• Cet ouvrage est une réédition numérique d'un livre paru au XXe siècle, désormais indisponible dans son format d'origine.

  • Carmen Maria Vega a été adoptée alors qu'elle n'avait que quelques mois. Elle est née au Guatemala d'une mère activiste, elle le sait, cela fait partie de son histoire. Mais les questions se bousculent. Elle éprouve le besoin viscéral d'en savoir plus.
    De Colonia El Limón, un des quartiers les plus dangereux du Guatemala, à la Belgique, Carmen Maria Vega jongle avec une famille adoptive sonnée, une avocate guatémaltèque véreuse et un vieux fou passionné de généalogie. De découvertes farfelues en révélations folles, elle comprend qu'elle a été victime d'un trafic d'enfants et qu'elle va désormais devoir courir après sa vérité.

  • À la manière d'un roman, La Chevauchée anonyme évoque les destinées aventureuses de ceux que l'on a quelquefois nommés les « révolutionnaires du troisième camp ». La plupart n'avaient pas attendu la déclaration de guerre, en 1939, pour s'opposer au fascisme dans leur pays d'origine, qu'ils fussent antifascistes italiens, allemands ou espagnols, vérifiant au péril de leur vie cette évidence soulignée par Howard Zinn : « Les Alliés ne sont pas entrés en guerre par pure compassion pour les victimes du fascisme. Ils ne déclarèrent pas la guerre au Japon quand celui-ci massacra les Chinois de Nankin, ni à Franco quand il s'en prit à la démocratie espagnole, ni à Hitler lorsqu'il expédia les Juifs et les opposants dans les camps de concentration. Ils ne tentèrent même pas de sauver les Juifs d'une mort certaine pendant la guerre. Ils n'entrèrent en guerre que quand leur propre domination fut menacée. »
    Cette réédition sera l'occasion de rappeler que ce que l'on présente toujours comme une « guerre juste » se caractérise en fait par un degré de barbarie jamais atteint. Et qu'aucune des parties n'est exempte de responsabilités. Aux réalistes de tout poil, toujours prompts à rallier le camp des vainqueurs et à justifier l'injustifiable, on nous permettra de préférer les personnages de ce livre qui, envers et contre tout, tentèrent de maintenir vivante l'espérance d'un monde meilleur dans les circonstances les plus difficiles qui soient.

  • Cette étude, à partir du cas colombien, présente une théorie globale novatrice du trafic des drogues, qu'elle présente comme le symptôme de la situation générale de l'homme contemporain confronté aux problèmes de la mondialisation. Elle pose ainsi le problème du trafic des drogues comme la rencontre entre des subjectivités et les productions des grands systèmes économiques, politiques et juridiques, dans une perspective sociale et anthropologique critique.

  • La importancia del adorno de interiores en el siglo xviii apenas ha dejado vestigios materiales más allá de las residencias palaciegas, siendo igualmente escaso el estudio de sus fuentes. Entre estas últimas se encuentra el plan decorativo para los apartamentos de la duquesa de Alba en el Palacio de Buenavista (1792), raro testimonio escrito en forma de viaje pintoresco por el comerciante de sedas y adornista François Grognard, quien hizo un diseño ex profeso a la moda. La traducción al español de este apasionante relato se acompaña de la transcripción anotada de la correspondencia manuscrita conservada en la Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, y tres estudios particulares sobre Grognard, el palacio de Buenavista y la actividad de los adornistas. El libro es una contribución novedosa al conocimiento de la intensa actividad artística y comercial de Madrid y de las relaciones internacionales a través de un intermediario culto y moderno.

  • « Silence, silence » fut la première consigne des bureaucrates du Kremlin lorsqu'ils ont appris que le réacteur numéro 4 de la centrale nucléaire de Tchernobyl avait explosé. Dans les régions proches de la centrale, plusieurs jours se sont écoulés avant que la population ne prenne connaissance de l'ampleur de la catastrophe.

  • Cet ouvrage est une réédition numérique d'un livre paru au XXe siècle, désormais indisponible dans son format d'origine.

  • Edición anotada y estudio del conjunto de epístolas escritas entre 1621 y 1624 por Lope de Vega y por el erudito segoviano Diego de Colmenares en el marco de la polémica suscitada por el gran eco y éxito que habían obtenido los llamados "poemas mayores" (especialmente el Polifemo y las Soledades) de Luis de Góngora.

  • Part 1 is particularly concerned with physical properties, electrical ageing and modeling with topics such as the physics of charged dielectric materials, conduction mechanisms, dielectric relaxation, space charge, electric ageing and life end models and dielectric experimental characterization. Part 2 concerns some applications specific to dielectric materials: insulating oils for transformers, electrorheological fluids, electrolytic capacitors, ionic membranes, photovoltaic conversion, dielectric thermal control coatings for geostationary satellites, plastics recycling and piezoelectric polymers.

  • Increasing fiber consumption can address, and even reverse the progression of pre-diabetes and other associated non-communicable diseases. Understanding the link between plant dietary fiber and gut health is a small step in reducing the heavy economic burden of metabolic disease risks for public health. This book provides an overview of the occurence, significance and factors affecting dietary fiber in plant foods in order to critically evaluate them with particular emphasis on evidence for their beneficial health effects.

  • Addresses Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) as a technique for sensitivity-enhancement in solid-state NMR spectroscopy This comprehensive handbook is a compendium of the current state-of-the art of high field Dynamic Nuclear Polarization-from long-proven, early developments, up to today's hot topics. It covers all the relevant subjects that have made a direct or indirect contribution toward advancing this field, and focuses on topics such as: the theory behind the effects seen within DNP; instrumentation required for carrying out DNP; and specific applications of DNP including protein monitoring, catalysis, nanoparticles, biological and clinical studies. Development and application of techniques that have indirectly contributed to advancing MAS DNP NMR, such as DNP experiments on static solids within microwave resonant structures, and high-field EPR, are also examined. Handbook of High Field Dynamic Nuclear Polarization is presented in three sections-Theoretical Aspects, DNP Development (instrumentation / radical / sample), and DNP NMR Applications. The first section offers chapters on; solid and cross effect DNP; thermal mixing; Overhauser; and dissolution DNP. The second looks at: microwave technology, gyrotron, and IOE; homebuilt and commercial DNP spectrometers; and glassing vs. solvent-free DNP. The final section provides information on; amyloid, membrane, and nanocrystalline proteins; metals, and surface enhanced DNP; pharmaceuticals; nanoparticles; and much more.  Covers one of the biggest developing fields in magnetic resonance Relevant to students, academics, and industry within the physical, materials, medical, and biochemical sciences An excellent starting point and point-of-reference for researchers in the field Edited by a widely respected team with contributions from key researchers in the NMR community Part of the eMagRes Handbook Series Handbook of High Field Dynamic Nuclear Polarization is an ideal reference for all researchers and graduate students involved in this complex, interdisciplinary field. About eMagRes Handbooks eMagRes publishes a wide range of online articles on all aspects of magnetic resonance in physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. The existence of this large number of articles, written by experts in various fields, is enabling the publication of a series of eMagRes Handbooks on specific areas of NMR and MRI. The chapters of each of these handbooks will comprise a carefully chosen selection of eMagRes articles. In consultation with the eMagRes Editorial Board, the eMagRes Handbooks are coherently planned in advance by specially-selected Editors, and new articles are written to give appropriate complete coverage. The handbooks are intended to be of value and interest to research students, postdoctoral fellows and other researchers learning about the scientific area in question and undertaking relevant experiments, whether in academia or industry. Have the content of this Handbook and the complete content of eMagRes at your fingertips! Visit: www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/ref/eMagRes

  • A complete guide to the evolving methods by which we may recover by-products and significantly reduce food waste Across the globe, one third of cereals and almost half of all fruits and vegetables go to waste. The cost of such waste - both to economies and to the environment - is a serious and increasing concern within the food industry. If we are to overcome this crisis and move towards a sustainable future, we must do everything possible to utilize innovative new methods of extracting and processing valuable by-products of all kinds.  Food Wastes and By-products represents a complete primer to this important and complex process. Edited and written by leading researchers, the text provides essential information on the supply of waste and its composition, identifies foods rich in valuable bioactive compounds, and explores revolutionary methods for creating by-products from fruit, vegetable, and seed waste. Other chapters discuss the nutraceutical properties of value-added by-products and their uses in the manufacturing of dietary fibers, food flavors, supplements, pectin, and more. This book:  Explains how reconstituted by-products can best be used to radically reduce food waste Discusses the potential nutraceutical assets of recovered food waste Covers a broad range of by-product sources, such as mangos, cacao, flaxseed, and spent coffee grounds Describes novel extraction processes and the emerging use of nanotechnology A significant contribution to the field, Food Wastes and By-products is a timely and essential resource for food industry professionals, government agencies and NGOs involved in nutrition, agriculture, and food production, and university instructors and students in related areas.

  • Long cloaked in protective secrecy, demonized by Western society, and distorted by Hollywood, Santería is at last emerging from the shadows with an estimated 75 million orisha followers worldwide. In The Altar of My Soul, Marta Moreno Vega recounts the compelling true story of her journey from ignorance and skepticism to initiation as a Yoruba priestess in the Santería religion. This unforgettable spiritual memoir reveals the long-hidden roots and traditions of a centuries-old faith that originated on the shores of West Africa.
    As an Afro-Puerto Rican child in the New York barrio, Marta paid little heed to the storefront botanicas full of spiritual paraphernalia or to the Catholic saints with foreign names: Yemayá, Ellegua, Shangó. As an adult, in search of a religion that would reflect her racial and cultural heritage, Marta was led to the Way of the Saints. She came to know Santería intimately through its prayers and rituals, drumming and dancing, trances and divination that spark sacred healing energy for family, spiritual growth, and service to others. Written by one who is a professor and a santera priestess, The Altar of My Soul lays before us an electrifying and inspiring faith-one passed down from generation to generation that vitalizes the sacred energy necessary to build a family, a community, and a strong, loving society.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • What's in a name? In the fascinating terms of numerology--everything! Parents can now add a touch of magic to their search for the perfect, most meaningful name with this unique guide. Numerology asserts that all words, including our own names, have numeric equivalents which reveal fascinating information about who we are--and where we're headed. More than a word history book, this volume adds the wonder of discovery to the exciting process of selecting a name.
    From the Paperback edition.

  • What if there were a fraud worse than Enron and no one did anything about it?
    In United States v. George W. Bush et. al., former federal prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega brings her twenty years of experience and her passion for justice to the most important case of her career. The defendants are George W Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, and Colin Powell. The crime is tricking the nation into war, or, in legal terms, conspiracy to defraud the United States.
    Ms. de la Vega has reviewed the evidence, researched the law, drafted an indictment, and in this lively, accessible book, presented it to a grand jury. If the indictment and grand jury are both hypothetical, the facts are tragically real: Over half of all Americans believe the president misled the country into a war that has left 2,500 hundred American soldiers and countless Iraqis dead. The cost is $350 billion -- and counting.
    The legal question is: Did the president and his team use the same techniques as those used by Enron's Ken Lay, Jeffrey Skilling, and fraudsters everywhere -- false pretenses, half-truths, deliberate omissions -- in order to deceive Congress and the American public?
    Take advantage of this rare opportunity to "sit" with the grand jurors as de la Vega presents a case of prewar fraud that should persuade any fair-minded person who loves this country as much as she so obviously does. Faced with an ongoing crime of such magnitude, she argues, we can not simply shrug or shoulders and walk away.

  • FACT OF LIFE #48: Kat';s mom is No-Last-Name Abra, the best home-birth midwife in Colorado. But with her own daughter, Abra can';t stop teaching and lecturing long enough to be a mom.
    Fact of Life #21: Kat';s had a crush on Manny Cruz since seventh grade. Now Manny is showing interest , but could he seriously be into Weird Yoga Girl Kat Flynn?
    Fact of Life #14: Gorgeous Libby Giles has always intimidated Kat. But lately there';s something different about Libby, and it';s about to bring her crashing into Kat';s Life. . . .
    Hilarious and poignant, this is the story of one girl';s sometimes funny, sometimes painful path to self-acceptance and to finding her place in the world.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Roman historique qui se déroule en Nouvelle-Calédonie, entre la 2e moitié du XIX° et le début du XX° siècle. Dans ce récit, l'auteur a scrupulusement respecté le contexte historique et anthropologique du lieu où les personnages prennent vie. Les croyances mélanésiennes de la période précoloniale, l'enfer et les roublardises de l'univers carcéral, la rude adaptation des mises en concession sont peintes avec réalisme et justesse. Dans ce contexte, les personnages réels ou fictifs, prennent toute leur autonomie pour devenir des héros de roman. L'amour, la peine, l'ambition, la concupicence ou la couardise habitent tout autant les personnages falots que les héros célèbres de l'histoire. Tous luttent et butent contre un destin que le siècle, qui n'est plus celui des Lumières, impose. Le lecteur oublie alors l'histoire des historiens pour épouser les émotions de héros lointains car elles sont aussi les siennes.

     

  • 'My name is Michael Pennington, and I am not a comic character. I'm often mistaken for one though. You might know him by another name. Johnny Vegas.'

  • Forgive us, Father, for we have sinned Brooklyn Stevens sits in a pool of her own blood, tied up and gagged. No one outside of these dank basement walls knows she's here. No one can hear her scream.
    Sofia Flores knows she shouldn't have gotten involved. When she befriended Riley, Grace, and Alexis on her first day at school, she admired them, with their perfect hair and their good-girl ways. They said they wanted to save Brooklyn. They wanted to help her. Sofia didn't realize they believed Brooklyn was possessed.
    Now, Riley and the girls are performing an exorcism on Brooklyn-'but their idea of an exorcism is closer to torture than salvation. All Sofia wants is to get out of this house. But there is no way out. Sofia can't go against the other girls . . . unless she wants to be next. . . .
    In this chilling debut, Danielle Vega delivers blood-curdling suspense and terror on every page. By the shockingly twisted end, readers will be faced with the most haunting question of all: Is there evil in all of us?

  • Imagine if all your personal thoughts about crushes, fears, enemies, and even kissing practice ended up on the internet for everyone to read! That's what happens to Erin Swift when her secret blog lands on the school Web site. As if navigating the treacherous waters of seventh grade weren't enough! Writing with warm, knowing humor, first-time novelist Denise Vega perfectly captures life from a seventh grade girl's point of view.

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