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  • Tous les vivants Nouv.

    Tous les vivants

    C.E. Morgan

    "Jamais elle n'avait connu le fardeau ou la joie d'épouser les contours d'un autre. Elle n'avait eu qu'elle-même. Et lorsque Orren était arrivé, l'amour s'était présenté tel un accident, son esprit avait été emporté par les mouvements de son corps, son coeur soudain saisi de n'être rien d'autre qu'une chambre d'écho."

    Orren et Aloma, deux jeunes âmes à vif, sont amoureux. Leur vie bascule le jour où la famille d'Orren meurt dans un accident de voiture. Il est désormais le seul responsable d'une vaste plantation de tabac et d'une maison où flotte encore la présence des êtres disparus. Livrée à elle-même dans ces lieux si peu familiers, au coeur des montagnes du Kentucky, Aloma peine à se faire une place. Doit-elle se soumettre aux engagements du couple au risque de sacrifier sa liberté de femme ?

  • La civilisation du savoir née des évolutions technologiques et de l'émergence de l'économie numérique appelle des transformations du droit du travail et, au-delà, du droit social. Cet ouvrage montre comment le droit social est un droit vivant s'adaptant aux transformations technologiques pour concilier protection du travailleur et efficacité économique. Ces deux objectifs ne sont pas antagoniques, mais complémentaires. Ce n'est pas aux nouvelles formes de travail suscitées par la société du numérique de s'adapter à un droit social conçu dans une société antérieure, la société de l'usine. C'est au droit social de s'adapter pour que sa fonction protectrice concerne l'ensemble des travailleurs et toutes les formes d'activité, y compris les plus récentes. Ces transformations doivent faire plus de place à la convention et à l'accord collectif. La nécessité de ce changement est devenue plus pressante dans le contexte de la crise de la Covid-19 qui accélère la révolution numérique. Jacques Barthélémy est avocat conseil en droit social, fondateur du cabinet Barthélémy Avocats. Il a été professeur associé à la faculté de droit de Montpellier. Gilbert Cette est professeur d'économie à Neoma Business School, expert du marché du travail. 

  • La croissance économique n'a jamais été aussi faible depuis un siècle et demi que sur ces deux dernières décennies. Pourtant, chacun perçoit que la révolution numérique va totalement bouleverser la donne dans un avenir proche. Comme les précédentes révolutions technologiques, ces innovations peuvent constituer une fantastique opportunité de croissance à condition de nous y préparer. La croissance connaîtrait alors un bel avenir, nous permettant d'affronter plus sereinement les grands défis du XXIe siècle comme la soutenabilité environnementale de cette croissance, le vieillissement de la population, le désendettement ou la réduction des inégalités... En étudiant les trajectoires de nombreux pays sur les deux derniers siècles, cet ouvrage identifie les principaux ressorts de la croissance. Avec une attention toute particulière portée sur la France et l'Europe, il démontre la nécessité d'adapter notre régulation économique afin de bénéficier pleinement des fruits des changements technologiques en cours. Tout ce qu'il faut savoir pour comprendre les enjeux actuels du débat sur la croissance. Antonin Bergeaud est économiste à la Banque de France et expert de la productivité, de l'innovation et de la dynamique des entreprises. Gilbert Cette est économiste à la Banque de France, professeur associé à l'université d'Aix-Marseille, expert du marché du travail, de la croissance et de la productivité, et auteur de nombreux livres qui font référence sur le sujet. Rémy Lecat est économiste à la Banque de France et enseignant à l'université d'Aix-Marseille, expert de la productivité et de l'immobilier. Les positions exprimées dans ce livre ne reflètent pas nécessairement celles de la Banque de France ou de l'Eurosystème. 

  • Quelles réponses apporter à la transformation rapide du marché du travail sous l'effet de la révolution numérique ? Les statuts actuels - salarié, indépendant - sont-ils adaptés à ces nouvelles réalités ? Et comment faciliter le passage de l'un à l'autre sans sacrifier les protections sociales ? Jacques Barthélémy et Gilbert Cette nous proposent avec ce livre un cadre ambitieux et novateur pour repenser le droit du travail. Faisant le point sur ce qu'on appelle l'ubérisation de l'économie, ils en soulignent les limites et les risques réels. Si celle-ci doit être largement relativisée, reste que les outils numériques facilitent le cumul d'activités et les créations d'entreprises. C'est pour répondre à ce mouvement en profondeur de la société française et en faire une opportunité qu'ils s'attellent ici à la définition d'un droit à la fois global et protecteur. Jacques Barthélémy est avocat conseil en droit social, fondateur du cabinet Barthélémy Avocats. Il a été professeur associé à la faculté de droit de Montpellier. Gilbert Cette est professeur d'économie associé à l'université d'Aix-Marseille, expert du marché du travail. 

  • Notre Code du travail est doublement inefficace : lourd et complexe, il bride l'activité économique sans pour autant protéger correctement les travailleurs. Sa refondation est donc une impérieuse nécessité. C'est précisément l'objet de ce livre commandité par Terra Nova à Jacques Barthélémy et Gilbert Cette. Leur solution ? Ouvrir largement la possibilité de substituer au maquis des lois et règlements actuels des normes issues de la négociation collective. Décidées au plus près des réalités par les principaux intéressés, ces normes nouvelles seraient plus adaptées, plus protectrices et plus inclusives. Naturellement, elles auraient pour limite les différentes composantes de l'ordre public : le droit supranational, le respect des libertés et droits fondamentaux, les grands principes des droits du travail, syndical, de la sécurité sociale... Mais, au-delà de cette limite, la liberté de contracter collectivement s'imposerait dans l'intérêt de tous. Une véritable révolution copernicienne de notre culture politique et sociale. Jacques Barthélémy est avocat conseil en droit social, fondateur du cabinet Barthélémy Avocats et expert des questions de droit du travail et de protection sociale. Il a été professeur associé à la faculté de droit de Montpellier. Gilbert Cette est professeur d'économie associé à l'université d'Aix-Marseille, expert des questions de croissance, de productivité et de marché du travail.? Terra Nova est un think tank progressiste indépendant. 

  • This book is the first comprehensive account of the phonology and morphology of Arabic. It is a pioneering work of scholarship based on the author's research in the region.

    Arabic is a Semitic language spoken by some 250 million people in an area stretching from Morocco in the West to parts of Iran in the East. Apart from its great intrinsic interest, the importance of the language for phonological and morphological theory lies, as the author shows, in its rich root-and-pattern morphology and its large set of guttural consonants. Dr Watson focuses on two eastern dialects, Cairene and San'ani. Cairene is typical of an advanced urban Mediterranean dialect and has a
    cultural importance throughout the Arab world; it is also the variety learned by most foreign speakers of Arabic. San'ani, spoken in Yemen, is representative of a conservative peninsula dialect. In addition the book makes extensive reference to other dialects as well as to classical and Modern
    Standard Arabic.

    The volume opens with an overview of the history and varieties of Arabic, and the position of Arabic within Semitic. Dialectal differences and similarities are discussed in successive chapters which cover the phoneme system and the representation of phonological features; the syllable and syllabification; word stress; derivational morphology; inflectional morphology; lexical phonology; and post-lexical phonology. The Phonology and Morphology of Arabic will be of great interest to
    Arabists and comparative Semiticists, as well as to phonologists, morphologists, and linguists more generally.

  • The Bible contains four Gospels which tell the story of Jesus of Nazareth. And yet, many more Gospels once existed. Who, then, determined which Gospels would, for the next two thousand years, serve as the main gateways to Jesus and his teaching?

    Recent books and films have traced the decision to a series of fourth-century councils and powerful bishops. After achieving victory over their rivals for the Christian name, these key players, we are now told, conspired to 'rewrite history' to make it look like their version of Christianity was the original one preached by Jesus and his apostles: the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John became the prime tools for their re-sculpting of the Christian story, leading to the destruction of
    previously treasured writings like the Gospels of Judas, Mary, and Thomas. Are the four canonical Gospels, then, in the Bible as the result of a great, ecclesiastical conspiracy? Or does this explanation itself represent another 'rewriting of history', this time by a group of modern academics?

    Who Chose the Gospels? takes us to the scholarship behind the headlines, examining the great (and ongoing) controversy about how to look at ancient books about Jesus. How the four Biblical Gospels emerged into prominence among their competitors is a crucial question for everyone interested in understanding the historical Jesus and the development of the Christian church.

  • The Bible contains four Gospels which tell the story of Jesus of Nazareth. And yet, many more Gospels once existed. Who, then, determined which Gospels would, for the next two thousand years, serve as the main gateways to Jesus and his teaching?

    Recent books and films have traced the decision to a series of fourth-century councils and powerful bishops. After achieving victory over their rivals for the Christian name, these key players, we are now told, conspired to 'rewrite history' to make it look like their version of Christianity was the original one preached by Jesus and his apostles: the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John became the prime tools for their re-sculpting of the Christian story, leading to the destruction of
    previously treasured writings like the Gospels of Judas, Mary, and Thomas. Are the four canonical Gospels, then, in the Bible as the result of a great, ecclesiastical conspiracy? Or does this explanation itself represent another 'rewriting of history', this time by a group of modern academics?

    Who Chose the Gospels? takes us to the scholarship behind the headlines, examining the great (and ongoing) controversy about how to look at ancient books about Jesus. How the four Biblical Gospels emerged into prominence among their competitors is a crucial question for everyone interested in understanding the historical Jesus and the development of the Christian church.

  • Women, Poetry, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century Britain offers a new account of women's engagement in the poetic and political cultures of seventeenth-century England and Scotland, based on poetry that was produced and circulated in manuscript. Katherine Philips is often regarded as the first in a cluster of women writers, including Margaret Cavendish and Aphra Behn, who were political, secular, literary, print-published, and renowned. Sarah C. E. Ross
    explores a new corpus of political poetry by women, offering detailed readings of Elizabeth Melville, Anne Southwell, Jane Cavendish, Hester Pulter, and Lucy Hutchinson, and making the compelling case that female political poetics emerge out of social and religious poetic modes and out of manuscript-based
    authorial practices.

    Situating each writer in her political and intellectual contexts, from early covenanting Scotland to Restoration England, this volume explores women's political articulation in the devotional lyric, biblical verse paraphrase, occasional verse, elegy, and emblem. For women, excluded from the public-political sphere, these rhetorically-modest genres and the figural language of poetry offered vital modes of political expression; and women of diverse affiliations use religious and social poetics,
    the tropes of family and household, and the genres of occasionality that proliferated in manuscript culture to imagine the state. Attending also to the transmission and reception of women's poetry in networks of varying reach, Sarah C. E. Ross reveals continuities and evolutions in women's
    relationship to politics and poetry, and identifies a female tradition of politicised poetry in manuscript spanning the decades before, during, and after the Civil Wars.

  • Anglais Brother's Keeper

    C E Smith

    When disgraced American doctor Burkett's twin is murdered while working for a Christian medical charity, Burkett travels to war-torn Khandak to claim his brother's body. Staring down at the lifeless form in the mortuary, it is as though Burkett is gazing at his own failings. His twin was first and best: the better athlete, better doctor; their father's favourite.Hooked on prescription drugs and booze, Burkett has little to go home to, and so he agrees to take over his brother's surgical clinic. He struggles through the days, sliding inexorably into a spiral of drug abuse. Then he and his twin's devoutly Christian colleague Nick are taken hostage by Islamic fundamentalists. Forced into withdrawal, Burkett is nursed by Nick, and mutual suspicion blooms into hatred. As their plight becomes ever more desperate, Burkett becomes convinced that their captors are his brother's murderers, and that revenge may be the path to redemption, even if it means death.Gripping and suspenseful to the last page, Brother's Keeper is a remarkable novel, that vividly and unflinchingly explores pain and healing, empathy and enmity, forgiveness and revenge.

  • 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.

  • Fonfon, La Smala, Druide, Bambou, Plume et Sarcelle... Dix maisons d'éditions se consacrant aux livres jeunesses ont vu le jour en cinq ans. Pourquoi une telle prolifération de petites enseignes alors que le marché est saturé depuis un bon moment? Lurelu s'est intéressé à ce qui motive les personnes à se lancer dans l'édition jeunesse au Québec. En entrevue, l'écrivaine Linda Amyot, dont les deux romans jeunesse ont été doublement primé, nous parle de son processus d'écriture, de ses liens avec les jeunes lecteurs et de sa relation avec la critique. À découvrir aussi dans ce numéro, la 10e édition du festival Petits bonheurs qui se consacre aux spectacles pour les tout-petits, le texte gagnant du premier prix, catégorie 10 ans et plus, du concours littéraire Lurelu 2014 ainsi qu'une section critique bien remplie avec près de 160 publications recensées.

  • This book documents the advantages and limitations of various electricity generation methods. It illustrates how both electricity and motor fuel can be cost-effectively derived from coal, natural gas or other indigenous fuels, thereby eliminating our dependence on imported oil and the power of OPEC. It favours electricity generation systems powered exclusively by natural gas, coal, nuclear and renewables and motor vehicles powered by hydrogen (electricity from coal gasification with carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) and hydrogen as the fuel powering fuel-cell electric vehicles produced from natural gas or by gasifying coal With CCS.)  The book also demonstrates that the US can meet the Climate Change goal of reducing all greenhouse gases by 80% below 1990 levels in both the transportation and electric utility sectors using hydrogen and coal.

  • This book describes the fundamental building-block of many new computer vision systems: dense and robust correspondence estimation. Dense correspondence estimation techniques are now successfully being used to solve a wide range of computer vision problems, very different from the traditional applications such techniques were originally developed to solve. This book introduces the techniques used for establishing correspondences between challenging image pairs, the novel features used to make these techniques robust, and the many problems dense correspondences are now being used to solve. The book provides information to anyone attempting to utilize dense correspondences in order to solve new or existing computer vision problems. The editors describe how to solve many computer vision problems by using dense correspondence estimation. Finally, it surveys resources, code and data, necessary for expediting the development of effective correspondence-based computer vision systems.

  • This book explores the history of mechanical engineering since the Bronze Age. Focusing on machinery inventions and the development of mechanical technology, it also discusses the machinery industry and modern mechanical education. The evolution of machinery is divided into three stages: Ancient (before the European Renaissance), Modern (mainly including the two Industrial Revolutions) and Contemporary (since the Revolution in Physics, especially post Second World War). The book not only clarifies the development of mechanical engineering, but also reveals the driving forces behind it - e.g. the economy, national defense and human scientific research activities - to highlight the links between technology and society; mechanical engineering and the natural sciences; and mechanical engineering and related technological areas.Though mainly intended as a textbook or supplemental reading for graduate students, the book also offers a unique resource for researchers and engineers in mechanical engineering who wish to broaden their horizons.

  • The Management of Industrial Forest Plantations. Theoretical Foundations and Applications provides a synthesis of current knowledge about industrial forestry management planning processes. It covers components of the forest supply chain ranging from modelling techniques to management planning approaches and information and communication technology support. It may provide effective support to education, research and outreach activities that focus on forest industrial plantations management. It may contribute further to support forest managers when developing industrial plantations management plans. The book includes the discussion of applications in 26 Management Planning in Actions boxes. These applications highlight the linkage between theory and practice and the contribution of models, methods and management planning approaches to the efficiency and the effectiveness of industrial plantations management planning.

  • In this volume, Prof. Ye and his coworkers propose and review the concept of nano-bio probe design for biochemical analysis on the basis of their recent published works. A unique biochemical analysis technology based on fluorescence polarization enhanced by nanoparticles is described here with successful applications in environmental monitoring, rapid and sensitive sensing protease activity and high-throughput screening of inhibitors. Furthermore, they introduce a versatile molecular beacon (MB)-like probe for the multiplex sensing of targets such as sequence-specific DNA, protein, metal ions and small molecule compounds based on the self-assembled biomolecule-graphene conjugates. Besides, some colorimetric and luminescence probes utilizing metal nanoparticles for biochemical applications are also presented, such as chiral enantiomer discrimination and separation, environmental monitoring, clinic diagnosis and etc.

  • Riding on the success of 3D cinema blockbusters and advances in stereoscopic display technology, 3D video applications have gathered momentum in recent years. 3D-TV System with Depth-Image-Based Rendering: Architectures, Techniques and Challenges surveys depth-image-based 3D-TV systems, which are expected to be put into applications in the near future. Depth-image-based rendering (DIBR) significantly enhances the 3D visual experience compared to stereoscopic systems currently in use. DIBR techniques make it possible to generate additional viewpoints using 3D warping techniques to adjust the perceived depth of stereoscopic videos and provide for auto-stereoscopic displays that do not require glasses for viewing the 3D image.  The material includes a technical review and literature survey of components and complete systems, solutions for technical issues, and implementation of prototypes. The book is organized into four sections: System Overview, Content Generation, Data Compression and Transmission, and 3D Visualization and Quality Assessment. This book will benefit researchers, developers, engineers, and innovators, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students working in relevant areas.

  • One-Dimensional Nanostructures: Electrospinning Technique and Unique Nanofibers is a comprehensive book depicting the electrospinning technique and related 1D unique electrospun nanofibers. The first part of the book focuses on electrospinning technique, with chapters describing Electrospinning setup, electrospinning theories, and related working parameter. The second part of the book describes in detail specific topics on how to control the electrospun fiber properties such as how to control the fiber direction, how to control the fiber surface morphology, how to control the fiber structure, and how to construct 3D structures by electrospun fibers. The final part of the book depicts the applications of the electrospun nanofibers, with sections describing in detail specific fields such as electrospun nanofiber reinforcement, filtration, electronic devices, lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells, biomedical field, and so on. One-Dimensional Nanostructures: Electrospinning Technique and Unique Nanofibers is designed to bring state-of-the-art on electrospinning together into a single book and will be valuable resource for scientists in the electrospinning field and other scientists involved in biomedical field, mechanical field, materials, and energy field. Dr. Zhenyu Li is an associate professor at the Dept. of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun, P. R. China. Currently, he also holds the position in Australian Future Fibres Research & Innovation Centre, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.Dr. Ce Wang is a professor at the Dept. of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun, P. R. China.

  • 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.

  • Tensor is a natural representation for multi-dimensional data, and tensor computation can avoid possible multi-linear data structure loss in classical matrix computation-based data analysis.

     

    This book is intended to provide non-specialists an overall understanding of tensor computation and its applications in data analysis, and benefits researchers, engineers, and students with theoretical, computational, technical and experimental details. It presents a systematic and up-to-date overview of tensor decompositions from the engineer's point of view, and comprehensive coverage of tensor computation based data analysis techniques. In addition, some practical examples in machine learning, signal processing, data mining, computer vision, remote sensing, and biomedical engineering are also presented for easy understanding and implementation. These data analysis techniques may be further applied in other applications on neuroscience, communication, psychometrics, chemometrics, biometrics, quantum physics, quantum chemistry, etc.

     

    The discussion begins with basic coverage of notations, preliminary operations in tensor computations, main tensor decompositions and their properties. Based on them, a series of tensor-based data analysis techniques are presented as the tensor extensions of their classical matrix counterparts, including tensor dictionary learning, low rank tensor recovery, tensor completion, coupled tensor analysis, robust principal tensor component analysis, tensor regression, logistical tensor regression, support tensor machine, multilinear discriminate analysis, tensor subspace clustering, tensor-based deep learning, tensor graphical model and tensor sketch. The discussion also includes a number of typical applications with experimental results, such as image reconstruction, image enhancement, data fusion, signal recovery, recommendation system, knowledge graph acquisition, traffic flow prediction, link prediction, environmental prediction, weather forecasting, background extraction, human pose estimation, cognitive state classification from fMRI, infrared small target detection, heterogeneous information networks clustering, multi-view image clustering, and deep neural network compression.

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