Tandis que les cinq X-Men des origines sont partis dans l'espace, Emma Frost, Havok, Bastion et Miss Sinistre mettent en oeuvre leur diabolique projet Mothervine. De leur côté, Jimmy Hudson et Bloodstorm sont confrontés à une Polaris manipulée par Malice. L'absence de l'équipe mutante laisse aussi la voie libre à Magnéto qui se prépare à combattre ses ennemis de toujours. Une rencontre qui va l'opposer à Havok et menacer l'existence de la communauté mutante tout entière. Cullen Bunn, Jorge Molina, Marcus To et Nathan Stockman continuent de nous raconter les aventures des X-Men d'hier... même quand ils ne sont pas là !
Annie May Parker a bien grandi. Comme tous les jeunes gens de son âge, elle a une identité à définir, une vie sociale à découvrir et sa vie d'adulte se profile à l'horizon. Tout serait normal... si Annie n'avait pas en plus des pouvoirs, tout comme ses parents, Peter et Mary Jane ! Ensemble, ils forment une spider-famille et ont l'habitude de patrouiller dans les rues de New York. Bienvenue sur la Terre-18119. Jody Houser (The Web of Black Widow), épaulée par Nathan Stockman (Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History) et Scott Koblish (Deadpool), nous ouvre les portes du domicile des Parker.
This new book provides an accessible and wide-ranging introduction to the main features of Chinese society. Drawing on a wealth of material, the author offers a fresh understanding of a unique society that has undergone continuous transformation and upheaval throughout the twentieth century.
Understanding Chinese Society looks in all its richness at the society with the largest population on earth. In order to explore long-term change and continuity, the book examines China from pre-revolutionary times to today's rapidly modernising society, although the focus is on recent change. Particular attention is paid to China's cultural traditions and hierarchical relationships in familial and wider social settings, and their fate in the modern world. Successive chapters investigate changes in the relations of rural and urban sectors of society; in the structure of families; in political and economic power; in cultural hegemony, education and the media; and in patterns of social inequality. A final chapter asks whether Chinese society is becoming more complex and differentiated in the course of modernisation and considers recent debates on the growth of civil society and democratisation.
This book will be indispensable for anyone studying Chinese society, Asian societies and comparative sociology.
As Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the early 1980s, David Stockman was a chief architect of the Reagan Revolution--a bold plan to cut taxes and reduce the scope and cost of government. The Triumph of Politics was Stockman’s frontline report of the miscalculations, manipulations, and political intrigues that led to its failure. A major publishing event and New York Times bestseller in its day, The Triumph of Politics is still startling relevant to the conduct of Washington politics today.
A New York Times bestsellerThe Great Deformation is a searing look at Washington's craven response to the recent myriad of financial crises and fiscal cliffs. It counters conventional wisdom with an eighty-year revisionist history of how the American state especially the Federal Reserve has fallen prey to the politics of crony capitalism and the ideologies of fiscal stimulus, monetary central planning, and financial bailouts. These forces have left the public sector teetering on the edge of political dysfunction and fiscal collapse and have caused America's private enterprise foundation to morph into a speculative casino that swindles the masses and enriches the few.Defying right- and left-wing boxes, David Stockman provides a catalogue of corrupters and defenders of sound money, fiscal rectitude, and free markets. The former includes Franklin Roosevelt, who fathered crony capitalism; Richard Nixon, who destroyed national financial discipline and the Bretton Woods gold-backed dollar; Fed chairmen Greenspan and Bernanke, who fostered our present scourge of bubble finance and addiction to debt and speculation; George W. Bush, who repudiated fiscal rectitude and ballooned the warfare state via senseless wars; and Barack Obama, who revived failed Keynesian borrow and spend" policies that have driven the national debt to perilous heights. By contrast, the book also traces a parade of statesmen who championed balanced budgets and financial market discipline including Carter Glass, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Bill Simon, Paul Volcker, Bill Clinton, and Sheila Bair.Stockman's analysis skewers Keynesian spenders and GOP tax-cutters alike, showing how they converged to bloat the welfare state, perpetuate the military-industrial complex, and deplete the revenue base even as the Fed's massive money printing allowed politicians to enjoy deficits without tears." But these policies have also fueled new financial bubbles and favored Wall Street with cheap money and rigged stock and bond markets, while crushing Main Street savers and punishing family budgets with soaring food and energy costs. The Great Deformation explains how we got here and why these warped, crony capitalist policies are an epochal threat to free market prosperity and American political democracy.
This contributed volume summarizes recent theoretical developments in plasmonics and its applications in physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, and medicine. It focuses on recent advances in several major areas of plasmonics including plasmon-enhanced spectroscopies, light scattering, many-body effects, nonlinear optics, and ultrafast dynamics. The theoretical and computational methods used in these investigations include electromagnetic calculations, density functional theory calculations, and nonequilibrium electron dynamics calculations. The book presents a comprehensive overview of these methods as well as their applications to various current problems of interest.
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