• A nicely structured, lightly acidic addition to the handy Snob’s Dictionary series, decoding the baffling world of winespeak from A to Z.Wine Snob. The very phrase seems redundant, doesn't it? When faced with this snobbiest of snobberies, the civilian wine enthusiast needs the help of savvy translators like David Kamp and David Lynch. Their Wine Snob’s Dictionary delivers witty explication of both oldschool oenoobsessions (What's claret? Who's Michael Broadbent?) and such newwave terms as "malolactic fermentation" and "fruit bomb." Among the other things Kamp and Lynch demystify:Finish: the Snob codeterm for "aftertaste." (Robert Parker includes the stopwatchmeasured length of a wine's finish in his ratings.)Meritage: an American wine classification that rhymes with "heritage," and should NEVER be pronounced "meriTAHJ."Terroir: that elusive quality of vineyard soil that has sommeliers talking of "gunflint," "leather," and "candied fruits"Featuring ripe, luscious, fullbodied illustrations by Snob's Dictionary stalwart Ross MacDonald, The Wine Snob’s Dictionary is as heady and sparkling as a vintage Taittinger, only much less expensive... and much more giggleinducing. Cheers!

  • From the Barolos of Piedmont to the Brunellos of Tuscany, Italian wines offer an unparalleled range of tempting and unique choices. But how can you be sure to find the right bottle for your taste? In this completely revised and updated edition of the ever-popular pocketsize buying guide, Italian wine experts Joseph Bastianich and David Lynch show you the way.
    Vino Italiano Buying Guide--Revised and Updated is a carefully and lovingly considered A-to-Z listing of the best wines that Italy has to offer. In addition to profiles of more than 1,000 winemakers--with ratings, grape descriptions, and contact information for the vineyards--you’ll find:
    -Concrete and helpful bottle recommendations for every entry
    -At-a-glance symbols for rising stars, great values, and truly exceptional wineries
    -Coverage of noteworthy organic and biodynamic wines
    -Up-to-date, detailed information on everything from wine regions to wine labels and classifications.
    More than just a handy reference text of Italian wine producers, Vino Italiano Buying Guide--Revised and Updated is the ultimate buying guide for Italian wine lovers.

  • At one time, Italian wines conjured images of cheap Chianti in straw-wrapped bottles. More recently, expensive "Super Tuscans" have been the rage. But between these extremes lay a bounty of delicious, moderately priced wines that belong in every wine drinker';s repertoire.
    Vino Italiano is the only comprehensive and authoritative American guide to the wines of Italy. It surveys the country';s wine-producing regions; identifies key wine styles, producers, and vintages; and offers delicious regional recipes. Extensive reference materials--on Italy';s 300 growing zones, 361 authorized grape varieties, and 200 of the top producers-- provide essential information for restaurateurs and wine merchants, as well as for wine enthusiasts.
    Beautifully illustrated as well as informative, Vino Italiano is the perfect invitation to the Italian wine experience.

  • Anglais Catching the Big Fish

    Lynch David

    In this "unexpected delight,"* filmmaker David Lynch describes his personal methods of capturing and working with ideas, and the immense creative benefits he has experienced from the practice of meditation.
    Now in a beautiful paperback edition, David Lynch's Catching the Big Fish provides a rare window into the internationally acclaimed filmmaker's methods as an artist, his personal working style, and the immense creative benefits he has experienced from the practice of meditation.
    Catching the Big Fish comes as a revelation to the legion of fans who have longed to better understand Lynch's personal vision. And it is equally compelling to those who wonder how they can nurture their own creativity.
    Catching Ideas Ideas are like fish.
    If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you've got to go deeper.
    Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure. They're huge and abstract. And they're very beautiful.
    I look for a certain kind of fish that is important to me, one that can translate to cinema. But there are all kinds of fish swimming down there. There are fish for business, fish for sports. There are fish for everything.
    Everything, anything that is a thing, comes up from the deepest level. Modern physics calls that level the Unified Field. The more your consciousness-your awareness-is expanded, the deeper you go toward this source, and the bigger the fish you can catch.
    -from Catching the Big Fish

  • L'espace du rêve

    David Lynch

    Dans ces mémoires uniques et hybrides, qui sont aussi particulières que l'homme lui-même, Lynch se confie pour la première fois sur sa vie, toujours en quête d'une vision singulière, et sur les nombreux chagrins d'amour et épreuves qu'il a affrontés pour mener à bien ses projets peu orthodoxes, parfois avec succès, parfois sans. Les réflexions lyriques, intensément intimes et sans aucun filtre de Lynch sont précédées de sections biographiques, écrites par sa proche collaboratrice Kristine McKenna et basées sur plus de cent interviews inédites avec des membres de sa famille, des acteurs, des agents, des musiciens et des collègues dans plusieurs domaines, qui ont chacun leur propre version de ce qu'il s'est passé.
     
    Room to dream est un livre-monument qui offre un exceptionnel et accessible voyage dans la vie et l'esprit de l'un des artistes vivants les plus timides, énigmatiques et authentiques.
    Traduit de l'anglais par Carole Delporte et Johan Frederik Hel Guedj
     

  • Over the last several years, manufacturers have expressed increasing interest in reducing their energy consumption and have begun to search for opportunities to reduce their energy usage. In this book, the authors explore a variety of opportunities to reduce the energy footprint of manufacturing. These opportunities cover the entire spatial scale of the manufacturing enterprise: from unit process-oriented approaches to enterprise-level strategies. Each chapter examines some aspect of this spatial scale, and discusses and describes the opportunities that exist at that level. Case studies demonstrate how the opportunity may be acted on with practical guidance on how to respond to these opportunities.

  • The local levels of economies have felt the impact of technological change and globalization. These forces have triggered the need to understand the dynamic mechanisms that enable locales to respond to such changes. For example, the downsizing of traditional employers because of a major loss in market share due to new competitors, acquisition by global firms, or off-shoring of production or services was traditionally thought to be beyond the scope of powers of local policy makers, thinkers, and business leaders. In the world of practice, those concerned about the economic performance of place-city, region or state-are increasingly focused on how to adapt to these trends and leverage their existing resources to respond to these global challenges as a positive opportunity. The Oxford Handbook of Local Competitiveness brings together some of the leading minds in the fields of business, economics, and the social sciences to identify, articulate, and analyze what influences and shapes local competitiveness and what places can do to enhance their economic performance. The contributors to the Handbook provide a body of systematic analyses suggesting that the local context is a critical element of the forces that shape competitiveness. The challenges to generate and sustain economic performance vary across places, and the factors and conditions that either enhance or impede competiveness also are place-specific. Finally, the characteristics and nature of what constitutes success also vary across places. This Handbook is essential reading material for academics in the fields of economics and public policy, as well as business leaders who hope to gain a more in-depth understanding of their field. Informative and intellectually rigorous, The Oxford Handbook of Local Competitiveness is the definitive volume of scholarly analysis regarding the relationship between place and economic competition.

  • The local levels of economies have felt the impact of technological change and globalization. These forces have triggered the need to understand the dynamic mechanisms that enable locales to respond to such changes. For example, the downsizing of traditional employers because of a major loss in market share due to new competitors, acquisition by global firms, or off-shoring of production or services was traditionally thought to be beyond the scope of powers of local policy makers, thinkers, and business leaders. In the world of practice, those concerned about the economic performance of place-city, region or state-are increasingly focused on how to adapt to these trends and leverage their existing resources to respond to these global challenges as a positive opportunity. The Oxford Handbook of Local Competitiveness brings together some of the leading minds in the fields of business, economics, and the social sciences to identify, articulate, and analyze what influences and shapes local competitiveness and what places can do to enhance their economic performance. The contributors to the Handbook provide a body of systematic analyses suggesting that the local context is a critical element of the forces that shape competitiveness. The challenges to generate and sustain economic performance vary across places, and the factors and conditions that either enhance or impede competiveness also are place-specific. Finally, the characteristics and nature of what constitutes success also vary across places. This Handbook is essential reading material for academics in the fields of economics and public policy, as well as business leaders who hope to gain a more in-depth understanding of their field. Informative and intellectually rigorous, The Oxford Handbook of Local Competitiveness is the definitive volume of scholarly analysis regarding the relationship between place and economic competition.

  • This book explores public sector entrepreneurship from an international perspective. It features essays from eminent scholars in the field addressing entrepreneurial public policies from different countries. Public sector entrepreneurship is at the cusp of becoming a watchword in international policy circles. This book is a pioneer volume in this emerging field and provides topics and policies that are broadly applicable across different economies. Public sector entrepreneurship refers to innovative public policy initiatives that generate greater economic prosperity by transforming a status-quo economic environment into one that is more conducive to economic units engaging in creative activities in the face of uncertainty. In today's economy, public sector entrepreneurship affects that transformation primarily by increasing the effectiveness of knowledge networks; that is, by increasing the heterogeneity of experiential ties among economic units and the ability of those same economic units to exploit such diversity.  Through policy initiatives that are characterized by public sector entrepreneurship, there will be more development of new technology and hence more innovation throughout the economy.

  • Technology transfer-the process of sharing and disseminating knowledge, skills, scientific discoveries, production methods, and other innovations among universities, government agencies, private firms, and other institutions-is one of the major challenges of societies operating in the global economy.  This volume offers state-of-the-art insights on the dynamics of technology transfer, emerging from the annual meeting of the Technology Transfer Society in 2011 in Augsburg, Germany.  It showcases theoretical and empirical analyses from participants across the technology transfer spectrum, representing academic, educational, policymaking, and commercial perspectives.  The volume features case studies of industries and institutions in Europe, the United States, and Australasia, explored through a variety of methodological approaches, and providing unique contributions to our understanding of how and why technology transfer is shaped and affected by different institutional settings, with implications for policy and business decision making.

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