En lune de miel, Ingram et Rae naviguent sur l'océan Pacifique, mais un calme plat immobilise leur voilier. Un canot s'approche, mené à la rame par un jeune homme à bout de force. Il raconte que son équipage est mort d'une intoxication alimentaire et que son yacht est en train de couler. Méfiant, Ingram décide d'aller inspecter le bateau en détresse. Là, une très mauvaise surprise l'attend, surtout quand il s'aperçoit que son propre voilier a levé l'ancre. Sans radio et sans mazout, il ne peut compter que sur un miracle. Ou plutôt sur la ténacité de Rae. Mais celle-ci n'en mène pas large non plus.
Cette année-là, Billy passe l'été chez son oncle Sagamore. Entre les visites du shérif, persuadé que Sagamore distille de l'alcool clandestinement, et le lac où il apprend à nager, le garçon ne va pas s'ennuyer. Mais ses vacances deviennent véritablement inoubliables au moment où Choo-Choo Caroline, strip-teaseuse pourchassée par des gangsters, se réfugie dans la propriété. Lorsque celle-ci disparaît, l'oncle Sagamore décide d'orchestrer comme la plus lucrative des fêtes foraines une chasse à l'homme pour la délicieuse Caroline uniquement vêtue de son bikini de diamants.
Porté sur grand écran sous le titre Fantasia chez les ploucs, Le Bikini de diamants est un monument de drôlerie et un inégalable roman noir.
Madox, un vagabond pas vraiment recommandable, arrive dans une petite ville paumée du Texas où il se trouve un emploi de vendeur de voitures. Mais pourquoi s'échiner ainsi, alors que la banque locale paraît si vulnérable ? Comme si de telles idéesne suffisaient pas à risquer de lui attirer des ennuis, Madox se sent vite tiraillé entre deux femmes dont l'une est merveilleusement innocente et l'autre dangereusement torride. Très vite, les nuages s'accumulent au-dessus de lui.
Critical Acclaim for ADENAUER
"A gripping narrative . . . brings to life an intriguing historical figure . . . an enthralling perspective on the processes that shaped the postwar world." --Daily Telegraph (London)
"Charts the ironies of Adenauer's complicated life. This is the story of a marathon man, but it is narrated at the pace of a sprinter and with the elegance of a hurdler."--The Times (London)
"Lucid and engaging. This is a well-researched and elegantly written volume which deserves a wider readership than the purely political."--The Herald (Glasgow)
"A highly readable, thoroughly reliable, intelligently critical life-and-times. . . . This portrait does justice to a man who is often invoked as a prophet of a United States of Europe, but who was in truth the greatest of German patriots."--Literary Review (London)
"Well-researched and admirably written . . . reveals Adenauer the man--with all his authority and strength, his persistence and endurance, and his streak of ruthlessness and political cunning."--The Independent (London)
THE LAST GREAT FRENCHMAN
"Knowledgeable, lucid . . . the best English biography of de Gaulle."--The New York Times Book Review
"Charles Williams has matched a great subject by something near to a great book."--Daily Telegraph (London)
La fin de la guerre du Golfe, il y a un peu plus de neuf ans, marquait, pensait-on, le début de la paix pour la région. Mais elle marquait surtout, au-delà de la joyeuse proclamation par Monsieur Bush d'un « nouvel ordre mondial ». Le début d'une succession d'odieux tourments pour l'Irak, coupable de ne pas se plier avec suffisamment de zèle aux exigences de Washington. Ce livre, résultat d'enquêtes serrées sur place, en Europe et en Amérique, dévoile les coulisses de ce conflit entre la seule superpuissance mondiale et un État qui veut à tout prix conserver sa dignité, et qui ne connaît pour cela qu'un seul moyen : la résistance. Deux mots, dignité et résistance, qu'occulte soigneusement le rideau de fumée tendu par les Agences d'information américaines. Qu'en est-il exactement aujourd'hui de cet État dit « gredin » qui, malgré les privations imposées et les bombardements quotidiens, garde son unité et fonctionne presque normalement ? Que représente exactement cette « opposition irakienne » à laquelle le Département d'État procure un si beau train de vie ? L'Irak est-il un danger pour ses voisins ? Ou la fin de l'embargo qui le frappe permettra-t-elle à la région de retrouver un meilleur équilibre ? Autant de questions auxquelles ce livre apporte des réponses qui ne sont pas politiquement correctes, mais qui frappent par leur pertinence aux faits.
Voici le récit de l'évasion clandestine en juin 1961 de soixante africains lusophones. Avec l'aide de la Cimade et du service oecuménique d'entraide français, ils purent quitter le Portugal. Ces étudiants devinrent les leaders de leur pays au lendemain des guerres de colonisation, une fois l'indépendance obtenue. Ce livre, écrit par deux des principaux acteurs de l'opération, révèle les secrets et les péripéties de ce véritable coup d'audace.
Hailed as prophet of modern war and condemned as a harbinger of modern barbarism, William Tecumseh Sherman is the most controversial general of the American Civil War. “War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it,” he wrote in fury to the Confederate mayor of Atlanta, and his memoir is filled with dozens of such wartime exchanges. With the propulsive energy and intelligence that marked his campaigns, Sherman describes striking incidents and anecdotes and collects dozens of his incisive and often outspoken wartime orders and reports. This complex self-portrait of an innovative and relentless American warrior provides firsthand accounts of the war’s crucial events--Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, the Atlanta campaign, the marches through Georgia and the Carolinas.
The American economy misses opportunities for innovation, growth and job creation because of a neglected problem: the resistance to innovation from Legacy sectors like energy, manufacturing and health care, which constitute most of our economy. The book offers systematic strategies to overcome the structural obstacles to innovation in critically important Legacy sectors.
The American economy faces two deep problems: expanding innovation and raising the rate of quality job creation. Both have roots in a neglected problem: the resistance of Legacy economic sectors to innovation. While the U.S. has focused its policies on breakthrough innovations to create new economic frontiers like information technology and biotechnology, most of its economy is locked into Legacy sectors defended by technological/ economic/ political/ social paradigms that block competition from disruptive innovations that could challenge their models. Americans like to build technology covered wagons and take them out west to open new innovation frontiers; we dont head our wagons back east to bring innovation to our Legacy sectors. By failing to do so, the economy misses a major opportunity for innovation, which is the bedrock of U.S. competitiveness and its standard of living. Technological Innovation in Legacy Sectors uses a new, unifying conceptual framework to identify the shared features underlying structural obstacles to innovation in major Legacy sectors: energy, air and auto transport, the electric power grid, buildings, manufacturing, agriculture, health care delivery and higher education, and develops approaches to understand and transform them. It finds both strengths and obstacles to innovation in the national innovation environments - a new concept that combines the innovation system and the broader innovation context - for a group of Asian and European economies. Manufacturing is a major Legacy sector that presents a particular challenge because it is a critical stage in the innovation process. By increasingly offshoring production, the U.S. is losing important parts of its innovation capacity. Innovate here, produce here, where the U.S. took all the gains of its strong innovation system at every stage, is being replaced by innovate here, produce there, which threatens to lead to produce there, innovate there. To bring innovation to Legacy sectors, authors William Bonvillian and Charles Weiss recommend that policymakers focus on all stages of innovation from research through implementation. They should fill institutional gaps in the innovation system and take measures to address structural obstacles to needed disruptive innovations. In the specific case of advanced manufacturing, the production ecosystem can be recreated to reverse jobless innovation and add manufacturing-led innovation to the U.S.s still-strong, research-oriented innovation system.
When a man and a bear meet together casually in an American forest, it makes a great deal of difference, to the two parties concerned at least, whether the bear eats the man or the man eats the bear. We haven't the slightest difficulty in deciding afterward which of the two, in each particular case, has been the eater, and which the eaten. Here, we say, is the grizzly that ate the man; or, here is the man that smoked and dined off the hams of the grizzly. Basing our opinion upon such familiar and well-known instances, we are apt to take it for granted far too readily that between eating and being eaten, between the active and the passive voice of the verb edo, there exists necessarily a profound and impassable native antithesis. To swallow an oyster is, in our own personal histories, so very different a thing from being swallowed by a shark that we can hardly realize at first the underlying fundamental identity of eating with mere coalescence. And yet, at the very outset of the art of feeding, when the nascent animal first began to indulge in this very essential animal practice, one may fairly say that no practical difference as yet existed between the creature that ate and the creature that was eaten. After the man and the bear had finished their little meal, if one may be frankly metaphorical, it was impossible to decide whether the remaining being was the man or the bear, or which of the two had swallowed the other... The particular point to which I wish to draw attention here, however, is this: that even the very simplest and most primitive animals do discriminate somehow between what is eatable and what isn't... ...The healthy popular belief, still surviving in spite of cookery, that our likes and dislikes are the best guide to what is good for us, finds its justification in this fact, that whatever is relished will prove on the average wholesome, and whatever rouses disgust will prove on the whole indigestible. Nothing can be more wrong, for example, than to make children eat fat when they don't want it. A healthy child likes fat, and eats as much of it as he can get. If a child shows signs of disgust at fat, that proves that it is of a bilious temperament, and it ought never to be forced into eating it against its will...
This book deals with the possibility of an ontological and epistemological account of the psychological category 'neurosis'. Intertwining thoughts from German idealism, Continental philosophy and psychology, the book shows how neurosis precedes and exists independently from human experience and lays the foundations for a non-essentialist, non-rational theory of neurosis; in cognition, in perception, in linguistics and in theories of object-relations and vitalism. The personal essays collected in this volume examine such issues as assimilation, the philosophy of neurosis, aneurysmal philosophy, and the connection between Hegel and Neurosis, among others. The volume establishes the connection between a now redundant psycho-analytic term and an extremely progressive discipline of Continental philosophy and Speculative realism.
This book takes an in depth look at a novel methodology for analyzing Global Positioning System (GPS) data to obtain the highest possible resolution surface imaging of tectonic deformation sources without prescribing the nature of either the sources or the subsurface medium. GPS methods are widely used to track the surface expression of crustal deformation at tectonic plate boundaries, and are typically expressed in terms of velocity fields or strain rate fields. Vertical derivatives of horizontal stress (VDoHS) rates at the Earth's surface can also be derived from GPS velocities, and VDoHS rates provide much higher resolution information about subsurface deformation sources than velocities or strain rates. In particular, VDoHS rates allow for high precision estimates of fault dips, slip rates and locking depths, as well as objective characterization of previously unknown (or hidden) tectonic deformation zones.
Examines current and prospective challenges surrounding global challenges of education, energy, healthcare, security, and resilience This book discusses issues in large-scale systems in the United States and around the world. The authors examine the challenges of education, energy, healthcare, national security, and urban resilience. The book covers challenges in education including America's use of educational funds, standardized testing, and the use of classroom technology. On the topic of energy, this book examines debates on climate, the current and future developments of the nuclear power industry, the benefits and cost decline of natural gases, and the promise of renewable energy. The authors also discuss national security, focusing on the issues of nuclear weapons, terrorism and cyber security. Urban resilience is addressed in the context of natural threats such as hurricanes and floods. Studies the usage of a globalized benchmark for both student and pedagogical performance Covers topics such as surveillance, operational capabilities, movement of resources, and the pros and cons of globalization Examines big data, evolving medical methodologies and effects on the medical educational curriculum, and the positive effects of electronic records in healthcare data Perspectives on Complex Global Challenges: Education, Energy Healthcare, Security, and Resilience serves as a reference for government officials, personnel in security, business executives and system engineers.
Modern biological understanding is the basis for a multimodality treatment of a tumor. 'Anatomic Basis of Tumor Surgery' is the only book that provides an anatomic basis and description of tumor surgery based on an understanding of both the anatomy and biology of tumor progression. It presents the regional anatomy to allow tailoring of the operation as demanded.
Compared to many other regions of the world, Africa is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and variability. Widespread poverty, an extensive disease burden and pockets of political instability across the continent has resulted in a low resilience and limited adaptative capacity of African society to climate related shocks and stresses. To compound this vulnerability, there remains large knowledge gaps on African climate, manifestations of future climate change and variability for the region and the associated problems of climate change impacts. Research on the subject of African climate change requires an interdisciplinary approach linking studies of environmental, political and socio-economic spheres. In this book we use different case studies on climate change and variability in Africa to illustrate different approaches to the study of climate change in Africa from across the spectrum of physical, social and political sciences. In doing so we attempt to highlight a toolbox of methodologies (along with their limitations and advantages) that may be used to further the understanding of the impacts of climate change in Africa and thus help form the basis for strategies to negate the negative implications of climate change on society.
Ce guide est un outil pratique d'identification des organismes alliés ou ravageurs et des maladies des arbres fruitiers (pommiers, poiriers, pruniers, pêchers et cerisiers) pour l'est de l'Amérique du Nord. Il contient 188 fiches illustrées de photos et de descriptions détaillées. Un glossaire et un index facilitent la compréhension des termes utilisés et le repérage des pages recherchées. Vous trouverez dans ces pages des conseils d'experts sur les moyens recommandés afin d'agir en prévention ou en traitement tout en protégeant l'écosystème du verger. Une référence indispensable aux professionnels comme aux amateurs!
This intriguing and compact book investigates whether or not philosophy can have a use in the face of `capitalist realism' today. Can philosophy study everyday objects like computers and mobile phones? Can it think of advertising, the population, electricity, buildings and even dreams as `objects' in their own right, which convey particular and novel qualities when analysed?Johns' book starts from an immanent phenomenological study of objects, arguing that such objects disclose larger systems of anthropological meaning and control. The author moves away from the Husserlian `essence' of the object and embeds his objects in a series of `uses' (or `equipment' as Heidegger called it). However, Johns makes a speculative move by positing the very existence of such `uses' distinct from the human and first person phenomenological consciousness. This is when the annals of phenomenology meet contemporary strands of realism such as Speculative and Object Oriented models. For Johns, the world is in a constant state of being utilised, not merely through humans but through objects and their relations, and not only on a macro scale but on a micro scale (described by the theories of quantum physics).The object then becomes a locus of use, yet, importantly, one that can never be reduced to relations alone. This is because the author believes that certain aspects of a relation withholds itself in its act of relating. The mutual dynamics of relation and property are thus rearticulated in a new light. This novel description of relation places Johns squarely between relational ontologies (such as Deleuze, Latour and Garcia) and non-relational ontologies (Harman).This work is invaluable to researchers and any reader of contemporary philosophy in the age of advanced technology and capitalism.
Covers the history of the entire African continent, from prehistory to the present day A Companion to African History embraces the diverse regions, subject matter, and disciplines of the African continent, while also providing chronological and geographical coverage of basic historical developments. Two dozen essays by leading international scholars explore the challenges facing this relatively new field of historical enquiry and present the dynamic ways in which historians and scholars from other fields such as archaeology, anthropology, political science, and economics are forging new directions in thinking and research. Comprised of six parts, the book begins with thematic approaches to African history-exploring the environment, gender and family, medical practices, and more. Section two covers Africa's early history and its pre-colonial past-early human adaptation, the emergence of kingdoms, royal power, and warring states. The third section looks at the era of the slave trade and European expansion. Part four examines the process of conquest-the discovery of diamonds and gold, military and social response, and more. Colonialism is discussed in the sixth section, with chapters on the economy transformed due to the development of agriculture and mining industries. The last section studies the continent from post World War II all the way up to modern times. Aims at capturing the enthusiasms of practicing historians, and encouraging similar passion in a new generation of scholars Emphasizes linkages within Africa as well as between the continent and other parts of the world All chapters include significant historiographical content and suggestions for further reading Written by a global team of writers with unique backgrounds and views Features case studies with illustrative examples In a field traditionally marked by narrow specialisms, A Companion to African History is an ideal book for advanced students, researchers, historians, and scholars looking for a broad yet unique overview of African history as a whole.
The must-have resource for media selling in today's technology-driven environment The revised and updated fifth edition of Media Selling is an essential guide to our technology-driven, programmatic, micro-targeted, mobile, multi-channel media ecosystem. Today, digital advertising has surpassed television as the number-one ad investment platform, and Google and Facebook dominate the digital advertising marketplace. The authors highlight the new sales processes and approaches that will give media salespeople a leg up on the competition in our post-Internet media era. The book explores the automated programmatic buying and selling of digital ad inventory that is disrupting both media buyers and media salespeople. In addition to information on disruptive technologies in media sales, the book explores sales ethics, communication theory and listening, emotional intelligence, creating value, the principles of persuasion, sales stage management guides, and sample in-person, phone, and email sales scripts. Media Selling offers media sellers a customer-first and problem-solving sales approach. The updated fifth edition: Contains insight from digital experts into how 82.5% of digital ad inventory is bought and sold programmatically Reveals how to conduct research on Google Analytics Identifies how media salespeople can offer cross-platform and multi-channel solutions to prospects' advertising and marketing challenge Includes insights into selling and distribution of podcasts Includes links to downloadable case studies, presentations, and planners on the Media Selling website Includes an extensive Glossary of Digital Advertising terms Written for students in communications, radio-TV, and mass communication, Media Selling is the classic work in the field. The updated edition provides an indispensable tool for learning, training, and mastering sales techniques for digital media.
Charles Edge and Bill Smith provide detailed explanations of the technology required for large-scale Mac OS X deployments and show you how to integrate it with other operating systems and applications.Now in its second edition, Enterprise Mac Administrator's Guide addresses the growing size and spread of Mac OS X deployments in corporations and institutions worldwide. In some cases, this is due to the growth of traditional Mac environments, but for the most part it has to do with organizations instituting device choice and switcher campaigns, where Windows and/or Linux environments are migrating to Mac OS X. There is a steep culture shock with many of these migrations. The products that are used are different, the nomenclature is different, and most importantly the best practices for dealing with the operating system and updates are very different.Apple provides a number of tools to help automate and guide IT toward managing a large number of Mac OS X computers-it has since before Mac OS X was initially released. However, if you want to put together all of the pieces to tell a compelling story about how to run an IT department or a deployment of Macs, you need to compile information from a number of different sources. This book provides explanations of the technology required.What You'll LearnChoose a directory services model that works for your organization and integrate it into your existing model
Choose an imaging model and begin imaging workstations with or without third-party productsUse the Mac App Store and Apple's Volume Purchasing Program to deploy apps
Leverage scripting techniques to reduce labor for the IT department
Provide network services (file sharing, mobile home folders, messaging, etc.) to the Mac OS X clients
Who This Book Is For
System administrators and IT professionals who need to manage a large number of Mac OS X computers, be they Mac OS X-based servers or workstations. The assumption is that readers are somewhat familiar with Mac OS X and/or IT in general, but not that they are familiar with the Apple system internals, server services, or deployment techniques.