Les Classiques des sciences sociales Abel-Rémusat, Jean-Pierre [1788-1832] sinologue, titulaire de la 1re chaire de langue et littérature chinoise au Collège de France [ sous-collection "Chine ancienne" ] Adler, Alfred [1870-1937] psychanalyste Alain (Émile Chartier) [1868-1951] philosophe français Alexéiev, Basile [1881-1951] professeur au Collège de France Alexis, Jacques Stephen [1922-1961] Écrivain, homme politique et médecin haïtien [sous-collection "Études haïtiennes"] Alexis, Stephen [1889-1962] Diplomate, enseignant, historien, journaliste et écrivain haïtien né aux Gonaïves, père de Jacques Stephen Alexis. [sous-collection "Études haïtiennes"] Archambault, Paul [1883-1950] Ardouin, Beaubrun [1796-1865] Historien et homme politique haïtien [sous-collection "Études haïtiennes"] Argens, Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d' [1704-1771] homme de lettres et philosophe français Asselin, Olivar [1874-1937] journaliste, pamphlétaire et militant nationaliste canadien-français Auteurs inconnus Aveling, Edouard Institut de France
A Table That Turns Your Kitchen Into Mini Ecosystem [UPDATED] Convenience and efficiency are king when it comes to product design. What could be more efficient than a natural ecosystem? That's the insight behind a "living kitchen" designed by the brilliant young design studio Studio Gorm. They looked at what we have in our kitchens--fruits, vegetables, organic waste--and figured: That's actually enough to create a miniature system for watering fresh herbs, composting the waste, and generating new soil. None of the elements is brand new to this product, but their integration wins points for ergonomics and ease. Maybe what's most surprising is that Studio Gorm isn't based in the Netherlands or Scandinavia--but rather in Eugene, Oregon. Check out some of Studio Gorm's other designs, including a modular furniture system of pegs and boards; an elegant Egyptian-inspired chair; a handsome adjustable lamp; and an overhead light inspired by--of all things--a falafel container.
The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard List of rampage killers This is a partial list of rampage killings. It is further divided into several subsections. This list shall contain every case with at least one of the following features: Rampage killings with six or more dead (excluding the perpetrator)Rampage killings with at least four people killed and a double digit number of victims (dead plus injured)Rampage killings with at least a dozen victims (dead plus injured) In the tables that follow, the "W" column indicates the weapon, or weapons, used. Africa and the Middle East Only the first 15 entries are shown here. This section contains cases that occurred in Africa and the Middle East. Americas Only the first 15 entries are shown here. This section contains cases that occurred in the Americas. Not included are school massacres, workplace killings, hate crimes or familicides, which form their own categories. Asia Only the first 15 entries are shown here. This section contains cases that occurred in Asia. Europe Grenade amok
The world can be powered by alternative energy, using today's technology, in 20-40 years, says Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson | Stanford News Release January 26, 2011 A new study – co-authored by Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson and UC-Davis researcher Mark A. Delucchi – analyzing what is needed to convert the world's energy supplies to clean and sustainable sources says that it can be done with today's technology at costs roughly comparable to conventional energy. By Louis Bergeron If someone told you there was a way you could save 2.5 million to 3 million lives a year and simultaneously halt global warming, reduce air and water pollution and develop secure, reliable energy sources – nearly all with existing technology and at costs comparable with what we spend on energy today – why wouldn't you do it? According to a new study coauthored by Stanford researcher Mark Z. "Based on our findings, there are no technological or economic barriers to converting the entire world to clean, renewable energy sources," said Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering. The world they envision would run largely on electricity.
Sustainability 24 A Live Broadcast from Accenture Strategy Sustainability 24 is a day where Accenture advances the business sustainability debate amongst business and government leaders, civil society and other stakeholders across the globe. This year’s focus will be on “Driving Competitiveness through Sustainability”. Sustainability 24 is a unique virtual conversation connecting thousands of people, via a 12-hour online broadcast, featuring industry and theme-focused debates. Our 2014 agenda will build on last years' success with a broader range of session themes—enabling us to bring in more perspectives —running at key locations across the globe, more studio discussions to reflect and expand on key points from the sessions, and we’ll incorporate interviews with various luminaries to provide extra stimulation and debate. Register now Learn more about Accenture Sustainability Services
Le partage est légitime Le partage de fichiers représentant des oeuvres couvertes par le droit d’auteur entre individus sans but de profit a été rendu illégal au cours des 30 dernières années dans la plupart des pays et dans la plupart des cas. Cela ne m’empêche d’affirmer haut et fort que l’acte de prendre une oeuvre numérique qu’on a acquis et de la copier, la rendre accessible à d’autres ou leur envoyer est non seulement légitime, mais une contribution essentielle à l’établissement d’une culture commune. Je propose de défendre cette position en suivant les points suivants: montrer l’utilité du partage (délimité comme ci-dessus) et sa légitimité même sans autorisation des auteurs, montrer que lorsqu’on l’interdit, les pratiques culturelles appauvrissantes chassent les pratiques enrichissantes, et finalement affirmer que la prohibition du partage sera un jour vue comme un étonnant obscurantisme. 1. 2. 3. This post is also available in: English
Recycled Building Material Stronger than Concrete A new building material has the potential to divert large quantities of waste from landfills. UK company Affresol offers a truly novel building material called Thermo Poly Rock (TPR), which is made from select waste products. The resulting material is stronger than concrete, is waterproof, fire retardant, and can be used to build low-cost modular housing. Each house built with TPR panels will save an average of 18 tons of waste material from being disposed of in landfills. "Every country in the world has issues with waste and we now have an opportunity to turn waste into an enduring housing resource that is 100% recyclable." - Ian McPherson, Affresol TPR is cold-produced from waste products mixed with resin and polymers which can then be poured into molds like concrete.. The TPR panels can be used to frame houses, saving large amounts of lumber in the building process, and because the material is waterproof, houses can be put up year-round.