Category: Biography

Serge Gainsbourg en dix leçons by Bertrand Dicale

By Bertrand Dicale

Génie ? Caméléon ? Opportuniste ? Dandy ? Précurseur ? Touche-à-tout ? Imposteur ? Révolutionnaire ? On n’a pas fini de s’interroger sur Serge Gainsbourg, sur son extraordinaire trajectoire d’artiste et sur los angeles position singulière qu’il occupe dans l’histoire de los angeles chanson française – l’auteur-compositeur nourri de musique classique qui écrit los angeles Javanaise est aussi le provocateur mal rasé qui aligne des tubes funk salaces…

A l’occasion d’une série de cours à l. a. Cité de los angeles Musique, en parallèle à l’exposition Gainsbourg 2008, Bertrand Dicale a porté un regard neuf et sans complexes sur l. a. carrière et sur l’œuvre du plus actuel des grands maîtres de notre musique populaire. Il fallait essayer de comprendre remark cet ancien pianiste de bar sans envergure a lentement mûri puis imposé son écriture, remark il s’est autant imprégné de l’actualité de l. a. musique que de son histoire pour édifier une œuvre résolument hors normes, remark il a oscillé entre intransigeance artistique et ambition commerciale, remark il a concilié exigences d’avant-garde et séduction populaire

On a oublié que l. a. plupart des chansons de Gainsbourg qui sont aujourd’hui considérées comme des classiques ont d’abord été des bides (La Javanaise, Sous le soleil exactement, L’Anamour…) et qu’il n’a longtemps connu le succès que par procuration (Les Sucettes, remark te dire adieu, Harley Davidson). On a aussi oublié qu’après l’énorme succès de scandale de Je t’aime moi non plus, il n’a vraiment connu le succès qu’à plus de cinquante ans, avec Aux armes et caetara qui séduit les teenagers de 1979.

En dix leçons, donc, voici remark Serge Gainsbourg s’est imposé comme une référence majeure de l. a. tradition européenne contemporaine. Dix leçons qui replacent l’homme, los angeles carrière et l’œuvre dans leur époque, dans leur logique secrète, dans leur flamboyance designated. Dix leçons titrées «Différer», «Décevoir», «Echouer , «Vendre», «Choquer», «Persévérer», «Triompher», «S’éparpiller», «Durer» et «Mourir».

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Darwin's Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped by James Moore, Adrian Desmond

By James Moore, Adrian Desmond

An astounding new portrait of a systematic icon.

There is a secret surrounding Darwin: How did this quiet, decent gentleman, a pillar of his parish, come to include essentially the most radical principles within the background of human proposal? Darwin risked greatly in publishing his concept of evolution, so whatever very powerful--a ethical fire--must have propelled him. That ethical hearth, argue authors Desmond and Moore, was once a passionate hatred of slavery. They draw on a wealth of unpolluted manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, diaries, or even ships' logs to teach how Darwin's abolitionism had deep roots in his mother's kinfolk and used to be bolstered by means of his voyage at the Beagle in addition to through occasions in the USA. prime apologists for slavery in Darwin's time argued that blacks and whites have been separate species, with whites created greater. Darwin believed that the races belonged to a similar human relatives, and slavery was once for this reason a sin.

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Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical by Robin Wilson

By Robin Wilson

A penetrating paintings that explores the fantastic mind's eye and mathematical genius of the guy who wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Just after we concept we knew every little thing approximately Lewis Carroll, right here comes a hugely unique biography that may attract Alice fanatics in every single place. excited about the interior lifetime of Charles Lutwidge Dodson, Robin Wilson, a Carroll pupil and a famous arithmetic professor, has produced this revelatory book—filled with multiple hundred amazing and infrequently playful illustrations—that examines the numerous inspirations and assets for Carroll's fantastical writings, mathematical and differently. As Wilson demonstrates, Carroll—who released critical, if sometimes eccentric, works within the fields of geometry, common sense, and algebra—made major contributions to matters as various as balloting styles and the layout of tennis tournaments, within the procedure developing inventive leisure puzzles in keeping with mathematical rules. within the culture of Sylvia Nasar's A appealing Mind and Andrew Hodges's Alan Turing, this can be an enticing examine the remarkable genius of 1 of mathematics' and literature's such a lot enigmatic minds. a hundred illustrations.

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The Last Man Who Knew Everything: Thomas Young, the by Andrew Robinson

By Andrew Robinson

Andrew Robinson is among the final nice "polymaths", hard even geniuses akin to Newton !

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Although, as laid out in the writer, this isn't intended to be an entire biography of Thomas younger, this publication definitely does supply the reader an outstanding viewpoint of the fellow, his many actions and his instances. Any significant cartoon of Thomas younger would have to contain, among many different subject matters, a few discourse on his paintings in physics, really the wave homes of sunshine. This booklet definitely contains such discussions. the writer has the facility to offer actual rules with the maximum readability - anything that's, so much regrettably, missing in lots of a systematic paper. i used to be now not acutely aware that Thomas younger was once interested in such a lot of fields, together with Egyptology. specifically, i've got consistently been lower than the faulty impact that the interpreting of the Rosetta Stone used to be exclusively the paintings of Champollion; this publication units the list immediately on that topic. The e-book is well-written and may be available to every person. it should make a worthwhile addition to any library, quite one leaning in the direction of subject matters bearing on the background of technology.

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You Were Always Mom's Favorite!: Sisters in Conversation by Deborah Tannen

By Deborah Tannen

Conversations among sisters exhibit a deep and relentless tug among dynamics--an impulse towards closeness and an impulse towards festival. It takes only a note out of your sister to begin you giggling, or to summon up a prior you either proportion. however it additionally takes only a note to ship you into an emotional tailspin. for plenty of ladies, a sister is either a faithful good friend and a fierce rival.

Wise and witty, You have been continuously Mom's favourite! will depart you with a profound new knowing of the original and invaluable sister bond, in addition to offer functional suggestion that might open up verbal exchange, dispel tensions, and make an important connection even enhanced, deeper, and extra resilient.

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The Art Prophets: The Artists, Dealers, and Tastemakers Who by Richard Polsky

By Richard Polsky

Within the paintings Prophets, Richard Polsky introduces us to influential overdue twentieth-century purchasers and tastemakers within the artwork international. those danger takers opened doorways for artists, pointed out new events, and resurrected artwork types that had fallen into obscurity. during this specified journey, Polsky deals an insightful and fascinating conversation among artists and the visionaries who paved their way.

Table of contents
Ivan Karp and dad Art
Stan Lee and comedian e-book Art
Chet Helms, invoice Graham, and the paintings of the Poster
John Ollman and Outsider Art
Joshua Baer and local American Art
Virginia Dwan and Earthworks
Tod Volpe and Ceramics
Jeffrey Fraenkel and Photography
Louis Meisel and Photorealism
Tony Shafrazi and highway Art

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Lysergic (2nd Edition) by Krystle A. Cole

By Krystle A. Cole

In Lysergic, Krystle Cole describes the occasions that happened in her lifestyles in the period of time of 2000 to 2003. Krystle explains her involvement with Gordon Todd Skinner and William Leonard Pickard, the notorious LSD chemists who operated their lab in an underground missile silo in Kansas. This lab, after being busted and shutdown through the DEA, was once stated to were generating ninety% of the world's offer of LSD.

Having written the booklet at 23 years of age, Krystle offers an account of her detailed point of view in regards to the occasions she has referred to as "the loopy psychedelic freak show" that ensued after the Pickard LSD lab bust. Lysergic is a mixture of items; it's a tale of affection, a narrative of abuse, and such a lot of all a recounting of the studies that experience finally exerted a profound impression upon Krystle's life.

Krystle recounts eating a variety of infrequent entheogens corresponding to LSD, mescaline, ergot wine, DMT, ALD-52, and 2-CI, between others. She describes the subjective results of every entheogen, and the way those reports impacted her existence on the time. besides, the second variation of Lysergic comprises excerpts from letters that Skinner wrote to Krystle from prison.

About the Author
Krystle Cole earned a Bachelor’s of built-in reviews measure in Psychology and Substance Abuse Counseling from Washburn college in 2009. presently, she is pursuing a Master’s of technological know-how measure in Psychology with an emphasis in overview, learn, and size with an anticipated commencement in September of 2012. That having been acknowledged, Krystle is maybe such a lot identified for the NeuroSoup web site and making drug academic movies on youTube. because the founding father of NeuroSoup, Krystle hopes to teach humans concerning the confident and dangers of all medications, whether or not they are criminal, to be had by way of prescription, or unlawful. in addition, Krystle strives to assist in addicted individuals’ restoration via offering on-line self aid drug and alcohol rehab assets.

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All In: The Education of General David Petraeus by Paula Broadwell, Vernon Loeb

By Paula Broadwell, Vernon Loeb

Basic David Petraeus is the main transformative chief the yankee army has noticeable because the iteration of Marshall. within the New York Times bestseller All In, army professional Paula Broadwell examines Petraeus's profession, his highbrow improvement as an army officer, and his influence at the U.S. military.

Afforded vast entry through basic Petraeus, his mentors, his subordinates, and his longtime associates, Broadwell mentioned at the entrance traces of battling and on the strategic command in Afghanistan to chronicle the reports of this American basic as they have been dropped at endure within the bad crucible of conflict. All In draws on 1000's of hours of specific interviews with Petraeus and his best officials and squaddies to inform the interior tale of this commander's improvement and management in war.

while Petraeus assumed command in Afghanistan in July 2010, the clash regarded as bleak as at any second in America's 9 years at the floor there. Petraeus's defining idea—counterinsurgency—was speedy positioned to its so much tough try out: the difficult classes realized through the surge in Iraq have been to be utilized in a noticeably diverse theater. All In examines the effect in Afghanistan of latest counterinsurgency in addition to counterterrorism innovations during the instructions of a number of Petraeus protégés.

Broadwell examines his evolution as a solider from his schooling at West aspect within the wake of Vietnam to his past carrier in imperative the United States, Haiti, Kuwait, Bosnia, and Iraq. All In also files the general's position within the battle in Washington, going behind the curtain of negotiations in the course of coverage experiences of the battle in Afghanistan in Congress, the Pentagon, and the White House.

Broadwell finally appraises Petraeus's impression at the complete U.S. army: because of this man's impression, the army is healthier ready to struggle utilizing a complete mixture of civil-military actions. As the United States surveys a decade of untraditional struggle, this a lot is obvious: The profession of normal David Petraeus profoundly formed our army and left an indelible mark on its emerging leaders.

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100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: A Memoir by Kim Stafford

By Kim Stafford

Bret and Kim Stafford, the oldest teenagers of the poet and pacifist William Stafford, have been neighbors. Bret was once the nice son, the obedient public servant, Kim the itinerant wanderer. during this kinfolk of 2 mum or dad lecturers, with its intermittent party of “talking recklessly,” there has been a code of silence approximately challenging issues: “Why inform what hurts?” As formative years pleasures ebbed, this reticence took its toll on Bret, not able to bare his problems. opposed to a backdrop of the Sixties — puritan in the summertime of affection, pacifist within the Vietnam period — Bret turned a casualty of his inside conflict and took his existence in 1988. a hundred methods each Boy Can Do casts spells looking for the misplaced brother: mountain climbing the water tower to face bare less than the moon, cowboys and Indians with genuine bullets, breaking into church to play a serenade for God, suffering for romance, and making bail. during this publication, via a brother’s devotions, the misplaced saint teaches us approximately melancholy, the smooth ancestry of violence, the search for harmonious kinfolk, and eventually the trick of pleasure.

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Biografia De La Fisica / Biography of Physics (Ciencia Y by George Gamow

By George Gamow

Dentro de l. a. tradición de l. a. gran divulgación científica, GEORGE GAMOW (1904-1968), destacado físico teórico que trabajó con Niels Bohr, ocupa un lugar sobresaliente. Entre sus aportaciones científicas destacan los angeles propuesta de un modelo nuclear, el concepto de «barrera de Gamow» (o barrera potencial en el inside del núcleo) y el modelo cosmológico del «Big Bang». BIOGRAFÍA DE los angeles FÍSICA expone los angeles historia de esta disciplina con admirable sencillez y rigor. También en esta colección: «Historia del tiempo» (CT 2001), de Stephen W. Hawking, «Einstein y Cía.: los angeles ciencia moderna a través de sus protagonistas» (CT 2504), de Ernst P. Fischer y «Sobre l. a. teoría de los angeles relatividad especial y normal» (CT 2005), de Albert Einstein.
Prólogo

Hay dos tipos de libros sobre l. a. ciencia física. Uno es el de los libros de texto encaminados a enseñar al lector los hechos y las teorías de l. a. física. Los libros de esta clase suelen omitir todos los aspectos históricos del desarrollo de los angeles ciencia; los angeles única información sobre los grandes científicos del pasado y presente se limita a los anos de su nacimiento y muerte puestos entre paréntesis detrás del nombre. El otro tipo es esencialmente histórico, consagrado a los datos biográficos y al análisis del carácter de los grandes hombres de ciencia y no hacen más .que enumerar sus descubrimientos suponiendo que el lector, que estudia los angeles historia de una ciencia determinada, ya está al tanto de esta ciencia misma.

En el presente libro, he intentado seguir un camino intermedio exponiendo lo mismo el proceso de Galileo que las leyes fundamentales de l. a. mecánica por él descubiertas o presentando mis recuerdos personales sobre Niels Bohr junto con una detallada discusión del modelo de átomo de este físico. los angeles exposición en cada uno de los ocho capítulos está centrada en torno de una sola gran figura o a lo más de dos, con otros físicos de los angeles época y sus contribuciones a manera de Pondo del cuadro. Esto explica l. a. omisión de muchos nombres que se encontrarían en los angeles mayoría de los libros de historia de los angeles Física y l. a. omisión de mochos temas que son obligados en los corrientes libros de texto. los angeles finalidad de este libro es dar al lector el sentimiento de lo que, es los angeles Física y qué Base de hombres son los físicos, interesándole bastante para que prosiga sus estudios y busque otros libros más sistemáticos sobre el tema.

Espero que este libro servirá para que jóvenes lectores (y acaso algunos viejos) sientan el impulso de estudiar Física; ésta es su finalidad principal.

GEORGE GAMOW

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