Sexe drogue et natation
Il a gagné les plus belles médailles, battu de magnifiques records du monde. L’enfant au physique hors norme, issu des cités défavorisées de Belfort, a connu un destin extraordinaire. Si les titres d’Amaury Leveaux sont « propres », le monde de la natation l’est moins. En 2008, lors de la finale du cinquante mètres nage libre des JO de Pékin, le champion se laisse rafler l’or et n’obtient que l’argent : trois ans plus tard, le vainqueur de l’époque recevra un avertissement pour avoir nagé sous produits interdits, suite à des tests antidopage. De quoi alimenter des doutes. Car, hors du bassin, les rivalités font rage et tous les coups sont permis. Derrière des entraînements exigeants se cachent de folles soirées. Au programme : sexe, drogue et natation. Pour la première fois, un champion olympique témoigne de la réalité du monde de la natation, que l’on croyait épargné : une plongée en eaux troubles. Né en 1985 dans un quartier populaire de Belfort, élevé par sa mère, Amaury Leveaux s’est révélé un nageur exceptionnel qui s’est hissé sur les plus hautes marches des podiums mondiaux. En 2013, il quitte la compétition avec un très beau palmarès (4 médailles olympiques, 4 médailles au championnat du monde et plus de 40 médailles européennes).
Gods Or Monsters
He was the oldest and the responsibility of the family was passed down to him when he was but 18 as his father had grown too weak. Caught up in his family's quest for the Seven Sun's and his loyalty to the people in his life, he learned quickly how expendable certain things and people were to his cause, including Samantha. Thirteen years old, ready to spread her wings, she was welcomed into a family she never knew existed. She learned first to respect Richard as her older cousin with only her best intentions at heart; however, as she grew older she began to find out just how deep the family secrets ran. The Tetragrammaton was more than it seemed, and Richard was more than he seemed. After that night of first betrayal, everything has been different and continues to change. You never know what will happen next. even when you think you do.
Crying in the Dark
At fourteen he finally found the courage to run away, hiding in a hut by a railway line, fed on scraps by some local children who found him. Joe's is the ultimate insider's story, casting light into the darkest of hidden worlds, and a truly inspirational account of how one small boy found the strength to overcome almost impossible odds and become a remarkable man. Now that he has found his voice again, Joe speaks out against child abuse and helps support and protect other children whose lives have been blighted by it.
Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers
Light, vibrant and malleable, is the greatest tool at the disposal of portrait photographers. In this acclaimed book—with over 50,000 copies in print—Christopher Grey walks you through studio portrait lighting from start to finish. Dozens of image sequences and before/after pairings show you precisely how each change of light position and modifier affects the look of the lighting on the subject. From classic portrait lighting patterns to unexpected but powerful looks, Grey teaches you everything you need to know to control light effectively. Armed with these powerful skills, you’ll be able to create portraits that are more flattering, more marketable, and more creative.
Ancient Greek Verb Initial Compounds
This book provides a study of the diachronic development of compounds with a verbal first constituent in Ancient Greek. Based on an unprecedentedly comprehensive corpus of such compounds, it offers detailed treatments of their origins, structure and place within the Greek compound system, as well as in-depth and up-to-date introductions to Greek compounds and to linguistic research on compounding.
Tour Paris 13
Perhaps the largest exhibition of street art ever attempted, Tour Paris 13 is the culmination of a movement that always strives for new forms of involvement from the viewer. Housed in a now-demolished 1950s-era nine-story apartment block near the Seine, 105 artists of 18 different nationalities created unique works in the interior as well as on the exterior of the building, allowing visitors access for only thirty days. The result was a pure, immersive experience that allowed artists free reign to indulge their creativity in an environment of open-mindedness and without commodification. This beautiful catalogue records the work of such urban art luminaries as A1One, Herbert Baglione, COPE2, Ethos, Peeta, Rea One, Seth, Stinkfish, Swoon, Vexta and Vhils.
The Mind in the Cave Consciousness and the Origins of Art
The breathtakingly beautiful art created deep inside the caves of western Europe has the power to dazzle even the most jaded observers. Emerging from the narrow underground passages into the chambers of caves such as Lascaux, Chauvet, and Altamira, visitors are confronted with symbols, patterns, and depictions of bison, woolly mammoths, ibexes, and other animals. Since its discovery, cave art has provoked great curiosity about why it appeared when and where it did, how it was made, and what it meant to the communities that created it. David Lewis-Williams proposes that the explanation for this lies in the evolution of the human mind. Cro-Magnons, unlike the Neanderthals, possessed a more advanced neurological makeup that enabled them to experience shamanistic trances and vivid mental imagery. It became important for people to "fix," or paint, these images on cave walls, which they perceived as the membrane between their world and the spirit world from which the visions came. Over time, new social distinctions developed as individuals exploited their hallucinations for personal advancement, and the first truly modern society emerged. Illuminating glimpses into the ancient mind are skillfully interwoven here with the still-evolving story of modern-day cave discoveries and research. The Mind in the Cave is a superb piece of detective work, casting light on the darkest mysteries of our earliest ancestors while strengthening our wonder at their aesthetic achievements.