Un couple d'Américains entreprend un long voyage, dans des paysages de neige et de brume, pour adopter un enfant dans une ville froide d'Europe. À son arrivée, le couple s'installe au Borgarfjaroasysla Grand Imperial Hotel, où flotte une inquiétante étrangeté. Le bar y est toujours ouvert, et le lobby peuplé d'une galerie de personnages énigmatiques, allant d'une ex-chanteuse flamboyante à un businessman débauché, en passant par un curieux guérisseur, et un barman stoïque. Dans ce lieu déconcertant cerné par le froid, les apparences sont souvent trompeuses, et plus le couple lutte pour adopter l'enfant tant désiré, plus leur mariage - tout comme leurs certitudes - semblent vaciller.
Peter Cameron réussit à explorer avec finesse la façon dont nous nous perdons et nous retrouvons, entre rêve et réalité.
This book is a practically applicable guide to the use of revision total knee arthroplasty. Demand for primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) continues to rise, with some estimates predicting this to be as high as 400% than it currently is, and this will inevitably lead to increased demand for revision surgery. Furthermore, this is a sub-specialist area of arthroplasty that is complex and challenging with high failure rates, meaning that there is a real need to improve the outcomes of these procedures. Within this book, the chapters focus on a particular subject area focusing on how to successfully perform a procedure in a step-by-step manner in a variety of scenarios from condylar revisions to salvage cases. Topics covered include how to use surgical techniques in instances of periprosthetic distal femur fractures and manage infections where bone loss has been significant. Long-term outcome data is also presented to enable the reader to develop a deep understanding of where a particular strategy might be most effective. Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Practical Guide concisely details how to use the techniques covered in all aspects of revision knee surgery, making it an indispensable resource for all those involved in the care of these patients or who use these techniques in their day-to-day clinical practice.
This book pays tribute to an intellectual giant. The twenty-one succinct chapters comprising the volume, and the variety of scholars who have authored them, are indicative of his intellectual, geographical and intergenerational reach. These chapters reflect the towering influence of Roger Dale's work in fields such as the Sociology of Education, Globalization and Education Policy Studies, and Comparative and International Education. While engaging critically with Roger's intellectual ideas-and without exception the authors demonstrate the significance of these to their own theoretical and research endeavors-they also include personal reflections on his role as mentor, role model, networker, and friend. Together the chapters are testimony to the richness, quality and diversity of Roger Dale's work and the extent to which it has inspired several generations of scholars from very different world locations. In a final chapter, Roger Dale himself responds from his usual humble position to all contributors and reviews the key aspects of an exceptional and ongoing intellectual journey.
Highly Commended (Third prize) in the Standing Conference on Studies in Education book prize for books published in 1999.
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