« Je ne suis ni diplomate, ni géopoliticienne. Je suis sage-femme. Par-dessus tout, je suis indignée. Indignée par la misère dans le monde, indignée qu’au XXIe siècle, tant de femmes meurent encore en couches, indignée que tant périssent en essayant d’atteindre une vie meilleure. » Originaire d’un petit village des Pyrénées Orientales, Alice Gautreau travaille pour Médecins sans frontières. Après une première mission à l’est du Congo, elle a embarqué à bord de l’Aquarius, où MSF donne les premiers soins médicaux aux migrants rescapés par les sauveteurs de SOS Méditerranée. Une expérience qui n’a rien fait pour atténuer son indignation. Accouchement en pleine mer, décès évitables, la tragédie du quotidien en Méditerranée Centrale était pire qu’elle se l’était imaginée. Pour combattre ce drame, une poignée de volontaires d’une humanité incroyable, petites gouttes d’eau dans un océan d’indifférence, tentent de faire des vagues pour réveiller l’opinion publique. Alice en est convaincue : à grands coups de solidarité, on peut changer le monde !
Against the Current
Author: Mike Bodnar
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Against the Current is an oblique look at travelling through France on a boat by two people with no experience or qualifications, with imaginative asides and whimsies. Would you leave your job, sell your house, abandon your family and friends and move half way round the world to live on a boat? With no income, and no idea what the next day would bring? Probably not. But that’s what Mike and Liz did, choosing to cast off from corporate life to live on and travel the waterways of France. They’re boarded by armed police, nearly lose their boat, and pull a near-drowned body from the water. With a blade against his neck, Mike’s fate rests on a soccer game, and he and Liz accuse a Frenchman of not knowing how to soil a bat. This is their adventure, a book for anyone who’s ever thought they might like to just get away from it all, throw caution to the wind and see what tomorrow feels like. It will take you to the limits, bring you down to earth, but most of all it will make you laugh out loud. Join Mike and Liz, as they go sailing on a notion. Against the Current is an engaging travel memoir that will appeal particularly to boat lovers. This is a book for anyone who’s ever thought they might like to just get away from it all, throw caution to the wind and see what tomorrow feels like. It will take you to the limits, bring you down to earth, but most of all it will make you laugh out loud.
Le manager anticrise
Author: Christopher Hogg
Deux ans après la crise de 2008-2009, présentée comme le plus grand choc mondial depuis la Grande Dépression de 1929, les marchés ont résorbé ce choc et ont semblé un temps retrouver leur dynamisme. Mais de nouvelles interrogations surgissent, en Europe notamment, devant le niveau de l'endettement public. L'objet de cet ouvrage est de donner au manager les nouvelles clés pour appréhender un environnement économique où la visibilité s'est considérablement réduite. Grâce à un état des lieux de nos économies et à l'exploration de nouveaux concepts et pistes de développement, l'auteur propose de tirer les enseignements de ces crises. Sa grille de lecture met en exergue les bouleversements induits par ces crises successives, qui nécessitent une refondation des organisations, des stratégies et des pratiques managériales, en particulier pour rétablir une confiance aujourd'hui ébranlée. Les principes qui en résultent se veulent les bases d'un management anticrise. Cet ouvrage s'adresse à tous les managers et dirigeants d'entreprise soucieux de mieux comprendre les dernières crises et de trouver les outils permettant de s'en affranchir.
Author: Pierre de Villiers
« Le lundi 17 juillet 2017, dans la solitude de mon bureau, après mûre réflexion, je viens de prendre la décision de quitter ma fonction de chef d’État-major des armées. Cette démission, que rien n’annonçait quinze jours plus tôt, était devenue pour moi un devoir. J’ai désormais une responsabilité, celle de dire la vérité sur les menaces auxquelles nous devons faire face et sur les défis de nos armées. Ainsi, les Français pourront mieux comprendre. Ce livre est un appel. Oui, nous pouvons être fiers de notre beau pays et de son armée. Oui, cette nation est fidèle à son histoire quand elle est rassemblée. Je veux parler de nos forces, de nos fragilités, de notre courage, de notre honneur. Je veux servir. » Pierre de Villiers a été chef d’État-major des armées de 2014 à 2017, concluant quarante-trois ans d’une grande carrière militaire, au service du succès des armes de la France.
When Toby Little was five years old, he decided to write to someone in every country in the world. With the help of his mum, Toby started handwriting and posting letters to everyone from research scientists in Antarctica to game-keepers in Chad and even the Pope. Not only did Toby achieve his goal but the world wrote back. Dear World, How Are You? is a collection of the most fascinating and heart-warming letters he sent and received. It shows that the world is only as big as your imagination and is full of potential friends, waiting to be discovered, no matter where you live.
Author: Boris Vian, Stanley Chapman
Presents a story in which a husband must try to keep his ill wife alive by constantly surrounding her with fresh flowers.
The Last Girl
Author: Nadia Murad
Publisher: Tim Duggan Books
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE In this intimate memoir of survival, a former captive of the Islamic State tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story. Nadia Murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq. A member of the Yazidi community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life. Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own beauty salon. On August 15th, 2014, when Nadia was just twenty-one years old, this life ended. Islamic State militants massacred the people of her village, executing men who refused to convert to Islam and women too old to become sex slaves. Six of Nadia’s brothers were killed, and her mother soon after, their bodies swept into mass graves. Nadia was taken to Mosul and forced, along with thousands of other Yazidi girls, into the ISIS slave trade. Nadia would be held captive by several militants and repeatedly raped and beaten. Finally, she managed a narrow escape through the streets of Mosul, finding shelter in the home of a Sunni Muslim family whose eldest son risked his life to smuggle her to safety. Today, Nadia's story—as a witness to the Islamic State's brutality, a survivor of rape, a refugee, a Yazidi—has forced the world to pay attention to an ongoing genocide. It is a call to action, a testament to the human will to survive, and a love letter to a lost country, a fragile community, and a family torn apart by war.
Author: Jan A. Rozendaal, Organisation mondiale de la santé
Publisher: World Health Organization
The first comprehensive, illustrated guide to vector control methods suitable for use by individuals and communities. Published at a time when large-scale control programs organized by governments are declining, the manual aims to help non-professionals understand the role of vectors in specific diseases and then select and use control methods that are appropriate, effective, affordable, and safe. Hundreds of simple, inexpensive and often ingenious techniques, developed and used in a host of different settings, are presented and described in this abundantly illustrated guide. The manual is intended to assist health workers at district and community level, in aid organizations, in refugee camps, or in resource development projects who do not have direct access to experts in entomology, yet need methods for controlling the vectors of such important diseases as malaria filariasis leishmaniasis schistosomiasis dengue and trypanosomiasis. With this audience in mind, the book combines non-specialist factual information about vectors and the diseases they cause with practical advice on control measures, whether involving the use of insecticides, environmental modifications, or the construction of simple devices from local materials. Details range from a table showing where and when the different groups of biting Diptera are active to a recipe for preparing plaster to protect homes against triatomine bugs, from step-by-step instructions for the construction of cheap insect traps, to advice on how to impregnate bed nets and curtains with suitable insecticides. The book opens with a brief description of recent changes in the approach to vector control, followed by a discussion of factors that can influence the success of control measures undertaken by individuals and communities. The core of the manual consists of eight chapters focused on each of the major vectors and groups of vectors: mosquitos and other biting Diptera; tsetse flies; triatomine bugs; bedbugs, fleas, lice, ticks, and mites; cockroaches; houseflies; cyclops; and freshwater snails. Each chapter includes pertinent facts about the vector's life cycle, behavior, and favorite habitats, the diseases it causes, and their clinical features, including opportunities for prevention, treatment, and control. Against this background, methods for control are presented in great detail. Since the use of control measures is often constrained by lack of resources as well as lack of knowledge, most methods described are simple and cheap, do not require much training or supervision, and are safe for both the user and the environment. The remaining chapters offer guidance on the principles and practice of house spraying with residual insecticides, and provide instructions for the safe use of pesticides and the emergency treatment of poisoning.
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Publisher: Bantam Classics
A powerful nineteenth-century French classic depicting the moral degeneration of a weak-willed woman
Author: Conor Grennan
Publisher: William Morrow
Describes how the author's three-month service as a volunteer at the Little Princes Orphanage in war-torn Nepal became a passionate commitment for advocacy and reform when he discovered that many of his young charges were victims rescued from human traffickers. 200,000 first printing.
Author: Julie Delporte
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
A poetic novel that plumbs the depths of self-doubt and technological fatigue Julie Delporte's Everywhere Antennas is a deeply affecting, sparely constructed novel, equal parts Walden and The Bell Jar. Told in the first person, it offers diary-like entries from an anonymous narrator who is undergoing a nervous breakdown and struggling to hold together a failing relationship. In soft, flowing colored pencil, Delporte shows her narrator coming to terms with a rare and misunderstood sensitivity to the radiation emitted by the televisions, cell phones, and computers that permeate urban life. On each page a few words are paired with an image or two, conveying a moment or a thought simply but effectively. Over the course of the book, the anonymous narrator moves from place to place, looking for solutions to her melancholy in the countryside via isolation and in the city with friends, sometimes turning to medication for answers. Throughout, her emotional and intellectual landscape receives as much attention as her physical surroundings. Everywhere Antennas is the portrait of a woman caught in the margins, struggling to balance the demands of technology and modern life with the need to find meaningful relationships and work. Roughly hewn figures, sketched in pencil crayon on brightly contrasting backgrounds, populate the pages of this flowing, emotive work. With Everywhere Antennas, Delporte proves herself a master craftswoman of heartbreakingly personal, beautifully literary graphic fiction.
Author: Dominique Laurent
Publisher: IRD Editions
Empire Of The Ants
Author: Bernard Werber
Publisher: Random House
Ants came to this planet long before man. Since then they have developed one of the most intricate civilizations imaginable – a civilization of great richness and technological brilliance. During the few seconds it takes you to read this sentence, some 700 milli0on ants will be born on earth... Edmond Wells had studied ants for years: he knew of the power which existed in their hidden world. On his death, he leaves his apartment to his nephew Jonathan with one proviso: that he must not descend beyond the cellar door. But when the family’s dog escapes down the cellar steps, Jonathan has little alternative but to follow. Innocently he enters the world of the ant, whose struggle for existence forces him to reassess man’s place in the cycle of nature. It is an experience that will alter his life for ever... Empire of the Ants is an extraordinary achievement. It takes you inside the ants’ universe and reveals it to be a highly organised world, as complex and relentless as human society and even more brutal.
Author: André Breton
Publisher: Grove Press
"Nadja, " originally published in France in 1928, is the first and perhaps best Surrealist romance ever written, a book which defined that movement's attitude toward everyday life. The principal narrative is an account of the author's relationship with a girl in teh city of Paris, the story of an obsessional presence haunting his life. The first-person narrative is supplemented by forty-four photographs which form an integral part of the work -- pictures of various "surreal" people, places, and objects which the author visits or is haunted by in naja's presence and which inspire him to mediate on their reality or lack of it. "The Nadja of the book is a girl, but, likeBertrand Russell's definition of electricity as "not so much a thing as a way things happen, " Nadja is not so much a person as the way she makes people behave. She has been described as a state of mind, a feeling about reality, k a kind of vision, and the reader sometimes wonders whether she exists at all. yet it is Nadja who gives form and structure to the novel.