Les sacrifi s inconnus

Author: Simon Rousseau
Publisher: Éditions AdA
ISBN: 2897671211
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Un important actionnaire pétrolier français est retrouvé dans un état pitoyable au sein de sa luxueuse résidence de Paris. Bien que toujours en vie, il est recouvert d’horribles cloques et son visage boursouffé le rend méconnaissable et l’empêche de respirer ou de voir convenablement. La police scientifque est unanime : l’homme a été exposé à un gaz toxique réputé pour ses ravages dévastateurs lors de la Première Guerre mondiale, le gaz Moutarde. De plus, son agresseur aurait porté lors du délit un lugubre masque à gaz ressemblant en tous points à ceux utilisés à l’époque des tranchées. Sur sa tunique, un étrange symbole : un crâne humain superposé sur une croix germanique. L’excentrique Oswald Taylor et l’ex-criminologue Pierre Lemire sont justement à Paris lors de cet étrange attentat. Intrigués par l’affaire, ils découvrent que deux autres crimes extrêmement similaires ont eu lieu durant les deux semaines précédentes et que l’instigateur de ces atrocités ne s’arrêtera pas là. Alors que les liens entre certains événements de la Première Guerre mondiale et les motivations du terroriste semblent des plus obscures, Oswald et le Professeur Lemire doivent se plonger psychologiquement dans la tête des soldats oubliés de la Grande Guerre afn de faire éclater au grand jour la conspiration qui se trame au sein des fabuleuses provinces du nord de la France...

Europe On screen

Author: Dominique Chansel
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287145314
Format: PDF
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Comprised of fact sheets on 50 films, illustrating 4 themes - nationalism, women, immigration and human rights -, it encourages teachers to exploit cinema as a source of 20th-century history and provides a pedagogical basis to do so. (from CoE website)

The History of National League Baseball Since 1876 updated

Author: Glenn Dickey
Publisher: Scarborough House
ISBN: 9780812828184
Format: PDF, Docs
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Anecdotes, vintage photographs, and rare interviews cover the entire history of baseball, from the days of five strikes and the "Fix," through integration and expansion, to big-business baseball

Clinical Studies Management

Author: Simon Cook
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203493281
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What if you were suddenly in charge? After the initial excitement of a "battlefield promotion" wears off, you need to get in the trenches and get the job done. And if you are already in the trenches, you need quick access to information that will make your job easier. A comprehensive desk reference and guide, Clinical Studies Management: A Practical Guide to Success provides the practical skills and methods required by project managers running clinical studies. The author explains a framework for project management based on seven core themes: goals, budgets, time, resources, measurement, communication, and training. He solidly reviews how modern management theory can be brought to bear on the specialized demands of clinical trials. The book covers the practical how-tos of writing and costing a study, organizing an Investigator Meeting, and improving patient enrollment in your study. Divided into stand-alone chapters that make the information easy to find, the book presents a comprehensive overview of drug development processes and the trends that are driving change. If you are new to study management, the book rapidly brings you up to speed. If you are an experienced study manager, it gives you a convenient and authoritative reference you will use on a daily basis. Whatever your level of experience, Clinical Studies Management: A Practical Guide to Success supplies the tools you need to manage your projects efficiently and effectively.

The Singers of Time

Author: Frederik Pohl
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575112042
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Award-winning authors Frederik Pohl and Jack Williamson, two of the most respected names in science fiction, draw on the speculations of cosmologist Stephen Hawking to take us to a future in which humanity has sold its birthright - and is happy in the bargain. Earth has been immeasurably changed by the arrival of a superior alien race. Dubbed "Turtles" by humans, they have conquered Earth without a fight. Who in his right mind would oppose the bringers of peace, prosperity and plenty of trade goods - even if the Turtles did treat humanity like a group of wayward children? But when the Mother, the single female of the Turtle species, disappears, suddenly the aliens need human help. Led by the only human who can fly a Turtle waveship, a search party takes off on a mysterious journey to the Turtles' Mother planet - and to the most carefully guarded secrets in the universe.

The Welfare of Animals

Author: Clive Phillips
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402092199
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Welfare of Animals is an exciting book that will stimulate and provoke its readers. It describes many problems faced by animals – those we use for food, for pleasure or in research, and those simply but harshly affected by shrinking habitats in the face of the ever-growing human population. And yet it is not a depressing read. It focuses not only on the difficulties that animals face, but on their capacity for free-choice, for joy and excitement, and on the possible ways in which the planet can be shared between species if only we take the time and trouble to think more carefully about the impact of our actions. Clive Phillips moved from the United Kingdom to take up a Foundation Chair in Animal Welfare at the University of Queensland, becoming Australia’s first Professor of Animal Welfare in 2003. This cultural leap, combined with his travels in countries like Malaysia and Borneo, permits him the unique and broad perspective that forms the backbone of this book. Eschewing the normal territory patrolled by the animal scientist (explaining the physiological basis of the stress response or causation of abnormal behaviour), Clive ventures into jungles and deserts, city centres and tribal homelands, and presents a book that remarkably and successfully combines travel-diary, nature notes, social and cultural history.

Condemned to Repeat

Author: Fiona Terry
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801468647
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Humanitarian groups have failed, Fiona Terry believes, to face up to the core paradox of their activity: humanitarian action aims to alleviate suffering, but by inadvertently sustaining conflict it potentially prolongs suffering. In Condemned to Repeat?, Terry examines the side-effects of intervention by aid organizations and points out the need to acknowledge the political consequences of the choice to give aid. The author makes the controversial claim that aid agencies act as though the initial decision to supply aid satisfies any need for ethical discussion and are often blind to the moral quandaries of aid. Terry focuses on four historically relevant cases: Rwandan camps in Zaire, Afghan camps in Pakistan, Salvadoran and Nicaraguan camps in Honduras, and Cambodian camps in Thailand. Terry was the head of the French section of Medecins sans frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) when it withdrew from the Rwandan refugee camps in Zaire because aid intended for refugees actually strengthened those responsible for perpetrating genocide. This book contains documents from the former Rwandan army and government that were found in the refugee camps after they were attacked in late 1996. This material illustrates how combatants manipulate humanitarian action to their benefit. Condemned to Repeat? makes clear that the paradox of aid demands immediate attention by organizations and governments around the world. The author stresses that, if international agencies are to meet the needs of populations in crisis, their organizational behavior must adjust to the wider political and socioeconomic contexts in which aid occurs.

Alberto Giacometti

Author: Christian Klemm
ISBN: 9780870703393
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One hundred years after his birth and a generation after his death, Alberto Giacometti is recognized as one of the small group of modern masters who dominated art during much of the 20th century. This centennial volume both celebrates his achievement and reexamines his work, contributing to a more focused concentration on the art itself. The Swiss-born Giacometti was a supremely inventive sculptor as well as a painter and draftsman of the highest distinction. Included here are many of his early Cubist-influenced and Surrealist works, often slyly humorous and allusively erotic, as well as his masterful drawings and paintings, and the elongated sculptures of the human head and figure for which he is best known. The book's three essays provide a comprehensive view of Giacometti's work and its multiple levels of meaning, examining his Surrealist years; the artist's unique concept of inner and outer vision; and his career as a whole, in formal and other terms.