Alex

  • Auteur: Pierre Lemaître
  • ISBN: 9781471253324
  • Date de sortie: 2014-03-01
  • Collection: Clipper Audio
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In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are crucial. Alex Prévost - beautiful, resourceful, tough - may be no ordinary victim, but her time is running out. Commandant Camille Verhoeven and his detectives have nothing to go on: all they know is that a girl was snatched off the streets of Paris and bundled into a white van. The enigma that is the fate of Alex will keep Verhoeven guessing until the bitter, bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries.

The Alex Studies

  • Auteur: Irene M. PEPPERBERG
  • ISBN: 0674041992
  • Date de sortie: 2009-06-30
  • Collection: Harvard University Press
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Can a parrot understand complex concepts and mean what it says? Since the early 1900s, most studies on animal-human communication have focused on great apes and a few cetacean species. Birds were rarely used in similar studies on the grounds that they were merely talented mimics--that they were, after all, "birdbrains." Experiments performed primarily on pigeons in Skinner boxes demonstrated capacities inferior to those of mammals; these results were thought to reflect the capacities of all birds, despite evidence suggesting that species such as jays, crows, and parrots might be capable of more impressive cognitive feats. Twenty years ago Irene Pepperberg set out to discover whether the results of the pigeon studies necessarily meant that other birds--particularly the large-brained, highly social parrots--were incapable of mastering complex cognitive concepts and the rudiments of referential speech. Her investigation and the bird at its center--a male Grey parrot named Alex--have since become almost as well known as their primate equivalents and no less a subject of fierce debate in the field of animal cognition. This book represents the long-awaited synthesis of the studies constituting one of the landmark experiments in modern comparative psychology.

A Bike for Alex

  • Auteur: Elsie Nelley
  • ISBN: 9780170097314
  • Date de sortie: 2000-09-01
  • Collection: Nelson Thornes
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Alex is a new character who will feature in other PM stories. Children who own toys that have been repaired and repainted so they look like new again will read this story with expression and understanding.

Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club

  • Auteur: Janet S. Wong
  • ISBN: 0689858906
  • Date de sortie: 2004-09-01
  • Collection: Simon and Schuster
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Alex quits playing chess after losing a game to Uncle Hooya; but when other activities fail to satisfy him, he gives his favorite game another try by joining the chess club.

Alex

  • Auteur: Dodie Kazanjian
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  • Date de sortie: 1993-09-28
  • Collection: Alfred A. Knopf
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Profiles the life and career of the Russian-born photographer, art director of Vogue for twenty years, and editorial director for all Conde+a7 Nast magazines for three decades. 12,500 first printing.

The Novels of Alex La Guma

  • Auteur: Kathleen M. Balutansky
  • ISBN: 9780894105586
  • Date de sortie: 1990
  • Collection: Lynne Rienner Publishers
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This text explores Alex La Guma's five novels. Though concerned with the interaction of politics with aesthetics, it does not allow the political thrust of the work to dominate the symbolic structures and literary aspects of La Guma's fiction.

Alex

  • Auteur: Jeff Stimpson
  • ISBN: 0897335287
  • Date de sortie: 2005-08-01
  • Collection: Chicago Review Press
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Nearly half a million preemies are born in the U.S. every year. But like most people, Jeff Stimpson, the father who wrote Alex, never gave premature babies a thought beyond the cliché of medical miracles. Many of these children grow up with special needs, necessitating an increasing and ever-controversial burden on society. Medicine is creating not only a new population of individuals, but a special and growing population of parents and families. Alex was born in June of 1998. He weighed 21 ounces. He spent the first year of his life in the hospital. This is the story of his first years. It's a story of doctors, hospitals, conferences, hate, love, gratitude, envy, frustration, joy, and worry. It's the story of a preemie. Stimpson saw his son get a spinal tap without anesthesia (it isn't given to micro-preemies) and three times witnessed Alex stop breathing-once on his lap. Stimpson and his wife were at the hospital every day, and there they encountered not only how far the science of saving preemies has advanced but how far it hasn't, and how far healthcare and other professionals need to go to understand what parents go through when their infant lives in a hospital. The Stimpsons got a crash course in life behind the billboard of medical miracle, and learned how care of preemies can greatly differ, and, perhaps most important, how patients' families must learn to be consumers when trying to find that care. What keeps a family going when a child spends a year in the hospital? In compelling prose, Stimpson traces the life of his child from birth to kindergarten: four wings in two hospitals; coming home with a roomful of medical gear and round-the-clock drugs and nursing; the gains and downturns of home therapy through Early Intervention; finding and prospering in a special-needs preschool; a diagnosis of autism; and the ongoing battle to give Alex a fair shot at childhood, and at life.
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