• New York, 1926.
    La jeune Willy est dactyclo la journée, placeuse au théâtre le soir, dans l'univers enchanté de la musique, sa véritable passion. Si le personnel n'a pas accès à la salle durant les concerts, elle peut se réfugier dans les toilettes des hommes, juste sous la scène. Là, elle ferme les yeux et s'imagine diriger la centaine de musiciens.
    Mais le jour où le théâtre accueille le célèbre chef d'orchestre Mengelberg, Willy décide d'assister au concert, quitte à perdre son emploi. Pour devenir cheffe d'orchestre, elle se doit d'écouter les plus grands ! Et qu'importe si c'est un métier d'homme, s'il est impensable, et même inconvenant qu'une femme tienne la baguette sur scène. Pour accomplir sa destinée, elle est prête à surmonter tous les obstacles qui se dresseront sur son chemin.

    La vie exceptionnelle d'Antonia Brico, la première cheffe d'orchestre au monde, une femme déterminée à poursuivre sa passion dans un siècle qui n'y était pas préparé.

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    Biographie de l'auteure :
    Maria Peters est scénariste et réalisatrice aux Pays-Bas. Fascinée par la vie d'Antonia Brico, la première cheffe d'orchestre, elle se plonge dans les recherches. Le destin de cette femme extraordinaire lui a inspiré un biopic et son premier roman, Antonia, la cheffe d'orchestre, qui a obtenu un large succès international. Il est finaliste 2021 du Prix littéraire des Lycéens de l'Euregio.

  • This  book is part of the Plant Pathology in the 21st Century Series, started in the occasion of the IX International Congress of Plant Pathology, Torino, 2008.In conjuction with the Xth International Congress of Plant Pathology, held in Beijing in August 2013.Although deriving from a Congress, the book will not have the format of traditional Proceedings, but will be organized as a resource book.  It will be based on invited lectures presented at the Congress as well as by other chapters selected by the editors among offered papers.This book will cover a topic very important in the field of plant pathology, dealing with detection and diagnostics. This field of research is continuously moving forwards, due to innovation in techniques. The application of new detection and  diagnostic technologies are relevant to many applied fields in agriculture. The different chapters will provide a very complete figure of the topic, from general and basic aspects to practical aspects.

  • El perro de agua lleva ya un tiempo de moda, hasta el punto que el mismísimo presidente de los EE.UU. lo ha elegido como mascota para su familia. Y es que este perro tiene sobradas cualidades para tener este éxito: es obediente, trabajador, alegre, muy pacífico, y tiene una gran capacidad de aprendizaje. Por si todo esto fuera poco, su pelo es hipoalergénico, lo que hace que lo toleren muchas personas que tienen alergia al pelo de los animales. ¿Qué más se le puede pedir? En este libro encontrará todo lo que necesita saber para conocer en profundidad las distintas razas de perros de agua, así como los consejos para disfrutar de la compañía de un animal sano y feliz.

  • All psychological processes-like biological and social ones-are dynamic. Phenomena of nature, society, and the human psyche are context bound, constantly changing, and variable. This feature of reality is often not recognized in the social sciences where we operate with averaged data and with homogeneous stereotypes, and consider our consistency to be the cornerstone of rational being. Yet we are all inconsistent in our actions within a day, or from, one day to the next, and much of such inconsistency is of positive value for our survival and development. Our inconsistent behaviors and thoughts may appear chaotic, yet there is generality within this highly variable dynamic.
    The task of scientific methodologies-qualitative and quantitative-is to find out what that generality is. It is the aim of this handbook to bring into one framework various directions of construction of methodology of the dynamic processes that exist in the social sciences at the beginning of the 21st century. This handbook is set up to bring together pertinent methodological scholarship from all over the world, and equally from the quantitative and qualitative orientations to methodology. In addition to consolidating the pertinent knowledge base for the purposes of its further growth, this book serves the major educational role of bringing practitioners-students, researchers, and professionals interested in applications-the state of the art know-how about how to think about extracting evidence from single cases, and about the formal mathematical-statistical tools to use for these purposes.

  • In chemical engineering and related fields, a unit operation is a basic step in a process. For example in milk processing, homogenization, pasteurization, chilling, and packaging are each unit operations which are connected to create the overall process. A process may have many unit operations to obtain the desired product. The book will cover many different unit operations as they apply to food processing.

  • This book is about the ongoing transition of fisheries governance, from top-down command and control towards a more transparent and participatory form. It focuses on the emergence of research practices and advice frameworks that allow co-creation of common knowledge bases for management. Drawing from 8 years of research in GAP, a two-stage 7th framework EU project, the book offers a critical examination of how knowledge practices in fisheries governance are changing. The entry point for this research is a series of practical experiments in the unchartered terrain of collaborative research. To gain insight into the ongoing transition in European fisheries management, GAP initiated and carried out 13 Case Studies in different settings across Europe. In each case study, a team of fishers and marine scientists worked together to identify, plan and implement research projects intended to make a difference. The cases vary. They take on different management issues and shape the collaborations in different ways. The extent to which they succeed in realizing their objectives also differs. They are all contributing important insights into the possibilities of co-creating knowledge for management purposes. The book delves into the individual experiences of each case study as well as the lessons they contribute as a whole.  The examination concludes that while research partnerships are not always easy to establish, they are an important step towards better fisheries governance. Without a common knowledge base for fisheries governance, co-created through collaborative research practices, sustainable fisheries will remain out of reach.

  • Of the global population of more than 7 billion people, some 800 million do not have enough to eat today. By 2050, the population is expected to exceed 9 billion. It has been estimated that some 15% of food production is lost to plant diseases; in developing countries losses may be much higher.

    Historically, plant diseases have had catastrophic impact on food production. For example: potato blight caused the Irish famine in 1845; brown spot of rice caused the Great Bengal Famine of 1943; southern corn leaf blight caused a devastating epidemic on the US corn crop in 1970. Food security is threatened by an ongoing sequence of plant diseases, some persistent for decades or centuries, others more opportunistic. Wheat blast and banana xanthomonas wilt are two contrasting examples of many that currently threaten food production. Other emerging diseases will follow. The proposed title aims to provide a synthesis of expert knowledge to address this central challenge to food security for the 21st century.

    Chapters [5] and [11] are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.