• En lune de miel, Ingram et Rae naviguent sur l'océan Pacifique, mais un calme plat immobilise leur voilier. Un canot s'approche, mené à la rame par un jeune homme à bout de force. Il raconte que son équipage est mort d'une intoxication alimentaire et que son yacht est en train de couler. Méfiant, Ingram décide d'aller inspecter le bateau en détresse. Là, une très mauvaise surprise l'attend, surtout quand il s'aperçoit que son propre voilier a levé l'ancre. Sans radio et sans mazout, il ne peut compter que sur un miracle. Ou plutôt sur la ténacité de Rae. Mais celle-ci n'en mène pas large non plus.

  • Cette année-là, Billy passe l'été chez son oncle Sagamore. Entre les visites du shérif, persuadé que Sagamore distille de l'alcool clandestinement, et le lac où il apprend à nager, le garçon ne va pas s'ennuyer. Mais ses vacances deviennent véritablement inoubliables au moment où Choo-Choo Caroline, strip-teaseuse pourchassée par des gangsters, se réfugie dans la propriété. Lorsque celle-ci disparaît, l'oncle Sagamore décide d'orchestrer comme la plus lucrative des fêtes foraines une chasse à l'homme pour la délicieuse Caroline uniquement vêtue de son bikini de diamants.

    Porté sur grand écran sous le titre Fantasia chez les ploucs, Le Bikini de diamants est un monument de drôlerie et un inégalable roman noir.

  • Madox, un vagabond pas vraiment recommandable, arrive dans une petite ville paumée du Texas où il se trouve un emploi de vendeur de voitures. Mais pourquoi s'échiner ainsi, alors que la banque locale paraît si vulnérable ? Comme si de telles idéesne suffisaient pas à risquer de lui attirer des ennuis, Madox se sent vite tiraillé entre deux femmes dont l'une est merveilleusement innocente et l'autre dangereusement torride. Très vite, les nuages s'accumulent au-dessus de lui.

  • Adenauer

    Charles Williams

    • Wiley
    • 21 Juin 2001

    Critical Acclaim for ADENAUER
    "A gripping narrative . . . brings to life an intriguing historical figure . . . an enthralling perspective on the processes that shaped the postwar world." --Daily Telegraph (London)
    "Charts the ironies of Adenauer's complicated life. This is the story of a marathon man, but it is narrated at the pace of a sprinter and with the elegance of a hurdler."--The Times (London)
    "Lucid and engaging. This is a well-researched and elegantly written volume which deserves a wider readership than the purely political."--The Herald (Glasgow)
    "A highly readable, thoroughly reliable, intelligently critical life-and-times. . . . This portrait does justice to a man who is often invoked as a prophet of a United States of Europe, but who was in truth the greatest of German patriots."--Literary Review (London)
    "Well-researched and admirably written . . . reveals Adenauer the man--with all his authority and strength, his persistence and endurance, and his streak of ruthlessness and political cunning."--The Independent (London)
    THE LAST GREAT FRENCHMAN
    "Knowledgeable, lucid . . . the best English biography of de Gaulle."--The New York Times Book Review
    "Charles Williams has matched a great subject by something near to a great book."--Daily Telegraph (London)

  • This book takes an in depth look at a novel methodology for analyzing Global Positioning System (GPS) data to obtain the highest possible resolution surface imaging of tectonic deformation sources without prescribing the nature of either the sources or the subsurface medium. GPS methods are widely used to track the surface expression of crustal deformation at tectonic plate boundaries, and are typically expressed in terms of velocity fields or strain rate fields. Vertical derivatives of horizontal stress (VDoHS) rates at the Earth's surface can also be derived from GPS velocities, and VDoHS rates provide much higher resolution information about subsurface deformation sources than velocities or strain rates. In particular, VDoHS rates allow for high precision estimates of fault dips, slip rates and locking depths, as well as objective characterization of previously unknown (or hidden) tectonic deformation zones.

  • Compared to many other regions of the world, Africa is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and variability. Widespread poverty, an extensive disease burden and pockets of political instability across the continent has resulted in a low resilience and limited adaptative capacity of African society to climate related shocks and stresses. To compound this vulnerability, there remains large knowledge gaps on African climate, manifestations of future climate change and variability for the region and the associated problems of climate change impacts. Research on the subject of African climate change requires an interdisciplinary approach linking studies of environmental, political and socio-economic spheres. In this book we use different case studies on climate change and variability in Africa to illustrate different approaches to the study of climate change in Africa from across the spectrum of physical, social and political sciences. In doing so we attempt to highlight a toolbox of methodologies (along with their limitations and advantages) that may be used to further the understanding of the impacts of climate change in Africa and thus help form the basis for strategies to negate the negative implications of climate change on society.

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