Protecting Powers

Titre : Protecting Powers
Auteur : Judith Masson
Éditeur : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN-13 : 9780470060162
Libération : 2007-03-13

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The book is based on two research projects on emergency intervention, which were carried out by the author and her colleagues. The studies provide the basis for the three themes in the book: Inter-agency Working; Perceptions of Safety; and Placement and Resource Issues. The combination of quantitative and qualitative research allows a detailed picture of practice that goes beyond an account of what happens, to explore the perceptions, understandings and experiences of the practitioners who make these decisions, as social workers, police officers magistrates’ legal advisers or magistrates, and of the lawyers who advise social workers and parents. The book provides a critical account of current practice in emergency child protection, it identifies good practice and make proposals for reform.

Places

Titre : Places
Auteur : S. Anholt
Éditeur : Springer
ISBN-13 : 9780230251281
Libération : 2016-01-18

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Place branding is happening. A new field of practice and study is in existence and whatever we choose to call it there can no longer be any doubt that it is with us. This collection of intuitive and well-reserached articles examines how places and regions see themselves, and how they reflect this in their branding.

House of Meetings

Titre : House of Meetings
Auteur : Martin Amis
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781446401613
Libération : 2013-07-31

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There were conjugal visits in the slave camps of the USSR. Valiant women would travel continental distances, over weeks and months, in the hope of spending a night, with their particular enemy of the people, in the House of Meetings. The consequences of these liaisons were almost invariably tragic. House of Meetings is about one such liaison. It is a triangular romance: two brothers fall in love with the same girl, a nineteen-year-old Jewess, in Moscow, which is poised for pogrom in the gap between the war and the death of Stalin. Both brothers are arrested, and their rivalry slowly complicates itself over a decade in the slave camp above the Arctic Circle.

London

Titre : London
Auteur : Roy Porter
Éditeur : Harvard University Press
ISBN-13 : 0674538390
Libération : 1998-02

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An extraordinary city, London grew from a backwater in the Classical Age into an important medieval city and significant Renaissance urban center to a modern colossus--full of a free people ever evolving. Roy Porter touches the pulse of his hometown and makes it our own, capturing London's fortunes, people, and imperial glory with vigor and wit. 58 photos.

Radiant Terminus

Titre : Radiant Terminus
Auteur : Antoine Volodine
Éditeur : Open Letter Books
ISBN-13 : 1940953529
Libération : 2017-02-14

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A scathing critique of humanity set in a nuclear wasteland following the fall of the "Second" Soviet Union.

Sir Winston Churchill

Titre : Sir Winston Churchill
Auteur : David Coombs
Éditeur : Unicorn PressLtd
ISBN-13 : 0956771513
Libération : 2013-08-01

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A complete look at the paintings of Sir Winston Churchill throughout his life. Written and compiled by Minnie Churchill (granddaughter) and David Coombs.

Zendegi

Titre : Zendegi
Auteur : Greg Egan
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9780575086210
Libération : 2010-06-17

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Nasim is a young computer scientist, hoping to work on the Human Connectome Project: a plan to map every neural connection in the human brain. But funding for the project is cancelled, and Nasim ends up devoting her career to Zendegi, a computerised virtual world used by millions of people. Fifteen years later, a revived Connectome Project has published a map of the brain. Zendegi is facing fierce competition from its rivals, and Nasim decides to exploit the map to fill the virtual world with better Proxies: the bit-players that bring its crowd scenes to life. As controversy rages over the nature and rights of the Proxies, a friend with terminal cancer begs Nasim to make a Proxy of him, so some part of him will survive to help raise his orphaned son. But Zendegi is about to become a battlefield ...

Listening to Nature

Titre : Listening to Nature
Auteur : Joseph Bharat Cornell
Éditeur : Dawn Publications
ISBN-13 : 0916124355
Libération : 1987

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Joseph Cornell, author of the highly-acclaimed Sharing Nature with Children, now offers adults a sensitive -- yet lively -- guidebook to a deeper awareness of nature. You will learn, not mere facts about nature, but how to get the feel of nature, through inspiring quotations from famous naturalists, stunning photography, and Cornell's ever-popular nature awareness activities -- simple, enjoyable activities that give you a direct, personal experience of the wonder and joy of nature. Book jacket.