The author-illustrator traces his father's imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a series of disarming and unusual cartoons arranged to tell the story as a novel
In a mid-twenty-first-century nation devastated by civil war, botanist professor Paulie Panther researches a strange plant at the high school of an experimental forest town and discovers its telepathic properties, a finding that singles him out as a brash individualist in a community of conformists.
Titre: Le droit européen et l'arbitrage d'investissement.
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Résumé: La rencontre du droit européen et du droit des investissements, dont les premières interactions prévisibles avaient été étudiées dans l'ouvrage le droit européen et l'investissement (éditions Panthéon-Assas 2009), remet en cause la place prise par l'arbitrage comme mode de règlement des différends principal lorsqu'un litige oppose l'investisseur et l'Etat hôte. En l'état actuel des statuts du CIRDI, l'Union européenne ne peut accéder à la Convention de Washington de 1965 et il est douteux qu'une telle adhésion puisse intervenir dans un proche avenir, à la fois pour des raisons de substance et des raisons techniques. Au-delà de cette question, c'est la place de l'Union dans les futurs litiges, en lieu et place des Etats membres ou à leurs côtés, qui est en cause. Dans quelles conditions l'Union peut-elle, doit-elle participer ? L'Union sera-t-elle défenderesse ? Si elle n'est pas défenderesse, pourra-t-elle intervenir et sous quelle forme ? Comment se régleront les conflits potentiels entre les Etats membres et l'Union ? Si l'arbitrage demeure le mode de règlement des différends préféré, la Cour de Justice aura-t-elle un rôle et lequel ? Comment le droit européen (qui va devenir la source essentielle du droit des investissements pour les 27 Etats membres) va-t-il s'appliquer devant les tribunaux arbitraux ? Comment vont être gérés les recours contre les sentences arbitrales et leur exécution ? Ce sont toutes ces questions qui sont abordées dans le présent ouvrage, issu des travaux d'une journée d'étude organisée au Collège européen de Paris le 8 décembre 2010.
Your company wants you to be loyal. You should feel luckyyes'>#8211;after all, your job is a privilege (think of all those who would like to have it). And you know (despite what youyes'>#8217;ve read about Enron and WorldCom) that management has your best interests at heart. Your goal is to devote yourself to the pursuit of corporate profit, make your company number one, and reap the benefits of its success.Or is there something else you want to do with your life?Bonjour Laziness dares to ask whether you really have a stake in the corporate sweepstakes, whether professional mobility is anything but an opiate. It shows you how to become impervious to manipulation and escape the implacable law of usefulness. In short, this book explains why it is in your best interest to work as little as possible.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Examines the impact of some of the most noteworthy scientific advances of the twentieth century, including the personalities and human drama involved, and draws on the original papers of Einstein, Bohr, Hubble, and other scientists.
A stunning new novel about an ordinary man's encounter with the extraordinary, from the author of Einstein's Dreams.David Kurzweil, a quiet man with modest ambitions, was taking a break at his new job, when he saw something out of the corner of his eye. Something no science could explain. Suddenly David's life is changed, and he soon finds himself in the middle of a wild public controversy over the existence of the supernatural. As David searches for an explanation, we embark on a provocative exploration of the delicate divide between the physical and the spiritual, between science and religion as only Alan Lightman could provide. Combining a beautiful narrative with provocative ideas, Ghost investigates timeless questions that continue to challenge the truth as we know it.From the Trade Paperback edition.
In the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Nan Wu, who had studied in the U.S. in the mid-1980s, leaves China with his wife and son to seek the freedom of the West, embarking on a migration that takes them through the heart of contemporary America.
From the bestselling author of Einstein's Dreams comes this lyrical and insightful collection of science writing that delves into the mysteries of the scientific process and exposes its beauty and intrigue.In these brilliant essays, Lightman explores the emotional life of science, the power of imagination, the creative moment, and the alternate ways in which scientists and humanists think about the world. Along the way, he provides indepth portraits of some of the great geniuses of our time, including Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Edward Teller, and astronomer Vera Rubin. Thoughtful, beautifully written, and wonderfully original, A Sense of the Mysterious confirms Alan Lightman's unique position at the crossroads of science and art.From the Trade Paperback edition.
An anthology presents detailed pieces illuminating the experiences of Chinese immigrants in America, from a lonely composer who takes comfort in a parakeet's song to a group of children who want to change their names.
Taking on the running of her niece's deli while Cat is attending a wedding in Italy, Isabel Dalhousie encounters a recent heart transplant patient who is troubled by memories of events that never happened to him.
A collection of essays by the late cultural critic explores great works of music and literature produced by Beethoven, Schoenberg, Mann, Cavafy, Beckett, Gould, Straus, Genet, and others at the end of their creative lives, analyzing how these works differed from previous ones and what they reveal about each musician's or writer's artistic evolution. 15,000 first printing.
At the end of the eighteenth century, two young Germans set out to measure the world, as Alexander von Humboldt journeys to unexplored regions of the planet, and Carl Friedrich Gauss uses his mathematical skills to solve some of the greatest puzzles of his age.
Follows the intertwined lives of two sisters--Louisa Jardine, the conscientious older sister who yearns for a good marriage, an artistic career, and a family, and her younger sister Clem, an iconoclastic, daring rebel--over the course of twenty-five years.
During the 1937 attack on Nanjing, American missionary and women's college dean Minnie Vautrin decides to remain at her school during a violent Japanese attack that renders the school a refugee center for ten thousand women and children.
«As I remember, I had just woken up from a nap when I decided to create the universe.» So begins Alan Lightman's playful and profound new novel, Mr g, the story of Creation as told by God. Barraged by the constant advisements and bickerings of Aunt Penelope and Uncle Deva, who live with their nephew in the shimmering Void, Mr g proceeds to create time, space, and matter. Then come stars, planets, animate matter, consciousness, and, finally, intelligent beings with moral dilemmas. Mr g is all powerful but not all knowing and does much of his invention by trial and error.
Even the best-laid plans can go awry, and Mr g discovers that with his creation of space and time come some unforeseen consequences-especially in the form of the mysterious Belhor, a clever and devious rival. An intellectual equal to Mr g, Belhor delights in provoking him: Belhor demands an explanation for the inexplicable, requests that the newly created intelligent creatures not be subject to rational laws, and maintains the necessity of evil. As Mr g watches his favorite universe grow into maturity, he begins to understand how the act of creation can change himself, the Creator.
With echoes of Calvino, Rushdie, and Saramago, combining science, theology, and moral philosophy, Mr g is a stunningly imaginative work that celebrates the tragic and joyous nature of existence on the grandest possible scale.
Shocked by discoveries in her late CIA mole father's diary, Lilian Shang travels to China to meet the family her father was forced to abandon after World War II. By the National Book Award-winning author of Waiting . 40,000 first printing. Tour.
Draws on unique access to classified CIA files to document the role of Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago in promoting American Cold War agendas in the 1950s, revealing how the CIA helped publish the Soviet-banned book in Russian to an enthusiastic black-market audience. 35,000 first printing.
The Familiar, Volume 1 Wherein the cat is found . . . The Familiar, Volume 2 Wherein the cat is hungry . . . From the universally acclaimed, genre-busting author of House of Leaves comes the second volume of The Familiar , a novel [which] goes beyond the experimental into the visionary, creating a language and style that expands the horizon of meaning . . . hint[ing] at an evolved form of literature.* In The Familiar, Volume 2: Into the Forest , the lives of the disparate and dynamic nine characters introduced in One Rainy Day in May begin to intersect in inexplicable ways, finding harmonies and echoes in each other. What once seemed remote and disconnected draws closer--slowly, steadily--toward something inevitable. . . . At the center of it all is Xanther, a twelve-year-old girl, for whom the world around her seems to be opening, exposing doors and windows, visions and sounds, questions and ideas previously unknown. With each passing day, she begins to glimpse something she does not understand but unequivocally craves--the only thing that will bring her relief and keep her new friend alive. (With full-color illustrations throughout.) * Library Journal , starred review THE FAMILIAR continues... The Familiar Volume 3 Wherein the cat is blind . . . The Familiar Volume 4 Wherein the cat is toothless . . . The Familiar Volume 5 Wherein the cat is named . . .