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  • HISTOIRE DU JOUET depuis le Jura, berceau du jouet 29,00

    French toystory comes from Jura. Reminding toys and brands from our childhood, it shows that today Jura is still creating toys. Encouraged by plentiful hydraulic and silvicultural resources, Jura will develop during numerous centuries a working tradition of wood toys that will become one of the fashions of expression privileged person. Rattles, toys of address (yoyo, ossicles, balls) and dolls will be a part of first objects. The word toy, will appear only at the Middle Ages. In the Revolution, whoever can make from now on and sell toys, set up a business quite freely. In 1798, new toy shops will be in the galleries which encircle the garden of the Palais Royal in the center of Paris. At the beginning of the XXth century, with the arrival of new materials, toy can finally become an object of consumption. Today, China and multinationals hold the world market, China appropriating about 80 % of toys sold in the world. In spite of a difficult economic environment since the end of Post-war economic booms, there are always manufacturers of toys in Jura and Ain areas. In front guard of new techniques, they transformed little by little this territory of tradition into standard bearer of the toy ” Made in France ” with in particular the return of the wooden toy. 200 photos colors and N and B, as well as archive documents come to illustrate this book. Native of Jura, Yvan Lacroix is the export manager of Vilac group. He also manages Petitcollin company, last one to produce dolls in France.

  • L’Histoire de la chirurgie du silex à nos jours By: Docteur Pierre-Louis Choukroun 24,90

    Did you know that, not until the successful surgery of Louis the XIV in 1686 by Félix de Tassy, for his anal fistula, was surgery finally recognized as a profession? In this illustrated book, Dr Pierre-Louis Choukroun relates numerous anecdotes that led to major discoveries in the art of surgery, from Prehistoric practitioners operating with primal flintstone instruments, to today’s high-tech technicians. This book is a meeting of the obscure with the well-known personalities of the international medical and surgical world, fundamental to the progress of mankind. For example, in the 16th Century, two very significant discoveries were made: Anesthesia (Wells and Morton). and hand disinfection and sterilization (asepsis) (Semmelweis, Pasteur and List). In the 20th Century the fight against infection, blood transfusion, medical imaging, laser surgery and organ transplants became routine. And, thanks to fiber-optics, cameras and computing have become part of today and tomorrow’s surgical environment : The first ten years of this 21st Century has been especially rich in innovations – robotics surgery, remote surgery, nanotechnology – and specific discoveries in each surgical discipline. We are on the threshold of revolutionary breakthroughs, tweaking the very core of cells, and even chromosomes.

  • Végano-sceptique – regard d’un éléveur sur l’utopie végane 13,80

    Everywhere, the vegan phenomenon spread. According to the author, a farmer, harmony is possible between animals and men…Only if consumers stay true with what they are pointing at.

  • Feng Shui – Sagesse millénaire et réflexions d’aujourd’hui 18,00

    Feng Shui is a traditional chinese art in which our home have a huge impact on us. There is some reading levels like the energy perspective (called Qi) which make our home “alive”, this perspective is far from western point of view.

  • La santé sacrifiée au culte de la croissance et du profit 24,00

    Mankind used to be constituted by hunter gatherer peopl, acting with was nature gave them. During the ages these people left there traditions behind while entering the industrial era and its conquest of markets. Consequently, living beings are exposed to dangerous substances in food, air, products of consumption.

  • LES POUPEES de MODES & TRAVAUX – Depuis 1951 By: Elisabeth Chauveau 29,00

    This book is the story of the famous dolls created by the french magazine Modes & Travaux. It starts in 1919 when Edouard Boucherit created with his wife Renée in Paris, this new women’s magazine whose 1st print will appear in November. After the Great War, the newspaper will contribute to help women to become a perfect hostesses and in this way follows closely fashion trend. From 1951, Modes & Travaux created a page for girls. This magazine proposed dress dolls, but also clothes as well as accessories such as shoes, socks, handbags, etc… With the industrial growth of toy, the magazine will create in March 1951 the first doll (Nobel manufacturing), Françoise. In August 1954, she will announce to her young readers the ” birth of a younger brother “: Michel. And in 1958, will be proposed its third doll : Marie-Françoise. In 1963, the enterprise PetitCollin will acquire the Nobel brand to manufacture dolls M*T until now. The last one will be Emilie, in 1986. Dolls M*T are always made in France (Etain) by Petitcollin. The 3 authors are found of dolls : Annick Buchy is President of the West Dolls Club association. Elyane Jamard-Lacroix, former physiotherapist, is a General Secretary of the CERP today. Both are specialists of the dolls from Modes & Travaux.

  • HISTOIRE DE L’IRAN By: Firouzeh Dautricourt 20,00

    Today, Iran plays an international role. But what do we really know about this country that fascinate and concern us all ? This book is for all readers interested by Iran’s History, who have concerns on political and economical events which belong to the collective memory of Iranians. Literature, Sciences, Arts, are issues raised by the author for inspiring new travellers to go to Iran and meet Iranians.

  • Éloge du Saucisson By: Inès Peyret 25,00

    Practically unchanged since the Bronze Age period, sausage crossed time and space. From Homere to space ship to Mir station, this product is of all travel. As an example, Thierry Dubois, for Vendée Globe 2000, carried with him dry sausage provisions. Our french seaman, sponsored by Les Roches Blanches, celebrated its sporting achievement by sharing with Neptune one of its sausages ! The story of this so humble and familiar product is old from almost 4,000 years. Undoubtedly much older than writing, we will wait till 1 750 A.D. to have its first description. Dedicated to history and techniques of manufacturing, this book describes each specificity of french, italian, spanish and portuguese sausages. Moreover, authors deliver their own recipes without forgetting with which bread and wine to taste each type of sausage. Stéphane Malandain manages this family business (Les Roches Blanches) created by his grandfather, He proposes local products at a top range level. His sausages are manufactured with respect of artisanal traditions, conforming to lawful and normative requirements. Inès Peyret is journalist.

  • Des poupées signées Limoges By: Elisabeth Chauveau 29,00

    Limoges, city and capital of Limousin (east center area of France) is going to develop slowly a luxury small business which will be crowned in the XVIIIth century by the discovery of kaolin and the development of porcelain art. The Count d’ Artois, future King Charles X will make of Limoges the main porcelain center without forgetting Sèvres. After 1789, numerous companies specialized into art of table will be created. At the Great War period, French manufacturers of toys and dolls will be asked to produce “heads” for dolls in Limoges to replace those imported by Germany ( the enemy to fight). This branch of porcelain industry will be of short-lived because it will begin at the beginning of the conflict to disappear in the middle of the twenties. However, a small production of heads will continue beyond the interwar period. Native of Limousin, founds of dolls since more than 40 years, Elisabeth Deconchat collects old dolls and especially those named ” heads Limoges “. She also restores them entirely (head, body and including clothes). Elisabeth Chauveau, MD in History brings here her participation to contribute to enlight readers over an underestimated period going from 1914 till 1930. This illustrated book (200 photos and archives documents) offers a new knowledge of this quite unknown limougeaude manufacturing. This inedite work shows us today rare historical documents and dolls preserved by families of porcelain makers.