Jean Epstein

  • Des histoires vraies. De tous les jours et de toutes les couleurs. Illustrant le monde de l'Enfance. Des anecdotes multiples et variées déclenchant un regard nouveau sur la vie des enfants à la crèche, à l'école, au sein de leur famille. ainsi que sur les relations possibles entre nous, adultes, et ces personnes nommées "enfants", souvent mal connues, qui nous entourent. Une façon comme une autre de remettre, si besoin est, nos pendules à l'heure de l'enfance. Loin des théories stéréotypées et des méthodes "idéales" d'éducation. Des vertes et des pas mûres: un livre-témoignage, outil destiné à vous qui êtes aujourd'hui concernés par les enfants, quel que soit leur âge.

  • Cet ouvrage est une réédition numérique d'un livre paru au XXe siècle, désormais indisponible dans son format d'origine.

  • Changer le monde n'est pas une mince affaire ! Non seulement cela représente des années de labeur acharné mais, de plus, nécessite de maîtriser le langage sacro-saint des intelligentsias de tous poils ! Vous croyez cette entreprise désespérée ? Qu'à cela ne tienne ! Grâce à ce guide, en quelques exercices pratiques (à faire en famille ou entre amis), vous manierez avec brio ces expressions magiques qui feront de vous un des moteurs de notre société, dans de multiples domaines. Vous pourrez ainsi "interpeller vos interlocuteurs au niveau de leur vécu", et "transcender, par votre discours, les potentialités conviviales de la problématique fondamentale du quotidien"... J'en passe et des meilleures ! Soit dit entre nous, ne cherchez pas un sens à ces dernières phrases, elles n'en ont pas ! Mais qu'importe la signification des mots, quand seul le vernis compte ?

  • "Ce livre s'adresse à toutes les personnes concernées de près ou de loin par la petite enfance: parents, professionnels et autres.
    À partir d'un rappel clair des points importants du développement de l'enfant au cours des trois premières années de sa vie, ""L'explorateur nu"" propose de nombreuses activités de jeu, susceptibles de l'accompagner à tout moment dans ses multiples explorations motrices, sensorielles, sociales, qu'il soit à la maison ou dans toute structure d'accueil. ""L'explorateur nu"" n'a pas pour objectif d'être un catalogue de jeux ou de donner des modèles. Il espère simplement attirer l'attention sur l'harmonie du développement propre à chaque enfant, sur le rôle de tout ce qui l'entoure (personnes, objets, espaces...) pour le maintien de cette harmonie, et constituer un ""outil"" permettant l'improvisation de nouveaux jeux. ""L'explorateur nu"", un livre qui souhaite accompagner adultes et enfants dans un monde à découvrir ensemble."

  • Nous avons tous envie d'être de bons parents  : l'enfance est au coeur de toute vie.
     
    Or bien des questions jalonnent notre devenir de parent  : Quel sera l'impact de l'enfant sur notre couple  ? Sein ou biberon  ? Mon enfant m'aimera-t-il encore si je le confie  ? Ou si je le fais pleurer  ? Comment faire avec les devoirs  ? Et lorsqu'il a des ennuis avec ses camarades  ? Que faire avec un adolescent en crise  ? Etc.
     
    Le plus souvent nous improvisons des solutions - toujours contestables (notamment pas nos enfants  !) mais souvent excellentes dans la durée. On découvrira dans ce livre une foule de repères essentiels, et de propositions bien concrètes, pour inventer notre propre manière d'être parent.
     
    Avec bonne humeur et sans martinet.

  • Histoires de petits à regarder comme des grands. Scènes de vie entre adultes et enfants. Instantanés du quotidien. Voici racontées des histoires drôles, graves, longues ou courtes à travers lesquelles l´auteur pointe, mine de rien, sur le ton de la conversation, une idée passée inaperçue, une information oubliée ou méconnue ; il en propose une lecture audacieuse qui donne à réfléchir. Des thèmes aussi divers que les méfaits du bruit sur les apprentissages scolaires, l´origine de l´accouchement sous X, l´enfant et le chômage des parents, la procréation médicalement assistée, et bien d´autres, sont abordés avec humour, humeur et pertinence ; tantôt coups de gueule, tantôt coups de coeur, toujours au plus près des enfants. Un livre pour faire cheminer ensemble en bonne intelligence et dans le respect mutuel les grands et les petits. A l´usage de tous les grands !

  • Britain's number-one guide to mastering the art and science of bookkeeping is now better than ever! Bookkeeping may not be fun, and it's rarely pretty, but you simply cannot run a business without it. This Third Edition of Britain's bestselling guide to small business bookkeeping has been fully updated for the latest accounting practices and bookkeeping software, and features lots of practical exercises and a new CD with bonus content. It gets you up and running with what you need to keep your books balanced, your finances in order and the tax inspector off your back. Get started - find out why bookkeeping is essential to your company success, how it's done and where to start Keep a paper trail - enter and post financial transactions, keep a detailed record, and set up internal controls for managing your books and your cash Take it one day at a time - discover how to keep track of day-to-day operations, as well as adjustments to sales and purchases Keep the payroll rolling - get the lowdown on setting up and managing payrolls, as well as all the HM Revenue & Customs paperwork involved in hiring a new employee Close out the books - learn how to close out monthly, quarterly or yearly accounting periods and calculate and record depreciation, interest payments and receipts Make it official - find out how to prepare financial reports and profit and loss statements, properly fill out all required tax forms and prepare your books for next year Open the book and find: How to create and maintain your company's financial records The best ways to keep books up-to-date with technology How to set up and maintain employee records How to calculate your staff's net pay Guidance on producing income statements and financial reports A wealth of practical exercises and examples throughout the book Learn to: Manage day-to-day records like sales and purchases Produce Profit and Loss Statements and Balance Sheets Prepare year-end accounts and VAT returns CD-ROM includes bookkeeping templates and resources Note: CD files are available to download when buying the eBook version

  • This book focuses on the role of interest groups and their lobbying efforts in public policy. It applies strategic contest theory as the basic methodology and clarifies the fundamental parameters that determine the behavior of the government and the interest groups. It illustrates the proposed approach in five specific cases: determination of monopoly price, privatization policy, migration quotas, minimum wage and promotion in tournaments.

  • The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) is the oldest and largest body of its kind, and is a leader among the 44 members of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES). This book celebrates the CIES' 60th anniversary.
    The Society grew out of a series of conferences in the mid-1950s. Those conferences were attended by a small group of scholars in the USA who were keen to elucidate and expand their field. Now the Society has over 2,500 individual and about 900 institutional members (mainly libraries) around the world.
    The book explains how the Society was constructed and internationalized. It analyzes its development trajectory, its major structural components, and the programs and curricula that it has inspired and nourished. The significance of the book is not restricted to the CIES. It will certainly interest counterparts in other WCCES constituent societies and scholars from all fields who are concerned with institutional structures and their evolution.

  • Get the answers you need to effectively implement IFRS rules and keep up to date on the latest IFRS requirements. Designed to complement any Wiley IFRS product, IFRS Policies and Procedures is sequenced in the same manner as Wiley IFRS and incorporates additional categories of information to assist you in properly implementing IFRS, covering all current IAS, IFRS, SIC and IFRIC guidance in depth.

  • Operations Research Management Science approaches have helped people for the last 40 years to understand the complex functioning of the systems based upon natural resources, as well as to manage natural resources in the most efficient manner. The areas usually viewed within the natural resources field are: agriculture, fisheries, forestry, and mining and water resources. All of these areas share the common problem of optimally allocating scarcity over a period of time. The scale of time or length of the planning horizon differs from one area to another. We have almost a continuous renewal in the case of the fisheries, periodic cycles in the case of agriculture and forestry and enormous periods of time much beyond the human perception in the case of mining resources. But in all the cases, the critical issue is to obtain an efficient use of the resource along its planned time horizon.

    Another element of connection among the different natural resources is due to the interaction between the use of the resource and the environmental impact caused by its extraction or harvest. This type of interaction implies additional complexities in the underlying decision-making process, making the use of OR/MS tools especially relevant.

    HANDBOOK OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH IN NATURAL RESOURCES will be the first systematic handbook treatment of quantitative modeling natural resource problems, their allocated efficient use, and societal and economic impact. Andrés Weintraub is the very top person in Natural Resource research. Moreover, he has an international reputation in OR and a former president of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS). He has selected co-editors who are at the top of the sub-fields in natural resources: agriculture, fisheries, forestry, and mining. The book will cover these areas in terms with contributions from researchers on modeling natural research problems, quantifying data, developing algorithms, and discussing the benefits of research implementations. The handbook will include tutorial contributions when necessary. Throughout the book, technological advances and algorithmic developments that have been driven by natural resource problems will be called out and discussed.

  • With its origins in the theories of continuous distributions of dislocations and ofmetalplasticity,inhomogeneitytheoryisarichandvibrant?eldofresearch. The recognition of the important role played by con?gurational or material forces in phenomena such as growth and remodelling is perhaps its greatest present-day impetus. While some excellent comprehensive works approa- ing the subject from di?erent angles have been published, the objective of this monograph is to present a point of view that emphasizes the di?erenti- geometric aspects of inhomogeneity theory. In so doing, we follow the general lines of thought that we have propounded in many publications and presen- tions over the last two decades. Although based on these sources, this book is a stand-alone entity and contains some new results and perspectives. At the same time, it does not intend to present either a historical account of the - velopment of the subject or a comprehensive picture of the various schools of thought that can be encountered by perusing scholarly journals and attending specialized symposia. The book is divided into three parts, the ?rst of which is entirely devoted to the formulation of the theory in the absence of evolution. In other words, time is conspicuously absent from Part I. It opens with the geometric ch- acterization of material inhomogeneity within the context of simple bodies in Chapter 1, followed by extensions to second-grade and Cosserat media in Chapters 2 and 3.

  • Master the art of bookkeeping with this valuable study guide
    If you're preparing for The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers' (AIPB) bookkeeping certification test, you need an easy- to-follow test-preparation guide that gets you up to speed quickly in all of the bookkeeping basics, from setting up a company's books and recording transactions to managing employee payroll, handling government paperwork, and closing out the books. You need Bookkeeping Workbook For Dummies. With demonstration problems, complementary examples, and multiple-choice questions you'll find in this user-friendly primer, you'll sharpen your bookkeeping skills for the real world as you increase your ability to perform well on any test. Chapter quizzes let check your progress as you go, and step-by-step answers show you where you went wrong (or right) each problem. You'll feel your confidence -and competence-growing as you learn how to: Perform a wide variety of financial transactions Use key concepts and skills with real-world bookkeeping problems Design a bookkeeping system Track day-to-day business operations Keep journals for active accounts Use blank working papers and spread sheets Handle cash entries and develop internal controls Calculate and pay employee withholding taxes Depreciate assets Prove out your books at year's end Prepare tax returns as set up for a new year Complete with Top Ten lists for managing cash, monitoring accounts, and finding additional helpful resources, Bookkeeping Workbook For Dummies is the test-prep guide you need to help you ace the certification test and speed your way into a successful and rewarding career.

  • This is the first collection of essays dedicated to the topics of money and economics in the English literature of the late Middle Ages. These essays explore ways that late medieval economic thought informs contemporary English texts and apply modern modes of economic analysis to medieval literature. In so doing, they read the importance and influence of historical records of practices as aids to contextualizing these texts. They also apply recent modes of economic history as a means to understand the questions the texts ask about economics, trade, and money. Collectively, these papers argue that both medieval and modern economic thought are key to valuable historical contextualization of medieval literary texts, but that this criticism can be advanced only if we also recognize the specificity of the economic and social conditions of late-medieval England.

  • Parsing the Turing Test is a landmark exploration of both the philosophical and methodological issues surrounding the search for true artificial intelligence. Will computers and robots ever think and communicate the way humans do? When a computer crosses the threshold into self-consciousness, will it immediately jump into the Internet and create a World Mind? Will intelligent computers someday recognize the rather doubtful intelligence of human beings? Distinguished psychologists, computer scientists, philosophers, and programmers from around the world debate these weighty issues - and, in effect, the future of the human race - in this important volume.

  • Cet ouvrage est une réédition numérique d'un livre paru au XXe siècle, désormais indisponible dans son format d'origine.

  • Edited by the two top experts in the field with a panel of International contributors, this is a comprehensive up-to-date review of research and applications.
    Starting with the basic physical principles of laser cooling of solids, the monograph goes on to discuss the current theoretical issues being resolved and the increasing demands of growth and evaluation of high purity materials suitable for optical refrigeration, while also examining the design and applications of practical cryocoolers.
    An advanced text for scientists, researchers, engineers, and students (masters, PHDs and Postdoc) in laser and optical material science, and cryogenics.

  • Derivation and Explanation in the Minimalist Program presents accessible, cutting edge research on an enduring and fundamental question confronting all linguistic inquiry - the respective roles of derivation and representation. Presents accessible, cutting edge research on the respective roles of derivation and representation in syntactic inquiry. Discusses a wide range of phenomena and also includes alternative, representational perspectives. Features papers by M. Brody, C. Collins, S. Epstein, J. Frampton, S. Gutmann, N. Hornstein, R. Kayne, H. Kitahara, J. McCloskey, N. Richards, D. Seely, E. Torrego, J. Uriagereka, C.J.W. Zwart.

  • 'Thanks for the brilliance, wisdom and humour of Boden, Epstein and Kenway. I will buy this KIT for all of my students, as they leave graduate school and venture into university life on their own. The Academic's Support Kit provides a virtual support group for young academics groping to find their way in the rapidly changing terrain of higher education. And there are some tips for those of us who have been around too long, as well'
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  • Teaching and Supervision looks at issues you might face in both teaching undergraduates and in the supervision of graduate research students. This book is not a pedagogical instruction manual - there are plenty of those around, both good and bad. Rather, the focus is on presenting explanations and possible strategies designed to make your teaching and supervision work less burdensome, more rewarding (for you and your students) and manageable.

  • The pressure to win funding to do research is felt by nearly all academics worldwide. This book details strategies that you might adopt to get your research projects funded. It also explains how to manage your research projects once they are funded. It explains how generic university research funding mechanisms work so that you will be better equipped to navigate your way through the financial maze associated with various funding sources.

  • Despite the frequent isolation of academic work, it is done in the context of complex, multi-layered global, national, regional and local teaching or research networks. Having good networks is key to achieving what you want in academia. This book describes the kinds of networks that you might build across a range of settings, talks about the pros and cons involved and gives practical guidance on networking activities.

  • By situating the church architecture within the cultural dynamic of Montreal, the author closes a critical gap in our understanding of those decades of the British Colonial Period (1760-1860) when church buildings and their parishioners overtly marked the urban scene.

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