Eric Adam

  • C'est l'album événement de cette célébration ; le 78ème album paru est l'occasion pour Morris de fêter l'anniversaire de son héros(*).

    Cette nouvelle aventure de Lucky Luke porte le nom renommé de « OK Corral », encore un clin d'oeil de Morris aux westerns emblématiques qui ont inspiré l'univers de son personnage.

    L'histoire : à Tombstone, petite ville de l'Ouest, la rivalité pour la candidature à la mairie entre « Old » Clanton et Wyatt Earp, le méchant maire et le sympathique challenger. Sur fond d'ambiance électorale fiévreuse, l'impartial Lucky Luke aidera a imposer un débat démocratique. Mais il se heurtera au plan machiavélique et à la violence des Clanton. Tout finira bien dans un ultime (et inévitable !) règlement de comptes.

    Une cascade de rebondissements et de gags ou Lucky Luke s'illustre notamment avec le « coup du pistolet à tirer dans les coins » qu'il est notoirement le seul à pouvoir réussir.

  • Shark, l'un des criminels le plus recherché au monde, s'approprie une île remplie de bananes et d'Indiens qu'il peut exploiter à sa guise. Il invente une boisson, le Houba banana, et décide d'enlever un Marsupilami pour le faire jouer dans un concours publicitaire. Collin, Rémi, Cavernabrole et le Marsupilami tenteront alors de libérer la petite marsue qui a été enlevée.

  • Le perroquet du grand-père de Collin est un sacré animal : il connaît l'emplacement des diamants trouvés des années auparavant... Pour retrouver ce trésor, Collin va devoir affronter Jules Santoni, qui cherche lui aussi les pierres précieuses mais une surprise surgit de ses bagages ; Rififi le petit Marsu noir est du voyage !

  • Dans cette uchronie religieuse, seuls les polythéismes anciens sont pratiqués. La puissance économique de la Fédération scandinave fait de Stockholm le centre d'influence majeur du monde moderne. C'est alors qu'un massacre de nourrissons est perpétré la nuit de Walpurgis dans la crèche d'un village isolé. Le capitaine de police Martin Gudes nn se voit confier l'enquête, qui va le mener au coeur même du pouvoir...

  • Les dieux antiques n'ont pas disparu et la Guilde du Nord qui domine l'humanité de sa puissance économique a tout intérêt au statu quo. Malheur à ceux qui tenteraient de remettre en cause cet ordre du monde...
    Après avoir échappé au bombardement de Vrstrop, le capitaine Gudesønn et Jonna renforcent leur protection auprès de l'enfant messie. Pourtant son influence sur l'avenir a disparu des dernières prédictions selon le directeur du service d'analyse. Mais la découverte du corps sans vie de l'oracle en charge de ces divinations fait craindre l'intervention de nouveaux intérêts dans cette vaste manipulation...

  • Everyone's heard of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral: the most famous shootout of the Old West, between the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday on the side of law and order, and the Clanton brothers and their gang. A legend told many times in books and films, in sometimes contradictory versions... Fortunately, here is the definitive version at last, restoring the unvarnished truth of what is another triumph of ... Lucky Luke!

  • Let the adventure begin with this straightforward guide to GURPS!
    This is it-the key that unlocks the riches of GURPS (Generic Universal Role Playing System) and gives you a wealth of information on how to create your character and fine-tune your play. Produced in partnership with Steve Jackson Games, the game's creator, GURPS For Dummies is the ideal companion to GURPS Basic Set, 4th Edition that explains the rules. It gives you insight into the choices you'll make in everything from creating a fun, dynamic character using the allotted number of points, to playing in an adventure, to becoming a GM. Whether you want to be an Amazon princess or a stalwart warrior, an old-fashioned swashbuckler or a modern investigator, a tough cop or a cat burglar, a sorcerer casting spells or a cosmic ranger, fighting lawlessness in the asteroids, this guide will help you: Determine your character's basic attributes: IQ, DX (dexterity), ST (strength) and HT (health) Figure out your character's secondary characteristics Choose advantages (including powers and perks) and disadvantages (including quirks and disadvantages with a self-control roll modifier) Optimize your points by using talents Select your skills based on functional area or the campaign setting Enhance your character with spells, magic items, magic staves, and powerstones Strategically purchase equipment for different characters, tech levels, and campaign types Create and manage a character sheet, write a character background, keep a character log, and more-all with samples Choose good combat techniques and play with your character If you want to become a GM, this guide gets you going with advice on creating the adventure, managing the character creation process, managing combat, and interpreting the rules. There's even a handy Cheat Sheet tear-out GM screen in the front of the book. There are tips throughout, plus advice on how to: Create your very own GURPS universe for your campaign, whether it's dungeon-crawl, high-adventure, combat-focused, puzzle-focused, or masquerade-type Provide a basic write-up of the world for your players, including technology level, supernatural and supernormal abilities and powers, races, setting, character templates, cultural and social information, and limitations Create an electronic combat grid, a battle log, a tactical map, and more-with samples Do mapping, planning, and plotting Create memorable NPC (nonplayer characters), both good guys and bad guys GURPS For Dummies helps you create more detailed, exciting, and interesting characters and take your game to the next level. That's important whether you're saving a princess or saving the planet...searching for hidden treasure or for secrets to eliminate disease... fighting crime or combating armies of evil robots...casting spells in medieval castles or destroying terrorist cells in modern day milieus. With GURPS, the only limitation is your imagination.

  • This handbook examines evidence-based treatment of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders for a broad clinical audience. Focusing on both children and adults with these conditions, it discusses various manifestations of OCD (e.g., contamination, perfectionism), related conditions (e.g., hoarding, trichotillomania, and Tourette syndrome), and cases with complicating factors. Chapters describe case specifics, offer assessment guidelines, and illustrate evidence-based psychotherapy. Case examples depict real-life complexities of presentation, notably in terms of comorbid conditions and hard-to-treat subpopulations.Topical areas addressed in the Handbook include:Phenomenology, assessment, and treatment of multiple types of OCD in adults and children.Treating "not just right experiences" in children with OCD.Treating obsessive compulsive disorder in very young children.Treatment of OCD comorbid with other disorders like depression and Autism Spectrum Disorder.Treatment of OCD when presenting with complicating factors like limited insight, extreme family accommodation, and poor motivation.The Clinical Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders is an essential resource for clinicians and professionals as well as researchers, and graduate students in clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, counseling programs, pediatrics, public health, and related disciplines.

  • This book explains why applications running on cloud might not deliver the same service reliability, availability, latency and overall quality to end users as they do when the applications are running on traditional (non-virtualized, non-cloud) configurations, and explains what can be done to mitigate that risk.

  • A holistic approach to service reliability and availability of cloud computingReliability and Availability of Cloud Computing provides IS/IT system and solution architects, developers, and engineers with the knowledge needed to assess the impact of virtualization and cloud computing on service reliability and availability. It reveals how to select the most appropriate design for reliability diligence to assure that user expectations are met.Organized in three parts (basics, risk analysis, and recommendations), this resource is accessible to readers of diverse backgrounds and experience levels. Numerous examples and more than 100 figures throughout the book help readers visualize problems to better understand the topicand the authors present risks and options in bulleted lists that can be applied directly to specific applications/problems.Special features of this book include:Rigorous analysis of the reliability and availability risks that are inherent in cloud computingSimple formulas that explain the quantitative aspects of reliability and availabilityEnlightening discussions of the ways in which virtualized applications and cloud deployments differ from traditional system implementations and deploymentsSpecific recommendations for developing reliable virtualized applications and cloud-based solutionsReliability and Availability of Cloud Computing is the guide for IS/IT staff in business, government, academia, and non-governmental organizations who are moving their applications to the cloud. It is also an important reference for professionals in technical sales, product management, and quality management, as well as software and quality engineers looking to broaden their expertise.

  • How Geographic Redundancy Can Improve Service Availability and Reliability of Computer-Based SystemsEnterprises make significant investments in geographically redundant systems to mitigate the very unlikely risk of a natural or man-made disaster rendering their primary site inaccessible or destroying it completely. While geographic redundancy has obvious benefits for disaster recovery, it is far less obvious what benefit georedundancy offers for more common hardware, software, and human failures. Beyond Redundancy provides both a theoretical and practical treatment of the feasible and likely benefits from geographic redundancy for both service availability and service reliability.The book is organized into three sections:Basics provides the necessary background on georedundancy and service availabilityModeling and Analysis of Redundancy gives the technical and mathematical details of service availability modeling of georedundant configurationsRecommendations offers specific recommendations on architecture, requirements, design, testing, and analysis of georedundant configurationsA complete georedundant case study is included to illustrate the recommendations. The book considers both georedundant systems and georedundant solutions. The text also provides a general discussion about the capital expense/operating expense tradeoff that frames system redundancy and georedundancy. These added features make Beyond Redundancy an invaluable resource for network/system planners, IS/IT personnel, system architects, system engineers, developers, testers, and disaster recovery/business continuity consultants and planners.

  • This reader introduces students to examples of the most important research in the field of economic geography.
    Brings together the most important research contributions to economic geography.
    Editorial commentary makes the material accessible for students.
    The editors are highly respected in their field.

  • "The biggest strength of the book is its pedagogic design, which will appeal to new entrants in the field but also leaves space for methodological debates... It is well suited for use on general courses but it also involves far more than an introduction and is full of theoretical insights for a more theoretically advanced audience."
    - Economic Geography Research Group


    In the last fifteen years economic geography has experienced a number of fundamental theoretical and methodological shifts. Politics and Practice in Economic Geography explains and interrogates these fundamental issues of research practice in the discipline.

    Concerned with examining the methodological challenges associated with that 'cultural turn', the text explains and discusses:

    qualitative and ethnographic methodologies
    the role and significance of quantitative and numerical methods
    the methodological implications of both post-structural and feminist theories
    the use of case-study approaches
    the methodological relation between the economic geography and neoclassical economics, economic sociology, and economic anthropology.

    Leading contributors examine substantive methodological issues in economic geography and make a distinctive contribution to economic-geographical debate and practice.

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