé par Peter Adam, ami intime de Eileen Gray, fait ici l'objet d'une nouvelle traduction française et d'une mise à jour.

  • Ce livre en anglais constitue la biographie de référence sur Eileen Gray, l'une des premières femmes à atteindre la célébrité dans un monde du design alors largement dominé par les hommes. Le texte rédigé par Peter Adam, ami intime de Eileen Gray, fait ici l'objet d'une mise à jour.

  • Mémoires à contre-vent

    Peter Adam

    La traversée du XXe siècle par un enfant juif allemand, né en 1929, qui
    survécut au nazisme caché dans un petit village autrichien, étudia à Berlin,
    Paris et New York, avant de devenir grand reporter politique et responsable des
    émissions culturelles de la BBC à Londres. Ce métier lui permit de filmer
    nombre de grands événements : la guerre des Six-Jours en Israël, la révolte de
    Budapest, la guerre du Biafra... mais également de fréquenter les grands
    artistes de ce siècle sur lesquels il réalisa nombre de documentaires : Luchino
    Visconti, David Hockney, Jeanne Moreau, Alain Delon, Delphine Seyrig, Samuel
    Beckett, Peter Brooke, Alfredo Arias, Doris Lessing, Roman Polanski... Ce récit
    nous entraîne un peu partout dans le monde sur les pas d'un homme chanceux,
    toujours au bon endroit, au bon moment ! Une traversée du XXe siècle en
    compagnie des plus grands artistes contemporains. Depuis 1989, Peter Adam
    partage sa vie entre Paris et le Var avec son ami Facundo Bo, comédien
    principal du groupe TSE, compagnie de théâtre fondée par Alfredo Arias. Il a
    écrit plusieurs livres, notamment sur l'architecte Eileen Gray, sur le peintre
    David Hockney et sur l'art du Troisième Reich, sujet sur lequel il a déjà
    réalisé deux documentaires primés aux Academy Award.

  • En graphisme, erreurs techniques et fautes de goût ne pardonnent pas  ! Le succès d'un graphiste dépend bien sûr de son talent, mais aussi de sa capacité à déjouer les pièges et à surmonter les difficultés...

    Véritable kit de survie au quotidien, ce livre s'adresse au graphiste, débutant ou confirmé, ainsi qu'à toute personne impliquée dans un projet de création graphique (éditeur, journaliste, chargé de communication, imprimeur, etc.). Il énonce les 365  lois incontournables du design graphique, ou tout ce qu'il faut faire et surtout ne pas faire  ! pour réussir ses projets, atteindre ses objectifs et satisfaire ses clients sans vendre son âme  !

    Typographie, couleur, illustration, mise en page, communication visuelle, relations clients, retouche, épreuvage, production, impression... Les étapes et les sujets clés du design graphique y sont décryptés, illustrés et commentés avec décontraction et rigueur par quatre spécialistes aguerris qui livrent ici leurs meilleurs conseils, astuces et recommandations.

  • L'Art de la guerre de Sun Tzu est le premier traité de stratégie militaire. De tout temps, il a influencé de nombreux dirigeants dans les domaines de la guerre et des affaires. Mais aujourd'hui, vous allez découvrir une version inédite de ce classique, une oeuvre destinée à surpasser l'originale : L'Art de la guerre de Deadpool !

  • "Très rares sont les écrits issus de sources africaines antérieures à la colonisation. c est dire le caractère exceptionnel du Grand livre des Lawson, qui réunit plus de 700 documents, en anglais, recopiés à partir des années 1840 . Il appartient à une famille togolaise dont l histoire est liée à toute la région. En voici enfin la traduction en français. Ces documents regroupés dans ce premier volume sont essentiellement des correspondances commerciales entre les Lawson, et leurs partenaires sur la cote africaine et en Grande-Bretagne, de 1842 à 1853. On découvre un comptoir qui vit de l exportation d huile de palme."

  • Mettant en jeu le pronostic fonctionnel, parfois le pronostic vital, les traumatismes représentent la principale cause de décès des sujets âgés de moins de 40 ans, ainsi qu'une source considérable de handicaps. Que ce soit en milieu civil, urbain, rural, militaire, ou en milieu hostile, l'identification et la prise en charge rapides des traumatismes graves constituent un défi constant pour les acteurs de l'urgence. Véritable guide pratique avec sa version e-book, cet ouvrage rassemble les expériences actuelles d'experts internationaux dans l'évaluation, la réanimation initiale et la prise en charge des patients polytraumatisés. À la fois concis et complet, il fournit les informations essentielles pour gérer efficacement une détresse mettant en jeu le pronostic vital, faire un bilan exhaustif des lésions, choisir les examens les plus pertinents et adopter une stratégie thérapeutique adaptée et efficace. Traumatologie d'urgence se veut un outil facilement consultable : - procédures pratiques avec des conseils « pas à pas » ; - algorithmes pour guider le diagnostic et la prise en charge ; - explications claires et synthèse des données récentes. L'urgentiste et tous les acteurs de l'urgence, qu'ils travaillent à l'hôpital ou au Samu, trouveront ici réponses à leurs questions, qu'il s'agisse de traumatologie du quotidien - traumatismes de l'enfant, du sujet âgé ou de la femme enceinte - ou de situations plus exceptionnelles - blessures par arme à feu, par arme blanche ou par mine anti-personnelle. = > À l'intérieur de l'ouvrage, un e-book à télécharger ! Pour saisir votre code cliquez ici.

  • Two men came to personify British and German generalship in the Second World War: Bernard Montgomery and Erwin Rommel. They fought a series of extraordinary duels across several theatres of war which established them as two of the greatest captains of their age. Our understanding of leadership in battle was altered for ever by their electrifying personal qualities. Ever since, historians have assessed their outstanding leadership, personalities and skill.The careers of both began on the periphery of the military establishment and represent the first time military commanders proactively and systematically used (and were used by) the media as they came to prominence, first in North Africa, then in Normandy. Dynamic and forward-thinking, their lives also represent a study of pride, propaganda and nostalgia. Caddick-Adams tracks and compares their military talents and personalities in battle. Each brought something special to their commands. Rommel's breathtaking advance in May-June 1940 was nothing less than inspired. Montgomery is a gift for leadership gurus in the way he took over a demoralised Eighth Army in August 1942 and led it to victory just two months later. This compelling work is both scholarly and entertaining and marks the debut of a major new talent in historical biography.

  • The five-month Monte Cassino campaign in central Italy is one of the best-known European land battles of World War Two, alongside D-Day and Stalingrad. It has a particular resonance now, because Cassino, with its multitude of participating armies - most notably the American 5th Army under the controversial General Mark Clark - was perhaps the campaign of the Second World War that most closely anticipates the coalition operations of today, with its ever-shifting cast of players stuck in inhospitable, mountainous terrain, pursuing an objective set by unknowing politicians in distant capitals, where victory is difficult to define. Monte Cassino was characterised by the destruction of its world famous Abbey: in retrospect, considered an unjustifiable act of cultural vandalism by the allies.The audit trail of decision-making to destroy an icon as well known then as the Eiffel Tower or Lincoln Memorial, is a chilling reminder that similar decisions are still being made in Iraq and Afghanistan and indeed Libya. To this day, reversing normal prejudice, German troops are welcome in the abbey, having rescued its treasures from allied destruction in February 1944.Cassino was an unusual campaign for World War II in that its outcome was not reliant on sweeping movements or the use of tanks or aircraft - but by old-fashioned boots in the mud, whether capturing the town of Cassino after months of grinding urban warfare (a Stalingrad in miniature) or scrambling up the steep mountain to seize the heights and the religious complex on top of Monte Cassino. Monte Cassino Abbey was painstakingly rebuilt after the war (its baroque chapel remains incomplete) and is now a World Heritage site. An hour south of Rome, it is visited each year by up to one million tourists and pilgrims from around the world.

  • Selected as a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013
    The most horrific battles of World War II ring in the popular memory: Stalingrad, the Bulge, Iwo Jima, to name a few. Monte Cassino should stand among them. Waged deep in the Italian mountains beneath a medieval monastery, it was an astonishingly brutal encounter, grinding up ten armies in conditions as bad as the Eastern Front at its worst.
    Now the battle has the chronicle it deserves. In Monte Cassino, military historian Peter Caddick-Adams provides a vivid account of how an array of men from across the globe fought the most lengthy and devastating engagement of the Italian campaign in an ancient monastery town. Not simply Americans, British, and Germans, but Russians, Indians, Georgians, Nepalese, Ukrainians, French, Slovaks, Armenians, New Zealanders, and Poles, among others, fought and died there. Caddick-Adams offers a panoramic view, surveying the strategic heights and peering over the shoulders of troops fruitlessly digging for cover in the stony soil. Here are incisive sketches of the theater commanders--Field Marshal "Smiling Albert" Kesselring, who outmaneuvered Rommel to command German troops in Italy, and the English aristocrat General Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, tall, upbeat, "and--crucially for Churchill--looked every inch a general." Caddick-Adams puts Cassino into the context of the Italian campaign and larger Allied war plans, and takes readers into the savage, often hand-to-hand combat in the bombed-out medieval town. He captures the brutal weather and unforgiving terrain--the rubble and rocky slopes that splintered dangerously under artillery barrages and caused shellfire to echo with such volume that men had trouble keeping their sanity due to acoustics alone. Over four months, the struggle would inflict some 200,000 casualties, and Allied planes would level the historic monastery-and eventually the entire town as well.
    With scholarly care, insightful analysis, and narrative verve, Caddick-Adams has crafted a monumental account of one of World War II's lesser-known but no less devastating battles.

  • Snow and Steel will be a huge reassessment of Hitler's last great throw of the dice: 'The Battle of the Bulge', the battle for the Ardennes 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945. This is an utterly fascinating five weeks when for a time it looked like Hitler had outflanked the allied armies pushing toward the Rhine and might just throw them back to the Normandy beaches. It is also the context for the catastrophic events at Bastogne depicted so graphically in Band of Brothers.For military history fans this is one of those touchstone battles of the second world war, written by an author with a fast growing, world-wide reputation. Peter will use primary archival material and personal interviews to write a controversial, commercial, landmark book.

  • Inside the Book:Graphic displays Numerical measures Probability Sampling Principles of testing Univariate inferential tests Bivariate relationships Review questions Resource center Glossary Common mistakes TablesWhy CliffsNotes?Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need-fast!CliffsNotes Quick Review guides give you a clear, concise, easy-to-use review of the basics. Introducing each topic, defining key terms, and carefully walking you through sample problems, this guide helps you grasp and understand the important concepts needed to succeed. Access 500 additional practice questions at www.cliffsnotes.com/go/quiz/statistics Master the Basics-Fast Complete coverage of core conceptsEasy topic-by-topic organizationAccess hundreds of practice problems at www.cliffsnotes.com/go/quiz/statistics

  • Selected as a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013
    The most horrific battles of World War II ring in the popular memory: Stalingrad, the Bulge, Iwo Jima, to name a few. Monte Cassino should stand among them. Waged deep in the Italian mountains beneath a medieval monastery, it was an astonishingly brutal encounter, grinding up ten armies in conditions as bad as the Eastern Front at its worst.
    Now the battle has the chronicle it deserves. In Monte Cassino, military historian Peter Caddick-Adams provides a vivid account of how an array of men from across the globe fought the most lengthy and devastating engagement of the Italian campaign in an ancient monastery town. Not simply Americans, British, and Germans, but Russians, Indians, Georgians, Nepalese, Ukrainians, French, Slovaks, Armenians, New Zealanders, and Poles, among others, fought and died there. Caddick-Adams offers a panoramic view, surveying the strategic heights and peering over the shoulders of troops fruitlessly digging for cover in the stony soil. Here are incisive sketches of the theater commanders--Field Marshal "Smiling Albert" Kesselring, who outmaneuvered Rommel to command German troops in Italy, and the English aristocrat General Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, tall, upbeat, "and--crucially for Churchill--looked every inch a general." Caddick-Adams puts Cassino into the context of the Italian campaign and larger Allied war plans, and takes readers into the savage, often hand-to-hand combat in the bombed-out medieval town. He captures the brutal weather and unforgiving terrain--the rubble and rocky slopes that splintered dangerously under artillery barrages and caused shellfire to echo with such volume that men had trouble keeping their sanity due to acoustics alone. Over four months, the struggle would inflict some 200,000 casualties, and Allied planes would level the historic monastery-and eventually the entire town as well.
    With scholarly care, insightful analysis, and narrative verve, Caddick-Adams has crafted a monumental account of one of World War II's lesser-known but no less devastating battles.

  • This book describes the theoretical foundations of cognitive infocommunications (CogInfoCom), and provides a survey on state-of-the-art solutions and applications within the field. The book covers aspects of cognitive infocommunications in research fields such as affective computing, BCI, future internet, HCI, HRI, sensory substitution, and virtual/augmented interactions, and also introduces newly proposed paradigms and initiatives under the field, including CogInfoCom channels, speechability and socio-cognitive ICT. The book focuses on describing the merging between humans and information and communications technology (ICT) at the level of cognitive capabilities with an approach towards developing future cognitive ICT.

  • Pancreatitis: medical and surgical management provides gastroenterologists and GI surgeons, both fully qualified and in training, with a focused, evidence-based approach to the most exciting developments in the diagnosis and clinical management of pancreatitis. Focusing mainly on the rapidly changing and innovative medical and surgical strategies to manage the disease, new surgical procedures such as endoscopic biliary intervention and minimally invasive necrosectomy to exciting new medical therapies like Antiprotease, Lexipafant, probiotics and enzyme treatment are all discussed. Full colour throughout, with over 250 colour illustrations and with reference to the latest clinical guidelines from the AGA, ACG and UEGW at all times, it is an essential consultation tool for all those managing patients with this increasingly common condition.

  • This contributed volume presents the research results of the program "Small machine tools for small work pieces" (SPP 1476), funded by the German Research Society (DFG). The book contains the final report of the priority program, presenting novel approached for size-adapted, reconfigurable micro machine tools. The target audience primarily comprises research experts and practitioners in the field of micro machine tools, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students.

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