Kate Brown

  • Tchernobyl par la preuve ; vivre avec le désastre et après Nouv.

    Après dix ans de fouilles intenses dans les archives - en ex-URSS, en Europe et aux Etats-Unis -, d'entretiens et d'enquêtes de terrain - en Russie, en Ukraine et en Biélorussie, et ce jusque dans la Zone d'exclusion -, l'historienne américaine Kate Brown nous révèle l'ampleur non seulement de la catastrophe, mais aussi des actions entreprises pour dissimuler la vérité et convaincre la communauté internationale et l'opinion publique de l'innocuité des retombées radioactives. Ses découvertes mettent en lumière les conséquences irréversibles de la radioactivité anthropique sur le vivant, et nous confrontent, jusqu'à la sidération, à ce que nous ont légué des décennies d'accidents et d'essais nucléaires en tout genre. Premier grand travail scientifique sur Tchernobyl. Un ouvrage sans équivalent.

  • On dit que les premiers mois après l'accouchement sont difficiles...
    Pour Sadie Ritter, on dirait que ça va durer un peu plus...

    Des sorciers fous, des cabales super secrètes, des portails inter-dimensionnels, de nouveaux assassins, et les horreurs du voyage en avion avec un bébé (démoniaque envoyé pour détruire l'univers) ! Et puis Marty, ton nouvel ami démon raton laveur truc préféré ! Le premier volume n'était qu'une mise en place et il est temps de passer aux choses sérieuses et aux révélations en tout genre : sur la famille, sur les cultes et les assassins, sur les monstres raton-laveurs et sur l'AUTRE maman... Vous verrez !

    Ce deuxième volume vient questionner le rapport à la voix et à l'oppression de ceux qui n'arrivent pas à se faire entendre tandis que Jesse va apprendre à ses dépends qu'être une femme peut faire de vous une cible de choix...

    L'histoire est signée par la nouvelle star des comics Donny Cates, auteur de Thanos, Dr. Strange, Marvel Knights, Buzzkill, Paybacks, Rednecks ainsi que God Country et illustré par Garry Brown à qui l'on doit Daredevil, Catwoman ou encore Black Road. Une narration parfaitement rythmée, des personnages ultra crédibles et des dessins électriques !

  • C'est dans la ville d'hamelin que les rats se sont installés et rongent tout sur leur chemin.
    Qui peut les faire détaler ? -moi, dit soudain un inconnu, - grâce à ma flûte, c'est certain, - j'éloigne les rats de vos rues. -d'accord ! promirent les élus. mais devinez ce qu'il advînt... un livre pour les enfants qui aiment déjà lire tout seuls.

  • Pars à l'aventure autour du monde !
    - Découvre comment les enfants chinois mangent leurs nouilles sans couteau ni fourchette !
    - Prépare un tajine marocain dans un plat en forme de chapeau de sorcière !
    - Goûte à la vraie salsa mexicaine... Attention, ça pique !
    - Rejoins les îles du Pacifique pour faire une tarte aux patates douces qui ressemble à un volcan en éruption !
    Petits-déjeuners, repas express et boîtes à lunch, goûters santé, desserts et gourmandises !

    Rien n'est plus efficace que d'inciter les jeunes à cuisiner pour leur faire essayer de nouveaux aliments. Ces recettes simples et délicieuses éveilleront leur curiosité et leur donneront envie d'explorer différentes saveurs du monde entier.

    Chaque destination est mise en valeur par de belles illustrations, des anecdotes palpitantes et des photos qui mettent l'eau à la bouche. Les jeunes cuistots concocteront entre autres un tajine de poulet du Maroc légèrement épicé, une salade de mangues de la Thaïlande et de succulents gâteaux au chocolat du Pérou. Toutes les recettes ont été adaptées pour leur faciliter la tâche et leur permettre d'avoir une autonomie presque complète en cuisine. Ils s'amuseront à apprêter des aliments frais et nutritifs qui sont bons à la fois pour leur santé et pour leur créativité!

    Accompagnez votre enfant dans ce voyage gourmand où les saveurs, les traditions et la joie de cuisiner sont à l'honneur. Tout cela sans quitter le confort de votre maison!

  • What went wrong with WCW?

    In 1997, World Championship Wrestling was on top. It was the number-one pro wrestling company in the world, and the highest-rated show on cable television. Each week, fans tuned in to Monday Nitro, flocked to sold-out arenas, and carried home truckloads of WCW merchandise. Sting, Bill Goldberg, and the New World Order were household names. Superstars like Dennis Rodman and KISS jumped on the WCW bandwagon. It seemed the company could do no wrong.

    But by 2001, however, everything had bottomed out. The company - having lost a whopping 95% of its audience - was sold for next to nothing to Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment. WCW was laid to rest.

    /> How could the company lose its audience so quickly? Who was responsible for shows so horrible that fans fled in horror? What the hell happened to cause the death of one of the largest wrestling companies in the world? The Death of World Championship Wrestling is the first book to take readers through a detailed dissection of WCW's downfall.

  • Critical Care Nursing: Learning from Practice takes a unique approach to critical care. Based around case scenarios that have the patient as the central focus, each chapter is constructed around an example of a critically ill patient with specific care needs. The chapters then go on to critically explore the knowledge and skills required to deliver expert care. This book looks at a range of critical care scenarios, including:The patient with acute lung injuryThe patient with feverThe patient with an acute kidney injuryThe patient with long term needsThe patient with increased intra-abdominal pressureThe Patient following cardiac surgeryEach chapter develops knowledge of the related physiology/pathophysiology, appropriate nursing interventions that are research/evidence based, technical skills, data interpretation and critical appraisal skills, enabling the reader to apply fundamental knowledge to more complex patient problems. Critical Care Nursing: Learning from Practice is an essential resource for practitioners faced with complex and challenging patient cases.

  • The power of gender difference, not gender equality, is a secret source for success. Some smart businesses are starting to wake up to this fact. This book explores why and how.

    Properly valuing brain gender diversity in the workplace is one of the biggest and largely untapped sources of competitive advantage for modern businesses. Recent advances in neuroscience provide the key to unlocking it. 

    Modern research shows that there are gender-based differences in the brain - it's just not as simple as a binary between a `male brain' and `female brain'. In fact, our brains are like a mosaic where many of the tiles are available in thousands of shades on a spectrum between pink and blue. The problem is that our workplaces tend to be governed by structures, processes and cultures that are practically pure blue. All the brains in the business that are elsewhere on the spectrum cannot thrive as they might, so sources of productivity, creativity and agility go untapped. 

    Anyone who manages people needs to understand how the brain works and the impact it has on how people work together as teams. Anyone who wants to unlock the talent and productivity of all of their people needs to understand how recent findings around male- and female-type brains should shape the way they manage. 

    Leading applied neuroscientists and international corporate coaches Kate Lanz and Paul Brown show you why and how to access all the brains in your business.

  • This stimulating volume examines the many faces of Australia's ageing population, the social and health issues they contend with, and the steps being taken-and many that should be taken-to help ensure a more positive and productive later life. Individual and societal ageing are conceptualized as developmental in nature, socially diverse, and marked by daily life challenges stemming from the country's economic structures, attitudes, geography, political landscape, and infrastructure. Wide-ranging coverage (e.g., health, inequalities, employment, transportation) assesses options available to older people, and the role of families, employers, service providers, government agencies, and others in promoting or expanding those choices. The book's double emphasis on challenges in older people's lives and opportunities for enhancing their quality of life is on clear display as case studies examine policy issues-and propose solutions-in a societal and individual context.Included in the coverage:· Australian developments in ageing: issues and history.· Cultural diversity, health, and ageing.· Indigenous Australians and ageing: responding to diversity in policy and practice.· Enhancing the health and employment participation of older workers.· Housing and the environments of ageing.· Health services and care for older people.The rich examples in Ageing in Australia contain a depth of understanding and evidence for sociologists, gerontologists and psychologists studying ageing, health care professionals providing care to older people, and policy analysts assessing areas for improvement.

  • High in the hills of Valencia, a forgotten house guards its secrets. Untouched since Franco's forces tore through Spain in 1936, the whitewashed walls have crumbled; the garden, laden with orange blossom, grown wild. Emma Temple is the first to unlock its doors in seventy years. Guided by a series of letters and a key bequeathed in her mother's will, she has left her job as London's leading perfumier to restore this dilapidated villa to its former glory. It is the perfect retreat: a wilderness redolent with strange and exotic scents, heavy with the colours and sounds of a foreign time. But for her grandmother, Freya, a British nurse who stayed here during Spain's devastating civil war, Emma's new home evokes terrible memories. As the house begins to give up its secrets, Emma is drawn deeper into Freya's story: of crushed idealism, of lost love, and of families ripped apart by war. She soon realises it is one thing to let go of the past, but another when it won't let go of you.

  • An enthralling debut novel of romance, wartime glamour and adventure in the skies, inspired by the brave young women who flew fighter planes across Britain in World War Two New Year's Eve, 1940: Evie Chase, the beautiful debutante daughter of an adoring RAF commander, gazes out at the sky as swing music drifts from the ballroom. With bombs falling nightly in London, she resolves that the coming year will bring more than just dances and tennis matches. She is determined to do her bit for the war effort.

    2nd January, 1941: Evie curses her fashionable heels as they skid on the frozen ground of her local airfield. She is here to volunteer for 'The Beauty Chorus', the female pilots who fly much-needed planes to bases across the country. Soon, she is billeted in a tiny country cottage, sharing with an anxious young mother and a naive teenager.

    Thrown together by war, these three very different women soon become friends, confidantes and fellow adventuresses. But as they take to the skies, they will also face hardship, prejudice and tragedy. Can their new-found bond survive their darkest hours?

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