• C'est parfois dans les collines verdoyantes et idylliques que se terrent les plus terrifiantes menaces.
    C'est là aussi que va se dérouler cette vibrante épopée de courage, de loyauté et de survie. Menés par le valeureux Hazel, une poignée de braves choisit de fuir l'inéluctable destruction de leur foyer. Prémonitions, ruses, légendes vont aider ces héros face à mille ennemis et les guider jusqu'à leur terre promise, Watership Down. Mais l'aventure s'arrêtera-t-elle là ?
    Aimé par des millions de lecteurs, l'envoûtant roman de Richard Adams fait partie de ces odyssées sombres néanmoins parcourues d'espoir et de poésie. Parfait équilibre d'aventure et de mythologie, ce bijou d'inventivité serti d'une maîtrise absolue du suspense est tout simplement le chef-d'oeuvre d'un immense d'écrivain.
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  • Anglais Plague Dogs

    Richard Adams

    • Oneworld
    • 3 Septembre 2015
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  • Watership Down was one of this century's best-loved works of imaginative literature. Now Richard Adams returns, to tell us what happened to the rabbits after their defeat of General Woundwort.Tales From Watership Down begins with some of the great folk stories well known to all rabbits. Then we listen in as Dandelion, the rabbits' master storyteller, relates the thrilling adventures experienced by Al-ahrairah, the mythical rabbit hero, and his stalwart, Rabscuttle, during the long journey home after their terrible encounter with the Black Rabbit of Inlé (as narrated in Watership Down). Finally, in the principal part of the book, we are told eight enchanting stories about the rabbits of the Down-- Hazel, Fiver, Bigwig, and their companions--including the impact on the warren of the obsessive doe Flyairth, and the appointment of Hyzenthlay as a female Chief Rabbit and partner to Hazel.All readers-- the millions who remember Watership Down with the deepest affection, and also those for whom this volume will be their first encounter with the rabbits-- will find these nineteen tales utterly compelling, the fruit of Richard Adam's spellbinding narrative power and ability to conjure up a world that is at the same time both real and unreal.From the Hardcover edition.

  • "Thousands and thousands of people will love this book!" THE BOSTON GLOBE A lyrical, engrossing tale, by the author of WATERSHIP DOWN, Richard Adams creates a lyrical and engrossing tale, a remarkable journey into the hearts and minds of two canine heroes, Snitter and Rowf, fugitives from the horrors of an animal research center who escape into the isolation--and terror--of the wilderness.
    From the Paperback edition.

  • Cet ouvrage présente un tableau de l'Etat romain à partir de sa création au VIe siècle, sous influence étrusque, jusqu'à l'instauration d'une monarchie de fait en 27 av. J.-C.

  • Trente-deux miroirs prénestins (dessins et photographies noir et blanc à l'appui) sont étudiés dans ce volume. Pour chacun sont donnés de nombreux renseignements : la provenance, les collections auxquelles le miroir a appartenu, la description de l'objet (forme, état de conservation, dimensions), la description des parties gravées, etc.

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  • Ces aventures extraordinaires de lapins, que l'auteur a d'abord raconté à ses enfants avant de les rédiger, ont la simplicité des grands mythes et sont tissées de symboles : le sang versé, l'herbe rase et l'herbe haute, l'oiseau noir et l'oiseau blanc...

  • From the author of Watership Down , Richard Adams, comes an enchanting picture book about the adventures of a mischievous homemade dragon. Illustrated by Alex T. Smith, creator of Claude, the bestselling beret-clad canine hero . Whatever you've lost, Egg Box Dragon will find it. He's retrieved missing footballs, glasses and watches aplenty. He's so expert at cracking mysteries that the Queen herself requests his services. Will Egg Box Dragon find the missing diamond from the Queen's crown? Richard Adams was awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for children's fiction. Watership Down has sold over 50 million copies. A new mini series of Watership Down will premiere Christmas 2017 on BBC1 and launch globally on Netflix Spring 2018, featuring the voices of Olivia Colman and Freddie Fox, amongst others.

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  • Le corps humain est une machine magnifique et complexe régie et gouvernée par les lois de la physique et de la chimie. En comprenant sa physiologie - comment il met en oeuvre ses différentes fonctions - il est possible d'élaborer des stratégies et solutions diagnostiques thérapeutiques et de prévention des maladies.
    L'ouvrage propose une approche claire moderne et pédagogique de la physiologie à travers 11 grandes parties et 51 chapitres.

    L'ouvrage suit un développement hiérarchique et logique. Les chapitres suivent un plan rigoureux. Le texte est étayé d'un grand nombre d'encadrés et 800 schémas figures photos indispensables à une bonne compréhension et maîtrise des principes de physiologie. La maquette claire tout en quadrichromie propose au fil des chapitres des points spécifiques de physiologie expérimentale ou clinique présentés dans des encadrés. Les chapitres s'ouvrent systématiquement sur les objectifs d'apprentissage et un mini-sommaire. Des résumés concluent régulièrement les parties des chapitres.

    La révision et l'autoapprentissage sont facilités par des séries de QCM disponibles en ligne.

    Traduit de la 5e édition anglaise par Jean-Paul Richalet et Henry Vandewalle respectivement professeur émérite de physiologie et ancien maître de conférences en physiologie cet ouvrage s'impose comme un outil indispensable pour comprendre le fonctionnement du corps humain.

  • Growing up in a prominent lumber family in the Miramichi, brothers Will and Owen Jameson know little of the world beyond their town and the great men who work the forest, including their father. But as young men, the boys couldn';t be more different -- where seventeen-year-old Will is headstrong and rugged, able to hold his own in the woods or in a fight, Owen, three years his junior, is literary and sensitive. What worries their mother Mary, however, is the prophecy told to her by a local woman upon Will';s birth: "that her first-born would be a powerful man and have much respect -- but his brother would be even greater, yet destroy the legacy by rashness, and the Jameson dynasty [would] not go beyond that second boy." She tries to laugh it off, but the prophecy becomes a part of local legend and hangs over the heads of the boys like a dark cloud.
    When their father dies in a freak accident and the management of the Jameson tracts and company falters, Will, as the true inheritor of his father';s "shrewd mind and fists to match," quits school to take over. He';s a strong leader of men, but perhaps too strong at times, and dies while clearing a log jam during a run. Reggie Glidden, Will';s best friend and the Push of the Jameson team, takes Owen under his wing, searching for any small sign that the younger boy has his brother';s qualities. But Owen knows his limitations and, after his brother';s death and then rejection by the girl of his dreams, Lula Brower, he joins he army and heads off to war hoping to get himself killed. Instead, he returns a decorated war hero.
    Then he falls in love with the beautiful, childlike Camellia -- the wife of Reggie Glidden -- and soon Owen and Camellia find themselves watched on all sides, caught in the teeth of an entire town';s gossip and hypocrisy despite the innocence of their relationship. But for the community, it';s as if taking Owen Jameson -- and therefore the whole Jameson family -- down a peg or two will give them control over their changing world. Inexorably, Owen and Camellia are pulled into a chain of events that will end with death, disappearance, and a sensational trial.
    At the same time, realizing his destiny, Owen takes over the family business and begins what will become the greatest cut in New Brunswick history, his men setting up camp on the notoriously dangerous Good Friday Mountain. The teamsters spend months in fierce ice and snow, daily pitting themselves against nature and risking their lives for scant reward, in the last moments before the coming of mechanization that will make them obsolete. This heroic, brutal life is all Meager Fortune, the camp keeper, knows. A good and innocent man, he shows unexpected resolution in the face of the betrayals of the more worldly men around him.
    With The Friends of Meager Fortune, award-winning author David Adams Richards continues his exploration of New Brunswick';s Miramichi Valley, both the hard lives and experiences that emerge from that particular soil and the universal human matters that concern us all: the work of the hands and the heart; the nature of true greatness and true weakness; the relentlessness of fate and the good and evil that men and women do. It is a devastating portrait of a society, but it is also a brilliant commemoration of the passing of a world -- one that cements David Adams Richards'; place as the finest novelist at work in Canada today.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • 'A poetic account of the dialogue Richards has conducted with the river during half a century of listening to the whisper and gurgle of its myriad voices - a lyrical evocation of the sights, sounds and scents of a great Canadian waterway' - The Sunday HeraldLines on the Water is the story of a town, its river and the community of people who fish in it. David Adams Richards is a prize-winning author but when he's not writing, he's mostly fishing and when he's fishing it's always along the banks of the Miramichi river. This great river and the poachers, guides, visiting city suits and friends who share it with him have woven themselves into the fabric of his life and in Lines on the Water he pays tribute to them all. Spinning fishy tale after glorious fishy tale we join him and his companions on the endless search for the next great fishing pool and along the way remember why we love to read, and why we have to fish.

  • The novel tells the story of Sydney Henderson and his son, Lyle. As a young man, Sydney, believing he has accidentally killed a friend, makes a pact with God, promising never to harm another if the boy's life is spared. In the years that follow the almost pathologically gentle Sydney tries to hold true to his promise - at terrible cost to himself and his family.

  • Janie McCleary runs one of the first movie theatres in New Brunswick. A successful woman in a world of men, she is ostracized, a victim of double-dealing and overt violence. She trusts no one outside her family.



    Spanning generations, River of the Brokenhearted explores the life of this formidable woman, a pioneer before the age of feminism, and her legacy as it unfolds tragically in the lives of her son and grandchildren. Written with aching compassion and masterful sophistication, River of the Brokenhearted muses on the tyranny of memory and history, and peers into the hearts of these extraordinary characters.



    By the author of Mercy Among the Children.

  • David Adams Richards takes us behind his gun and into the Canadian forest for his most powerful work of non-fiction yet.
    In his brilliant non-fiction, David Adams Richards - first and foremost one of Canada's greatest and best-beloved novelists - has been writing a kind of memoir by other means. Like his previous titles Lines On Water, about his pursuit of angling, and Hockey Dreams, about the game his disabled body prevented him from playing, Facing the Hunter explores the meaning of a sport and the way in which it touches lives, not least that of the author. And as with God Is, his recent book about his faith, it is also an impassioned defence of a set of values and a way of life that Richards believes are under attack.
    Lovers of David Adams Richards' novels will be fascinated and enlightened to note the interplay between his former life as a keen hunter - he hunts less and less these days, as he explains - and the narratives and characters of his fiction. But this is also a perfect starting point for anyone coming new to Richards. The storytelling in this book, the evocation of the Canadian wild and those who venture into it, the sheer power of the prose, show a great writer at the height of his powers.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Janie McCleary runs one of the first movie theatres in New Brunswick. A successful woman in a world of men, she is ostracized, a victim of double-dealing and overt violence. She trusts no one outside her family.



    Spanning generations, River of the Brokenhearted explores the life of this formidable woman, a pioneer before the age of feminism, and her legacy as it unfolds tragically in the lives of her son and grandchildren. Written with aching compassion and masterful sophistication, River of the Brokenhearted muses on the tyranny of memory and history, and peers into the hearts of these extraordinary characters.



    By the author of Mercy Among the Children.

  • David Adams Richards' Governor General's Award-winning novel is a powerful tale of resignation and struggle, fierce loyalties and compassion. This book is the first in Richards' acclaimed Miramichi trilogy. Set in a small mill town in northern New Brunswick, it draws us into the lives of a community of people who live there, including: Joe Walsh, isolated and strong in the face of a drinking problem; his wife, Rita, willing to believe the best about people; and their teenage daughter Adele, whose nature is rebellious and wise, and whose love for her father wars with her desire for independence. Richards' unforgettable characters are linked together in conflict, and in articulate love and understanding. Their plight as human beings is one we share.
    From the Hardcover edition.

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