Petterson

  • Arvid Jansen est un écrivain à la dérive. Il erre dans Oslo, revisite des lieux familiers, fait la tournée des bars, se lance dans des conquêtes sans lendemain, roule au hasard dans sa voiture, où il dort parfois quand le lit devient un endroit insupportable. Cela fait un an que son épouse Turid l'a quitté, emmenant leurs trois filles. L'absence de Vigdis, l'aînée, lui pèse tout particulièrement. Il est également hanté par la perte de ses parents et de ses frères dans le naufrage du Scandinavian Star.
    Reprenant le personnage d'Arvid Jansen, le protagoniste de Maudit soit le fleuve du temps, Per Petterson brosse un portrait à la fois tendre, mélancolique et sans concession d'un auteur en panne d'inspiration et qui traverse une profonde crise existentielle. Sans pathos ni grands mots, il décrit l'esprit du temps et Oslo au début des années 1990. Poète de la solitude, de la culpabilité et de l'introspection masculines, il montre à la fois les grands sentiments et les petits bonheurs.

  • Jim et Tommy ne se sont pas revus depuis plus de trente ans. Tous deux ont grandi dans la même petite commune près d'Oslo : Jim couvé et protégé par une mère très pieuse, Tommy abandonné par sa mère, malmené par un père violent, puis séparé de ses trois soeurs placées dans des familles d'accueil et obligé de travailler dans une scierie. Pourtant, c'est bien Tommy qui fait carrière dans la finance, alors que Jimmy vivote, entre son travail de bibliothécaire et des arrêts maladie de longue durée. Quand ils se retrouvent par hasard, sur ce pont menant à la capitale où Jim s'est installé pour pêcher, les souvenirs ressurgissent...
    Je refuse est un roman poignant sur l'amitié entre deux hommes, qui sont aussi deux êtres cabossés par la vie. Leurs échecs sentimentaux, leur colère et leur volonté de survivre sont admirablement mis en scène dans un livre polyphonique d'une incroyable justesse.

  • Survivre

    Vicki Pettersson

    Une femme. Une route. Un tueur. Au coeur de l'été, Kristine Rush et son fiancé, Daniel, quittent Los Angeles pour passer un week-end en amoureux, près du lac Arrowhead. En traversant la fournaise du désert de Mojave, ils s'arrêtent sur une aire de repos déserte. Dans les toilettes, Kristine se fait agresser par un inconnu qui la laisse inconsciente. Lorsqu'elle revient à elle, la voiture est toujours là, mais Daniel a disparu. Que faire ? Elle ne va pas avoir le choix. Son agresseur, par l'intermédiaire du portable de Daniel, va lui assigner des tâches plus terribles les unes que les autres, la menaçant de tuer son fiancé si elle ne lui obéit pas ou si elle demande de l'aide. Commence alors un véritable voyage au bout de l'enfer entre casinos criards de bord de route et aires de repos désolées et lugubres. Jusqu'où ira Kristine pour sauver Daniel ? Lorsqu'elle réalise que son interlocuteur sait tout d'elle, y compris ses secrets les plus intimes, la partie devient plus intrigante encore. Qui est-il ? Et quelles sont ses réelles motivations ? Avec une tension digne des Nerfs à vif, Survivre prend son lecteur à la gorge et ne le lâche plus. Tour à tour électrisant et oppressant, ce jeu de piste macabre et complexe est un incroyable thriller mené à un rythme d'enfer.

  • Un guide pratique qui explique comment préparer une entrevue structurée, comment élaborer les meilleures questions qui soient, comment conduire l'entrevue et comment évaluer les candidats. Des réponses et des pistes de solution aux questions et aux problèmes les plus fréquents. Des outils concrets et des exercices pratiques à l'intention de tout professionnel en gestion des ressources humaines ou de toute personne qui désire perfectionner sa maîtrise de l'entrevue structurée, outil indispensable en sélection du personnel.

  • This book provides a comprehensive analysis of housing theory and policy with a focus on metropolitan regions. The results are based on case studies of twelve European metropolitan regions, including expert panels organized in each. Using an approach from the field of industrial economics, the analysis is divided into the three related stages, "structure", "conduct" and "performance."

  • This book provides results of spatial and temporal distributions of water quality parameters and marine primary production and its relationship with the driving atmospheric, ocean circulation and hydrobiological mechanisms established through a synergistic use of multi-spectral region spaceborne data and results of numerical model simulations of marine in-water and atmospheric processes related to the marine ecosystem. The changes in the studied marine/oceanic environments are analysed in light of recent climate change that imposes its influence through a set of forward and feedback interactions and forcing.

  • This book presents a thorough study and an up to date anthology of Plato's Protagoras. International authors' papers contribute to the task of understanding how Plato introduced and negotiated a new type of intellectual practice - called philosophy - and the strategies that this involved. They explore Plato's dialogue, looking at questions of how philosophy and sophistry relate, both on a methodological and on a thematic level.While many of the contributing authors argue for a sharp distinction between sophistry and philosophy, this is contested by others. Readers may consider the distinctions between philosophy and traditional forms of poetry and sophistry through these papers. Questions for readers' attention include: To what extent is Socrates' preferred mode of discourse, and his short questions and answers, superior to Protagoras' method of sophistic teaching? And why does Plato make Socrates and Protagoras reverse positions as it comes to virtue and its teachability?This book will appeal to graduates and researchers with an interest in the origins of philosophy, classical philosophy and historical philosophy.  

  • This monograph presents computational techniques and numerical analysis to study conservation laws under uncertainty using the stochastic Galerkin formulation. With the continual growth of computer power, these methods are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to more classical sampling-based techniques. The text takes advantage of stochastic Galerkin projections applied to the original conservation laws to produce a large system of modified partial differential equations, the solutions to which directly provide a full statistical characterization of the effect of uncertainties.
    Polynomial Chaos Methods of Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations focuses on the analysis of stochastic Galerkin systems obtained for linear and non-linear convection-diffusion equations and for a systems of conservation laws; a detailed well-posedness and accuracy analysis is presented to enable the design of robust and stable numerical methods. The exposition is restricted to one spatial dimension and one uncertain parameter as its extension is conceptually straightforward. The numerical methods designed guarantee that the solutions to the uncertainty quantification systems will converge as the mesh size goes to zero.
    Examples from computational fluid dynamics are presented together with numerical methods suitable for the problem at hand: stable high-order finite-difference methods based on summation-by-parts operators for smooth problems, and robust shock-capturing methods for highly nonlinear problems.
    Academics and graduate students interested in computational fluid dynamics and uncertainty quantification will find this book of interest. Readers are expected to be familiar with the fundamentals of numerical analysis. Some background in stochastic methods is useful but notnecessary.

  • This book is an ideal complement to studies showing the potentially devastating ecological effects of climate change, studies trying to calculate the costs of climate change, and studies trying to identify the most pressing needs in preparing for the new climate.

  • Application is the process in which readers of literature focus on elements in a text and compare them with the outside world as they know it - an operation with cognitive and emotional consequences. This book demonstrates how and why this simple yet neglected mechanism is of profound importance for the understanding of literary art and experience.

  • The articles in this collection focus attention on the concept of literature and on the relationship between this concept and the concepts of a literary work and a literary text. Adopting an analytic approach, the articles attempt to clarify how these concepts govern our thinking about the phenomenon of literature in various ways, exploring the issues which arise when these concepts are employed as theoretical instruments for describing and analyzing the phenomenon of literature.

  • Monitoring of Harmful Algae Blooms is a timely guide to the research techniques in use to monitor visible algae blooms and through remote sensing, including infrared techniques, predict them through mathematical modeling. Drawing on current and future satellite data, the book presents visible perspectives on a more efficient HAB monitoring system for the future. It also emphasizes practical applications, impacting on marine ecology, national economy, health, food and safety and quality assurance.

  • Providing a comprehensive grounding in the subject of turbulence, Statistical Theory and Modeling for Turbulent Flows develops both the physical insight and the mathematical framework needed to understand turbulent flow. Its scope enables the reader to become a knowledgeable user of turbulence models; it develops analytical tools for developers of predictive tools. Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition includes a new fourth section covering DNS (direct numerical simulation), LES (large eddy simulation), DES (detached eddy simulation) and numerical aspects of eddy resolving simulation. In addition to its role as a guide for students, Statistical Theory and Modeling for Turbulent Flows also is a valuable reference for practicing engineers and scientists in computational and experimental fluid dynamics, who would like to broaden their understanding of fundamental issues in turbulence and how they relate to turbulence model implementation. Provides an excellent foundation to the fundamental theoretical concepts in turbulence. Features new and heavily revised material, including an entire new section on eddy resolving simulation. Includes new material on modeling laminar to turbulent transition.  Written for students and practitioners in aeronautical and mechanical engineering, applied mathematics and the physical sciences. Accompanied by a website housing solutions to the problems within the book.

  • "Over the past dozen years special operations forces (SOF) have been one of the few areas of growth and expansion in a number of militaries. This growth and expansion, however, has not been mirrored by a comparable one in academic inquiries into the subject. Special Operations from a Small State Perspective - Future Security Challenges, which contains a wide range of perspectives from both practitioners and academics, makes a unique contribution to the literature and offers fascinating insights into the opportunities provided by and challenges confronting small states such as Swedenin their evolutionary development and use of SOF."

    Dr James Kiras, Associate Professor, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, The Air University,

    Alabama, USA.

  • Legacies of David Cranz's 'Historie von Grönland' (1765) Nouv.

    This book brings together interdisciplinary scholars from history, theology, folklore, ethnology and meteorology to examine how David Cranz's Historie von Grnland (1765) resonated in various disciplines, periods and countries. Collectively the contributors demonstrate the reach of the book beyond its initial purpose as a record of missionary work, and into secular and political fields beyond Greenland and Germany. The chapters also reveal how the book contributed to broader discussions and conceptualizations of Greenland as part of the Atlantic world. The interdisciplinary scope of the volume allows for a layered reading of Cranz's book that demonstrates how different meanings could be drawn from the book in different contexts and how the book resonated throughout time and space. It also makes the broader argument that the construction of the Artic in the eighteenth century broadened our understanding of the Atlantic.

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