James L Roberts

  • Vols, intrigues, violences, confusion des sentiments... Avec Le Maître Voleur, Robert Kirkman, le créateur de Walking Dead, réinvente le genre du polar dans une nouvelle série entre Mission impossible et Ocean's Eleven.
    Conrad Paulson, le plus grand des voleurs, se pensait à l'abri en planifiant son plus gros coup. Mais entre son fils qui veut lui prouver qu'il est lui aussi fait pour la cambriole et sa manoeuvre pour trahir le cartel qui tombe à l'eau, c'est peu dire que les choses ne se passent pas réellement comme prévu !

  • By the late 1960s, in a Europe divided by the Cold War and challenged by global revolution in Latin America, Asia, and Africa, thousands of young people threw themselves into activism to change both the world and themselves. This new and exciting study of Europes 1968 is based on the rich oral histories of nearly 500 former activists collected by an international team of historians across fourteen countries. Activists own voices reflect on how they were drawninto activism, how they worked and struggled together, how they combined the political and the personal in their lives, and the pride or regret with which they look back on those momentous years. Themes explored include generational revolt and activists relationship with their families, the meanings ofrevolution, transnational encounters and spaces of revolt, faith and radicalism, dropping out, gender and sexuality, and revolutionary violence. Focussing on the way in which the activists themselves made sense of their revolt, Europes 1968 makes a major contribution to both oral history and memory studies. This ambitious study ranges widely across Europe from Francos Spain to the Soviet Union, and from the two Germanys to Greece, and throws new light on moments and movements whichboth united and divided the activists of Europes 1968.

  • Le numéro 104 de la revue des arts, des médias et de la culture, Ciel variable, nous invite à poser un autre regard sur les choses. Cet automne, c'est par le biais de la photographie que le dossier principal nous propose de regarder la vie selon un « angle décalé ». Cet angle, c'est peut-être l'unique point commun entre le travail des trois artistes invités ici. Yoanis Menge cherche par son oeuvre, caractérisé par un intense noir et blanc contrasté, à modifier la perception négative du public par rapport à la chasse au phoque. Marisa Portolese décortique dans sa dernière série les conventions rigides du portrait de femme victorien : une avenue inusitée pour remettre en question les stéréotypes de l'idéal féminin. Quant aux Outsiders que sont Nan Goldin, Diane Arbus et autres, récemment mis à l'honneur du Musée des Beaux-Arts de l'Ontario, ils s'attachent aux pas des marginaux dont ils révèlent la douloureuse beauté. Tous ont remis en question des préjugés et des systèmes de pensée dominants : voici d'autres sujets, d'autres valeurs à célébrer.

  • Il n'est pas fait appel, dans cet ouvrage, à diverses catégories traditionnelles, susceptibles de faire écran face à la singularité des oeuvres, et de laisser croire à l'étudiant qu'elles confèrent une qualité unitaire à la période considérée ; alors que toute innovation formelle cohabite de façon durable avec l'usage ancien, tout particulièrement en Espagne, et qu'il n'est guère d'oeuvre où se retrouve dans son intégralité le système de normes et de conventions déclaré caractéristique de la période en question. Il s'agit donc, essentiellement, de suivre dans ses méandres l'évolution des formes littéraires et de rester attentif à l'accueil qui leur fut réservé au cours du temps. C'est en effet par cette double analyse que l'histoire semble pouvoir trouver sa voie propre, aux côtés des diverses approches du fait littéraire, et tenir sur la littérature un discours pertinent.

  • This book provides an overview of pulmonary hypertensive diseases, the current understanding of their pathobiology, and a contemporary approach to diagnosis and treatment. It discusses the definition and classification of these disorders and the epidemiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH); explores the approach to diagnosis and evaluation via methods such as echocardiography, right heart catheterization, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing; describes the major drug classes used to treat PAH and the cell signaling pathways that they target as well as adjunct and investigative therapies; and highlights special situations that are particularly challenging in the management of PAH. Written by experts in their respective fields, Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension is a valuable resource for pulmonologists, cardiologists, and practitioners in internal medicine and critical care.   

  • The seminal reference on the care of laboratory and captive animals, The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals is a must-have for anyone working in this field.  The UFAW Handbook has been the definitive text since 1947. Written for an international audience, it contains contributions from experts from around the world.  The book focuses on best practice principles throughout, providing comprehensive coverage, with all chapters being peer reviewed by anonymous referees. As well as addressing the husbandry of laboratory animals, the content is also of great value to zoos and aquaria.  Changes for the eighth edition: Revised and updated to reflect developments since publication of the previous edition. New chapters on areas of growing concern, including: the 3Rs; phenotyping; statistics and experimental design; welfare assessment; legislation; training of people caring for lab animals; and euthanasia. All material combined into one volume for ease of reference. This book is published on behalf of UFAW (The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare), with whom we also publish the UFAW/Wiley-Blackwell Animal Welfare Book Series.  This major series of books provides an authoritative source of information on worldwide developments, current thinking and best practice in the field of animal welfare science and technology. For details of all of the titles in the series see www.wiley.com/go/ufaw.

  • Driving Your Company's Value: Strategic Benchmarking for Value is a step-by-step book presenting a valuation-oriented methodology that helps companies maximize shareholder value. It offers clear, concise, and concrete methods for management to create and preserve value, complete with case study applications. In an easy-to-read format, it brings together the aspects of the Financial Accounting Standards Boards' new performance measurements, the balanced scorecard, and the new guidelines on fraud detection and Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL).
    * Identifies the critical decisions that most effectuate growth and value.
    * Covers the easy and reliable ways to monitor value of an entity.
    * Demonstrates how management can apportion and allocate resources to achieve the highest value.

  • This first IAS Special Publication contains the oral presentations from a special symposium on pelagic sediments held in Zurich in 1973. The aim of the symposium was to bring together sea-borne researchers involved with the Deep Sea Drilling Project and land-locked researchers studying ancient sediments.
    If you are a member of the International Association of Sedimentologists, for purchasing details, please see: http://www.iasnet.org/publications/details.asp?code=SP3

  • Person-Centered Health Records: Toward HealthePeople provides essential information on person-centered healthcare systems that will serve individuals throughout their lifetime, enabling a new approach to wellness that goes far beyond outpatient visits to the physician's office or hospitalizations. These health systems represent a profound transformation from the present healthcare system because they will enable individuals to protect and promote their own personal health. The center of the healthcare system will be those individuals - not the entities such as hospitals or physician groups. And the circle will encompass the full range of activities that contribute to wellness and to fighting disease - not just those services traditionally defined as "healthcare."
    The book consists of three important sections. Section I addresses how the new person-centered system will change the way individuals care for their own health, giving them health records that accompany them throughout their lives, across the full range of experiences that affect their health. Section II lays out considerations involved in building new systems, including the need to address human factors such as control and ownership and the difficulties involved in relearning and learning to function in changed workflow environments. The third section focuses on approaches to transformation including focuses on delivering change, open source health systems, critical standards convergence, and person-centered systems now in place outside the United States. Chapter highlights include Clinical Impact, Human Factors, Health Security and Privacy, Critical Standards Convergence, and much more.
    To represent the book's depth and breadth, the editors have brought together contributors from varied health care sectors in the United States and elsewhere - public and private, not-for-profit and for-profit - to explicate the concept of the electronic health record and to define the technological enablers that can make it a reality. The editors describe the concept involved in transformation, define the architectural issues and tools involved in building new person-centered systems, and describe the approaches that make it possible to integrate concept, architecture, and tools into person-centered health systems. Person-Centered Health Records: Toward HealthePeople is a must-have for those with an interest in person-centered health systems that can be built using the Web and Web-based tools. Both business and technical leaders will benefit from reading this book.

  • Although there are plenty of books devoted to small business and management research, few give much attention to the small enterprise. This book focuses systematically on researching the small firm, from basic issues of definition, to selecting topics and research designs, to fieldwork problems, data analysis and finally, writing and presenting results.
    The discussion is set in the wider context of issues and problems in business research. Quantitative and especially qualitative approaches are explored and illustrated by drawing in depth on a wide range of research on the small enterprise. The result is an extensive resource book for researchers at all levels to draw upon in planning and conducting effective research.

  • Emphasizes the strategy of experimentation, data analysis, and the interpretation of experimental results. Features numerous examples using actual engineering and scientific studies. Presents statistics as an integral component of experimentation from the planning stage to the presentation of the conclusions. Deep and concentrated experimental design coverage, with equivalent but separate emphasis on the analysis of data from the various designs. Topics can be implemented by practitioners and do not require a high level of training in statistics. New edition includes new and updated material and computer output.