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Access French: Student Book

by Bernard Grosz Henriette Harnisch

Access is the major new language series designed with the needs of today's generation of students firmly in mind. Whether learning for leisure or business purposes or working towards a curriculum qualification, Access French is specially designed for adults of all ages and gives students a thorough grounding in all the skills required to understand, speak, read and write contemporary French from scratch.The coursebook consists of 10 units covering different topic areas, each of which includes Language Focus panels explaining the structures covered and a comprehensive glossary. Learning tips and assessment checklists help students to achieve a sense of autonomy while at the end of each unit, a Découverte de la Francophonie section presents short texts of cultural interest. Numerous references to web-based activities, which will be an invaluable support to students' learning, add significantly to the course. The accompanying free Website gives direct access to additional internet-based activities for students, plus teacher support and guidance.

Access French: Student Book (Access Language Series)

by Bernard Grosz Henriette Harnisch

Access is the major new language series designed with the needs of today's generation of students firmly in mind. Whether learning for leisure or business purposes or working towards a curriculum qualification, Access French is specially designed for adults of all ages and gives students a thorough grounding in all the skills required to understand, speak, read and write contemporary French from scratch.The coursebook consists of 10 units covering different topic areas, each of which includes Language Focus panels explaining the structures covered and a comprehensive glossary. Learning tips and assessment checklists help students to achieve a sense of autonomy while at the end of each unit, a Découverte de la Francophonie section presents short texts of cultural interest. Numerous references to web-based activities, which will be an invaluable support to students' learning, add significantly to the course. The accompanying free Website gives direct access to additional internet-based activities for students, plus teacher support and guidance.

Access French 2: An Intermediate Language Course (BK)

by Bernard Grosz

Access French 2 consolidates previous language skills, using the familiar framework of Language Focus panels, learning tips and assessment checklists. It looks at different topic areas in greater depth and goes on to cover more practical matters such as dealing with your finances, methods of communication, buying a property in France and the world of work. A wide range of activities based on realistic resources and situations affords plenty of opportunities for reading and writing authentic French, enabling learners to communicate at a higher level. Each of the 10 units begins with a variety of revision activities and there is frequent consolidation of important grammar points, giving learners the confidence to move forward. Units end with a Découverte de la Francophonie section exploring the customs and traditions of French-speaking countries.Access French 2 covers all the necessary topics, grammar and vocabulary for GCSE, LLAS OCR Intermediate Level (the new Language Ladder scheme) and Level 2 (National Language Standards).Students who have completed the course will have achieved the necessary entry requirements for AS and DELF level.

Access French 2: An Intermediate Language Course (BK)

by Bernard Grosz

Access French 2 consolidates previous language skills, using the familiar framework of Language Focus panels, learning tips and assessment checklists. It looks at different topic areas in greater depth and goes on to cover more practical matters such as dealing with your finances, methods of communication, buying a property in France and the world of work. A wide range of activities based on realistic resources and situations affords plenty of opportunities for reading and writing authentic French, enabling learners to communicate at a higher level. Each of the 10 units begins with a variety of revision activities and there is frequent consolidation of important grammar points, giving learners the confidence to move forward. Units end with a Découverte de la Francophonie section exploring the customs and traditions of French-speaking countries.Access French 2 covers all the necessary topics, grammar and vocabulary for GCSE, LLAS OCR Intermediate Level (the new Language Ladder scheme) and Level 2 (National Language Standards).Students who have completed the course will have achieved the necessary entry requirements for AS and DELF level.

Against Marriage: The Correspondence of La Grande Mademoiselle (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe)

by Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orléans, Duchesse de Montpensier

In seventeenth-century France, aristocratic women were valued by their families as commodities to be married off in exchange for money, social advantage, or military alliance. Once married, they became legally subservient to their husbands. The duchesse de Montpensier—a first cousin of Louis XIV—was one of very few exceptions, thanks to the vast wealth she inherited from her mother, who died shortly after Montpensier was born. She was also one of the few politically powerful women in France at the time to have been an accomplished writer. In the daring letters presented in this bilingual edition, Montpensier condemns the alliance system of marriage, proposing instead to found a republic that she would govern, "a corner of the world in which . . . women are their own mistresses," and where marriage and even courtship would be outlawed. Her pastoral utopia would provide medical care and vocational training for the poor, and all the homes would have libraries and studies, so that each woman would have a "room of her own" in which to write books. Joan DeJean's lively introduction and accessible translation of Montpensier's letters—four previously unpublished—allow us unprecedented access to the courageous voice of this extraordinary woman.

Against Marriage: The Correspondence of La Grande Mademoiselle (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe)

by Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orléans, Duchesse de Montpensier

In seventeenth-century France, aristocratic women were valued by their families as commodities to be married off in exchange for money, social advantage, or military alliance. Once married, they became legally subservient to their husbands. The duchesse de Montpensier—a first cousin of Louis XIV—was one of very few exceptions, thanks to the vast wealth she inherited from her mother, who died shortly after Montpensier was born. She was also one of the few politically powerful women in France at the time to have been an accomplished writer. In the daring letters presented in this bilingual edition, Montpensier condemns the alliance system of marriage, proposing instead to found a republic that she would govern, "a corner of the world in which . . . women are their own mistresses," and where marriage and even courtship would be outlawed. Her pastoral utopia would provide medical care and vocational training for the poor, and all the homes would have libraries and studies, so that each woman would have a "room of her own" in which to write books. Joan DeJean's lively introduction and accessible translation of Montpensier's letters—four previously unpublished—allow us unprecedented access to the courageous voice of this extraordinary woman.

Against Marriage: The Correspondence of La Grande Mademoiselle (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe)

by Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orléans, Duchesse de Montpensier

In seventeenth-century France, aristocratic women were valued by their families as commodities to be married off in exchange for money, social advantage, or military alliance. Once married, they became legally subservient to their husbands. The duchesse de Montpensier—a first cousin of Louis XIV—was one of very few exceptions, thanks to the vast wealth she inherited from her mother, who died shortly after Montpensier was born. She was also one of the few politically powerful women in France at the time to have been an accomplished writer. In the daring letters presented in this bilingual edition, Montpensier condemns the alliance system of marriage, proposing instead to found a republic that she would govern, "a corner of the world in which . . . women are their own mistresses," and where marriage and even courtship would be outlawed. Her pastoral utopia would provide medical care and vocational training for the poor, and all the homes would have libraries and studies, so that each woman would have a "room of her own" in which to write books. Joan DeJean's lively introduction and accessible translation of Montpensier's letters—four previously unpublished—allow us unprecedented access to the courageous voice of this extraordinary woman.

Algèbre: Chapitre 10. Algèbre homologique

by N. Bourbaki

Les Éléments de mathématique de Nicolas Bourbaki ont pour objet une présentation rigoureuse, systématique et sans prérequis des mathématiques depuis leurs fondements. Ce dixième chapitre du Livre d’Algèbre, deuxième Livre du traité, pose les bases du calcul homologique. Ce volume est a été publié en 1980.

Apprendre et maîtriser LabVIEW par ses applications

by Nadia Martaj Mohand Mokhtari

Cet ouvrage traite de l’apprentissage du langage LabVIEW à travers ses applications dans des domaines industriels et académiques, qui permettront à l’ingénieur, technicien ou étudiant d’appréhender rapidement et efficacement ce langage. L’ouvrage commence, dans la partie I, par traiter les différents types de données du langage LabVIEW (tableaux, clusters, complexes, chaînes de caractères…), leur manipulation dans des structures d’exécution (boucles While, For, la structure Condition, etc.), le langage textuel MathScript, des scripts Matlab, la boîte de calcul utilisant la syntaxe du langage C ainsi que les nœuds de propriété qui permettent d’obtenir ou définir la propriété d'un VI. Cette étude est menée à travers des applications d’ingénierie.La partie II est consacrée à l’étude de l’outil « Conception de contrôle et simulation » avec lequel nous pouvons simuler des systèmes analogiques ou discrets.La partie III contient différentes applications qui traitent de nombreux thèmes comme la régulation (différentes structures du PID, les commandes RST, LQI, etc.), la logique floue, le traitement de signal (déterministe, aléatoire et filtrage adaptatif, etc.), le traitement des fichiers de mesure, la statistique expérimentale, etc.

Arbres pour l’Algorithmique (Mathématiques et Applications #83)

by Brigitte Chauvin Julien Clément Danièle Gardy

Cet ouvrage présente les types d'arbres les plus utilisés en informatique, sous les angles algorithmique et mathématique. Pour chaque type, nous donnons les algorithmes courants associés et des exemples d'utilisation, directe ou en modélisation, puis nous étudions leurs performances d'un point de vue mathématique. Nos outils sont les mathématiques discrètes, les probabilités et la combinatoire analytique, présentés ici simultanément.Le public visé est d'abord celui des étudiants de niveau master scientifique ou en dernière année d’école d’ingénieurs avec un cursus préalable en informatique ou en mathématiques, ou ceux visant une double compétence en mathématiques et informatique ; ainsi que toute personne dotée d’un bagage scientifique « minimal » et amenée à utiliser des structures arborescentes liées à des algorithmes, qui souhaiterait avoir une meilleure connaissance de ces structures et une idée des performances des algorithmes associés sans se plonger dans les travaux originaux. This book presents a wide range of tree structures, from both a computer science and a mathematical point of view. For each of these structures we give the algorithms that allow us to visit or update the structure, and discuss their potential uses, either directly (for storing data) or in modelling a variety of situations. We present a mathematical approach to their performances; this is done by the systematic and parallel use of tools from discrete mathematics, probability and analytic combinatorics.The book is intended for graduate students in mathematics or computer science (or both) and in engineering schools. It is also suitable for anyone with a basic level of scientific knowledge who may have to use tree structures and related algorithms, and who wishes to get a rigorous knowledge of their performance without going back to the original, often specialized, results.

Atlas of European Trichoptera: Atlas der Europäischen Köcherfliegen / Atlas des Trichoptères d’Europe

by Hans Malicky

Caddis flies are important indicators of environmental quality in aquatic biotopes. This Atlas is the first book which enables the identification of the entire European caddis fly fauna since McLachlan’s Revision and Synopsis of 1874-1880. Identification of European caddis flies has proved difficult as a result of the widely scattered literature, and has therefore been a matter for specialists for more than hundred years. This Second Edition of The Atlas of European Trichoptera contains over 1400 species which means an increase of 25% since the first edition of 1983. Identification of specimens is one of the most difficult tasks in Zoology. This volume presents information which will enable the reader to develop his own opinions and will also help him reach decisions concerning the accuracy of his own results. The identification of specimens is undertaken by comparing the detailed drawings of the most important characteristics of all species known in Europe, the Mediterranean countries north of the Sahara, the Canary islands, Madeira, the Azores islands and the adjacent eastern regions including the Arab Peninsula and Iran. The fauna of Turkistan and Siberia is partially included. Explanations of the drawings are provided mainly by symbols which enable the use of this book independent of language. This concept has been proved successful in University courses. The introductory chapters are in English, German and French. Should a reader not understand any of these languages, the translation of these few pages, including the pages of explanations, will provide sufficient understanding for the entire book.

Beyond Holy Russia: The Life And Times Of Stephen Graham

by Michael Hughes

This biography of the travel writer and novelist Stephen Graham is learned, elegantly written and an original and important contribution to the scholarly literature on Anglo-Russian cultural relations, while also maintaining strong appeal for the general reader. [...] 'Beyond Holy Russia' provides a full and deeply considered account of the long and prolific life of Stephen Graham, alive to all its cultural, political and personal paradoxes. At the same time, it gives a rich portrait of English, Russian and American literary life in the first half of the twentieth century and beyond. — Rachel Polonsky This biography examines the long life of the traveller and author Stephen Graham. Graham walked across large parts of the Tsarist Empire in the years before 1917, describing his adventures in a series of books and articles that helped to shape attitudes towards Russia in Britain and the United States. In later years he travelled widely across Europe and North America, meeting some of the best known writers of the twentieth century, including H.G.Wells and Ernest Hemingway. Graham also wrote numerous novels and biographies that won him a wide readership on both sides of the Atlantic. This book traces Graham’s career as a world traveller, and provides a rich portrait of English, Russian and American literary life in the first half of the twentieth century. It also examines how many aspects of his life and writing coincide with contemporary concerns, including the development of New Age spirituality and the rise of environmental awareness. Beyond Holy Russia is based on extensive research in archives of private papers in Britain and the USA and on the many works of Graham himself. The author describes with admirable tact and clarity Graham’s heterodox and convoluted spiritual quest. The result is a fascinating portrait of a man who was for many years a significant literary figure on both sides of the Atlantic.

Big Barrels: Pétrole et Gaz africains et la Quête de la Prospérité

by NJ Ayuk

Big Barrels s’attaque à l’idée reçue qu’en Afrique le pétrole et le gaz ne peuvent être bénéfques. Durant des décennies, les riches ressources de l’Afrique subsaharienne ont été synonymes de corruption et de dysfonctionnement. La réalité est bien plus complexe et, généralement, plus encourageante. Dans une série de huit études de cas, Big Barrels se penche sur ce que les nations africaines accomplissent. Emplois et entreprises au Nigéria, bonne gouvernance au Ghana, développement économique en Tanzanie, gestion environnementale au Gabon, et autres – voilà autant d’exemples de succès présents dans les industries pétrolières des nations africaines aujourd’hui. Les tendances positives du secteur africain de l’énergie, ainsi que ses challenges/défs, y sont présentés. Big Barrels établit comment le pétrole et le gaz peuvent constituer une force au service du bien du Continent-Mère.

Birational Geometry of Hypersurfaces: Gargnano del Garda, Italy, 2018 (Lecture Notes of the Unione Matematica Italiana #26)

by Paolo Stellari Andreas Hochenegger Manfred Lehn

Originating from the School on Birational Geometry of Hypersurfaces, this volume focuses on the notion of (stable) rationality of projective varieties and, more specifically, hypersurfaces in projective spaces, and provides a large number of open questions, techniques and spectacular results. The aim of the school was to shed light on this vast area of research by concentrating on two main aspects: (1) Approaches focusing on (stable) rationality using deformation theory and Chow-theoretic tools like decomposition of the diagonal; (2) The connection between K3 surfaces, hyperkähler geometry and cubic fourfolds, which has both a Hodge-theoretic and a homological side. Featuring the beautiful lectures given at the school by Jean-Louis Colliot-Thélène, Daniel Huybrechts, Emanuele Macrì, and Claire Voisin, the volume also includes additional notes by János Kollár and an appendix by Andreas Hochenegger.

Capacités et processus stochastiques (Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete. 2. Folge #67)

by Claude Dellacherie

This book consists of two sections. The first section (A) is dealing with sets, capacities and measures of sets, giving elementary but deep theorems about approximation of measures and capacities for instance by compact sets. Besides concepts such as "paving capacity" and "capacibility" several modern and quite new concepts such as "capacitance", "mosaic", "envelope", and "scarper" ("rabotage") are introduces in order to describe refinements of the structure of classes of sets. Using these concepts the author proves in a new way know theorems such as Choquet's theorem in abstract form and he also gives new theorems for instance theorems about analytic sets. The second section (B) presents a general theory of stochastic processes but is mainly concerned with fundaments. It gives a far-reaching theory of stopping times and q-fields belonging to stopping times and classifications of stopping times and q-fields. This theory is then applied to stochastic processes, particularly to processes with realizations that are increasing functions. This book is well-fitted for researchers, who need a thorough knowledge of stochastic processes. H. Bergström.

CfE Higher French: Success Guide (PDF)

by Robert Kirk Leckie Leckie Staff Collins Uk Staff

Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: French First Teaching: 2014, First Exam: 2015 Prepare to excel in your CfE Higher SQA exam with this Success Guide – the first choice for Scottish students! Prepare to excel in your CfE Higher French SQA examination with this Success Guide – the first choice for successful Scottish students! Success Guides really work because: • Topics in user-friendly sections help you plan your revision in bite-sized chunks • Quick Tests provide the practice that experts say is essential for effective recall • Top tips throughout ensure you know what the examiner will be looking for • Detailed guidance on the exam and Assignment will ensure that you know exactly what you need to do in the assessments • Examples throughout explain new ideas clearly

CfE Higher French: Success Guide (PDF)

by Robert Kirk Leckie Leckie Staff Collins Uk Staff

Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: French First Teaching: 2014, First Exam: 2015 Prepare to excel in your CfE Higher SQA exam with this Success Guide – the first choice for Scottish students! Prepare to excel in your CfE Higher French SQA examination with this Success Guide – the first choice for successful Scottish students! Success Guides really work because: • Topics in user-friendly sections help you plan your revision in bite-sized chunks • Quick Tests provide the practice that experts say is essential for effective recall • Top tips throughout ensure you know what the examiner will be looking for • Detailed guidance on the exam and Assignment will ensure that you know exactly what you need to do in the assessments • Examples throughout explain new ideas clearly

The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925: Theory Of A Genre

by Florence Goyet

The ability to construct a nuanced narrative or complex character in the constrained form of the short story has sometimes been seen as the ultimate test of an author's creativity. Yet during the time when the short story was at its most popular—the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—even the greatest writers followed strict generic conventions that were far from subtle. This expanded and updated translation of Florence Goyet's influential La Nouvelle, 1870-1925: Description d'un genre à son apogée (Paris, 1993) is the only study to focus exclusively on this classic period across different continents. Ranging through French, English, Italian, Russian and Japanese writing—particularly the stories of Guy de Maupassant, Henry James, Giovanni Verga, Anton Chekhov and Akutagawa Ryunosuke—Goyet shows that these authors were able to create brilliant and successful short stories using the very simple 'tools of brevity' of that period. In this challenging and far-reaching study, Goyet looks at classic short stories in the context in which they were read at the time: cheap newspapers and higher-end periodicals. She demonstrates that, despite the apparent intention of these stories to question bourgeois ideals, they mostly affirmed the prejudices of their readers. In doing so, her book forces us to re-think our preconceptions about this 'forgotten' genre.

Cohomologie non abelienne (Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften #179)

by Jean Giraud

Now a common tool and object of study, stacks were introduced in this book as a framework for the study of non-abelian cohomology classes in degrees 1 and 2 on an arbitrary topos. The book shows that these cohomology classes can be represented by geometric objects called torsors and gerbes, and provides a detailed study of their basic properties. Since their introduction in this book, gerbes have become a widespread tool in geometry and topology. A timeless classic, this French language book remains to this day a key reference for fibred categories, stacks, torsors, gerbes and topos.

Collins French Dictionary (PDF)

by Collins Dictionaries Staff

A modern French Dictionary offering excellent coverage of today's French language, culture and usage. Clear presentation and colour make it easy to use and its handy format and durability make it your ideal companion at home, school or on your travels. Features include: âe¢ All the latest words in both languages, such as downloadable, Wi-Fi in English, and empreinte écologique, podcaster in French âe¢ Full GCSE coverage âe¢ An in-depth and up-to-date supplement with information about France, its people and its language to help you take your learning to the next level âe¢ Help with French verbs âe¢ Clear, colour layout, useful examples, language and cultural notes Designed to give travellers, business people and the general user alike all the information they need in a portable, hard-wearing format. It includes all the latest words reflecting changes in modern lifestyle, as well as all the features you would expect from a Collins dictionary: an easy-to-read colour layout, special treatment of key words such as can, that, mettre, que, notes about life in French-speaking countries and warnings on commonly confused words. An in-depth and up-to-date supplement helps you to develop your knowledge of French and your confidence in the language, with a section on common translation difficulties to guide you. There is information on pronunciation and improving your fluency, as well as the words and phrases you will need in different situations, like sending an email or making a phone call. The supplement also gives you an insight into France, its people and other French-speaking countries. Verb tables show all verb forms for the most common French verbs and give examples of how these are used.

Collins French Phrasebook and Dictionary Gem Edition: Phrasebook And Dictionary (Collins Gem #04)

by Collins Dictionaries

You will never be lost for words in your travels around France again! Your ideal travel companion will ensure that you can say what you need in French with ease and confidence.

Collins French Visual Dictionary (Collins Visual Dictionaries Ser.)

by Collins Dictionaries

A photographic guide to the key words and phrases in French. This attractive ebook is a perfect travel companion and provides a practical guide to France and French language and culture.

Collins Pocket — COLLINS POCKET FRENCH DICTIONARY [6th edition] (PDF)

by Collins

Features include: All the latest words in both languages, such as downloadable, Wi-Fi in English, and empreinte écologique, podcaster in French Full GCSE coverage An in-depth and up-to-date supplement with information about France, its people and its language to help you take your learning to the next level Help with French verbs Clear, colour layout, useful examples, language and cultural notes COLLINS POCKET FRENCH DICTIONARYhas been designed to give travellers, business people and the general user alike all the information they need in a portable, hard-wearing format. It includes all the latest words reflecting changes in modern lifestyle, as well as all the features you would expect from a Collins dictionary: an easy-to-read colour layout, special treatment of key words such as can, that, mettre, que, notes about life in French-speaking countries and warnings on commonly confused words. An in-depth and up-to-date supplement helps you to develop your knowledge of French and your confidence in the language, with a section on common translation difficulties to guide you. There is information on pronunciation and improving your fluency, as well as the words and phrases you will need in different situations, like sending email or making a phone call. The supplement also gives you an insight into France its people and other French-speaking countries. Verb tables show all verb forms for the most common French verbs and give examples of how these are used. Also available in the Collins French dictionary range are Collins French School Dictionary, Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary, Collins French Dictionary & Grammar and Collins French Phrasebooks for mobile phone and iPod

Collins Primary Illustrated French Dictionary

by Collins Dictionaries

Optimised for colour tablets. The images in this e-book are not suitable for black and white e-ink devices.Collins Primary Illustrated French Dictionary is ideal for young learners of French as their first REAL dictionary. It offers detailed coverage of key French and English vocabulary in a highly attractive, colourful and easy-to-use format.

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