Doomsday Book

Titre : Doomsday Book
Auteur : Connie Willis
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9780575131101
Libération : 2012-11-08

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For Kivrin Engle, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received. But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try desperately to rescue her. In a time of superstition and fear, Kivrin - barely of age herself - finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope during one of history's darkest hours. Winner of the Hugo Award 1993 Winner of the Nebula Award 1993 "A tour de force" - New York Times Book Review "Ambitious, finely detailed and compulsivly readable" - Locus "It is a book that feels fundamentally true; it is a book to live in" - Washington Post

Pantagruel

Titre : Pantagruel
Auteur : François Rabelais
Éditeur : Hesperus Press
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015058120026
Libération : 2003

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François Rabelais holds a unique place in the history of world literature, and no more so than for his extraordinary satirical entertainment Gargantua and Pantagruel. Here the first of these volumes is presented in a new and lively translation. Pantagruel recounts the life a popular giant. From his portentous birth and colorful childhood, to his visit to Paris and his travels through Utopia, and not withstanding his enormous appetite, Pantagruel’s history is told with a breathtaking degree of gaiety and wit. Ingeniously coining new expressions, and with an unashamed obsession with bodily functions, Rabelais blends prose and poetry, the sacred and profound, to offer a heady satire of the religious society of his day. The result is a bawdy and brilliant celebration of life.

James Bond Cars

Titre : James Bond Cars
Auteur : Frederic Brun
Éditeur : Aurum Press Limited
ISBN-13 : 1781315388
Libération : 2015-11-20

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This book pays tribute to the legendary cars and vehicles that have starred alsongside James Bond in so many unforgettable stunts and races. From the iconic Aston Martin with it's ejector seat, the BMW Z3 Roadster and the Rolls-Royce Phantom, to Russian military tanks, James Bond Cars is unqiue in that it also looks at the cars belonging to the Bond girls and Bond's opponents Packed with beautiful photographs and techinical information on the cars and the stunts as well as the more uncoventional modes of transport such as jet packs, jet skis, motorised gondolars and aeroplanes, this book is a must-have edition that will get every Bond lover's heart racing!

Citizen Journalism

Titre : Citizen Journalism
Auteur : Stuart Allan
Éditeur : Peter Lang
ISBN-13 : 1433102951
Libération : 2009

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Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives examines the spontaneous actions of ordinary people, caught up in extraordinary events, who felt compelled to adopt the role of a news reporter. This collection of twenty-one original, thought-provoking chapters investigates citizen journalism in the West, including the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia, as well as its development in a variety of other national contexts around the globe, including Brazil, China, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Palestine, South Korea, Vietnam, and even Antarctica. It engages with several of the most significant topics for this important area of inquiry from fresh, challenging perspectives. Its aim is to assess the contribution of citizen journalism to crisis reporting, and to encourage new forms of dialogue and debate about how it may be improved in future.

Clerical Exile in Late Antiquity

Titre : Clerical Exile in Late Antiquity
Auteur : Julia Hillner
Éditeur : Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
ISBN-13 : 3631665970
Libération : 2016-09-26

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This volume results from the international research project "The Migration of Faith: Clerical Exile in Late Antiquity (325?c.600)." It deals with the phenomenon of clerical exile in late antiquity (4th to 6th centuries).

Theory of religion

Titre : Theory of religion
Auteur : Georges Bataille
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UOM:49015002198753
Libération : 1989-01-20

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Argues that religion is the search for lost intimacy, discusses its connection to the general economy, and examines the sacrifice of war