- 31 Octobre 2012
L'univers Marvel est en train de changer. Suite à une terrible tragédie, le congrès des Etats-Unis propose que les surhumains dévoilent leur identité officielle en se démasquant devant les membres du Gouvernement. Les plus grands champions de la Nation sont divisés. Ils doivent prendre chacun cette décision en leur âme et conscience, une décision qui pourrait bouleverser à jamais le cours de leur existence.
Robert Reynolds est persuadé d'être un surhumain nommé Sentry. Après avoir sauvé la Terre à de nombreuses reprises par le passé, il cherche aujourd'hui à convaincre les autres héros qu'une terrible menace appelée Void met l'humanité en danger. Les Quatre Fantastiques ou les Avengers peuvent-ils croire ce parfait inconnu ? Ce volume présente la mini-série consacrée à Sentry, scénarisée par Paul Jenkins (Inhumans) et dessinée par Jae Lee (La Tour Sombre), ainsi que les cinq one-shots le mettant en scène en compagnie de plusieurs personnages de l'univers Marvel.
Ni humains ni extraterrestres, les Inhumains évoluent depuis toujours en marge de notre société. Qui sont réellement ces êtres spéciaux et puissants, profondément transformés lorsqu'ils subissent l'épreuve des brumes tératogènes ? Et qu'est-ce qui se cache derrière le mutisme de leur roi Flèche Noire ? Paul Jenkins et Jae Lee éclaircissent certains des mystères de l'un des recoins les plus méconnus de l'univers Marvel.
- 14 Avril 2021
La Bouche de l'Enfer a été refermée. Les Tueuses, désormais organisées en une immense légion, traquent impitoyablement toutes sortes de créatures démoniaques. Mais très vite, de nouveaux et d'anciens ennemis apparaissent. Buffy, Alex, Willow et une Dawn transformée doivent prendre les choses en main. Pendant ce temps, Faith fait équipe avec Giles pour encadrer une Tueuse débutante qui se met à utiliser ses pouvoirs pour faire le mal. Joss Whedon, le créateur de Buffy contre les vampires, et Brian K. Vaughan poursuivent les aventures de la célèbre Tueuse en bande dessinée. Succès critique et commercial, les comics de la saison 8 sont la suite officielle de la série TV.
- Urban comics
- DC Nemesis
- 25 Novembre 2019
Une série de meurtres particulièrement sauvages plonge Gotham dans une terreur plus profonde que d'ordinaire. Le mode opératoire des carnages semble désigner comme suspect potentiel Double-Face, autrefois connu comme le procureur Harvey Dent et aujourd'hui fugitif, échappé de l'asile d'Arkham. En pleine crise de démence, Dent se débat avec sa double identité, chacune de ses personnalités cherchant à d'éliminer l'autre. En plein combat contre Batman et contre lui-même, le criminel perd peu à peu tout contact avec la réalité. (contient Jekyll & Hyde #1-6 )
- 24 Octobre 2017
This book describes a wide range real-case applications of Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) in maritime related subjects including shipping, port, maritime logistics, cruise ports, waterfront developments, and shipping finance, etc. In such areas, researchers, students and industrialists, in general, felt struggling to find a step-by-step guide on how to apply MCDM to formulate effective solutions to solving real problems in practice. This book focuses on the in-depth analysis and applications of the most well-known MDCM methodologies in the aforementioned areas. It brings together an eclectic collection of twelve chapters which seek to respond to these challenges. The book begins with an introduction and is followed by an overview of major MCDM techniques. The next chapter examines the theory of analytic hierarchy process (AHP) in detail and investigates a fuzzy AHP (FAHP) approach and its capability and rationale in dealing with decision problems of ambiguous information. Chapter 4 proposes a generic methodology to identify the key factors influencing green shipping and to establish an evaluation system for the assessment of shipping greenness. In Chapter 5, the authors describe a new function of fuzzy Evidential Reasoning (ER) to improve the vessel selection process in which multiple criteria with insufficient and ambiguous information are evaluated and synthesized. Chapter 6 presents a novel methodology by using an Artificial Potential Field (APF) model and the ER approach to estimate the collision probabilities of monitoring targets for coastal radar surveillance. Chapter 7 develops the inland port performance assessment model (IPPAM) using a hybrid of AHP, ER and a utility function. The next chapter showcases a challenging approach to address the risk and uncertainty in LNG transfer operations, by utilizing a Stochastic Utility Additives (UTA) method with the help of the philosophy of aggregation-disaggregation coupled with a robustness control procedure. Chapter 9 uses Entropy and Grey Relation Analysis (GRA) to analyze the relative weights of financial ratios through the case studies of the four major shipping companies in Korea and Taiwan: Evergreen, Yang Ming, Hanjin and Hyundai Merchant Marine. Chapter 10 systemically applies modern heuristics to solving MCDM problems in the fields of operation optimisation in container terminals. Arguing that bunkering port selection is typically a multi-criteria group decision problem, and in many practical situations, decision makers cannot form proper judgments using incomplete and uncertain information in an environment with exact and crisp values, in Chapter 11, the authors propose a hybrid Fuzzy-Delphi-TOPSIS based methodology with a sensitivity analysis. Finally, Chapter 12deals with a new conceptual port performance indicators (PPIs) interdependency model using a hybrid approach of a fuzzy logic based evidential reasoning (FER) and a decision making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL).
The financial industry's leading independent research firm's forward-looking assessment into high frequency trading Once regarded as a United States-focused trend, today, high frequency trading is gaining momentum around the world. Yet, while high frequency trading continues to be one of the hottest trends in the markets, due to the highly proprietary nature of the computer transactions, financial firms and institutions have made very little available in terms of information or "how-to" techniques. That's all changed with The High Frequency Game Changer: How Automated Trading Strategies Have Revolutionized the Markets. In the book, Zubulake and Lee present an overview of how high frequency trading is changing the face of the market. The book
Explains how we got here and what it means to traders and investors Details how to build a high frequency trading firm, including the relevant tools, strategies, and trading talent Defines key components common to HFT such as algorithms, low latency trading infrastructure, collocation etc. The High Frequency Game Changer takes a highly controversial and extremely complicated subject and makes it accessible to anyone with an interest or stake in financial markets.
- 3 Juillet 2018
Discover BIM: A better way to build better buildings Building Information Modeling (BIM) offers a novel approach to design, construction, and facility management in which a digital representation of the building product and process is used to facilitate the exchange and interoperability of information in digital format. BIM is beginning to change the way buildings look, the way they function, and the ways in which they are designed and built. The BIM Handbook, Third Edition provides an in-depth understanding of BIM technologies, the business and organizational issues associated with its implementation, and the profound advantages that effective use of BIM can provide to all members of a project team. Updates to this edition include: Information on the ways in which professionals should use BIM to gain maximum value New topics such as collaborative working, national and major construction clients, BIM standards and guides A discussion on how various professional roles have expanded through the widespread use and the new avenues of BIM practices and services A wealth of new case studies that clearly illustrate exactly how BIM is applied in a wide variety of conditions Painting a colorful and thorough picture of the state of the art in building information modeling, the BIM Handbook, Third Edition guides readers to successful implementations, helping them to avoid needless frustration and costs and take full advantage of this paradigm-shifting approach to construct better buildings that consume fewer materials and require less time, labor, and capital resources.
- 2 Août 2018
This ambitious resource presents an inventive approach to integrating pediatric and mental health care based in comprehensive, family-centered service delivery. Its framework adds a problem-solving focus to the core principles of pediatric consultation-liaison psychiatry, emphasizing young patients' developmental, family, and social context. An international panel of expert clinicians explores the value of the mental health component in treating complex and chronic cases across varied settings, as well as practical considerations in implementing collaborative pediatric care systemwide, including at the global level. Detailed case histories illustrate skills and traits essential to making this problem-based approach work, such as multidimensional thinking, a prevention mentality, a dedication to lifelong learning, and empathy and respect for young clients and their families.
Included in the coverage:
· Pediatric medicine for the child psychiatrist.
· Safety issues in a general medical facility setting.
· "Other medical" presentations and considerations in pediatric consultation-liaison psychiatry.
· Principles of biopsychosocial formulation and interventions in the pediatric medical setting.
· Preventive models for reducing major causes of morbidity and mortality in childhood.
Child and adolescent psychiatrists, child and school psychologists, and physicians in pediatrics, general practice, and family medicine will welcome Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry as both a robust training text and a blueprint for the future of children's medicine.
- 26 Septembre 2005
The majority of studies on the quality of life have been conducted in Western contexts and are based on Western participants. Comparatively speaking, there are only a few studies that have been conducted in different Chinese contexts. Also, there are fewer QOL studies based on children and adolescents, or studies that examine the relationship between QOL and economic disadvantage. In addition, more research is needed to address the methodological issues related to the assessment of quality of life.
This volume is a constructive response to the challenges described above. It is the first book to cover research in Chinese, Western and global contexts in a single volume. It is a ground-breaking volume in which Chinese studies on the quality of life are collected. The book includes papers addressing family QOL, quality of life in adolescents experiencing economic disadvantage, and methodological issues in the assessment of QOL. It is written by researchers working in a variety of disciplines.
Based on the teachings of Jesus and a biblical foundation, this book presents a new framework for education and teaching, referred to as the shalom education model, that addresses four essential questions in education (why teach, what to teach, how to teach and who are teachers?). After explaining the theoretical background of shalom, the book investigates a range of contemporary educational issues including gender identity, bullying, disability, linguistic and cultural diversity, and social justice, and presents practical guidelines that can be applied to classroom teaching. The book also emphasizes the role of teachers as missional leaders who help students unlock their full potential.
The three concepts central to this volume-practice, learning and change-have received very different treatments in the educational literature, an oversight directly confronted here. While learning and change have been extensively theorised, their various contexts articulated and analysed, practice is notably underrepresented. Where much of the literature on learning and change takes the notion of `practice' as an unexamined given, its co-location as a term with various classifiers, as in `legal practice' and `teaching practice', render it curiously devoid of semantic force.In this book, `practice' is the super-ordinate organising idea. Drawing on what has been termed the `practice turn in contemporary theory', the work develops a conceptual framework for researching learning in, and on, practice. It challenges received notions of practice, questioning the assumptions, elisions, conflations and silences on the subject. In so doing, it offers fresh insights into learning and change, and how they relate to practice. In tandem with this conceptual work, the book details site-ontological studies of practice and learning in diverse professional and workplace contexts, examining the work of occupations as various as doctors, chefs and orchestral musicians. It demonstrates the value of theorising practice, learning and change, as well as exploring the connections between them amid our evolving social and institutional structures.
Henipaviruses form a new genus of emerging paramyxoviruses that are the deadliest human pathogens within the Paramyxoviridae family. This volume deals with the many facets of henipavirus biology, and covers our current understanding regarding the ecology, molecular virology, and pathogenesis of henipavirus infections. It is an international effort written by a multidisciplinary panel of experts at the front lines of research into this lethal emerging group of paramyxoviruses. The first section introduces the epidemiology and ecology of Nipah and Hendra viruses in their respective endemic areas, including a first-hand account of the discovery of Nipah virus during its initial outbreak in Malaysia; the next section documents the molecular virology of henipaviruses, and the substantial advances made towards understanding the unique features of henipavirus entry and tropism; and this is followed by accounts of the clinical and pathologic features of henipavirus infections in their human and naturally infected animal hosts. The next sections on pathogenesis provide a comprehensive reference on how henipaviruses counteract the innate immune system, and the relevant pathogenic features in animal challenge models developed to test potential therapeutic strategies. The final sections describe our current and future capabilities for diagnosis and control, including an account of potentially effective immunization strategies that are currently being tested. This book will not only serve as a useful reference for the henipavirus field; it will be useful to basic and animal virologists, ecologists, epidemiologists, physicians, and others interested in emerging infectious viral diseases, as it showcases the multidisciplinary efforts required to understand the genesis, spread and hopefully, control, of a group of lethal emerging zoonotic pathogens.
- Peter lang inc., international academic publishers
- 28 Février 2017
The age of digital media has given rise to a new social world. It is a world in which the transmission of information from the few to the many is steadily being supplanted by the multi-directional flow of facts, lies, and ideas. It is a world in which hundreds of millions of people are voluntarily depositing large amounts of personal details in publicly accessible databases. It is a world in which interpersonal relationships are increasingly being conducted in the virtual sphere. Above all, this is a world that seems to be veering off in unpredictable ways from the trends of the immediate past. This book is a probing examination of that world, and of the changes that it has ushered into our lives.
In more than thirty essays by a wide range of scholars, this must-have second edition examines the impact of digital media in six areas - information, persuasion, community, gender and sexuality, surveillance and privacy, and cross-cultural communication - and offers an invaluable guide for students and scholars alike. With one exception, all essays are completely new or revised for this volume.
- Palgrave macmillan
- 26 Janvier 2016
This two volume book presents an in-depth analysis of many of the most important issues facing today's shipping and port sectors. Volume 2 of Dynamic Shipping and Port Development in the Globalized Economy focuses on the emerging trends in ports.
- Palgrave pivot
- 17 Juillet 2019
Set against a backdrop of concerns about the potential break-up or radical change to the global world order, this volume sets out to investigate the use of sports mega-events by a number of emerging states.
Sports mega-events, it is argued, can be understood as a key component in states' `soft power' strategies, that is, their attempts to showcase their nations on the international stage, increase their power relative to others via non-coercive means and to increase trade and tourism. Many studies on soft power simply cite the concept's founder (Joseph Nye) and make little attempt at unpicking the mechanisms behind its creation. This volume does this by shining a light on emerging economies and by putting forward a soft power `ideal type' to aid researchers in understanding the strategies employed by states in advancing their interests.
- 3 Juillet 2013
Après les séries Buffy contre les vampires - Saison 9 et Angel & Faith imaginées par Joss Whedon (Avengers), découvrez une saga complète dédiée à Spike ! Dans sa première aventure en solo, le célèbre vampire s'interroge sur l'homme qu'il était autrefois, celui qu'il est aujourd'hui et celui qu'il sera demain. À bord d'un vaisseau peuplé d'insectes géants, il se réfugie sur la face cachée de la Lune. Son voyage donnera lieu à une rencontre avec des créatures démoniaques, qui se traduira par un nouveau périple inattentu jusqu'à... Sunnydale ?!