The Only Street in Paris Life on the Rue des Martyrs

The Only Street in Paris  Life on the Rue des Martyrs
Author: Elaine Sciolino
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-11-02
ISBN: 0393242382
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Only Street in Paris Life on the Rue des Martyrs Book Excerpt:

A New York Times Bestseller "Sciolino’s sharply observed account serves as a testament to…Paris—the city of light, of literature, of life itself." —The New Yorker Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris Bureau Chief of the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. "I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs," Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood’s rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. On this street, the patron saint of France was beheaded and the Jesuits took their first vows. It was here that Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted circus acrobats, Emile Zola situated a lesbian dinner club in his novel Nana, and François Truffaut filmed scenes from The 400 Blows. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents—the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who’s been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a 100-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers—bringing Paris alive in all of its unique majesty. The Only Street in Paris will make readers hungry for Paris, for cheese and wine, and for the kind of street life that is all too quickly disappearing.

The Only Street in Paris

The Only Street in Paris
Author: Elaine Sciolino
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2016
ISBN: 9780393242379
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Only Street in Paris Book Excerpt:

Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief of the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street. “I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs,” Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood's rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents—the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who's been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a 100-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers—making Paris come alive in all its unique majesty. The Only Street in Paris will make readers hungry for Paris, for cheese and wine, and for the kind of street life that is all too quickly disappearing.

The Shorthand Review

The Shorthand Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Shorthand
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Seine The River that Made Paris

The Seine  The River that Made Paris
Author: Elaine Sciolino
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN: 0393609367
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A vibrant, enchanting tour of the Seine from longtime New York Times foreign correspondent and best-selling author Elaine Sciolino. Elaine Sciolino came to Paris as a young foreign correspondent and was seduced by a river. In The Seine, she tells the story of that river from its source on a remote plateau of Burgundy to the wide estuary where its waters meet the sea, and the cities, tributaries, islands, ports, and bridges in between. Sciolino explores the Seine through its rich history and lively characters: a bargewoman, a riverbank bookseller, a houseboat dweller, a famous cinematographer known for capturing the river’s light. She discovers the story of Sequana—the Gallo-Roman healing goddess who gave the Seine its name—and follows the river through Paris, where it determined the city’s destiny and now snakes through all aspects of daily life. She patrols with river police, rows with a restorer of antique boats, sips champagne at a vineyard along the river, and even dares to go for a swim. She finds the Seine in art, literature, music, and movies from Renoir and Les Misérables to Puccini and La La Land. Along the way, she reveals how the river that created Paris has touched her own life. A powerful afterword tells the dramatic story of how water from the depths of the Seine saved Notre-Dame from destruction during the devastating fire in April 2019. A “storyteller at heart” (June Sawyers, Chicago Tribune) with a “sumptuous eye for detail” (Sinclair McKay, Daily Telegraph), Sciolino braids memoir, travelogue, and history through the Seine’s winding route. The Seine offers a love letter to Paris and the most romantic river in the world, and invites readers to explore its magic for themselves.

Queer Sites

Queer Sites
Author: David Higgs
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780415158978
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer Sites Book Excerpt:

There are areas which can be described as gay space because there are many gays and lesbians in the population. Queer Sites offers a history of gay space in the major cities from early modern time to the present.

Paper Lantern

Paper Lantern
Author: Stuart Dybek
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN: 0374710546
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper Lantern Book Excerpt:

A new collection of short stories by a master of the form with a common focus on the turmoils of romantic love Ready! Aim! On command the firing squad aims at the man backed against a full-length mirror. The mirror once hung in a bedroom, but now it's cracked and propped against a dumpster in an alley. The condemned man has refused the customary last cigarette but accepted as a hood the black slip that was carelessly tossed over a corner of the mirror's frame. The slip still smells faintly of a familiar fragrance. So begins "Tosca," the first in this vivid collection of Stuart Dybek's love stories. Operatically dramatic and intimately lyrical, grittily urban and impressionistically natural, the varied fictions in Paper Lantern all focus on the turmoil of love as only Dybek can portray it. An execution triggers the recollection of a theatrical romance; then a social worker falls for his own client; and lovers part as giddily, perhaps as hopelessly, as a kid trying to hang on to a boisterous kite. A flaming laboratory evokes a steamy midnight drive across terrain both familiar and strange, and an eerily ringing phone becomes the telltale signature of a dark betrayal. Each story is marked with contagious desire, spontaneous revelation, and, ultimately, resigned courage. As one woman whispers when she sets a notebook filled with her sketches drifting out to sea, "Someone will find you." Some of Dybek's characters recur in these stories, while others appear only briefly. Throughout, they—and we—are confronted with vaguely familiar scents and images, reminiscent of love but strangely disconcerting, so that we might wonder whether we are looking in a mirror or down the barrel of a gun. "After the ragged discharge," Dybek writes, "when the smoke has cleared, who will be left standing and who will be shattered into shards?" Paper Lantern brims with the intoxicating elixirs known to every love-struck, lovelorn heart, and it marks the magnificent return of one of America's most important fiction writers at the height of his powers.

The Architecture of Paris

The Architecture of Paris
Author: Andrew Ayers
Publsiher: Edition Axel Menges
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9783930698967
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Architecture of Paris Book Excerpt:

Over 300 buildings of the last 2000 years are presented.

Fraser s Magazine for Town and Country

Fraser s Magazine for Town and Country
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1860
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Report of the Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

Report of the     Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science
Author: British Association for the Advancement of Science
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1865
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Spectator

The Spectator
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Intelligent Transport Systems From Research and Development to the Market Uptake

Intelligent Transport Systems  From Research and Development to the Market Uptake
Author: Ana Lúcia Martins,Joao Carlos Ferreira,Alexander Kocian
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-01-09
ISBN: 3030388220
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Transport Systems From Research and Development to the Market Uptake Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the Third EAI International Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems, INTSYS 2019, which was held in Braga, Portugal, in December 2019. The 23 revised full papers were selected from 35 submissions and are organized in four thematic sessions on modelling, optimization, tracking and prediction, visualization and sensing.

Financial Reckoning Day Fallout

Financial Reckoning Day Fallout
Author: Addison Wiggin,Will Bonner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009-08-06
ISBN: 9780470564349
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Financial Reckoning Day Fallout Book Excerpt:

How to harness inspiration for successful, long-term innovation Why does real innovation elude so many companies, including the biggest corporations with top resources? The problem, in all cases, is that they are lacking inspiration. In Look At More, Andy Stefanovich outlines inspiration as a discipline and a systematic approach for innovation that when applied consistently, brings long-term, sustainable results. It is about learning to think differently and getting others to do the same. By focusing on the front end of the Inspiration?Creativity?Innovation continuum, Look at More brings a fresh perspective to a popular conversation that is experiencing fatigue. Inspiration is the most effective way of unleashing innovation and this book shows you how. Introduces Play's LAMSTAIH process, which stands for Look At More Stuff; Think About It Harder, a systematic approach for harnessing inspiration Outlines the five key drivers for finding new ideas that lead to innovation--Mood, Mindset, Mechanisms, Measurement, Momentum Filled with strategies, tactics, insights, and cases that show how to instill inspiration at all levels CEOs, managers and entrepreneurs alike will find Look At More an invaluable tool for navigating the ever-hungry innovation mandate and turning inspiration into a strategic competitive advantage.

The Post office afterw Kellys directory of Birmingham with its suburbs and Smethwick

The Post office  afterw   Kellys directory of Birmingham with its suburbs  and Smethwick
Author: Kelly's directories, ltd
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1878
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Radioactivity

Radioactivity
Author: Michael F. L'Annunziata
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 932
Release: 2016-05-13
ISBN: 0444634967
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radioactivity Book Excerpt:

A recipient of the PROSE 2017 Honorable Mention in Chemistry & Physics, Radioactivity: Introduction and History, From the Quantum to Quarks, Second Edition provides a greatly expanded overview of radioactivity from natural and artificial sources on earth, radiation of cosmic origins, and an introduction to the atom and its nucleus. The book also includes historical accounts of the lives, works, and major achievements of many famous pioneers and Nobel Laureates from 1895 to the present. These leaders in the field have contributed to our knowledge of the science of the atom, its nucleus, nuclear decay, and subatomic particles that are part of our current knowledge of the structure of matter, including the role of quarks, leptons, and the bosons (force carriers). Users will find a completely revised and greatly expanded text that includes all new material that further describes the significant historical events on the topic dating from the 1950s to the present. Provides a detailed account of nuclear radiation – its origin and properties, the atom, its nucleus, and subatomic particles including quarks, leptons, and force carriers (bosons) Includes fascinating biographies of the pioneers in the field, including captivating anecdotes and insights Presents meticulous accounts of experiments and calculations used by pioneers to confirm their findings

Frederic Hill

Frederic Hill
Author: Frederic Hill
Publsiher: London : [s.n.]
Total Pages: 346
Release: 1894
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Electrician Electrical Trades Directory and Handbook

The Electrician Electrical Trades Directory and Handbook
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1897
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electric industries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Athenaeum

   The    Athenaeum
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1838
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Illustrated London News

The Illustrated London News
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1858
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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My Experiences of the War Between France and Germany

My Experiences of the War Between France and Germany
Author: Archibald Forbes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1871
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Builder

The Builder
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1863
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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