Le Vercors, immense et sauvage plateau long de 60 kilomètres, est au centre de régions très diverses comme le Trièves, le Diois ou le Royans. Il domine Grenoble au nord, Die et Valence au sud. Ce massif, creusé de multiples gorges, canyons, grottes et entouré des plus grandes falaises calcaires de la région, recèle des merveilles souvent cachées, à la recherche desquelles Pascal Sombardier est parti hors des sentiers battus durant plusieurs années. A partir de vieilles cartes et de documents divers, de rencontres avec des chasseurs, des montagnards et des spéléologues locaux, il a imaginé ou réhabilité une cinquantaine d’itinéraires de tous styles et de tous niveaux. Beaucoup sont inédits, des variantes ou des prolongements de circuits classiques sont parfois proposés, mais la plupart ont été mis au point pour permettre la découverte de sentiers oubliés, de curiosités naturelles ou d’ambiances exceptionnelles.
Energy Management Systems
Network control is a young discipline and yet already a considerable number of textbooks have been published on the topic. The aim of this book is to give a comprehensive description of Energy Management Systems (EMS) from the operator's point of view, with regard to their hardware and to their software aspects. The scope of the book is restricted to network control of electrical transmission systems and emphasis is placed on systematic description of the different operational planning aspects. The book provides a framework within which EMS may be realised, considering both the present state of the art and future developments in this multidisciplinary field. A carefully edited glossary contains the most important terms used in the field of energy management systems.
The Marseille Caper
Lovable rogue and sleuth extraordinaire Sam Levitt is back in another beguiling, as-only-Peter-Mayle-can-write-it romp through the South of France. At the end of The Vintage Caper, Sam had just carried off a staggering feat of derring-do in the heart of Bordeaux, infiltrating the ranks of the French elite to rescue a stolen, priceless wine collection. With the questionable legality of the adventure—and the threat of some very powerful enemies!—Sam thought it’d be a while before he returned to France, especially with the charms of the beautiful Elena Morales to keep him in Los Angeles. But when the immensely wealthy Francis Reboul—the victim of Sam’s last heist but someone who knows talent when he sees it—asks our hero to take a job in Marseille, it’s impossible for Sam and Elena to resist the possibility of further excitement . . . to say nothing of the pleasures of the region. Soon the two are enjoying the coastal sunshine and the delectable food and wine for which Marseille is known. Yet as a competition over Marseille’s valuable waterfront grows more hotly disputed, Sam, representing Reboul, finds himself in the middle of an increasingly intrigue-ridden and dangerous real-estate grab, with thuggish gangsters on one side and sharklike developers on the other. Will Sam survive this caper unscathed? Will he live to enjoy another bowl of bouillabaisse? All will be revealed—with luck, savvy, and a lot of help from Sam’s friends—in the novel’s wonderfully satisfying climax.
Fighting insurgents has always been one of the greatest challenges for regular armed forces during the 20th century. The war between the Germans and the French resistance, also called FFI (Forces FranÃ§aises d'IntÃ©rieur), during World War II has remained a near-forgotten chapter in the history of these 'Small Wars'. This is all the more astonishing as agencies like the British SOE (Special Operations Executive) and the American OSS (Office of Strategic Services) pumped a good amount of their resources into the support of the French resistance movement. By diversionary attacks on German forces in the occupied hinterland the Allies hoped the FFI could provide assistance in disrupting German supply lines as well as crumbling their morale. The mountain plateau of the Vercors south-west of Grenoble was the main stronghold of the FFI, and in July 1944 some 8,000 German soldiers mounted an operation on the plateau and destroyed the insurgent groups there. The battle of the Vercors was the largest operation against the FFI during World War II and the German's suit and crushing victory has caused traumatic memories for the French that persist to the present day.
Tour of the Matterhorn
A guide to the superb 145km trek around the Matterhorn, walking anti-clockwise from Zermatt, with a huge variety of scenery and culture. As the Matterhorn straddles the Swiss / Italian frontier, the trek visits both Switzerland and Italy, each with its own unique traditions, way of life and scenery. The Tour goes over high passes via Zinal, Arolla and Breuil, visiting charming alpine villages where life has hardly changed for centuries, providing a precious insight into local life. Not only is the Matterhorn seen from all sides, but there are also superb vantage points for views of many of the other high summits of the region. The Tour of the Matterhorn has been documented only in the last few years but the paths it uses are often ancient ways over passes leading from one valley to another. The tour includes two glacier crossings and usually takes about eight to ten days to complete. This guide includes suggestions for shorter variants as well as information for the ascent of peaks along the way.
Falaises de Corse
Bertrand Maurin A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Falaises de Corse Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.
La Petite Voleuse
A screenplay tells the story of a young girl who becomes involved in a life of petty crime
Livres de France
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