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Avancer à pas de loup, se calfeutrer dans un tapis, se tapir dans l'ombre, revêtir un costume sombre ou disparaître derrière un écran de fumée : l'Antiquité fourmille d'anecdotes, de légendes et de mythes dans lesquels hommes et dieux agissent incognito et mêlent allègrement ruses, mensonges, déguisements et dissimulations. Leur inventivité en la matière est foisonnante et se décline à travers tous les domaines de l'action, du renseignement militaire aux intrigues politiques en passant par la séduction, les cultes religieux ou le vol. Des grands complots historiques aux jeux de cache-cache littéraires, l'art du secret se révèle être l'une des clefs essentielles pour mieux approcher les rapports spécifiques de l'Homme antique au monde.
Ce volume, qui recueille une centaine de textes issus des littératures grecque et latine, des épisodes les plus fameux aux anecdotes les moins connues, nous fait entrer dans le bureau des légendes antiques, et nous en dévoile les secrets les mieux gardés.
Oceans and the Atmospheric Carbon Content, presents an interdisciplinary overview of the role of the oceans as a carbon sink and its relation with pH increasing trends and climate change. This volume discusses topics such as: climate variability during the last deglaciation, based on a high-resolution pollen analysis; the potential impact of CO2 from large metropolitan areas over the adjacent coastal zones and the importance of having high resolution atmospheric CO2 data to estimate accurately air-sea CO2 exchanges; present- day CO2 fluxes in the coastal ocean and their potential feedbacks under global climate change; phytoplankton community responses to climate change with emphasis on decreasing pH trends in sea water and its ecological effects; pH decrease and its effects on sea-water chemistry from a ten year time-series; the effect of acidification on metal bioaccumulation; the effects of increasing temperatures and acidification on contaminant dynamics and availability to biota; the prevention of potential environmental impacts related to the geological sequestration of CO2.
The book provides an updated synthesis of current concerns related to global change trends in the oceans with a strong emphasis on acidification. The content draws attention to the importance of dealing with observed global change trends and their effects upon the oceans using an interdisciplinary approach due to their complexity and interlinks between different areas of knowledge.
This book discusses the question of whether legal interpretation is a scientific activity. The law's dependency on language, at least for the usual communication purposes, not only makes legal interpretation the main task performed by those whose work involves the law, but also an unavoidable step in the process of resolving a legal case. This task of decoding the words and sentences used by normative authorities while enacting norms, carried out in compliance with the principles and rules of the natural language adopted, is prone to all of the difficulties stemming from the uncertainty intrinsic to all linguistic conventions. In this context, seeking to determine whether legal interpretation can be scientific or, in other words, can comply with the requirements for scientific knowledge, becomes a central question. In fact, the coherent application of the law depends on a knowledge regarding the meaning of normative sentences that can be classified (at least) as being structured, systematically organized and tendentially objective. Accordingly, this book focuses on analyzing precisely these problems; its respective contributions offer a range of revealing perspectives on both the problems and their ramifications.
The aim of this monograph is to present a general method of proving continuity of Lyapunov exponents of linear cocycles. The method uses an inductive procedure based on a general, geometric version of the Avalanche Principle. The main assumption required by this method is the availability of appropriate large deviation type estimates for quantities related to the iterates of the base and fiber dynamics associated with the linear cocycle. We establish such estimates for various models of random and quasi-periodic cocycles. Our method has its origins in a paper of M. Goldstein and W. Schlag. Our present work expands upon their approach in both depth and breadth. We conclude this monograph with a list of related open problems, some of which may be treated using a similar approach.
This book presents papers from HealthyIoT 2018, the fifth edition of an international scientific event series dedicated to Internet of Things and Healthcare. The papers discuss leveraging a set of existing and emerging technologies, notions and services that can provide many solutions to delivery of electronic healthcare, patient care, and medical data management. HealthyIoT brings together technology experts, researchers, industry and international authorities contributing towards the design, development and deployment of healthcare solutions based on IoT technologies, standards, and procedures. HealthyIoT 2018 is part of the 4th annual Smart City 360°Summit, promoting multidisciplinary scientific collaboration to solve complex societal, technological and economic problems of emerging Smart Cities. The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, an international professional community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.Features practical, tested applications in IoT for healthcare;Includes application domains such as eHealth Systems, smart textiles, smart caring environments, telemedicine, wellness, and health management, etc;Applicable to researchers, academics, students, and professionals.