• Aujourd'hui, plus personne ne lit et tout le monde veut écrire. Franck, après avoir publié un premier roman qui n'a pas connu de succès, se fait virer par son éditeur.
    Convaincu que son génie va être reconnu sous peu, il fait le tour de toutes les maisons d'édition de la place de Paris.
    Après quelques échecs humiliants, il se retrouve à devoir écrire une histoire pour une illustratrice jeunesse. La collaboration avec la jeune femme est houleuse.
    Mais Franck se console en pensant à tous les grands génies qui ont souffert avant d'être reconnus !
    Parallèlement à cette mission, il intrigue, à droite à gauche, espérant percer.
    Au risque de blesser ladite jeune illustratrice, pour laquelle il commence à avoir un tendre attachement...
    Franck Thomas est né en 1982. Il est auteur et consultant en scénario pour la télévision et le cinéma.


  • À la mort de Kim Jong-un, le monde entier espère que la perspective d'une guerre totale s'éloigne.

    Hélas, lors d'une conférence de presse, son fils de treize ans annonce qu'il a fait placer des bombes nucléaires dans toutes les grandes capitales, et l'Occident n'a que quelques jours pour se repentir.
    D'abord dubitatifs, la population et les dirigeants commencent à prendre peur.
    L'occasion pour un fan de petits trains électriques, une lieutenante de gendarmerie portée sur la boisson et un fonctionnaire de l'ONU un peu trop pépère d'être emportés dans une farce surréaliste.

  • Le sang coule lors des massacres perpétrés par les fanatiques Paladins Rouges. La jeune Nimue leur échappe de justesse, grâce à l'épée que vient de lui confier sa mère et qui fait d'elle la Sorcière Sang-de-Loup, une combattante féroce. Sa mission : remettre l'épée à Merlin pour qu'elle ne tombe pas entre les mauvaises mains. Avec Arthur, jeune homme séducteur et faux chevalier, et la dévouée Morgane, elle part en quête de l'enchanteur légendaire. Mais à la cour du roi Pendragon, le jadis redoutable Merlin n'est plus que l'ombre de lui-même... Ses pouvoirs l'ont abandonné.



  • « Ce que désire la classe des professionnels bien diplômés, c'est une méritocratie plus parfaite : un système où ceux qui ont du talent peuvent s'élever. Quand on est parvenus à la diversité et que les gens brillants de toutes races et de tous sexes ont été dûment qualifiés, cette espèce de libéral ne peut pas vraiment concevoir d'autres griefs contre le système. Les revendications des travailleurs ordinaires ne les touchent pas : les vigiles, les serveurs de fast-foods, les aides à domicile et les gardes d'enfant - dont la plupart sont des femmes et des personnes de couleur - qui n'ont pas de diplôme universitaire. »
    Ce livre analyse l'abandon par les « nouveaux démocrates » des classes populaires et des syndicats au profit des classes aisées et cultivées. Il rappelle ce que cette « économie de la connaissance » a coûté aux travailleurs manuels et aux catégories peu diplômées, condamnées à la relégation sociale et à une forme de plus en plus agressive de mépris culturel. Dépréciées par le parti qui leur servait autrefois de véhicule politique, elles sont devenues plus attentives aux thématiques identitaires de démagogues réactionnaires. Comme celui qui vit à la Maison-Blanche.





  • À la fin des années 1960, la concurrence internationale et la peur du déclassement transforment un populisme de gauche (rooseveltien, conquérant, égalitaire) en un « populisme » de droite faisant son miel de la crainte de millions d'ouvriers et d'employés d'être rattrapés par plus déshérités qu'eux. C'est alors que la question de l'insécurité resurgit. Elle va embourgeoiser l'identité de la gauche, perçue comme laxiste, efféminée, intellectuelle, et prolétariser celle de la droite, jugée plus déterminée, plus masculine, moins « naïve ».
    Cette métamorphose s'accomplit à mesure que l'inflation resurgit, que les usines ferment et que l'« élite », jadis associée aux grandes familles de l'industrie et de la banque, devient identifiée à une « nouvelle gauche » friande d'innovations sociales, sexuelles et raciales.
    Les médias conservateurs n'ont plus qu'à se déchaîner contre une oligarchie radical-chic protégée d'une insécurité qu'elle conteste avec l'insouciance de ceux que cette violence épargne. Au reste, n'est-elle pas entretenue dans ses aveuglements par une ménagerie de juges laxistes, ­d'intellectuels jargonnants et autres boucs émissaires rêvés du ressentiment populaire ?
    « Progressistes en limousine » là-bas ; « gauche caviar » chez nous.
    Extrait de la préface de Serge Halimi



  • Year on year, there continue to be dramatic changes in endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) since it was first introduced 30 years ago. Advances in technology have meant that as well as being used in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders, EUS is now one of the primary diagnostic and therapeutic modalities used in GI endoscopy.   Back and improved for a new edition, Endoscopic Ultrasonography is the market-leading book covering the topic.  Written by leading experts in the field, it provides a technical how-to approach to learning this advanced endoscopic procedure. The highly-acclaimed authors provide step-by-step guidance to the fundamentals of EUS, giving clear instructions on the instruments involved, the correct sedation procedures to follow and how EUS should be performed safely and effectively. Every chapter discusses a specific aspect of EUS as it relates to a particular gastrointestinal disorder or organ system.   Brand new to this edition are: 1)                  Seven new chapters on the hottest topics in EUS: Learning Anatomy for EUS; Elastography; Lung Cancer; Autoimmune Pancreatitis; EUS for Liver Disease; Biliary Access; Pancreatic Fluid Collection Drainage 2)                  A complete update of all previous chapters to reflect the most current clinical recommendations 3)                  A host of new color images in every chapter   Endoscopic Ultrasonography 3rd edition is the ideal tool to consult to improve EUS skills and improve patient management, and an essential purchase for all gastroenterologists and endoscopists.

  • Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is now an established technique for the diagnosis of GI disease. In addition, therapeutic indications for EUS have recently been developed and it is included in the training programs for gastroenterology. The Atlas of Endoscopic Ultrasonography provides a large collection of excellent images obtained from both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to give readers a preview of practice. It includes a DVD with video clips and searchable database of images. This package presents a first-class collection of images to give a highly integrated introduction to endoscopic ultrasonography.

  • The first handbook to explore forensic assessment from psychiatric and psychological perspectives "The editors have assembled a magnificent collaboration between psychiatrists and psychologists to bring forth critical knowledge and insight to the core competency of forensic assessment. This handbook is essential reading and a comprehensive resource for both newly minted and seasoned forensic practitioners."
    -Robert I. Simon, MD, Director, Program in Psychiatry and Law, Georgetown University School of Medicine "This long-awaited resource blows the dust off traditional standards, shakes the cobwebs out of our old ways of thinking, and shows the practical steps in producing work that will make sense to juries and withstand the most skillful cross-examination. . . . [T]here is no better resource."
    -Kenneth S. Pope, PhD, ABPP, Diplomate in Clinical Psychology; coauthor, Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling, Fourth Edition "From preparation to collection to interpretation to communication of the results, this excellent, comprehensive treasure shows how to conduct forensic assessments. Each splendid evidence-based chapter is presented from the collaboration between psychologists and psychiatrists. It is a must-have resource for forensic experts as well as general practitioners or anyone wishing to understand standard of care in forensic assessment."
    -Melba Vasquez, PhD, ABPP, 2011 American Psychological Association President The practitioner-oriented coverage in the Handbook of Forensic Assessment examines: The current state of psychology and psychiatry-including requisite clinical competencies, ethical guidelines, and considerations of multidisciplinary collaboration Various approaches to assessments in criminal and civil matters The principles of effective preparation, data collection, and interpretation, as well as communication for each special situation Topics including competence to stand trial, sexual offender evaluations, addictions, child abuse, and education Overarching practice issues, such as practice development, retention, compensation, consultation, and forensic treatment Includes sample reports that demonstrate the integrative potential of both psychology and psychiatry Incorporating a wealth of current and multidisciplinary research, the Handbook of Forensic Assessment is destined to become every mental health professional's most valuable one-stop reference for their forensic work.

  • This book is based on a graduate course and suitable as a primer for any newcomer to the field, this book is a detailed introduction to the experimental and computational methods that are used to study how solid surfaces act as catalysts.   Features include:
    First comprehensive description of modern theory of heterogeneous catalysis Basis for understanding and designing experiments in the field   Allows reader to understand catalyst design principles Introduction to important elements of energy transformation technology Test driven at Stanford University over several semesters


  • "Mais c'est horrible !"



    Voilà la phrase qui résonnera dans votre tête dix-neuf fois. Les auteurs composant ce recueil de nouvelles vous ont concocté un beau mélange d'émotions : de la compassion, de l'angoisse, de la révolte, du dégoût, de la peur, de l'incompréhension... Chacun à sa manière a su interpréter ce que peut être un "Horrible monde."



    Par effet de miroir, on se retrouve confronté à nos propres sentiments, nos propres craintes, nos propres limites... Lire "Horrible monde", c'est faire l'expérience d'autrui et de son univers dans notre chair. C'est faire face à nos propres peurs.



    Aurez-vous le courage d'affronter toutes les angoisses du monde ?

  • Want to learn how to use EUS in the treatment of pancreatic cysts?Need a refresher on how to perform EUS fine needle aspiration?This is the book for you!There have been dramatic changes since endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) was first introduced 30 years ago.

  • In recent years, the theory has become widely accepted and has been further developed, but a detailed introduction is needed in order to make the material available and accessible to a wide audience. This will be the first book providing such an introduction, covering core theory and recent developments which can be applied to many application areas. All authors of individual chapters are leading researchers on the specific topics, assuring high quality and up-to-date contents. An Introduction to Imprecise Probabilities provides a comprehensive introduction to imprecise probabilities, including theory and applications reflecting the current state if the art. Each chapter is written by experts on the respective topics, including: Sets of desirable gambles; Coherent lower (conditional) previsions; Special cases and links to literature; Decision making; Graphical models; Classification; Reliability and risk assessment; Statistical inference; Structural judgments; Aspects of implementation (including elicitation and computation); Models in finance; Game-theoretic probability; Stochastic processes (including Markov chains); Engineering applications. Essential reading for researchers in academia, research institutes and other organizations, as well as practitioners engaged in areas such as risk analysis and engineering.

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    New data have come to light through the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association Archive (hereafter, the Archive).  This information is drawn from manuscripts and video featuring one of the SF founders, Insoo Kim Berg, MSW.  Archive video examples of Ms. Berg conducting
    supervision, therapy teams, and case consultation as well as unpublished
    manuscripts written by her provide unique opportunities to illustrate specific assumptions and techniques rarely seen before. 
    The documents outline Ms. Berg's philosophy, assumptions, and techniques
    to conduct supervision, and the videos offer in vivo examples of her supervision and team/case consultation style.  Together, the Archive materials offer a rich resource for a book that both informs and illustrates SFS?.

  • This book assembles new methods showing the automotive engineer for the first time how hybrid vehicle configurations can be modeled as systems with discrete and continuous controls. These hybrid systems describe naturally and compactly the networks of embedded systems which use elements such as integrators, hysteresis, state-machines and logical rules to describe the evolution of continuous and discrete dynamics and arise inevitably when modeling hybrid electric vehicles. They can throw light on systems which may otherwise be too complex or recondite.
    Hybrid Systems, Optimal Control and Hybrid Vehicles shows the reader how to formulate and solve control problems which satisfy multiple objectives which may be arbitrary and complex with contradictory influences on fuel consumption, emissions and drivability. The text introduces industrial engineers, postgraduates and researchers to the theory of hybrid optimal control problems.  A series of novel algorithmic developments provides tools for solving engineering problems of growing complexity in the field of hybrid vehicles.
    Important topics of real relevance rarely found in text books and research publications-switching costs, sensitivity of discrete decisions and there impact on fuel savings, etc.-are discussed and supported with practical applications. These demonstrate the contribution of optimal hybrid control in predictive energy management, advanced powertrain calibration, and the optimization of vehicle configuration with respect to fuel economy, lowest emissions and smoothest drivability. Numerical issues such as computing resources, simplifications and stability are treated to enable readers to assess such complex systems. To help industrial engineers and managers with project decision-making, solutions for many important problems in hybrid vehicle control  are provided in terms of requirements, benefits and risks.

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common disorders with an increasing prevalence and incidence in the last two decades. This book, edited by two experienced surgeons and a clinical psychologist in cooperation with numerous worldwide leading experts, presents clinically relevant information for gastroenterologists, internists, surgeons, residents and also nurses, who frequently care for GERD patients. Focusing on different treatment concepts - medical, endoscopic as well as surgical - the chapters include the basics of symptomatology and epidemiology, pathophysiology, GERD among different age groups, complications and its treatment, hiatal hernia or H. pylori and GERD, NERD and functional heartburn, diagnostic procedures and also presurgical examination. In addition, the patient's perspectives of disease, diagnostics and treatment are included, the same as economic aspects of GERD, and the impact of disease on quality of life or patient-reported outcomes after treatment.

  • The book collects the scientific contributions presented at the 10th Workshop on Self-Organizing Maps (WSOM 2014) held at the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida, Mittweida (Germany, Saxony), on July 2-4, 2014. Starting with the first WSOM-workshop 1997 in Helsinki this workshop focuses on newest results in the field of supervised and unsupervised vector quantization like self-organizing maps for data mining and data classification.This 10th WSOM brought together more than 50 researchers, experts and practitioners in the beautiful small town Mittweida in Saxony (Germany) nearby the mountains Erzgebirge to discuss new developments in the field of unsupervised self-organizing vector quantization systems and learning vector quantization approaches for classification. The book contains the accepted papers of the workshop after a careful review process as well as summaries of the invited talks. Among these book chapters there are excellent examples of the use of self-organizing maps in agriculture, computer science, data visualization, health systems, economics, engineering, social sciences, text and image analysis and time series analysis. Other chapters present the latest theoretical work on self-organizing maps as well as learning vector quantization methods, such as relating those methods to classical statistical decision methods.All the contribution demonstrate that vector quantization methods cover a large range of application areas including data visualization of high-dimensional complex data, advanced decision making and classification or data clustering and data compression.


  • Supramolecular chemistry has become not only a major field of chemistry, but is also a vivid interface between chemistry, biology, physics, and materials science. Although still a relatively young field, termini such as molecular recognition, host-guest chemistry, or self-assembly are now common knowledge even for chemistry students, and research has already been honored with a Nobel Prize.
    This first book on supramolecular organometallic chemistry combines two areas in chemistry that are experiencing the fastest developments. It provides a comprehensive review of various organometallic assemblies, arranged according to the types of intermolecular bonding. Details on the synthesis, structures, and properties of these compounds will be a valuable asset to the scientific community. The broad spectrum of assemblies containing main group element, transition metal, or f-element metal and a diverse range of ligands, held together by different bonding interactions make this a fascinating compilation. Illustrated extensively, this book is a very easily accessible, yet wide-ranging source of information.

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    Der klinische Alltag zeigt, dass es nicht nur in der Psychiatrie, sondern in vielen medizinischen Disziplinen zu Notfallsituationen durch psychische Strungen kommt und deren Häufigkeit im Gefolge soziodemographischer, gesellschaftspolitischer und versorgungspolitischer Veränderungen wohl zunimmt. Diese Notfallsituationen sind oft komplex, potenziell lebensbedrohlich und führen durch vielfältige, für Anwesende und Helfer oft unverständliche Verhaltensstrungen der Patienten zu einem hohen Ausmaß an Verunsicherung hinsichtlich der zu treffenden Maßnahmen.

    Diese unter Federführung des Referats Notfallpsychiatrie der DGPPN interdisziplinär erarbeitete Leitlinie bietet erstmals im deutschen und wohl auch internationalen Sprachraum auf Leitlinienniveau

    -   eine Übersicht über die notfallmedizinisch relevanten psychiatrischen Erkrankungen und Strungsbilder und

    -   von verschiedenen Fachgesellschaften konsentierte Empfehlungen zur Behandlung und zum Management dieser Strungen nach systematischer Auswertung der vorliegenden klinischen Studien.

    Ziel dieser Leitlinie ist eine qualitative Verbesserung in der prästationären und stationären Versorgung psychiatrischer Notfallpatienten.

  • This is the first comprehensive study guide covering all aspects of pediatric critical care medicine. It fills a void that exists in learning resources currently available to pediatric critical care practitioners. The major textbooks are excellent references, but do not allow concise reading on specific topics and are not intended to act as both text and study guide. There are also several handbooks available, but these are usually written for general pediatric residents and lack the advanced physiology and pathophysiology required for the higher level pediatric critical care practitioner.

    This study guide will bridge the gap between the current levels of books in press. It will be physiologically based covering major pediatric critical care principles and specific disease entities commonly encountered by the pediatric critical care practitioner. Pathophysiologic aspects unique to the pediatric patient will be emphasized. Chapters will contain `margin notes' stressing important key points to the reader and study questions based on the chapter focus will conclude each chapter. The outline of each chapter will be dependent on the section of text as outlines below.

    The condensed format of coverage is unique, involving heavily-illustrated text with self-assessment material to support learning objectives. The text is supported by case studies, tables and illustrations which describes the important theories and procedures on the pediatric critical care unit. This is useful for both pediatricians with patients either scheduled to enter the critical care unit or be discharged, pediatric critical care physicians and those in training and general critical care physicians who may see pediatric patients in their unit.

  • This book is a quick reference guide to the new, more personalized approaches to the management of skin disorders that have emerged as a result of progress in our understanding of the genetic background and pathophysiology of skin diseases and the diversity of mechanisms underlying their clinical heterogeneity. A wide range of personalized and targeted therapies are described, including those for different skin cancers, chronic inflammatory skin diseases, and autoimmune diseases. In addition, readers will find that the book documents how research results in personalized medicine can be effectively transferred to dermatological practice and looks forward to future treatments that might be developed on the basis of recent research findings. The authors are all recognized experts in the field, and the text is presented in a reader-friendly format and well illustrated.

  • After a brief introduction to the topic of business process modeling, the book offers a quick-start into model-based business process engineering. After that, the foundations of the modeling languages used are conveyed. Meaningful examples are in the foreground - each of the underlying formalisms is treated only as far as needed. Next the Horus Method is described in detail. The book defines a sequence of activities which finally leads to the creation of a complete business process model. The Horus Method, incidentally, is not bound to the use of the Horus software tools. It can be used with other tools or, if necessary, be used even without tool support. Important application fields of business process engineering are described, where the spectrum ranges from business process reengineering to the development and implementation of information systems. The book concludes with an outlook on the future of business process engineering and highlights current research activities in the area.

  • The 8 recurring volumes of the "Essentials in Ophthalmology" series cover the most recent developments in one of eight subspecialties in Ophthalmology. With four volumes published per year, each subspecialty is newly visited every 24 months, with a distinct focus on recent developments. By bridging the gap between original research and medical textbooks, the transfer of this developing knowledge into daily practice is greatly enhanced.

  • Natürliche Familienplanung (NFP) das sind gesundheitlich unbedenkliche Methoden zur sicheren Empfängnisverhütung und zur gezielten Schwangerschaftsplanung. Auf Basis der neuesten internationalen Literatur bietet der Standardleitfaden umfassende Informationen und viele Anwendungsbeispiele zur NFP. Diskutiert werden auch die Mglichkeiten moderner Medien für die Zyklusüberwachung und -auswertung wie z. B. Softwareprogramme. Der Leitfaden eignet sich zur Vorbereitung und Begleitung von Beratungsgesprächen und als Nachschlagewerk für Anwenderinnen.

  • This book, written by leading clinicians and scientists, focuses on recent clinically relevant advances in the diagnosis and treatment of corneal disorders. After an opening chapter considering the latest knowledge on the heredity of keratoconus, important advances in corneal imaging are discussed, in particular the use of optical coherence tomography and in vivo confocal microscopy for evaluation of the normal and the diseased cornea. Antiangiogenic treatment options are then reviewed, and new aspects in the diagnosis and therapy of mycobacterial keratitis explained. Further chapters address the storage of donor cornea for penetrating and lamellar keratoplasty and the keratoplasty in infants. The book closes by discussing new developments in antibacterial chemotherapy for bacterial keratitis.

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