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The Fantastic in World Literature and the Arts: Selected Essays from the Fifth International Confere

From a discussion of the problem of communicating with non-human beings and a review of popular fantastic films to an examination of stage portrayals of Dr. Frankenstein's monster, the essays included reflect and reinfoce the international appeal of the fantastic. Studies on J.R.R. Tolkien, Lewis Caroll, Carlos Fuentes, Edgar Allen Poe, Jorges Luis Borges, and others show how writers, artists, and directors use the impossible as a way of presenting familiar problems and themes--such as the relation of the past to the future or our attitudes towards death--in a new light. Several essays suggest new or newly refined ways of approaching the fantastic in literature from a critical standpoint, while others focus on the visual and kinetic arts. Taken together, the essays accurately mirror the flux and vitality of the current study of the fantastic in the arts.

published on 25-02-2020 - 35 مشاهدة
The Utopian Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Twentieth International Conference on the Fantastic

Utopia forms a major aspect of human desire, one that is as important as religion. Understanding utopia and the ways in which it can collapse into dystopia is crucial in many disciplines. Fantastic literature (including science fiction and fantasy) is the only form of literature that takes utopia/dystopia seriously. Therefore, analysis of these works provides a basis for serious experimentation in social science.In this volume, critics analyze contemporary literary thought experiments such as 1984 and We. They show how utopian experiments can easily slide into dystopia. Exploring these fictional sociocultural, political experiments gives us new ways to think about our lives and culture. While literature, history, and political science professors may find this book useful, it can also serve as a call to arms to anyone dedicated to maintaining freedom and humane living in the world today.

published on 23-02-2020 - 46 مشاهدة
Aliens R Us: The Other in Science Fiction Cinema

Aliens R Us explores the global culture of science fiction cinema, and in particular its presentation of contemporary images of the Other. Taking as a starting point the popularity of international forms such as Japanese Manga and Hong Kong sci-fi, in addition to the success of films such as The Matrix and television series such as Deep Space Nine, the contributors examine the science fiction genre as an international, populist form of social analysis. In doing so, they discuss issues such as Orientalism, technology, apocalyptic futures, xenophobia, militarism and the role of women. Most contemporary studies look at the generic characteristics of science fiction,with its allegorical rendering of contemporary life, usually in relation to America. This book moves beyond a purely generic study, assessing European and Asian film work, discussing their varying representations of the Other, and what this reveals about popular perceptions of global culture and society. Case studies include Independence Day, Star Trek: First Contact and Until the End of the World, in addition to chapters on Eco-Apocalypse and new French sci-fi and New Manchester Ecstasy sci-fi.

published on 23-02-2020 - 55 مشاهدة
Science Fiction and Organization

Science fiction can be seen as a diagnosis of the present, and a vision of possible futures. It therefore provides an excellent resource with which to interrogate both contemporary organizing processes and organizations as institutions. The marginal activity of science fiction has, however, been largely ignored in writing on organization theory. This international collection is the first book of its kind to explore how science fiction can enrich studies of organization by drawing on perspectives across the arts and social sciences.

published on 23-02-2020 - 26 مشاهدة
Engineering of creativity: introduction to TRIZ methodology of inventive problem solving

Invention and innovation lie at the heart of problem solving in virtually every discipline, but they are not easy to come by. Divine inspiration aside, historically we have depended primarily on observation, brainstorming, and trial-and-error methods to develop the innovations that provide solutions. But these methods are neither efficient nor dependable enough for the high-quality, high-tech engineering solutions we need today.TRIZ is a unique and powerful, algorithmic approach to problem solving that demonstrated remarkable effectiveness in its native Russia, and whose popularity has now spread to organizations such as Ford, NASA, Motorola, Unisys, and Rockwell International. Until now, however, no comprehensive, comprehensible treatment, suitable for self-study or as a textbook, has been available in English.Engineering of Creativity provides a valuable opportunity to learn and apply the concepts and techniques of TRIZ to complex engineering problems. The author-a world-renowned TRIZ expert-covers every aspect of TRIZ, from the basic concepts to the latest research and developments. He provides step-by-step guidelines, case studies from a variety of engineering disciplines, and first-hand experience in using the methodology.Application of TRIZ can bring high-quality-even breakthrough-conceptual solutions and help remove technical obstacles. Mastering the contents of Engineering of Creativity will bring your career and your company a remarkable advantage: the ability to formulate the best possible solutions for technical systems problems and predict future developments.

published on 19-02-2020 - 61 مشاهدة

Media on the Move provides a critical analysis of the dynamics of the international flowof images and ideas. This comes at a time when the political, economic and technologicalcontexts within which media organisations operate are increasingly global.The surge in transnational traffic in media products has primarily benefited majorcorporations such as Disney, AOL-Time Warner and News Corporation. However, as this book argues, new networks have emerged which buck this trend: Brazilian TV is watchedin China, Indian films have a huge following outside India and Al -Jazeera has become ahousehold name in the West. Media on the Move brings together internationally known theorists and regionalspecialists to examine the alternative media flows against the US-led global flows.Combining a theoretical perspective on contra-flow of media with grounded case studiesinto one up-to-date and accessible volume, Media on the Move provides a much-neededguide to the globalisation of media, going beyond the standard Anglo-American view ofthis evolving phenomenon.The book comprises four thematically linked sections:• Contextualising Contra-Flow• Non-Western Media in Motion• Regional Perspectives on Flow and Contra-Flow• Moving Media—From the Margins to the Mainstream?

published on 18-02-2020 - 39 مشاهدة
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Sent to investigate mysterious encounters that are disrupting international shipping, Professor Aronnax, his servant Conseil, and disgruntled harpooner Ned Land are captured when their frigate is sunk during an encounter with the "monster." The submarine Nautilus and its eccentric Captain Nemo afford the professor and his companions endless fascination and danger as they're swept along on a yearlong undersea voyage.

published on 12-02-2020 - 55 مشاهدة
Pratiquer la Conduite de Projet.pdf

D’après une enquête réalisée par le Standish Group International en 1996 et portant sur 8380 applications informatiques, seulement 9 % des projets menés à bien par les grandes entreprises ont atteint leur objectif dans les temps, 16,2 % dans les petites entreprises et 28 % dans les PME.

published on 04-02-2020 - 75 مشاهدة
Le Commerce International.pdf

Le commerce international est devenu une variable importante dans le monde économique contemporain ; il manifeste la complémentarité et l’imbrication des producteurs et des consommateurs des différents pays et il affecte l’autonomie des politiques économiques. Des exemples récents montrent qu’une politique de relance, fondée sur des considérations exclusivement nationales, peut échouer en raison de la contrainte extérieure. La distribution de pouvoir d’achat supplémentaire par les pouvoirs publics peut servir à acheter majoritairement des produits de consommation importés, ce qui crée ou aggrave un déséquilibre entre le volume des exportations et celui des importations, les dernières l’emportant sur les premières. Une telle situation ne peut durer et les plans de stabilisation succèdent alors aux politiques de relance.

published on 03-02-2020 - 95 مشاهدة
Impact de la Pollution Par Les Hydrocarbures Sur la Qualité des Eaux Usées Dans la Région de Skikda

This study was approached with the aim of determining the quality of water discharges in various unities of the petrochemical complex of Skikda. The samples of water were taken from seven different sites, five in the industrial platform and two, at the points of draining of all the residual waters (oued Saf-saf and oued Zeramna). In a first part, we tried to appreciate the degree of water pollution by analysis of the physico-chemical parameters such as: temperature, pH, MES, CE, DBO5, DCO, nitrates, nitrites, orthophosphates and chlorides. At the same time, we proceeded to a dosage of hydrocarbons in the discharges emanating from main unities of the complex. The results show that there is a difference between the values of the analyzed physico-chemical parameters and those recommended by internationals norms. They often exceed the acceptable values. The evaluation of the degree of water pollution remains difficult to establish, because it is often bound to the multiple interactions between the nature of the pollutant, water and environmental factors.

published on 03-02-2020 - 241 مشاهدة
L'Aquaculture vue par SOREMA

SOREMA, compagnie de réassurance internationale, a développé depuis 1984 un l portefeuille aquacole significatifà travers le monde, en analysant de manière précise les risques l à couvrir et en mettant au point une politique de souscription rigoureuse permettant la l profitabilité de cette activité sur le long terme.

published on 01-02-2020 - 213 مشاهدة
Exercice de soutien

Exercice de soutien Soutien pour 1 bac science expérimentale internationale unité 1 Exercice de soutien Soutien pour 1 bac science expérimentale internationale unité 1

published on 28-01-2020 - 92 مشاهدة
C'est quoi le métier du football professionnel 2020

Recommendation et guide pour les amateurs du foot pour progresser leurs niveaux vers la carrière du footballeur pro international 2020

published on 25-01-2020 - 179 مشاهدة
Functional Equations and How to Solve Them

Over the years, a number of books have been written on the theory of functional equations. However, very little has been published which helps readers to solve functional equations in mathematics competitions and mathematical problem solving. This book fills that gap. The student who encounters a functional equation on a mathematics contest will need to investigate solutions to the equation by finding all solutions, or by showing that all solutions have a particular property. The emphasis here will be on the development of those tools which are most useful in assigning a family of solutions to each functional equation in explicit form. At the end of each chapter, readers will find a list of problems associated with the material in that chapter. The problems vary greatly, with the easiest problems being accessible to any high school student who has read the chapter carefully. The most difficult problems will be a reasonable challenge to advanced students studying for the International Mathematical Olympiad at the high school level or the William Lowell Putnam Competition for university undergraduates. The book ends with an appendix containing topics that provide a springboard for further investigation of the concepts of limits, infinite series and continuity.

published on 20-01-2020 - 141 مشاهدة
How to prepare Your Curriculum Vitae - Как подготовить резюме

Description: The curriculum vitae, a resume of educational and work background, is essential for undergraduates applying to graduate and professional schools. Now revised and updated, How to Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae helps readers to analyze their academic career and create the best "academic resume" possible.Features:* A new chapter on crafting international CVs* Sample CVs, including scannable and international* Extensive appendix material with a comprehensive list of action verbs and a bibliography of style books and manuals"

published on 20-01-2020 - 147 مشاهدة

With the cooperation of Michael Faure Professor of Comparative and International Environmental Law and Academic Director of METRO, the Institute for Transnational Legal Research of the Universiteit Maastricht.

published on 19-01-2020 - 139 مشاهدة

Stupidity, greed, and isolationistic fundamentalism between the three main super powers had pushed mankind to the very brink of the slippery slope leading to irrevocable mutual destruction. It only needed one more small 'international incident' to begin the terminal process of man's demise on planet earth, and it happened. Just before the holocaust began, a small group of wealthy and reasonably sane individuals got together to discuss what could be done to save some small remnant of humankind. The conference concluded that a small group of as near genetically perfect people as possible should be sent to another star system, hoping to find a similar planet to earth on which to continue the human race ...

published on 15-01-2020 - 134 مشاهدة
Mensonges et vérités

Le jour où Donald Trump a congédié James Comey, alors directeur du FBI, en mai 2017, il a déclenché un gigantesque incendie politique. Celui qui s'est retrouvé au coeur des flammes a gardé le silence - jusqu'à aujourd'hui. Dans ce livre très attendu, l'ancien patron du FBI raconte pour la première fois le rôle historique qu'il a joué lors de l'élection présidentielle de 2016. Tout au long de sa carrière, il s'est illustré en prenant des décisions cruciales dans les affaires criminelles les plus controversées, qu'il s'agisse des conflits avec la mafia, de la lutte contre le terrorisme après les attentats du 11 septembre, des positions de Dick Cheney et George Bush sur la torture ou de l'enquête sur les courriels classifiés d'Hillary Clinton durant les derniers mois de l'administration Obama. Mais surtout James Comey revient en détail sur ses différentes rencontres avec le président Donald Trump à qui il a refusé les gages de "loyauté" qui lui étaient demandés - un geste qui lui a coûté très cher. Tout au long de cet ouvrage exceptionnel, fourmillant de révélations, il témoigne de l'importance vitale qu'il y a pour tous les dirigeants comme pour chaque citoyen à encourager une culture qui place la vérité au sommet de leur échelle de valeurs.

published on 11-01-2020 - 468 مشاهدة
Le commece international

Le logo qui figure au dos de la couverture de ce livre mérite une explication. Son objet est d’alerter le lecteur sur la menace que représente pour l’avenir de l’écrit, tout particulièrement dans le domaine des sciences humaines et sociales, le développement massif du photocopillage. Le Code de la propriété intellectuelle du 1er

published on 09-01-2020 - 191 مشاهدة
The Samurai Strategy

A high-finance, high-tech thriller that correctly predicted the 1987 stock market crash. It was the first fictional treatment of a major international concern of the Eighties. Set in locales as diverse as Wall Street and the offices of Japan's powerful Trade Ministry, THE SAMURAI STRATEGY describes a scenario of murder, worldwide currency manipulation, a revival of Japan's smoldering nationalism, and is set against a background of a new high-tech computer milieu. Matthew Walton, a freelance corporate 'takeover' lawyer is hired by a mysterious Japanese industrialist to purchase a New York office building and begin a massive 'hedging' in the financial markets. Two weeks later, off an island in the Inland Sea, divers working for the industrialist's organization, recover the original Imperial Sword, given to Japan's first Emperor by the Sun Goddess, Japan's 'Excalibur', and lost in a sea battle in 1185. He forms an '800-Year Fund' and billions of yen flow to his fingertips. He then dumps all the Treasuries Japan had acquired and devastates the American economy.

published on 09-01-2020 - 179 مشاهدة
The Caloris Network: A Scientific Novel

The year is 2130. The first-ever expedition is sent to Mercury to search for the cause of an unknown source of electromagnetic radiation that can destroy space ships passing by the planet. Thought to be inhospitable and lifeless, the surface of Mercury provides startling surprises for the crew that endanger their lives and challenge their established notions of what it means to be a sentient being. And some of the crew members have their own separate agendas …The scientific appendix at the end of the book introduces readers to the wondrous world of Mercury and how it has been portrayed in literary fiction up to the present time. The author then uses scientific literature to present a concept of life that is not based on carbon chemistry or the need for water. There is also a discussion of consciousness based on electromagnetic wave theory. References are provided for further reading.Nick Kanas is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, where he directed the group therapy training program. For over 20 years he conducted research on group therapy, and for nearly 20 years after that he was the Principal Investigator of NASA-funded research on astronauts and cosmonauts. He is the co-author of Space Psychology and Psychiatry, which won the 2004 International Academy of Astronautics Life Science Book Award, and the author of Humans in Space: The Psychological Hurdles, which won the 2016 International Academy of Astronautics Life Science Book Award. Dr. Kanas has presented talks on space psychology and on celestial mapping at several regional and Worldcon science fiction conventions. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (London), he has been an amateur astronomer for over 50 years and is an avid reader of science fiction. He is also the author of two non-fiction books (Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography and Solar System Maps: From Antiquity to the Space Age) and two science fiction novels (The New Martians and The Protos Mandate), all published by Springer

published on 06-01-2020 - 196 مشاهدة
Science Fiction and Organization

Science fiction can be seen as a diagnosis of the present, and a vision of possible futures. It therefore provides an excellent resource with which to interrogate both contemporary organizing processes and organizations as institutions. The marginal activity of science fiction has, however, been largely ignored in writing on organization theory. This international collection is the first book of its kind to explore how science fiction can enrich studies of organization by drawing on perspectives across the arts and social sciences

published on 05-01-2020 - 188 مشاهدة
The Utopian Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Twentieth International Conference on the Fantastic

Utopia forms a major aspect of human desire, one that is as important as religion. Understanding utopia and the ways in which it can collapse into dystopia is crucial in many disciplines. Fantastic literature (including science fiction and fantasy) is the only form of literature that takes utopia/dystopia seriously. Therefore, analysis of these works provides a basis for serious experimentation in social science.

published on 04-01-2020 - 148 مشاهدة
Effective Methods and Strategies of Developing the Reading Skill

This paper intends to fulfill the needs of the students in their reading. Students need to know and use different methods of reading which provide for making sense of their reading skill and how to tackle it in the most effective way throughout their studies. So different effective reading methods and strategies are described in this paper. By using these methods and strategies, they can easily find the information from the text. By Mya Thandar "Effective Methods and Strategies of Developing the Reading Skill"Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-3 | Issue-5 , August 2019, URL: Paper URL

published on 03-01-2020 - 135 مشاهدة
After: First Light

When NASA scientists detect intense solar activity, the warnings go unheeded. Soon communications fail, power goes out, and the world's technological infrastructure collapses. But the solar radiation has also inflicted an unpredictable change--a disruption in the impulses of the human brain. Billions die. And they may be the lucky ones... Prequel to the After post-apocalyptic series. Includes a bonus short story by Joshua Simcox. Look for the other books in the series, After: The Shock, After: The Echo, and After: Milepost 291. Scott Nicholson is the international bestselling author of more than 20 thrillers, including The Home, Liquid Fear, Disintegration, and The Red Church.

published on 01-01-2020 - 199 مشاهدة
le Grafcet-G7

Polytech' Montpellier, ERII4 - Cours "Automatismes et SED " 3 [email protected] Grafcet „ AFCET : groupe de travail industriels + universitaires à l’origine du Grafcet. (Association Française de Cybernétique Economique et Technique) „ 1975 : commission créée par l’AFCET pour définir un nouveau formalisme. „ Buts : { Simplicité, { Formalisme adapté à la représentation des évolutions séquentielles d’un système, { fournissant potentiellement des facilités de passage à une réalisation matérielle et (ou) logicielle de l’automatisme.Polytech' Montpellier, ERII4 - Cours "Automatismes et SED " 4 [email protected] Grafcet, historique „ 1975 : création de la commission „ 1977 : 1 ère publication „ 1982 : 1 ère normalisation (AFNOR NF C 03-190) „ 1988 : normalisation internationale (CEI 848) sous le nom de SFC - Sequential Function Chart. „ Années 90 : définit° et normalisation de la MACRO-ETAPE et de FORCAGE ⇒ AFNOR C03-191 „ 1993 : les concepts du grafcet font partie de la Norme IEC 1131-3 (SFC) „ 2002 : révision de la norme (CEI 60848) „ IEC: International Electrotechnical Committee ou CEI : Commission électrotechnique internationalePolytech' Montpellier, ERII4 - Cours "Automatismes et SED " 5 [email protected] Grafcet „ Significations : { GRAFCET : Graphique fonctionnel de commande étapes/transitions { GRAFECT : Graphe de l’AFCET „ Conventions : { GRAFCET : langage de spécification { grafcet : modèle élaboré en GRAFCET { Système automatique „ Structure d’un système automatique : deux parties interdépendantes : { la partie opérative (PO) qui est le processus physique automatisé et qui réalise les opérations sur le flux de produits permettant l’apport de la valeur ajoutée ; { la partie commande (PC) qui coordonne la succession des actions de la partie opérative, permet la communication avec les utilisateurs et les autres parties commandes. Outil de description

published on 26-12-2019 - 350 مشاهدة

Jack Ma or Ma Yun(Chinese: 马云; born September 10, 1964) is a Chinese business magnate and philanthropist. He is the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a family of successful Internet-based businesses. He is the first mainland Chinese entrepreneur to appear on the cover of Forbes. As of November 2014, he is the richest man in China (Hong Kong not included) and 18th richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $24.1 million, according to Forbes Ma was born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. His parents were traditional musician-storytellers. At an early age, Ma developed a desire to learn English, so he rode his bicycle each morning to a nearby hotel to converse with foreigners. He would guide them around the city for free to practice and improve his English. He did this for nine years. He became pen pals with one of these foreigners, and she nicknamed him "Jack", because his real Chinese name was too difficult to pronounce. Later in his youth, and although he failed the university entrance exam three times,Ma attended Hangzhou Teacher's Institute (currently known as Hangzhou Normal University) and graduated in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in English. While at school, Ma was elected student chairman.He became a lecturer in English and International Trade at the Hangzhou Dianzi University and later enrolled at Beijing-based Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), graduating in 2006

published on 24-12-2019 - 188 مشاهدة
la première fois j'avais six ans

En France, chaque année, des milliers d'enfants sont abusés sexuellement. Trois fois sur quatre par un membre de leur famille. Presque toujours, l'enfant et son entourage se taisent. Victime de cette loi du silence qui a brisé sa vie, Isabelle Aubry raconte son calvaire. " Dans le lit de mon père, j'ai laissé mon enfance, mon équilibre, ma santé, mes études. Beaucoup d'enfants endurent aujourd'hui le cauchemar que j'ai supporté. C'est pour eux que j'ai décidé de raconter mon histoire. " Le courage, la force de caractère et la détermination d'Isabelle Aubry lui ont permis, petit à petit, de se reconstruire. Elle est aujourd'hui une mère, une épouse et une combattante hors pair. Elle a créé l'Association Internationale des Victimes de l'Inceste et se bat pour que chaque victime réussisse à survivre, pour que chaque bourreau soit reconnu coupable.

published on 18-12-2019 - 188 مشاهدة