Discovery and Empire

Titre : Discovery and Empire
Auteur : John West-Sooby
Éditeur : University of Adelaide Press
ISBN-13 : 9781922064523
Libération : 2013-01-01

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The French connection with the South Seas stretches back at least as far as the voyage of Binot Paulmier de Gonneville (1503-1505), who believed he had discovered the fabled great south land after being blown off course during a storm near the Cape of Good Hope. The story of his voyage remained largely forgotten for over 150 years, but eventually resurfaced in 1664 thanks to the publication by the Abbe Jean Paulmier of a document in which he argued, on the basis of this supposed discovery, for the establishment of a Christian mission in this "third part" of the world. While historians today contest the authenticity of various aspects of the Abbe Paulmier's Memoires, there is no doubt about the impact it had in France, both on the collective imagination and, more concretely, on French plans for exploration and colonial expansion. It was not until the eighteenth century, however, that France began sending mariners to the southern oceans on a regular basis, and by that time a new maritime power had begun to emerge: Great Britain. Together, these two nations would play a decisive role in determining the configuration of these little known parts of the globe, and particularly of the Pacific, which had for so long been the almost exclusive preserve of Spain.' (From the Introduction by John West-Sooby.) DISCOVERY AND EMPIRE is a collection of essays originating out of a symposium that was held at the State Library of South Australia on 8 July 2009. The symposium formed one of the strands of the XVIIth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association of European Historians (6-9 July 2009), the overall theme for which was 'Europe's Expansions and Contractions'.

Punk Rock Jesus Deluxe Edition

Titre : Punk Rock Jesus Deluxe Edition
Auteur : Sean Murphy
Éditeur : Vertigo
ISBN-13 : 1401251463
Libération : 2014-10

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A reality TV show starring a clone of Jesus Christ causes chaos across the U.S. of the near future in PUNK ROCK JESUS, a new graphic novel written and drawn by Sean Murphy, the acclaimed illustrator of JOE THE BARBARIAN and AMERICAN VAMPIRE. J2 causes both outrage and adulation. Religious zealots either love or hate the show, angry politicians worry about its influence on the nation, and members of the scientific community fear the implications of cloning a human being at all, let alone the Son of God. Thomas McKael is the clones's bodyguard and former IRA operative, who despite his turbulent past is hired to protect the new Jesus--a baby who captivates the world, but grows up to become an angry teenager. When falling ratings force the network to cut Jesus's mother from the series the young star runs away, renounces his religious heritage and forms a punk rock band. And what starts off as babysitting for Thomas becomes an epic battle, as Jesus goes to war against the corporate media complex that created him. This deluxe edition collects Punk Rock Jesus #1-6 and features over 100 pages of new bonus material.

Terres Lointaines tome 2 pisode 2

Titre : Terres Lointaines tome 2 pisode 2
Auteur : Leo
Éditeur : Dargaud
ISBN-13 : 9782205150476
Libération : 2012-11-14T00:00:00+01:00

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Parti à la recherche de son père disparu, Paul arrive à destination des champs d'algues sur lesquels pousse l'un des trésors de la planète Altaïr-3 : les perles. Il réussit à se faire embaucher sur place, dans l'espoir d'avoir un signe de vie de son père mais le Stepanerk, créature extra-terrestre intelligente et puissante, n'est plus là pour veiller sur lui... Second titre de cette prometteuse série de science-fiction signée Leo et Icar.

Locke Key Vol 6 Alpha Omega

Titre : Locke Key Vol 6 Alpha Omega
Auteur : Joe Hill
Éditeur : IDW Publishing
ISBN-13 : 9781623024819
Libération : 2014

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The shadows have never been darker and the end has never been closer. Turn the key and open the last door; it's time to say goodbye. Omega and Alpha, the final two storylines of the New York Times bestselling series, are collected together to offer a thunderous and compelling conclusion to Locke & Key. An event not to be missed!

Terres Lointaines tome 3 pisode 3

Titre : Terres Lointaines tome 3 pisode 3
Auteur : Leo
Éditeur : Dargaud
ISBN-13 : 9782505022503
Libération : 2012-11-14T00:00:00+01:00

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Paul, toujours à la recherche de son père, poursuit son périple sur Altaïr-3. Le mystère autour de la faune et la flore de cette planète s'épaissit: une population qui disparaît, des algues perlières en voie d'extinction... Cet écosystème se fait de plus en plus menaçant pour les êtres humains. Mais Paul, qui s'endurcit, croise aussi des personnages attachants, dont la séduisante Mary-Anne...


Titre : Quid
Auteur : Dominique Frémy
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105025141214
Libération : 2001

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Dominique Frémy A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Quid Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Cantatrix Sopranica L

Titre : Cantatrix Sopranica L
Auteur : Georges Perec
Éditeur : Atlas
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105132233789
Libération : 2008

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Perec, the legendary author of Life: A User's Manual, was fascinated by the possibility of employing non-fictional languages for altogether more mischievous purposes. This volume collects various texts in which he uses the expressionless terminology of sociology, entomology and linguistics to achieve effects they are distinctly designed to avoid. Not surprisingly, it is 'experimental', but it is also strange, preposterous and highly entertaining. Harry Matthews co-wrote one of the essays.

The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Women

Titre : The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Women
Auteur : Selene Yeager
Éditeur : Rodale
ISBN-13 : 9781623364878
Libération : 2015-09-15

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It's a fact: Women are built differently than men. That means that women's bodies react differently to training, nutrition, and sometimes even riding itself. Yet most bicycling books are written without addressing any of these differences. This comprehensive cycling book addresses how to gear up and prepare for any goal--whether you want to ride for pleasure, complete your first 100 miles, or line up at a race. Top professional cyclist Selene Yeager has teamed up with the editors of Bicycling magazine to create The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Women, an easy-to-follow instructional manual geared specifically toward women and their unique needs. It breaks down the sport of cycling into easily digestible sections, beginning with the history of women's cycling and progressing into equipment, lifestyle, technique, training, fitness goals, nutrition, maintenance, and more. The book also includes a women-specific section regarding hormones and exercise performance, cycling while menstruating, cycling while pregnant, how menopause affects your training, and how specific parts of the female body are uniquely affected by cycling. The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Women is an indispensible, lifelong guide for every female cyclist.


Auteur : Wilfred Harvey 1874-1932 Schoff
Éditeur : Wentworth Press
ISBN-13 : 1372300899
Libération : 2016-08-28

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Titre : Namibia
Auteur : Léo
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1849182825
Libération : 2016-07-07

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London, 1949. One foggy night, Rosie Lane sees her son Brian on the banks of the Thames. Only he died four months earlier; and when she comes near him, he crumbles into dust. An incident strikingly similar to Kathy's own encounter with Göring in Namibia. Pushing on with her investigation, the young British agent will have to contend with bloodcurdling phenomena - monstrous insects, accelerated aging - as much as the hostility of local Nazi sympathisers.