Qu'ont donc en commun l'Horloger, l'Écrivain et le Guerrier ? Une quête et une même destination dont ils ignorent tout : la Cité sans aiguilles. Alors qu'ils cheminent irrémédiablement en solitaire, ces trois hommes vont voir leurs destins se croiser. Et
Le monde moderne est devenu une dystopie. Mais la situation n'a pas toujours été aussi désespérée. Jadis, sous l'égide de surhumains réunis sous le nom de Jupiter's Circle, notre planète était plus proche du paradis. Il était facile de distinguer le bien du mal et les héros étaient intègres et infaillibles. Du moins, c'est ce que l'on croyait... Née de l'imagination de Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Ultimates, Kingsman : Services Secrets), cette épopée exploite tout le potentiel du genre super-héroïque. [Cet album contient les 12 épisodes de Jupiter Circle Book One et Two]
Vitamin D deficiency, circulating levels lower than 15 ng/ml, is an epidemic disease worldwide with more than a billion people suffering of it in the beginning of the 21-century. Besides its impact on mineral and bone metabolism, these low vitamin D levels are also associated with a diversity of non-skeletal complications, among them cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, multiple sclerosis, cancer, tuberculosis, and immune system dysfunction. Chronic Kidney Disease is also a very common disease, affecting more than 10% of the world population, ranging from stage 1 to stage 5 before dialysis. Approximately 1% of the population in industrialized countries is affected by end-stage renal disease (ESRD), needing a renal replacement therapy either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, and ultimately by renal transplantation. Those CKD patients are more susceptible to exhibit reduced vitamin D stocks. Consequently, more than eighty percent of CKD patients have either insufficient or deficient vitamin D levels for multiple reasons.
This book aims to recover from ancient and modern thinkers valuable arguments about statesmanship, leadership, and tyranny which illuminate reassessments of political science and practice after the election of Donald Trump. Like almost everyone else, contemporary political scientists were blind-sided by the rise of Trump. No one expected a candidate to win who repeatedly violated both political norms and the conventional wisdom about campaign best practices. Yet many of the puzzles that Trump's rise presents have been examined by the great political philosophers of the past. For example, it would come as no surprise to Plato that by its very emphasis on popularity, democracy creates the potential for tyranny via demagoguery. And, perhaps no problem is more alien to empirical political science than asking if statesmanship entails virtue or if so, in what that virtue consists: This is a theme treated by Plato, Aristotle, and Machiavelli, among others. Covering a range of thinkers such as Confucius, Plutarch, Kant, Tocqueville, and Deleuze, the essays in this book then seek to place the rise of Trump and the nature of his political authority within a broader institutional context than is possible for mainstream political science.
This book focuses on the emerging additive manufacturing technology and its applications beyond state-of-the-art, fibre-reinforced thermoplastics. It also discusses the development of a hybrid, integrated process that combines additive and subtractive operations in a single-step platform, allowing CAD-to-Part production with freeform shapes using long or continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastics. The book covers the entire value chain of this next-generation technology, from part design and materials composition to transformation stages, product evaluation, and end-of-life studies.
Moreover, it addresses the following engineering issues:
o Design rules for hybrid additive manufacturing;
o Thermoplastic compounds for high-temperature and -strength applications;
o Advanced extrusion heads and process concepts;
o Hybridisation strategies;
o Software ecosystems for hAM design, pre-processing, process planning, emulating and multi-axis processing;
o 3D path generators for hAM based on a multi-objective optimisation algorithm that matches the recent curved adaptive slicing method with a new transversal scheme;
o hAM parameters, real-time monitoring and closed-loop control;
o Multiparametric nondestructive testing (NDT) tools customised for FRTP AM parts;
o Sustainable manufacturing processes validated by advanced LCA/LCC models.