Livres de France
Includes, 1982-1995: Les Livres du mois, also published separately.
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what Chinese parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music prodigies, what it's like inside the family, and whether they could do it too. Well, I can tell them, because I've done it... Amy Chua's daughters, Sophia and Louisa (Lulu) were polite, interesting and helpful, they were two years ahead of their classmates in maths and had exceptional musical abilities. But Sophia and Lulu were never allowed to attend a sleepover, be in a school play, choose their own extracurricular activities, get any grade less than an A, and not be the #1 student in every subject (except gym and drama). And they had to practice their instruments for hours every day, as well as in school breaks and on family holidays. The Chinese-parenting model certainly seemed to produce results. But what happens when you do not tolerate disobedience and are confronted by a screaming child who would sooner freeze outside in the cold than be forced to play the piano? In Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Amy Chua relates her experiences raising her children the 'Chinese way', and how dutiful, patient Sophia flourished under the regime and how tenacious, hot-tempered Lulu rebelled. It is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs. It's also about Mozart and Mendelssohn, the piano and the violin, and how they made it to Carnegie Hall. It was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, it's about a bitter clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how you can be humbled by a thirteen-year-old. Witty, entertaining and provocative, this is a unique and important book that will transform your perspective of parenting forever.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
Celebrated novel involves a handsome young Londoner who sinks into a life of depravity. His body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recent portrait reflects the ravages of his crime and sensuality.
There is a special kind of intelligence for dealing with risk and uncertainty. It doesn't correlate with IQ and most psychologists fail to spot it because it is found in such a disparate, rag-tag group of people such as weather-forecasters, professional gamblers and hedge-fund managers. This book shows just how important risk intelligence is. Many people in positions which require high risk intelligence - doctors, financial regulators and bankers - seem unable to navigate doubt and uncertainty. Risk Intelligence is a traveller's guide to the twilight zone of probabilities and speculation. Dylan Evans shows us how risk intelligence is vital to making good decisions, from dealing with climate change to combating terrorism. He argues that we can all learn a lot from expert gamblers, not just about money, but about how to make decisions in all aspects of our lives.
On a souvent parlé du harcèlement sexuel dans la vie professionnelle en oubliant qu'il n'était qu'une forme de violence parmi d'autres. Ce livre - best-seller en Allemagne et dans les pays nordiques - révèle l'étendue d'un fléau bien plus vaste. De nombreux salariés sont, sans raison valable, victimes de leurs collègues, de leurs supérieurs hiérarchiques, parfois même de leurs subordonnés coalisés contre eux : on les harcèle, on les met en quarantaine, on les humilie, on tente de les briser par tous les moyens. On estime, en France, à un million environ le nombre de personnes soumises, au mobbing. Les conséquences pour la victime sont très graves (effondrement psychologique, perte de son emploi et de sa crédibilité, parfois suicide), mais le prix que paye la société est également énorme, puisqu'une seule victime suédoise, finalement réduite à l'invalidité, aura coûté plus de 3 500 000 francs ! Comment identifier le mobbing ? Comment le combattre ? Quels sont les recours dont dispose le salarié ? En répondant à ces questions, H. Leymann en appelle à la constitution concrète d'une véritable éthique professionnelle.
Elementary and Intermediate Algebra
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Theories of the State
The idea of the State is crucial to our understanding of 20th century political thought and practice, and there are now signs of a growing awareness of the interest and intrinsic importance of the State in political theory, international politics and jurisprudence. This book provides an overview of certain key problems and theories of the State, presenting them in a structured and systematic manner, and in doing so it aims to make the ideas and value of the State more comprehensible to the student of politics. An introductory discussion on the nature of the State is followed by chapters devoted to particular theories: the absolutist, constitutional, ethical, class and pluralist, with the aim of analysing, elucidating and criticizing each. Finally, the discussion turns to the question 'Is a theory of the State necessary?'