• Boo

    Neil Smith

    Lorsqu'il se réveille au Village, Oliver « Boo » Dalrymple est à peine surpris. Son coeur malade, croit-il. Mais quelque temps après son arrivée dans cet au-delà réservé aux trépassés de treize ans, le jeune garçon découvre, horrifié, qu'il a été victime d'une fusillade. Pire encore : son assassin pourrait bien se trouver lui aussi au paradis. Avec l'aide de Johnny, un camarade de classe arrivé au Village peu de temps après lui, Boo se lance dans une chasse à l'homme pour retrouver le mystérieux « Gunboy » qui leur a ôté la vie. Mais dans cette antichambre de la mort où les fenêtres brisées repoussent comme par magie et où le ciel demeure éternellement gris, les apparences ne sont pas toujours ce qu'elles semblent être...

  • Big bang

    Neil Smith

    Les personnages des nouvelles de ce recueil se tiennent en équilibre entre le rire et le désespoir, comme des galaxies qui oscilleraient entre l'expansion et l'effondrement.
    Cette tension qui les retient fait ressortir des liens et des noeuds, sauve des vies et anime les objets. les huit récits de ce recueil rendent hommage à la beauté de la complexité humaine : des personnes atteintes d'une tumeur bénigne piègent un imposteur pour prouver que c'est leur bonté qui les a exposées à la maladie ; une fille de huit ans, souffrant d'une maladie qui fait défiler sa vie en accéléré puis à reculons, découvre l'amour ; une veuve qui lutte contre l'alcoolisme va pique-niquer dans le vieux-port de montréal avec, dans son panier, les cendres de son mari et une bouteille de chardonnay.

  • With topics ranging from language death to sign language, Language, Frogs and Savants offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of linguistics.
    Written by one of the most senior figures in linguistics.
    Features fascinating topics ranging from language death to sign language.
    Includes an introduction to the current vision of linguistics most closely associated with Noam Chomsky.
    Contains a glossary of all technical terms and interpretations.


  • Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.

  • In Neil Smith's nine stories, average people find themselves in decidedly unusual situations, as the mundane and the fantastic collide. A woman mourning the loss of her husband finds solace in talking to his ashes, entombed in a curling stone. The title story zeroes in on a girl with Fred Hoyle syndrome, whose age expands and contracts like the universe. The members of a support group for people with benign tumors begin to suspect that their meekness has caused their medical woes.
    Bang Crunch creates an extraordinary world inhabited by all-too-human characters, and heralds the arrival of a literary talent with an unfailing, exacting concern for the profundities of our lives.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Boo

    Neil Smith

    From Neil Smith, author of the award-winning, internationally acclaimed story collection Bang Crunch, comes a dark but whimsical debut novel about starting over in the afterlife in the vein of Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones.When Oliver 'Boo' Dalrymple wakes up in heaven, the eighth-grade science geek thinks he died of a heart defect at his school. But soon after arriving in this hereafter reserved for dead thirteen-year-olds, Boo discovers he's a 'gommer', a kid who was murdered. What's more, his killer may also be in heaven. With help from his volatile classmate Johnny, Boo sets out to track down the mysterious Gunboy who cut short both their lives.In a heart-rending story written to his beloved parents, the odd but endearing Boo relates his astonishing heavenly adventures as he tests the limits of friendship, learns about forgiveness and, finally, makes peace with the boy he once was and the boy he can now be.

  • Une vision toute particulière de la justice et de la morale a valu à Billy Lafitte d'être viré de la police du Mississippi. Il végète aujourd'hui comme shérif adjoint dans les plaines sibériennes du Minnesota, avec l'alcool et les filles du coin pour lui tenir compagnie, les laboratoires clandestins de meth pour occuper ses journées. Si Billy franchit toutes les lignes, on peut néanmoins lui reconnaître une chose : il a un grand coeur. Ainsi, lorsqu'une amie lui demande de tirer d'affaire son fiancé, impliqué dans une sale affaire de drogue, c'est bien volontiers qu'il accepte. Quelques jours plus tard, Billy est arrêté par le FBI, enfermé dans une cellule au milieu de nulle part, et sommé de s'expliquer sur tous ces cadavres qui se sont soudain accumulés autour de lui.

    Jamais bien-pensant, Anthony Neil Smith nous offre un noir bien frappé. Prenant le relais de Jim Thompson, Sam Peckinpah et James Crumley, il se demande à son tour comment préserver une vérité humaine, intègre, rebelle, dans un pays où règne un ordre hypocrite. Vous allez vite devenir accro à Billy Lafitte, soyez heureux, vous le retrouverez très bientôt lors de tribulations encore plus déjantées.

  • Une vision toute particulière de la justice et de la morale a valu à Billy Lafitte d'être viré de la police du Mississippi. Il végète aujourd'hui comme shérif adjoint dans les plaines sibériennes du Minnesota, avec l'alcool et les filles du coin pour lui tenir compagnie, les laboratoires clandestins de meth pour occuper ses journées. Si Billy franchit toutes les lignes, on peut néanmoins lui reconnaître une chose : il a un grand coeur. Ainsi, lorsqu'une amie lui demande de tirer d'affaire son fiancé, impliqué dans une sale affaire de drogue, c'est bien volontiers qu'il accepte. Quelques jours plus tard, Billy est arrêté par le FBI, enfermé dans une cellule au milieu de nulle part, et sommé de s'expliquer sur tous ces cadavres qui se sont soudain accumulés autour de lui.

    Jamais bien-pensant, Anthony Neil Smith nous offre un noir bien frappé. Prenant le relais de Jim Thompson, Sam Peckinpah et James Crumley, il se demande à son tour comment préserver une vérité humaine, intègre, rebelle, dans un pays où règne un ordre hypocrite. Vous allez vite devenir accro à Billy Lafitte, soyez heureux, vous le retrouverez très bientôt lors de tribulations encore plus déjantées.

  • L'agent du FBI Franklin Rome a juré la perte de Billy Lafitte, ex-shérif adjoint dans le Minnesota. À n'importe quel prix. Il est vrai que, pour un homme de loi, l'existence de Billy ressemble à une insulte perpétuelle. Celui-ci a en effet à peu près tous les vices imaginables. Aussi, après quelques tracas avec sa hiérarchie, Billy a-t-il quitté les forces de l'ordre pour entrer dans un groupe de bikers, comme on entre en religion. Là, sous les ordres de l'impitoyable Steel God, il peut enfin mener une existence à peu près tranquille. Mais s'il pense avoir tiré un trait sur son passé, celui-ci le rattrape lorsque l'agent Rome décide de s'en prendre à son ex-femme et à ses enfants. Tragique erreur : il ne fait pas bon chercher Billy Lafitte. Et l'affrontement entre les deux hommes promet d'être impitoyable.

    Après Lune Noire, Anthony Neil Smith nous convie à une véritable équipée sauvage aux côtés de son anti-héros, plus teigneux et plus drôle que jamais.

  • Approaching personality disorders with evidence-based treatment plans The Personality Disorders Treatment Planner, 2nd Edition is fully updated to meet the changing needs of the mental healthcare field. A time-saver for psychologists, counselors, social workers, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals, this new edition offers the tools you need to develop formal treatment plans that meet the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal agencies. Organized around twenty-six presenting problems, the easy-to-use format and over 1,000 prewritten symptom descriptions, treatment goals, objectives, and interventions makes the task of developing an evidence-based treatment plan more efficient than ever. The treatment of mental health disorders is rapidly evolving, and new evidence-based protocols are being adopted by federal and state organizations. You are now required to closely monitor patient progress, and you may feel pressure to stick to standardized care and reporting procedures; however, you can only do so if you have access to the latest in evidence-based treatment plans. Updated with new and revised evidence-based Objectives and Interventions Integrated DSM-5 diagnostic labels and ICD-10 codes into the Diagnostic Suggestions section of each chapter Many more suggested homework assignments integrated into the Interventions An Appendix demonstrates the use of the personality disorders Proposed Dimensional System of DSM-5. Expanded and updated self-help book list in the Bibliotherapy Appendix Revised, expanded and updated Professional Reference Appendix New Recovery Model Appendix D listing Objectives and Interventions allowing the integration of a recovery model orientation into treatment plans

  • For the price of one, you get three Lando Calrissian novels: LANDO CALRISSSIAN AND THE MINDHARP OF SHARU, LANDO CLARISSIAN AND THE FLAMEWIND OF OSEON, and LANDO CALRISSIAN AND THE STARCAVE OF THONBOKA. You know him as a gambler, rogue, and con-artist; Lando's always on the frontier scanning his sensors for easy credits and looking for action in galaxies near and far.
    Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

  • Oxford Assess and Progress: Clinical Surgery is a brand new addition to a trusted revision series for medical undergraduates.This volume includes over 270 SBAs and EMQs covering all the core surgical specialties from orthopaedics to urology. Many questions are illustrated with clinical photographs, scans, and anatomical diagrams. Each question is accompanied by extensive feedback that explains the rationale behind correct and incorrect answers, as well as a star rating system that will help you track your progress. Oxford Assess and Progress: Clinical Surgery is also fully cross-referenced to the fourthedition of the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Surgery, and references key clinical research and guidelines to help you persue your learning even further. Written by practising surgeons and edited by leading surgical educators and experts in medical assessment to ensure top-quality content, this is the ultimate revision guide to surgery for undergraduates. Ace your Finals with Oxford Assess and Progress!

  • Boo is the highly anticipated debut novel from one of the most incomparable voices in Canadian literature: Bang Crunch author Neil Smith.
    Oliver Dalrymple, nicknamed "Boo" because of his pale complexion and staticky hair, is an outcast at his Illinois middle school--more interested in biology and chemistry than the friendship of other kids. But after a tragic accident, Boo wakes up to find himself in a very strange sort of heaven: a town populated only by 13-year-old Americans. While he desperately wants to apply the scientific method to find out how this heaven works (broken glass grows back; flashlights glow without batteries; garbage chutes plummet to nowhere), he's confronted by the greatest mystery of all--his peers. With the help of his classmate Johnny, who was killed at the same time, Boo begins to figure out what exactly happened to them (and who they really were back in America) through this story about growing up, staying young and the never-ending heartbreak of being 13.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Teaching primary computing without computers?
    The Computing curriculum is a challenge for primary school teachers.  The realities of primary school resources mean limited access to computer hardware.  But computing is about more than computers. Important aspects of the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science can be taught without any hardware.  Children can learn to analyse problems and computational terms and apply computational thinking to solve problems without turning on a computer.
    This book shows you how you can teach computing through `unplugged' activities. It provides lesson examples and everyday activities to help teachers and pupils explore computing concepts in a concrete way, accelerating their understanding and grasp of key ideas such as abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation. The unplugged approach is physical and collaborative, using kinaesthetic learning to help make computing concepts more meaningful and memorable.
    This book will help you to elevate your teaching, and your children's learning of computing beyond the available hardware.  It focuses on the building blocks of understanding required for computation thinking. 

  • Education has continued to grow in stature and significance as an academic discipline. In addition to world renowned research studies the growth of education has been seen in the methodology and methods underpinning its research. The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research provides a cutting edge account of the research and methodology that is creating new understandings for education research, policy and practice. Over two volumes, the handbook addresses educational research in six essential components: Section 1: Understanding Research Section 2: Planning Research Section 3: Approaches to Research Section 4: Acquiring Data Section 5: Analysing Data Section 6: Reporting, Disseminating and Evaluating Research Featuring contributions from more than 50 of the biggest names in the international field, The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research represents a very significant contribution to the development of education.

  • `Leadership in education is receiving increasing attention, and this text contributes much to the debate. A useful text that will appeal to a wide audience of senior managers, teachers, programme designers and researchers' - Learning and Skills Research

    `If one were on a fact-finding mission to gain insight into leadership thought and practice in education, then this book is an excellent resource' - Education News

    `This book makes an excellent contribution to the current debate on Educational Leadership. It blends theory with practice and provides an important resource for many aspects of leadership development programmes at a variety of levels. The book will appeal to the academic reader, the postgraduate student and those involved in providing leadership courses at a professional level. There is an international perspective on the analysis of leadership theory and practice, integrating examples from a variety of cultural settings and exploring education at all phases from primary to higher' - Stephen Merrill, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Journal of In-Service Education

    `Leadership in Education offers an excellent analysis of the current debate: well informed on research and practice, positive but critical. It is particularly strong on what it calls "the railway-bookstall offerings of context-independent leadership".... There is a great deal of practical wisdom within these very accessible pages' - Michael Duffy, Times Educational Supplement

    This book deals with leadership in all sectors, from primary to higher education. It presents an international perspective on the analysis of leadership theory and practice, with the integration of exemplars from different cultural settings.

    The authors provide a wide range of conceptual perspectives on leadership. Themes include:
    - the efficacy of centralized versus distributed concepts of leadership
    - the contrast between competency and academic models of leadership development
    - the contradistinction between functionalist and democratic models of leadership.

    These themes are developed in four sections:
    - Conceptualization
    - Leadership development
    - Teachers as leaders
    - Leadership in practice

    Contributors include:
    Clive Dimmock, Peter Gronn, Marianne Coleman, Peter Ribbins, Ray Bolam, Peter Newton, Kenneth Leithwood, Helen Gunter, Lynn Davis, Clive Harber and Graham Peeke

    This book is recommended to all involved in educational management, particularly to students, teachers, researchers, policy makers and educational administrators.

    The Centre for Educational Leadership and Management series, edited by Tony Bush, examines the impact of the many changes in the management of schools and colleges, drawing on empirical evidence. The approach if analytical rather than descriptive and generates conclusions about the most effective ways of managing schools on the basis of research evidence.

  • Un mystérieux chirurgien, Margaret McDonagh En vacances à l´île d´Elbe, Gina vit une folle passion avec un inconnu rencontré sur la plage. Un homme mystérieux, dont elle apprend par hasard qu´il est un chirurgien talentueux ayant cessé d´exercer. Pourquoi ? Résolue à tout apprendre de l´homme qu´elle aime, Gina tente de percer son secret...

    Réunis pour la vie, Karen Rose Smith Lorsqu´elle revoit Logan, presque 15 ans après leur brutale séparation, Gina s´aperçoit que ses sentiments pour lui sont restés intacts. Mais, alors que Logan ne demande qu´à renouer, Gina hésite : pourra-t-elle jamais oublier qu´il n´a jadis rien fait pour la retenir...
    + 1 ROMAN REEDITE OFFERT : Un espoir de bonheur, Joanna Neil Dès le premier regard échangé avec Nick Bradburn, son nouveau patron aux urgences, le Docteur Audrey CAVELL tombe sous son charme. Seulement, elle le sait très proche d'une jeune infirmière et de son enfant... 

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