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Sur les traces d'un secret enfoui
Author: Daniel Hubé
Publisher: Editions Michalon
ISBN: 2347000853
Pages: 288
Year: 2016-06-02
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En 2011, lorsque surgit une question relative à la pollution des nappes phréatiques dans le nord de la France par une substance chimique - le perchlorate - retrouvée dans l'eau du robinet au niveau des anciens champs de bataille de 14-18, le doute s'installe : y aurait-il un lien avec la Grande Guerre ? Là-bas, près de Verdun, en pleine forêt, rien ne pousse. Exception visible, ou n'a-t-elle fait qu'échapper au crible de l'oubli ? Que se cache-t-il sous terre, entre preuves et soupçons ? À la fin de la Première Guerre mondiale, on estime au total, plus d'1,5 million d'obus chimiques et 300 000 obus explosifs ont ainsi été éliminés dans la Meuse, près de Verdun. L'usage, la destruction et le recyclage de cet arsenal cyclopéen constituent aujourd'hui un héritage toxique centenaire. La Meuse n'est ni un cas ni un département isolé : ailleurs, d'autres lieux ont assimilé le traumatisme tellurique de la Grande Guerre. L'enquête historique et environnementale de Daniel Hubé, géologue de métier mais surtout par passion, ne figure dans aucun livre. Sa mission ? Faire émerger du passé des questions enfouies. Ses pérégrinations l'ont conduit vers des spécialistes des munitions, puis à se plonger dans les archives, en France et à l'étranger, avant de s'armer de drones pour restituer l'un des derniers secrets de la Grande Guerre et, ainsi, "évaluer la matière à panser". Un document unique qui pose, aujourd'hui plus que jamais, la question des pollutions de guerre et des désastres écologiques liés aux conflits du XXe siècle.
The Living Unknown Soldier
Author: Jean-Yves Le Naour, Penny Allen
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805079378
Pages: 240
Year: 2005-09-01
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Chronicles the remarkable story of a World War I soldier who was discovered wandering in France with no memory of his identity and who was the focus of twenty years of court battles when he was "claimed" by hundreds of families whose fathers, husbands, sons, and brothers had been lost in combat. Reprint.
Manual for Activities Directed at Underwater Cultural Heritage
Author: Thijs J. Maarleveld, Ulrike Guérin, Barbara Egger
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9230011223
Pages: 346
Year: 2013
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The Endgame of Globalization
Author: Neil Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113593052X
Pages: 240
Year: 2005-07-08
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
The Isaiah Effect
Author: Gregg Braden
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307565858
Pages: 304
Year: 2009-02-04
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Seventeen hundred years ago, key elements of our ancient heritage were lost, relegated to the esoteric traditions of mystery schools and sacred orders. Among the most empowering of the forgotten elements are references to a science with the power to bring everlasting healing to our bodies and initiate an unprecedented era of peace and cooperation between governments and nations. In his groundbreaking new book, The Isaiah Effect, Gregg Braden turns to the Isaiah Scroll, perhaps the most important of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in 1946, to offer insight into a powerful form of ancient prayer. In The Isaiah Effect, Braden, author of Awakening to Zero Point and Walking Between the Worlds, combines research in quantum physics with the works of the prophet Isaiah and the ancient Essenes. He demonstrates how prophecies of global catastrophe and suffering may only represent future possibilities, rather than forecast impending doom, and that we have the power to influence those possibilities. In addition to describing multiple futures, the Isaiah texts take us one step further, clearly describing the science of how we choose our futures. Tracing key words of Isaiah's text back to their original language, we discover how he taught a mode of prayer that was lost to the West during Biblical editing in the fourth century. Braden offers detailed accounts of how elements of this mode of prayer have been applied in a variety of situations, ranging from healing life-threatening conditions to entire villages using collective prayer to prevail during the 1998 fires in southern Peru. In each instance, the correlation between the offering of the prayer and a shift of the events in question was beyond coincidence--the prayers had measurable effects! As modern science continues to validate a relationship between our outer and inner worlds, it becomes more likely that a forgotten bridge links the world of our prayers with that of our experience. Each time we engage ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities with Isaiah's life-affirming message of hope, we secure nothing less than our future and the future of the only home we know. From the Hardcover edition.
Of Illustrious Men
Author: Jean Rouaud
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
ISBN: 1559702656
Pages: 152
Year: 1994
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A grieving son explores his father's identity as a quiet family man, traveling salesman, and World War II hero, and forms an understanding about human greatness in both war and peace times. By the Goncourt prize-winning author of Fields of Glory.
The Wound
Author: Laurent Mauvignier
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803239874
Pages: 242
Year: 2015-02
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"A four part novel about men from a small French town who fought in the Algerian war for independence and the effect the war still has on them 40 years later"--
One Hundred Years of Chemical Warfare: Research, Deployment, Consequences
Author: Bretislav Friedrich, Dieter Hoffmann, Jürgen Renn, Florian Schmaltz, Martin Wolf
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319516647
Pages: 408
Year: 2017-11-26
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This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license. On April 22, 1915, the German military released 150 tons of chlorine gas at Ypres, Belgium. Carried by a long-awaited wind, the chlorine cloud passed within a few minutes through the British and French trenches, leaving behind at least 1,000 dead and 4,000 injured. This chemical attack, which amounted to the first use of a weapon of mass destruction, marks a turning point in world history. The preparation as well as the execution of the gas attack was orchestrated by Fritz Haber, the director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry in Berlin-Dahlem. During World War I, Haber transformed his research institute into a center for the development of chemical weapons (and of the means of protection against them). Bretislav Friedrich and Martin Wolf (Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, the successor institution of Haber’s institute) together with Dieter Hoffmann, Jürgen Renn, and Florian Schmaltz (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science) organized an international symposium to commemorate the centenary of the infamous chemical attack. The symposium examined crucial facets of chemical warfare from the first research on and deployment of chemical weapons in WWI to the development and use of chemical warfare during the century hence. The focus was on scientific, ethical, legal, and political issues of chemical weapons research and deployment — including the issue of dual use — as well as the ongoing effort to control the possession of chemical weapons and to ultimately achieve their elimination. The volume consists of papers presented at the symposium and supplemented by additional articles that together cover key aspects of chemical warfare from 22 April 1915 until the summer of 2015.
Power Play
Author: Mike Nicol
ISBN: 1910400211
Pages: 400
Year: 2015-06
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Krista Bishop runs a security agency. For women only. Until she gets a call she can't refuse from the Secret Service, to guard two high profile Chinese businessmen. What Krista isn't told is the Chinese are mopping up the richly rewarding abalone poaching business. They want it all. From shore to plate. A takeover that will kick three Cape Town ganglords known as the Untouchables out of business and destroy their luxury lifestyles. Abalone means power, money, drugs, guns. No longer untouchable, gang boss Titus Anders fears for the life of his daughter and calls in Krista Bishop to protect her from the madness as the gang war destroys his world.
Melvile: The Story of Samuel Beauclair
Author: Romain Renard
Publisher: Europe Comics
Year: 2018-09-19T00:00:00+02:00
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Sam Beauclair's life has hit the skids. He's late with his second novel, his marriage is on the rocks, and the bank is foreclosing on the apartment. In desperation, he flees to Melvile, a small country town where he once spent idyllic vacations with his novelist father. There he finds work as a handyman, and when a pair of siblings befriend him, he slowly begins to come out of his shell. But is it a fresh start, or just willful denial of reality? Will Sam's past and mistakes catch up with him, and will he ever escape his father's shadow?
Author: Hédi Kaddour
Publisher: Random House Uk Limited
Pages: 660
Year: 2008
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A riveting spy novel and major work of literature, Waltenberg is the compelling tale of Michael Lilstein, an East German spymaster and Auschwitz survivor who recruits a mysterious young Frenchman to act as a mole, much to the interest of the CIA. Intertwined with this history is the relationship between a German novelist and an American singer, and the friendship between the novelist and a French journalist- but at its heart Waltenberg is an espionage novel and betrayal lies at its core.
The War of Invention
Author: Guy Hartcup
Publisher: Potomac Books Incorporated
Pages: 226
Year: 1988
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The Donkeys
Author: Alan Clark
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448104025
Pages: 240
Year: 2011-09-30
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The landmark exposé of incompetent leadership on the Western Front - why the British troops were lions led by donkeys On 26 September 1915, twelve British battalions – a strength of almost 10,000 men – were ordered to attack German positions in France. In the three-and-a-half hours of the battle, they sustained 8,246 casualties. The Germans suffered no casualties at all. Why did the British Army fail so spectacularly? What can be said of the leadership of generals? And most importantly, could it have all been prevented? In The Donkeys, eminent military historian Alan Clark scrutinises the major battles of that fateful year and casts a steady and revealing light on those in High Command - French, Rawlinson, Watson and Haig among them - whose orders resulted in the virtual destruction of the old professional British Army. Clark paints a vivid and convincing picture of how brave soldiers, the lions, were essentially sent to their deaths by incompetent and indifferent officers – the donkeys. ‘An eloquent and painful book... Clark leaves the impression that vanity and stupidity were the main ingredients of the massacres of 1915. He writes searingly and unforgettably’ Evening Standard
Where I Left My Soul
Author: Jérôme Ferrari
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 1623655080
Pages: 161
Year: 2014-06-03
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A tale of two torturersâ??Where I Left My Soul is a powerful exploration of guilt and identity in the savagery of the Algerian War. Captain Andre Degorce is reunited with Lieutenant Horace Andreani, with whom he experienced the horrors of combat and imprisonment in Vietnam. Captives now pass from the Captainâ??s hands into Andreani's: one-time victims have become torturers. Andreani has fully embraced his new status, but Degorce has lost all sense of himself, only finding peace when he is with Tahar, a commander in the National Liberation Army. Taharâ??s cell now acts as a confessional for Andreani, with the jailor opening up to his prisoner.
Ethnobotany In The New Europe
Author: Manuel Pardo-de-Santayana, Andrea Pieroni, Rajindra K. Puri
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782381252
Pages: 408
Year: 2013-09-15
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The study of European wild food plants and herbal medicines is an old discipline that has been invigorated by a new generation of researchers pursuing ethnobotanical studies in fresh contexts. Modern botanical and medical science itself was built on studies of Medieval Europeans’ use of food plants and medicinal herbs. In spite of monumental changes introduced in the Age of Discovery and Mercantile Capitalism, some communities, often of immigrants in foreign lands, continue to hold on to old recipes and traditions, while others have adopted and enculturated exotic plants and remedies into their diets and pharmacopoeia in new and creative ways. Now in the 21st century, in the age of the European Union and Globalization, European folk botany is once again dynamically responding to changing cultural, economic, and political contexts. The authors and studies presented in this book reflect work being conducted across Europe’s many regions. They tell the story of the on-going evolution of human-plant relations in one of the most bioculturally dynamic places on the planet, and explore new approaches that link the re-evaluation of plant-based cultural heritage with the conservation and use of biocultural diversity.