• Parfum de meurtre

    Ash

    Certains parfums sont de véritables oeuvres d'art, d'autres de simples jus commerciaux tout droit sortis d'une étude de marché. Mais tous ont un secret !

    Parfois sanglant... !

    Strasbourg, 22 avril 2007

    L'inspecteur Hitachi n'imaginait sûrement pas que son enquête sur un suicide douteux survenu dans l'enceinte d'un grand magasin l'amènerait à suivre une piste ou l'odeur de la mort et celles des parfums de luxe se mélangeraient si intimement qu'elles en deviendraient indissociables. Pour découvrir la vérité, il devra enquêter dans un univers fait d'ombre et de lumière ou les choses ne sont que rarement ce qu'elles semblent être.

    Inde, avril 2007

    Sofian Zimler, homme d'affaires redoutable et cynique, était aux prises avec la police Belge et Interpol. Il se retrouvait impliqué malgré lui dans une sombre affaire de meurtre. Trafic sordide, corruption, meurtres et tentatives de meurtre ! Pour comprendre, il devra plonger en eaux troubles en compagnie de Miss Thane, son étrange assistante.

    Un clair-obscur ou fleurissent les cadavres en décomposition et, ou l'on croise des personnages aussi hétéroclites que déjantés. Des vies qui se croisent bouleversant tout sur leur passage. Deux histoires qui s'entremêlent pour finalement se rejoindre.

    Un style à part qui ne vous laissera pas indifférent. Un roman atypique ou l'humour vient fleureter avec le suspens et l'angoisse. Une aventure qui bouleverse les préjugés.
    Attention : certaines scènes sont susceptibles de heurter la sensibilité des plus jeunes. Homophobe, s'abstenir !

  • LE LEAN STARTUP EN PRATIQUE

    « Les modèles simples et pragmatiques présents dans La Méthode Running Lean fournissent des outils que toute start-up, quel que soit son stade de développement, peut utiliser pour mettre au point de nouvelles organisations et de nouveaux produits innovants et révolutionnaires. » Eric Ries

    Vous êtes entrepreneur ou vous allez vous lancer, vous êtes manager et créez un nouveau produit ? Voici le guide pratique qui vous permettra de mettre en pratique les principes de l'entrepreneuriat agile (Lean Startup), et vous expliquera, exemples concrets à l'appui,comment itérer à partir de votre idée jusqu'à vos premiers clients et réussir.
    La Méthode Running Lean vous permettra de gagner un temps précieux en plaçant vos clients au centre du processus, de vous concentrer sur l'essentiel, tester, mesurer et vous adapter en permanence tout au long du cycle du développement de votre produit, sans prendre de risques techniques et financiers trop importants.
    Dans ce livre, vous trouverez une feuille de route claire, détaillée et concrète, avec des schémas et des modèles qui vous conduira au succès.
    Comme elles, entreprenez votre vie réunit le parcours de 30 femmes, entrepreneures, dirigeantes d'organisations comme Caudalie, Carrefour, Lancôme, Leetchi, Paris Pionnières, Station F, dont celui de l'entrepreneure emblématique Géraldine Le Meur. Ce livre témoignage démystifie l'entrepreneuriat, et montre la réussite professionnelle et personnelle de femmes de tous âges et de tous horizons.
    Un livre mentor pour toutes celles qui souhaitent réaliser leurs rêves qu'ils soient personnels ou professionnels !

  • Ce manuel tactique de l'entrepreneur et auteur à succès Ash Maurya vous permettra de passer à l'étape suivante de votre start-up : le déploiement. Grâce à des études de cas et des exercices pratiques, vous disposerez d'outils puissants et d'indicateurs-clés qui vous permettront de :
    - modéliser, tester et faire évoluer vos hypothèses de départ ;
    - valider votre business model ;
    - communiquer avec efficacité auprès de vos parties prenantes ;
    - repérer les indicateurs de croissance les plus pertinents pour chaque phase ;
    - vous donner les moyens d'une croissance exponentielle en utilisant des méthodes de calcul comme la règle de multiplication par 10 utilisée par Tesla ;
    - identifier vos critères de succès.

    "Une excellente approche pour créer de grandes entreprises." Eric Ries, auteur de Lean Startup

  • Seeing like a city means recognizing that cities are living things made up of a tangle of networks, built up from the agency of countless actors. Cities must not be considered as expressions of larger paradigms or sites of human effort and organization alone. Within their density, size and sprawl can be found a world of symbols, bodies, buildings, technologies and infrastructures. It is the machine-like combination, interaction and confrontation of these different elements that make a city. Such a view locates urban outcomes and influences in the character of these networks, which together power urban life, allocating resources, shaping social opportunities, maintaining order and simply enabling life. More than the silent stage on which other powers perform, such networks represent the essence of the city. They also form an important political project, a politics of small interventions with large effects. The increasing evidence for an Anthropocene bears out the way in which humanity has stamped its footprint on the planet by constructing urban forms that act as systems for directing life in ways that create both immense power and immense constraint.

  • Your trusted, no-nonsense guide to detecting and managing breast cancer From the breast health experts at the American Breast Cancer Foundation comes a sensitive and authoritative guide to the most common cancer in women: breast cancer. Covering everything from prevention to dealing with a diagnosis to coping with life after cancer, it serves as a trusted resource for anyone whose life has been touched by this dreaded disease. Advancements in breast cancer prevention, detection, and treatment are being made every day, but it can be overwhelming and confusing knowing where to turn and who to trust. Detecting & Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies distills the information into one easy-to-follow guide, giving you quick, expert advice on everything you'll face as you manage your breast health. From getting to know your treatment options to talking to loved ones about breast cancer-and everything in between-it does the legwork for you so you can take a deep breath and focus on your health. Perform regular self-exams the right way Cope with the many decisions that need to be made if you're diagnosed Ask the right questions about surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and breast reconstruction Decipher complicated pathology reports with confidence Whether you're at risk for breast cancer or have been diagnosed and want to know your options, Detecting & Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies empowers you to take your health into your own hands.

  • A fully updated guide to making your landing pages profitable Effective Internet marketing requires that you test and optimize your landing pages to maximize exposure and conversion rate. This second edition of a bestselling guide to landing page optimization includes case studies with before-and-after results as well as new information on web site usability. It covers how to prepare all types of content for testing, how to interpret results, recognize the seven common design mistakes, and much more. Included is a gift card for Google AdWords. Features fully updated information and case studies on landing page optimization Shows how to use Google's Website Optimizer tool, what to test and how to prepare your site for testing, the pros and cons of different test strategies, how to interpret results, and common site design mistakes Provides a step-by-step implementation plan and advice on getting support and resources Landing Page Optimization, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide to increasing conversions and improving profits.

  • The ideal of higher humanism challenges our modern civilization and its diminished image of the human being. A critique of the ideologies of "bourgeois humanism" provides a pathway toward the renascence of human identity and human dignity. Historical illustrations, drawn from the higher heritage of humanity, revive values long forgotten. Ash Gobar re-argues the great argument for the impact of the "philosophy of life" upon the "quality of life." This is a timely work: the call of a modern philosopher to awaken the conscience of humanity from its existential vertigo.

  • This volume challenges the widespread belief that scientific knowledge as such is international. Employing case studies from Austria, Poland, the Czech lands, and Hungary, the authors show how scientists in the late Habsburg Monarchy simultaneously nationalized and internationalized their knowledge.

  • The Emergence of Humans is an accessible, informative introduction to the scientific study of human evolution. It takes the reader through time following the emergence of the modern human species Homo sapiens from primate roots. Acknowledging the controversy surrounding the interpretation of the fossil record, the authors present a balanced approach in an effort to do justice to different views. Each chapter covers a significant time period of evolutionary history and includes relevant techniques from other disciplines that have applications to the field of human evolution. Self-assessment questions linked to learning outcomes are provided for each chapter, together with further reading and reference to key sources in the primary literature. The book will thus be effective both as a conventional textbook and for independent study. Written by two authors with a wealth of teaching experience The Emergence of Humans will prove invaluable to students in the biological and natural sciences needing a clear, balanced introduction to the study of human evolution.

  • Fisheries Management is a beautifully-produced full colour guide to the management of still-water coarse fisheries. Carefully compiled by three leading specialists, who each draw on many years' experience, this book is an essential purchase for all still water coarse fisheries managers. The correct management of still waters and their fisheries is vital to ensure environmental protection and an appropriate level of stocking densities of healthy fish. This new book provides the reader with the necessary information to achieve these goals. The book's first part covers the ecology of still waters and includes succinct and user-friendly information on physical and chemical processes, nutrient cycles, energy movements, trophic levels, bacteria, plants, invertebrates, fish, disease-causing organisms, mammals and birds. Part two provides in depth, but easily assimilated cutting edge information, on how a still-water fishery should be set up, developed and successfully managed. Coverage includes development, preparation and construction; stock assessment and invertebrate survey; control of water quality, aquatic plants, erosion, predators and nuisance species; management of the impact of climate change; fish disease and biosecurity; control of fishing activities, fish nutrition, fishery enhancement and condition improvement, and general administration. The final part of this excellent manual covers legal and social frameworks including general and environmental legislation, direct fisheries-related legislation, and agencies and organizations. Fisheries Management provides fishery managers with an invaluable, practical tool which none should be without. Students studying fisheries biology, fisheries management and aquatic sciences will find this a very useful learning resource, as will all those who are considering buying or building and setting up lakes for fisheries. All libraries in universities, research establishments and government agencies where fisheries and biological sciences are studied and taught should have copies of this landmark publication on their shelves. Editor and authors with many years' practical experience Vital and commercially important information for fisheries managers A useful reference source for upper level students and academics Covers an important multi-million pound industry across many countries

  • Post-Fordism

    Ash Amin

    Part analysis of contemporary change and part vision of the future, post-Fordism lends its name to a set of challenging, essential and controversial debates over the nature of capitalism's newest age. This book provides a superb introduction to these debates and their far-reaching implications, and includes key texts by post-Fordism's major theorists and commentators.

  • The Mary Kay Way

    Mary Kay Ash

    • Wiley
    • 10 Juillet 2008

    The Mary Kay Way: Timeless Principles from America's Greatest Woman Entrepreneur is back in print and updated to reflect developments in today's business environment for the modern entrepreneur. You will find inspiration and real, proven success principles that represents the forty-five year old success story of Mary Kay Ash, founder Mary Kay, Inc., the cosmetics company that provides women with unlimited opportunities for success. A foreword by Mary Kay's grandson, also a company executive, introduces her timeless guide to entrepreneurial success.

  • Land of Strangers

    Ash Amin

    • Polity
    • 16 Avril 2013

    The impersonality of social relationships in the society of strangers is making majorities increasingly nostalgic for a time of closer personal ties and strong community moorings. The constitutive pluralism and hybridity of modern living in the West is being rejected in an age of heightened anxiety over the future and drummed up aversion towards the stranger. Minorities, migrants and dissidents are expected to stay away, or to conform and integrate, as they come to be framed in an optic of the social as interpersonal or communitarian. Judging these developments as dangerous, this book offers a counter-argument by looking to relations that are not reducible to local or social ties in order to offer new suggestions for living in diversity and for forging a different politics of the stranger. The book explains the balance between positive and negative public feelings as the synthesis of habits of interaction in varied spaces of collective being, from the workplace and urban space, to intimate publics and tropes of imagined community. The book proposes a series of interventions that make for public being as both unconscious habit and cultivated craft of negotiating difference, radiating civilities of situated attachment and indifference towards the strangeness of others. It is in the labour of cultivating the commons in a variety of ways that Amin finds the elements for a new politics of diversity appropriate for our times, one that takes the stranger as there, unavoidable, an equal claimant on ground that is not pre-allocated.

  • Sunkissed

    Stéphanie Ash

    L´histoire intensément romantique et sensuelle d´une jeune femme avide de s´initier aux jeux de l´amour. À son arrivée en Crète, où elle doit passer deux mois sur un chantier de fouilles archéologiques, Anna Hazel ne connaît pas encore son nouveau patron, le brillant et mystérieux Dr William Sillery. Fascinée par la splendeur de l´île, Anna succombe vite au charme de leur hôte, le séduisant Vangelis, qui les accueille dans sa superbe villa surplombant la mer. Dans la chaleur de l´été, Anna laisse libre court à ses fantasmes les plus secrets et se lance dans des aventures tumultueuses et décisives pour son avenir.

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