By Hugues Le Bret
Présentation de l'éditeur
Un ex-dirigeant de l. a. Société générale, mis de côté par l'establishment bancaire, et un fils d'immigré surdoué de l. a. technologie s'associent pour monter un projet révolutionnaire : NoBank. Leur yet ? Donner à tous l'accès à un compte et à une carte de paiement pour une poignée d'euros. Leurs armes ? Les applied sciences de pointe. Leurs alliés ? Les buralistes. Leurs consumers ? Nous tous.
Biographie de l'auteur
Hugues Le Bret a été directeur de los angeles communique de l. a. Société générale et PDG de Boursorama. Il est l'auteur de l. a. semaine où Jérôme Kerviel a failli faire sauter le système financier mondial, disponible en issues.
By Anthony Cheetham
First released in nice Britain in 1972 by way of George Weidenfeld and Nicolson constrained and booklet Cub Associates
Richard III is likely one of the such a lot mysterious figures in English historical past, and as such is the resource of perennial fascination. relatively little is understood of his adolescence, his visual appeal, his pursuits, for as much as 1483 he performed moment mess around to his extra excellent older brothers, Edward 'this sunlight of York', and the feckless Clarence.
Cheetham cuts during the legend and the propoganda to attempt to retrace the lifetime of Richard, the forgotten years ahead of he assumed the throne, and hence to put in concentration these ultimate worrying years sooner than the final of the Plantagenets died on Bosworth box. Did he rather think his brother and nephews have been illegitimate? Why did he grab the throne? What occurred to the princes within the tower?
First released in 1992, and said because the suggestion in the back of Philippa Gregory's portrayal of Richard in her bestselling The White Queen, this new version brings the tale of England's so much notorious monarch totally modern.
By Nigel Tranter
Scotland's tale can't be advised simply by way of documentary facts, for this could be to forget an essential component of the nation's history. The legends, myths, tales and stories passed down from new release to new release needs to be further to the naked bones of genuine list if the nature of the rustic is to be actually published. Nigel Tranter was once in a position to mix the 2 with a masterly hand, expertly weaving the vibrant threads of folklore into the material of historic truth. Tranter was once impeccably certified to inform the tale of Scotland, having written many books detailing the nation's wealthy prior and he possessed an outstanding present for storytelling. His account starts within the years earlier than files made conventional heritage attainable and ends with the transformation of Scotland throughout the nineteenth century right into a workshop of the realm and a resource of pioneers for Britain's empire. during this perennial bestseller, Niigel Tranter's incomparable story of a nation's captivating background is the main understandable primer at the topic but released. prior to he passed on to the great beyond in January 2000, Tranter had written over 70 novels and a number of other works of non-fiction, just about all of them old works set in Scotland.
By Denis Meikle
No corporation within the background of cinema did extra to legitimize the horror movie than Hammer Films_the small British self sustaining, which operated out of its tiny Bray Studios at the banks of the River Thames. From the Gothic attractiveness of The Curse of Frankenstein and Dracula to the violent sexploitation of The Vampire fanatics and Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, the Hammer identify stood for something to a iteration of flicks enthusiasts because the time period 'Hammer Horror' grew to become part of the language. This revised and up-to-date version of A heritage of Horrors lines the lifestyles and 'spirit' of Hammer, from its fledgling days within the past due Nineteen Forties via its successes of the Nineteen Fifties and '60s to its decline and eventual liquidation within the past due Seventies. With the particular participation of all the body of workers who have been key to Hammer's luck, Denis Meikle paints a brilliant and interesting photo of the increase and fall of a movie empire, supplying new and revealing insights into 'the fact in the back of the legend.' a lot has been written approximately Hammer's movies, yet this can be the single booklet to inform the tale of the corporate itself from the viewpoint of these who ran it in its heyday and who helped to show it right into a common byword for terror at the display. This definitive heritage additionally contains forged and credit listings for the 'Hammer Horrors' and an entire filmography of all of Hammer's function productions.
By University of Washington J. Mattingly, U.S. Air Force Academy W. Heiser, University of Washington and D. Pratt
The textual content provides a whole and reasonable airplane engine layout event. From the request for suggestion for a brand new plane to the ultimate engine format, the ebook offers the thoughts and strategies required for the whole technique. it's a considerably multiplied and modernized model of the best-selling first variation that emphasizes contemporary advancements impacting engine layout akin to theta break/throttle ratio, lifestyles administration, controls, and stealth. the most important steps of the method are targeted in 10 chapters that surround plane constraint research, airplane undertaking research, engine parametric (design aspect) research, engine functionality (off-design) research, engine set up drag and sizing, and the layout of inlets, enthusiasts, compressors, major combustors, generators, afterburners, and exhaust nozzles.
The AEDsys software program that accompanies the textual content offers accomplished computational aid for each layout step. The software program has been conscientiously built-in with the textual content to reinforce either the educational approach and productiveness, and permits easy move among British engineering and SI devices. The AEDsys software program is supplied on CD-ROM and runs within the home windows working method on PC-compatible platforms. A user?s handbook is supplied with the software program, besides the whole facts documents used for the Air-to-Air Fighter and international diversity Airlifter layout examples of the e-book.
It is a pre-1923 ancient copy that used to be curated for caliber. caliber coverage was once performed on every one of those books in an try and eliminate books with imperfections brought by means of the digitization procedure. although we have now made most sensible efforts - the books can have occasional blunders that don't abate the analyzing event. We think this paintings is culturally vital and feature elected to convey the e-book again into print as a part of our carrying on with dedication to the maintenance of revealed works around the world. this article refers back to the Bibliobazaar version.
By James Salzman
Once we activate the faucet or twist open a tall, chilly plastic bottle, we would now not supply a moment idea to the place our ingesting water comes from. yet the way it will get from the floor to the glass is way extra advanced than we'd imagine. With issues over toxins and new applied sciences like fracking, is it secure to drink faucet water? may still we think to blame paying for bottled water? Is the water we drink at risk of terrorist assaults? With springs working dry and reservoirs emptying, the place is our water going to come back from within the future?In Drinking Water, Duke collage professor and environmental coverage professional James Salzman indicates how consuming water highlights the main urgent problems with our time--from globalization and social justice to terrorism and weather change--and how people were wrestling with those difficulties for hundreds of years. From the aqueducts of Rome to the progressive sewer process in nineteenth-century London to today's state of the art desalination vegetation, defense and shortage of water have constantly been certainly one of society's most crucial capabilities.
By Ron Jacobs
The Sixties remade Western tradition. The Beats, rock and roll, and the bepop subcultures of the Fifties exploded into the psychedelic mishmash of politics, adolescence, sound, artwork, and circulation that grew to become often called the counterculture. The counterculture existed largely as a result of a hearty dose of LSD and marijuana. essentially a white younger phenomenon, it replaced the cultural panorama within the West ceaselessly. mixed with the preferred political events of the day—many of which thought of the counterculture theirs, too—it used to be attainable in early 1969 to think that “the” Revolution was once simply round the corner.
Then issues fell aside. Nixon. Cambodia, Kent nation and Jackson nation. among the activities of the govt and the cooptation of the tradition via gigantic time capitalism, the counterculture stumbled, then fell. the last decade of the Nineteen Seventies was once a time of retreat by way of the forces represented by means of the counterculture and new left. It was once additionally a time whilst the forces of the previous regained political and cultural turf. even if, regardless of the latter’ s most sensible efforts, a few issues may by no means go back to the way it was once sooner than the cultural shifts of the Nineteen Sixties. In Daydream Sunset, writer Ron Jacobs takes a glance at that decade of aftermath and discusses what occurred within the years instantly after the counterculture’ s crest.
“The ‘Sixties’ is usually fable and image now, a commodity offered available on the market as either cautionary story and inconceivable romance, yet Ron Jacobs isn’t procuring it. In Daydream Sunset, half memoir, half lament, half impressionistic social heritage, he dives headfirst into the wreckage with a purpose to paint an intimate portrait of a revolution that just about was—the frequent feel of probability, the accelerating force and effort, the understanding that every thing previous needs to be wear trial and something new was once worthy a test, and the intoxicating soundtrack beating out the contradictory rhythms of individualism and collectivity, narcissism and social purpose.” —Bill Ayers, writer of Fugitive Days and Public Enemy
“This is a freak’s heritage of the Nineteen Sixties and 70s informed through a road lively, cannabinoided player who leaves no flip unstoned and no reactionary unscathed. Jacobs captures the period whilst either person mind's eye and communal cooperation flourished. It’s not just a glimpse into the previous, yet a third-dimensional map of destiny possibilities.” —Michael Simmons, High Times and Mojo
“For those that lived this existence, the publication can be an eye fixed opener. We have been in outstanding instances nonetheless, a cresting of the wave that modified our lives. And we rode the wave down. For the younger radical, or betrayed Obama canvasser or Occupy soldier, this can be an important interpreting. each web page provides details for today’s hobbies, and incredible stories of artistic dissent.” —Paul Lacques, I See Hawks in L.A.
“Ron Jacobs is a grasp storyteller within the culture of Don DeLillo, unafraid to create daring and radical characters.” —Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, writer of An Indigenous People’s background of the United States
“Ron Jacobs is a grasp who’s been there, performed that, and lived to inform a story or two.” —Ramsey Kanaan, writer, PM Press
By Hans-Hermann Hoppe
A quick background of guy: development and Decline represents not anything under a sweeping revisionist background of mankind, in a concise and readable quantity. Dr. Hans=Hermann Hoppe skillfully weaves heritage, sociology, ethics, and Misesian praxeology to provide another — and hugely not easy — view of human monetary improvement over the a while.
As regularly, Dr. Hoppe addresses the basic questions as in simple terms he can. How do family members and social bonds boost? Why is the idea that of personal estate so extremely important to human flourishing? What made the bounce from a Malthusian subsistence society to an commercial society attainable? How did we devolve from aristocracy to monarchy to social democratic welfare states? and the way did sleek critical governments turn into the omnipotent rulers over approximately each point of our lives?
Dr. Hoppe examines and solutions all of those usually thorny questions with no resorting to platitudes or bowdlerized heritage. this can be Hoppe at his top: evenly and methodically skewering sacred cows.
By Andrew Pettegree
Lengthy earlier than the discovery of printing, not to mention the provision of a regular newspaper, humans wanted to learn. within the pre-industrial period information used to be accumulated and shared via dialog and gossip, civic rite, occasion, sermons, and proclamations. The age of print introduced pamphlets, edicts, ballads, journals, and the 1st news-sheets, increasing the inside track neighborhood from neighborhood to world wide. This groundbreaking e-book tracks the heritage of stories in ten international locations over the process 4 centuries. It evaluates the unforeseen number of ways that details used to be transmitted within the premodern global in addition to the influence of increasing information media on modern occasions and the lives of an ever-more-informed public.
Andrew Pettegree investigates who managed the scoop and who pronounced it; using information as a device of political protest and spiritual reform; problems with privateness and titillation; the chronic desire for information to be present and newshounds reliable; and people’s replaced experience of themselves as they skilled newly opened home windows at the global. by means of the shut of the eighteenth century, Pettegree concludes, transmission of stories had develop into so effective and frequent that eu citizens—now conscious of wars, revolutions, crime, mess ups, scandals, and different events—were poised to turn out to be actors within the nice occasions unfolding round them.