• Is anxiety making your child's life a misery - causing problems at school, difficulties in making friends or facing new experiences, even affecting their physical health? Anxiety is a curse that can cast a damning spell over your child's life. But there is a solution. Chronic anxiety is a serious problem which may be general, or a specific anxiety about taking exams or doing sums, or a phobia about anything from trains or spiders to eating in public or going to the toilet. It can be treated successfully, and David Lewis offers practical and effective advice to parents of anxious children. By applying this straightforward advice and by being positive, patient and persistent you can banish anxiety and transform your child into a happy, confident person.

  • Anglais Breathe Easy

    David Lewis

    Breathing is what gives us life and yet we hardly ever think of this amazing process unless we happen to be running for a bus or sticking to our New Year's resolution of taking the stairs instead of the lift. But research now suggests that how we breathe can have a profound effect on our physical and emotional health, from controlling stress to improving mental focus and ability. Breathe Easy is a unique seven-day programme that allows you to unlock your true potential by harnessing the power of your breath. Dr David Lewis has worked with many top sports personalities to develop techniques that will help you perform at your peak consistently, physically, mentally and emotionally. Packed with practical exercises, and easy to follow, the programme takes just a few minutes each day. It's perfect for modern life, whether you need more confidence during presentations at work or simply want to feel energized and refreshed. You will feel calm, focused and motivated whatever the situation, and you'll never take breathing for granted again.

  • Anglais Impulse

    David Lewis

    When you make a decision or form an opinion, you think you know why. But you're wrong. The truth is that most of our mental activity actually happens below the level of conscious thought. In this groundbreaking book, Dr David Lewis, director of the cutting-edge research agency Mindlab International, explores this incredible phenomenon. Delving into the mysteries of the 'zombie brain' that each of us possesses, he demonstrates how unconscious neurological processes underpin every aspect of our lives, from whether or not we find someone sexually attractive to how we resist (or give in to) temptation. In the process he shows how finger length is a reliable predictor of risk-taking behaviour, how seeing the logos of fast food chains can make you more impatient, and how holding a warm drink makes you find strangers more likeable. Above all, he reveals the practical applications of this emerging field of research, giving us insights into such diverse areas as child development, anti-social activities like rioting, successful dieting, and even the ways that supermarkets make us spend more. We may not be conscious of our impulses but it is clear that we can no longer afford to be ignorant of them.

  • Helping your child through school may mean the difference between classroom success and failure. With academic qualifications an essential passport to rewarding and enjoyable careers, and with the many changes taking place in education, such help has never been more vitally necessary.In this practical book, covering the whole age range, bestselling psychologist Dr David Lewis explains how to become an active partner in your child's educational achievements. You will learn ways of:-Working in partnership with teachers
    -Increasing classroom motivation and confidence
    -Developing natural learning abilities
    -Dealing with anxieties which undermine success
    -Offering the right kind of assistance with homework
    -Smoothing the transition between schools
    -Ensuring the best examination gradesHelp Your Child Through School is an easy-to-follow guide which assumes no special expertise or educational attainment on the part of parents.The results of more than a decade's work with teachers, educational specialists and parents this book is one of the best investments you can make in your child's future.

  • Counterfactuals is David Lewis' forceful presentation of and sustained argument for a particular view about propositions which express contrary to fact conditionals, including his famous defense of realism about possible worlds.

  • Throughout WWI, Hitler never rose above the rank of lance corporal, and beforehand had been an improverished drifter. Yet within a few months of the end of the war, he had embarked on the path that was to lead Europe into years of war, terror and the Holocaust. Was it treatment by a controversial psychiatrist that changed him?

  • Anglais Convention

    David Lewis


    Convention was immediately recognized as a major contribution to the subject and its significance has remained undiminished since its first publication in 1969. Lewis analyzes social conventions as regularities in the resolution of recurring coordination problems-situations characterized by interdependent decision processes in which common interests are at stake. Conventions are contrasted with other kinds of regularity, and conventions governing systems of communication are given special attention.

  • Le Gardien se réveille sous terre, cadavre parmi les cadavres, au côté de l'amour de sa vie, Alexandra. Il est maître de ses pensées mais pas de ses mouvements ni de sa mémoire, qui semble lui faire défaut. Où sont-ils ? Pourquoi une voix qui ressemble étrangement à celle de Marvin les obligent à la suivre ? Et pourquoi doivent-ils attaquer Herbert ?

  • Les Chamanes de la préhistoire est un livre qui a fait date : il interprète l'art des cavernes en termes de pratiques chamaniques. Accueilli avec passion en France et à l'étranger, il a aussi trouvé des détracteurs et fait naître des polémiques. À ces critiques, les auteurs répondent avec précision et posent une question : comment faire que la science permette d'approcher au plus près les motivations de ces artistes et le sens de leur art exceptionnel ?

  • Qu'est-ce que l'identité personnelle ? Quelles sont les conditions qui assurent l'identité d'une personne à travers le temps ? Est-ce la continuité corporelle, ou celle des états mentaux, ou encore la permanence d'une substance immatérielle ? L'identité personnelle pourrait-elle avoir des degrés ? Qu'est-ce qui, en fin de compte, importe pour la survie ? En recourant à d'innombrables expériences de pensée, comme la transplantation du cerveau d'un corps à un autre, la téléportation, l'hypothèse d'une extraordinaire longévité, la scission du cerveau, la fission en deux jumeaux ou encore la fusion avec un autre, trois éminents philosophes contemporains, Derek Parfit, Richard Swinburne et David Lewis renouvellent les réflexions sur l'identité et la survie, en proposant trois réponses inédites et radicalement différentes.
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  • L'auteur : David Kellogg Lewis (1941-2001) est une figure majeure de la philosophie analytique contemporaine. Il a enseigné à Princeton pendant la plus grande partie de sa carrière. Le coeur de sa philosophie est constitué par ce qu'il appelait lui-même son réalisme modal. Son premier livre important est celui qu'il publia en 1969 sous le titre Convention : A Philosophical Study. Il y montrait que les conventions sont des réponses à des problèmes de coordination.

    Le Livre : "Ce livre prend la défense du réalisme modal, c'est-à-dire de la thèse selon laquelle le monde dont nous faisons partie n'est qu'un monde parmi une pluralité de mondes, et selon laquelle nous ne sommes, nous qui l'habitons, qu'un petit nombre parmi tous ceux qui habitent tous les mondes... Ce livre de David Lewis est au coeur d'un ensemble de discussions qui conjuguent à la fois métaphysique, logique, philosophie du langage et de l'esprit et théories de la fiction. Sous ces différents rapports, les idées de Lewis ont joué un rôle appréciable et influent dans les développements récents de la métaphysique analytique, en relation avec les idées développées par d'autres penseurs, au nombre desquels il faut notamment compter David Armstrong. Les débats qui s'y rattachent sont encore mal connus en France, et la traduction de On the Plurality of Worlds devrait contribuer à mieux en apprécier la nature et l'intérêt. L'écrivain Jacques Roubaud, fasciné par les théories de Lewis, lui a consacré un volume : La Pluralité des mondes selon Lewis (Gallimard, 1991).

  • Le récit d'un voyage entrepris en 1873 dans les montagnes du Drakensberg est au coeur de ce livre et en constitue le fil conducteur. J.M. Orpen, qui dirigeait l'expédition, obtint d'un San (Boschiman) des explications extraordinaires concernant les peintures rupestres spécifiques à ce lieu. Les élands magnifiques, les danses de transe, les « animaux de la pluie » et toutes les représentations picturales si originales de cet art rupestre, difficiles à comprendre jusqu'alors, révèlent une expérience et une croyance religieuses profondes, d'ordre chamanique.

  • Après avoir exploré l'Art et l'esprit des hommes du Paléolithique, David Lewis-Williams étudie la révolution néolithique. Comme précédemment, il s'attache à retrouver ce qu'était la conscience et l'organisation sociale des premiers hommes.

  • The Rough Guide Snapshot to The Yellow River is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating part of China. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the magnificent Terracotta Army to the walled city of Pingyao and from the Yungang Caves to the mountains of Wutai Shan. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best restaurants, hotels and bars, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for a week or longer. Also included is the Basics section from The Rough Guide to China, with all the practical information you need for travelling in China, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, entry requirements and personal safety.

    Also published as part of The Rough Guide to China.

    Full coverage: Ningxia, Zhongwei, Shapotou, Yinchuan, Inner Mongolia, Genghis Khan's Mausoleum, Hohhot, the grasslands, Shanxi, Yungang Caves, Wutai Shan, Pingyao, Shaanxi, Xi'an, The Terracotta Army, Henan, Longmen Caves, Luoyang, Song Shan, Shaolin temple, Zhengzhou, Kaifeng

    (Equivalent printed page extent 134 pages).

  • The Rough Guide Snapshot to The Yangzi Basin is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating part of China. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from Shennongjia Forest Reserve to Wudang Shan and from antique Ming villages to China's porcelain capital, Jingdezhen. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best restaurants, hotels and bars, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for a week or longer. Also included is the Basics section from The Rough Guide to China, with all the practical information you need for travelling in China, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, entry requirements and personal safety.

    Also published as part of The Rough Guide to China.

    Full coverage: Anhui, Hefei, Ma'anshan, Xuancheng, Jiuhua Shan, Tunxi, Shexian, Yixian, Huang Shan, Hubei, Wuhan, Yichang, the Three Gorges Dam, Shennongjia Forest Reserve, Wudang Shan, Hunan, Changsha, Yueyang, Heng Shan, Wulingyuan (Zhangjiajie), Fenghuang, Jiangxi, Nanchang, Jiujiang, Lu Shan, Jingdezhen

    (Equivalent printed page extent 110 pages).

  • The Rough Guide Snapshot to Tibet is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating region. It guides you through Tibet with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the Jokhang, the holiest temple of Tibetan Buddhism, to the beautiful Namtso Lake and from the Friendship Highway to the walled town of Samye. Includes detailed maps and up-to-date listings plus all the information you need on arranging tours, entry permits and getting around. Also included is the Basics section from The Rough Guide to China, with all the practical information you need for travelling in China, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, entry requirements and personal safety.

    Also published as part of The Rough Guide to China.

    Full coverage: Lhasa, Samye, Tsetang, Tsurphu, Namtso, Gyantse, Shigatse, the Friendship Highway, Sakya, Mount Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash

    (Equivalent printed page extent 100 pages).

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