• Émo-J

    Daniel Thomas

    Qu'arrive-t-il au nouveau policier Paul ? Broches-à-Dents et ses amis ne peuvent plus rien faire de leur temps libre dans Textoville ! L'agent Paul surveille leurs moindres faits et gestes et donne des punitions pour un oui ou pour un non. Mais pourquoi tant de zèle ? Les émojis se rassemblent pour tenter de percer ce mystère...

  • Elvis Banana rêve de devenir un grand chanteur. Or, quelle chance : les auditions pour le grand concours de chant La Voua Junior commencent ! Il y a un seul problème, mais c'est un GROS problème : papa Banana est contre l'idée. Il préfère qu'Elvis devienne un banana split!Que fera l'aspirant chanteur ? Il chantera la pomme ou il fera la split ?

  • Depuis les années 80, la France interdit la gestation pour autrui (GPA) et, surtout, ne parvient pas à mener un débat apaisé sur le sujet alors que les demandes d'inscription à l'état civil français d'enfants nés de cette technique à l'étranger ne cessent d'augmenter. Les contributions réunies dans cet ouvrage tentent chacune de présenter à la fois un point de vue théorique sur la question et les solutions possibles pour l'ensemble de protagonistes (l'enfant, la mère porteuse, les parents d'intention, les médecins, les autorités françaises...). La GPA est ici saisie sous tous ses angles, historiques, politiques, philosophiques, juridiques. La théorie politique, les études féministes, la sociologie le droit, le droit comparé, l'histoire du droit sont mobilisés pour tenter, au-delà des peurs, de penser sereinement ce phénomène.

  • Cet ouvrage est une réédition numérique d'un livre paru au XXe siècle, désormais indisponible dans son format d'origine.

  • This book is an in-depth discussion of rising inequalities in the western world. It explores the extent to which rising inequalities are the mechanical consequence of changes in economic fundamentals (such as changes in technological or demographic parameters), and to what extent they are the contingent consequences of country-specific and time-specific changes in institutions.

    Both the 'fundamentalist' view and the 'institutionalist' view have some relevance. For instance, the decline of traditional manufacturing employment since the 1970s has been associated in every developed country with a rise of labor-market inequality (the inequality of labor earnings within the working-age population has gone up in all countries), which lends support to the fundamentalist view. But, on the other hand, everybody agrees that institutional differences (minimum wage, collective
    bargaining, tax and transfer policy, etc.) between Continental European countries and Anglo-Saxon countries explain why disposable income inequality trajectories have been so different in those two groups of countries during the 1980s-90s, which lends support to the institutionalist view.

    The chapters in this volume show the strength of both views. Through empirical evidence and new theoretical insights the contributors argue that institutions always play a crucial role in shaping inequalities, and sometimes preventing them, but that inequalities across age, sex, and skills often recur. From Sweden to Spain and Portugal, from Italy to Japan and the USA, the volume explores the diversity of the interplay between market forces and institutions.

  • This book is an in-depth discussion of rising inequalities in the western world. It explores the extent to which rising inequalities are the mechanical consequence of changes in economic fundamentals (such as changes in technological or demographic parameters), and to what extent they are the contingent consequences of country-specific and time-specific changes in institutions.

    Both the 'fundamentalist' view and the 'institutionalist' view have some relevance. For instance, the decline of traditional manufacturing employment since the 1970s has been associated in every developed country with a rise of labor-market inequality (the inequality of labor earnings within the working-age population has gone up in all countries), which lends support to the fundamentalist view. But, on the other hand, everybody agrees that institutional differences (minimum wage, collective
    bargaining, tax and transfer policy, etc.) between Continental European countries and Anglo-Saxon countries explain why disposable income inequality trajectories have been so different in those two groups of countries during the 1980s-90s, which lends support to the institutionalist view.

    The chapters in this volume show the strength of both views. Through empirical evidence and new theoretical insights the contributors argue that institutions always play a crucial role in shaping inequalities, and sometimes preventing them, but that inequalities across age, sex, and skills often recur. From Sweden to Spain and Portugal, from Italy to Japan and the USA, the volume explores the diversity of the interplay between market forces and institutions.

  • This volume of the series Springer Briefs in Space Life Sciences explains the physics and biology of radiation in space, defines various forms of cosmic radiation and their dosimetry, and presents a range of exposure scenarios. It also discusses the effects of radiation on human health and describes the molecular mechanisms of heavy charged particles' deleterious effects in the body. Lastly, it discusses countermeasures and addresses the vital question: Are we ready for launch? Written for researchers in the space life sciences and space biomedicine, and for master's students in biology, physics, and medicine, the book will also benefit all non-experts endeavouring to understand and enter space.

  • This book, now in a revised and updated second edition, remains a unique reference on postoperative neuroimaging. It is designed as a guide that will familiarize the reader with the radiological features of various types of surgical procedures, implanted hardware, and potential complications. Specific topics covered include imaging after facial cosmetic surgery; orbital and oculoplastic surgery; sinus surgery; scalp and cranial surgery; brain tumor treatment; psychosurgery, neurodegenerative surgery, and epilepsy surgery; skull base surgery, including transsphenoidal resection; temporal bone surgery, including various ossicular prostheses; orthognathic surgery; head and neck oncologic surgery, including neck dissection and flap reconstruction; CSF diversion procedures and devices; spine surgery; and vascular and endovascular neurosurgery. The book is written by experts in the field and contains an abundance of high-quality images and concise descriptions. It will be of value for neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, and otolaryngologists wishing to deepen their knowledge of the imaging correlates of postsurgical findings and to improve their ability to interpret images correctly.

  • This book focuses on mobile learning design from both theoretical and practical perspectives. It introduces and discusses how mobile learning can be effectively integrated into curricula, highlighting the design of four key components of learning-centric pedagogy: Resource, Activity, Support and Evaluation in the context of mobile learning. It also investigates the learning theories underpinning mobile learning design, and includes case studies in different contexts. It provides practical insights that allow teachers to change and transform teaching practices using mobile technology. Anyone involved in mobile-technology enhanced learning and teaching will find this book both informative and useful.

  • This unique book, written by acknowledged experts, provides a comprehensive review of the wide spectrum of skin diseases that may affect the head and neck region and central nervous system. The clearly written, informative text is accompanied by abundant examples of radiological imaging and corresponding vivid clinical photographs. Coverage includes congenital skin lesions, neurocutaneous syndromes, benign and malignant skin tumors, vascular malformations and lesions, trauma, infectious and inflammatory processes, and post-treatment appearances. The book will be an invaluable clinical resource for both neuroradiologists and dermatologists. ?Patients with skin diseases often undergo neuroradiological imaging, and it is therefore important for neuroradiologists to be familiar with the various types of dermatological conditions and their imaging appearances.

  • This book provides a comprehensive review of the imaging features that are seen following the application of a variety of ophthalmic and orbital procedures and therapies in patients with disorders affecting the cornea, retina, lens and ocular adnexa, as well as glaucoma. A wealth of high-quality radiographic images, including CT, MRI and ultrasound, depict expected post-treatment findings and appearances in patients with complications. In addition, correlations are made with clinical photographs and photographs of implanted devices. This reference has been prepared by experts in the field and should serve as a valuable guide to both radiologists and ophthalmologists, facilitating navigation of the intricacies of the treated eye and orbit and optimization of patient management.

  • This book reviews the imaging features associated with selected classes of pharmaceuticals and drugs on brain, head and neck, and spine and explains the implications of the imaging findings for the neuroradiologist and the clinician. Some agents produce characteristic abnormalities with distinctive imaging features, while others have a spectrum of manifestations on imaging. Still further agents produce rather nonspecific changes on imaging, requiring a differential diagnosis. In this book, informative cases are depicted by rich images, with concise accompanying explanatory text that reviews the class of agent and the mechanism of action and discusses image interpretation and its significance.

  • This book makes a case for a multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach to energy research-one that brings more of the social sciences to bear. Featuring eight studies from across the spectrum of the social sciences, each applying multiple disciplines to one or more energy-related problems, the book demonstrates the strong analytical and policy-making potential of such a broadened perspective. Case studies include: energy transitions of households in developing countries, the `curse of oil', politics and visions for renewables, economics and ethics in emissions trading, and carbon capture and storage.

  • A novel explanation of how EU member states overcome their divergent preferences to reach agreement on common foreign policies, with fourteen in-depth case studies covering diplomatic and security issues, enlargement, trade, development and environmental protection.

  • This book offers a comparison of the differences between the `public' and `private' spheres, and questions the need for law enforcement to intrude upon both.  Beginning with the origins of the concept of privacy, before addressing more current thinking, the authors examine the notion of privacy and policing, using both direct (e.g. 'stop and search' methods) and technological interventions (e.g. telephone interceptions and Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras), privacy in the space of the court, looking at what restrictions are placed on press reporting, as well as considering whether the open court ensures fair trials. Particular forms of offending and privacy are also considered: anonymity for sexual offence defendants, for example, or weighing the terrorist's right to privacy against the safety and security of the general public. A timely discussion into the right to privacy in prison and during community sentences is also included, and Marshall and Thomas offer convin cing analysis on the importance of rehabilitation, giving consideration to police registers and the storage and maintenance of criminal records by the police and their possible future use. A diverse investigation into the many facets of privacy, this volume will hold broad appeal for scholars and students of terrorism, security, and human rights. 

  • For the surgeon of antiquity the liver has been an organ of mystery - and danger. Attempts to repair its wounds or remove tumors were fraught with hemorrhage and often a fatal outcome. Most forays were those to remove easily accessible tumors on the liver edge, but bleeding was a feared consequence still and surgeons wielded a plucky fortitude to take on even those. Not until the mid-20th Century were surgeons able to safely excise neoplasms that lay deep within the liver substance. Jean-Louis Lortat-Jacob achieved notoriety in his famous Paris hepatectomy of 1951 but he was not the first. That distinction may have belonged to German Professor Walther Wendel in 1910 or to Japanese surgeon Ichio Honjo who reported his operation in 1950, but in Japanese. It was not picked up by the Western surgical community until 1955.

    Names such as Hugo Rex, James Cantlie, Jean-Louis Lortat-Jacob, Tôn Th?t Tùng, Jacques Hepp, Claude Couinaud, Henri Bismuth, Thomas Starzl, Roy Calne, and a host of others highlight the extraordinary curiosity, tenacity, and skill of those surgeons who broached unknown territory to master understanding and techniques of manipulation, resection, and transplantation that were formerly considered unapproachable by the surgical world.

  • Arthur Schopenhauer verband das transzendentalphilosophische Erbe Kants gezielt mit phänomenologischen, existenzphilosophischen und hermeneutischen Elementen. Das hob ihn bereits von zeitgenssischen Philosophen ab, macht ihn aber gleichzeitig interessant für philosophische Strmungen, die ebenfalls bestrebt sind, Philosophie neu zu denken. Dieser Einfluss Schopenhauers auf die spätere Phänomenologie, Existenzphilosophie und Hermeneutik ist bisher ein Desiderat der Forschung. Der Band nimmt die Arbeit an dieser wichtigen Rezeptions- und Wirkungsgeschichte Schopenhauers auf und wirft einen neuen Blick auf seine Philosophie.

  • This text is a comprehensive reference guide for normative measurements of anatomic structures in the head and neck, including lymph nodes, temporal bone, skull base, craniocervical junction, orbit, tonsillar tissues, thyroid, and salivary glands. The aim is to assist in the accurate interpretation of imaging studies of this region, where the size of different structures is of high importance for the differentiation of normal and abnormal anatomy, taking into account patient age and gender. The book includes illustrated examples of the proper measurement techniques. Furthermore, examples of pathology with abnormal measurements are included for comparison. The Manual of Normative Measurements in Head and Neck Imaging will serve as a valuable asset for radiologists and clinicians who are involved in the evaluation of patients with head and neck disorders.

  • This book discusses the early stages of the development of nanostructures, including synthesis techniques, growth mechanisms, the physics and chemistry of nanostructured materials, various innovative characterization techniques, the need for functionalization and different functionalization methods as well as the various properties of nanostructured materials. It focuses on the applications of nanostructured materials, such as mechanical applications, nanoelectronics and microelectronic devices, nano-optics, nanophotonics and nano-optoelectronics, as well as piezoelectric, agriculture, biomedical and, environmental remediation applications, and anti-microbial and antibacterial properties. Further, it includes a chapter on nanomaterial research developments, highlighting work on the life-cycle analysis of nanostructured materials and toxicity aspects.

  • Achieving operational excellence is a challenge for the pharmaceutical industry, with many companies setting successful examples time and again. This book presents such leading practices for managing operational excellence throughout the pharmaceutical industry. Based on the St.Gallen OPEX Model the authors describe the current status of OPEX and the future challenges that have to be dealt with. The ample theoretical background is complemented hand-in-hand by case studies contributed by authors from leading pharmaceutical companies.?

  • Le numéro estival des Cahiers de lecture de L'Action nationale vous invite à « Prendre le large », à explorer à une autre vitesse et sous d'autres angles les paysages et l'histoire. Retrouvez-y des recensions du Québec à 5 km/h. Sur les sentiers et rivières des explorateurs de Nathalie Le Coz, L'âge de l'irréalité. Solitude et empaysagement au Canada français 1860-1930 de Vincent Lambert, Saint-Laurent mon amour de Monique Durand, Sur la piste du Canada errant de Jean Morisset, La pomme et l'étoile d'Étienne Beaulieu, La Maison mère d'Alexandre Soublière, Des fictions sans fiction ou le partage du réel de Robert Dion et L'art de rater sa vie de Simon Nadeau. Puis, avec deux biographies d'artisans de la Révolution tranquille, Denis Vaugeois et Guy Rocher, revivez l'envie de « Faire l'éducation ». Les autres essais recensés ouvrent quant à eux des perspectives sur plusieurs enjeux de notre temps comme la liberté d'expression, les mouvements migratoires ou le cosmopolitisme.

  • Written in a systematic and comprehensive manner, the book reports recent advances in the development of food science and technology areas. Advances in Food Science and Technology discusses many of the recent technical research accomplishments in the areas of food science and technology, such as food security as a global issue, food chemistry, frozen food and technology, as well as state-of-the-art developments concerning food production, properties, quality, trace element speciation, nanotechnology, and bionanocomposites for food packing applications. Specifically, this important book details: New innovative methods for food formulations and novel nanotechnology applications such as food packaging, enhanced barrier, active packaging, and intelligent packaging Freezing methods and equipment such as freezing by contact with cold air, cold liquid, and cold surfaces, cryogenic freezing, and a combination of freezing methods Chemical and functional properties of food components Bionanocomposites for natural food packing and natural biopolymer-based films such as polysaccharide films and protein films Regulatory aspects of food ingredients in the United States with the focus on the safety of enzyme preparations used in food

  • This extensive volume began as a short course primarily geared toward toxicologists who want to expand their understanding of toxicologic pathology in order to be better study directors while also proving to be of great interest to other drug development scientists and regulatory reviewers. The overall goal is to help non-pathologists understand, contextualize, and communicate the pathology data and interpretations from the study pathologist in a practical and usable format. Within the book, readers will find an overview of general pathology concepts that include fundamental vocabulary and the basics of pathophysiological processes, along with numerous chapters devoted to pathology in specific organ systems as well as topics such as biomarkers, correlation of clinical pathology endpoints (chemistry and hematology) with microscopic changes, and well-known pathology findings for classes of toxic substances. 
    Authoritative, practical, and comprehensive, Toxicologic Pathology for Non-Pathologists aims to help non-pathologists understand, converse in, and apply a basic understanding of pathology in their day-to-day careers.

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