Construction Materials Methods and Techniques

Titre : Construction Materials Methods and Techniques
Auteur : William Spence
Éditeur : Cengage Learning
ISBN-13 : 9781305086272
Libération : 2016-02-01

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Explore the most up-to-date green and sustainable methods for residential and commercial building construction as well as the latest materials, standards, and practices with CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES: BUILDING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, 4E. This comprehensive book’s logical, well-structured format follows the natural sequence of a construction project. The book is the only one with an organization based on the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Masterformat standards. Readers will find the most current industry developments and standards as well as latest relevant building codes within a dynamic new design. This edition emphasizes coverage of today’s construction materials, methods and techniques that is critical to success in the industry. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Naples 44

Titre : Naples 44
Auteur : Norman Lewis
Éditeur : Open Road Media
ISBN-13 : 9781480433250
Libération : 2013-07-30

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Now a documentary narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch: This memoir of the Italian city after Nazi occupation “sings like poetry” (ThePlain Dealer). As a young man with a gift for linguistics, Norman Lewis was assigned to the British Intelligence Corps’ Field Security Service, tasked with reforming civil services, dealing with local leaders, and keeping the peace in places World War II had devastated. After a near-disastrous Allied landing at Salerno, Italy, Lewis was stationed in the newly liberated city of Naples. But bringing the city back to life was unlike anything he had been prepared for. Much of the populace was far from grateful, stealing anything they could, not only from each other but also from those sent to help them. Local vendettas and endless feuds made discerning friend from Nazi collaborator practically impossible, and turned attempts at meting out justice into a farce. And as the deprivations grew ever harsher, a proud and vibrant people were forced to survive on a diet of prostitution, corruption, and a desperate belief in miracles, cures, and saviors. But even through the darkness and chaos, Lewis evokes the essential dignity of the Neapolitan people, their traditions of civility, courage, and generosity of spirit, and the indefatigable pride that kept them fighting for life during the greatest calamity in human history. And with his detached British wit, Lewis finds the absurdity in almost any situation. A masterpiece of a memoir, Naples ’44 is the heartbreaking, humorous, and starkly human account of the true cost of war as seen through the eyes of a young, untested man who would never again look at his world the same way.

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Classroom in a Book

Titre : Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Classroom in a Book
Auteur : Adobe Creative Team
Éditeur : Adobe Press
ISBN-13 : 9780133005622
Libération : 2012-07-06

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Those creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 choose Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 19 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Premiere Pro CS6. Readers learn to take a project from beginning to end where they’ll get the basics on things like organizing media, using audio, creating transitions, producing titles, and adding effects. Once they have the basics down, they'll learn how to take their projects further by sweetening and mixing sound, compositing the footage, adjusting color, using multicamera editing techniques, authoring DVDs, and much more. This completely revised CS6 edition covers new features, including the Warp Stabilizer effect for stabilizing uneven, shaky footage. Powerful new trimming techniques are explored in detail and an entire chapter covers the new expanded multicamera editing features. The new interface in Adobe Premiere Pro 6 offers many new capabilities to the editor who needs quick results and this book covers the workflows required to get the job done. Best of all, the companion DVD includes lesson files so readers can work step-by-step along with the book. “The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” —Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Note from the publisher: If you experience any issues accessing the files on the DVD please contact [email protected] to receive a link to the online file downloads

The Good Brother

Titre : The Good Brother
Auteur : Chris Offutt
Éditeur : Simon and Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9780684846194
Libération : 1998-05-27

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Virgil, a soft-spoken Kentucky boy, must choose between the unwritten code of the hills and his own sense of morals when his hell-raising oldest brother Boyd is killed

Junior Illustrated Grammar and Punctuation

Titre : Junior Illustrated Grammar and Punctuation
Auteur : Jane Bingham
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1409564940
Libération : 2016-02

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A great dictionary to help children understand the rules of Grammar and Punctuation. An interactive way for children to learn about grammar and punctuation and how to apply it in everyday writing. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

Vaincre sans gloire

Titre : Vaincre sans gloire
Auteur : Julie Le Gac
Éditeur : Les Belles Lettres
ISBN-13 : 2251444777
Libération : 2013

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English summary: Julie Le Gac traces the difficult and controversial history of the French Expeditionary Corps, from its tumultuous existence after the French defeat in 1940 to the problematic Italian campaign and the Allied victory. As the last major European military force combining indigenous and continental soldiers, the North-African-based French Expeditionary Corps had to deal with opposing forces of loyalty to the old regime and the Marechal Petain and those who clamored for resistance. Le Gac accompanies the Corps through the purging military tribunals of 1943, and especially provides a nuanced analysis of its actions in Italy, including not only the military victories at Monte Cassino and Garigliano, but also the numerous cases of rape and pillaging that tarnished those victories. Through this brief history of the French Expeditionary Corps, this book explores the conflicted memory of one of the last vestiges of European colonial idealism. French description: En portant pour la premiere fois depuis la defaite de 1940 l'etendard tricolore sur le sol europeen, le Corps expeditionnaire francais accomplit un geste capital pour le relevement national. La force du symbole ne saurait toutefois occulter ses vicissitudes. C'est l'histoire de cette renaissance douloureuse de l'armee francaise que retrace ce livre. Par un jeu d'echelles entre les hommes, Europeens et indigenes, qui forment le Corps expeditionnaire francais et cette armee consideree comme enjeu politique et diplomatique, par un souci constant de comparaison avec les forces britanniques et americaines, avec d'autres theatres d'operations, voire avec d'autres conflits, il a pour ambition de saisir la complexite et l'humanite de cette histoire. Au-dela des operations militaires, le livre revient sur la genese du corps commande par le general Juin, et en particulier sur la levee en masse en Afrique du Nord. Il souligne le poids humain et economique de la mobilisation - et notamment l'appel aux femmes -, analyse les modalites de recrutement des troupes indigenes dans les trois contextes distincts de l'Algerie, du Maroc et de la Tunisie. Cet ouvrage renouvelle egalement l'histoire politique de l'armee francaise pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Il souligne les reticences d'une armee d'Afrique, encore traumatisee par la defaite, a renier le Marechal et les valeurs pronees par Vichy. L'arrivee en Afrique des Forces Francaises Libres et des evades par l'Espagne impose une rupture: alors que le primat de l'obeissance guide l'action de l'armee d'Afrique, les Francais Libres pronent l'esprit de resistance. L'epuration de l'armee confiee aux tribunaux militaires a partir de novembre 1943, bien que clemente, provoque un traumatisme durable au sein de l'armee d'Afrique. Le livre examine par ailleurs la participation a la campagne d'Italie du Corps expeditionnaire francais, a la lumiere des debats sur la strategie mediterraneenne qui empoisonnent les relations entre etats-majors britannique et americain de 1942 a 1944. Tout en soulignant le role du Corps expeditionnaire francais dans les combats (batailles du Monte Cassino de janvier 44 et Garigliano de juin 44), ayant permis la liberation de Rome en juin 1944, le livre propose une analyse renouvelee des nombreux viols et pillages perpetres a l'encontre des civils italiens qui ternirent les victoires remportees. Depassant les explications trop souvent manicheennes des historiographies francaise et italienne, il souligne la pluralite des facteurs ayant provoque ce deferlement de violence. En guise d'epilogue, le livre revient sur le reglement de la guerre lors des conferences internationales de 1945 a 1947. En brossant un bref tableau de la memoire blessee des anciens du Corps expeditionnaire francais, il montre enfin comment le corps du general Juin est devenu pour beaucoup le dernier avatar glorieux d'une fraternite d'armes idealisee entre Europeens et indigenes et, a ce titre, le vestige d'un monde disparu et regrette. Ancienne eleve de l'Ecole Normale Superieure et agregee d'histoire, Julie Le Gac est chercheuse associee a l'Institut des Sciences Sociales du Politique (Universite Paris Ouest, ENS de Cachan).