• "Lyrical, propulsive, dark and compelling. Joy knows well the grit and gravel of his world, the soul and blemishes of the place."--Daniel Woodrell In the country-noir tradition of Winter's Bone meets 'Breaking Bad,' a savage and beautiful story of a young man seeking redemption.
    The area surrounding Cashiers, North Carolina, is home to people of all kinds, but the world that Jacob McNeely lives in is crueler than most. His father runs a methodically organized meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Having dropped out of high school and cut himself off from his peers, Jacob has been working for this father for years, all on the promise that his payday will come eventually. The only joy he finds comes from reuniting with Maggie, his first love, and a girl clearly bound for bigger and better things than their hardscrabble town.
    Jacob has always been resigned to play the cards that were dealt him, but when a fatal mistake changes everything, he's faced with a choice: stay and appease his father, or leave the mountains with the girl he loves. In a place where blood is thicker than water and hope takes a back seat to fate, Jacob wonders if he can muster the strength to rise above the only life he's ever known.

  • @20@Critically acclaimed author David Joy, whose debut, @18@Where All Light Tends to Go@19@, was hailed as @95@ldquo;a savagely moving novel that will likely become an important addition to the great body of Southern literature@95@rdquo; (@18@The Huffington Post@19@), returns to the mountains of North Carolina with a powerful story about the inescapable weight of the past.@16@@21@@16@ A combat veteran returned from war, Thad Broom can@12@t leave the hardened world of Afghanistan behind, nor can he forgive himself for what he saw there. His mother, April, is haunted by her own demons, a secret trauma she has carried for years. Between them is Aiden McCall, loyal to both but unable to hold them together. Connected by bonds of circumstance and duty, friendship and love, these three lives are blown apart when Aiden and Thad witness the accidental death of their drug dealer and a riot of dope and cash drops in their laps. On a meth-fueled journey to nowhere, they will either find the grit to overcome the darkness or be consumed by it.@16@@16@@16@@18@From the Hardcover edition.@19@

  • OEuvre monumentale, parue de 1932 à 1995, voici donc Le Dictionnaire de Spiritualité enfin publié intégralement de A jusqu'à Z, avec un index particulièrement utile. A beaucoup de points de vue, c'était un défi. Le pari a été tenu. On peut même dire que les fruits dépassent le projet primitif, car très vite les perspectives du début ont été amplifiées et précisées. Dans les années 30, lancer l'idée et assurer la réalisation d'un tel dictionnaire pouvait paraître, face au bloc solide du dogme catholique, une entreprise marginale concernant les techniques de prière, les états mystiques et les divers phénomènes qui parfois les accompagnent... A cette époque, la réflexion chrétienne, encadrée et limitée par une théologie dogmatique, en grande partie déductive et obligatoire, avait besoin d'un nouveau souffle. Voici que la spiritualité, fondée en même temps sur l'expérience et sur la liberté qui président à l'invention des divers chemins conduisant à Dieu, renouvelait toutes les questions... Cette révolution tranquille s'est faite lentement, sans bruit, sans excès. A sa place, avec d'autres éléments similaires, elle a préparé l'éclosion irrésistible de Vatican II ; et aujourd'hui, patiemment, elle aide à bien comprendre l'originalité et le dynamisme de ce concile... Des milliers de collaborateurs, provenant du monde entier et de tous les horizons, ont contribué à faire de ce Dictionnaire ce qu'il est : particulièrement utile à tous ceux qui veulent mieux connaître les auteurs spirituels de divers pays, suivre l'évolution des mentalités, des institutions, des grandes notions fondamentales... et plein d'intérêt pour tous les curieux. Ainsi s'est-il répandu à travers le monde entier et dans tous les milieux.

  • Helium Ion Microscopy

    David C. Joy

    • Springer
    • 13 Septembre 2013

    Helium Ion Microscopy: Principles and Applications describes the theory and discusses the practical details of why scanning microscopes using beams of light ions - such as the Helium Ion Microscope (HIM) - are destined to become the imaging tools of choice for the 21st century. Topics covered include the principles, operation, and performance of the Gaseous Field Ion Source (GFIS), and a comparison of the optics of ion and electron beam microscopes including their operating conditions, resolution, and signal-to-noise performance. The physical principles of Ion-Induced Secondary Electron (iSE) generation by ions are discussed, and an extensive database of iSE yields for many elements and compounds as a function of incident ion species and its energy is included. Beam damage and charging are frequently outcomes of ion beam irradiation, and techniques to minimize such problems are presented. In addition to imaging, ions beams can be used for the controlled deposition, or removal, of selected materials with nanometer precision. The techniques and conditions required for nanofabrication are discussed and demonstrated. Finally, the problem of performing chemical microanalysis with ion beams is considered. Low energy ions cannot generate X-ray emissions, so alternative techniques such as Rutherford Backscatter Imaging (RBI) or Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) are examined.