Cet aide-mémoire en couleur présente sous une forme visuelle l'essentiel des notions, des structures, des phénomènes et des mécanismes géologiques à connaître en vue des examens et des concours. Regroupés en fiches, plus de 600 schémas et photos sont commentés pour vous permettre de réviser d'un seul coup d'oeil ! Cette nouvelle édition intègre de nouvelles fiches sur l'origine des bassins sédimentaires, l'homme fossile, les modèles en dynamique terrestre, l'évolution de la croûte continentale...
Human rights and the environment have become increasingly interconnected. This updated manual seeks to contribute to a better understanding of this relationship by taking into account the new pertinent case law of the European Court of Human Rights. While the European Convention on Human Rights does not guarantee a specific right to a healthy and sound environment, the general standards deriving from it may nonetheless also apply to environmental matters. The European Court of Human Rights regularly examines complaints in which individuals argue that a breach of their Convention rights is the result of adverse environmental factors.This manual also takes account of the relevant decisions of the European Committee of Social Rights which has interpreted the right to protection of health under the European Social Charter as including a right to a healthy environment.Examples of good national practices have been compiled on the basis of the contributions of several member states and included in an appendix to the manual.The aim is to present the emerging principles on environmental protection in a systematic and accessible way.
Provides information on eXtreme programming, or XP, a software development methodology.
Many people in Europe are stigmatized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity and cannot fully enjoy their universal human rights. This report presents the results of the largest socio-legal study ever carried out on discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity in the 47 member states of the Council of Europe. It constitutes a baseline study for further action in both legislative and policy fields to ensure that all LGBT people can effectively exercise their human rights.
Physics, Study Guide
Author: Joseph W. Kane, Morton M. Sternheim
This Third Edition of the popular introduction to physics provides an accessible treatment of the subject appropriate to students from a variety of backgrounds. Presents new material based on recent developments, and includes over 50 new examples and nearly 300 new exercises and problems. Sections covering difficult topics have been rewritten for greater clarity. Includes many examples from the life sciences, chemical systems, and alternative energy sources. To illustrate physics in action, entire chapters are devoted to applications such as nerve conduction, ionizing radiation, and nuclear magnetic resonance. Text is comprehensive and flexible enough to accommodate various non-major students. Each chapter contains a checklist of terms, examples, exercises, and problems.
The Big Book of English Verbs
Author: Mark Lester, Daniel Franklin, Terry Yokota
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
All the English verbs you need to know in one place! This comprehensive guide is your one-stop resource for learning English verbs. It includes 555 of the highest frequency verbs--unlike Barron’s 501, which excludes common verbs such as “answer” and “wash”--with conjugations and sample sentences. The Big Book of English Verbs also has a list of all complement types that are used by each verb, as well as all the common phrasal verb constructions that the verb can be used with in a sentence. The CD-ROM contains more than 200 interactive practice exercises, plus diagnostic and review tests to assess competency.
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Looks at the phenomenon of the paperback revolution and examines the impact and implications of papberbacks on modern American culture in the past and future
Stars and Planets
Author: Jay M. Pasachoff, Donald H. Menzel
Publisher: Mariner Books
Provides detailed maps and charts and information about stars, nebulae, galaxies, the planets, comets, asteroids, and meteors
Dynamic Analysis of Weather and Climate Atmospheric Circulation, Perturbations, Climatic Evolution Marcel Leroux This is an up-to-date textbook on meteorology and climatology with a fresh, unconventional view of the workings of the climate system, in which the author poses serious questions about the validity of certain aspects of current global warming theory. The book is divided into three parts. In Part I the author discusses general circulation in the troposphere. He argues that such circulation is driven by thermal deficit at the poles, causing Moving Polar Highs (MPHs), which have the principal role of feeding cold air towards the tropics. This in turn causes warm air to move up towards the poles. The relief and distribution of land masses, and the Earth's rotation, control the trajectories of the MPHs, and the formation of Anticyclonic Agglutinations (AAs). The latter determine the properties of tropical circulation, the trade winds, and tropical monsoons. These discussions lead, in Part II, to a consideration of the dynamics of the weather through the study of perturbations, including precipitation, the role of MPHs in polar and temperate regions and at tropical margins, pulsations in the trade winds and monsoons, the concept of the meteorological Equator, and tropical cyclones. Part III reviews the causes of climatic variations, including solar activity, variations relating to the Earth's orbit and axial inclination, volcanic eruptions and the anthropogenic greenhouse effect. The book concludes with a discussion of Palaeoclimatic variations and recent climatic evolution, including the Sahelian drought, changes in polar and alpine glaciers, and the El Nino/Southern Oscillation. Readership: Undergraduate and postgraduate students in meteorology, climatology, palaeoclimatology, geography, environmental science, atmospheric physics and environmental physics. Lecturers and research scientists in these subjects, and those concerned with regional and global climatic change. Engineers and professionals in many fields such as agriculture, forestry, ecology, and the management of land, water and other natural resources.
Philip's Guide to Stars and Planets provides all the information you need to study the night sky with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It includes a detailed Moon map and a complete atlas of the constellations, and is suitable for observers in both the northern and southern hemispheres. A straightforward and comprehensive handbook, it opens with chapters on the Moon, the Sun, the planets, the stars and galaxies, as well as information on astrophotography, telescopes and an explanation of the apparent movement of the night sky. The second section of the book comprises a full set of constellation maps, showing all stars visible to the naked eye as well as the brighter nebulae and galaxies. Each map is accompanied by a description of that particular constellation, pointing the observer to the most interesting stars and deep-sky objects in that area of the sky. Tables give the co-ordinates, magnitudes and distances of the brightest stars in each constellation. The book concludes with a comprehensive glossary, and timelines of astronomy and space exploration. Philip's Guide to Stars and Planets is a dependable, accurate and attractive reference source for all amateur astronomers.