• Comment garder tout son flegme quand on apprend dans la même journée : que sa maison va être abattue dans la minute pour laisser place à une déviation d'autoroute ; que la Terre va être détruite d'ici deux minutes, se trouvant, coïncidence malheureuse, sur le tracé d'une future voie express intergalactique ; que son meilleur ami, certes délicieusement décalé, est en fait un astrostoppeur natif de Bételgeuse, et s'apprête à vous entraîner aux confins de la galaxie ?
    Pas de panique !
    Car Arthur Dent, un Anglais extraordinairement moyen, pourra compter sur le fabuleux Guide du voyageur galactique pour l'accompagner dans ses extraordinaires dérapages spatiaux moyennement contrôlés.

  • La cuisine anglaise est exécrable. Moins abominable, cependant, que la poésie des Vogons, un peuple fier, ombrageux, et éminemment irritable. D'ailleurs, les Vogons ont fait sauter la planète Terre, soi-disant par erreur. Pas de panique !
    Grâce au fabuleux Guide galactique, le pauvre Arthur Accroc, ex-citoyen britannique désormais apatride et passablement désemparé devant tant d'inconvenance, pourra affronter sans crainte les improbables méandres d'un univers en folie. Rien ne l'empêchera, pas même un ascenseur dépressif, d'arriver à temps pour déguster le Plat du jour au Dernier Restaurant avant la Fin du Monde.

  • Pourquoi le tristement anonyme Arthur Dent se promène-t-il outrageusement affublé d'un sac en peau de lapin, un os dans le nez, au beau milieu d'une finale de cricket ? Et que fait Marvin, l'androïde dépressif, à asséner ses considérations suicidaires aux improbables habitants des marécages de Squornshellous Zeta ?
    Pas de panique !
    Car l'inénarrable, l'irremplaçable Guide du voyageur galactique saura une fois encore tirer d'affaire nos malheureux astro-stoppeurs égarés ; et peut-être, privilège suprême, leur révélera-t-il enfin le Grand Mystère de La Vie, de l'Univers et du Reste !

  • Plus bas que Terre !
    Ayant - plus ou moins - survécu à son édifiante promenade cosmico-temporelle, le pauvre Arthur Dent savoure l'indicible plaisir de fouler à nouveau le sol de sa planète natale.
    Une planète jadis détruite par les terribles Vogons, sous le prétexte fallacieux de laisser passer une autoroute intergalactique...
    Pas de panique !
    Car l'universellement exhaustif Guide galactique saura sans doute répondre à cet étrange paradoxe. Et peut-être élucidera-t-il un mystère plus angoissant encore : pourquoi les dauphins ont-ils disparu, laissant pour ultime message un laconique Salut, et encore merci pour le poisson ?

  • Pauvre Arthur Dent !
    Apprendre qu'on est devenu père sans avoir... enfin rien fait pour ça, voilà de quoi ébranler le flegme le plus involontaire de toute la Galaxie ! Suffisamment, en tout cas, pour aller se saouler sur une lointaine planète, dans un modeste bar tenu par une légende - toujours ! - vivante du rock'n roll...
    Pas de panique !
    Car l'imprévisible Guide du voyageur galactique, décidément irremplaçable, dévoilera enfin tous les mystères d'une odyssée digne des plus belles pages de Marx - Groucho Marx - ; entre autres, les raisons de la destruction approximative de la Terre, cette petite planète honteusement qualifiée de globalement inoffensive.

  • At last in paperback in one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adams';s beloved Hitchiker series.
    The Hitchhiker';s Guide to the Galaxy Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space.
    The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Facing annihilation at the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle across the galaxy in a desperate search for a place to eat.
    Life, the Universe and Everything The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky- so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals can avert Armageddon: mild-mannered Arthur Dent and his stalwart crew.
    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish Back on Earth, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription conspires to thrust him back to reality. So to speak.
    Mostly Harmless Just when Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life, all hell breaks loose. Can he save the Earth from total oblieration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter from herself?
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • On Friday, May 11, 2001, the world mourned the untimely passing of Douglas Adams, beloved creator of The Hitchhikeryes'>#8217;s Guide to the Galaxy, dead of a heart attack at age fortynine. Thankfully, in addition to a magnificent literary legacyyes'>#8212;which includes seven novels and three coauthored works of nonfictionyes'>#8212;Douglas left us something more. The book you are about to enjoy was rescued from his four computers, culled from an archive of chapters from his longawaited novelinprogress, as well as his short stories, speeches, articles, interviews, and letters. In a way that none of his previous books could, The Salmon of Doubt provides the full, dazzling, laughoutloud experience of a journey through the galaxy as perceived by Douglas Adams. From a boyyes'>#8217;s first love letter (to his favorite science fiction magazine) to the distinction of possessing a nose of heroic proportions; from climbing Kilimanjaro in a rhino costume to explaining why Americans canyes'>#8217;t make a decent cup of tea; from lyrical tributes to the sublime pleasures found in music by Procol Harum, the Beatles, and Bach to the follies of his hopeless infatuation with technology; from fantastic, fictional forays into the private life of Genghis Khan to extended visits with Dirk Gently and Zaphod Beeblebrox: this is the vista from the elevated perch of one of the tallest, funniest, most brilliant, and most penetrating social critics and thinkers of our time.Welcome to the wonderful mind of Douglas Adams.From the Hardcover edition.

  • "HYSTERICAL!"The Philadelphia InquirerThe unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their headsso they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the white killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation.They are Arthur Dent, a mildmannered space and time traveler, who tries to learn how to fly by throwing himself at the ground and missing; Ford Prefect, his best friend, who decides to go insane to see if he likes it; Slartibartfast, the indomitable vicepresident of the Campaign for Real Time, who travels in a ship powered by irrational behavior; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the twoheaded, threearmed exhead honcho of the Universe; and Trillian, the sexy space cadet who is torn between a persistent Thunder God and a very depressed Beeblebrox.How will it all end? Will it end? Only this stalwart crew knows as they try to avert "universal" Armageddon and save life as we know itand don't know it!"ADAMS IS ONE OF THOSE RARE TREASURES: an author who, one senses, has as much fun writing as one has reading."The Arizona Daily StarFrom the Paperback edition.

  • When all questions of space, time, matter and the nature of being have been resolved, only one question remains - "what shall we have for dinner?" "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" provides the ultimate gastronomic experience, and for once there is no morning after to worry about.

  • Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressedout imagination. But a giftwrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription, the mysterious disappearance of Earth's dolphins, and the discovery of his battered copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy all conspire to give Arthur the sneaking suspicion that something otherworldly is indeed going on. . . .God only knows what it all means. And fortunately, He left behind a Final Message of explanation. But since it's lightyears away from Earth, on a star surrounded by souvenir booths, finding out what it is will mean hitching a ride to the far reaches of space aboard a UFO with a giant robot. But what else is new?From the Paperback edition.

  • DON'T PANIC: collected together in the Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy are the five titles that comprise Douglas Adams' wildly popular and wholly remarkable comedy science fiction series. This one volume ebook edition comes complete with an unhelpful introduction from the author, a bonus short story, Young Zaphod Plays It Safe, and a special undeleted scene . . .The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyOne Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be rather a lot to cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun. The Galaxy may offer a mind-boggling variety of ways to be blown up and/or insulted, but it's very hard to get a cup of tea. The Restaurant at the End of the UniverseWhen all questions of space, time, matter and the nature of being have been resolved, only one question remains - 'Where shall we have dinner?' The Restaurant at the End of the Universe provides the ultimate gastronomic experience, and for once there is no morning after to worry about.Life, the Universe and EverythingFollowing a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. An eddy in the space-time continuum lands him, Ford Prefect, and their flying sofa in the middle of the cricket ground at Lord's, just two days before the world is due to be destroyed by the Vogons. Escaping the end of the world for a second time, Arthur, Ford, and their old friend Slartibartfast embark (reluctantly) on a mission to save the whole galaxy from fanatical robots. Not bad for a man in his dressing gown.So Long, and Thanks for All the FishThere is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It's not an easy thing to do, and Arthur Dent thinks he's the only human who's been able to master this nifty little trick - until he meets Fenchurch, the woman of his dreams. Fenchurch once realised how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately, she's forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God's Final Message to His Creation, they go in search of it. And, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it . . .Mostly HarmlessArthur Dent has settled down on the small planet Lamuella and has embraced his role as a Sandwich Maker. However, his plans for a quiet life are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter. There's nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away, Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe. After all - he's encountered most of them before.This publishing phenomenon began as a radio drama and now exists in a number of wildly contradictory versions (including a TV series, a movie and a towel) - this version, produced by Douglas Adams' original publisher, is, at least, definitively inaccurate.

  • The first complete introduction to health monitoring, encapsulating both technical information and practical case studies spanning the breadth of the subject. Written by a highly-respected figure in structural health monitoring, this book provides readers with the technical skills and practical understanding required to solve new problems encountered in the emerging field of health monitoring. The book presents a suite of methods and applications in loads identification (usage monitoring), in-situ damage identification (diagnostics), and damage and performance prediction (prognostics). Concepts in modelling, measurements, and data analysis are applied through real-world case studies to identify loading, assess damage, and predict the performance of structural components, as well as examine engine components, automotive accessories, aircraft parts, spacecraft components, civil structures and defence system components. In particular the book: provides the reader with a fundamental and practical understanding of the material; discusses models demonstrating the physical basis for health monitoring techniques; gives a detailed review of the best practices in dynamic measurements including sensing; presents numerous data analysis techniques using model- and signal-based methods; discusses case studies involving real-world applications of health monitoring; offers end-of-chapter problems to enhance the study of the topic for students and instructors; and includes an accompanying website with MATLAB programs providing hands-on training to readers for writing health monitoring model simulation and data analysis algorithms.  Health Monitoring of Structural Materials and Components is an excellent introductory text for newcomers to the subject as well as an excellent study tool for students and lecturers. Practitioners and researchers, those with a greater understanding and application of the technical skills involved, will also find this essential reading as a reference text to address current and future challenges in this field. The wide variety of case studies will appeal to a broad spectrum of engineers in the aerospace, civil, mechanical, machinery and defence communities.

  • Pourquoi le tristement anonyme Arthur Dent se promène-t-il outrageusement affublé d'un sac en peau de lapin, un os dans le nez, au beau milieu d'une finale de cricket ? Et que fait Marvin, l'androïde dépressif, à asséner ses considérations suicidaires aux improbables habitants des marécages de Squornshellous Zeta ?
    Pas de panique !
    Car l'inénarrable, l'irremplaçable Guide du voyageur galactique saura une fois encore tirer d'affaire nos malheureux astro-stoppeurs égarés ; et peut-être, privilège suprême, leur révélera-t-il enfin le Grand Mystère de La Vie, de l'Univers et du Reste !

  • Plus bas que Terre !
    Ayant - plus ou moins - survécu à son édifiante promenade cosmico-temporelle, le pauvre Arthur Dent savoure l'indicible plaisir de fouler à nouveau le sol de sa planète natale.
    Une planète jadis détruite par les terribles Vogons, sous le prétexte fallacieux de laisser passer une autoroute intergalactique...
    Pas de panique !
    Car l'universellement exhaustif Guide galactique saura sans doute répondre à cet étrange paradoxe. Et peut-être élucidera-t-il un mystère plus angoissant encore : pourquoi les dauphins ont-ils disparu, laissant pour ultime message un laconique Salut, et encore merci pour le poisson ?

  • Pauvre Arthur Dent !
    Apprendre qu'on est devenu père sans avoir... enfin rien fait pour ça, voilà de quoi ébranler le flegme le plus involontaire de toute la Galaxie ! Suffisamment, en tout cas, pour aller se saouler sur une lointaine planète, dans un modeste bar tenu par une légende - toujours ! - vivante du rock'n roll...
    Pas de panique !
    Car l'imprévisible Guide du voyageur galactique, décidément irremplaçable, dévoilera enfin tous les mystères d'une odyssée digne des plus belles pages de Marx - Groucho Marx - ; entre autres, les raisons de la destruction approximative de la Terre, cette petite planète honteusement qualifiée de globalement inoffensive.

  • Arthur Dent in njegova druscina so namenjeni na prigrizek v Restavracijo ob koncu Vesolja, a pot do tja ni nic kaj enostavna, saj se soocijo z groznjo, da bo njihovo vesoljsko ladjo Zlato srce unicila vogonska ladja. Do nadaljnjega so zato primorani odloziti vecerjo, po seriji nenavadnih peripetij slednjic le prispejo v restavracijo, ki ponuja ultimativno gastronomsko izkusnjo, druzbo vseh vesoljskih ras in velicasten razgled na konec Vesolja.

  • Tretja knjiga kultne serije Stoparski vodnik po Galaksiji v odlicnem prevodu Alojza Kodreta.
    Nesrecni prebivalci planeta Krikkit so navelicani nocnega neba nad svojimi glavami, zato se odlocijo, da ga bodo unicili. Nocno nebo nad njihovimi glavami je seveda Vesolje. Od vsega vesoljskega zivlja se le pet posameznikov zoperstavi nacrtu unicevalskih robotov s Krikkita. Ob Arthurju Dentu se te pomembne, a nehvalezne naloge loti se njegova pisana druscina: Ford Prefect, Slartibartfast, Zaphod Beeblebrox in Trillian.

  • Cetrta knjiga kultne serije Stoparski vodnik po Galaksiji v odlicnem prevodu Alojza Kodreta.
    Knjiga vkljucuje vse, kar ste hoteli vedeti o prvih treh knjigah, a si niste drznili vprasati. Na koncu knjige O Zivljenju, Vesolju in sploh Vsem Arthur Dent izve za naslov, na katerem se nahaja Poslednje bozje sporocilo stvarstvu. A zal pozabi ta pomemben podatek. Ko se znajde na planetu, ki bi lahko bila Zemlja, sreca dekle svojih sanj in se ima z njo prav v redu, a ju tare kar nekaj vprasanj, na katera si zelita odgovoriti, med drugimi, kam so izginili vsi delfini in kje se nahaja Poslednje bozje sporocilo.

  • Peta knjiga kultne serije Stoparski vodnik po Galaksiji v odlicnem prevodu Alojza Kodreta.
    Prav lahko je ostati brez poguma, ce tvoj domaci planet unicijo ob izgradnji hiperprostorske obvoznice, ce dekle, ki ga ljubis, izgine v nerazumljivem nesporazumu o naravi prostor-casa, ce vesoljska ladja, na kateri potujes, strmoglavi in zgori na oddaljenem planetu in ce je vse, na kar se lahko zaneses, skromno znanje priprave sendvicev. Kakor koli ze, namesto da bi Arthur Dent izgubil vso voljo, ki mu je se ostala, naredi posastno napako in zacne vsaj malo uzivati zivljenje. Takoj izbruhne katastrofa.

  • La cuisine anglaise est exécrable. Moins abominable, cependant, que la poésie des Vogons, un peuple fier, ombrageux, et éminemment irritable. D'ailleurs, les Vogons ont fait sauter la planète Terre, soi-disant par erreur. Pas de panique !
    Grâce au fabuleux Guide galactique, le pauvre Arthur Accroc, ex-citoyen britannique désormais apatride et passablement désemparé devant tant d'inconvenance, pourra affronter sans crainte les improbables méandres d'un univers en folie. Rien ne l'empêchera, pas même un ascenseur dépressif, d'arriver à temps pour déguster le Plat du jour au Dernier Restaurant avant la Fin du Monde.

  • "Comment garder tout son flegme quand on apprend dans la même journée : que sa maison va être abattue dans la minute pour laisser place à une déviation d'autoroute ; que la Terre va être détruite d'ici deux minutes, se trouvant, coïncidence malheureuse, sur le tracé d'une future voie express intergalactique ; que son meilleur ami, certes délicieusement décalé, est en fait un astrostoppeur natif de Bételgeuse, et s'apprête à vous entraîner aux confins de la galaxie ?
    Pas de panique !
    Car Arthur Dent, un Anglais extraordinairement moyen, pourra compter sur le fabuleux Guide du voyageur galactique pour l'accompagner dans ses extraordinaires dérapages spatiaux moyennement contrôlés."

  • Prva knjiga kultne serije Stoparski vodnik po Galaksiji v odlicnem prevodu Alojza Kodreta. Nekega cetrtka v casu kosila je Zemlja unicena zaradi gradnje hiperprostorske obvoznice. Arthurju Dentu, ki se je moral ze navsezgodaj soociti z rusenjem svoje hise, ni nobeno od teh dejstev prav nic po godu. Nekaj sekund pred unicenjem Zemlje ga resi njegov prijatelj Ford Prefect, Nezemljan pod krinko, ki se predstavlja kot brezposeln igralec. Dinamicni par tako zacne svojo galakticno odisejado, na kateri prav kmalu sreca Zaphoda Beeblebroxa, Trillian ter depresivnega robota Marvina.

  • What do a dead cat, a computer whiz-kid, an Electric Monk who believes the world is pink, quantum mechanics, a Chronologist over 200 years old, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poet), and pizza have in common? Apparently not much; until Dirk Gently, self-styled private investigator, sets out to prove the fundamental interconnectedness of all things by solving a mysterious murder, assisting a mysterious professor, unravelling a mysterious mystery, and eating a lot of pizza – not to mention saving the entire human race from extinction along the way (at no extra charge). To find out more, read this book (better still, buy it, then read it) – or contact Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. ‘A thumping good detective-ghost-horror-whodunnit-time travel-romantic-musical-comedy epic.’ The author

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