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Prud'homme, Alex

Overview
Works: 18 works in 100 publications in 7 languages and 8,500 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Anecdotes  Drama  Film adaptations  Popular works  History  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: TX649.C47, 641.5092
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Most widely held works by Alex Prud'homme
My life in France by Julia Child( Book )
36 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here is the captivating story of Julia Child's years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found "her true calling." From the moment she and her husband Paul, who worked for the USIS, arrived in the fall of 1948, Julia had an awakening that changed her life. Soon this tall, outspoken gal from Pasadena, California, who didn't speak a word of French and knew nothing about the country, was steeped in the language, chatting with purveyors in the local markets, and enrolled in the Cordon Bleu. She teamed up with two fellow gourmettes, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, to help them with a book on French cooking for Americans. Filled with her husband's beautiful black-and-white photographs as well as family snapshots, this memoir is laced with wonderful stories about the French character, particularly in the world of food, and the way of life that Julia embraced so wholeheartedly. Bon appétit!--From publisher description
The ripple effect : the fate of freshwater in the twenty-first century by Alex Prud'homme( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overview: As Alex Prud'homme and his great-aunt Julia Child were completing their collaboration on her memoir, My Life in France, they began to talk about the French obsession with bottled water, which had finally spread to America. From this spark of interest, Prud'homme began what would become an ambitious quest to understand the evolving story of freshwater. What he found was shocking: as the climate warms and world population grows, demand for water has surged, but supplies of freshwater are static or dropping, and new threats to water quality appear every day. The Ripple Effect is Prud'homme's vivid and engaging inquiry into the fate of freshwater in the twenty-first century. The questions he sought to answer were urgent: Will there be enough water to satisfy demand? What are the threats to its quality? What is the state of our water infrastructure-both the pipes that bring us freshwater and the levees that keep it out? How secure is our water supply from natural disasters and terrorist attacks? Can we create new sources for our water supply through scientific innovation? Is water a right like air or a commodity like oil-and who should control the tap? Will the wars of the twenty-first century be fought over water? Like Daniel Yergin's classic The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power, Prud'homme's The Ripple Effect is a masterwork of investigation and dramatic narrative. With striking instincts for a revelatory story, Prud'homme introduces readers to an array of colorful, obsessive, brilliant-and sometimes shadowy-characters through whom these issues come alive. Prud'homme traversed the country, and he takes readers into the heart of the daily dramas that will determine the future of this essential resource-from the alleged murder of a water scientist in a New Jersey purification plant, to the epic confrontation between salmon fishermen and copper miners in Alaska, to the poisoning of Wisconsin wells, to the epidemic of intersex fish in the Chesapeake Bay, to the wars over fracking for natural gas. Michael Pollan has changed the way we think about the food we eat; Alex Prud'homme will change the way we think about the water we drink. Informative and provocative, The Ripple Effect is a major achievement
My life in France by Julia Child( Recording )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at one of the most celebrated chefs, and how she enrolled in France's Le Cordon Bleu to learn how to cook, without speaking a word of French, and her drive to share her love of cooking with all of her fellow Americans
Hydrofracking by Alex Prud'homme( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There may be no more decisive environmental issue in America today than hydrofracking, or 'fracking' as it is commonly called, referring to the use of highly pressurized water and chemicals to extract gas trapped in subterranean shale formations. Opponents decry its pollution of water, ground, and air, and lament the lack of oversight in the industry. Proponents argue that it has created jobs, spurred industry, lowered carbon emissions, and provided an economic boon to many communities across the country, including some of the poorest. The fight is highly polarized, with 'fracktivists' pressuring Washington to put restrictions in place and advocates touting energy independence and the environmental benefits of replacing coal with natural gas. In this book the author explains the basics of hydraulic fracking, considers the economic and political benefits, and explores concerns about health dangers and damage to the environment. Stepping back from the impassioned debate, he offers an introduction to one of the country's most contentious issues. -- From back cover
The cell game : Sam Waksal's fast money and false promises--and the fate of ImClone's cancer drug by Alex Prud'homme( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A behind-the-scenes profile of biotech company ImClone profiles Sam Waksal as a charismatic opportunist who led cancer patients to believe that a breakthrough treatment was imminent, citing the contributions of key investors, researchers, and business affiliates
Last call at the oasis ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines threats to the world water supply, such as pollution and shortage, and proposes that measures be taken to protect it. Features commentary by various experts
Forewarned : why the government is failing to protect us, and what we must do to protect ourselves by Michael Cherkasky( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Money for life : everyone's guide to financial freedom by Alvin D Hall( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rosie O'Donnell : a biography by Alex Prud'homme( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clean, Clear, and Cold. ; The Fate of Fresh Water in the Twenty-First Century by Alex Prud'homme( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An investigative report on the quality and availability of fresh water around the world reveals how access to and preservation of fresh water may become the planet's most pressing issue in the twenty-first century
Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron( Visual )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Julie Powell beslutter sig for at genoplive Julia Child's klassiske kogebog om fransk madlavning på en blog på nettet. Hun skal lave 525 opskrifter på 365 dage - klarer hun udfordringen?
Julie and Julia : 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen ... by Julie Powell( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Julie Powell, nearing thirty and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, resolves to reclaim her life by cooking in the span of a single year, every one of the 524 recipes in Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Her unexpected reward: not just a newfound respect for calves' livers and aspic, but a new life-lived with gusto." --
READS-TO-GO [bookclub kit for My life in France] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Here is the captivating story of Julia Child's years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found "her true calling." From the moment she and her husband Paul, who worked for the USIS, arrived in the fall of 1948, Julia had an awakening that changed her life. Soon this tall, outspoken gal from Pasadena, California, who didn't speak a word of French and knew nothing about the country, was steeped in the language, chatting with purveyors in the local markets, and enrolled in the Cordon Bleu. She teamed up with two fellow gourmettes, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, to help them with a book on French cooking for Americans. Filled with her husband's beautiful black-and-white photographs as well as family snapshots, this memoir is laced with wonderful stories about the French character, particularly in the world of food, and the way of life that Julia embraced so wholeheartedly. Bon appétit!--From publisher description
Mei wei guan xi Julie & Julia by Nuo la yi fo lang( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Zhu li bao er(ai mei ya dang si shi)shi ge mei guo shang ban zu . ta yi xiang guo zhu yi cheng bu bian de sheng huo , mei tian wu liao de gong wu yuan gong zuo , rang ta gan jue dao ren sheng mei you zhen zheng de fang xiang yu mu biao . ran er zai yue du chuan qi nu chu shi zhu li ya cha de (mei li shi cui pu shi)de zhu zuo hou , ta jue ding zai ta 30 sui sheng ri qian xi (2002 nian)dui zi ji xia yi ge quan xin de tiao zhan: ta yao yong yi nian de shi jian , mei tian an zhao shi pu shu < zhang wo fa shi peng ren de yi shu > zuo cai , bing ba peng ren cheng guo lian tong cheng shi . ai qing sheng huo gong bu zai ta de bu luo ge shang , cong ci zhi hou ta de sheng huo kai shi you le qi miao de bian hua
The cell game by Alex Prud'homme( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"It began with a promising cancer drug, the brainchild of a gifted researcher, and grew into an insider trading scandal that ensnared one of America's most successful women. The story of ImClone Systems and its "miracle" cancer drug, Erbitux, is the quintessential business saga of the late 1990s. It's the story of big money and cutting-edgescience, celebrity, greed, and slipshod business practices; the story of biotech hype and hope and every kind of excess. At the center of it all stands a single, enigmatic figure named Sam Waksal. A brilliant, mercurial, and desperate-to-be-liked entrepreneur, Waksal was addicted to the trappings of wealth and fame that accrued to a darling of the stock market and the overheated atmosphere of biotech IPOs. At the height of his stardom, Waksal hobnobbed with Martha Stewart in New York and Carl Icahn in the Hamptons, hosted parties at his fabulous art-filled loft, and was a fixture in the gossip columns. He promised that Erbitux would "change oncology," and would soon be making $1 billion a year. But as Waksal partied late into the night, desperate cancer patients languished, waiting for his drug to come to market. When the FDA withheld approval of Erbitux, the charming scientist who had always stayed just one step ahead of bankruptcy panicked and desperately tried to cash in his stock before the bad news hit Wall Street. Waksal is now in jail, the first of the Enron-era white-collar criminals to be sentenced. Yet his cancer drug has proved more durable than his evanescent profits. Erbitux remains promising, the leading example of a new way to fight cancer, and patients and investors hope it will be available soon
Életem Franciaországban by Julia Child( Book )
in Arabic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
My life in France by Alex Prud'homme( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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プルドーム, アレックス
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