La douce caresse d un vent d hiver

Titre : La douce caresse d un vent d hiver
Auteur : Sarah Morgan
Éditeur : Harlequin
ISBN-13 : 9782280365741
Libération : 2016-10-26

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« Réconfortante, sexy et chaleureuse, la série «Snow Crystal» de Sarah Morgan est parfaite !» Jill Shalvis Brenna devrait se réjouir : la station de ski affiche complet, et la voilà obligée de libérer son chalet et d’emménager chez son meilleur ami, l’ex-champion olympique de ski, Tyler O’Neil, dont elle est amoureuse depuis... depuis toujours, en fait. Mais cette situation est loin d’être idéale. C’est même une véritable torture : comment pourrait-elle rester de marbre tandis que cet homme sur lequel elle fantasme depuis des années dort dans la chambre juste à côté de la sienne ? Car, elle le sait très bien, elle n’a rien à espérer : Tyler ne la considère que comme une amie, voire, pire, comme une sœur... A propos de l'auteur: Auteur fréquemment citée par USA Today, la Londonienne Sarah Morgan a conquis ses nombreux fans grâce à ses histoires finement tissées d'humour et d'émotion intemporelle. Elle a vendu plus de 14 millions de livres à travers le monde. Enfant, Sarah rêvait de devenir écrivain, et bien qu'elle ait pris des détours avant d'y parvenir, elle vit à présent son rêve.

1493

Titre : 1493
Auteur : Charles C. Mann
Éditeur : Vintage
ISBN-13 : 9780307596727
Libération : 2011-08-09

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From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. The Columbian Exchange, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in Florida, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand. More important, creatures the colonists knew nothing about hitched along for the ride. Earthworms, mosquitoes, and cockroaches; honeybees, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, fungi, and viruses; rats of every description—all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet. Eight decades after Columbus, a Spaniard named Legazpi succeeded where Columbus had failed. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. In Manila, a city Legazpi founded, silver from the Americas, mined by African and Indian slaves, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. It was the first time that goods and people from every corner of the globe were connected in a single worldwide exchange. Much as Columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As Charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the center of the world. In such encounters, he uncovers the germ of today’s fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination. From the Hardcover edition.

1634 The Baltic War

Titre : 1634 The Baltic War
Auteur : Eric Flint
Éditeur : Baen Publishing Enterprises
ISBN-13 : 9781618245724
Libération : 2007-05-01

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Fight for Freedom in a Dark and Bloody Age! After a cosmic accident sets the modern West Virginia town of Grantsville down in war-torn seventeenth century Europe, the United States of Europe is forged in the fire of battle. The Baltic War reaches a climax as France, Spain, England, and Denmark besiege the U.S.E. in the Prussian stronghold of Lubeck. The invention of ironclads, the introduction of special force tactics during a spectacular rescue operation at the Tower of London _ the up-timers plan to use every trick in the time traveler's book to avoid a defeat that will send Europe back to a new Dark Age! Multiple New York Times best-seller and creator of the legendary "Honorverse" series David Weber teams with New York Times best-selling alternate history master Eric Flint to tell the tale of the little town that remade a continent and rang in freedom for a battle-ravaged land in the latest blockbuster addition to Flint's "Grantsville" saga! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "This is a thoughtful and exciting look at just how powerful are the ideals we sometimes take for granted, and is highly recommended[.]" ¾ Publishers Weekly on Flint and Weber's 1633. "[R]eads like a Tom Clancy techno-thriller set in the age of the Medicisã" ¾ Publishers Weekly on New York Times best-seller, 1634:_ The Galileo Affair.