Collapse

Titre : Collapse
Auteur : Jared Diamond
Éditeur : Penguin
ISBN-13 : 1101502002
Libération : 2011-01-04

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In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization Environmental damage, climate change, globalization, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of societies around the world, but some found solutions and persisted. As in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond traces the fundamental pattern of catastrophe, and weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of fascinating historical-cultural narratives. Collapse moves from the Polynesian cultures on Easter Island to the flourishing American civilizations of the Anasazi and the Maya and finally to the doomed Viking colony on Greenland. Similar problems face us today and have already brought disaster to Rwanda and Haiti, even as China and Australia are trying to cope in innovative ways. Despite our own society’s apparently inexhaustible wealth and unrivaled political power, ominous warning signs have begun to emerge even in ecologically robust areas like Montana. Brilliant, illuminating, and immensely absorbing, Collapse is destined to take its place as one of the essential books of our time, raising the urgent question: How can our world best avoid committing ecological suicide? From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Titre : The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid
Auteur : C. K. Prahalad
Éditeur : Pearson Prentice Hall
ISBN-13 : 9780131877290
Libération : 2006-01

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Collectively, the world's billions of poor people have immense untapped buying power. Prahalad's global bestseller shows why companies can't afford to ignore "Bottom of the Pyramid" (BOP) markets. Now available in paperback, it offers a blueprint for driving the radical innovation companies will need to profit in emerging markets, and using those innovations to become more competitive everywhere.

Multiple Literacies Theory

Titre : Multiple Literacies Theory
Auteur : Diana Masny
Éditeur : Sense Pub
ISBN-13 : 9087909101
Libération : 2009

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The essays in this book think through and with Deleuzian concepts in the educational field. The resultant encounters between concepts such as multiplicity, becoming, habit and affect and Multiple Literacies Theory exemplify philosophically inspired and productive thinking. Paul Patton, Professor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales Taking one of the most exciting voices of the twentieth century beyond the range of philosophy and theory this edited volume provides a timely intervention into the problem of literacy. More than the simple application of Deleuze to the question of reading this stunningly bold and incisive collection of essays will make all of us think again about what it is to read and think. Masny and Cole have assembled an impressive range of contributions that will open up new avenues for research and thinking for years to come. Claire Colebrook, Department of English Literature University of Edinburgh Education is now so littered with 'literacies' that the term seems almost disposable - an empty signifier - but at the same time obsessions with literacy testing have reduced much literacies research to tiresome debates about the pros and cons of this or that approach to reading instruction. Exploring more fertile territories, Multiple Literacies Theory stages a dozen exhilarating encounters between Gilles Deleuze's philosophical concepts and each contributing author's approach to representing and performing multiplicity in literacies research. Although I usually avoid metaphors that insinuate violence, I see Multiple Literacies Theory as an example of what the late Timothy Leary called a 'transitional meaning-grenade thrown over the language barricades' - a weapon of non-destruction that produces an explosion of possibilities for destabilising conventional wisdoms (including fashionable contemporary positions coded by terms such as 'multiliteracies' and 'multimodal literacies'), and clearing the ground for new materialisations of 'becoming literate' in conditions of complexity, multiplicity and uncertainty. Noel Gough, Foundation Professor of Outdoor and Environmental Education, Director (Learning, Teaching & International), Faculty of Education, La Trobe University, Australia.

Managing Your Emotions

Titre : Managing Your Emotions
Auteur : Joyce Meyer
Éditeur : FaithWords
ISBN-13 : 9780446549134
Libération : 2008-11-16

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God Gave You Emotions on Purpose! Our emotions play a vital role in living happy, healthy, successful lives. All emotions, from love and joy to anger and fear, have an important part to play in understanding ourselves and others. They help us discover the wonders of this life as well as warn us when we are in danger. But this diversity of feelings is meant to complement our life, not determine it! In this life-transforming book, Joyce Meyer reveals powerful truths from God's Word that will help you learn to manage all of your emotions in the right direction. Through hilarious illustrations and real-life applications, Joyce delivers the keys to keeping your emotions in the proper place while allowing the Spirit of God to lead and direct you. Dynamic scriptural insights are included on topics such as: * How not to be led by feelings * Codependency * Forgiveness * Mood swings * Healing for damaged emotions * Depression * And much more! Don't allow your feelings to determine your destiny! Instead, manage your emotions to complement and enhance your attitude for a joyful, victorious life!

Dreams from My Father

Titre : Dreams from My Father
Auteur : Barack Obama
Éditeur : Broadway Books
ISBN-13 : 0307394123
Libération : 2007-01-09

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In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Pictured in lefthand photograph on cover: Habiba Akumu Hussein and Barack Obama, Sr. (President Obama's paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy). Pictured in righthand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham (President Obama's maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl). From the Trade Paperback edition.

African Journal of Reproductive Health

Titre : African Journal of Reproductive Health
Auteur : Friday Okonofua
Éditeur : Universal-Publishers
ISBN-13 : 9781627345736
Libération : 2015-12-08

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African Journal of Reproductive Health (AJRH) is a multidisciplinary and international Journal published quarterly (March, June, September, and December) by the Women's Health and Action Research Centre (a Non-governmental Organization with headquarters in Nigeria). The publication of the journal started in 1997. The journal focuses on publishing original research, comprehensive review articles, short reports and commentaries on reproductive health in Africa. It strives to provide a forum for both African and foreign authors working in Africa to share findings about all aspects of reproductive health and also to disseminate innovative, relevant, and useful information on reproductive health throughout the continent.

Framing French Culture

Titre : Framing French Culture
Auteur : Ben (Ed) & Poiana Mccann (Peter (Ed) & Edwards, Natalie (Ed))
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1922064866
Libération : 2015-08-01

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Writers, painters, photographers, illustrators, directors and designers search for the perfect frame to capture, isolate, subvert, or aestheticize an image, and may deploy a range of framing devices to tell their stories: the layered photograph, the jumbled timeframe, the flashback, the voice-over, the unreliable narrator, the hybrid assemblage. Throughout this book, the concept of framing allows us to think together art, photography, scientific drawings and cinema as visually constituted, spatially bounded productions. The way these genres relate to that which exists beyond the frame, by means of plastic, chemically transposed, pencil-sketched or moving images allows us to decipher the particular language of the visual and at the same time circumscribe the dialectic between presence and absence that is proper to all visual media. Yet, these kinds of re-framing owe their existence to the ruptures and upheavals that marked the demise of certain discursive systems in the past, announcing the emergence of others that were in turn overturned.

Coaching by Values CBV

Titre : Coaching by Values CBV
Auteur : Simon L. Dolan
Éditeur : iUniverse
ISBN-13 : 9781462038817
Libération : 2011-08-03

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This book is about values. It is about life values, work values, family values, and world values. It is also about value alignment. Author Simon Dolan extends the concepts presented in the best-selling Managing by Values, adding many innovations including a step-by-step methodology for diagnosing value congruence and tools for conducting real value reengineering (value alignment). Dolan argues that when people understand their values (regardless of how and why they have emerged), and analyze their relative importance and consequences, they can see more clearly how these values affect their daily lives. Extensive research shows that realignment of values ensures better congruence with goals and objectives—resulting in deeper inner satisfaction, which positively affects overall well-being, state of mind, performance, and general happiness. This is what the author calls “success in the life of business and the business of life.” The description is fresh and innovative, the methodology is clear, and the tools can be used by individuals, business professionals, families, organizations, and wellness and life coaches alike. Click on the links below for available book reviews. www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/coaching-by-values/ www.blueinkreview.com/reviews/view/775 http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1352-7606&volume=19&issue=3&articleid=17047480&show=html&PHPSESSID=6d9bqrv811btcnoihrkojrahg1

Why Men Rebel

Titre : Why Men Rebel
Auteur : Ted Robert Gurr
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781317248941
Libération : 2015-11-17

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Why Men Rebel was first published in 1970 after a decade of political violence across the world. Forty years later, serious conflicts continue in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Ted Robert Gurr reintroduces us to his landmark work, putting it in context with the research it influenced as well as world events. Why Men Rebel remains highly relevant to today's violent and unstable world with its holistic, people-based understanding of the causes of political protest and rebellion. With its close eye on the politics of group identity, this book provides new insight into contemporary security challenges.

Vibrio Cholerae

Titre : Vibrio Cholerae
Auteur : Shah M. Faruque
Éditeur : Horizon Scientific Press
ISBN-13 : 9781904455332
Libération : 2008

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The last decade has witnessed the unravelling of remarkable new insights into the biology of Vibrio cholerae. These include the discovery of the filamentous phage that encodes cholera toxin, the existence of two chromosomes in V. cholerae, and the sequencing of the whole genome of the V. cholerae O1 strain N16961. These pioneering works have led to an inevitable escalation in the amount of data generated. This book distills the essence of this mighty deluge of information, providing a timely review of the genomics and molecular biology of this important human pathogen. Written by leading V. cholerae experts, the chapters review the most important cutting-edge genetic facets of V. cholerae including its genomic organization, population genetics, molecular epidemiology, and synchronized regulation of gene expression. Other topics include the molecular basis for enhanced transmissibility of cholera during epidemics, survival of the pathogen in the environment, and above all the evolution of the species to attain increased fitness both as a pathogen and an environmental organism. This book is essential reading for everyone with an interest in Vibrio. It is recommended reading for scientists working in microbial pathogenesis, microbial genomics, and antimicrobial research.