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Fagan, Teresa Lavender

Works: 49 works in 165 publications in 2 languages and 6,920 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Interviews  Church history  Diaries  Encyclopedias  Identification guides  Novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Teresa Lavender Fagan
The hidden wealth of nations : the scourge of tax havens by Gabriel Zucman( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are well aware of the rise of the 1% as the rapid growth of economic inequality has put the majority of the world's wealth in the pockets of fewer and fewer. One much-discussed solution to this imbalance is to significantly increase the rate at which we tax the wealthy. But with an enormous amount of the world's wealth hidden in tax havens--in countries like Switzerland, Luxembourg, and the Cayman Islands--this wealth cannot be fully accounted for and taxed fairly. No one, from economists to bankers to politicians, has been able to quantify exactly how much of the world's assets are currently hidden--until now. Gabriel Zucman is the first economist to offer reliable insight into the actual extent of the world's money held in tax havens. And it's staggering. In The Hidden Wealth of Nations, Zucman offers an inventive and sophisticated approach to quantifying how big the problem is, how tax havens work and are organized, and how we can begin to approach a solution. His reasearch reveals that tax havens are a quickly growing danger to the world economy. In the past five years, the amount of wealth in tax havens has increased over 25%--there has never been as much money held offshore as there is today. This hidden wealth accounts for at least $7.6 trillion, equivalent to 8% of the global financial assets of households. Fighting the notion that any attempts to vanquish tax havens are futile, since some countries will always offer more advantageous tax rates than others, as well as the counterargument that since the financial crisis tax havens have disappeared, Zucman shows how both sides are actually very wrong. In [this book], he offers an ambitious agenda for reform, focused on ways in which countries can change the incentives of tax havens. Only by first understanding the enormity of the secret wealth can we begin to estimate the kind of actions that would force tax havens to give up their practices. Zucman's work has quickly become the gold standard for quantifying the amount of the world's assets held in havens. In this concise book, he lays out in approachable language how the international banking system works and the dangerous extent to which the large-scale evasion of taxes is undermining the global market as a whole. -- Inside jacket flaps
Vegetables : a biography by Evelyne Bloch-Dano( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Michael Pollan to locavores, Whole Foods to farmer's markets, today cooks and foodies alike are paying more attention than ever before to the history of the food they bring into their kitchens, and especially to vegetables. Whether it is an heirloom tomato, curled cabbage, or succulent squash, from a farmer's market or a backyard plot, the humble vegetable offers more than just nutrition, it also represents a link with long tradition of farming and gardening, nurturing and breeding. In this book, those veggies finally get their due. In capsule biographies of eleven different vegetables such as artichokes, beans, chard, cabbage, cardoons, carrots, chili peppers, Jerusalem artichokes, peas, pumpkins, and tomatoes, the author explores the world of vegetables in all its facets, from science and agriculture to history, culture, and, of course, cooking. From the importance of peppers in early international trade to the most recent findings in genetics, from the cultural cachet of cabbage to Proust's devotion to beef-and-carrot stew, to the surprising array of vegetables that preceded the pumpkin as the avatar of All Hallow's Eve, the author takes readers on a tour of the stories behind our daily repasts
An ecology of happiness by Eric F Lambin( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: We know that our gas-guzzling cars are warming the planet, the pesticides and fertilizers from farms are turning rivers toxic, and the earth has run out of space for the mountains of unrecycled waste our daily consumption has left in its wake. We've heard copious accounts of our impact-as humans, as a society-on the natural world. But this is not a one-sided relationship. Lost in these dire and scolding accounts has been the impact on us and our well-being. You sense it while walking on a sandy beach, or in a wild, woody forest, or when you catch sight of wildlife, or even while gardening in your backyard. Could it be that the natural environment is an essential part of our happiness? Yes, says Eric Lambin emphatically in An Ecology of Happiness. Using a very different strategy in addressing environmental concerns, he asks us to consider that there may be no better reason to value and protect the health of the planet than for our own personal well-being. In this clever and wide-ranging work, Lambin draws on new scientific evidence in the fields of geography, political ecology, environmental psychology, urban studies, and disease ecology, among others, to answer such questions as: To what extent do we need nature for our well-being? How does environmental degradation affect our happiness? What can be done to protect the environment and increase our well-being at the same time? Drawing on case studies from Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America, Lambin makes a persuasive case for the strong link between healthy ecosystems and happy humans. Unique in its scope and evenhanded synthesis of research from many fields, An Ecology of Happiness offers a compelling human-centered argument that is impossible to overlook when we marvel at murmurations of starlings or seek out the most brilliant fall foliage: nature makes our steps a little lighter and our eyes a little brighter. What better reason to protect an ecosystem or save a species than for our own pleasure?
Islam and the West : a conversation with Jacques Derrida by Jacques Derrida( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the spring of 2003, Jacques Derrida sat down for a public debate in Paris with Algerian intellectual Mustapha Cherif. The eminent philosopher arrived at the event directly from the hospital where he had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the illness that would take his life just over a year later. That he still participated in the exchange testifies to the magnitude of the subject at hand: the increasingly distressed relationship between Islam and the West, and the questions of freedom, justice, and democracy that surround it." "As Cherif relates in this account of their dialogue, the topic of Islam held special resonance for Derrida - perhaps it is to be expected that near the end of his life his thoughts would return to Algeria, the country where he was born in 1930. Indeed, these roots served as the impetus for their conversation, which first centers on the ways in which Derrida's Algerian-Jewish identity has shaped his thinking. From there, the two men move to broader questions of secularism and democracy; to politics and religion and how the former manipulates the latter; and to the parallels between xenophobia in the West and fanaticism among Islamists." "Ultimately, the discussion is an attempt to tear down the notion that Islam and the West are two civilizations locked in a bitter struggle for supremacy and to reconsider them as the two shores of the Mediterranean - two halves of the same geographical, religious, and cultural sphere. Islam and the West is a crucial opportunity to further our understanding of Derrida's views on the key political and religious divisions of our time an often moving testament to the power of friendship and solidarity to surmount them."--Jacket
Looking inside the brain : the power of neuroimaging by D Le Bihan( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is now possible to witness human brain activity while we are talking, reading, or thinking, thanks to revolutionary neuroimaging techniques like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These groundbreaking advances have opened infinite fields of investigation--into such areas as musical perception, brain development in utero, and faulty brain connections leading to psychiatric disorders--and have raised unprecedented ethical issues. In Looking Inside the Brain, one of the leading pioneers of the field, Denis Le Bihan, offers an engaging account of the sophisticated interdisciplinary research in physics, neuroscience, and medicine that have led to the remarkable neuroimaging methods that give us a detailed look into the human brain. Introducing neurological anatomy and physiology, Le Bihan walks readers through the historical evolution of imaging technology--from the X-ray and CT scan to the PET scan and MRI--and he explains how neuroimaging uncovers afflictions like stroke or cancer and the workings of higher-order brain activities, such as language skills. Le Bihan also takes readers on a behind-the-scenes journey through NeuroSpin, his state-of-the-art neuroimaging laboratory, and goes over the cutting-edge scanning devices currently being developed. Considering what we see when we look at brain images, Le Bihan weighs what might be revealed about our thoughts and unconscious, and discusses how far this technology might go in the future. Beautifully illustrated in color, Looking Inside the Brain presents the trailblazing story of the scanning techniques that provide keys to previously unimagined knowledge of our brains and our selves"--Jacket
Horses of the world by Élise Rousseau( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horses of the World is a comprehensive, large-format overview of 570 breeds of domestic and extant wild horses, including hybrids between the two and between domestic breeds and other equids, such as zebras. This beautifully illustrated and detailed guide covers the origins of modern horses, anatomy and physiology, variation in breeds, and modern equestrian practices. The treatment of breeds is organized by country within broader geographical regions--from Eurasia through Australasia and to the Americas. Each account provides measurements (weight and height), distribution, origins and history, character and attributes, uses, and current status. Every breed is accompanied by superb color drawings--600 in total--and color photographs can be found throughout the book.--AMAZON
Slavery, the state, and Islam by Mohammed Ennaji( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palmyra : an irreplaceable treasure by Paul Veyne( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Located northeast of Damascus, in an oasis surrounded by palms and two mountain ranges, the ancient city of Palmyra has the aura of myth. According to the Bible, the city was built by Solomon. Regardless of its actual origins, it was an influential city, serving for centuries as a caravan stop for those crossing the Syrian Desert. It became a Roman province under Tiberius and served as the most powerful commercial center in the Middle East between the first and the third centuries CE. But when the citizens of Palmyra tried to break away from Rome, they were defeated, marking the end of the citys prosperity. The magnificent monuments from that earlier era of wealth, a resplendent blend of Greco-Roman architecture and local influences, stretched over miles and were among the most significant buildings of the ancient worlduntil the arrival of ISIS. In 2015, ISIS fought to gain control of the area because it was home to a prison where many members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood had been held, and ISIS went on to systematically destroy the city and murder many of its inhabitants, including the archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad, the antiquities director of Palymra. In this concise and elegiac book, Paul Veyne, one of Palymras most important experts, offers a beautiful and moving look at the history of this significant lost city and why it wasand still isimportant. Today, we can appreciate the majesty of Palmyra only through its pictures and stories, and this book offers a beautifully illustrated memorial that also serves as a lasting guide to a cultural treasure
Microbes from hell by Patrick Forterre( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the close of the 1970s, the two-domain classification scheme long used by most biologists -- prokaryotes versus eukaryotes -- was upended by the discovery of an entirely new group of organisms: archaea. Initially thought to be bacteria, these single-celled microbes -- many of which were first found in seemingly unlivable habitats like the volcanic hot springs of Yellowstone National Park -- were in fact so different at molecular and genetic levels as to constitute a separate, third domain beside bacteria and eukaryotes. Their discovery sparked a conceptual revolution in our understanding of the evolution of life, and Patrick Forterre was -- and still is -- at the vanguard of this revolution. In Microbes from Hell, one of the world's leading experts on archaea and hyperthermophiles, or organisms that have evolved to flourish in extreme temperatures, offers a colorful, engaging account of this taxonomic upheaval. Blending tales of his own search for thermophiles with discussions of both the physiological challenges thermophiles face and the unique adaptations they have evolved to live in high-temperature environments, Forterre illuminates our developing understanding of the relationship between archaea and the rest of Earth's organisms. From biotech applications to the latest discoveries in thermophile research, from microbiomes to the communities of organisms that dwell on deep-sea vents, Forterre's exploration of life-forms that seem to thrive at the mouth of hell provides a glimpse into the early days of Earth, offering deep insight into what life may have looked like in the extreme environments of our planet's dawn. -- Provided by publisher
Incidents by Roland Barthes( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in French and English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1979, just after having written skeptically on the question of whether a journal was worth keeping "with a view to publication," Roland Barthes began to keep--apparently with a view to publication--an intimate journal called "Soirées de Paris." The doubts he had entertained about the authenticity of the journal form now gave way to the necessity of, finally, giving direct notation to his gay desire in its various states of excitation, panic, and despair. Together with three other uncollected texts by Barthes, including an earlier journal he kept in Morocco, this remarkable document was published in France after its author's death under the title Incidents. Richard Howard's translation now makes the volume available to readers of English."--Jacket
A long Saturday : conversations by George Steiner( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Steiner is one of the preeminent intellectuals of our time. The Washington Post has declared that no one else writing on literature can match him as polymath and polyglot, and few can equal the verve and eloquence of his writing, while the New York Times says of his works that the erudition is almost as extraordinary as the prose: dense, knowing, allusive. Reading in many languages, celebrating the survival of high culture in the face of modern barbarisms, Steiner probes the ethics of language and literature with unparalleled grace and authority. A Long Saturday offers intimate insight into the questions that have absorbed him throughout his career. In a stimulating series of conversations, Steiner and journalist Laure Adler discuss a range of topics, including Steiner's boyhood in Vienna and Paris, his education at the University of Chicago and Harvard, and his early years in academia. Books are a touchstone throughout, but Steiner and Adler's conversations also range over music, chess, psychoanalysis, the place of Israel in Jewish life, and beyond. Blending thoughts on subjects of broad interest in the humanities the issue of honoring Richard Wagner and Martin Heidegger in spite of their politics, or Virginia Woolf's awareness of the novel as a multivocal form, for example with personal reflections on life and family, Steiner demonstrates why he is considered one of today's greatest minds. Revealing and exhilarating, A Long Saturday invites readers to pull up a chair and listen in on a conversation with a master
Little grey lies by Hédi Kaddour( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London between the wars was a place of anxiety and uncertainty. After the postwar boom of the 1920s, the aftereffects of the stock market crash hit London and, even as the fortunes of the aristocracy went into decline, there was hunger and a rising tide of virulent fascism. It is in this setting that Max, a French journalist looking for his next story, and Lena, an American singer, find themselves in Hedi Kaddour's Little Grey Lies. Once lovers, but now friends, Max and Lena travel with Lena's new man, Thibault, and with Max's barely masked jealousy. Then they meet the striking Colonel Strether, the epitome of military decorum and bearing. An aging war hero, Strether seems to Max to be his best chance at a story, but as the two men talk, it seems Stether may not be who he says he is and the old soldier's past begins to trouble Max and Lena as they crash forward through memories and truths not theirs
A cage in search of a bird by Florence Noiville( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel depicting erotomania disorder
House of shadows by Diane Meur( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the failed revolutions of 1848, Galicia has been brought under the rule of the Habsburg Empire, and the Zemka family find themselves embroiled in the struggle for Polish independence. The history of Eastern Europe is told through the tumultuous saga of one family as they try to reclaim their estate in the decades of violence and political confusion that follow. The author calls upon an unusual narrator: the ancestral house itself -- the House of Shadows of the title -- which, from behind its unmoving facade, watches the comings and goings of generations of inhabitants. the house is everywhere in the story, hearing and observing everything; it encompasses all the shadows of a past that it knows better than the occupants
Literary miniatures by Florence Noiville( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attachment by Florence Noiville( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Anna discovers a long letter that her mother Marie wrote, Marie has been dead for some time, and Anna is shocked to learn that her mother disappeared with a secret. The letter is addressed to Marie's first great love, a much older teacher who she describes as a great dinosaur. In this gripping novel by Florence Noiville, we follow Anna as she tries to unravel the mystery of her mother's past. She takes her questions to her family and to her mother's friends: Did Marie send the letter? Was it received? Who was this man? Is he still alive? In a desperate search, she tries to piece together the clues. Attachment explores love and its obsession, observing both mother and daughter under its magnifying glass. Readers ultimately find Anna and Marie both seeking answers to the same question: What is there inside us that makes us become so attached to someone we never should have approached? The novel also questions the connection between love and writing, the tales that love inspires and the way in which we construct and own the story of our lives."--Book jacket
Les prépondérants : roman by Hédi Kaddour( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Au printemps 1922, des Américains d'Hollywood viennent tourner un film à Nahbès, une petite ville du Maghreb. Ce choc de modernité avive les conflits entre notables traditionnels, colons français et jeunes nationalistes épris d'indépendance. Raouf, Rania, Kathryn, Neil, Gabrielle, David, Ganthier et d'autres se trouvent alors pris dans les tourbillons d'un univers à plusieurs langues, plusieurs cultures, plusieurs pouvoirs. Certains d'entre eux font aussi le voyage vers Paris et Berlin, vers de vieux pays qui recommencent à se déchirer sous leurs yeux. Ils tentent tous d'inventer leur vie, s'adaptent ou se révoltent. Il leur arrive de s'aimer. De la Californie à l'Europe en passant par l'Afrique du Nord, Les Prépondérants nous entraînent dans la grande agitation des années 1920. Les mondes entrent en collision, les êtres s'affrontent, se désirent, se pourchassent, changent. L'écriture alerte et précise d'Hédi Kaddour serre au plus près ces vies et ces destins."
In dreams by Diane Meur( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Paris, Montreal, Seville, Berlin, and towns large and small, Diane Meur has dreamt - and she has remembered her dreams. In this volume the author shares her dreams of the years 2008-2010, a time of global upheaval that happened to coincide with upheavals in her own life"--Jacket
Satan the heretic : the birth of demonology in medieval west by Alain Boureau( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before the end of the thirteenth century, theologians had little interest in demons, but with Thomas Aquinas and his formidable "Treatise on Evil" in 1272, everything changed. In Satan the Heretic, Alain Boureau trains his skeptical eye not on Satan or Satanism, but on the birth of demonology and the sudden belief in the power of demons who inhabited Satan's Court, setting out to understand not why people believed in demons, but why theologians - especially Pope John XXII - became so interested in the subject"--Page [4] de la couverture
Google and the myth of universal knowledge : a view from Europe by Jean Noël Jeanneney( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betoog waarin gesteld wordt dat de digitalisering van bibliotheekboeken door Google zal leiden tot een gigantische vergroting van de Amerikaanse culturele dominantie. Tevens wordt een alternatief beschreven dat wel ruimte biedt aan alle culturen
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Vegetables : a biography
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Lavender Fagan, Teresa

Lavender, Teresa Fagan

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Islam and the West : a conversation with Jacques DerridaIncidentsSatan the heretic : the birth of demonology in medieval westGoogle and the myth of universal knowledge : a view from Europe