Chatterlee. 1927. Le fleuve Mississipi est en crue et menace de dévaster des villes entières. Des villes qui ont vécu il n'y a pas si longtemps encore de la richesse des plantations de coton où l'esclavage était de mise. Un être venu d'ailleurs aux pouvoirs extraordinaires descend littéralement du ciel et fait irruption au milieu de cette catastrophe naturelle. Sa peau est noire...
Les hordes de Darkseid ont infiltré pendant des mois la Terre et se
préparent désormais à une attaque décisive qui va la faire tomber
sous le joug du despote d'Apokolips. Dépassés, les super-héros vont
devoir s'organiser en poches de résistance afin de repousser
l'invasion imminente, et les pertes vont s'avérer des plus lourdes
dans les deux camps ! (Contient FINAL CRISIS #1-7 + FINAL CRISIS:
SUPERMAN BEYOND #1-2 + FINAL CRISIS: SUBMIT #1+ BATMAN #682-683)
Wesley mène une existence un peu minable, jusqu'au jour où il découvre que son père était le Killer, le plus célèbre des assassins. Il réalise alors que le monde est dirigé par une société secrète de super-vilains. En rejoignant cette nouvelle « famille », Wesley le loser va embrasser une nouvelle destinée.
Gynecologic cancer includes cancer of the female lower genital tract: vagina, vulva, cervix, endometrium, uterus, and ovaries.
Gynecologic Cancer is the fourth volume in the M.D. Anderson Cancer Care Series, featuring the current standard approach to gynecologic cancer care from the experts at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Designed for the practicing oncologist, this clinical guidebook allows for quick, authoritative access to the latest and best multimodality therapies. Topics covered in this volume include primary prevention and early detection, preinvasive diseases of female lower genital tract, pathology and imaging of gynecologica malignancies, treatment of vaginal, cervical, endometrial, uterine cancers. Discussions also address fertility-sparing options for treatment of women with gynecologica cancers as well as sexuality in women with gyn malignancies. Each of the 20 chapters ends with an up-to-date list of suggested readings, as well as "key practice points" highlighting the most principles and practices of each chapter for at-a-glance reference. More than 80 illustrations complement the text. This thorough, practical volume is the essential clinical guide for the oncologists, surgeons, and all physicians involved in the care of patients with gynecologic cancer.
The Novartis Foundation Series is a popular collection of the proceedings from Novartis Foundation Symposia, in which groups of leading scientists from a range of topics across biology, chemistry and medicine assembled to present papers and discuss results. The Novartis Foundation, originally known as the Ciba Foundation, is well known to scientists and clinicians around the world.
While the ashes of the Holocaust were still fresh, Polish Jewish attorney Raphael Lemkin put a name to the tragedy that had decimated his family - genocide. The twentieth century was brutally scarred by the massive scale of genocide and its manifest forms of ethnic cleansing, massacres, and atrocities. We ask how these horrors can be visually translated to the screen while both maintaining their authenticity and serving as commercial «entertainment». Through an analysis of a series of poignant films on the plight of the Native Americans, the controversial Armenian genocide, the Holocaust and its legacy, the killing fields of Cambodia, and the Hutu-sponsored massacres in Rwanda, the reader can grasp the driving mechanisms of genocide and ethnic cleansing. The oft-repeated, «Never again» rings hollow to our ears in the wake of these tragedies in a post-Holocaust era. The films discussed here, both features and documentaries, are set in an historical context that sheds light on the dark side of humanity and are then discussed with the hope of better understanding our frailty. In the end, however, we ask can the «unrepresentable» ever be represented?
The revised fourth edition of Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology continues to provide the most current, evidence-based information for determining the appropriate medical and surgical options for screening for, diagnosing, and treating gastrointestinal conditions. With contributions from an international team of leading experts in the field, the 4th edition includes practical recommendations for the care of individual patients based on the latest scientific evidence.
Provides a comprehensive overview of the basic concepts behind the application and designs of medical instrumentation This premiere reference on medical instrumentation describes the principles, applications, and design of the medical instrumentation most commonly used in hospitals. It places great emphasis on design principles so that scientists with limited background in electronics can gain enough information to design instruments that may not be commercially available. The revised edition includes new material on microcontroller-based medical instrumentation with relevant code, device design with circuit simulations and implementations, dry electrodes for electrocardiography, sleep apnea monitor, Infusion pump system, medical imaging techniques and electrical safety. Each chapter includes new problems and updated reference material that covers the latest medical technologies. Medical Instrumentation: Application and Design, Fifth Edition covers general concepts that are applicable to all instrumentation systems, including the static and dynamic characteristics of a system, the engineering design process, the commercial development and regulatory classifications, and the electrical safety, protection, codes and standards for medical devices. The readers learn about the principles behind various sensor mechanisms, the necessary amplifier and filter designs for analog signal processing, and the digital data acquisition, processing, storage and display using microcontrollers. The measurements of both cardiovascular dynamics and respiratory dynamics are discussed, as is the developing field of biosensors. The book also covers general concepts of clinical laboratory instrumentation, medical imaging, various therapeutic and prosthetic devices, and more. Emphasizes design throughout so scientists and engineers can create medical instruments Updates the coverage of modern sensor signal processing New material added to the chapter on modern microcontroller use Features revised chapters, descriptions, and references throughout Includes many new worked out examples and supports student problem-solving Offers updated, new, and expanded materials on a companion webpage Supplemented with a solutions manual containing complete solutions to all problems Medical Instrumentation: Application and Design, Fifth Edition is an excellent book for a senior to graduate-level course in biomedical engineering and will benefit other health professionals involved with the topic.
This book aims to further advance the field of reintroduction biology beyond the considerable progress made since the formation of the IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group. Using an issue-based framework that purposely avoids a structure based on case studies the book's central theme is advocating a strategic approach to reintroduction where all actions are guided by explicit theoretical frameworks based on clearly defined objectives. Issues covered include husbandry and intensive management, monitoring, and genetic and health management. Although taxonomically neutral there is a recognised dominance of bird and mammal studies that reflects the published research in this field. The structure and content are designed for use by people wanting to bridge the research-management gap, such as conservation managers wanting to expand their thinking about reintroduction-related decisions, or researchers who seek to make useful applied contributions to reintroduction.