De la peste noire au coronavirus, tout ce qu'il faut savoir sur les 50 pandémies les plus virulentes.
Quels sont les trois plus grands tueurs de l'histoire de l'humanité ? La guerre ? La famine ? Les catastrophes naturelles ? Non, il s'agit de la grippe, de la peste et du sida. Aujourd'hui, notre monde moderne favorise la prolifération des maladies, voire l'émergence de nouvelles maladies comme Ebola ou encore la réapparition de vieilles maladies telle la dengue. Voici un livre simple et concis qui présente 50 maladies infectieuses parmi les plus virulentes. Le lecteur y trouvera des informations sur l'histoire de chaque maladie, sa répartition dans le monde, les troubles qu'elle provoque, les traitements possibles et quelques conseils pratiques.
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The brutal murder of the Reverend George Parker in the rural village of Oddingley on Midsummer's Day in 1806 - shot and beaten to death, his body set on fire and left smouldering in his own glebe field - gripped everyone from the Home Secretary in London to newspapermen across the country. It was a strange and stubborn case. The investigation lasted twenty-four years and involved inquests, judges and coroners, each more determined than the last to solve Oddingley's most gruesome crime - or crimes, as it turned out. With a cast of characters straight out of Hardy, Damn His Blood is a nail-biting true story of brutality, greed and ruthlessness which brings an elusive society vividly back to life.
**Book of the Week on Radio 4**'Gripping' The Times'Exhilarating' Sunday TimesIn an age when a storm was evidence of God's wrath, pioneering meteorologists had to fight against convention and religious dogma to realise their ambitions. But buoyed by the achievements of the Enlightenment, a generation of mavericks set out to unlock the secrets of the atmosphere. Meet Luke Howard, the first to classify the clouds, Francis Beaufort, quantifier of the winds, James Glaisher, explorer of the upper atmosphere by way of a hot air balloon, Samuel Morse, whose electric telegraph gave scientists the means by which to transmit weather warnings, and at the centre of it all Admiral Robert FitzRoy: master sailor, scientific pioneer and founder of the Met Office.
Peter Moore's exhilarating account navigates treacherous seas, rough winds and uncovers the obsession that drove these men to great invention and greater understanding.
Dali ! Son nom devrait s'écrire avec un point d'exclamation. Tout en lui était immense : son humour, sa comédie, ses excès, son talent, sa vie. C'est ainsi que nous le montre, dans ces souvenirs inédits, le capitaine Moore, qui a été son ami et son homme de confiance pendant plus de vingt-cinq ans. De Cadaqués à New York, de l'hôtel Meurice de Paris au Palace de Madrid, en compagnie de Luis Buñuel comme de Marie Laure de Noailles ou d'Amanda Lear - et toujours avec Gala, sa muse, sa protectrice et sa louve -, voici les secrets avoués et inavouables d'un des plus grands peintres du XXe siècle. Préface de Catherine Moore.
Knowledge of the microscopic structure of biological systems is the key to understanding their physiological properties. Most of what we now know about this subject has been generated by techniques that produce images of the materials of interest, one way or another, and there is every reason to believe that the impact of these techniques on the biological sciences will be every bit as important in the future as they are today. Thus the 21st century biologist needs to understand how microscopic imaging techniques work, as it is likely that sooner or later he or she will have to use one or another of them, or will otherwise become dependent on the information that they provide.
The objective of this textbook is to introduce its readers to the many techniques now available for imaging biological materials, e.g. crystallography, optical microscopy and electron microscopy, at a level that will enable them to use them effectively to do research. Since all of these experimental methods are best understood in terms of Fourier transformations, this book explains the relevant concepts from this branch of mathematics, and then illustrates their elegance and power by applying them to each of the techniques presented.
The book is derived from a one-term course in structural biology that the author gave for many years at Yale. It is intended for students interested either in doing structural research themselves, or in exploiting structural information produced by others. Over the years, the course was taken successfully by advanced undergraduates and by graduate students. Scientists interested in entering the structural biology field later in their careers may also find it useful.
12-21 vous offre les premiers chapitres de dix romans policiers et thrillers, par les auteurs stars du catalogue : - À quelques secondes près, Harlan Coben - Le Temple noir, E. Giacometti et J. Ravenne - Purgatoire des innocents, Karine Giebel - Le dragon du Trocadéro, Claude Izner - Des enfants trop parfaits, Peter James - Nous étions les hommes, Gilles Legardinier - Les larmes de Pancrace, Mallock - La femme sans tête, Viviane Moore - Le complot des immortels, James Rollins - Puzzle, Franck Thilliez
This is a unique question-and-answer book for surgical residents and trainees, concentrating on the growing subspecialty of surgery in critical care and emergency surgery. This book covers all surgical aspects of critical care and acute or emergency surgery, making it an ideal learning and review text for surgical trainees and those professionals specializing in these fields.
The latest edition of this highly successful and popular textbook has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in biogeography. It offers excellent insight into the multi-disciplinary nature of biogeography, providing the student with a sound historical base, up-to-date factual content and a clear explanation of current controversies.
New chapter on molecular evidence for the interpretation of patterns of biogeography
New section on the biogeography of parasitic diseases
Strong use of references providing a platform for advanced students to follow further debate in the current literature
Balanced treatment of continental biogeography, island biogeography and marine biogeography
A unique question-and-answer book for surgical residents and trainees that covers all surgical aspects of critical care and acute or emergency medicine This is a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind question-and-answer text for medical professionals and apprentices concentrating on the growing subspecialty of surgery in critical care and emergency surgery. Covering all surgical aspects of critical care and acute or emergency surgery, it is an ideal learning and review text for surgical residents and trainees who care for these patients and those taking the Surgical Critical Care Board Examination. Edited by highly experienced professionals, and written in an engaging style, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery: Clinical Questions and Answers focuses exclusively on the unique problems and complexity of illnesses of the critically ill and injured surgical patient, and covers the specialist daily care such patients require. It reflects the latest advances in medical knowledge and technology, and includes fully revised and updated questions throughout, with additional topics addressed in a new companion website. Unique question-and-answer book on the growing specialty of critical care and acute surgery Ideal for US boards candidates Covers trauma and burns as well as critical care 8 page full-color insert showing high quality surgical photos to aid study Supplementary website including additional questions Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery, Second Edition is an excellent resource for medical students, residents, fellows, and surgeons, as well as those in non-surgical specialties.
Praise for Handbook of Global and Multicultural Negotiation "In today's globalized world, few competencies are as essential as the ability to negotiate across cultures. In this insightful and practical book, Chris Moore and Peter Woodrow draw on their extensive global experience to help us understand the intricacies of seeking to reach intercultural agreements and show us how to get to a wise yes. I recommend it highly!" William Ury coauthor, Getting to Yes, and author, The Power of a Positive No "Rich in the experience of the authors and the lessons they share, we learn that culture is more than our clothing, rituals, and food. It is the way we arrange time, space, language, manners, and meaning. This book teaches us to understand our own culture so we are open to the other and gives us practical strategies to coordinate our cultural approaches to negotiations and reach sustainable agreements." Meg Taylor compliance advisor/ombudsman of the World Bank Group and former ambassador of Papua New Guinea to the United States of America and Mexico "In a globalized multicultural world, everyone from the president of the United States to the leaders of the Taliban, from the CEO of Mittal Steel to the steelworkers in South Africa, needs to read this book. Chris Moore and Peter Woodrow have used their global experience and invented the definitive tool for communication in the twenty-first century!" Vasu Gounden founder and executive director, ACCORD, South Africa "Filled with practical advice and informed by sound research, the Handbook of Global and Multicultural Negotiation brings into one location an extraordinary and comprehensive set of resources for navigating conflict and negotiation in our multicultural world. More important, the authors speak from decades of experience, providing the best book on the topic to date-a gift to scholars and practitioners alike." John Paul Lederach Professor of International Peacebuilding, Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame
Through nine successful editions, and for over 45 years, Biogeography: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach has provided a thorough and comprehensive exploration of the varied scientific disciplines and research that are essential to understanding the subject. The text, noted for its clear and engaging style of writing, has been praised for its solid background in historical biogeography and basic biology, that is enhanced and illuminated by discussions of current research. This new edition incorporates the exciting changes of the recent years and presents a thoughtful exploration of the research and controversies that have transformed our understanding of the biogeography of the world. New themes and topics in this tenth edition include: Next generation genetic technologies and their use in historical biogeography, phylogeography and population genomics Biogeographical databases and biodiversity information systems, which are becoming increasingly important for biogeographical research An introduction to functional biogeography and its applications to community assembly, diversity gradients and the analysis of ecosystem functioning Updated case studies focusing on island biogeography, using the latest phylogenetic studies Biogeography: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach reveals how the patterns of life that we see today have been created by the two great Engines of the Planet: the Geological Engine, plate tectonics, which alters the conditions of life on the planet, and the Biological Engine, evolution, which responds to these changes by creating new forms and patterns of life.