Dictionary of Building and Civil Engineering

Titre : Dictionary of Building and Civil Engineering
Auteur : Don Montague
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781135821685
Libération : 2003-09-02

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This dual-language dictionary lists over 20,000 specialist terms in both French and English, covering architecture, building, engineering and property terms. It meets the needs of all building professionals working on projects overseas. It has been comprehensively researched and compiled to provide an invaluable reference source in an increasingly European marketplace.

Madlenka

Titre : Madlenka
Auteur : Peter Sís
Éditeur : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN-13 : 9781466857674
Libération : 2014-07-15

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A trip around a city block is like a trip around the world! Peeking out through a die-cut window on the jacket, Madlenka invites the reader to enter her world. And what a world it is! On the surface, it looks like an ordinary city block, but as we meet Madlenka's neighbors -- the French baker, the Indian news vendor, the Italian ice-cream man, the Latin American grocer, a retired opera singer from Germany, an African American school friend, and the Asian shopkeeper -- and look through die-cut windows to the images and memories they have carried from old country to new, we can see that Madlenka's block is as richly varied as its inhabitants. And why is Madlenka going around the block, jumping for joy? Her tooth is loose, and she wants everyone to know! Madlenka is a 2000 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core connections.

But Beautiful

Titre : But Beautiful
Auteur : Geoff Dyer
Éditeur : North Point Press
ISBN-13 : 9781466869851
Libération : 2014-06-24

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"May be the best book ever written about jazz."—David Thomson, Los Angeles Times In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skillfully evokes the music and the men who shaped modern jazz. Drawing on photos, anecdotes, and, most important, the way he hears the music, Dyer imaginatively reconstructs scenes from the embattled lives of some of the greats: Lester Young fading away in a hotel room; Charles Mingus storming down the streets of New York on a too-small bicycle; Thelonious Monk creating his own private language on the piano. However, music is the driving force of But Beautiful, and wildly metaphoric prose that mirrors the quirks, eccentricity, and brilliance of each musician's style.

Radiant Terminus

Titre : Radiant Terminus
Auteur : Antoine Volodine
Éditeur : Open Letter Books
ISBN-13 : 1940953529
Libération : 2017-02-14

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A scathing critique of humanity set in a nuclear wasteland following the fall of the "Second" Soviet Union.