Tsang

  • Charlotte, Ling-Fei et Billy ont enfin atteint le Royaume des Dragons ! Ils sont prêts à tout pour retrouver leur ami Dylan. Mais il est trop tard, Prof a déjà trouvé le Dragon de la Mort. Et ce n'est pas le pire. Un des dragons les trahit de la pire des manières : en s'unissant à leurs ennemis. Les quatre amis font ainsi le pacte le plus important de leur vie. Quoi qu'il en coûte, ils retrouveront le Dragon de la Mort, et ils le vaincront.

  • Chaque montagne possède son secret, mais celle-ci en avait plusieurs. En son coeur, enfouie dans ses entrailles, une grande créature s'étira dans son sommeil. Ses paupières s'ouvrirent et ses ailes se déployèrent. Cela faisait longtemps qu'elle attendait - qu'elle attendait quelque chose, quelqu'un...Lorsque Billy Chan, douze ans, est envoyé par ses parents passer les vacances au fin fond de la Chine «  pour découvrir son héritage », il ne peut imaginer l'incroyable aventure qu'il s'apprête à vivre. À Camp Dragon, il rencontre Dylan, Charlotte et Ling-Fei, avec qui il se lie très vite d'amitié. Ensemble, ils font une découverte incroyable : quatre dragons légendaires, tapis dans la montagne derrière le centre de vacances. Les créatures demandent à Billy, Dylan, Charlotte et Ling-Fei de leur venir en aide avant que le Dragon de la Mort et ses forces du mal ne reviennent menacer la terre. Billy et ses amis se lancent alors dans un périple des plus dangereux. Parviendront-ils à sauver le monde des dragons et des hommes de la destruction  ?

  • A timely and authoritative guide to the state of the art of wave scattering
    Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves offers in three volumes a complete and up-to-date treatment of wave scattering by random discrete scatterers and rough surfaces. Written by leading scientists who have made important contributions to wave scattering over three decades, this new work explains the principles, methods, and applications of this rapidly expanding, interdisciplinary field. It covers both introductory and advanced material and provides students and researchers in remote sensing as well as imaging, optics, and electromagnetic theory with a one-stop reference to a wealth of current research results. Plus, Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves contains detailed discussions of both analytical and numerical methods, including cutting-edge techniques for the recovery of earth/land parametric information.
    The three volumes are entitled respectively Theories and Applications, Numerical Simulation, and Advanced Topics. In the third volume, Advanced Topics, Leung Tsang (University of Washington) and Jin Au Kong (MIT), cover:
    * Two-dimensional random rough surface scattering
    * Kirchhoff and related methods for rough surface scattering
    * Analytic theory of volume scattering based on cascading of layers
    * Analytic wave theory for medium with permittivity fluctuations
    * Multiple scattering theory for discrete scatterers
    * Quasicrystalline approximation in dense media scattering
    * Dense media scattering
    * Backscattering enhancement

  • A timely and authoritative guide to the state of the art of wave scattering
    Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves offers in three volumes a complete and up-to-date treatment of wave scattering by random discrete scatterers and rough surfaces. Written by leading scientists who have made important contributions to wave scattering over three decades, this new work explains the principles, methods, and applications of this rapidly expanding, interdisciplinary field. It covers both introductory and advanced material and provides students and researchers in remote sensing as well as imaging, optics, and electromagnetic theory with a one-stop reference to a wealth of current research results. Plus, Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves contains detailed discussions of both analytical and numerical methods, including cutting-edge techniques for the recovery of earth/land parametric information.
    The three volumes are entitled respectively Theories and Applications, Numerical Simulation, and Advanced Topics. In the second volume, Numerical Simulations, Leung Tsang (University of Washington) Jin Au Kong (MIT), Kung-Hau Ding (Air Force Research Lab), and Chi On Ao (MIT) cover:
    * Layered media simulations
    * Rough surface and volume scattering simulations
    * Dense media models and simulations
    * Electromagnetic scattering by discrete scatterers and a buried object
    * Scattering by vertical cylinders above a surface
    * Electromagnetic waves scattering by vegetation
    * Computational methods and programs used for performing various simulations

  • This book presents descriptive overviews of gene editing strategies across multiple species while also offering in-depth insight on complex cases of application in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.  Chapters feature contributions from leaders in stem cell therapy and biology, providing a comprehensive view of the application of gene therapy in numerous fields with an emphasis on ophthalmology, stem cells, and agriculture. The book also highlights recent major technological advances, including ZFN, TALEN, and CRISPR. Precision Medicine, CRISPR, and Genome Engineering is part of the highly successful Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology series. It is an indispensable resource for researchers and students in genetics as well as clinicians. 

  • This book explores a broad range of innovations in education, such as flipped classrooms, the educational use of social media, mobile learning and educational resources. It also includes theoretical discussions and practical applications related to the use of augmented reality and educational technologies for improving students' engagement and facilitating their future studies and careers. Featuring case studies and practical applications illustrating the effectiveness of new modes of education in which the latest technologies and innovations are widely used in the global context, the book helps readers develop their awareness of the related insights and implications, in order to deepen their understanding and stimulate critical thinking as to how new technologies have made learning and teaching easier in different educational settings.

  • Over 10 years after the publication of the second edition, Wiley now publishes the third edition of the popular volume Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects. Completely updated and expanded, this new edition describes step-by-step the surgical procedures for congenital heart defects and includes detailed illustrations for each operation. New in this edition are chapters on exercise testing, MRI, EP studies and catheter ablation of arrhythmias, extracorporeal circulatory support and paediatric lung transplantation. A greatly expanded ultrasound chapter contains numerous colour Doppler's of many conditions. Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects, Third Edition: Provides complete coverage of the current issues in paediatric cardiac surgery Offers tips and surgical techniques to master difficult surgical situations Uniquely displays detailed illustrations for each operation, allowing surgeons to follow all operating procedures step-by-step Serves both as reference and training manual

  • This Atlas of Inherited Retinal Disorders provides a thorough overview of various inherited retinal dystrophies with emphasis on phenotype characteristics and how they relate to the most frequently encountered genes. It also meets the previously unmet needs of PhD students who will benefit from seeing the phenotypes of genes they work on and study. Further, because genetic-testing costs are quite high and spiraling higher, this Atlas will help geneticists familiarize themselves with the candidate gene approach to test patients' genomes, enabling more cost-efficient testing. This invaluable atlas is organized into eight sections starting with an introduction to the basic knowledge on retinal imaging, followed by diseases listed according to inheritance pattern and disorders with extraocular manifestations grouped by defining features. This structure will be intuitive to clinicians and students studying inherited retinal disorders.

  • This book provides comprehensive coverage of small fiber neuropathy (SFN), from diagnosis to therapy. It focuses on nerve degeneration and neuropathic pain, and their underlying pathology, physiology, psychophysics, genetics and imaging. In particular, this book describes and discusses the major advances in diagnostic techniques for assessing SFN. These include skin biopsy, evoked potentials, quantitative sensory testing and functional studies, as biomarkers of SFN.SFN is a common peripheral nerve disorder, but was often overlooked due to a lack of objective and specific diagnostic tests for the assessment of small nerve fibers. These fibers mediate thermal sensation, pain detection (nociception), and autonomic regulation. Major symptoms of SFN include neuropathic pain, impaired sensation and autonomic dysfunction. Neuropathic pain poses a diagnostic challenge to clinicians, an essential step for selecting appropriate treatment to relieve suffering.SFN frequently develops in systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, following chemotherapy, infections etc., or presents as a major feature of various genetic neuropathies (e.g. channelopathy and familial amyloidosis). In addition to describing these conditions which lead to SFN, this book also describes related syndromes of neurodegeneration and pain, including fibromyalgia, visceral pain and hypersensitivity.This definitive book covers both clinical aspects and research progress, which provides in-depth and up-to-date information on SFN. It would be immensely useful for clinicians, neurologists, neuroscientists, diabetologists, and pain specialists. Dr. Sung-Tsang Hsieh is a professor at Department of Neurology and Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan. He is also the associate dean of College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan. Dr. Praveen Anand is a professor at Department of Clinical Neurology and head of Centre for Clinical Translation, Hammersmith Hospital, UK. Dr. Christopher Gibbons is an associate professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA. Dr. Claudia Sommer is a professor of Neurology at the Department of Neurology, Würzburg University Hospital, Germany.

  • Everyday knowledge offers opportunities for better understanding of significant issues of our times. Reflecting these themes this book places emphasis on community wisdom. The underpinning argument is that our instinctive urge for survival may not be enough if we do not share our collective knowledge and learn more about the everyday habits, beliefs and actions of communities spread across the region. Contributions from researchers active within local communities help build knowledge capacity and support for collaborative research.

  • The Vitality of Taiwan

    S. Tsang

    As a country, Taiwan is one of the most vibrant, exciting, colourful and entrepreneurial on earth. The contributors reveal what underpins the vitality of Taiwan, examining the relevance of its democratic politics, civil society and the presence of an existential threat from China, as well as the importance of its international business nexus.

  • This book is about the basis and scope of impact that Taiwan - a democracy with a population of around 23 million - has on China, the most powerful remaining Leninist state which claims sovereignty over Taiwan and has a population of over 1.3 billion. It examines how Taiwan has helped China in its economic transformation, but argues that the former exercises greatest influence through its soft power. The expert and timely contributions in this book demonstrate how Taiwan exerts real influence in China through admiration of its popular culture, be it in music or literature, as well as its reach into politics and economics. As mainland Chinese visit Taiwan, they are most impressed with civility in everyday living based on a modernized version of the traditional Chinese culture. However, discussions in the book also reveal the limits of Taiwan's impact, as the Chinese government tightly controls the narrative about Taiwan and does not tolerate any Taiwanese posing a threat to its monopoly of power.

  • Based on interviews with entrepreneurs, professionals and regional party cadres' from a range of age groups, this book argues that Western class categories do not directly apply to China and that the Chinese new middle class is distinguished more by socio-cultural than by economic factors.

  • This book brings together stories of the green schools movement ((Eco Schools, Enviroschools, Green Schools, Sustainable Schools, ResourceSmart Schools etc) in several countries around the world, with a focus on the impact of the movement on the development and implementation of education for sustainable development in each of the countries.  In particular, each story will explain the history of the movement per country, its current status, achievements, obstacles and broader impact.
    There have been a number of evaluations of these school movements at a national or more local level, and numerous articles and chapters have been published on aspects of these schools' activities, but to date these have not been brought together in a single volume that focuses attention on the impact of the movement on education for sustainable development in each country. This is the purpose of this volume.The green schools movement focuses on a whole school approach which aims to include everyone (students, teachers and the local community), to improve school environments, including resource usage and the environmental footprint of the school, to motivate students to take on environmental problems and seek resolutions particularly at a local level but also thinking globally, and to improve students' attitudes and behaviours as part of developing a sustainable mind set.  

  • Patient specific and disease specific stem cell lines have already introduced groundbreaking advances into the research and practice of ophthalmology. This volume provides a comprehensive and engaging overview of the latest innovations in the field. Twelve chapters discuss the fastest growing areas in ophthalmological stem cell research, from disease modelling, drug screening and gene targeting to clinical genetics and regenerative treatments. Innovative results from stem cell research of the past decade are pointing the way toward practicable treatments for retinitis pigmentosa, age related macular degeneration, and Stargardt disease. What future directions will stem cell research take? Researchers, graduate students, and fellows alike will find food for thought in this insightful guide tapping into the collective knowledge of leaders in the field. Stem Cells in Ophthalmology is part of the Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine series dedicated to discussing current challenges and future directions in stem cell research.

  • Cet ouvrage est une réédition numérique d'un livre paru au XXe siècle, désormais indisponible dans son format d'origine.

  • This carefully crafted ebook: "The Great Learning (A short Confucian text + Commentary by Tsang)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    The Great Learning was one of the "Four Books" in Confucianism. The Great Learning had come from a chapter in the Classic of Rites which formed one of the Five Classics. It consists of a short main text attributed to the teachings of Confucius and then ten commentary chapters accredited to one of Confucius' disciples, Zengzi. The ideals of the book were supposedly Confucius's; however the text was written after his death.
    The "Four Books" were selected by the neo-Confucian Zhu Xi during the Song Dynasty as a foundational introduction to Confucianism and examinations for the state civil service in China.
    Confucius (551-479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.

  • This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Writings of Confucius + The Life, Labours and Doctrines of Confucius (6 books in one volume)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    The collection of writings by Confucius includes :
    The Life, Labours and Doctrines of Confucius (Unabridged)
    The Great Learning (Unabridged)
    Classic of History (Part 1 & 2: The Book of Thang & The Books of Yü)
    The Analects (The Revised James Legge Translation)
    Doctrine of The Mean (or How to Achieve Equilibrium)
    The Great Learning (A short Confucian text + Commentary by Tsang)
    Confucius (551-479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.

  • This book provides an up-to-date insight to the many innovations of the indigenous aerospace industry from a socio-economic perspective, a final frontier of Chinese technology that will shape global competitive dynamics in the 21st century. An industry that relies on human capital to engage in concept-intensive high tech production, this book discusses the future prospect of the Chinese system within the increasing power of global firms over high tech labour. The author also introduces a systematic discussion of industrial democracy in the high tech sector within Chinese state capitalism, and compares and contrasts the Chinese model with Anglo-American and Latin European models within the aerospace industry. Utilizing original primary data, it provides a unique first-hand perspective of industrial democracy within the Chinese aerospace industry.

  • This book examines the driving forces behind national-level politics, changes to the judiciary, social control, economic reform, environmental protection, urban development, the management of ethnic relations, as well as foreign and security policy orientation in China under Xi Jinping. It explains Xi's ambition, examines the limitations he has to confront, and maps the direction of reform he pursues. The book starts off by examining how the consultative Leninist nature of the political system continues to shape politics and policy in China under Xi, and what the China dream Xi advocates actually entails domestically and beyond China. It ends by highlighting the megatrends that will prevail in the decade when Xi is expected to stay in power. The book also includes contributions from five Central Party School professors whose views are taken seriously by the Chinese leadership.

  • This publication represents the best thinking and solutions to a myriad of contemporary issues in wireless networks. Coverage includes wireless LANs, multihop wireless networks, and sensor networks. Readers are provided with insightful guidance in tackling such issues as architecture, protocols, modeling, analysis, and solutions. The book also highlights economic issues, market trends, emerging, cutting-edge applications, and new paradigms, such as middleware for RFID, smart home design, and "on-demand business" in the context of pervasive computing.
    Mobile, Wireless, and Sensor Networks is divided into three distinct parts:
    * Recent Advances in Wireless LANs and Multihop Wireless Networks
    * Recent Advances and Research in Sensor Networks
    * Middleware, Applications, and New Paradigms
    In developing this collected work, the editors have emphasized two objectives:
    * Helping readers bridge the gap and understand the relationship between practice and theory
    * Helping readers bridge the gap and understand the relationships and common links among different types of wireless networks
    Chapters are written by an international team of researchers and practitioners who are experts and trendsetters in their fields. Contributions represent both industry and academia, including IBM, National University of Singapore, Panasonic, Intel, and Seoul National University.
    Students, researchers, and practitioners who need to stay abreast of new research and take advantage of the latest techniques in wireless communications will find this publication indispensable. Mobile, Wireless, and Sensor Networks provides a clear sense of where the industry is now, what challenges it faces, and where it is heading.

  • A timely and authoritative guide to the state of the art of wave scattering
    Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves offers in three volumes a complete and up-to-date treatment of wave scattering by random discrete scatterers and rough surfaces. Written by leading scientists who have made important contributions to wave scattering over three decades, this new work explains the principles, methods, and applications of this rapidly expanding, interdisciplinary field. It covers both introductory and advanced material and provides students and researchers in remote sensing as well as imaging, optics, and electromagnetic theory with a one-stop reference to a wealth of current research results. Plus, Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves contains detailed discussions of both analytical and numerical methods, including cutting-edge techniques for the recovery of earth/land parametric information.
    The three volumes are entitled respectively Theories and Applications, Numerical Simulation, and Advanced Topics. In the first volume, Theories and Applications, Leung Tsang (University of Washington) Jin Au Kong (MIT), and Kung-Hau Ding (Air Force Research Lab) cover:
    * Basic theory of electromagnetic scattering
    * Fundamentals of random scattering
    * Characteristics of discrete scatterers and rough surfaces
    * Scattering and emission by layered media
    * Single scattering and applications
    * Radiative transfer theory and solution techniques
    * One-dimensional random rough surface scattering

  • Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness offers practical strategies for addressing the harmful effects of stigma attached to mental illness. It considers both major forms of stigma: public stigma, which is prejudice and discrimination endorsed by the general population; and self-stigma, the loss of self-esteem and efficacy that occurs when an individual internalizes prejudice and discrimination.   Invaluable guide for professionals and volunteers working in any capacity to challenge discrimination against mental illness Contains practical worksheets and intervention guidelines to facilitate the implementation of specific anti-stigma approaches Authors are highly experienced and respected experts in the field of mental illness stigma research

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