Josephine Baker and the Rainbow Tribe
Her performing days numbered, Josephine Baker did something outrageous: she transformed her chateau into a theme park whose main attraction was her Rainbow Tribe--12 children from around the globe, adopted as the family of the future. Matthew Pratt Guterl concludes that Baker was a serious activist, determined to make a positive difference.
Egypt s Revolutions
Where is Egypt headed? Did the people 'bring down the government'? Has the country become the first front in a regional counter-revolution backed by the Gulf monarchies? These are only some of the questions that this volume - the first to describe the ongoing dynamics in Egypt since the outbreak of revolution - explores.
One of the key elements in Brazil ́s foreign policy is his challenge to the distribution of power on the international level. The current system of world governance is considered unfavorable to developing countries and unfavorable to Brazilian interests. Hence Brazil's efforts with developing countries and its BRICS partners to work together to replace hegemony and unilateralism with a greater democratization of world governance.
This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the contemporary Maghreb. Made up of contributions from leading academics in the field, it highlights specific issues of importance, including international and security affairs. With profiles of individual countries and regional issues, such as migration, gender, integration, economics, and war in Western Sahara, as well as a section dealing with international relations and the Maghreb, including US and EU foreign policy and security issues, North Africa: Politics, Region, and the Limits of Transformation is a major resource for all students of Middle Eastern Studies and North African Politics.
Le djihad histoire secr te des hommes et des r seaux en Europe
Les attentats du 11 septembre 2001 avaient stupéfié et horrifié le monde. Celui de Madrid, le 11 mars 2004, a brutalement mis au jour la menace qui pèse sur l'Europe, mais qu'elle refuse trop souvent de voir. Pour les islamistes radicaux, il n'y a pas de sanctuaire. Le terrorisme, global de ce nouveau millénaire a pris des formes inédites. Une mouvance internationale, unie par la haine de l'Occident et de la démocratie, s'est formée autour d'Oussama Ben Laden. Malgré les interventions internationales en Afghanistan et en Irak, malgré des centaines d'arrestations et les dizaines de réseaux démantelés à travers le monde depuis 2001, la mouvance du djihâd est en pleine croissance. Quel est le profil type du djihadiste européen ? Comment est-il recruté et formé ? Quels liens tissent entre eux les différents groupes de la mouvance islamiste ? Comment s'implantent-ils en Europe et dans le monde ? De quelles complicités bénéficient-ils ? Quels sont leurs moyens financiers ? Quels attentats les islamistes préparent-ils ? Les menaces d'attaques majeures bio-bactériologiques, voire nucléaires, sont-elles crédibles ? À toutes ces interrogations Claude Moniquet apporte des réponses édifiantes, mais aussi inquiétantes, fondées sur plusieurs années d'enquêtes et des analyses inédites.
A Dictionary of Film Studies
Written by experts in the field, this dictionary covers all aspects of film studies, including terms, concepts, debates, and movements in film theory and criticism, national, international and transnational cinemas, film history, film movements and genres, film industry organizations and practices, and key technical terms and concepts in 500 detailed entries. Most entries also feature recommendations for further reading and a large number also have web links. The web links are listed and regularly updated on a companion website that complements the printed book. The dictionary is international in its approach, covering national cinemas, genres, and film movements from around the world such as the Nouvelle Vague, Latin American cinema, the Latsploitation film, Bollywood, Yiddish cinema, the spaghetti western, and World cinema. The most up-to-date dictionary of its kind available, this is a must-have for all students of film studies and ancillary subjects, as well as an informative read for cinephiles and for anyone with an interest in films and film criticism.
Maya Programming with Python Cookbook
Master complex workflows and conquer the world with Python and Maya About This Book Improve your modelling skills and reduce your scripting problems using Python in Maya Learn to communicate with web applications using Python for easier team development A quick and practical answer to every problem you can have whilst scripting in Maya with Python Who This Book Is For This book is for Python developers who have just started scripting with Maya. What You Will Learn Find out how to use Python scripting to automate tedious tasks Create functional user interfaces to make scripts easy to share with others Add new functionality to Maya via the power of scripting Import and export arbitrary data into and out of Maya Improve your workflow, and that of your team Create custom create custom controls to make rigs that are easy to work with Implement a system to render 3D assets for isometric games Use script jobs to trigger actions automatically in response to user interaction Open a command port to allow other applications to communicate with Maya In Detail Maya is a 3D graphics and animation software, used to develop interactive 3D applications and games with stupendous visual effects. The Maya Programming with Python Cookbook is all about creating fast, powerful automation systems with minimum coding using Maya Python. With the help of insightful and essential recipes, this book will help you improve your modelling skills. Expand your development options and overcome scripting problems encountered whilst developing code in Maya. Right from the beginning, get solutions to complex development concerns faced when implementing as parts of build. Style and approach This book is comprised of a set of practical recipes, grouped under specific topics, which can be referred to independently or in sequence. These recipes provide quick solutions to common problems, and cover most of the real-world scenarios that developers are likely to face when working with Maya.
Design of Highway Bridges
Up-to-date coverage of bridge design and analysis— revised to reflect the fifth edition of the AASHTO LRFD specifications Design of Highway Bridges, Third Edition offers detailed coverage of engineering basics for the design of short- and medium-span bridges. Revised to conform with the latest fifth edition of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, it is an excellent engineering resource for both professionals and students. This updated edition has been reorganized throughout, spreading the material into twenty shorter, more focused chapters that make information even easier to find and navigate. It also features: Expanded coverage of computer modeling, calibration of service limit states, rigid method system analysis, and concrete shear Information on key bridge types, selection principles, and aesthetic issues Dozens of worked problems that allow techniques to be applied to real-world problems and design specifications A new color insert of bridge photographs, including examples of historical and aesthetic significance New coverage of the "green" aspects of recycled steel Selected references for further study From gaining a quick familiarity with the AASHTO LRFD specifications to seeking broader guidance on highway bridge design—Design of Highway Bridges is the one-stop, ready reference that puts information at your fingertips, while also serving as an excellent study guide and reference for the U.S. Professional Engineering Examination.
Anglais 80 fiches culture et civilisation B2 C1
Ouvrage de révision clés en main, rédigé en anglais, Prêt-à-réviser - 80 fiches de culture et civilisation permet d'acquérir une meilleure connaissance de la culture et de la civilisation anglophones ou de faire le point sur ses connaissances grâce, d'une part, aux résumés ou factsheets proposés et, d'autre part, aux exercices corrigés. S'adressant en priorité aux étudiants de classes préparatoires littéraires, scientifiques, commerciales et aux étudiants du premier cycle universitaire, Prêt-à-réviser pourra également être utile aux lycéens du cycle terminal et à tous ceux qui désirent améliorer leurs connaissances sur la Grande-Bretagne, les Etats-Unis ou les pays du Commonwealth.