Editions Le Mono

  • La nuit, tout se transforme

    Georges Holassey

    Parution : 22 Octobre 2016 - Entrée pnb : 24 Octobre 2016

    Suite au succès des aventures de Harry Potter, j'ai voulu vérifier une rumeur qui court depuis la publication du premier tome Harry Potter à l'école des sorciers. Il semblerait que les parents Potter, tués par un puissant mage noir lorsque leur fils Harry n'avait qu'un an, seraient devenus sorciers après un séjour de dix-huit semaines dans un village en Afrique occidentale, réputé pour son école de sorcellerie. J'ai fait ma valise et je suis parti pour retrouver ce village sans lequel l'histoire de Harry Potter n'aurait probablement jamais existé... Plusieurs années plus tard, je reçois, surpris, le témoignage d'un jeune que j'avais rencontré dans un village où personne n'a jamais entendu parler de Harry Potter; un village où des existants immatériels et des sorciers insaisissables hantent les esprits et torturent la vie des habitants, surtout la nuit. Une réalité qui dépasse la fiction, et explique pourquoi ces africains ne s'intéressent pas aux histoires de sorcellerie et de magie racontées dans des livres pour distraire les esprits en quête de frissons exotiques. «Dans mon village, lorsque s'éteignent les lumières du soleil, nous avons tous peur qu'il nous arrive un malheur. Oui, nous avons peur la nuit. Surtout quand la lune est morte et l'obscurité est épaisse sur nos maisons. Nous avons peur parce qu'il nous arrive souvent d'apercevoir des silhouettes monstrueuses, de voir des formes étranges bouger dans le noir, d'entendre des bruits terrifiants venant de l'inconnu. Et nous n'aimons pas sortir quand les ténèbres masquent les aspects, dénaturent les mouvements et brouillent la raison. Un être malfaisant caché dans l'ombre pourrait nous regarder à notre insu, et nous aurions des frissons, nous aurions de la fièvre... Je vais d'abord vous raconter ce qui s'est passé chez nous cette nuit où la peur nous a fait trembler pendant des heures. Et vous comprendrez pourquoi, quand la lune est morte et l'obscurité est épaisse à couper au couteau, tous les enfants restent cloîtrer à la maison et les adultes murmurent quelques prières avant de mettre le nez dehors...»

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  • The Ohio state lies between 38°27', and 41°57' north latitude; it is bounded by the meridians reading 80°34' and 84°49'. For its width in latitude and its lack of great range in altitude, it has a marked range in mean annual temperature; in southern Ohio the mean annual range is 54°, while in northern Ohio it is 49°; its range in average temperature is about 40°. Lake Erie exerts an appreciable influence on climatic conditions for the northern part of the state.

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  • La Peur

    Charles Richet

    Parution : 18 Décembre 2015 - Entrée pnb : 16 Février 2016

    Quels sont les effets et les causes de la peur chez les êtres sensibles, qui tous, à des degrés divers, semblent capables de ressentir cette émotion protectrice ? Ce traité répond à cette question et analyse les signes de la peur et les phénomènes physiques qui l'accompagnent.

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  • "Life in general is possible only between certain limits of temperature; and life of the higher kinds is possible only within a comparatively narrow range of temperature, maintained artificially if not naturally. Hence it results that social life, presupposing as it does not only human life, but that life vegetal and animal on which human life depends, is restricted by certain extremes of cold and heat..."

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  • Anglais Livingstone : the explorer and missionary

    L. J. Procter; Orison S. Marden

    Parution : 2 Mai 2016 - Entrée pnb : 4 Mai 2016

    Unfortunately, the chief fell sick and died shortly after his arrival; but the promise of assistance made before this occurred was confirmed by his successor, a daughter, Ma-Mochisane. In order to confer with her on the matter, Livingstone made a journey to Shesheke, where she lived, 130 miles to the northeast, in company with Mr. Oswell. It was on this journey that they discovered the Zambési, toward the end of June, 1851, even then, the dry season of the year, a magnificent stream 300 or 400 yards broad. In defence of his claim to the discovery, Dr. Livingstone says: "The Portuguese maps all represent the Zambési as rising far to the east of where we now were; and, if ever anything like a chain of trading-stations (as is asserted) had existed across the country between the latitudes 12° and 18° south, this magnificent portion of the river must have been known before." The discovery was indeed important; and, impelled not only by the prospects it presented, but by the remembrance of his difficulties at Kolobeng, Livingstone decided to explore the river thoroughly, and meanwhile send his family home to England...

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  • Contents :How to write all kinds of letters- How to write a love letter- How to begin a love letter- Different forms of beginning a love letter- How to write a social letter - Different forms of social letter - How to finish a love letter.

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  • Anglais Walter's Little Mother

    Paul Heyse

    Parution : 5 Mai 2016 - Entrée pnb : 6 Mai 2016

    Paul Heyse was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1910."On a still spring night, that had followed on a stormy day, a young woman sat alone by her little lamp, watching and wakeful, although in every other room of that old house, the lights had been put out above an hour before. It was in a narrow street of a little northern town, and not a footstep was to be heard, save the watchman's, who stopped from time to time, under the one lighted window, to sing out with especial emphasis, his warning to be careful of fire and light."

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  • Anglais The Unconscious Action of the Brain

    William B. Carpenter

    Parution : 5 Mai 2016 - Entrée pnb : 6 Mai 2016

    What goes on in the depths of our own Minds?I think I shall be able to show you that some practical results of great value in our own mental culture, as training and as discipline, may be deduced from this inquiry. I shall begin with an anecdote that was related to me after a lecture which I gave upon this subject about five years ago, at the Royal Institution, in London. As I was coming out from the lecture-room, a gentleman stopped me and said...

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  • Anglais The Origin of Music

    Herbert Spencer; Waldo S. Pratt

    Parution : 5 Mai 2016 - Entrée pnb : 6 Mai 2016

    "The hypothesis that music had its origin in the amatory sounds made by the male to charm the female, has the support of the popular idea that the singing of birds constitutes a kind of courtship-an idea adopted by Mr. Darwin when he says that "the male pours forth his full volume of song, in rivalry with other males, for the sake of captivating the female."...

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  • Anglais The History of Tahiti

    Alfred G. Mayer

    Parution : 5 Mai 2016 - Entrée pnb : 6 Mai 2016

    Tahiti is situated in South Latitude 17°40' and West Longitude 149° 25'. In other words, upon the opposite side of the world from the middle of Africa, and nearly at the center of the Pacific Ocean. In outline, it is figure-8 shaped, being a twin island, consisting of two oval land masses joined by the low, narrow isthmus of Taravao. The major axis of the island extends from northwest to southeast, and is only about 37 miles long. The larger land mass, called Great Tahiti has about four times the area of Little Tahiti which lies to the southeastward. The total length of the coast line is not more than 120 miles, and the area of the whole island is only about one third that of the State of Rhode Island...

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  • "If one has not been told what to expect, the first effects of hasheesh pass by unnoticed; these consist of a certain motor and sensor excitability of the spinal cord. There is a twitching in the nape of the neck, the back and the legs, and a shivering that extends over the whole body. It is as though there were puffs of hot and cold air rising to the head; but withal there is a vague sense of comfortableness, and one finds himself in a state of great good-humor, as is the case of most persons after the absorption of a certain amount of alcohol. By degrees the excitation of the spinal cord produces effects that are more characteristic, as muscular exertion of every kind, walking, stretching, dancing, lifting heavy weights; but meantime the mind is calm. Suddenly, however, on hearing some chance remark, the patient is seized with a fit of laughing without any apparent cause, and this continues for a length of time. This having passed, he comes to himself again, and recognizes the first effects of the poison..."

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  • Anglais On the Interpretation of the Old and New Testament

    . Voltaire

    Parution : 3 Mai 2016 - Entrée pnb : 5 Mai 2016

    Voltaire was a great French Enlightenment philosopher. He was famous by his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression.

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  • Anglais The Jews under Rome

    C. R. Conder

    Parution : 4 Mai 2016 - Entrée pnb : 5 Mai 2016

    It is here proposed to give some account of Jewish life in the first and second centuries A.D., under Roman rule in Syria, which-in spite of the terrible episodes of the sieges of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. and 132 A.D.-was for the greater part of the period a peaceful domination over a very mixed population at a time when the Jews were very prosperous and fairly contented...

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  • Anglais Machiavelli : the Founder of the Political

    John Morley; Thomas B. Macaulay

    Parution : 7 Mars 2016 - Entrée pnb : 8 Mars 2016

    Machiavelli was an italian philosopher, humanist and writer, considered as the founder of the modern political science. The term Machiavellianism comes from his work describing personalities characterized by a duplicitous interpersonal style, a cynical disregard for morality and a focus on self-interest and personal gain.

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  • Anglais Oxford: Story of the City and the University

    Andrew Lang

    Parution : 7 Mars 2016 - Entrée pnb : 8 Mars 2016

    Most old towns are like palimpsests, parchments which have been scrawled over again and again by their successive owners. Oxford, though not one of the most ancient of English cities, shows, more legibly than the rest, the handwriting, as it were, of many generations. The convenient site among the interlacing waters of the Isis and the Cherwell has commended itself to men in one age after another. Each generation has used it for its own purpose: for war, for trade, for learning, for religion; and war, trade, religion, and learning have left on Oxford their peculiar marks.

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  • Anglais Man in America

    Charles Abbott; C. Stephen

    Parution : 7 Mars 2016 - Entrée pnb : 8 Mars 2016

    "When the Europeans came to this continent at the end of the fifteenth century they found it already inhabited by races of men very different from themselves. These people, whom they took to calling 'Indians,' were spread out, though very thinly, from one end of the continent to the other. Who were these nations, and how was their presence to be accounted for? To the first discoverers of America, or rather to the discoverers of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries (Columbus and his successors), the origin of the Indians presented no difficulty. To them America was supposed to be simply an outlying part of Eastern Asia, which had been known by repute and by tradition for centuries past. Finding, therefore, the tropical islands of the Caribbean sea with a climate and plants and animals such as they imagined those of Asia and the Indian ocean to be, and inhabited by men of dusky colour and strange speech, they naturally thought the place to be part of Asia, or the Indies. The name 'Indians,' given to the aborigines of North America, records for us this historical misunderstanding. But a new view became necessary after Balboa had crossed the isthmus of Panama and looked out upon the endless waters of the Pacific, and after Magellan and his Spanish comrades had sailed round the foot of the continent, and then pressed on across the Pacific to the real Indies. It was now clear that America was a different region from Asia." - The Antiquity of Man in North America - The Descendants of Paleolithic Man in American - Traces of a Pre-Indian People - Man in America ...

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  • Anglais Jesus in the History of the World

    Ernest Renan; Arthur Drews

    Parution : 7 Mars 2016 - Entrée pnb : 8 Mars 2016

    The great event of the history of the world is the revolution by which the noblest portions of humanity have passed from the ancient religions, comprised under the vague name of Paganism, to a religion founded on Jesus Christ. But many people have a doubt about the existence of Jesus or ignore how Jesus life still influences the world. This book gathered works analyzing the Place of Jesus in the history of the world; the Witnesses to the Historicity of Jesus; and the Essential character of the work of Jesus.

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  • Anglais Genesis

    Mary Baker Eddy

    Parution : 9 Mars 2016 - Entrée pnb : 10 Mars 2016

    "Genesis is the history of the fallen image of God, named mortal man. This deflection of being, rightly viewed, serves to suggest the proper reflection of God and spiritual actuality of man, as given in the first chapter of Genesis. The sun is a figure of Soul outside the body, giving Life and Intelligence to mortal men, the poor representatives of the immortals. When the crude forms of human thought take on higher symbols and significations, my scientific theory of the universe and man will be understood, and hailed with head and heart..."

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  • The San Francisco earthquake of 1906, was one of several large earthquakes recorded. What were the causes and the impacts on the region? "Whatever the earthquake danger may be, it is a thing to be dealt with on the ground by skillful engineering, not avoided by flight: and the proper basis for all protective measures is the fullest possible information as to the extent and character of the danger..."

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  • Anglais United States Public Health Service and the impact of Immigration

    Alfred C. Reed

    Parution : 9 Mars 2016 - Entrée pnb : 11 Mars 2016

    The wide-spread ignorance of the various means employed by the federal government to promote the well-being of its citizens is nowhere better exemplified than in the common ignorance of the functions and important work of the Public Health Service. This ignorance is the more lamentable inasmuch as the Public Health Service is the sole national agency operating to combat and prevent epidemic diseases among human beings, and to improve public sanitation and hygiene, in the United States. Alfred C. Reed was public health officer and medical educator.

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  • "The immigrations, in America as in Europe, have been intermittent, and separated sometimes by centuries. America has been peopled as if by a great human river, which, rising in Asia, has traversed the continent from north to south, receiving along its course a few small tributaries. This river resembles the torrent streams of which we have examples in France. Usually, and occasionally for years at a time, their bed is nearly dry. Then some great storm comes, and a liquid avalanche descends from the mountains where their sources lie, covers and ravages the plain, turning over the ancient alluviums, stirring up and mixing the old and new materials, and carrying farther each time the débris it has torn up on its passage. Like this has been the career of our ethnological river. Its floods have, besides, often been diverted to the right or left, and it has opened new derivations. It has also had its eddies. But its general direction has not changed, and we can trace it down to the present..."

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  • Anglais The Natural History Of German Life

    George Eliot

    Parution : 9 Mars 2016 - Entrée pnb : 11 Mars 2016

    History of German Life. "In Germany, perhaps more than in any other country, it is among the peasantry that we must look for the historical type of the national physique. In the towns this type has become so modified to express the personality of the individual that even "family likeness" is often but faintly marked. But the peasants may still be distinguished into groups, by their physical peculiarities. In one part of the country we find a longer-legged, in another a broader-shouldered race, which has inherited these peculiarities for centuries. ...Between many villages an historical feud, once perhaps the occasion of much bloodshed, is still kept up under the milder form of an occasional round of cudgelling and the launching of traditional nicknames. An historical feud of this kind still exists, for example, among many villages on the Rhine and more inland places in the neighborhood. ... ... Marriage is a very prudential affair, especially among the peasants who have the largest share of property. ... The girls marry young, ...

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  • Anglais The First Traces of Man in Europe

    (Pr) Albrecht Mueller

    Parution : 9 Mars 2016 - Entrée pnb : 11 Mars 2016

    "In a fine contrasting of Europe's wealth of historic memorials with his own country's yet new civilization, Washington Irving says of the former country, "Its every stone is a chronicle." The remark is true, applied, as he meant it to be, to our older cities with their ancient edifices and defenses. But, belonging to a yet remoter past, are the remains of Roman and Celtic arts and architecture; and in the pile-dwellings of our lakes and peat-beds we have relics of the Stone and Bronze eras, the beginnings of which lie beyond the reach of even tradition."The First Traces of Man in Europe; - the age of mammoths - the age of polished stone - the age of bronze - the age of iron ...

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  • Anglais The Development of Fire Fighting in America

    John G. Morse

    Parution : 9 Mars 2016 - Entrée pnb : 11 Mars 2016

    -The Development of American Industries of Fire Fighting since Columbus- "A Peculiarity common to all nations is the fact that not until the industries of peace and the armaments of war had been well developed was attention paid to procuring safeguards against conflagrations; and when it was at last realized that means for the extinguishing of fire were necessary, so little was attempted that the results were entirely inadequate. Even in the United States, noted the world over for advanced methods of fire-fighting, the marked improvements have been so long in coming that half the men alive today can remember the time when the most marked changes were made.."

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