"Sapiens a brief history of humanity" by Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens book

An exciting book, "best seller" worldwide, which undertakes in 500 pages to trace the history of humanity, the first traces of life to the present day and even after. The particularly didactic and clear book allows to group, to condense the history of human evolution. A real happiness for those who were lost in the dates and key moments of evolution. We will try in this article to offer you a digest of the book. A sort of attempt at a "brief summary" of a "brief history of humanity"!

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French Rivera from the sky

French Rivera from the sky

The French Riviera has attracted the world for over a century. A holiday resort for the European nobility, then the bourgeoisie and finally the largest number, it is a magnificent space, inevitably, heavily occupied by human constructions in its coastal zone. Aerial photos often allow a better understanding of what is happening between Cannes and Menton via Nice and Monaco ...

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Three books of crise

Three books of crises

We were interested in three exciting books: "French Deconnection", "Le Quai de Ouistreham" and "Carnets de Homs" respectively written by Philippe Pujol, Florence Aubenas and Jonathan Littell. You will discover a small description of each book, then a small and modest comparative reflection.

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Super Puma

The helicopter is an indispensable tool for some work. It allows to lift heavy loads in areas often inaccessible (mountain, ravine, forests, sea etc ...) otherwise than by way of air.

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Canadair

The Canadair CL 415, from the Canadian company Bombardier, is the only water bomber aircraft specifically designed for firefighting. This aircraft made its first flight in 1993.

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Red fruits

What a pleasure to eat berries. For example after exercise (light or supported). The mixture of sugar and acidity, high water content are the red fruits are real health benefits. Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, currants, black currants are bursting with vitamins and antioxidants.

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Mountain helicopter aerial work

Mountain helicopter aerial work

Two or three times a year, mountain refuges use the mechanical power of the helicopter to climb altitudes of food and materials of all kinds. In a few minutes of flight the helicopter routes which will accommodate tourists, mountaineers and mountain climbers in shelters perched in the mountains, real guardians of the peaks. A short video shows you aerial ballet in action.

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Resistance to the Maquis de Beassac and Célestin Freinet

Resistance to the Maquis de Beassac and Célestin Freinet

Emmanuel Saint Fuscien (Doctor in Contemporary History and Lecturer at EHESS) devotes an interesting book to Freinet, under the title "A teatcher at war". Célestin Freinet, whose theses, in a few words, consist in putting the student at the center of learning, lived in Vallouise a few years at the end of the Second World War. His wife Elise Lagier Bruno being from the beautiful high alpine valley. He previously lived in the south of France, campaigned in the communist movement of the Alpes Maritimes and participated in the two world wars of the 20 th century.

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Panorama HD of Corsica seen from the mainland

Panorama HD of Corsica seen from the mainland

Here is finally my (the?) First HD picture representing Corsica in all its length, especially the northern end of Cape Corsica. This photo, realized at the end of the night (at the dawn of a beautiful day in December) after a (small?) Night walk in the snow comes from an assemblage of 9 images ...

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EC145 French safety force

The Eurocoptère EC145 is a twin-engine used in France by both the Civil Security and the Gendarmerie Nationale. The real name of this helicopter is BK 117 C2 (turbine Turboméca Ariel 1E2 of 360 hp), it is manufactured by Eurocopter Germany.

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Viper bite

Vipers, source of fantasy and multiple belief. Risk, especially in the Alps, where it is not uncommon to come across, is it important? Where does this phobia that many seem achieved?

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