Jeux de mémoire
Author: Marianne Lecerf
Chaque jour, boostez votre cerveau et faites travailler votre mémoire en vous confrontant aux exercices et jeux de cet Almaniak ! Mémorisez des suites de chiffres, des réponses à des questions, des citations littéraires, des photos, des coordonnées GPS... Et faites gagner 10 ans à votre cerveau !
Author: Sandra Lebrun, Loïc Audrain
Boostez la vitalité de votre esprit avec ces jeux variés et intelligents : jeux de lettres, observation, énigmes, casse-tête, logique, jeux de mémoire, intrus... Ne laissez pas de répit à vos neurones, pour une année 2017 ludique !
A meditation on escaping the chaos of modern life and rediscovering the luxury of solitude. Winner of the Prix Médicis for nonfiction, The Consolations of the Forest is a Thoreau-esque quest to find solace, taken to the extreme. No stranger to inhospitable places, Sylvain Tesson exiles himself to a wooden cabin on Siberia’s Lake Baikal, a full day’s hike from any "neighbor," with his thoughts, his books, a couple of dogs, and many bottles of vodka for company. Writing from February to July, he shares his deep appreciation for the harsh but beautiful land, the resilient men and women who populate it, and the bizarre and tragic history that has given Siberia an almost mythological place in the imagination. Rich with observation, introspection, and the good humor necessary to laugh at his own folly, Tesson’s memoir is about the ultimate freedom of owning your own time. Only in the hands of a gifted storyteller can an experiment in isolation become an exceptional adventure accessible to all. By recording his impressions in the face of silence, his struggles in a hostile environment, his hopes, doubts, and moments of pure joy in communion with nature, Tesson makes a decidedly out-of-the-ordinary experience relatable. The awe and joy are contagious, and one comes away with the comforting knowledge that "as long as there is a cabin deep in the woods, nothing is completely lost."
Thomas Pavitte's 1000 Dot to Dot books have delighted puzzlers and artists worldwide since the appearance of his first title in 2013. More than one million copies later, in 2016 he will take you on a journey of discovery to some of the world's most amazing places. Recreate the mysterious heads of Easter Island, discover the mysterious lost city of Macchu Picchu, and reveal the ancient monuments of Stonehenge. Every location starts life as a baffling page of 1,000 dots, and only reveals itself as you work on the puzzle - an absorbing and relaxing process, perfect for recharging your mental batteries. You'll create your own fabulous line art versions of these iconic places that you can easily remove or colour in - and who knows, perhaps you'll be inspired to make the trip of a lifetime!
Author: James Lee Burke
Publisher: Hachette UK
'The crime book of the year is unquestionably James Lee Burke's HEARTWOOD . . .there is no better crime writing coming out of America' EVENING STANDARD Deaf Smith, Texas, a small town with small town problems until the local boy made good Earl Deitrich decides that he isn't prepared to share his kind of good fortune with anybody else. Wilbur Pickett is a retired rodeo rider with big dreams. Dreams of a secure future for himself and his native American wife, a blind woman who sees more than a blind woman should thanks to her ancient heritage. When Wilbur happens upon a parcel of land with black gold waiting for the taking he also happens on Deitrich and a whole bunch of violent problems. Only lawyer Billy Bob Holland is prepared to stand up for Wilbur, to stand against the juggernaut that is Deitrich and his corrupting influence.
The Little Book of Versailles
Author: Dominique Foufelle
Publisher: Hachette Livre Editions Du Chene
-Uncover the history of the palace of Versailles in this charming little book -The latest instalment in a series of pocket-sized guides Why did Louis XIII go to Versailles? How many kings of France have lived in this palace? Why did Louis XIV decide to live outside Paris? When did the king's court settle in the palace? Why did courtiers wear wigs? Who is the most famous chronicler of life in the time of Louis XIV's court? Which sovereign was the mostly badly damaged by the "Affair of the Diamond Necklace"? Which was the last king to live in the castle? Gloriously illustrated with pictures from the past, this little album charts the history of France's most famous castle over the course of four centuries, from its construction in 1631 to the signature of the Peace Treaty in 1919, passing by the women's march on Versailles in 1789.
Author: Fiona McIntosh
Publisher: Harper Collins
Destined by blood to command the Morgravian army, Wyl Thirsk assumes his awesome responsibility while barely a teenager when his father meets an early death -- a duty that calls him to the royal palace of Stoneheart and into the company of the crown prince Celimus. Already a spiteful and cruel despot who delights in the suffering of others, Celimus forces his virtuous new general to bear witness to his depraved "entertainments." But a kindness to a condemned witch in her final agonizing hours earns young Thirsk a miraculous bequest, at the same time inflaming the wrath of his liege lord. With dread war looming in the north, Wyl must obey the treacherous dictates of Celimus and embark on a suicidal journey to the court of an ancient enemy -- armed with a strange and awesome secret that could prove both boon and curse. For unless he accepts Myrren's gift, it will surely destroy him . . . and the land he must defend as well.
Author: Artur Yusupov
Publisher: Quality Chess Uk Llp
Artur Yusupov’s complete course of chess training stretches to nine volumes, guiding the reader towards a higher chess understanding using carefully selected positions and advice. To make sure that this new knowledge sticks, it is then tested by a selection of puzzles. The course is structured in three series with three levels. The Fundamentals level is the easiest one, Beyond the Basics is more challenging, and Mastery is quite difficult, even for stronger players. The various topics – Tactics, Strategy, Positional Play, Endgames, Calculating Variations, and Openings – are spread evenly across the nine volumes, giving readers the chance to improve every area as they work through the books. This book is the third volume at the Mastery level.
This is Goya
Author: Wendy Bird, Sarah Maycock
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Modern art begins with Goya. He was the first to create works of art for their own sake, and he lived in a time of incredible cultural and social dynamism when the old concepts of social hierarchy were being shaken by the new concept of equality for all. He saw his world ripped apart by Napoleon's armies and then suffered the reactionary backlash as the old order was restored. Against this epic canvas, Goya painted his own observations of humanity, transforming his youthful images of gaily dancing peasants into his mature penetrating studies of human suffering, despair, perseverance and redemption. Goya's art rises above the chaos of his times, and signals the real revolution of personal expression and independent spirit that would be the generative force behind the modernist movement in art. This title is appropriate for ages 14 and up
A landmark exploration of the engaging network of relationships among genre painters of the Dutch Golden Age The genre painting of the Dutch Golden Age between 1650 and 1675 ranks among the highest pinnacles of Western European art. The virtuosity of these works, as this book demonstrates, was achieved in part thanks to a vibrant artistic rivalry among numerous first-rate genre painters working in different cities across the Dutch Republic. They drew inspiration from each other's painting, and then tried to surpass each other in technical prowess and aesthetic appeal. The Delft master Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) is now the most renowned of these painters of everyday life. Though he is frequently portrayed as an enigmatic figure who worked largely in isolation, the essays here reveal that Vermeer's subjects, compositions, and figure types in fact owe much to works by artists from other Dutch cities. Enlivened with 180 superb illustrations, Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting highlights the relationships - comparative and competitive - among Vermeer and his contemporaries, including Gerrit Dou, Gerard ter Borch, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, and Frans van Mieris.
Navani from Delhi
Author: Anne Benoit-Renard
Publisher: Av2 by Weigl
Making magic: The phenomenal Disney journey Always remember that this whole thing started with a mouse. Walt DisneyFrom mouse to mega global entertainment industry, Disney is the most dazzling parable for the power of imagination. In this first volume of the most comprehensive illustrated Disney publication to date, we chart the empire s masterworks from the Golden Age of Animation, when Walt Disney s trailblazing vision elevated animation into an art form in its own right.With unlimited access to the Disney archives and extensive research, the book s authors have gathered some 1500 images, including concept art, story sketches, backgrounds, and animation drawings as well as many behind-the-scenes photos to trace the origins and evolution of such favorites as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, 101 Dalmatians, and The Jungle Book. Transcripts from Walt s story development meetings, published here for the first time, reveal his imaginative genius in action and immerse the reader at the very heart of Disney s remarkable creative hub.This fascinating archival material covers not only the early Disney classics, but also the experimental short films of the Silly Symphonies and the lesser-known war and propaganda films of the 1940s. Widely neglected musical features such as Make Mine Music and Melody Time are also given extensive coverage. Along the way, we encounter the work of all major Disney illustrators and stylists of the era, including such greats as Ub Iwerks, Albert Hurter, Ferdinand Horvath, Gustaf Tenggren, Kay Nielsen, Carl Barks, Mary Blair, Sylvia Holland, Bianca Marjorie, Tyrus Wong, Ken Anderson, Eyvind Earle, and Walt Peregoy. Special archival finds also bear witness to Disney s collaboration with leading visual artists of the age, Salvador Dali and Thomas Hart Benton."
Le Grand Vfour
Author: Guy Martin, Domitille Langot
Publisher: Hachette Livre Editions Du Chene
* Fifty-six signature recipes from one of the finest Parisian restaurants and Michelin-starred chef Guy Martin* More than cooking: discover the history of one of the oldest gourmet restaurants in Paris* Le Grand Véfour, a monument of French cuisine, reveals its history, secrets and recipes in this eponymous fine bookLe Grand Véfour is one of the most famous and oldest gourmet restaurants in Paris. It is a veritable jewel of the 18th century "art décoratif", located in the heart of Paris, next to the Gardens of the Palais Royal. Le Grand Véfour has been the finest gourmet rendezvous of the Parisian political, artistic and literary society for more than two hundred years.This book retraces the history of the Grand Véfour, founded in 1784, with anecdotes and texts about the many celebrities who have eaten there. Guy Martin shares about fifty of the restaurant's signature recipes and talks about the restaurant's service and atmosphere. The text is accompanied by magnificent four-color photographs that capture the atmosphere, gilding, reflections in the age-old mirrors and of course the delicious food.
Una giovane giornalista. Un sex club alieno. Un Krinar che non accetta no come risposta. Amy Myers è stanca di scrivere banalità. Vuole lavorare su incarichi seri—e quale modo migliore di dimostrarlo a se stessa se non scoprire qualcosa di nuovo sui misteriosi Krinar, gli alieni che hanno conquistato la Terra solo due anni fa? Ma quando incontra Vair, l’inquietante e sexy proprietario di un club-x di Manhattan, potrebbe ottenere più di quanto sperava. . . Il Club-x è un racconto breve di circa 10.000 parole (56 pagine stampate), ambientato nel mondo delle Cronache dei Krinar circa tre anni prima della trilogia su Mia & Korum. Può essere letto sia come standalone che dopo la trilogia sulle Cronache dei Krinar.
"Over two hundred and fifty masterpieces from one of the most magnificent eras in the decorative arts are featured in this book, ranging from the splendors of courtly art under Louis XIV to the dazzling creations inspired first by Madame de Pompadour under Louis XV and then by Queen Marie-Antoinette under Louis XVI. A broad perspective on interior decoration, luxury goods, and the art market is offered through lavish furniture by the likes of André-Charles Boulle and Charles Cressent durine, the Régence, through extravagant dinner services, and through the magnificent porcelain and tapestries produced by the royal manufactories, constituting a "moment of perfection in French art at lasted until the Revolution. The Louvre's new rooms devoted to seventeenth; and eighteenth century decorative arts opened in May 2014. Some two thousand items are displayed in nearly twenty thousand square feet of exhibition space, representing one of the world's finest collections of furnishings and objets d'art from the reign of Louis XIV, through that of Louis XVI. The new galleries are organized chronologically and are punctuated by spectacular period rooms that recreate the magnificent wood-paneled interiors of lavish residences and princely palaces in eighteenth-century. These reconstitutions of a bygone period provide the setting for truly remarkable objets d'art from the Louvre's Department or Decorative Arts now placed in their original intellectual and material context, these items recreate a vanished atmosphere and reveal their full meaning as well as their full beauty."--Page 4 of cover.