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Light-Years: A History of Photography (Lichtjaren – Een geschiedenis van de fotografie)

PHOTOGRAPHY | ART We are surrounded by pictures, but what do we really know about the history of photography? Rooseboom shows us how photographs are made, meant, distributed, watched, used and misuse In Light-years, Hans Rooseboom explains how photography grew from nothing into the influential, popular and omnipresent medium it currently is. Rooseboom shows us […]

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The Conductor (De Dirigent)

HISTORICAL FICTION Timely and relevant. — NRC HandelsbladIn these times of #MeToo and discussions on the glass ceiling, Peters brings a fascinating woman from history back to our attention and gives us the right story at the right time. — de Volkskrant Whoever thinks that we’ve come a long way over the past 100 years, […]

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DataStory: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story

BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP What if you sliced data and found a huge problem or opportunity? Data did its job, but now it needs a storyteller. The way insights are communicated could reverse or increase the trajectory of data. The actions you ask others to take today can change your future data. But getting others to […]

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The Purpose Advantage: How to Unlock New Ways of Doing Business

BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP In today’s noisy market where people have instant access to nearly everything, quality products and services are no longer enough to differentiate your company or organization―your brand― from the competition. What a brand stands for, and the actions it takes to prove it, can provide a necessary memorability consumers draw on when […]

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Praise For Imperfect Mothers (Eloge des mères imparfaites)

PARENTING Finally, a book that allows us to reflect on motherhood and parenthood without giving lessons. The perfect mother does not exist. Media, social networks, family: everything and everyone around the young parent explains how to raise their child well…. pretending to be perfectly informed and caring, of course! After the birth of her daughter, […]

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The New World History (La Nouvelle Histoire du Monde)

HISTORY In the 19th century, the West wrote a world history in which it played the leading role. Today, the East is regaining the importance it once had, and the world is once again becoming multipolar; a global warming is underway… These events have a long history, made up of environmental, technological, religious, societal, demographic […]

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A Saturday Evening Among Friends (Un samedi soir entre amis)

CRIME & THRILLERS When comes the weekend, everything is possible… even the worst. Claire, worried, checks her phone again. It’s past eight and her boyfriend, who’s supposed to come and fetch her, is nowhere to be found. They’ve been dating for six months now and Claire knows him well. Medhi’s always on time. François is […]

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From Socrates to Foucault. Philosophers on the test bench (De Socrate à Foucault)

PHILOSOPHY What is the real purpose of philosophy? Live better? Or to think better? Does it have access to knowledge and truths of a higher kind than Plato, Spinoza or Hegel believed? Is it just a method to “conduct reason well” (Descartes), to clarify ideas (Wittgenstein) or to create a new science of the mind […]

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The Human Being, this Strange Animal. The Origins of Language, Culture and Thought (L’Homme, cet étrange animal)

SOCIAL SCIENCES “The author, with remarkable clarity, reviews the most recent research…” — Maurice Godelier, La Recherche “Whether scientists, literary or philosophers, this beautiful book, a veritable encyclopedia of great richness, is for everyone.” — Pierre Attali, Cahiers rationalistes “A remarkable work. From time to time, a return to the roots is good. A must […]

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What Are You Running After? Inquiry into Human Nature (Après quoi tu cours ?)

SOCIAL SCIENCES  The homeless man, sitting on a bench with a bottle of beer in his hand, calls out to me: “What are you running after?” As I continue to run, I simply turn around and smile at his little provocation. He probably sees himself as a free man, free from the strange whims of […]

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