• Churchill

    Andrew Roberts

    • Perrin
    • 27 Août 2020

    La meilleure biographie de Churchill, abondée de documents inédits.De Churchill, croit-on, tout a été dit - en premier lieu par lui-même. Et pourtant, Andrew Roberts est parvenu à exhumer des articles de presse, des correspondances privées, des journaux intimes - le moindre n'étant pas celui du roi Georges VI, jusque-là sous clé - qui ne figurent dans aucune des mille biographies environ déjà consacrées à ce personnage essentiel de la Grande-Bretagne et du XXe siècle. Tout cela lui permet de proposer un récit extrêmement enlevé, fondé sur une abondance de citations désormais " classiques ", mais également souvent peu connues voire inédites qui apportent une éclairage parfois convergent, parfois contrasté sur l'homme Churchill. Démêlant le vrai du faux, tordant le cou aux nombreux mythes voire aux calomnies qui lui collent à la peau, mais relevant les critiques justifiées dont il est loin d'être exempt, Roberts brosse avec maestria le portrait de ce " Vieux Lion " dont toute la vie avant 1940 n'a fait que préparer le grand oeuvre que demeurent ses années de guerre.
    Il livre là ce qui est sans doute la meilleure biographie de ce géant de l'histoire.

  • Réunies ici pour la première fois, voici les trois mini-séries créées par Blizzard pour étendre et enrichir l'univers de World of Warcraft. Ces dix nouvelles histoires présentent les principaux thèmes et personnages des trois dernières extensions (Warlords of Draenor, Legion et Battle for Azeroth). Vous y retrouverez les personnages cultes Jaina Portvaillant, Magni Barbe-de-Bronze, Gul'dan et bien d'autres !

  • Progress in Physical Organic Chemistry is dedicated to reviewing the latest investigations into organic chemistry that use quantitative and mathematical methods. These reviews help readers understand the importance of individual discoveries and what they mean to the field as a whole. Moreover, the authors, leading experts in their fields, offer unique and thought-provoking perspectives on the current state of the science and its future directions. With so many new findings published in a broad range of journals, Progress in Physical Organic Chemistry fills the need for a central resource that presents, analyzes, and contextualizes the major advances in the field. The articles published in Progress in Physical Organic Chemistry are not only of interest to scientists working in physical organic chemistry, but also scientists working in the many subdisciplines of chemistry in which physical organic chemistry approaches are now applied, such as biochemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, and materials and polymer science. Among the topics explored in this series are reaction mechanisms; reactive intermediates; combinatorial strategies; novel structures; spectroscopy; chemistry at interfaces; stereochemistry; conformational analysis; quantum chemical studies; structure-reactivity relationships; solvent, isotope and solid-state effects; long-lived charged, sextet or open-shell species; magnetic, non-linear optical and conducting molecules; and molecular recognition.

  • This book provides unique insights into the issues that drive modified dosing regimens for antibiotics in the critically ill. Leading international authors provide their commentary alongside a summary of existing evidence on how to effectively dose antibiotics. Severe infection frequently necessitates admission to the intensive care unit (ICU). Equally, nosocomial sepsis often complicates the clinical course in ICU.  Early, appropriate application of antibiotic therapy remains a cornerstone of effective management. However, this is challenging in the critical care environment, given the significant changes in patient physiology and organ function frequently encountered. Being cognisant of these factors, prescribers need to consider modified dosing regimens, not only to ensure adequate drug exposure, and therefore the greatest chance of clinical cure, but also to avoid encouraging drug resistance.

  • Unlike other human senses, the exact mechanisms that lead to our perception of flavor have not yet been elucidated. It is recognised that the process involves a wide range of stimuli, which are thought likely to interact in a complex way, but, since the chemical compounds and physical structures that activate the flavor sensors change as the food is eaten, measurements of the changes in stimuli with time are essential to an understanding of the relationship between stimuli and perception.
    It is clear that we need to consider the whole process - the release of flavor chemicals in the mouth, the transport processes to the receptors, the specificity and characteristics of the receptors, the transduction mechanisms and the subsequent processing of signals locally and at higher centres in the brain.
    This book provides a state-of-the-art review of our current understanding of the key stages of flavor perception for those working in the flavor field, whether in the academic or industrial sector. In particular, it is directed at food scientists and technologists, ingredients suppliers and sensory scientists.

  • Food flavour technology is of key importance for the food industry. Increasingly, food products must comply with legal requirements and conform to consumer demands for "natural" products, but the simple fact is that, if foods do not taste good, they will not be consumed and any nutritional benefit will be lost.  There is therefore keen interest throughout the world in the production, utilisation and analysis of flavours.  The second edition of this successful book offers a broad introduction to the formulation, origins, analysis and performance of food flavours, updating the original chapters and adding valuable new material that introduces some of the newer methodologies and recent advances. The creation of flavourings is the starting point for the book, outlining the methodology and constraints faced by flavourists.  Further constraints are considered in a chapter dealing with international legislation. The origins of flavours are described in three chapters covering thermal generation, biogeneration and natural sources, keeping in mind the adjustments that manufacturers have had to make to their raw materials and processes to meet the demand for natural products whilst complying with cost issues. Delivery of flavours using encapsulation or through an understanding of the properties of the food matrix is described in the next two chapters, and this section is followed by chapters describing the different ways to analyse flavours using instrumental, modelling and sensory techniques. The book is aimed at food scientists and technologists, ingredients suppliers, quality assurance personnel, analytical chemists and biotechnologists.

  • Progress in Physical Organic Chemistry is dedicated to reviewing the latest investigations into organic chemistry that use quantitative and mathematical methods. These reviews help readers understand the importance of individual discoveries and what they mean to the field as a whole. Moreover, the authors, leading experts in their fields, offer unique and thought-provoking perspectives on the current state of the science and its future directions. With so many new findings published in a broad range of journals, Progress in Physical Organic Chemistry fills the need for a central resource that presents, analyzes, and contextualizes the major advances in the field. The articles published in Progress in Physical Organic Chemistry are not only of interest to scientists working in physical organic chemistry, but also scientists working in the many subdisciplines of chemistry in which physical organic chemistry approaches are now applied, such as biochemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, and materials and polymer science. Among the topics explored in this series are reaction mechanisms; reactive intermediates; combinatorial strategies; novel structures; spectroscopy; chemistry at interfaces; stereochemistry; conformational analysis; quantum chemical studies; structure-reactivity relationships; solvent, isotope and solid-state effects; long-lived charged, sextet or open-shell species; magnetic, non-linear optical and conducting molecules; and molecular recognition.

  • The analytical toxicologist may be required to detect, identify, and in many cases measure a wide variety of compounds in samples from almost any part of the body or in related materials such as residues in syringes or in soil. This book gives principles and practical information on the analysis of drugs and poisons in biological specimens, particularly clinical and forensic specimens. After providing some background information the book covers aspects of sample collection, transport, storage and disposal, and sample preparation. Analytical techniques - colour tests and spectrophotometry, chromatography and electro­phoresis, mass spectrometry, and immunoassay - are covered in depth, and a chapter is devoted to the analysis of trace elements and toxic metals. General aspects of method implementation/validation and laboratory operation are detailed, as is the role of the toxicology laboratory in validating and monitoring the performance of point of care testing (POCT) devices. The book concludes with reviews of xenobiotic absorption, distribution and metabolism, pharmacokinetics, and general aspects of the interpretation of analytical toxicology results. A clearly written, practical, integrated approach to the basics of analytical toxicology. Focuses on analytical, statistical and pharmacokinetic principles rather than detailed applications. Assumes only a basic knowledge of analytical chemistry. An accompanying website provides additional material and links to related sites. Written by an experienced team of authors,Fundamentals of Analytical Toxicology is an invaluable resource for those starting out in a career in analytical toxicology across a wide range of disciplines including clinical and forensic science, food safety, and pharmaceutical development.  Praise from the reviews:
    "This is an ambitious effort to describe in detail the many and varied aspects of the science of toxicological analysis. The 17 chapters cover every foreseeable aspect, from specimen collection through analytical techniques and quality control to pharmacological principles and interpretation of results. The authors bring together a great deal of experience in the field and have succeeded admirably in achieving their goal: "to give principles and practical information on the analysis of drugs, poisons and other relevant analytes in biological specimens...". The book is very readable and quite up-to-date, and contains many illustrative figures, charts and tables. Both the student and the practicing professional would do well to study this material carefully, as there is something here for every conceivable level of interest."   Review from Randall Baselt "This text comes highly recommended for any analytical toxicology trainee." The Bulletin of the Royal College of Pathologists "Overall, this book provides a comprehensive, thorough, clear, up to date and practical treatment of analytical toxicology at a high standard.  Understanding of the text is enhanced by the use of many illustrations.  Specifications, guidelines, and methods are highlighted in grey background "Boxes".  The many and up to date literature references in each chapter demonstrate the authors' thorough work and permit easy access to deeper information.  Therefore this book can be highly recommended as a valuable source of knowledge in analytical toxicology both as an introduction and for the advanced reader."  GTFCh Bulletin "Toxichem + Krimtech", May 2008 (translated, original review in German) "Many toxicologists will add this important reference to their libraries because it competently fills a need ..." International Journal of Toxicology

  • The heart and lung are intricately linked. When the heart is affected by disease, the lungs will often show some related pathological or clinical conditions and vice versa. Pulmonary heart disease is by definition a condition when the lungs cause the heart to fail. The left ventricle in combination with the other structures in the "left heart" pumps blood throughout the body. The right ventricle (and structures of the "right heart") pumps blood to the lungs where it is oxygenated and returned to the left heart for distribution. In normal circumstances, the right heart pumps blood into the lungs without any resistance. The lungs usually have minimal pressure and the right heart easily pumps blood through. However when there is lung disease present, like emphysema, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) or pulmonary hypertension- the small blood vessels become very stiff and rigid. The right ventricle is no longer able to push blood into the lungs and eventually fails. This is known as pulmonary heart disease. Pulmonary heart disease is also known as right heart failure or cor pulmonale. The chief cause of right heart failure is the increase in blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary artery).

  • Reconstructive Colorectal and Anal Surgery presents a didactic discussion of complex colonic, rectal, anal, and perineal problems which require reoperative surgery. The book provides a very practical description of the management towards these problems including preoperative investigation, postoperative follow-up and detailed operative approach. The text is aimed at being relatively didactic with an algorithm approach to these complicated cases using operative photographs and composite explanatory line drawings which are complemented by `how-to' guides in all cases describing the operative technical tips and pitfalls from experienced world-renowned commentators. Given the rapid change in techniques over the last 10 years newer procedures will be incorporated.
    This book will be essential reading for all colorectal surgeons and trainees, general surgeons and trainees, gynecologists as well as specialist nurses in the OR room.

  • In this comprehensive account of censorship of the visual arts in nineteenth-century Europe, when imagery was accessible to the illiterate in ways that print was not, specialists in the history of the major European countries trace the use of censorship by the authorities to implement their fears of the visual arts, from caricature to cinema.

  • How do leading Democratic Party figures strive to communicate with and influence their audience? Why have some proven more successful than others in advancing their ideological arguments? How do orators seek to connect with different audiences in different settings such as the Senate, conventions and through the media? This thoroughly researched and highly readable collection comprehensively evaluates these questions as well as providing an extensive interrogation of the political and intellectual significance of oratory and rhetoric in the Democratic Party. Using the Aristotelian modes of persuasion ethos, pathos and logos it draws out commonalties and differences in how the rhetoric of Democratic Party politics has shifted since the 1960s. More broadly it evaluates the impact of leading orators upon American politics and argues that effective oratory remains a vital party of American political discourse.

  • This state-of-the-art, comprehensive Handbook is the first of its kind to fully explore the interconnections between social justice and education for citizenship on an international scale. 
    Various educational policies and practices are predicated on notions of social justice, yet each of these are explicitly or implicitly shaped by, and in turn themselves shape, particular notions of citizenship/education for citizenship. Showcasing current research and theories from a diverse range of perspectives and including chapters from internationally renowned scholars, this Handbook seeks to examine the philosophical, psychological, social, political, and cultural backgrounds, factors and contexts that are constitutive of contemporary research on education for citizenship and social justice and aims to analyse the transformative role of education regarding social justice issues. Split into two sections, the first contains chapters that explore central issues relating to social justice and their interconnections to education for citizenship whilst the second contains chapters that explore issues of education for citizenship and social justice within the contexts of particular nations from around the world.
    Global in its perspective and definitive in content, this one-stop volume will be an indispensable reference resource for a wide range of academics, students and researchers in the fields of Education, Sociology, Social Policy, Citizenship Studies and Political Science. 

  • Spinal problems are one of the most common presentations confronting general practitioners. GPs see over 5 million patients per year in relation to back pain alone. It is one of the most common causes of absence from work and has an estimated treatment cost of £12 billion. Written by a multidisciplinary team of authors, including doctors, physiotherapists, and osteopaths, the ABC of Spinal Disorders is uniquely placed to address the causes and management of the different spinal conditions presenting in general practice. Providing practical guidance and advice on diagnosis, treatment, and when to refer the patient for further help, it is ideal for general practitioners, junior doctors, Foundation doctors, and all allied health professionals.

  • Principles of Human Evolution presents an in-depth introduction to paleoanthropology and the study of human evolution. Focusing on the fundamentals of evolutionary theory and how these apply to ecological, molecular genetic, paleontological and archeological approaches to important questions in the field, this timely textbook will help students gain a perspective on human evolution in the context of modern biological thinking.
    The second edition of this successful text features the addition of Robert Foley, a leading researcher in Human Evolutionary Studies, to the writing team. Strong emphasis on evolutionary theory, ecology and behavior and scores of new examples reflect the latest evolutionary theories and recent archaeological finds. More than a simple update, the new edition is organized by issue rather than chronology, integrating behavior, adaptation and anatomy. A new design and new figure references make this edition more accessible for students and instructors.
    New author, Robert Foley leading figure in Human Evolutionary Studies joins the writing team.
    Dedicated website www.blackwellpublishing.com/lewin provides study resources and artwork downloadable for Powerpoint presentations.
    Beyond the Facts boxes explore key scientific debates in greater depth.
    Margin Comments indicate the key points in each section.
    Key Questions review and test students knowledge of central chapter concepts and help focus the way a student approaches reading the text.
    New emphasis on ecological and behavioral evolution in keeping with modern research.
    Fully up to date with recent fossil finds and interpretations; integration of genetic and paleoanthropological approaches.

  • Process machines are critical to the profitability of processes. Safe, efficient and reliable machines are required to maintain dependable manufacturing processes that can create saleable, on-spec product on time, and at the desired production rate. As the wards of process machinery, we wish to keep our equipment in serviceable condition. One of the most challenging aspects of a machinery professional or operator's job is deciding whether an operating machine should be shut down due to a perceived problem or be allowed to keep operating. If he or she wrongly recommends a repair be conducted, the remaining useful machine life is wasted, but if he or she is right, they can save the organization from severe consequences, such as product releases, fires, costly secondary machine damage, etc. This economic balancing act is at the heart of all machinery assessments. Troubleshooting is part science and part art. Simple troubleshooting tables or decision trees are rarely effective in solving complex, real-world machine problems. For this reason, the authors want to offer a novel way to attack machinery issues that can adversely affect the reliability and efficiency of your plant processes. The methodology presented in this book is not a rigid "cook book" approach but rather a flexible and dynamic process aimed at exploring process plant machines holistically, in order uncover the true nature the problem at hand.

  • The importance of communication for organizations has been an ongoing concern since management was first theorized. Yet language has tended to be viewed as simply a medium of communication - without language per se being theoretically problematized. This book enables a more critical exploration of the major theoretical positions on language and organization, explaining why language warrants a more central and considered place in organization studies.

    Language and Organization explains how various perspectives on the relationship between language and organization can be represented and explored. Concerned with issues such as power, knowledge and organizational discourse, this book will provide essential new links for a proper conceptualisation and understanding of organizations.

  • On entend souvent dire que la communication est la clé des relations interpersonnelles heureuses et saines. Certes, plusieurs études en ont démontré les effets positifs, mais saviez-vous qu'une communication adéquate peut aussi avoir des conséquences bénéfiques sur votre cerveau et sur celui de vos interlocuteurs ?Voilà la thèse que les auteurs Andrew Newberg et Mark Waldman proposent dans ce nouveau livre, où ils enseignent la communication de compassion, c'est-à-dire l'art d'être conscient de notre manière de nous exprimer et de ses effets sur le cerveau. Lorsqu'on parle à quelqu'un, on a très rarement conscience de notre débit, de notre ton, du volume de notre voix, du choix de nos mots, de nos expressions faciales et de notre posture. Pourtant, ces aspects influencent grandement l'humeur, les perceptions et les réactions de nos interlocuteurs. Par exemple, nous ne soupçonnons pas tous les effets qu'un sourire provoque dans le cerveau des gens qui le voient, ni les réactions hormonales déclenchées chez nos interlocuteurs par la simple formulation du mot " oui " sur nos lèvres.Ce livre vous propose une multitude d'exercices à faire en couple, avec vos enfants ou au travail pour vous faire prendre conscience des réactions d'autrui face à votre manière de vous exprimer. Vous serez amené, par exemple, à marquer des pauses de plusieurs secondes entre les mots, à parler sans émotion, ou à respirer profondément avant de commencer une phrase. Au terme de votre lecture, vous verrez la communication d'un autre oeil... et votre cerveau aussi !

  • Une famille pour le Dr Costa, Alison RobertsDepuis la trahison de celle dont il se croyait aimé, le pédiatre, Toni Costa, a rayé les femmes de sa vie. Jusqu'au jour où il s'enflamme pour Philippa Murdoch qui vient le consulter pour sa jeune soeur Alice. Conquis, subjugué, Toni n'a aucune envie de lutter contre une attirance qui semble partagée, et il se prend à rêver. C'est alors qu'il découvre que Philippa lui a menti...Un médecin trop séduisant, Amy AndrewsParce que sa soeur, Abby, est morte pour avoir fait confiance à un charlatan sans scrupule, Madeline Harrington se méfie de tout ce qui a trait aux médecines alternatives. Aussi déteste-t-elle d'emblée Marcus Hunt, un naturopathe, nouvellement associé au cabinet médical familial. Mais, bientôt, le connaissant mieux, elle doit se forcer pour ne pas lui concéder certaines qualités... et une infinie séduction.

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