Novelist James Clavell wrote, produced and directed this 1967 British film (based on the novel by E. R. Braithwaite) about a rookie teacher who throws out...... more
Novelist James Clavell wrote, produced and directed this 1967 British film (based on the novel by E. R. Braithwaite) about a rookie teacher who throws out stock lesson plans and really takes command of his unruly, adolescent students in a London school. Sidney Poitier is very good as a man struggling with the extent of his commitment to the job, and even more as a teacher whose commitment is to proffering life lessons instead of just academic ones. The spirit of this movie can also be found in more recent films such as Dangerous Minds and Mr. Holland's Opus, but none are as moving as this. Besides, the others don't have a title song performed by Lulu, who also stars. --Tom Keogh
25 Orchids from the Flore Des Serres 1845-1876 - Paperback
25 Orchids from the Flore Des Serres 1845-1876 Twenty five full page coloured orchid prints originally published in the Flore des Serres et des...... more
25 Orchids from the Flore Des Serres 1845-1876 Twenty five full page coloured orchid prints originally published in the Flore des Serres et des Jardins de L'Europe. 1845-1876. Enlarged from 10"x6.5" to 11"x8.5." Full description
Mapping Michel Serres (Studies in Literature & Science (Paperback)) - Paperback
Mapping Michel Serres "Provides an extremely valuable introduction to the work of Michel Serres for an English-speaking audience, as well as...... more
Mapping Michel Serres "Provides an extremely valuable introduction to the work of Michel Serres for an English-speaking audience, as well as offering useful critical approaches for those already familiar with its outlines."---Robert Harrison, Stanford University [blurb from review pending permission] The work of Michel Serres---including the books "Hermes," "The Parasite," "The Natural Contract," "Genesis," "The Trouba... Full description
288pages. 22 x 14 cm. Broché. A l'origine ce livre avait pour titre: Noise. Noise est un vieux mot, de l'ancien français, qui dit le bruit et la fureur, le...... more
288pages. 22 x 14 cm. Broché. A l'origine ce livre avait pour titre: Noise. Noise est un vieux mot, de l'ancien français, qui dit le bruit et la fureur, le tumulte des choses et la haine des hommes. Noise désigne le chaos. Ce livre tente de décrire d'aussi près que possible ce qui, dans la nature ou la culture, est chaotique et multiple. C'est un livre des commencements. Parce qu'il essaie d'écouter la formation fragile des choses et messages à partir de cette rumeur, ses premiers lecteurs ont voulu qu'il se nomme: Genèse. Mieux vaut prendre ce mot dans son sens le plus humble et le plus foisonnant pour éviter la mésentente: petites naissances, devenirs nombreux, possibles abondants, évanouissements. Vénus apparaît, dit-on, au-dessus des eaux. Quel est donc l'état de la mer, à l'aube de sa venue ? Elle est tumultueuse, agitée, dangereuse. La mer est bruyante, Vénus est turbulente. Michel Serres a écrit sur Leibniz, Auguste Comte, Musil, Jules Verne, Zola, etc. Il essaie d'écrire aujourd'hui des livres de philosophie.
Advantages: Good variety of runs Disadvantages: Snowfall seems to have reduced
...I have been to Serre Chevalier, more specifically Chantemerle 1350, 3 times now.
Serre Chevalier is in the southern alps on the border with Italy and has always supplied good snow and sunshine when I have been. It is split into 3 different stations with Chantemerle being, in my opinion, the best as it is a picturesque little village at the base of the Luc Alphand black run. I have never used...
Advantages: brilliant skiing, alpine village prettiness,great English speaking ski school, Close to Italy and other resorts. Disadvantages: Not to great for veggies and nightlife fairly low key.
...So far i have only skied 4 times, in Flaine (France), Serre Chevalier (France.....obviously!!), Borovets (Bulgaria) and Bad Hofgetein (Austria).
Serre Chevalier has been the most enjoyable for the following reasons:
Many of France's ski resorts are high altidude and therefore purpose built, usually with concrete grey buildings and not much else. Serre Chevalier is a pretty alpine style village...
Advantages: Fantastic Drawings, Very Detailed Information On Every Species Disadvantages: Quite Expensive
...of Britain and Europe. A couple of years ago I decided that it was time that I updated my reference guide for something a little bit more modern. The book I chose was the Birds of Europe by Lars Jonson.
Lars Jonson is a very well known name in the world of Ornithology. Born in Sweden Lars Jonson is best known as a Bird Artist and has won many prestigious awards. He had an exhibit at the National Museum...