The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1600572073
Category: Reference
Page: 1008
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Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2017 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2016 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • 2016—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2016. • 2016—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the 2016 World Series, and much more. • 2016—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2016, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2016—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac ® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2016, from news and sports to pop culture. • 2016 Election Results: The World Almanac® provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2016 election process, from the roller coaster of the early primaries to state and county presidential voting results and coverage of House, Senate, and gubernatorial races. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. • World Almanac ® Editors’ Picks: The Best Teams That Never Won It All: In light of Golden State's unprecedented regular season success and eventual downfall in the NBA Finals, The World Almanac® takes a look back into sports history for the best teams that fell just short of championship glory. • Statistical Spotlight: A brand-new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data provide context to give readers a fresh perspective on important issues. • Other New Highlights: Newly available statistics on sexuality, student loans, overdose deaths, state minimum wages, and much more.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1600572006
Category: Reference
Page: 1008
View: 9361
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Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2016 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2015 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2015 while providing all the information you'll need in 2016. • 2015—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2015. • 2015—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the first College Football Playoff, the Women's World Cup, 2015 World Series, and much more. • 2015—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2015, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2015—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2015, from news and sports to pop culture. • U.S. Immigration: A Statistical Feature: The World Almanac® covers the historical background, statistics, and legal issues surrounding immigration, giving factual context to one of the hot-button topics of the upcoming election cycle. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Most Memorable Super Bowls: On the eve of Super Bowl 50, the editors of The World Almanac® choose the most memorable "big games." • New Employment Statistics: Five years after the peak of the great recession, The World Almanac® takes a look at current and historic data on employment and unemployment, industries generating job growth, and the training and educational paths that lead to careers. • 2016 Election Guide: With a historic number of contenders for the presidential nominations, The World Almanac® provides information that every primary- and general-election voter will need to make an informed decision in 2016, including information on state primaries, campaign fundraising, and the issues voters care about most in 2016. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. • and much more.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 160057212X
Category: Reference
Page: 1008
View: 7878
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The 150th Anniversary special edition of the best-selling reference book of all time! The ebook format allows curious readers to keep millions of searchable facts at their fingertips. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 150th anniversary edition celebrates its illustrious history while keeping an eye on the future. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: 150 Years of The World Almanac: A special feature celebrating The World Almanac's historic run includes highlights from its distinguished past and some old-fashioned "facts," illustrating how its defining mission has changed with the times. Historical Anniversaries: The World Almanac's recurring feature expands to incorporate milestone events and cultural touchstones dating to the book's founding year, from the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson to the publication of Little Women. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Greatest Single-Season Performances: In light of Russell Westbrook's unprecedented 42 regular-season triple-doubles, The World Almanac takes a look back in sports history for athletes' best single-season runs. Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. The Obama Presidency: A year after Barack Obama’s second term came to a close, The World Almanac reviews the accomplishments, missteps, and legacy of the 44th president. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Other New Highlights: A brand-new biography of the 45th president and profile of the Trump administration; 2016 election results; and statistics on crime, health care, overdose deaths, shootings, terrorism, and much more. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2017 while providing all the information you'll need in 2018. 2017—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2017. 2017—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring a preview of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games, complete coverage of the 2017 World Series, new tables of NBA, NHL, and NCAA statistics, and much more. 2017—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2017, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2017—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the quirkiest news stories of the year, from the king who secretly worked as an airline pilot for decades to the state that's auctioning off its governor's mansion. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2017, from news and sports to pop culture.

Guinness World Records 2018


Author: Guinness World Records
Publisher: Hachette Pratique
ISBN: 2011172055
Category: Reference
Page: 256
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Le meilleur du meilleur ! Quel est le chien le plus suivi sur Instagram ? Le plus grand oeuf de Pâques est-il plus gros que le plus grand dinosaure ? Qui a construit le 1er parc sur le thème des toilettes ? Qu'est-ce qui est le plus dangereux: rencontrer des requins ou faire des selfies ? Retrouvez dans cette édition toutes les réponses à ces questions "essentielles", et bien d'autres encore... Plus! Un focus spécial sur les SUPER-HEROS Et n'oubliez pas de télécharger nos posters gratuits sur les plus grands records!

The World Almanac 2017 Trivia Game


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: World Almanac
ISBN: 9781600572104
Category: Games
Page: 124
View: 996
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Build Core Development Skills with a Fun Trivia Game! The World Almanac® 2017 Trivia Game will get students excited about learning with its game show–style skills-based challenges. This interactive Q&A card game requires players to listen carefully to trivia questions and work individually or with teammates to find the correct answer. The perfect companion to The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2017, the cards challenge students' natural curiosity as they explore topics from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Questions are assigned points based on the level of skill required, so everyone from beginners to advanced researchers can play! Use this game to enrich lessons across the curriculum and get students reading, researching, and learning. These cards will help students learn the following skills: • Identifying keywords and subjects • Locating information • Understanding content • Using new vocabulary accurately • Utilizing charts, graphs, and tables • and more. Pocket chart sold separately.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2019


Author: Sarah Janssen.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1600572219
Category: Reference
Page: 1008
View: 7219
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Get thousands of fully searchable facts at your fingertips with this essential resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2019 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2018 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs on demand—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world and includes a sneak peek at upcoming milestone celebrity birthdays in 2019. Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. This year’s statistics will spotlight immigration, refugees, and asylum claims; the rising number and historic cost of natural disasters; and the nationwide opioid epidemic. 2018 Election Results: The World Almanac provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2018 election process, including complete Election Day results for House, Senate, and gubernatorial races. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Senior Moments: With leading athletes like Tom Brady and Serena Williams approaching middle age while still at the top of their game, The World Almanac editors look at the sports world’s most memorable achievements by aging athletes. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2018 while providing all the information you'll need in 2019. 2018—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2018, covering the U.S. Supreme Court nomination process, historic negotiations with North Korea, a year of #MeToo developments, and much more. 2018—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, World Cup men's soccer, the World Series, improved MLB player stats, and much more. 2018—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2018, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2018—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors select some of the most unusual news stories of the year, from the parade commemorating a team’s winless NFL season to the “bananas” lawsuit over a Halloween costume. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2018, from news and sports to pop culture. Other New Highlights: Brand-new statistics on crime rates for all major U.S. cities, U.S. trade and immigration policies, 2018 tax cuts, DACA recipients, mobile app and tech usage, student loan debt, income inequality, and much more.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1600571751
Category: Reference
Page: 1008
View: 2819
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Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere—in fact, it has been featured as a category on Jeopardy! and is routinely used as a go-to, all-encompassing guide for aspiring game show contestants. The 2013 edition of The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia questions—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.

Les miscellanées de Mr. Schott


Author: Ben Schott
Publisher: Editions Allia
ISBN: 9782844851987
Category: Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc
Page: 158
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" C'est une bien triste chose que de nos jours, il y ait si peu d'informations inutiles. " Oscar Wilde. " Un couteau suisse en forme de livre. " Elmar Krekeler, Die Welt. " .. vous, Monsieur, vous lisez les livres d'un bout à l'autre ? " Samuel Johnson. " Il n'a appris à lire qu'à moitié, celui qui n'a pas aussi appris l'art encore plus subtil de feuilleter & de sauter des pages. " Arthur Balfour. " Prenez garde à l'homme d'un seul livre. " Saint Thomas d'Aquin. " Si un livre vaut la peine d'être lu, il vaut la peine d'être acheté. " John Ruskin.

The World Almanac 2018 Trivia Game


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: World Almanac
ISBN: 9781600572166
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 124
View: 1138
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Build Core Development Skills With a Fun Trivia Game! The World Almanac® 2018 Trivia Game will get players excited about learning with its game show-style, skills-based challenges. This interactive Q&A card game requires players to listen carefully to trivia questions and work individually or with teammates to find the correct answer. The perfect companion to The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2018, the cards challenge players' natural curiosity as they explore topics from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Questions are assigned points based on the level of skill required, so everyone from beginners to advanced researchers can play! Use this game to enrich lessons across the curriculum and get students reading, researching, and learning. In classrooms, the game can help students learn the following skills: • Identifying keywords and subjects • Locating information • Understanding content • Using new vocabulary accurately • Utilizing charts, graphs, and tables • and more. Pocket chart sold separately.

How to Ace the National Geographic Bee, Official Study Guide, Fifth Edition


Author: National Geographic, Kids
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426331398
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 176
View: 3056
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The National Geographic Bee is a local, state, and national academic contest for students in grades four through eight. The competition culminates in a finals face-off, broadcast live on National Geographic Television. This is the ultimate guide for gearing up for the events. Like the Bee, the guide has expanded its range of material to include social studies, earth and space science, the environment, and culture. Of course, geography is at its core, and the guide features the latest country and geographic statistics; selected new question rounds; updated resources; new tips from past winners; and a brand new country index full of vital stats. It's the perfect resource to help millions of school kids prepare to compete in the Bee. It's also a fun and helpful resource for trivia buffs, challenge seekers, and college-bound test-takers.

Les Miscellanées sportives de Mr. Schott


Author: Ben Schott
Publisher: Sous-Sol
ISBN: 2364682827
Category: Fiction
Page: 162
View: 305
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Peut-être le plus ludique d'entre eux, ce nouvel opus rassemble des fragments de savoir, aussi utiles qu'inutiles, du monde des sports, des jeux et des loisirs ! Dans quel autre ouvrage sportif vous expliquera-t-on les règles du polo à dos d'éléphant, le lien entre les mots croisés et le diable ou encore pourquoi le surf est le "sport des rois' à Hawaï ? Où pourrez-vous trouver, si ce n'est dans Les Miscellanées sportives, le détail des tatouages du footballeur David Beckham aux côtés d'une table de calcul permettant de déterminer vos chances de réaliser un double six aux dés ? Pas besoin d'être un inconditionnel du sport pour profiter de cette irrésistible collection de petits riens essentiels. Ben Schott nous offre avec humour un recueil de futilités qui peuvent s'avérer précieuses.

National Geographic Kids

Mon Grand Livre Des Comment
Author: Jill Esbaum
Publisher: Les editions Scholastic
ISBN: 9781443160988
Category: Children's questions and answers
Page: 128
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See below for English description. Ce livre de référence examine de près les choses qui font partie du quotidien de l'enfant - une voiture, un aspirateur, le corps humain ou animal - et en explique le fonctionnement. Une centaine de photos colorées accompagnent les réponses à des questions sérieuses ou farfelues, comme « Comment mon corps guérit-il? », « Comment les réfrigérateurs restent-ils froids? » et « Comment les caméléons changent-ils de couleur? » Ce livre inspire les enfants à être curieux, à poser des questions, et à explorer le monde autour d'eux. This charming reference book takes a closer look at the things that surround kids every day and how they work--from cars to vacuum cleaners, animal bodies to humans. More than 100 colorful photos are paired with age-appropriate text featuring answers to questions like "How do chameleons change colour?" "How do refrigerators stay cold?" and "How does my body heal?" This book inspires kids to be curious, ask questions, and explore the world around them. Original title: National Geographic Kids: My First Big Book of How

Autonome


Author: Annalee Newitz
Publisher: Editions Denoël
ISBN: 2207140814
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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2144. Jack Chen, une ancienne scientifique et militante antibrevets, synthétise désormais des médicaments pirates. Robin des bois des temps modernes, elle sillonne les océans dans son sous-marin, vendant ses produits à bas prix aux populations incapables de s’offrir les molécules originales. Mais sa dernière "création", dérivée du Zacuity, une pilule qui augmente l’attrait pour son travail, semble provoquer une addiction très rapide, et les morts se multiplient. Toutes les victimes se sont, littéralement, tuées à la tâche. Persuadée que ce n’est pas elle qui est coupable, mais la molécule originale, Jack va tout mettre en œuvre pour le prouver et trouver un remède. Mais, afin de la faire taire définitivement, on a lancé à ses trousses un biobot militaire, Paladin, dont c’est la première mission sur le terrain. Autonome, premier roman d’Annalee Newitz, pose un regard sans concession sur notre société et sur ce que l'on souhaite en faire. Notamment, sera-t-il encore possible d’être libre quand tout, même l’être humain, pourra être possédé ?

Presque détenteur du record du monde


Author: Molly B. Burnham
Publisher: Éditions AdA
ISBN: 2897677139
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 260
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1 – Se sauver de sa famille. (Dormez dans une tente si vous en avez une !); 2 – Éviter le Grincheux aux pigeons à tout prix; 3 – Surveiller le Destructeur! C’est étrange, mais vrai! Teddy Mars, un garçon de 10 ans, a un grand rêve. Il veut battre un record du monde, et il ne laissera rien se mettre en travers de son chemin. Pas ses cinq (CINQ !) soeurs aînées. Pas son enseignante, qui croit qu’il rêvasse trop. Et assurément pas son petit frère, Jake, également connu comme le DESTRUCTEUR! Avec ses meilleurs amis à ses côtés, Lonnie et Viva, Teddy est certain de transformer son rêve en réalité... tant qu’il tient le Destructeur à distance! Voici, racontée d’une façon originale, l’histoire drôle et touchante des efforts d’un jeune garçon pour se distinguer dans une maison pleine de frères et de soeurs, une volière pleine de pigeons et un monde plein de surprises.

Essential Grammar in Use French edition

Grammaire de Base de la Langue Anglaise
Author: Raymond Murphy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521520614
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 290
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This adaptation of Essential Grammar in Use for French learners offers a particular focus on those areas of grammar French elementary learners might find problematic - French language support to the grammar descriptions and explanations.

La fille d'encre et d'étoiles


Author: Kiran Millwood hargrave
Publisher: Michel Lafon
ISBN: 274993737X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 178
View: 315
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Un voyage envoûtant. Un ennemi ancestral. Une amitié indestructible. " Chacun de nous porte sur sa peau la carte de sa vie, dans sa façon de se mouvoir et même dans sa façon de grandir " Alors qu'il est interdit de quitter l'île de Joya, Isabella rêve des contrées lointaines que son père a un jour visitées et cartographiées. Quand sa meilleure amie disparaît, Isabella est résolue à faire partie de l'équipe de recherches. Guidée par une carte ancienne, appartenant à sa famille depuis des générations, et par sa connaissance des étoiles, Isabella prend part à l'expédition et navigue dans les dangereux Territoires Oubliés. Mais sous leurs pas, un mythe féroce s'agite dans son sommeil... " Une histoire hypnotisante et envoûtante, débordant d'aventures, de feu et de cœur, qui se lit comme un conte de fées vieux de mille ans... Un futur classique. " Melinda Salisbury, auteure de L'Héritière

Tout ce que nous ne savons pas encore. Le guide de l'univers inconnu


Author: Daniel Whiteson
Publisher: Flammarion
ISBN: 2081423944
Category: Social Science
Page: 397
View: 1302
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Pas une année sans que les prédictions des physiciens ne soient vérifiées, de l’existence du boson de Higgs à celle des ondes gravitationnelles. Cette victoire cache pourtant une surprenante vérité : nous ne savons rien (ou presque)! Des exemples? La composition de 95 % de l’Univers reste une énigme, tout comme ce qu’il s’est vraiment passé durant le Big Bang. Et pourquoi est-il impossible d’aller plus vite que la lumière? Pourquoi la gravitation est-elle 1036 fois moins intense que les autres interactions? Quelle est l’origine des rayons cosmiques qui bombardent la Terre en permanence? Mystère! Non content d’exposer avec la plus grande clarté le peu que nous savons déjà sur l’infiniment petit et l’infiniment grand, cet ouvrage fait le point sur les grands défis lancés à la science. Il reste tant à découvrir... et c’est heureux!

Les années perdues


Author: T. A. Barron
Publisher: Éditions AdA
ISBN: 2896839224
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 508
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La mer déchaînée rejette un jeune garçon sur les rives de l’ancien pays de Galles. Laissé pour mort, il n’a aucun souvenir, aucun nom et aucun domicile connu. Mais c’est sa détermination à découvrir qui il est — et à apprendre la vérité sur ses mystérieux pouvoirs — qui le conduira en une île étrange et enchantée. Il y découvrira que le sort de cette contrée est intimement lié à son propre destin.

Mon cours de méditation


Author: Andy Puddicombe
Publisher: Marabout
ISBN: 2501075641
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
View: 4399
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Les idées se bousculent dans votre esprit ? Vous courez toute la journée pour gagner 3 minutes ? Stop ! Si vous avez caressé un jour le rêve de ramener le calme en vous, d'arrêter le temps ne serait-ce que quelques minutes, ce livre est pour vous. Il propose ni plus ni moins une méditation, mais pas la méditation dont tout le monde vous rabat les oreilles en ce moment. Pas de chant lancinant, de positions du lotus et de quête précise. L'auteur démystifie dans ce livre la méditation et la rend accessible à n'importe qui. Il nous apprend à dégager notre esprit pour y voir enfin plus clair, et ce en 10 minutes seulement par jour.