IL NE LUI RESTE QU'UN MONDE À CONQUÉRIR... Tant de planètes ont
succombé par la main de l'Imperatrix Virago, infectant
inéluctablement leur faune et leur flore afin de se maintenir en vie.
Aujourd'hui, c'est vers la Terre qu'elle se tourne pour satisfaire
son appétit. La géomancienne Tama, en tant que protectrice et avatar
de la Terre, est la première victime de cette contagion. Son gardien,
le Guerrier Éternel, part alors en mission dans le dangereux Monde
des Morts, où voyage l'Imperatrix, pour trouver le remède à cette
terrible infection, sauver Tama... et la planète tout entière avec
elle. Andy Diggle (The Losers, Green Arrow Year One, Shadowman) et
Alex Paknadel (Doctor Who) s'associent au légendaire artiste Doug
Braithwaite (X-O Manowar, Imperium, Justice) pour un récit complet
trépidant à travers les dimensions !
À LA RECHERCHE DES AIGLES PERDUS DES LÉGIONS ROMAINES... L'aigle,
porté fièrement au-devant de chacune des légions romaines, est bien
plus qu'un emblème : c'est le symbole de Rome, l'incarnation de la
puissance impériale. Et pourtant, dans les forêts brumeuses de
Germanie, l'impensable est arrivé : des hordes barbares ont écrasé
trois des meilleures légions... et capturé leurs aigles. Voyant son
autorité menacée par cette humiliation, l'empereur Néron envoie
Antonius Axia, le Déceleur, et Achillia, la championne des
gladiateurs, à la recherche des reliques volées, quel qu'en soit le
prix. Mais en levant le voile sur les circonstances de cette déroute,
leur enquête va prendre un tour inattendu... Peter Milligan signe avec
Robert Gill (Book of Death) une nouvelle enquête du plus grand
détective de Rome, qui le mènera, avec Achillia, des bas-fonds de
Rome jusqu'aux rives du Nil. Contient la mini-série Britannia :
Lost eagles of Rome 1-4.
This book focuses on descriptions of the developments in legal frameworks and policies regarding the human rights of older persons. First, it covers the policies adopted and practices developed at the universal system, particularly within the sphere of the United Nations. Second, it includes a side-by-side comparison of the work of regional human rights mechanisms, which have picked up some momentum in the past decade. Through its inclusion of law, policy, and current processes, the widest net possible has been cast to collect a descriptive resource for advocates.Overall, we hope that this book contributes to a better understanding of the current limitations and possibilities that international institutions offer to uphold the human rights of older persons. We expect that this information will allow states and other policy makers to move forward with the international recognition of the human rights of older persons. We know this is only a first effort in compiling and reporting the standards that are being produced by different international institutions. But we have no doubt that many others will follow with their expert analysis of these emerging standards, and that the ongoing discussion will finally crystalize in international human rights binding instruments explicitly recognizing the universal rights of older persons.
This book looks at the relationships between the physical-social environment and the elderly in Europe and Latin America, from the Environmental Gerontology perspective and through geographical and psychosocial approaches. It addresses the main environmental issues of population ageing, based on an understanding of the complex relationships, adjustments and adaptations between different environments (home, residence, public spaces, landscapes, neighbourhoods, urban and rural environment) and the quality of life of the ageing population, associated with residential strategies and other aspects related to health and dependency. The different levels of socio-spatial analysis are also explored: macro (urban and rural environments, regions and landscapes), meso (neighbourhood, public space) and micro (personal, home and institution). New theoretical and methodological approaches are proposed to analyse the attributes and functions of the physical-social environment of the elderly, as well as new ways of living the ageing process. All will have to respond to the challenges of urbanisation, globalisation and climate change in the 21st century. Also, the different experiences and challenges of public planning and management professionals involved with the growing ageing population are presented, and will require greater association and collaboration with the academic and scientific fields of Environmental Gerontology.
Considerable attention has been given during the past few years to the water crisis that many regions of the world may face in the coming decades. While the mag- tude and the extent of the global water scarcity problems of the future should not be underestimated, a serious analysis of the current trends indicate that the main water crisis in the coming years is most likely to stem primarily from water quality deterioration and lack of investment funds, rather than from physical water scar- ties per se, as is widely expected at present. In spite of the seriousness of continuing water quality deterioration in most countries of the world, water quality management continues to be a somewhat - glected issue in the international water community. Even the magnitudes and - tents of the water quality problems are not reliably known in many developed countries and in nearly all developing ones. Accordingly, in order to assess the current situation in water quality management in the Americas, and to discuss the alternatives available to improve the existing and future water quality conditions in a cost-effective and timely manner, the Third World Centre for Water M- agement in Mexico, the National Water Agency in Brazil (Agência Nacional de Águas), and the Inter-American Development Bank organised a workshop on "Water Quality Management for the Americas," in Fortaleza, Brazil, 12-13 April 2004.