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Scott Lynch

  • On l'appelle la Ronce de Camorr. Un bretteur invincible, un maître voleur. La moitié de la ville le prend pour le héros des miséreux. L'autre moitié pense qu'il n'est qu'un mythe. Les deux moitiés n'ont pas tort. En effet, sachant à peine manier l'épée, Locke Lamora est, à son grand dam, la fameuse Ronce. Les rumeurs sur ses exploits sont en fait des escroqueries de la pire espèce, et lorsque Locke vole aux riches, les pauvres n'en voient pas le moindre sou. Il garde tous ses gains pour lui et sa bande : les Salauds Gentilshommes. Mais voilà qu'une mystérieuse menace plane sur l'ancienne cité de Camorr. Pris dans un jeu meurtrier, Locke et ses amis verront leur ruse et leur loyauté mises à rude épreuve. Rester en vie serait déjà une victoire...

  • Après le plus grand casse de leur carrière, Locke et son inséparable complice, Jean, ont réussi à s'échapper. Mais Locke ne s'en est pas tiré indemne : empoisonné, il est mourant. Aucun alchimiste n'est en mesure de l'aider. Alors que le moment fatidique approche, une mystérieuse Mage Esclave lui propose un marché qui le sauvera ou mettra un terme à ses souffrances. Locke hésite, jusqu'à ce que la mage mentionne le nom d'une femme qu'il a connue par le passé. L'amour de sa vie. Sa rivale en matière d'habileté et d'intelligence. Et, s'il accepte cette mission, son plus dangereux adversaire.

    À l'approche des élections de la cité des mages, les différentes factions recrutent leurs stratèges. Locke doit faire un choix : affronter ou séduire celle qu'il n'a jamais pu oublier. Leurs vies dépendent peut-être de sa décision...

  • Locke Lamora, l'ancienne Ronce de Camorr, et son comparse Jean Tannen ont fui leur cité natale. Débarqués à Tal Verrar, ils vont y exécuter leur forfait le plus spectaculaire : s'attaquer à L'Aiguille du péché, une maison de jeu réservée à l'élite, et voler son incommensurable trésor. Un seul moyen pour cela : gagner les divers jeux proposés aux clients. Une formalité pour Locke et Jean.

    Mais, une fois encore, les deux compères se retrouvent embringués dans des aventures imprévues... et devront se frotter à la flotte pirate du célèbre capitaine Zamira Drakasha. Une véritable sinécure pour des voleurs qui ne distinguent pas bâbord de tribord. Pendant ce temps, les Mages Esclaves fomentent leur revanche contre celui qui les a humiliés avant de disparaître : un certain Locke Lamora...

  • Introducing Locke Lamora, the fantasy genre's next cult hero. A brilliant debut fantasy from a 26-year-old author.

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  • Locke Lamora takes to the seas in the sequel to the sensation THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA

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  • Anglais The republic of thieves

    Scott Lynch

    • Gollancz
    • 29 Juillet 2014
  • Anglais THE THORN OF EMBERLAIN

    Scott Lynch

    With 50,000 copies sold of The Republic of Thieves and with praise from the likes of Joe Abercrombie and George RR Martin the saga of the Gentleman Bastard has become a favourite and key part of the fantasy landscape. And now Locke Lamora, thief, con-man, pirate, political deceiver must become a soldier. A new chapter for Locke and Jean and finally the war that has been brewing in the Kingdom of the Marrows flares up and threatens to capture all in its flames. And all the while Locke must try to deal with the disturbing rumours about his past revealed in The Republic of Thieves. Fighting a war when you don't know the truth of right and wrong is one thing. Fighting a war when you don't know the truth of yourself is quite another. Particularly when you've never been that good with a sword anyway...

  • In this exciting work, Link and Scott summarize more than a decade of their research on public support of R&D in small, entrepreneurial firms, concluding public R&D investments, primarily funded by the U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, are indeed bending the arc of innovation. Firms that receive SBIR project funding would not undertake the projects in the absence of SBIR's support. SBIR support has had a positive impact on the employment trajectory of firms and their ability to commercialize innovations.

    Bending the Arc of Innovation offers a theoretical model of the effects of the SBIR program. Link and Scott demonstrate that with SBIR support of R&D often comes contractual commercial agreements with other firms to sell the rights to the technology generated by the public support. These agreements between another firm and a small firm with a SBIR-award enable an effective transfer of knowledge created with the small firm's publicly-supported research. Both parties to the agreement have better access to the knowledge resources of the other. Link and Scott show how these agreements allow the dedication of resources and organizational efforts necessary for the commercially successful access to and use of external knowledge.

  • "Introduction to Applied Bayesian Statistics and Estimation for Social Scientists" covers the complete process of Bayesian statistical analysis in great detail from the development of a model through the process of making statistical inference. The key feature of this book is that it covers models that are most commonly used in social science research - including the linear regression model, generalized linear models, hierarchical models, and multivariate regression models - and it thoroughly develops each real-data example in painstaking detail.
    The first part of the book provides a detailed introduction to mathematical statistics and the Bayesian approach to statistics, as well as a thorough explanation of the rationale for using simulation methods to construct summaries of posterior distributions. Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods - including the Gibbs sampler and the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm - are then introduced as general methods for simulating samples from distributions. Extensive discussion of programming MCMC algorithms, monitoring their performance, and improving them is provided before turning to the larger examples involving real social science models and data.

  • This third edition of The United States: A Brief Narrative History remains a basic, readable, and highly affordable core text for the introductory survey of United States history. While not intended as the only resource for students enrolled in such courses, it remains the most concise U.S. survey on the market-its length, approach, and price encouraging the use of supplementary readings, novels, research projects, and primary documents (many of which are available on the Internet) all for a price that falls well below the list price of a traditional survey text. In addition to taking the engaging narrative all the way up through the second decade of the twenty-first century, the new edition features new maps. Loyal users will appreciate that fact that the book retains its cultural literacy approach, its lively narrative style, and highly effective highlighting of the names, terms, and concepts common to an educated person's understanding of American history. Finally, its appendices comprise a useful, annotated text of The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and a list of U.S. Presidents.

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