Canadian Who s Who 2009

Titre : Canadian Who s Who 2009
Auteur : Elizabeth Lumley
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0802040926
Libération : 2009-05-01

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Now in its ninety-ninth year of publication, this standard Canadian reference source contains the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical information on notable living Canadians. Those listed are carefully selected because of the positions they hold in Canadian society, or because of the contribution they have made to life in Canada. The volume is updated annually to ensure accuracy, and 600 new entries are added each year to keep current with developing trends and issues in Canadian society. Included are outstanding Canadians from all walks of life: politics, media, academia, business, sports, and the arts, from every area of human activity. Each entry details birth date and place, education, family, career history, memberships, creative works, honours and awards, and full addresses. Indispensable to researchers, students, media, business, government, and schools, Canadian Who's Who is an invaluable source of general knowledge.

Quid

Titre : Quid
Auteur : Dominique Frémy
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105025917845
Libération : 2007

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Tout sur tout, tout de suite. De la préhistoire à l'année en cours, les grands sujets, les nouveautés, les informations les plus précises sont dans Quid 2007 : arts, astronomie, Bourse, cinéma, défense nationale, économie, enseignement, environnement, Etats, histoire, Internet, jeux, littérature, musique, " people ", politique, régions, religions, retraites, santé, sports, stratégie, télévision, vie quotidienne... Véritable bibliothèque en un seul volume, la plus complète et la plus récente, Quid 2007 propose 2100 pages de savoir et d'actualités avec 120 chapitres couvrant plus de 600 thèmes. Ses 2,5 millions d'informations (faits, dates, chiffres, tableaux...), dont 100 000 nouveautés, ont été vérifiées par près de 12 000 spécialistes du monde entier. En famille, au travail, entre amis... dans tous les domaines, quelle que soit la question, ne soyez plus pris au dépourvu ! Pour tout sujet traité, du plus sérieux au plus insolite, Quid 2007 apporte la ou les réponses les plus pointues et les plus captivantes. Quid 2007 " le moteur de recherche " idéal.

Hyperion

Titre : Hyperion
Auteur : Dan Simmons
Éditeur : Spectra
ISBN-13 : 9780307781888
Libération : 2011-01-12

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A stunning tour de force filled with transcendent awe and wonder, Hyperion is a masterwork of science fiction that resonates with excitement and invention, the first volume in a remarkable science fiction epic by the multiple-award-winning author of The Hollow Man. On the world called Hyperion, beyond the reach of galactic law, waits a creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all. On the eve of Armageddon, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage to Hyperion seeking the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. Each carries a desperate hope—and a terrible secret. And one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands. Praise for Dan Simmons and Hyperion “Dan Simmons has brilliantly conceptualized a future 700 years distant. In sheer scope and complexity it matches, and perhaps even surpasses, those of Isaac Asimov and James Blish.”—The Washington Post Book World “An unfailingly inventive narrative . . . generously conceived and stylistically sure-handed.”—The New York Times Book Review “Simmons’s own genius transforms space opera into a new kind of poetry.”—The Denver Post “An essential part of any science fiction collection.”—Booklist

Great Book of World Facts Lists and Quizzes

Titre : Great Book of World Facts Lists and Quizzes
Auteur : David Carson
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1841931209
Libération : 2001-08

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This quiz book contains over 600 pages crammed with questions that will challenge the nimblest of minds and stretch the limits of your trivia knowledge.

The Crook Factory

Titre : The Crook Factory
Auteur : Dan Simmons
Éditeur : Mulholland Books
ISBN-13 : 9780316213479
Libération : 2013-02-05

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It's the summer of 1942, and FBI agent Joe Lucas has come to Cuba at the behest of the Director to keep an eye on Ernest Hemingway in the Caribbean. Lucas thinks of it as a demotion-a babysitting job for a famous writer who has decided to play spy, assembling a team of misfits including an American millionaire, a twelve-year-old Cuban orphan, a Spanish jai alai champion and more in a would-be espionage ring Hemingway dubs the "Crook Factory." But when Hemingway uncovers a critical piece of intelligence that both threatens his life and endangers the political landscape, the fate of the free world and the life of one of its most preeminent writers lies in the hands of the FBI's most ruthless agent.

Another Day in the Death of America

Titre : Another Day in the Death of America
Auteur : Gary Younge
Éditeur : Faber & Faber
ISBN-13 : 9781783351039
Libération : 2016-09-27

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On Saturday 23 November 2013 ten children were shot dead. The youngest was nine; the oldest was nineteen. They fell in suburbs, hamlets and ghettos. None made the national news. It was just another day in the death of America, where on average seven children and teens are killed by guns daily. Younge picked this day at random, searched for their families and tells their stories. What emerges is a sobering, searing, portrait of youth and guns in contemporary America.

Calcutta

Titre : Calcutta
Auteur : Krishna Dutta
Éditeur : Signal Books
ISBN-13 : 1902669592
Libération : 2003-01

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In the popular imagination, Calcutta is a packed and pestilential sprawl, made notorious by the Black Hole and the works of Mother Teresa. Kipling called it a City of Dreadful Night, and a century later V.S. Naipaul, Gunter Grass and Louis Malle revived its hellish image. This is the place where the West first truly encountered the East. Founded in the 1690s by East India Company merchants beside the Hugli River, Calcutta grew into India's capital during the Raj and the second city of the British Empire. Named the City of Palaces for its neoclassical mansions, Calcutta was the city of Clive, Hastings, Macaulay and Curzon. It was also home to extraordinary Bengalis such as Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian Nobel laureate, and Satyajit Ray, among the geniuses of world cinema. Above all, Calcutta (renamed Kolkata in 2001) is a city of extremes, where exquisite refinement rubs shoulders with coarse commercialism and political violence. Krishna Dutta explores these multiple paradoxes, giving personal insight into Calcutta's unique history and modern identity as reflected in its architecture, literature, cinema and music. CITY OF ARTISTS: Modern India's cultural capital; home city of

Stiffed

Titre : Stiffed
Auteur : Susan Faludi
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781409087960
Libération : 2011-11-30

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With the publication of Backlash, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Susan Faludi became a world-renowned authority on the gender war, and 'backlash' in the gender sense became a household word. Stiffed picks up where Backlash left off. It seeks to understand male behaviour in order to close the chasm between the sexes, and asks the all important question - why? Why are men so fearful and aggressive in the face of women's independence? Why is a little liberation seen as too much? What is it that men really fear, and why? Where other theorists have looked at The Woman Question, Faludi shows us that we shold really focus on The Man Question; at the end of the millennium, it is men who are in crisis. With her sharp historical sense, meticulous documentation and lively, probling reportage, and wi th a remarkable empathy, she argues that men as well as women are at the mercy of social forces distorting their lives. She takes us on a journey through the modern masculine landscape, with unexpected revelations along the way - from the shuttered shipyards to the mass lay-offs of the defence industries, from Hollywood action heroes to gang-torn street, from militia men to Promise Keepers, praying husband s to male port actors.

Liberal Racism

Titre : Liberal Racism
Auteur : Jim Sleeper
Éditeur : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN-13 : 0742522016
Libération : 2002-01-01

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With uncompromising clarity, Jim Sleeper discusses what liberals need to do to return their political movement to the vital center. He challenges us to transcend race, to reject the foolish policies and attitudes that have only reinforced racial divisions, and to weave a social fabric sturdy enough to sustain the values upon which this country was founded.

Omega Canyon

Titre : Omega Canyon
Auteur :
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0316198900
Libération :

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