1919. Sibérie. Le long de la voie du Transsibérien, Jazyk est occupée par une légion tchèque et attend loffensive des rouges. La ville est dominée par une secte religieuse sous la conduite de Balashov. Arrive Samarin, mystérieux fugitif venu de la forêt qui raconte quil sest évadé dun bagne et quil est poursuivi par un cannibale. Anna Petrovna, une jeune veuve, nest pas insensible à ce nouveau venu. Un shaman de la région est assassiné, et la peur et la folie sabattent sur la ville. Le pervers capitaine Matula rêve de fonder un royaume dans ce bout du monde glacé, nomme un tribunal pour juger Samarin et affronte Mutz, le lieutenant plein dhumanité. Dans une grange piaffe un étalon noir. Les rouges arrivent.
Des personnages exceptionnels dintensité et de grandeur. Avec un remarquable talent de conteur, J. Meek combine le charme des grands romans russes au rythme dun thriller moderne.
Seriez-vous capable de trahir un être cher ?
Rebecca, alias Bec, est une grande chercheuse scientifique, elle travaille sur la malaria, son frère Ritchie est une ex-rock star devenue producteur de télévision. Leur père, un officier, a été tué en Irlande pour avoir refusé de trahir un informateur.
Lorsque Bec refuse d'épouser le puissant directeur dun magazine people, celui-ci se venge en menaçant Ritchie de révéler ses frasques s'il ne lui donne pas d'informations scabreuses sur sa soeur. Bec est à son tour mise à l'épreuve dans son mariage avec Alex lorsqu'elle décide d'avoir un enfant malgré tout.
Le frère et la soeur devront choisir entre la loyauté et la trahison.
Voici un grand roman classique sur des thèmes ultra contemporains. Une moderne histoire de famille, de secrets, d'amour, de mort, d'argent, à l'ère des magazines trash, des intimités devenues publiques, de la transparence sur Internet. Un impressionnant thriller moral.
At the dawn of the twenty-first century Adam Kellas finds himself hurled on a journey between continents and cultures. In his quest from the war-torn mountains of Afghanistan to the elegant dinner tables of north London and then the marshlands of the American South, only the memory of the beautiful, elusive Astrid offers the possibility of hope. With all the explosive drama of The People's Act of Love, this is a spellbinding tale of folly and the pursuit of love from one of today's most talented and visionary writers.
EVERY ACTION HAS A CONSEQUENCE Bec Shepherd is a scientist struggling to lead a good life Ritchie, her brother, is a TV star with skeletons in his closet Alex wants a family if he could only meet the right woman . . . One man has the information to destroy them all
The Museum of Doubt is a new collection of surreal and unnerving short stories from award-winning writer James Meek. The array of characters who populate Meek's vague and elusive worlds are driven by paranoia and doubts, as well as hopes and fears of things only half-glimpsed.
Le monde a changé, les batailles font rages et le B.P.R.D. est mal en point... De nouvelles recrues pour ce nouveau cycle au titre évocateur : L'Enfer sur Terre. Un épisode qui marque le début d'une nouvelle ère de l'horreur !Un cimetie?re de monstres mutants est de?couvert dans les profondeurs d'une mine en Russie. Affronter un monstre en de?composition et endiguer la propagation d'une e?pide?mie, telle est la mission du B.P.R.D. Mais la perte d'un autre agent pourrait avoir des conse?quences dramatiques sur le Bureau...
This book constitutes the first publication to utilise a range of social science methodologies to illuminate diverse and new aspects of health research in prison settings. Prison contexts often have profound implications for the health of the people who live and work within them. Despite these settings often housing people from extremely disadvantaged and deprived communities, many with multiple and complex health needs, health research is generally neglected within both criminology and medical sociology. Through the fourteen chapters of this book, a range of issues emerge that the authors of each contribution reflect upon. The ethical concerns that emerge as a consequence of undertaking prison health research are not ignored, indeed these lie at the heart of this book and resonate across all the chapters. Foregrounding these issues necessarily forms a significant focus of this introductory chapter.
Alongside explicitly considering emerging ethical issues, our contributing authors also have considered diverse aspects of innovation in research methodologies within the context of prison health research. Many of the chapters are innovative through the methodologies that were used, often adapting and utilising research methods rarely used within prison settings. The book brings together chapters from students, scholars, practitioners and service users from a range of disciplines (including medical sociology, medical anthropology, criminology, psychology and public health).
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From translating the patient's medical records and test results to providing recommendations, the neuropsychological evaluation incorporates the science and practice of neuropsychology, neurology, and psychological sciences. The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology brings the practice and study of neuropsychology into concise step-by-step focus-without skimping on scientific quality. This one-of-a-kind assessment reference complements standard textbooks by outlining signs, symptoms, and complaints according to neuropsychological domain (such as memory, language, or executive function), with descriptions of possible deficits involved, inpatient and outpatient assessment methods, and possible etiologies. Additional chapters offer a more traditional approach to evaluation, discussing specific neurological disorders and diseases in terms of their clinical features, neuroanatomical correlates, and assessment and treatment considerations. Chapters in psychometrics provide for initial understanding of brain-behavior interpretation as well as more advanced principals for neuropsychology practice including new diagnostic concepts and analysis of change in performance over time. For the trainee, beginning clinician or seasoned expert, this user-friendly presentation incorporating `quick reference guides' throughout which will add to the practice armentarium of beginning and seasoned clinicians alike. Key features of The Black Book of Neuropsychology:
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Special "Writing Reports like You Mean It" section and guidelines for answering referral questions.Includes appendices of practical information, including neuropsychological formulary.
The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology is an indispensable resource for the range of practitioners and scientists interested in brain-behavior relationships. Particular emphasis is provided for trainees in neuropsychology and neuropsychologists. However, the easy to use format and concise presentation is likely to be of particular value to interns, residents, and fellows studying neurology, neurological surgery, psychiatry, and nurses. Finally, teachers of neuropsychological and neurological assessment may also find this book useful as a classroom text."There is no other book in the field that covers the scope of material that is inside this comprehensive text. The work might be best summed up as being a clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral residency in a book, with the most up to date information available, so that it is also an indispensible book for practicing neuropsychologists in addition to students and residents...There is really no book like this available today. It skillfully brings together the most important foundationsof clinical neuropsychology with the 'nuts and bolts' of every facet of assessment. It also reminds the more weathered neuropsychologists among us of the essential value of neuropsychological assessment...the impact of the disease on the patient's cognitive functioning and behavior may only be objectively quantified through a neuropsychological assessment."Arch Clin Neuropsychol (2011) first published online June 13, 2011 Read the full review acn.oxfordjournals.org
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'Cavadino and Dignan's Penal Systems: A Comparative Approach looks across national boundaries to see how penal systems differ and why. It is hands-down the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the subject and should become a staple textbook for use in law and social science courses on comparative penal policy and practice' - Michael H. Tonry,
University of Minnesota
'This book is an important addition to the literature on punishment. It is a highly readable and very well researched overview of some of the major differences in punitiveness between neo-liberal, corporatist and social democratic countries... This is a major contribution to comparative penology by two of the leading authors in this field' - Alison Liebling, Director of the Prisons Research Centre, UK
'A major and seminal work' - David Downes, Professor Emeritus at the London School of Economics
Penal Systems: A Comparative Approach is a comprehensive and original introduction to the comparative study of punishment.
Analysing twelve countries, Cavadino and Dignan offer an integrated and theoretically rigorous approach to comparative penology. They draw upon material provided by a team of eminent penologists to produce an important and highly readable contribution to scholarship in this area.
Early chapters introduce the reader to comparative penology, set out the theoretical framework and consider whether there is currently a 'global penal crisis'. Each country is then discussed in turn. Chapters on comparative youth justice and the privatization of prisons follow. Comparisons between countries are drawn within each chapter, giving the reader a synoptic and truly comparative vision of penality in different jurisdictions.