• Fif et sauvage est un livre à lire comme on marche sur une corde raide. Un vertige à mi-chemin entre le ciel et la terre ; entre les identités acadienne, queer et Wolastoqiyik ; entre les présupposés et l'affirmation. Fif et sauvage devient une sorte de réappropriation de sujets stéréotypés et de termes péjoratifs, que se permet l'auteur afin de porter un regard honnête et brut sur soi et sur l'autre.


  • Véritable déclaration d'amour de Patrick Chêne aux personnels soignants qui ont croisé sa route pendant l'épreuve de son cancer, Le Stade 2 est aussi, avec le Professeur Peyromaure, une dénonciation de la dégradation des conditions de travail de ces héros du quotidien.

    2017. Sans prévenir, sont entrés dans le quotidien de Patrick Chêne des mots jusque-là étrangers. Scanner, ganglions, tumeur, cancer, chimiothérapie, ablation... Pendant l'hiver on lui administre quatre lourdes séances de chimiothérapie. Au printemps, il doit subir une lourde opération pour traiter son cancer. Lorsqu'à l'automne l'homme de télévision rend publique cette très douloureuse période en mettant en avant l'extraordinaire bienveillance des personnels de santé, la vidéo de ses confidences est vue plus de huit millions de fois. Un record ! Comme si les internautes avaient voulu dire combien ils étaient attachés à leur hôpital et concernés par son avenir incertain.
    Ses échanges avec le Professeur Peyromaure vont faire naître chez Patrick Chêne l'idée d'un livre écrit à deux mains avec l'homme qui lui a sauvé la vie. Un ouvrage qui dépasse la simple introspection pour prendre une dimension plus éthique et sociétale. Ainsi est né Stade 2.
    Patrick Chêne y raconte le quotidien d'un malade. Ses souffrances, ses doutes, ses peurs, ses angoisses et ses espoirs. C'est aussi l'histoire de la victoire d'un clan réuni autour de Laurence sa femme. A la lueur du récit de son patient, le Professeur Peyromaure saisit l'occasion de tirer de bruyantes sonnettes d'alarme sur l'avenir de la médecine publique. Le discours est sans concession. Tout est dénoncé. De la démission des médecins face à la prise de pouvoir des administratifs jusqu'à l'attitude parfois irresponsable des malades. Tandis qu'on accompagne Patrick Chêne dans le monde des malades, qu'on s'émeut avec lui des moments de grâce vécus en famille, des instants de doute extrême ou de rencontres inattendues, on évoque avec le Professeur tous les sujets qui fâchent à l'hôpital. Ceux dont on ne parle pas...
    Véritable déclaration d'amour de Patrick Chêne aux personnels soignants qui ont croisé sa route pendant l'épreuve, Stade 2 est aussi une dénonciation de la dégradation des conditions de travail de ces héros du quotidien.

  • Build your very own 2D physics-based game engine simulation system for rigid body dynamics. Beginning from scratch, in this book you will cover the implementation technologies, HTML5 and JavaScript; assemble a simple and yet complete fundamental mathematics support library; define basic rigid body behaviors; detect and resolve rigid body collisions; and simulate collision responses after the collisions.
    In this way, by the end of Building a 2D Game Physics Engine, you will have an in-depth understanding of the specific concepts and events, implementation details, and actual source code of a physics game engine that is suitable for building 2D games or templates for any 2D games you can create and can be played across the Internet via popular web-browsers.
    What You'll Learn
    Gain an understanding of 2D game engine physics and how to utilize it in your own games
    Describe the basic behaviors of rigid bodies
    Detect collisions between rigid bodies
    Resolve interpretations after rigid body collisions
    Model and implement rigid body impulse responses
    Who This Book Is For
    Game enthusiasts, hobbyists, and anyone who is interested in building their own 2D physics game engines but is unsure of how to begin.

  • The book that highlights mass spectrometry and its application in characterizing proteins and peptides in drug discovery An instrumental analytical method for quantifying the mass and characterization of various samples from small molecules to large proteins, mass spectrometry (MS) has become one of the most widely used techniques for studying proteins and peptides over the last decade. Bringing together the work of experts in academia and industry, Protein and Peptide Mass Spectrometry in Drug Discovery highlights current analytical approaches, industry practices, and modern strategies for the characterization of both peptides and proteins in drug discovery. Illustrating the critical role MS technology plays in characterizing target proteins and protein products, the methods used, ion mobility, and the use of microwave radiation to speed proteolysis, the book also covers important emerging applications for neuroproteomics and antigenic peptides. Placing an emphasis on the pharmaceutical industry, the book stresses practice and applications, presenting real-world examples covering the most recent advances in mass spectrometry, and providing an invaluable resource for pharmaceutical scientists in industry and academia, analytical and bioanalytical chemists, and researchers in protein science and proteomics.

  • Explores the emerging subject of epidemic dynamics on complex networks, including theories, methods, and real-world applications Throughout history epidemic diseases have presented a serious threat to human life, and in recent years the spread of infectious diseases such as dengue, malaria, HIV, and SARS has captured global attention; and in the modern technological age, the proliferation of virus attacks on the Internet highlights the emergent need for knowledge about modeling, analysis, and control in epidemic dynamics on complex networks.  For advancement of techniques, it has become clear that more fundamental knowledge will be needed in mathematical and numerical context about how epidemic dynamical networks can be modelled, analyzed, and controlled. This book explores recent progress in these topics and looks at issues relating to various epidemic systems. Propagation Dynamics on Complex Networks covers most key topics in the field, and will provide a valuable resource for graduate students and researchers interested in network science and dynamical systems, and related interdisciplinary fields. Key Features: Includes a brief history of mathematical epidemiology and epidemic modeling on complex networks. Explores how information, opinion, and rumor spread via the Internet and social networks. Presents plausible models for propagation of SARS and avian influenza outbreaks, providing a reality check for otherwise abstract mathematical modeling. Considers various infectivity functions, including constant, piecewise-linear, saturated, and nonlinear cases. Examines information transmission on complex networks, and investigates the difference between information and epidemic spreading.

  • This book examines the exciting interface between differential geometry and continuum mechanics, now recognised as being of increasing technological significance. Topics discussed include isometric embeddings in differential geometry and the relation with microstructure in nonlinear elasticity, the use of manifolds in the description of microstructure in continuum mechanics, experimental measurement of microstructure, defects, dislocations, surface energies, and nematic liquid crystals. Compensated compactness in partial differential equations is also treated.The volume is intended for specialists and non-specialists in pure and applied geometry, continuum mechanics, theoretical physics, materials and engineering sciences, and partial differential equations. It will also be of interest to postdoctoral scientists and advanced postgraduate research students.These proceedings include revised written versions of the majority of papers presented by leading experts at the ICMS Edinburgh Workshop on Differential Geometry and Continuum Mechanics held in June 2013. All papers have been peer reviewed.

  • This work aims to deepen our understanding of the role played by technical guidelines and tools for the design, construction and operation of healthcare facilities, ultimately establishing the impact of the physical environment on staff and patient outcomes. Using case studies largely drawn from the UK, Europe, China and Australasia, design approaches such as sustainability (e.g. targets for energy efficiency, carbon neutrality, reduction of waste), evidence-based design (EBD), and Post-Project Evaluation (PPE) are examined in order to identify policies, mechanisms and strategies that can promote an integrated learning environment that in turn supports innovation in healthcare.

  • Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI) is defined as the study of the development and use of advanced information systems and technologies for national, international, and societal security-related applications. ISI topics include ISI data management, data and text mining for ISI applications, terrorism informatics, deception and intent detection, terrorist and criminal social network analysis, public health and bio-security, crime analysis, cyber-infrastructure protection, transportation infrastructure security, policy studies and evaluation, information assurance, and other related topics. With the rise of global terrorism, the field has been given an increasing amount of attention from academic researchers, law enforcement, intelligent experts, information technology consultants and practitioners.

    SECURITY INFORMATICS is global in scope and perspective. Leading experts will be invited as contributing authors from the US, UK, Denmark, Israel, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Europe, etc. It is the first systematic, archival volume treatment of the field; the volume will cover the very latest advances in ISI research and practice. It is organized in four major subject areas: (1) Information and Systems Security, (2) Information Sharing and Analysis in Security Informatics, (3) Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Responses, and (4) National Security and Terrorism Informatics. The volume features high-quality contributions from worldwide leading experts across a variety of discipline domains. Each contribution follows a uniform structure and has undergone a thorough peer-review process.

  • This book reveals the underlying mechanisms of complexity and stochastic evolutions of traffic flows. Using Eulerian and Lagrangian measurements, the authors propose lognormal headway/spacing/velocity distributions and subsequently develop a Markov car-following model to describe drivers' random choices concerning headways/spacings, putting forward a stochastic fundamental diagram model for wide scattering flow-density points. In the context of highway onramp bottlenecks, the authors present a traffic flow breakdown probability model and spatial-temporal queuing model to improve the stability and reliability of road traffic flows. This book is intended for researchers and graduate students in the fields of transportation engineering and civil engineering.

  • Ever since Einstein's special relativity in 1905, the principle of invariant light speed in vacuum has been attracting attention from a wide range of disciplines. How to interpret the principle of light speed? Is light referred to continuous light, or light pulse with definite boundaries? Recent discovery of superluminal medium triggered vigorous discussion within the Physics community. Can communication via such "superluminal channel" break the speed limit and thus violate causality principle? Or, will a single photon, which is not governed by classical laws of Physics, tend to break the speed limit? To solve these problems, this Brief  brings in Optical Precursors, the theoretical works for which started as early as 1914. This is a typical optical phenomenon combining wave propagation theory and light-wave interaction. Both theory and experimental works are covered in this Brief. The study of precursor verifies that the effective information carried by light pulses can never exceed the speed of light in vacuum- c. Further, through observation from nonclassical single photon source, the precursor rules out the probability of a single photon traveling with the speed, breaking the classical limit.

  • This book offers the first comprehensive introduction to the inerter, its successful application in Formula One racing, and other state-of-the-art applications in vibration control. It presents fundamental analysis results and design methods for inerter-based vibration control systems. Providing comprehensive information on the inerter, a pioneering mechanical element invented by Prof. Malcolm C. Smith at Cambridge University in 2002, it will be of considerable interest to readers with a background in control theory, mechanical vibration or related subjects. 

  • This volume is a study of the emergence and consequences of computerized voting advice applications (VAAs) in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. In contrast to the European experience of VAAs simplifying vote choices, this research shows that VAAs in East Asia may increase their complexity.

  • ?Basal Cell Carcinoma: Advances in Treatment and Research provides a comprehensive overview of evidence-based treatment approaches for the most common cancer worldwide - basal cell carcinoma. The first part of this book details the epidemiology, risk factors, pathophysiology, and different histologic subtypes of basal cell carcinoma highlighted with high-resolution histopathology images. The second part of the book provides an in-depth review of different treatment modalities including topical therapy, local immunotherapy with interferon, cryotherapy, electrodesiccation and curettage, radiotherapy, and surgical approaches with Mohs micrographic surgery, head and neck surgery, and oculoplastic surgery. The final part of book highlights the utilization of innovative technology such as photodynamic therapy and laser for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma while providing excellent cosmetic outcome as well as emerging systemic therapeutic options utilizing hedgehog pathway inhibitors and immunotherapy for the difficult-to-treat disease state, advanced basal cell carcinoma. 
    Meant for a multi-disciplinary audience of dermatologists, Mohs Surgeons, oncologists, head and neck surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons, radiation oncologists, this book serves as an informative practical guide for physicians, mid-level providers and trainees.? Basal Cell Carcinoma, is edited and written by leaders with expertise in cutaneous oncology, pathology, dermatology, Mohs micrographic surgery, plastic surgery, and many more specialties. 

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