One August morning, I walked out of my Seville home taking nothing but a small, roll-aboard bag, a EuRail pass, and my husband. We were traveling with no fixed time limit, no reservations, and only a loose idea of our itinerary. Our goal was to see if we could still have the kind of spontaneous adventures we'd enjoyed in our youth. We spent three months on trains, mostly in Eastern Europe, and the results - often hilarious, occasionally harrowing, definitely life-changing - form the basis of my new book, Adventures of a Railway Nomad: How Our Journeys Guide Us Home.
La licence STAPS (sciences et techniques des activités physiques et sportives) exige à la fois un bon niveau sportif, mais aussi scientifique. Cet ouvrage est le manuel de référence pour les étudiants et les enseignants de la filière STAPS. Découpé en 4 parties, il reprend le programme complet de la formation : - anatomie, - physiologie de l’exercice, - neurosciences, - biomécanique de la performance motrice. Plus de 200 illustrations et de nombreux encadrés « Points clés » constituent des outils didactiques et visuels pour aider à la mémorisation. Ce manuel donne les éléments nécessaires pour aller plus loin dans l’apprentissage et comprendre, avec l’éclairage des sciences de la vie, les fondamentaux du mouvement humain dans toute sa complexité.
Author: Graham Masterton
Publisher: Random House
It is said that a mirror can trap a person's soul... Martin Williams is a broke, two-bit screenwriter living in Hollywood, but when he finds the very mirror that once hung in the house of a murdered 1930s child star, he happily spends all he has on it. He has long obsessed over the tragic story of Boofuls, a beautiful and successful actor who was slaughtered and dismembered by his grandmother. However, he soon discovers that this dream buy is in fact a living nightmare; the mirror was not only in Boofuls house, but witness to the death of this blond-haired and angelic child, which in turn has created a horrific and devastating portal to a hellish parallel universe. So when Martin's landlord loses his grandson it is soon apparent that the mirror is responsible. But if a little boy has gone into the mirror, what on earth is going to come out?
America in Black & White
Author: Arne De Winde, Oliver Kohns, Francis Hodgson, Daniel Pena
The rediscovery of the stunning work by an American top photographer John G. Zimmerman (1927-2002) is a true icon of American photography. For decades his pictures appeared on the covers of magazines like Time, Life and Sports Illustrated His massive oeuvre covers a diversity of fields, from the arts, sports and fashion to politics and Black America. The photographs in this publication present an enduring image of the United States from the 1950s to the 1970s This book reveals the stunning early work of John G. Zimmerman (1927-2002), a true icon of American photography. His massive oeuvre gives a unique panorama of American life and culture in the second half of the twentieth century. This publication presents a selection of black-and-white pictures, shot between 1950 and 1978, which show the rough and uncut visual ingenuity of Zimmerman. Zimmerman was a man of many facets and his pictures cover a diversity of subjects, ranging from sports, fashion, arts and architecture to politics and the Jim Crow South of the 1950s. From producing whimsical ads to covering exclusive stories for mainstream magazines such as Life, Time, Sports Illustrated and Paris Match, from photographing the Beatles to shooting the disastrous fire at a General Motors plant... Zimmerman could do it all and did it - always pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium. In his endless search for a new visual language and the essence of movement, he created whatever he needed to make the seemingly impossible possible. John G. Zimmerman was a refined chronicler, who wanted to depict every sphere of society, but above all wanted to see, to see more, to see it all.
This book offers a rigorous and self-contained presentation of stochastic integration and stochastic calculus within the general framework of continuous semimartingales. The main tools of stochastic calculus, including Itô’s formula, the optional stopping theorem and Girsanov’s theorem, are treated in detail alongside many illustrative examples. The book also contains an introduction to Markov processes, with applications to solutions of stochastic differential equations and to connections between Brownian motion and partial differential equations. The theory of local times of semimartingales is discussed in the last chapter. Since its invention by Itô, stochastic calculus has proven to be one of the most important techniques of modern probability theory, and has been used in the most recent theoretical advances as well as in applications to other fields such as mathematical finance. Brownian Motion, Martingales, and Stochastic Calculus provides a strong theoretical background to the reader interested in such developments. Beginning graduate or advanced undergraduate students will benefit from this detailed approach to an essential area of probability theory. The emphasis is on concise and efficient presentation, without any concession to mathematical rigor. The material has been taught by the author for several years in graduate courses at two of the most prestigious French universities. The fact that proofs are given with full details makes the book particularly suitable for self-study. The numerous exercises help the reader to get acquainted with the tools of stochastic calculus.
Author: Dylan Rosser
Publisher: Bruno Gmuender GMBH
Dylan Rosser is one of the most renowned photographers of erotic male images. His works touch us because of the sensibility of his view and the clearness of his compositions. In FULL FRONTAL, Bruno Gmuender showcases Rosser's best work in recent years.
The book gives a streamlined introduction to quantum mechanics while describing the basic mathematical structures underpinning this discipline. Starting with an overview of key physical experiments illustrating the origin of the physical foundations, the book proceeds with a description of the basic notions of quantum mechanics and their mathematical content. It then makes its way to topics of current interest, specifically those in which mathematics plays an important role. The more advanced topics presented include many-body systems, modern perturbation theory, path integrals, the theory of resonances, quantum statistics, mean-field theory, second quantization, the theory of radiation (non-relativistic quantum electrodynamics), and the renormalization group. With different selections of chapters, the book can serve as a text for an introductory, intermediate, or advanced course in quantum mechanics. The last four chapters could also serve as an introductory course in quantum field theory.
Author: Nozomu Hiiragi
Publisher: Digital Manga Pub
From their offices high in a corporate skyscaper, alpha males Ozaki and Tsuburaya make all the girls swoon. Ozaki is known for his irresistible pheromones, while Tsuburaya ia a noble, worldly genius. But when these two rivals end up in a bed together, who will prove to be top dog? It's seme vs. seme -- and much more than pride's on the line!
Le manuel de référence de civilisation britannique et américaine pour préparer les concours.
Artists and prophets
Author: Pamela Kort, Max Hollein
Publisher: Snoeck Editions
Egon Schiele saw himself as a visionary and prophetic artist, Frantisek Kupka forged an abstract style of painting infused with spiritist principles, Joseph Beuys called under the rubric “social sculpture” up for social change due to creative actions, and Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an ecological crusader whose spiral paintings were holistic in essence. These pioneering artistic attitudes and developments would have not come about without contact with several “prophets”. Some of these were artist-naturists, others were modern-day Christs, while still others saw themselves as social revolutionaries of a kind. Their relevance for modern art remains a largely untold story. Today, their names – Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach, Gusto Gräser, Gustav Nagel, as well as Friedrich Muck-Lamberty and Ludwig Christian Haeusser – have almost been forgotten. 00Exhibition: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt am Main, Germany (06.04-21.06.2015).
ABOUT THE BOOK: The True History and the Religion of India, A concise Encyclopedia of Authentic Hinduism is one of the most comprehensive books on human civilization. It is an authoritative view of the history of world thought. The book provides the
Up-to-date coverage of today's language Offers over 40,000 entries and 70,000 translations Easy-to-use format Contains commonly used phrases and idioms Main irregular verb forms given Includes most common abbreviations, acronyms, and geographic names Pronunciations for English and French shown in the International Phonetic Alphabet
Author: Sanne Sannes
* An insight in the mysterious imagery of controversial artist Sanne Sannes * This monograph features Sannes' intriguing selection of mysterious, erotic and often experimental black and white photographs Sanne Sannes was the "agent provocateur" of the Dutch photography scene in the 1960s. His grainy, black and white, intimate and erotic portraits of women, who he photographed in intense and ecstatic sessions, went against all the traditional rules of photography. Sannes was not afraid to experiment with photographic techniques and styles; everything was allowed in order to achieve the required result. Sannes was tragically killed in a car accident just days after he turned 30, but in his short life he created one of the most impressive photographic oeuvres of the 20th century. This monograph is the most complete overview of the work of Sanne Sannes that has been published, having been initiated by Johan ten Berg, Rob Sannes, the brother of Sannes, Gerrit Jan Wolffensperger, the former assistant of Sannes, and Roy Kahmann. The Dutch photographer Sanne Sannes (Groningen, 1937-1967) is known for his black and white photographs which often contains big film grains. He experimented with fast shutter speeds and his work is full of erotic and mysterious portraits of women. Sannes was an elusive personality, just like his works.
Author: Marie-Therese Bougard
Hundreds of thousands of people have already learned French with the popular beginners' course, The French Experience. At home or in a class, you can use this hugely successful course to develop your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills.