Author: Bernard Tschumi, Véronique Descharrières
Concevoir l'architecture d'un zoo n'est pas simple. Si l'habitat des hommes est fait d'histoire, de traditions et de styles, celui des animaux doit-il imiter leur milieu d'origine ? Peut-on rassembler sous une enveloppe commune les promeneurs, les bâtiments techniques et les pensionnaires du zoo ? Ces réflexions, l'agence Bernard Tschumi urbanistes Architectes avec Véronique Descharrières les a menées pour faire renaître, dix ans après sa fermeture au public, le parc zoologique de Paris. Images 3D, maquettes, plans et dessins permettent de comprendre comment a été conçu le projet architectural où l'habitat des animaux devient, l'espace d'un parcours, celui des hommes. Pour capturer cette nouvelle scénographie du vivant, les photographies d'Iwan Baan présentent, sous son plus beau jour, cette architecture double où culture et nature se confrontent et se confondent dans un paysage conçu par L'Atelier Jacqueline Osty et Associés.
No Matter What
Author: Debi Gliori
Publisher: A&C Black
A little fox is in a big bad mood, and is worried that its mother won't love it forever. In this beautiful and lyrical picture book we see a clever and resourceful mother prove to her child that a parents love is limitless - no matter what! In this reassuring and warm picture book the hugely talented Debi Gliori manages to treat the familiar subject of childhood worries in a very fresh, original and inventive way. 'this is an instant childhood classic for anyone over the age of three' Independent On Sunday 'the literary equivalent of a big hug' The Times 'With gentle rhyming text, humorous pictorial detail and themes which can be explored and re-explored, this is a brilliant gem of a book.' The Guardian Brilliantly read by Amelia Fox. Please note that audio is not supported by all devices, please consult your user manual for confirmation.
In Loving What Is, bestselling author Byron Katie introduced thousands of people to her simple and profound method of finding happiness through questioning the mind. Now, I Need Your Love—Is That True? examines a universal, age-old source of anxiety: our relationships with others. In this groundbreaking book, Katie helps you question everything you have been taught to do to gain love and approval. In doing this, you discover how to find genuine love and connection. The usual advice offered in self-help books and reinforced by our culture advocates a stressful, all-consuming quest for love and approval. We are advised to learn self-marketing and manipulative skills—how to attract, impress, seduce, and often pretend to be something we aren’t. This approach doesn’t work. It leaves millions of walking wounded—those who, having failed to find love or appreciation, blame themselves and conclude that they are unworthy of love. I Need Your Love—Is That True? helps you illuminate every area in your life where you seem to lack what you long for most—the love of your spouse, the respect of your child, a lover’s tenderness, or the esteem of your boss. Through its penetrating inquiry, you will quickly discover the falseness of the accepted ways of seeking love and approval, and also of the mythology that equates love with need. Using the method in this book, you will inquire into painful beliefs that you’ve based your whole life on—and be delighted to see them evaporate. Katie shows you how unraveling the knots in the search for love, approval, and appreciation brings real love and puts you in charge of your own happiness. “Everyone agrees that love is wonderful, except when it’s terrible. People spend their whole lives tantalized by love—seeking it, trying to hold on to it, or trying to get over it. Not far behind love, as major preoccupations, come approval and appreciation. From childhood on, most people spend much of their energy in a relentless pursuit of these things, trying out different methods to be noticed, to please, to impress, and to win other people’s love, thinking that’s just the way life is. This effort can become so constant and unquestioned that we barely notice it anymore. This book takes a close look at what works and what doesn’t in the quest for love and approval. It will help you find a way to be happier in love and more effective in all your relationships. What you learn here will bring fulfillment to all kinds of relationships, including romantic love, dating, marriage, work, and friendship.” —Byron Katie From the Hardcover edition.
Londres, 1912. Edward Malone, du Daily Gazette, est envoyé par son rédacteur-en-chef interviewer le terrible professeur George Challenger, dont la réputation est entachée par de nombreux scandales à la suite de bagarres avec des journalistes. Malone se fait passer pour un jeune étudiant pour mieux berner le professeur, mais il est rapidement démasqué : les deux hommes en viennent aux mains. Le journaliste refuse pourtant de porter plainte, ce qui amène le professeur à lui révéler sa découverte concernant l'existence de dinosaures encore vivants en Amérique du Sud d'après le carnet d'un certain Maple White, un explorateur ayant vu des choses formidables sur un haut-plateau coupé du monde moderne. Challenger met sur pied une expédition pour rapporter des preuves à la communauté scientifique sceptique. Malone accepte de se joindre à lui pour couvrir l'évènement en correspondant par lettres à la Gazette, mais aussi pour obtenir la main de sa fiancée Gladys en se distinguant par un acte héroïque. Lord John Roxton, chasseur émérite, ainsi que le professeur Summerlee, confrère et rival de Challenger, sont également de la partie. Après une longue traversée en cargo, puis en pirogue, les quatre explorateurs et leurs guides indigènes s'enfoncent au-delà du bassin de l'Amazone.
Author: Eric Baratay, Elisabeth Hardouin-Fugier
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Wild animals have fascinated human observers since time immemorial. The story of our interest in collecting, classifying and dominating Nature looms large; thus it is surprising that the history of menageries, zoological gardens and zoos as we know them today has been so poorly documented. This gap is addressed by Zoo. In the Renaissance, wealthy aristocrats showcased exotic beasts in private menageries. Safely caged, animals inspired the interest of naturalists and fed the curiosity of the masses. By the 19th century, increased urbanization and colonization aided the expansion of zoos in which animals were tamed to serve as domesticated livestock. Nowadays, with many natural habitats under threat of extinction, the social function of zoos is less clear. Such institutions both present the illusion of wild animals in a natural state to a nostalgic public and find themselves justifying their existence as saviors of endangered species.
Author: Martin Handford
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
The reader follows Waldo and other characters as they travel through various scenes and tries to find them and their lost objects in the illustrations.
Includes, 1982-1995: Les Livres du mois, also published separately.
This collection of 18 all-new illustrated stories for young Padawans spans the entire Star Wars saga, and features everyone's favorite heroes and villains, such as: Darth Maul, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, R2-D2, C-3PO, Poe Dameron, BB-8, Rey, Finn, Captain Phasma and Rose Tico!
A Century of Artists Books
Author: Riva Castleman, Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, New York
Published to accompany the 1994 exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this book constitutes the most extensive survey of modern illustrated books to be offered in many years. Work by artists from Pierre Bonnard to Barbara Kruger and writers from Guillaume Apollinarie to Susan Sontag. An importnt reference for collectors and connoisseurs. Includes notable works by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.
Author: Zdzisław Pucek, IUCN/SSC Bison Specialist Group
Publisher: World Conservation Union
This review of the European bison’s (Bison bonasus) status clearly indicates that, through proper management and conservation, its present numbers and distribution have improved significantly since its extinction in the wild at the beginning of the 20th century. The Action Plan briefly summarizes the history of extinction in the wild and present status of the European bison, as well as the reasons of extinction. The ecology of the species has been reviewed and threats, including recent diseases, are described. The Action Plan also puts forward future goals in conservation and management of European bison. These include recommendations for captive breeding and reintroduction to natural ecosystems, and the propagation of captive animals with known pedigrees for the preservation of the species and to maintain its genetic purity.
The Horse Lover's Book
Author: Stephanie Ledu
Publisher: Treasure Bay, Inc.
Presents an introduction to horses, describing their physical characteristics, grooming needs, and eating habits, and discussing the basics of how to ride and the different types of riding that take place around the world.
Signs of Life
Author: Eduardo Kac
Publisher: Mit Press
Bio art is a new art form that has emerged from the cultural impact and increasing accessibility of contemporary biotechnology. Signs of Life is the first book to focus exclusively on art that uses biotechnology as its medium, defining and discussing the theoretical and historical implications of bio art and offering examples of work by prominent artists.Bio art manipulates the processes of life; in its most radical form, it invents or transforms living organisms. It is not representational; bio art is in vivo. (A celebrated example is Eduardo Kac's own GFP Bunny, centered on "Alba," the transgenic fluorescent green rabbit.) The creations of bio art become a part of evolution and, provided they are capable of reproduction, can last as long as life exists on earth. Thus, bio art raises unprecedented questions about the future of life, evolution, society, and art.The contributors to Signs of Life articulate the critical theory of bio art and document its fundamental works. The writers--who include such prominent scholars as Barbara Stafford, Eugene Thacker, and Dorothy Nelkin--consider the culture and aesthetics of biotechnology, the ethical and philosophical aspects of bio art, and biology in art history. The section devoted to artworks and artists includes George Gessert's Why I Breed Plants, Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr's Semi-Living Art, Marc Quinn's Genomic Portrait, and Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey's Chlorophyll.
Tropical Deep-sea Benthos
Author: Virginie Héros, Ellen Strong, Philippe Bouchet
Publisher: French National Museum Natural History
The deep benthos of tropical seas is one of the last frontiers of biodiversity exploration, and a major reservoir of species still unknown to science. The French National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) and Institute for Research for Development (IRD) are conducting an unprecedented series of research cruises in the South and West Pacific, totalling so far over 5,000 deep-water sampling stations in remote and seldom-visited island groups. The Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos series, a continuation of the former Résultats des Campagnes Musorstom, showcases some of the biodiversity discovered through contributions from experts worldwide. The present volume includes six major taxonomic papers from experts of polyplacophoran, bivalve and gastropod molluscs, together documenting 213 species - 137 of which are new to science -, highlighting the extraordinary biodiversity of the South and West Pacific, in particular the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia. An introductory chapter highlights the role of citizen scientists in describing the molluscan diversity of the world, who are responsible for 57% of the new species descriptions, and the present volume is no exception.