• must steel himself to excavate the horrors of his own history. A novel of astounding beauty and wisdom, Fugitive Pieces is a profound meditation on the resilience of the human spirit and love's ability to resurrect even the most damaged of hearts.

  • A rare and beautifully produced "accordion" book by renowned novelist and poet Anne Michaels and acclaimed artist and writer Bernice Eisenstein that will cause a stir for both its form and its content.
    Anne Michaels's resonant book-length poem--which unfolds on one side of the pages of this accordion book--ranges from the universal to the intimate, as she writes of historical figures for whom language was the closest thing to salvation; on the other side, we have Bernice Eisenstein's luminous portraits of and quotes from such twentieth-century writers and thinkers as Paul Celan, Nelly Sachs, W. G. Sebald, Anna Akhmatova, Primo Levi, and Albert Einstein. The poetry and portraits join together in a dialogue that can be read in any direction and any order, in a format that perfectly reflects the thematic interconnectedness of this collaboration: "an alphabet of spirits and spirit; an elegy of remembrance" (Eisenstein); "just as a conversation becomes the third side of the page . . . the moment one life becomes another" (Michaels).

  • Meet the utterly irresistible Miss Petitfour (a name of unknown origin but possibly descended from bakers of tiny delicious cakes). She loves baking and making and dancing with her cats, but most of all she loves to fly. All she has to do is pick up a favourite tablecloth (preferably the one with the paisley print), catch the breeze and she swooshes off on an adventure - with her many cats (Minky, Misty, Taffy, Purrsia, Pirate, Mustard, Moutarde, Hemdala, Earring, Grigorovich, Clasby, Captain Captain, Captain Catkin, Captain Clothespin, Your Shyness and Sizzles) dangling paw-to-tail behind her.
    In five utterly captivating stories of gentle adventure, delicious edibles (with cheese for the cats), occasional peril and heart-zinging warmth, poet and novelist Anne Michaels (author of bestselling, award-winning Fugitive Pieces) makes a charming, purrfect debut as a children's author.

  • Après de grandes pertes, la mémoire menace de disparaître. Le langage se fractionne. La page blanche se confond aux draps du lit, « la mer inonde notre regard ». Que faire pour résister à l'aphasie qui s'installe, sinon un poème?
    « Écrire, c'est interroger la relation compliquée entre un grand événement historique et un événement plus intime, national; entre un deuil personnel et un deuil historique; entre notre façon individuelle de nous imprégner de l'histoire et notre façon collective de la commémorer. »
    Avec sobriété, marquée par une dévotion pour la vie et pour la mort, l'écriture d'Anne Michaels se risque ici à la limite du connaissable. Elle contemple « le moment où le désir / devient par force / le deuil ».
    Tout ce que nous avons vu est une main tendue, un geste d'audace et d'amour pour ressaisir la mémoire.

  • Hyperconnexion

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    32 millions de Français sont inscrits sur un réseau social (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter...), 28 millions possèdent un Smartphone, 9 millions ont une tablette. Nous consultons au minimum 150 fois notre portable et autant de fois ses applications.
    Aujourd'hui, on «  surfe  », on «  tchat  », on télécharge, on partage, on like, on tweet, on poste, sur Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat. On est bombardé de mails auxquels on répond à toute heure, on est joignable, partout et tout le temps  !
     
    Comment la révolution numérique a-t-elle bouleversé nos vies  ?
      Qu'on se le dise, cette hyperconnexion a influé sur notre sommeil, notre concentration, notre rapport aux autres, nos façons de lire, de regarder, de travailler, d'organiser nos journées. Pas forcément en mal, pas nécessairement en bien.
    Y aurait-il des solutions alternatives pour ne plus subir l'omniprésence du Web  ? pour être moins accro ? Pour qu'une véritable séparation existe entre vie professionnelle et vie personnelle  ? Comment, sur nos appareils et dans la vie, appuyer sur «  pause  »  ? Bref, comment vivre connecté sans être dépendant  ?
      À toutes ces questions, cet essai bien documenté répond avec humour et sérieux, en s'appuyant sur des témoignages de spécialistes

  • Cette correspondance appartient à la dernière partie de la vie des deux penseurs, qui eurent très vite le sentiment d'une prédestination, et donnèrent une tournure intime, empreinte d'affection et de franc-parler, à cet échange inégal, où Gabriel Marcel tient le rôle de l'homme pressé, du philosophe itinérant, et Max Picard, celui du sédentaire, casanier. Empreinte de vive affection, cette correspondance est un trésor de réflexions où chacun des interlocuteurs se peignant à vif ne cherche pas à soigner son image.

  • In this revealing autobiography, Canada's first lady of song, for the first time, tells the whole story of her astonishing 40-year career in show biz. It is a candid retrospective of the extraordinary success achieved, and the prices that had to be paid.
    "After 'Snowbird' hit, I was swept up like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, and catapulted into a strange new universe ... If I thought for a moment that I was really in control of events, I was deluded." Anne Murray
    An unflinching self-portrait of Canada's first great female recording artist, All of Me documents the life of Anne Murray, from her humble origins in the tragedy-plagued coal-mining town of Springhill, Nova Scotia, to her arrival on the world stage. Anne recounts her story: the battles with her record companies over singles and albums; the struggle with drug- and alcohol-ridden band members; the terrible guilt and loneliness of being away from her two young children; her divorce from the man who helped launch her career, Bill Langstroth; and the deaths of two of her closest confidantes. The result is a must-read autobiography by Canada's beloved songbird.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • The experts reveal how to interpret and understand your cat's symptoms
    and what steps to take to ensure its health.
    This comprehensive and practical book is designed to assist cat owners in understanding their pets' bodies and health based on signs and symptoms of disease, and in determining the most common medical problems that might cause particular symptoms.
    Adopting the "decision chart" format from popular symptom guides for human ailments, such as the American Medical Association's Guide to Your Family's Symptoms and Take Care of Yourself, five leading veterinarians have designed a user-friendly chart system that will guide a pet owner from noting the symptom and observing the cat's behavior to understanding the associated signs of an illness, the possible conditions, and the best steps to take. Filled with more than 150 charts in an easy-to-follow two-color format and medical drawings, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms is the indispensable reference for cat owners. It not only considers the problems of sick and injured pets, but also addresses the needs of healthy animals. It has all the information a cat owner needs:
    ¸ What a healthy cat should look like
    ¸ Flow charts to the 200 most common symptoms
    ¸ Behavioral issues, such as spraying and clawing
    ¸ Emergency first aid, including transporting an injured cat
    ¸ A glossary of veterinary diagnostic tests and medical terms
    With this unique combination of medical information and advice, plus an innovative chart system, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms will ensure that your cat really does have nine lives.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • The experts reveal how to interpret and understand your dog's symptoms
    and what steps to take to ensure its health.
    This comprehensive and practical book is designed to assist dog owners in understanding their pets' bodies and health based on signs and symptoms of disease, and in determining the most common medical problems that might cause particular symptoms.
    Adopting the "decision chart" format from popular symptom guides for human ailments, such as the American Medical Association's Guide to Your Family's Symptoms and Take Care of Yourself, five leading veterinarians have designed a user-friendly chart system that will guide a pet owner from noting the symptom and observing the dog's behavior to understanding the associated signs of an illness, the possible conditions, and the best steps to take. Filled with more than two hundred charts in an easy-to-follow two-color format and medical drawings, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms is the indispensable reference for dog owners. It not only considers the problems of sick and injured pets, but also addresses the needs of healthy animals. It has all the information a dog owner needs:
    ¸ What a healthy dog should look like
    ¸ Flow charts to the 150 most common symptoms
    ¸ Training and behavior issues, such as housebreaking and aggression
    ¸ Emergency first aid, including how to apply bandages and create
    a makeshift muzzle
    ¸ A glossary of veterinary diagnostic tests and medical terms
    With this unique combination of medical information and advice, plus an innovative chart system, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms will enable pet owners to help their dogs live long, healthy, and happy lives.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • From the college admissions experts--where to go, how to get in, and how to pay for it Zinch.com is the largest online social network connecting students with colleges and scholarship opportunities. With 2.5 million student profiles and more than 800 universities--from Yale to Stanford, and American University to community colleges--Zinch offers students an efficient, relevant, and effective way to find the "right- fit" school, how to get in, and how to pay for it. Getting In: The Zinch Guide to College Admissions & Financial Aid in the Digital Age is your college admissions how-to guide, written by experts with insider guidance to the entire college admission process. Leveraging the power of Zinch.com, it covers every aspect of the college application process, from choosing the right (vs.best) schools, visiting campuses, improving your odds with a dynamic application strategy, meeting with a college advisor, working with athletic recruiting, applying for financial aid, knowing what to do if you are on a wait list, and much more. Incredibly well-connected authors Leverages the power of Zinch.com, the largest online social network of its kind Application do's and don'tsIf you are one of the 2.2 million high school seniors ready to embark on the next step in your education, Getting In: The Zinch Guide to College Admissions & Financial Aid in the Digital Age is your go-to guide for getting into the college of your dreams--without ever breaking a sweat.

  • This classic collection of jokes, puns, and riddles features the outrageous and the inane, the silly and the side-splitting, and will have you, your family, and friends laughing, moaning, guffawing, and rolling in uncontrollable bursts of laughter. It?s for everyone who, from time to time, needs a little laughter in their lives. And who doesn?t?
    Between these covers are a staggering 3650 entries?at a joke a day that?s 10 full years of comedy! With chapters on everything from Modern Romance, the Working World and Aging to Pop Culture, Money, and much more, 3650 Jokes, Puns and Riddles contains the most ridiculous quip for every conceivable occasion. There are gibes, barbs, and insults, knock-knock jokes, and one-liners, doctor jokes and lawyer jokes, animal jokes and family jokes, and throughout a seemingly endless supply of bad puns.
    3650 Jokes, Puns and Riddles will have you chuckling, chortling, giggling, grinning, and groaning in spite of yourself.

  • "This book focuses on how to write a psychological report that is first and foremost helpful to consumers, while also being technically and legally defensible. Like the reports the authors describe, the book is carefully organized, beautifully written, and accessible to practitioners as well as graduate students. It is a brilliant accomplishment that should be required reading for every school psychologist." -Brent Duncan, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Humboldt State University, Arcata CA PRACTICAL GUIDANCE ON WRITING USEFUL, ACCESSIBLE, AND LEGALLY DEFENSIBLE PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL REPORTS From clearly identifying reasons for referral to making recommendations based on assessment results, Writing Useful, Accessible, and Legally Defensible Psychoeducational Reports offers practical guidance for creating reports that enhance the understanding of children and their strengths and challenges in order to better meet their educational and functional needs. The authors offer step-by-step guidelines for developing an assessment plan in a collaborative process with parents, teachers, and other professionals, choosing appropriate assessment and data collection tools, gathering relevant information, and providing clear and feasible individualized recommendations that directly respond to referral concerns in a format easily understood by parents and teachers. Ideal for graduate students in school psychology, school psychologists, and other professionals in related fields who work with children in a school setting, Writing Useful, Accessible, and Legally Defensible Psychoeducational Reports: Provides specific suggestions for increasing the usefulness and accessibility of reports including readability, positive phrasing, and vocabulary Illustrates how to develop well-formed questions and how to choose assessment tools to answer referral questions Reviews the legal mandates of report writing and discusses what must be included Demonstrates how to accurately document and integrate data from record review, interviews, observations, and tests Discusses how the use of the referral-based consultative assessment and report writing model can promote more active involvement in collaboration, prevention, and intervention Features numerous real-world cases, helpful checklists, examples of question-driven referral reports, and a model interview protocol

  • Educators in the professions have always had unique demands placed upon them. These include the need to keep pace with rapidly evolving knowledge bases, developing skills and attitudes appropriate to practice, learning in the workplace and fostering public confidence.  For twenty years, these new demands have created additional educational imperatives. Public accountability has become more intensive and extensive. Practitioners practice in climates more subject to scrutiny and less forgiving of error. The contexts in which professionals practice and learn have changed and these changes involve global issues and problems. Often, professionals are the first responders who are required to take an active stance in defining and solving problems. This book explores the pedagogic implications of these challenges internationally for a wide range of professions which include: accountants, military company commanders, surgeons, nurse practitioners, academic, managers, community physicians and dentists. The established view of professional development is about what the professional knows and can do. The authors broaden this view to include the systemic and contextual factors that affect learning, and the conditions necessary for effective practice and identity development across the professional lifespan.   Authors examine the unique particularities and requirements of diverse professional groups. The editors emphasize new ideas and learning that emerges across the professions. As readers use this book as a pathway to their own innovations in scholarship and pedagogic research, they join their colleagues in supportingnew directions in learning, teaching and assessment across professions.
    This book was awarded the `Outstanding Research Publication award' for 2012 by the American Educational Research Association's Division I: `Education in the Professions'.     
     

  • Representing a state-of-the-art appraisal of this viral infection and its complications, this book comprises contributions from international authorities in infectious diseases, varicella-voster virus infections, and neuropathic pain. Important new information is presented on the role of the virus in terms of vascular risk, notably in heart attack, stroke and granulomatous angiitis (temporal arteritis). Similarly, new information on gastrointestinal involvement, often in the absence of rash and as seen with vasculopathies, is covered. The reader will benefit from new research into the pathology, pathophysiology and treatment of postherpetic neuralgia and its complications, and special attention is paid to prevention through zoster vaccination using the current zoster vaccine, and a novel, broader option that can be used in immunocompromised patients.This book follows the two editions of the book, Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia, and is divided into sections for the convenience of the reader.  A section on herpes zoster includes epidemiology and natural history of the varicella zoster virus, herpes zoster ophthalmicus, neurological complications, the role of varicella zoster virus  in giant cell arteritis, concern about increased vascular risk of heart attack and stroke, antiviral therapy, and treatment of skin manifestations.  A section on postherpetic neuralgia includes important information on the effect of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia on quality of life, the neuropathology and pathophysiological mechanisms in postherpetic neuralgia, and the new concept of persistent ganglionitis as the cause of postherpetic neuralgia.  A comparison is made between facial postherpetic neuralgia and trigeminal neuralgia.  There is an extensive section on treatment, including the role of opioids, the general treatment of postherpetic neuralgia, intervention and neurosurgical approaches, and covering guidelines for clinical trial designs in postherpetic neuralgia.  A final section addresses the questions of whether aggressive treatment of acute herpes zoster can prevent postherpetic neuralgia and includes a critically important chapter on herpes zoster vaccines.

  • Der Weg vom Symptom zur Diagnose ist in der Schmerztherapie eine entscheidende Phase in der Behandlung des Patienten. Alle Ärzte und andere Therapeuten in der Schmerzmedizin, die Patienten mit chronischen Schmerzen behandeln, finden in der 4. Auflage des Buches klare Empfehlungen zu deren Versorgung:Verständlich und nachvollziehbar beschrieben: Entstehung der Chronifizierung, psychologische Grundlagen und Konzepte der Schmerztherapie 
    Systematisch und nach klinischen Kriterien vorgestellt: Symptomerkennung und Diagnostik
    Zum Abwägen ausführlich dargestellt: Medikamentöse und nichtmedikamentöse Verfahren in der Schmerztherapie 
    Beschreibung der häufigsten Schmerzsyndrome
    Plus: Therapie besonderer Patienten, z.B. Schwangere, alte Menschen, Abhängige; Begutachtung von Schmerzpatienten; Palliativmedizin, Versorgungskonzepte und CodierungDie 4. Auflage wurde komplett überarbeitet und aktualisiert, u.a. Kapitel zusammengefasst und um neue Themen ergänzt wie CRPS, interkulturelle Aspekte und Akutschmerztherapie bei Patienten mit chronischen Schmerzen.Ein Nachschlagewerk für schmerztherapeutisch tätige Ärzte in allen Fachgebieten wie Allgemeinmedizin, Anästhesie, Orthopädie, Neurologie, Innere Medizin, für Psychotherapeuten und Psychologen und ebenso geeignet als Lehrbuch in der Weiterbildung zum Schmerztherapeuten bestens geeignet.

  • Commissioned by the Intergovernmental Meeting (IGM) of the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), this book offers a detailed survey of the current status of climate change and climate variability in the Asia-Pacific region, a thorough and thoughtful assessment of climate and security and clear recommendations on the best paths of climate research in the future.

  • Recent immigrants and refugees - both children and their families - often struggle to adapt to Canadian education systems. For their part, educators also face challenges when developing effective strategies to help these students make smooth transitions to their new country.
    Immigrant and Refugee Students in Canada, researchers join educators and social workers to provide a thorough and wide-ranging analysis of the issues at the preschool, elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels. By understanding these issues within the unique Canadian context, educators can work more effectively with newcomers trying to find their way.
    This book pursues three lines of inquiry:

    What are the main challenges that immigrant and refugee children and families face in the Canadian education system?
    What are the common aspects of successful intervention?
    What can we learn from the narratives of researchers, educators, social workers, and other frontline workers who work with immigrant and refugee families?

  • Die Interviewstudie fokussiert die zielgruppenspezifische Akzeptanz von Marketing- und Kommunikationstrends. Im Zentrum stehen u.a. Ansätze technischer Art (z.B. Virtual Reality) sowie inhaltliche Optionen (z.B. Purpose Driven Marketing). Vor dem Hintergrund der demographischen Entwicklung bzgl. des Verhältnisses von Digital Immigrants zu Digital Natives wird untersucht, in welchen Kommunikationsoptionen Chancen liegen. Die qualitative Studie basiert auf leitfadengestützten Interviews mit Vertreter*innen der Zielgruppen sowie mit Kommunikationsexpert*innen.

  • Au Japon, la Seconde Guerre mondiale et l'occupation américaine ont gardé aujourd'hui encore une forme d'actualité. Entre conviction profonde et instrumentalisation de la mémoire, la lecture de l'histoire des années 1940 détermine toujours de nombreuses positions sur la scène politique et culturelle de l'Archipel, qu'il s'agisse de la réforme de la Constitution, des relations avec la Chine et les États-Unis ou de la commémoration des héros de la nation. En ce sens, et peut-être plus qu'ailleurs, l'après-guerre y est une réalité du présent. Ce livre examine de façon précise et ordonnée les différentes modalités du rapport à la guerre. Pour mettre en relief l'ampleur et la complexité du thème, de nombreux domaines sont ici explorés, comme la politique, l'éducation, l'environnement, mais aussi les arts et la littérature. Les contributions réunies au sein de cet ouvrage ont été rédigées par certains des meilleurs spécialistes du Japon moderne et contemporain. En annexe, sont présentés et traduits plusieurs textes historiques de première importance, comme la déclaration impériale du 15 août 1945 ou le principal rapport américain sur les bombardements stratégiques.

  • This book is geared to every student in biology, pharmacy and medicine who needs to become familiar with receptor mediated signaling. The text starts with explaining some basics in membrane biochemistry, hormone biology and the concept of receptor based signaling as the main form of communication between cells and of cells with the environment. It goes on covering each receptor superfamily in detail including their structure and evolutionary context. The last part focusses exclusively on examples where thorough knowledge of receptors is critical: pharmaceutical research, developmental biology, neurobiology and evolutionary biology. Richly illustrated, the book is perfectly suited for all courses covering receptor based signaling, regardless whether they are part of the biology, medicine or pharmacology program.

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