Titre : Woman
Auteur : Hermann Heinrich Ploss
Éditeur : Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN-13 : 9781483194189
Libération : 2014-05-12

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Woman: An Historical Gynælogical and Anthropological Compendium, Volume Three provides information pertinent to the obstruction in the normal process of labor. This book discusses the various ways and treatment, the obligations and duties of women among the different nations and races. Organized into 21 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the physical condition of women in child birth. This text then discusses the mechanical aids designed to hasten delivery and explains the external manipulations to bring about a normal presentation of the child. Other chapters provide a discussion of woman's milk as a medicine, especially for consumption. This book discusses as well the mutual relationship between grandmothers and their grandchildren. The final chapter deals with displayed special manners, customs, and superstitions at the death of a person who has remained unmarried, or of a woman who has died during pregnancy, in labor, or in childbed. This book is a valuable resource for anthropologists.


Titre : Agaguk
Auteur : Yves Thériault
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105037862344
Libération : 1967

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Yves Thériault A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Agaguk Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Freedom Over the Airwaves

Titre : Freedom Over the Airwaves
Auteur : Jacques Semelin
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1943271070
Libération : 2016-11-14

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This book on the relationship between communications and nonviolent resistance captures a new understanding of the events that led ultimately to the fall of the authoritarian system in communist Central and Eastern Europe in 1989. In particular, it analyzes history-making acts of resistance and the movements that propelled them in Budapest in 1956, Prague in 1968, Gdansk in 1980 and East Berlin in 1989, in their own historical continuum. As we evaluate each crisis in relation to the others, we find that beyond cultural and national differences among the countries of the Soviet sphere, the knowledge of how to develop resistance was built up in a little over three generations -- a know-how that tied together means of opposition with means of media and communication. Non-provocative, nonviolent methods of action came to supersede uncontrolled forms of violence, and even the mere temptation of armed struggle. From 1968 to 1989, the empowerment of civil resistance movements in Central Europe was witnessed--a phenomenon that strengthened the re-emergence and rebuilding of "civil society." In a new Afterword penned for the English translation, Howard Barrell extends this evaluation to encompass the role of social media and digital technology in more recent and potential resistance struggles. This preeminent study offers a rare addition to understanding the transformation of half a continent.

The Rise of Christianity

Titre : The Rise of Christianity
Auteur : Rodney Stark
Éditeur : Princeton University Press
ISBN-13 : 0691027498
Libération : 1996

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Rodney Stark, a sociologist by training, has written a book that should end much of the Christian-bashing occuring in academia. Stark demonstrates that Christianity became popular very quickly because it offered its adherents a better faith than competing religions and treated those believers better both physically and spiritually.

From Dictatorship to Democracy

Titre : From Dictatorship to Democracy
Auteur : Gene Sharp
Éditeur : Albert Einstein Institution
ISBN-13 : 9781880813096
Libération : 2010

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A serious introduction to the use of nonviolent action to topple dictatorships. Based on the author's study, over a period of forty years, on non-violent methods of demonstration, it was originally published in 1993 in Thailand for distribution among Burmese dissidents.


Titre : 1493
Auteur : Charles C. Mann
Éditeur : Vintage
ISBN-13 : 9780307596727
Libération : 2011-08-09

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From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. The Columbian Exchange, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in Florida, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand. More important, creatures the colonists knew nothing about hitched along for the ride. Earthworms, mosquitoes, and cockroaches; honeybees, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, fungi, and viruses; rats of every description—all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet. Eight decades after Columbus, a Spaniard named Legazpi succeeded where Columbus had failed. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. In Manila, a city Legazpi founded, silver from the Americas, mined by African and Indian slaves, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. It was the first time that goods and people from every corner of the globe were connected in a single worldwide exchange. Much as Columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As Charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the center of the world. In such encounters, he uncovers the germ of today’s fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination. From the Hardcover edition.

Battlefield Earth

Titre : Battlefield Earth
Auteur : L. Ron Hubbard
Éditeur : Galaxy Press LLC
ISBN-13 : 9781592120079
Libération : 2011-06

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Jonnie Goodboy Tyler ventures out of the tiny community of humans barely surviving in the Rocky Mountain refuge and finds himself challenging the Psychlos, the malignant and oppressive alien conquerors of Earth.

Progress Coexistence and Intellectual Freedom

Titre : Progress Coexistence and Intellectual Freedom
Auteur : Andrei D. Sakharov
Éditeur : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN-13 : 0393334589
Libération : 1970-11-01

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Andrei D. Sakharov A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Progress Coexistence and Intellectual Freedom Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.


Titre : Pink
Auteur : Barbara Nemitz
Éditeur : Hatje Cantz Pub
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015064728598
Libération : 2006

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Pink ISBN 3-7757-1771-4 / 978-3-7757-1771-7 Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 283 pgs / 200 color. / U.S. $45.00 CDN $54.00 August / Art Featuring Vanessa Beecroft, Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, James Lee Byars, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Willem de Kooning, Peter Doig, James Ensor, Roe Ethridge, Sylvie Fleury, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Caspar David Friedrich, Paul Gauguin, Nan Goldin, Philip Guston, Mike Kelley, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama, Jonathan Lasker, Charles Long, Paul McCarthy, Takashi Murakami, Pipilotti Rist, David Robbins, Wolfgang Tillmans, Andy Warhol, John Wesley, Franz West and Erwin Wurm.


Titre : Adolphe
Auteur : Benjamin Constant
Éditeur : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN-13 : 0192839276
Libération : 2001

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'The great question in life is the suffering we cause, and the most ingenious metaphysics do not justify the man who has broken the heart that loved him.' Enjoying all the advantages of noble birth and intellectual ability, but haunted by a sense of the meaninglessness of life, Adolphe seeks distraction in the pursuit of the beautiful, but older and more vulnerable Ellenore. Unaware of the danger 'of appropriating the language of love, and of fostering in yourself or others emotions of the heart that are transitory', Adolphe unexpectedly falls in love, only to chafe under the burden of an illicit relationship that blocks his public career. Unable to commit himself fully to Ellenore, and yet unwilling to face the pain he would cause by leaving her, Adolphe finds himself caught up in a situation that cannot be remedied, and is resolved only with disastrous results. Written in a lucidly analytic yet discreetly emotional style, Adolphe (1816) distills the lessons of Constant's own experiences in love, but it also reflects his anxieties about the prospects for any kind of authentic commitment, political or religious as well as emotional, in a disenchanted world.