Le grand échiquier
Author: Zbigniew Brzezinski
Les Etats-Unis se sont élevés à une position hégémonique qu'aucune nation n'a acquise par le passé. Mais vont-ils rester encore longtemps les maîtres de l'échiquier mondial, et comment? Les clés du monde contemporain par l'une des plus grandes autorités internationales en matière de géopolitique et de stratégie.
The Grand Chessboard
Author: Zbigniew Brzezinski
Publisher: Basic Books
InÊThe Grand Chessboard, renowned geostrategist Zbigniew Brzezinski delivers a brutally honest and provocative vision for American preeminence in the twenty-first century. The task facing the United States, he argues, is to become the sole political arbiter in Eurasian lands and to prevent the emergence of any rival power threatening our material and diplomatic interests. The Eurasian landmass, home to the greatest part of the globeÕs population, natural resources, and economic activity, is the Ògrand chessboardÓ on which AmericaÕs supremacy will be ratified and challenged in the years to come. In this landmark work of public policy and political science, Brzezinski outlines a groundbreaking and powerful blueprint for AmericaÕs vital interests in the modern world. In a revised edition with a new epilogue, Brzezinski brings his seminal work up to date with commentary on the latest global developments, including the war in Ukraine, the re-emergence of Russia, and the rise of China.
Le grand échiquier
Author: Jacques Chancel, Hervé Tardy, Catherine Dubreuil
TV Content Analysis
Author: Yiannis Kompatsiaris, Bernard Merialdo, Shiguo Lian
Publisher: CRC Press
The rapid advancement of digital multimedia technologies has not only revolutionized the production and distribution of audiovisual content, but also created the need to efficiently analyze TV programs to enable applications for content managers and consumers. Leaving no stone unturned, TV Content Analysis: Techniques and Applications provides a detailed exploration of TV program analysis techniques. Leading researchers and academics from around the world supply scientifically sound treatment of recent developments across the related subject areas—including systems, architectures, algorithms, applications, research results, emerging approaches, and open issues. The book is organized into six parts: Content Extraction - deals with automatic analysis and annotation of TV content, addressing generic semantics and concepts as well as TV content Content Structuring - examines techniques for identifying interesting parts of TV programs and supplying direct access to it Content Recommendation - explores the problem of providing users with the most relevant content, addressing the problem of an ever-increasing amount of available content Content Quality - considers visual perception and quality approaches in the multi-display TV context and the specific mobile TV scenario Web and Social TV - presents studies on Web and TV convergence and on how user-generated content in Web 2.0 applications can be used to enhance services Content Production - covers postproduction, visual effects, and presentation standards Most parts start with a chapter that provides an overview of that area, followed by state-of-the-art approaches focusing on specific issues covered in that section. Reporting on recent advances in the field, the book provides you with the global view and up-to-date understanding of emerging trends needed to participate in the development of the digital TV domain.
Maurice André a un don. Plus qu'un trompettiste renommé, c'est un Artiste incontesté, un "maître" véritable, qui a marqué son siècle et laissé de nombreux héritiers. Reconnu plus que connu, il nous offre enfin son autobiographie, aidé en cela par Thierry Martin, afin que l'on sache qui se cache vraiment derrière l'instrument de cuivre qui a fait sa renommée. La Trompette du siècle se dévoile à nous pour la première fois. Son passé, ses souvenirs d'enfance, son premier contact avec les instruments, ses passions, la sculpture, sa première rencontre avec Louis Armstrong, son expérience au conservatoire de Paris, il nous raconte tout. Des surprises, des confessions, des instants de tendresse et des révélations ponctuent cette autobiographie de Maurice André, lui qui a pavé la voie pour de nombreux musiciens qui le tiennent toujours en grande estime...
Author: Henning Nølke
In Linguistic Polyphony Henning Nølke presents ScaPoLine, a formal linguistic theory developed in Scandinavia in the French linguistic tradition that specifies the linguistic instructions for the creation of polyphonic meaning. Linguistic and textual analyses illustrate how ScaPoLine can be used.
The Pragmatics of Negation
Author: Malin Roitman
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Negation is one of the most discussed phenomena within linguistics, on all language levels though it never seems to be exhausted. This operator establishes complex sentence structures and constantly challenges – from a cognitive, syntactical, semantic and morphologic viewpoint – presuppositions on language internal relations as rational and logic. It therefore arouses interest through all fields within language sciences. From a pragmatic perspective, where negation is conceived a marked structure, using negation often produces meanings beyond the one of a reversed affirmation "it is not the case that X”. This book explores the various uses and pragmatic meanings of negation in authentic communication, in different text types and in different languages, predominately romance languages. The multilingual composition marries a macro-micro perspective where aspects of genre, sociocultural context, memory, rhetoric and argumentation interplay with the negative morpheme’s nature and embedded instructions. This broad approach makes this book a unique contribution to negation studies and to pragmatics in general. The book is important and enriching reading for scholars in all linguistic domains, but particularly for researchers in semantics, pragmatics, argumentation and, discourse analysis.
Only a teenager when Delphine was born, Lucile raised two daughters largely alone. She was a former child model from a Bohemian family, younger and more glamorous than the other mothers: always in lipstick, wayward and wonderful. But as Delphine grew up, Lucile's occasional sadness gave way to overwhelming despair and delusion. She became convinced she was telepathic, in control of the Paris metro system; she gave away all her money; she was hospitalized, medicated, and released in a kind of trance. Young Delphine was left to wonder: What changed her, or what shaped her all along? In this brilliant investigation into her own family history, Delphine de Vigan attempts to "write her mother," seeking out something essential as she interviews aging relatives, listens to recordings, and reads Lucile's own writings. It is a history of luminous beauty and rambunctious joy, of dark secrets and silences. There are untimely deaths and failures of memory. There are revelations and there is the ultimately unknowable. And in the face of the unknowable, personal history becomes fiction: De Vigan must choose from differing accounts and fill in important gaps, using her writer's imagination to reconstruct a life. De Vigan writes her most expansive novel yet with acute self-awareness and marvelous sympathy. Nothing Holds Back the Night is a remarkable work, universally recognizable and singularly heartbreaking.
Dollars for Terror
Author: Richard Labévière
Publisher: Algora Publishing
How long have the United States and their Saudi allies been sponsoring and financing the radical Islamists, and why doesn''t anyone stop them? Lab(r)vi re uncovers the money-laundering, the organized crime and the interlocking world of business and politics"