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  • Jungle au vert intense, fleuve boueux et langueur tropicale : nous sommes dans la ville de San Cristobál en 1993. Là, le pittoresque côtoie la noirceur, comme le découvre notre narrateur : jeune fonctionnaire aux affaires sociales, il doit y mettre en place un programme d'intégration des communautés indigènes de la région. Très vite, la torpeur locale est perturbée par l'arrivée d'enfants, inconnus et presque sauvages, qui pillent les rues. Mais d'où sortent tous ces enfants ? Quelle est cette langue qu'ils parlent et qui n'appartient qu'à eux ? D'abord étonnante et vaguement inquiétante, leur présence aura des conséquences tragiques. Vingt ans plus tard, l'ancien fonctionnaire se souvient et revient sur la succession d'événements ayant conduit au drame.
    Dans une échappée à l'ordre établi par les adultes, Andrés Barba nous invite à redéfinir notre idée même de l'enfance avec cette grande fable qui nous hantera longtemps.

  • « Depuis 1950, le nombre de touristes a été multiplié par 4,5. Le XXIe siècle sera celui d'une société des loisirs. »

    Voyages, voyages... Près de 100 cartes et documents pour comprendre toutes les facettes du tourisme, sur une planète parcourue du pôle Nord à la Terre de Feu.

    o Les débuts du tourisme en Europe, avec le Grand Tour à partir du XIXe siècle
    o Un phénomène devenu global : plus de 1,2 milliard de touristes aujourd'hui, contre 25 millions en 1950
    o La première activité économique du monde : 10% du PIB mondial et la France qui reste la première destination touristique
    o Les enjeux et la géopolitique du tourisme et des loisirs dans une économie mondialisée : ouverture des frontières, zones de conflits.

    Cet atlas met en avant de nombreux exemples sur tous les continents pour illustrer la réalité du tourisme et des loisirs aujourd'hui: tourisme culturel, d'affaires, sportif...

  • Les années 1990 et 2000 se caractérisent par la profusion de projets architecturaux iconiques, dans une surenchère que peu d'autres périodes dans l'histoire de l'architecture avaient connue. Cet ouvrage porte un regard critique sur ces projets qui ont façonné l'image et l'identité des villes contemporaines. Il s'intéresse à la figure des "starchitectes" qui les produisent, aux acteurs locaux qui les commanditent, aux populations qui les "consomment". Il s'intéresse également à la nouvelle géographie qu'ils esquissent. (Articles en français et en anglais).

  • Petit roman composé de quatre nouvelles, où se déroulent des scènes de vie aux personnages authentiques, affichant leur côté clair et obscur, tous soumis à leur destin, dans un monde parfois fantastique. À découvrir !

  • Il faut qu'après Pasquier, Ballanche soit élu :
    L'un n'a jamais écrit, l'autre n'est jamais lu !Cette épigramme a été laissée, le jour de l'élection de ce bon M. Ballanche, sur le bureau d'un académicien probablement ennemi de son nouveau collègue, et qui, peu flatté de l'honneur qu'on lui faisait, n'a pu imposer silence à son humeur caustique. Ces deux vers expriment une vérité ; mais, après tout, cette vérité serait peu appréciée d'Odry, car, si elle est vraie, elle n'est ni neuve, ni consolante.Fruit d'une sélection réalisée au sein des fonds de la Bibliothèque nationale de France, Collection XIX a pour ambition de faire découvrir des textes classiques et moins classiques dans les meilleures éditions du XIXe siècle.

  • C'est Cicéron qui, s'adressant au Sénat romain, lui tient ce langage.Les symptômes dont il parle nous les voyons partout apparaître et se réaliser.Est-ce à dire que ce langage est prophétique, et devons-nous croire à la ruine irrémédiable de notre pays ?Non.Nous ne le pensons pas, parce que nous sommes de ceux qui n'ont jamais désespéré de la France.Et nous n'avons jamais désespéré de notre pays, parce que nous nous sommes dit qu'il avait un remède sûr à opposer au grand mal révolutionnaire qui nous dévore.Fruit d'une sélection réalisée au sein des fonds de la Bibliothèque nationale de France, Collection XIX a pour ambition de faire découvrir des textes classiques et moins classiques dans les meilleures éditions du XIXe siècle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • This book presents two new decomposition methods to decompose a time series in intrinsic components of low and high frequencies. The methods are based on Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) of a Hankel matrix (HSVD). The proposed decomposition is used to improve the accuracy of linear and nonlinear auto-regressive models.

    Linear Auto-regressive models (AR, ARMA and ARIMA) and Auto-regressive Neural Networks (ANNs) have been found insufficient because of the highly complicated nature of some time series. Hybrid models are a recent solution to deal with non-stationary processes which combine pre-processing techniques with conventional forecasters, some pre-processing techniques broadly implemented are Singular Spectrum Analysis (SSA) and Stationary Wavelet Transform (SWT). Although the flexibility of SSA and SWT allows their usage in a wide range of forecast problems, there is a lack of standard methods to select their parameters.

    The proposed decomposition HSVD and Multilevel SVD are described in detail through time series coming from the transport and fishery sectors. Further, for comparison purposes, it is evaluated the forecast accuracy reached by SSA and SWT, both jointly with AR-based models and ANNs.


  • This comprehensive work explores the demand, supply and variable consumer attitude toward a wide variety of unconventional and exotic animal species that are consumed in different parts of the world. Individual chapters focus on the consumption of horse meat, camel, buffalo, sheep, rabbit, wild boar, deer, goose, pheasant and exotic meats such as alligator, snake, frog and turtle. For each type of animal species, the carcass characteristics, physico-chemical properties and nutritional value of the meat are extensively outlined. The consumer preference, behavior and perception of each type of meat are also covered, with focus on important factors from sensory properties to psychological and marketing aspects. In promoting a better understanding of the complexities involved in consumer decision making, this book aims to improve the competitiveness of the meat industry through effective informational strategies that can increase consumer acceptance of more convenient, healthy and environmentally friendly meat choices.More than Beef, Pork and Chicken - The Production, Processing, and Quality Traits of Other Sources of Meat for Human Diet also focuses on the important role meat plays in the human diet and the evolution of the species. Beneficial factors such as protein, B complex vitamins, zinc, selenium and phosphorus are detailed. Negative factors are discussed as well, with issues such as fat and fatty acid content being addressed for each type of meat presented. In exploring the full range of nutritional benefits, consumer acceptance and carcass characteristics in a large quantity of different types of animal meats from all over the world, this book offers incredible value to researchers looking for a single source on unconventional meat processing. 

  • Plio-Pleistocene sites are a rare occurrence in same sites. This combination of factors is the archaeological record. When they are unique in East African Plio-Pleistocene uncovered, the faunal materials so crucial to archaeology and has stimulated much debate unlocking their behavioral meaning are often over the socioeconomic function of early sites. poorly preserved. For example, at Koobi Fora, Influential models of early hominid behavior Kenya, a prolific region that preserves several in the late 1960s and early 1970s were based classic Plio-Pleistocene sites, many bones are exclusively on information from Olduvai affected by poor cortical surface preservation Gorge (Leakey, 1971). Although Isaac's (e. g. , (Isaac, 1997). Such taphonomic vagaries limit 1978) work at Koobi Fora expanded their the range of questions that can be addressed application, the subsequent critiques, modi- with these assemblages. In other instances, cations, and reformulations of these models access to materials can be limited due to local were based almost solely on studies from politics or rivalries between individual Olduvai (Binford, 1981, 1984; Bunn, 1981; research teams. As a result, many important Potts, 1982, 1988; Bunn and Kroll, 1986; assemblages either remain unstudied or have Blumenschine, 1995; Rose and Marshall, been interpreted without the advantage of a 1996; Domínguez-Rodrigo, 1997a, 2002; fully developed taphonomic framework, a sit- Plummer, 2004). Having said that, it is also uation that all but guarantees stagnant inter- clear that continued work at Koobi Fora and pretations.

  • This book highlights numerical models as powerful tools for the optimal design of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS). Most MEMS experts have a background in electronics, where circuit models or behavioral models (i.e. lumped-parameter models) of devices are preferred to field models. This is certainly convenient in terms of preliminary design, e.g. in the prototyping stage. However, design optimization should also take into account fine-sizing effects on device behavior and therefore be based on distributed-parameter models, such as finite-element models. The book shows how the combination of automated optimal design and field-based models can produce powerful design toolboxes for MEMS. It especially focuses on illustrating theoretical concepts with practical examples, fostering comprehension through a problem-solving approach. By comparing the results obtained using different methods, readers will learn to identify their respective strengths and weaknesses. In addition, special emphasis is given to evolutionary computing and nature-inspired optimization strategies, the effectiveness of which has already been amply demonstrated. Given its scope, the book provides PhD students, researchers and professionals in the area of computer-aided analysis with a comprehensive, yet concise and practice-oriented guide to MEMS design and optimization. To benefit most from the book, readers should have a basic grasp of electromagnetism, vector analysis and numerical methods.

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

  • Multiobjective Shape Design in Electricity and Magnetism is entirely focused on electric and magnetic field synthesis, with special emphasis on the optimal shape design of devices when conflicting objectives are to be fulfilled. Direct problems are solved by means of finite-element analysis, while evolutionary computing is used to solve multiobjective inverse problems. This approach, which is original, is coherently developed throughout the whole manuscript. The use of game theory, dynamic optimisation, and Bayesian imaging strengthens the originality of the book. Covering the development of multiobjective optimisation in the past ten years, Multiobjective Shape Design in Electricity and Magnetism is a concise, comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to this research field, which is growing in the community of electricity and magnetism. Theoretical issues are illustrated by practical examples. In particular, a test problem is solved by different methods so that, by comparison of results, advantages and limitations of the various methods are made clear.

  • Explores the use of conventional and novel technologies to enhance fermentation processes Fermentation Processes reviews the application of both conventional and emerging technologies for enhancing fermentation conditions, examining the principles and mechanisms of fermentation processes, the microorganisms used in bioprocesses, their implementation in industrial fermentation, and more. Designed for scientists and industry professionals alike, this authoritative and up-to-date volume describes how non-conventional technologies can be used to increase accessibly and bioavailability of substrates by microorganisms during fermentation, which in turn promotes microbial?growth and?can improve processes and?productivity across the agri-food, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and beverage industries. The text begins by covering the conventional fermentation process, discussing cell division and growth kinetics, current technologies and developments in industrial fermentation processes, the parameters and modes of fermentation, various culture media, and the impact of culture conditions on fermentation processes. Subsequent chapters provide in-depth examination of the use of emerging technologies-such as pulsed electric fields, ultrasound, high-hydrostatic pressure, and microwave irradiation-for biomass fractionation and microbial stimulation. This authoritative resource: Explores emerging technologies that shorten fermentation time, accelerate substrate consumption, and increase microbial biomass Describes enhancing fermentation at conventional conditions by changing oxygenation, agitation, temperature, and other medium conditions Highlights the advantages of new technologies, such as reduced energy consumption and increased efficiency Discusses the integration and implementation of conventional and emerging technologies to meet consumer and industry demand Offers perspectives on the future direction of fermentation technologies and applications Fermentation Processes: Emerging and Conventional Technologies is ideal for microbiologists and bioprocess technologists in need of an up-to-date overview of the subject, and for instructors and students in courses such as bioprocess technology, microbiology, new product development, fermentation, food processing, biotechnology, and bioprocess engineering.

  • Nursing Care for the Hospitalized Older Patient is a comprehensive, quick-reference resource for registered and advanced practice nurses working with older patients in a hospital setting. Organized in user-friendly format, the book provides vital information on all aspects of hospital care and the full range of health issues encountered by elderly patients.
    The book is organized into four major sections. The first section provides an overview of the aging patient, including demographics, normal aging changes, and the general impact of hospitalization. The second section covers proper health assessment, providing guidance on history taking and evaluating laboratory values. The third section is the largest part of the book and is made up of short, similarly-structured chapters dedicated to individual clinical issues ranging from burns to depression. These chapters are organized by body system to maximize ease of use. The book concludes with a section on special considerations that cross common clinical areas, such as palliative care, pain management, fall prevention, and discharge planning.

  • It is a complete training in digital communications in the same book with all the aspects involved in such training: courses, tutorials with many typical problems targeted with detailed solutions, practical work concretely illustrating various aspects of technical implementation implemented. It breaks down into three parts. The Theory of information itself, which concerns both the sources of information and the channels of its transmission, taking into account the errors they introduce in the transmission of information and the means of protect by the use of appropriate coding methods. Then for the technical aspects of transmission, first the baseband transmission is presented with the important concept and fundamental technique of equalization. The performance evaluation in terms of probability of errors is systematically developed and detailed as well as the online codes used. Finally, the third part presents the Transmissions with digital modulation of carriers used in radio transmissions but also on electric cables. A second important aspect in learning a learner's knowledge and skills is this book. It concerns the "Directed Work" aspect of a training. This is an ordered set of 33 typical problems with detailed solutions covering the different parts of the course with practical work. Finally, the last aspect concerns the practical aspects in the proper sense of the term, an essential complement to training going as far as know-how. We propose here a set of 5 practical works.

  • It is a complete training in digital communications in the same book with all the aspects involved in such training: courses, tutorials with many typical problems targeted with detailed solutions, practical work concretely illustrating various aspects of technical implementation implemented. It breaks down into three parts. The Theory of information itself, which concerns both the sources of information and the channels of its transmission, taking into account the errors they introduce in the transmission of information and the means of protect by the use of appropriate coding methods. Then for the technical aspects of transmission, first the baseband transmission is presented with the important concept and fundamental technique of equalization. The performance evaluation in terms of probability of errors is systematically developed and detailed as well as the online codes used. Finally, the third part presents the Transmissions with digital modulation of carriers used in radio transmissions but also on electric cables. A second important aspect in learning a learner's knowledge and skills is this book. It concerns the "Directed Work" aspect of a training. This is an ordered set of 33 typical problems with detailed solutions covering the different parts of the course with practical work. Finally, the last aspect concerns the practical aspects in the proper sense of the term, an essential complement to training going as far as know-how. We propose here a set of 5 practical works.

  • Harcèlement, discrimination, placardisation, précarisation... Pour se "moderniser", la Poste a mis en oeuvre une gestion des ressources humaines particulièrement agressive entraînant une dégradation vertigineuse des conditions de travail. Dans cet ouvrage, celui qu'on surnomme "la bête noire des DRH" dénonce les infractions multiples au droit du travail et les méthodes managériales effarantes de l'entreprise.

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