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La Réunion
Author: Catherine Lavaux
Publisher: Cormorans
ISBN: 2904043063
Pages: 455
Year: 1998
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" La Réunion, du battant des lames au sommet des montagnes ", c'est le titre choisi en 1973 par Catherine Lavaux pour la première édition de son livre : image évocatrice de l'île vertigineuse, pleine de charme et de mystère, battue et caressée par l'Océan Indien. L'auteur fait découvrir l'histoire, les croyances, les peines et les joies de sa population, sa diversité ethnique unique au monde, enrichie pendant trois siècles par ses différences. Ce livre-guide révèle les contrastes et les accords de l'île, de ses paysages et de ses communautés ainsi que l'art de vivre des créoles. Son témoignage est accompagné de lithographies rares, de cartes postales anciennes et de dessins. Dans cette quatrième édition, Catherine Lavaux présente un texte et des illustrations renouvelés. Elle complète, précise et actualise son étude, à l'intention, notamment, des gens épris de découvertes : cheminements à travers les villes et les îlets ; itinéraires le long des côtes, à travers les forêts et les Plaines ; marches aux flancs du volcan, autour et au cœur des Cirques. Superbe cadeau surgi des entrailles de la terre, mosaïque humaine, la Réunion cherche son équilibre et son avenir entre tradition et modernité, souvenir et imagination. C'est un précieux morceau de la France. Le livre de Catherine Lavaux, pour qui s'intéresse à cette terre et à ceux qui y vivent, est un ouvrage de référence.
Madagascar today
Author: Sennen Andriamirado
Pages: 237
Year: 1978
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This Perfect Day: A Novel
Author: Ira Levin
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1605989363
Pages: 320
Year: 2010-11-15
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By the author of Rosemary‘s Baby, a horrifying journey into a future only Ira Levin could imagine. Considered one of the great dystopian novels—alongside Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World—Ira Levin's frightening glimpse into the future continues to fascinate readers even forty years after publication. The story is set in a seemingly perfect global society. Uniformity is the defining feature; there is only one language and all ethnic groups have been eugenically merged into one race called “The Family.“ The world is ruled by a central computer called UniComp that has been programmed to keep every single human on the surface of the earth in check. People are continually drugged by means of regular injections so that they can never realize their potential as human beings, but will remain satisfied and cooperative. They are told where to live, when to eat, whom to marry, when to reproduce. even the basic facts of nature are subject to the UniComp's will—men do not grow facial hair, women do not develop breasts, and it only rains at night. With a vision as frightening as any in the history of the science fiction genre, This Perfect Day is one of Ira Levin`s most haunting novels.
La francophonie ou l’éloge de la diversité
Author: Michaël Abecassis, Gudrun Ledegen, Karen Zouaoui
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443830437
Pages: 205
Year: 2011-05-25
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The first part of this volume, La Francophonie ou l'éloge de la diversité, is devoted to “Francophone cinema, between Bollywood and Hollywood.” What in particular does Francophone cinema have to offer compared with American or Indian cinema? What more does Francophone cinema have to offer? What genres does it prefer? For what audience? The second part deals with the promotion of diversity in Francophone countries, taking into consideration the cultural aspects of Francophonie in the 21st century, the linguistic description of systems in contact, tracing the historical stages which have led to the creation of this locus of cultural diversity, and focusing finally on university cooperation and Franco-British scientific research. This book brings together contributions by outstanding authors who gathered in Oxford in October 2010 at the Maison française, including: Louis-Jean Calvet: Professor at the University of Provence. In collaboration with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, he works on language policy, particularly the struggle to maintain linguistic diversity. Bernard Cerquiglini: Rector of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie. An eminent linguist and specialist on the French language, Bernard Cerquiglini is known as the “Professor” from TV5 Monde’s Merci Professeur! Philippe Lane is the Cultural Attaché at the French Embassy in London. Gudrun Ledegen: Sociolinguist, Lecturer in Linguistics at the Université de la Réunion. She specialises in contact between French and Creole in La Réunion. The discussion is complemented by contributions by Maryse Bray, Karine Chevalier, Anne-Caroline Fiévet, Hélène Gill, Amélie Hien, Gaëlle Planchenault and Alena Podhorná-Polická.
Lost Land of the Dodo
Author: Anthony Cheke, Julian P. Hume
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408108828
Pages: 480
Year: 2009-01-01
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The Mascarene islands in the southern Indian Ocean - Mauritius, Réunion and Rodrigues - were once home to an extraordinary range of birds and reptiles. Evolving on these isolated volcanic islands in the absence of mammalian predators or competitors, the land was dominated by giant tortoises, parrots, skinks and geckos, burrowing boas, flightless rails & herons, and of course (in Mauritius) the Dodo. Uninhabited and only discovered in the 1500s, colonisation by European settlers in the 1600s led to dramatic changes in the ecology of the islands; the birds and tortoises were slaughtered indiscriminately while introduced rats, cats, pigs and monkeys destroyed their eggs, the once-extensive forests logged, and invasive introduced plants from all over the tropics devastated the ecosystem. The now-familiar icon of extinction, the Dodo, was gone from Mauritius within 50 years of human settlement, and over the next 150 years many of the Mascarenes' other native vertebrates followed suit. The product of over 30 years research by Anthony Cheke, Lost Land of the Dodo provides a comprehensive yet hugely enjoyable account of the story of the islands' changing ecology, interspersed with human stories, the islands' biogeographical anomalies, and much else. Many French publications, old and new, especially for Réunion, are discussed and referenced in English for the first time. The book is richly illustrated with maps and contemporary illustrations of the animals and their environment, many of which have rarely been reprinted before. Illustrated box texts look in detail at each extinct vertebrate species, while Julian Hume's superb colour plates bring many of the extinct birds to life. Lost Land of the Dodo provides the definitive account of this tragic yet remarkable fauna, and is a must-read for anyone interested in islands, their ecology and the history of our relationship with the world around us.
À Travers L'hémisphère Sud, Ou Mon Second Voyage
Author: Ernest Michel
ISBN: 1979404933
Pages: 194
Year: 2017-11-03
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[Vol. I]= Portugal, Senegal, Br�sil, Uruguay, R�publique Argentine, Chili, Perou [Vol. II]= Equateur, Panam�, Antilles, Mexique Iles Sandwich, Nouvelle-Zelande, Tasmanie, Australie [Vol. III]= Nouvelle Galles du Sud, Queenslad, Nouvelle-Caledonie, Australie du Sud, Ile Maurice, Ile de la Reunion, Les Seychelles, Aden, Palestine, EgypteV. 3: 1. Mundo. Viajes. 1890.
Ile de la Réunion
Author: Jean-Pierre Reymond
Publisher: Editions Marcus
ISBN: 2713101034
Pages: 64
Year: 1997-10-22
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The Children of Alsace (Les Oberlés)
Author: René Bazin
ISBN: 0649272986
Pages: 274
Year: 2017-08-19
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Marcus Aurelius
Author: Ernest Renan
Pages: 321
Year: 1904
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Captain Fracasse
Author: Théophile Gautier
Pages: 411
Year: 1880
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The Life of Joan of Arc (Complete)
Author: Anatole France
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 146560491X
Year: 2015-10-25
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FROM Neufch‰teau to Vaucouleurs the clear waters of the Meuse flow freely between banks covered with rows of poplar trees and low bushes of alder and willow. Now they wind in sudden bends, now in gradual curves, for ever breaking up into narrow streams, and then the threads of greenish waters gather together again, or here and there are suddenly lost to sight underground. In the summer the river is a lazy stream, barely bending in its course the reeds which grow upon its shallow bed; and from the bank one may watch its lapping waters kept back by clumps of rushes scarcely covering a little sand and moss. But in the season of heavy rains, swollen by sudden torrents, deeper and more rapid, as it rushes along, it leaves behind it on the banks a kind of dew, which rises in pools of clear water on a level with the grass of the valley. This valley, two or three miles broad, stretches unbroken between low hills, softly undulating, crowned with oaks, maples, and birches. Although strewn with wild-flowers in the spring, it looks severe, grave, and sometimes even sad. The green grass imparts to it a monotony like that of stagnant water. Even on fine days one is conscious of a hard, cold climate. The sky seems more genial than the earth. It beams upon it with a tearful smile; it constitutes all the movement, the grace, the exquisite charm of this delicate tranquil landscape. Then when winter comes the sky merges with the earth in a kind of chaos. Fogs come down thick and clinging. The white light mists, which in summer veil the bottom of the valley, give place to thick clouds and dark moving mountains, but slowly scattered by a red, cold sun. Wanderers ranging the uplands in the early morning might dream with the mystics in their ecstasy that they are walking on clouds. Thus, after having passed on the left the wooded plateau, from the height of which the ch‰teau of BourlŽmont dominates the valley of the Saonelle, and on the right Coussey with its old church, the winding river flows between le Bois Chesnu on the west and the hill of Julien on the east. Then on it goes, passing the adjacent villages of Domremy and Greux on the west bank and separating Greux from Maxey-sur-Meuse. Among other hamlets nestling in the hollows of the hills or rising on the high ground, it passes Burey-la-C™te, Maxey-sur-Vaise, and Burey-en-Vaux, and flows on to water the beautiful meadows of Vaucouleurs. In this little village of Domremy, situated at least seven and a half miles further down the river than Neufch‰teau and twelve and a half above Vaucouleurs, there was born, about the year 1410 or 1412, a girl who was destined to live a remarkable life. She was born poor. Her father, Jacques or Jacquot d'Arc, a native of the village of Ceffonds in Champagne, was a small farmer and himself drove his horses at the plough. His neighbours, men and women alike, held him to be a good Christian and an industrious workman. His wife came from Vouthon, a village nearly four miles northwest of Domremy, beyond the woods of Greux. Her name being Isabelle or Zabillet, she received at some time, exactly when is uncertain, the surname of RomŽe. That name was given to those who had been to Rome or on some other important pilgrimage; and it is possible that Isabelle may have acquired her name of RomŽe by assuming the pilgrim's shell and staff. One of her brothers was a parish priest, another a tiler; she had a nephew who was a carpenter. She had already borne her husband three children: Jacques or Jacquemin, Catherine, and Jean.
Les montagnes tropicales
Author: François Bart, Serge Morin, Jean-Nöel Salomon
Publisher: Presses Univ de Bordeaux
ISBN: 2906621307
Pages: 669
Year: 2001
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Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062110497
Pages: 304
Year: 2012-08-21
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Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You is renowned author Joyce Carol Oates's newest novel for teens. Laurie Halse Anderson, bestselling author of Wintergirls and Speak, said that "the painful honesty of this book will crack open your heart." Senior year, their last year together, Merissa and Nadia need their best friend Tink more than they ever did before. They have secrets they can share with no one but her, toxic secrets that threaten to unravel their friendship—and themselves. Tink had a secret, too, a big one, but no one knows what it was. And now she's gone. . . . In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews described Joyce Carol Oates as "a master at portraying the inner lives of teens." In Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You, she's created a powerful portrayal of a friendship strong enough to transcend death.
One Foot in the Grave
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006173649X
Pages: 384
Year: 2009-10-13
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You can run from the grave, but you can't hide . . . Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She's still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind. Being around him awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline kick of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head—wanted: dead or half-alive—means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard she tries to keep things professional between them, she'll find that desire lasts forever . . . and that Bones won't let her get away again.
Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds
Author: R. Sforza, M. C. Bon
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845935071
Pages: 744
Year: 2008
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Covering the research findings in various aspects of weed biocontrol, this volume explores weed biology and ecology and the economic impacts, effectiveness and practical implications of weed management strategies. It is of interest to researchers and students in plant and environmental sciences.

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