• Comment se prennent les décisions à l'échelle des régions métropolitaines et par qui sont-elles prises ? Quels sont les moyens utilisés par les parties pour arriver à établir et mettre en oeuvre des politiques et des projets communs pour leur ville et leur agglomération ? Et quelle est la place de la participation publique dans ces décisions ? Bref, comment se déroulent les processus de planification à l'ère de la gouvernance et de la collaboration ? En mettant en parallèle cinq métropoles canadiennes - Québec, Montréal, Ottawa-Gatineau, Toronto et Vancouver -, cet ouvrage jette un regard neuf sur la construction de l'action publique territoriale et les régimes urbains. Issu des travaux conjoints de chercheurs canadiens en aménagement et en urbanisme, il illustre clairement les similitudes, les contrastes et les particularités des dynamiques de gouvernance et de planification de ces cinq régions. Il révèle finalement la nature des relations politiques qui lient les échelles d'action en matière d'aménagement et de développement, et analyse les rapports de force, les jeux de pouvoir et la nature des conflits qui en découlent.

  • On ne peut pas réduire l'histoire d'Evelyne à son vécu religieux au sein d'une assemblée de frères. Ses parents, qui tentaient de reprendre une vie commune, espéraient un garçon, après la naissance de trois filles. Mais Evelyne est née... Encore une fille ! Une petite fille qui a grandi, cahin-caha, au milieu d'un couple désuni et en difficulté matérielle, tiraillée entre un père « coupable et absent » et une mère « courage » qui tenait la barre à travers des méthodes d'éducation humiliantes. Cependant, le repli au sein d'une communauté religieuse intégriste et moralisante a probablement renforcé le sentiment de honte et les craintes d'Evelyne. Comment exprimer sa peur de Jésus, alors qu'il est censé apporter paix et joie ? Quel est l'impact des prophéties apocalyptiques sur une petite fille déjà fragilisée ?
    Dédicace :
    À Lucien, Natacha et Marie

  • Quand l'écriture retrouve la photographie « Autour d'un mot » cela donne un recueil poétique où la créativité s'explore juste avec légèreté et joyeuseté.

  • This holiday season, four bestselling authors give the gift that keeps on giving: gripping tales of special agents in a covert agency, out to protect the innocent . . . by any means necessary.
    Snowball's Chance by Cherry Adair-Kendall decks the halls, unaware that a serial killer has her on the top of his list. Of course, being naughty with the sexy good guy sent to protect her would be so nice.
    Santa Slave by Leanne Banks-After her best friend disappears, Hilary takes matters into her own hands and finds herself caught in the throes of danger, while a hunky male operative hopes to mix pleasure with business.
    Runaway Santa by Pamela Britton-Biologist Kaitlyn Moneypenny's research is finally leading to a big scientific breakthrough . . . and mortal peril. When bullets start to fly, so do the sparks between Kaitlyn and her Santa-clad rescuer.
    Killer Christmas by Kelsey Roberts-When several Santas are murdered at a swanky department store, the new CEO, Meghan Beckham, had better watch out, had better not cry-because a serial killer has come to town.
    From the Paperback edition.

  • Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of standard methods for biodiversity sampling of amphibians, with information on analyzing and using data that will interest biologists in general.
    In this manual, nearly fifty herpetologists recommend ten standard sampling procedures for measuring and monitoring amphibian and many other populations. The contributors discuss each procedure, along with the circumstances for its appropriate use. In addition, they provide a detailed protocol for each procedure's implementation, a list of necessary equipment and personnel, and suggestions for analyzing the data.
    The data obtained using these standard methods are comparable across sites and through time and, as a result, are extremely useful for making decisions about habitat protection, sustained use, and restoration--decisions that are particularly relevant for threatened amphibian populations.

  • This new volume in the Counterpoints series compares and contrasts different conceptions of working memory, generally recognized as the mechanism within the human cognitive system that is responsible for the temporary storage and processing of information. This notion has been used in a wide variety of ways, partly because it encapsulates several themes that have appeared in the history of research into human memory and cognition. Consequently, variations in the usage of the term working memory also arise because it is invoked by theorists with different research agendas and perspectives. The book includes contributions from proponents of different views: Robert Logie discusses the existence of three different components that control temporary verbal storage, temporary visuo-spatial storage, and the central coordination of both processing and storage, including the retrieval of information from long-term memory. Ellen Stoltzfus, Lynn Hasher, and Rose Zacks focus on the inhibitory processes that control the entrance of information into working memory and update the contents by deleting information that is no longer relevant to the task at hand. Randall Engle argues that individual differences in working memory are tantamount to differences in the attentional resources needed to retrieve information from memory, and that these lead to differences in the ability to inhibit or suppress irrelevant information. Finally, editor John Richardson identifies the key issues that have divided researchers in this field and gives an integrated account of what has been discovered about working memory. As interest in working memory is increasing at a rapid pace, an open discussion of the central issues involved is both useful and timely. This work serves this purpose for cognitive psychologists and their students.

  • Write Like a Chemist is a unique guide to chemistry-specific writing. Written with National Science Foundation support and extensively piloted in chemistry courses nationwide, it offers a structured approach to writing that targets four important chemistry genres: the journal article, conference abstract, scientific poster, and research proposal. Chemistry students, post-docs, faculty, and other professionals interested in perfecting their disciplinary writing will find it an indispensable reference. Users of the book will learn to write through a host of exercises, ranging in difficulty from correcting single words and sentences to writing professional-quality papers, abstracts, posters, and proposals. The books read-analyze-write approach teaches students to analyze what they read and then write, paying attention to audience, organization, writing conventions, grammar, and science content, thereby turning the complex process of writing into graduated, achievable tasks. Concise writing and organizational skills are stressed throughout, and move structures teach students conventional ways to present their stories of scientific discovery. This resource includes over 350 excerpts from ACS journal articles, ACS conference abstracts, and successful NSF CAREER proposals, excerpts that will serve as useful models of chemistry writing for years to come. Other special features: Usable in chemistry lab, lecture, and writing-dedicated courses Useful as a writing resource for practicing chemists Augmented by Language Tips that address troublesome areas of language and grammer in a self-study format Accompanied by a Web site: Supplemented with an answer key for faculty adopting the book

  • Robert McCammon, James Renner, Kaaron Warren, Brian Hodge, Bill Schweigart, and Mick Garris reveal sinister secrets and unsavory pasts in a haunting anthology of short stories collected by acclaimed horror editors Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar.
    LIZARDMAN by Robert McCammon
    The lizardman thinks he knows about all the mysterious dangers of the Florida swamps, but there are things lurking in the bayou that are older and deadlier than his wildest dreams.
    Although every child dreams of visiting Hundred Acre Wood, only one has ever actually frolicked in that fabled forest--and survived.
    FURTHEREST by Kaaron Warren
    She’s been going to the beach since she was a child, daring the other kids to go out past the dunes where those boys died all those years ago. Now she realizes that the farther out you go, the harder it is to come back.
    After the success of their latest album, Sebastián, Sofia, and Enrique head to Mexico for a shoot under the statue of Santa Muerte. But they have fans south of the border who’d kill to know where they get their inspiration.
    THE EXPEDITION by Bill Schweigart
    On a quest to bring glory to the Führer, Lieutenant Dietrich Drexler leads his team into the ruins of the Carpathian Mountains. But the wolf that’s stalking them is no ordinary predator.
    SNOW SHADOWS by Mick Garris
    A schoolteacher’s impulsive tryst with a colleague becomes a haunting lesson in tragedy and terror when he’s targeted for revenge by an unlikely, unhinged rival.
    Praise for the Dark Screams series
    “A wicked treat [featuring] . . . some of the genre’s best.”--Hellnotes, on Volume One
    “Five fun-to-read stories by top-notch horror scribes. How can you lose? The answer: you can’t.”--Atomic Fangirl, on Volume Two
    “If you have not tried the series yet, do yourself a favor and grab a copy of any (or all) of the books for yourself.”, on Volume Three
    “Fans of horror of every variety will find something to love in these pages.”--LitReactor, on Volume Four
    “[Volume Five] runs the gamut from throwback horror to lyrical and heartbreaking tales.”--Publishers Weekly

  • La dernière livraison des Écrits prend l'allure d'un bilan de la création littéraire des sept dernières années, qui correspondent à la durée du mandat de Pierre Ouellet à titre de directeur de la revue. Des auteurs qui ont profondément marqué la dernière décennie, au Québec et en Europe, y côtoient de jeunes écrivains qui marqueront sans doute la prochaine. Que ce soit dans le domaine de la prose narrative, dans le champ de la poésie ou dans la prose d'idées, on trouve dans ces pages trois générations d'auteurs qui ont largement contribué à façonner l'imaginaire contemporain et à construire la mémoire littéraire récente d'une large part de la francophonie. Avec les textes, entres autres, d'Andrée A. Michaud, Michel Marc Bouchard, Monique Deland, Michaël Trahan, Naïm Kattan, André Ricard, Pierre Dancot et Yannick Haenel.

  • This volume focuses on our current understanding of the molecular underpinnings of prostate cancer and their potential application for precision medicine approaches.  The emergence and applications of new technologies has allowed for a rapid expansion of our understanding of the molecular basis of prostate cancer and has revealed a remarkable genetic heterogeneity that may underlie the clinically variable behavior of the disease.  The book consists of five sections which provide insight about the following: (1) General principles; (2) Molecular signatures of primary prostate cancer; (3) Molecular signatures of advanced prostate cancer; (4) Key molecular pathways in prostate cancer development and progression; (5) and Precision medicine approach: Diagnosis, treatment, prognosis.  Precision Molecular Pathology of Prostate Cancer is an important resource for the practicing oncologist, urologist, and pathologist, and will also be useful for researchers in the prostate cancer community.  

  • Frozen sections are performed for the purpose of rapid diagnosis while a patient is undergoing surgery, usually under general anesthesia, as a basis for making immediate treatment decisions. Therefore, frozen section diagnosis is often a highly demanding situation for the pathologist who must render a diagnosis quickly and a crucial determination for the patient and surgeon. In addition to the need for rapid recall of differential diagnoses, there are many pitfalls and artifacts that add to the risk of frozen section diagnosis that are not present with permanent sections of fully processed tissues that can be examined in a more leisurely fashion. Most standard pathology textbooks, both general and subspecialty, largely ignore the topic of frozen section. Few textbooks have ever focused exclusively on frozen section diagnosis and those textbooks that have done so are now out-of-date and have limited numbers of black and white figures. None has emphasized the education of the surgeon in terms of frozen section benefits, limitations or proper utilization.

    The Frozen Section Library series will provide convenient, user-friendly handbooks for each organ system to expedite use in the hurried frozen section situation. These books will be small and light-weight, copiously color illustrated with images of actual frozen sections, highlighting pitfalls, artifacts and differential diagnosis. These books will also include perspectives for the surgeon and for communication with the surgeon and suggest ancillary procedures (for example, when to take tissue for microbiology cultures). Each 5 X 8 book is estimated to be about 200 to 250 pages in toto with 100 to 150 color figures each.

    As a handbook for practicing pathologists, these books will be indispensable aids to diagnosis and avoiding dangers in one of the most challenging situations that pathologists encounter. Problems, such as differentiation of benign processes from malignant neoplasms which may be more difficult on frozen section than permanent section and which have a serious impact on the surgeon's immediate treatment decisions, will be emphasized. Rapid consideration of differential diagnoses and how to avoid traps caused by frozen section artifacts will be readily accessible to the users of the handbooks. A series of concise, easy-to-use, well-illustrated handbooks alleviates the often frustrating and time-consuming, sometimes futile, process of searching through bulky textbooks that are unlikely to illustrate or discuss pathologic diagnoses from the perspective of frozen
    sections in the first place. Tables and charts will provide guidance for differential diagnosis of various histologic patterns.

    The advantages of a series of organ-specific handbooks, in addition to the ease-of-use and manageable size, is that (1) it allows more comprehensive coverage of more diagnoses, both common and rare, than a single volume that tries to highlight a limited number of diagnoses for each organ and (2) it allows more detailed insight by permitting experienced authorities to emphasize the peculiarities of frozen section for each organ system. Although some differences in practice of frozen section exist between different institutions, such as differing policies regarding whether or not to perform frozen section on specific types of specimens, these differences are generally not significant and can be discussed ( an organ-specific handbook by an expert in that organ system permits more opportunity for this type of discussion). Touch preparations, which are used for some organs such as central nervous system or thyroid more often than others, will be appropriately emphasized and illustrated according to the need for each specific organ.

    This series will be highly valuable to practicing surgical pathologists, both community and academic, and to pathology residents and fellows. The perspectives provided will also be valuable to surgeons and especially to surgery residents and fellows who must answer questions about pathology and frozen section on their board examinations. These handbooks will be easily portable by the individual but it is envisioned that many departments will want to also keep a series readily available in the frozen section laboratory.

  • This book offers step-by-step instruction on DNA cloning, defined as moving genes around plasmids, mutating genes, or mining new genes. The aim is to provide those new to the field with reliable and up-to-date practical guidance while at the same time conveying the scope for creativity. After a brief synopsis of the history of cloning, the fundamentals and prerequisites are explained, covering, for example, software, vectors commonly used in the lab, appropriate choice of restriction endonucleases, the preparation of agarose gels, competent cells, and LB agar plates, and procedures to be followed upon receipt of new plasmids. The remainder of the book is devoted to the clear description of methods and individual steps in cloning. Guidance is provided on the cut and paste method, DNA sequencing, direct sequencing, primer design, PCR-based gene insertion and deletion, epitope tag insertion, the use of RACE technology, BAC recombineering, and much, much more. Sources of error and a variety of techniques that make life considerably easier when cloning are also examined in detail. 

  • ?This book provides a comprehensive overview of pathology of kidney tumors along with radiological features and up to date treatment strategies that enable the readers to avail this information in day to day pathology sign-out as well as interaction with clinical colleagues of different disciplines. It also serves as a referral resource for the current medical or surgical practice while preparing for examinations or maintenance of certification. Written by experts in the field, chapters contain an updated review of important pathologic parameters mandated for diagnosis and reporting with emphasis on updated information regarding new developments in this interesting field. Numerous high-resolution color images aptly illustrate the various pathologic entities and their features as outlined in the text section along with tables that highlight the differential diagnoses and salient ancillary features. 
    Kidney Cancer serves as a quick reference for all categories of readers alike, and provides up-to-date information on renal tumor pathology, radiology and management that are required in daily practice. 

  • This volume is the first comprehensive and in-depth discussion written in English of the Confucian tradition in the context of the intellectual history of Korea. It deals with the historical, social, political, philosophical and spiritual dimensions of Korean Confucianism, arguably the most influential intellectual tradition, ethical and religious practice, and political-ideological system in Korea. This volume analyzes the unique aspects of the Korean development of the Confucian tradition by examining the role of Confucianism as the ruling ideology of the Choson Dynasty (1302-1910). It investigates Confucianism's social and cultural construction, and intellectual foundation in highlighting the Korean achievement of the Neo-Confucian discussion on "human nature and its principle" in light of the Chinese Neo-Confucian development. The volume also surveys the most influential Korean Confucian scholars discussing their philosophical significance in relation to one of the most fundamental Neo-Confucian discourses, namely the li (principle) and qi (material force) debates, to elucidate how metaphysical theories shaped the socio-political factions of the Choson Dynasty. Furthermore, issues concerning the relationship between Confucianism and Buddhism and other native traditional belief systems are also included in this volume. The volume explores the Confucian confrontation with modernity, encounter with the "Western Learning" including Western science and Catholicism, and the Confucian struggle with modernity in dealing with issues such as democracy, human rights, and gender in modern Korea. Individual contributors of this volume are either well established senior scholars or promising young scholars in the field.

  • La recherche sur les attitudes prend une importance croissante dans les sciences humaines. L'attitude des individus et des divers groupes sociaux à l'égard de l'emploi est un des sujets essentiels des études en ce domaine. Deux groupes sociaux sont particulièrement intéressants à cet égard : les personnes à la recherche d'un emploi et, parmi eux, les jeunes et les femmes ; les entreprises dont la politique du personnel détermine les conditions de l'emploi. Le premier cahier du Centre d' Études de l'Emploi sur ce thème présente ici plusieurs aspects de ces recherches : les résultats d'une enquête auprès d'un échantillon de 1350 jeunes inscrits à l'ANPE, deux recherches sur l'attitude des employeurs à l'égard de l'emploi des personnes âgées et sur la réduction du temps de travail ; une analyse statistique sur les variations de l'emploi féminin dans l'industrie en fonction de l'état de la conjoncture, une étude sur l'emploi des jeunes, une bibliographie.

  • Integrative and translational methodologies and frameworks have transformed modern biomedical research and the delivery of clinical care. This shift has been manifested in a number of ways, including the rapid growth and increasing availability of high-throughput bio-molecular instrumentation and analysis platforms, innovative clinical research programs intended to accelerate knowledge translation, and initial efforts to deliver personalized healthcare informed by the genomic profiles of patients. A common theme of reports and publications concerned with such transformative changes in the biomedical and healthcare domains is concerned with the challenges and opportunities related to the collection, management, integration, analysis, and dissemination of large-scale, heterogeneous biomedical data sets. In particular, the absence of well-established and adopted theoretical and practical frameworks intended to address such needs is a major impediment to the realization of translational and knowledge-driven healthcare, in which the best possible scientific evidence is used to inform the care of every patient. In this vacuum, the development of integrative clinical or translational research paradigms is significantly limited by the propagation of both data and expertise silos. This book details for the first time the current state of this extremely potent area of healthcare innovation and policy and defines the interaction between clinical/translational science and biomedical informatics.?

  • This book focuses on bladder cancer pathology, including primary bladder malignancies and other tumor varieties, with an emphasis on diagnostic pitfalls and clinical relevance. It also describes normal bladder histology, benign abnormalities with cancer mimickers, and cancer carcinogenesis, which are important subject matter for understanding bladder cancers, correct diagnosis, and differential diagnoses. Accurate diagnosis of bladder cancer plays a central role in daily pathology practice, clinical management, and prognosis. Advances in immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology have enhanced the accuracy of cancer pathology diagnoses. In addition to covering the anatomic and histologic features of bladder tumors, this book also reviews recent molecular and immunohistochemical advances in these areas. Recently updated clinical management information is also presented in this book.
    Written by experts in the field, Urinary Bladder Pathology serves as a useful resource for practicing pathologists, pathology trainees, and other health professionals who treat patients with bladder cancers.

  • Après la publication en 2009 des Vers de la Mort, l'édition de Li loenge Nostre Dame complète l'oeuvre reconnue de Robert le Clerc d'Arras. Ce poème, d'une main anonyme, n'avait guère attiré l'attention jusqu'à aujourd'hui, faute d'une édition facilement accessible et répondant aux exigences du XXIe siècle. Annette Brasseur, coéditrice des Vers de la mort, à qui la griffe de Robert le Clerc d'Arras dans cette petite pièce n'a pas échappé, la présente ici traduite et judicieusement annotée. Elle réalise une étude comparative très serrée des grands thèmes abordés, de la versification, de la langue et du style.,,Prenant en considération les nuances les plus délicates et les plus subtiles, elle a pu établir, d'une manière indubitable que Li loenge Nostre Dame est, elle aussi, sortie de la plume de Robert le Clerc d'Arras, dont la totalité de l'oeuvre se retrouve désormais publiée par le même éditeur. Ces éditions critiques permettront au grand écrivain arrageois d'occuper la place qui lui revient dans le paysage intellectuel du XIIIe siècle.

  • Le défi consiste à appréhender un mécanisme emblématique de la constitutionnalisation de ces pays. C'est-à-dire la conciliation entre la légitimité démocratique et la nécessité de la « puissance de l'État », élément historiquement ancré dans la région des Amériques. À travers leurs recherches, les auteurs entendent cerner ce qui fait la spécificité de cette dynamique afin de comprendre le passage de constitutions républicaines à des constitutions démocratiques contemporaines.

  • Petite commune rurale, composée de croupes et de vallons - paysage typique de l'Entre-deux-Mers - Soulignac offre au visiteur la charmante vision d'une commune viticole. Mais pour celui qui désire comprendre un peu mieux la situation actuelle de Soulignac et son évolution, il pourra à loisir parcourir cet ouvrage qui lui montrera combien l'histoire de cette commune a été fortement influencée par l'histoire viticole de la région : crises successives du vignoble rythmant depuis deux siècles la vie économique de ce finage ; évolution démographique dépendant de celles-ci, longtemps marquée par l'arrivée massive d'immigrés, mais aujourd'hui laissant apparaître un déclin progressif de la population... Même la vie associative et municipale subissent indirectement le pouvoir du monde viticole. La vigne a donc imprimé son empreinte non seulement sur le paysage, mais également de manière détournée sur le mode de vie et la mentalité même des Soulignacais...

  • Une étude critique de la notion de civilisation des champs d'urnes et du modèle des vagues de migration qu'il induit.