Death In Springtime

Autore: Magdalen Nabb
Editore: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569478171
Grandezza: 34,51 MB
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Two foreign girls are abducted from a Florence piazza in broad daylight. The unusual March snowfall has distracted everyone, even Marshal Guarnaccia, who is unsure of what he has actually witnessed. One of the girls turns up in a village in the Chianti, claiming the kidnappers have released her to propose a ransom for the other victim. But the marshal thinks she’s lying. Italian law forbids paying ransom to criminals, and the marshal must find the second girl before her kidnappers decide to end her life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Rehabilitation Of Rivers For Fish

Autore: Ian G. Cowx
Editore: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9780852382479
Grandezza: 39,81 MB
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Value can be added to projects for restoring the aesthetic appeal of modified waterways at very little extra cost if the needs of the living components of the system are taken into account. This manual was prepared by the European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission (EIFAC) to provide guidelines and techniques for the rehabilitation of rivers for fish. It is intended for the use of fisheries managers, fisheries and wildlife biologists, land and water use planners, and civil engineers working on projects involving the protection and rehabilitation of inland running waters. While the primary orientation of the manual is towards rivers of the temperate zone, the techniques described can be applied to the restoration of rivers of similar dimensions in other climatic areas.

Don T Make Me Think Revisited

Autore: Steve Krug
Editore: New Riders
ISBN: 0133597261
Grandezza: 53,83 MB
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Since Don’t Make Me Think was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug’s guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it’s one of the best-loved and most recommended books on the subject. Now Steve returns with fresh perspective to reexamine the principles that made Don’t Make Me Think a classic–with updated examples and a new chapter on mobile usability. And it’s still short, profusely illustrated…and best of all–fun to read. If you’ve read it before, you’ll rediscover what made Don’t Make Me Think so essential to Web designers and developers around the world. If you’ve never read it, you’ll see why so many people have said it should be required reading for anyone working on Web sites. “After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book.” –Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards

Rock Chick Rescue

Autore: Kristen Ashley
ISBN: 9781849234757
Grandezza: 16,12 MB
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Jet McAlister has a secret. Eddie Chavez has the hots for Jet (not to mention, Eddie's just, plain hot). Jet has too many problems to realize that Eddie's interested. Eddie loses patience when Jet ends her waitressing shift at a strip club with a knife at her throat. Since Eddie's a cop, he figures he can help. Since Jet's used to solving everyone's problems, she doesn't want Eddie's help. Throw in a Dolly Parton look-alike, a gruff but lovable strip club owner, Jet's ne'er-do-well father, his ne'er-do-well friend, Bear, Bear's long-suffering, chain-smoking wife Lavonne and the crew from Rock Chick and you've got Rock Chick Rescue. Rock Chick Rescue takes you on a wild ride with Jet, Eddie and the gang as they wrestle bad guys in a bagel shop, hit Denver's backstreet poker tables (with big hair), and help the strippers at Smithie's take down a would-be murderer. Through this, Jet's got to learn that, even when life made you give up your dreams, you can still end up with the (hot) guy. Eddie's got to rescue Jet from a bad man (so he can do better things with her) and teach her that some dreams can come true.

Monte Cassino

Autore: Matthew Parker
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472219031
Grandezza: 59,28 MB
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The six-month battle for Monte Cassino was Britain's bitterest and bloodiest encounter with the German army on any front in World War Two. At the beginning of 1944 Italy was the western Allies' only active front against Nazi-controlled Europe, and their only route to the capital was through the Liri valley. Towering over the entrance to the valley was the medieval monastery of Monte Cassino, a seemingly impenetrable fortress high up in the 'bleak and sinister' mountains. This was where the German commander, Kesselring, made his stand. MONTE CASSINO tells the extraordinary story of ordinary soldiers tested to the limits under conditions reminiscent of the bloodbaths of World War One. In a battle that became increasingly political, symbolic and personal as it progressed, more and more men were asked to throw themselves at the virtually impregnable German defences. It is a story of incompetence, hubris and politics redeemed at dreadful cost by the heroism of the soldiers.

La Figlia Di Iorio

Autore: Gabriele D'Annunzio
Editore: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230462356
Grandezza: 15,77 MB
Formato: PDF
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Questo libro di storia potrebbe contenere numerosi refusi e parti di testo mancanti. Solitamente gli acquirenti hanno la possibilita di scaricare gratuitamente una copia scansionata del libro originale (senza refusi) direttamente dall'editore. Il libro e Non illustrato. 1904 edition. Estratto: ... lacci e non incappi nella brace. Augi. Cosma, hai tu bene udito? Io sono puro. Non mi contaminai ma ebbi fede. Hai bene udito i segni che l'Iddio altissimo ha mandati verso me? Attendo quel che e giusto, e mi mortifico. Cosma. Io te lo dico: interroga il tuo sangue, prima di condur teco la straniera. Una Voce, di fuori gridando. Cosma, non t'indugiare! Ora l'uccide. Cosma, volto a Mila. Pace a te, donna. Se il bene sia teco. fa che da te si versi come il pianto, sene che s'oda. Forse tornero. Anca. Vengo, ti seguo, che tutto non dissi... Mll A. Aligi, e vero: tutto non dicestil Va sul cammino e cerca del crocifero e pregalo che porti la parola. 11 santo si allontanera per i pascoli. Si udra, or si or no, il cantare dei pellegrini. ligt, Aligi, tutto non dicemmol E meglio m'e avere nella bocca un buon pugno di polvere o una pietra che me la chiuda. Ascolta solo questo da me, Aligi. Io non ti feci male; male non ti faro. Sanati sono / i miei piedi, e conoscono la via. Venuta e l'ora della dipartita per la figlia di Iorio. E cosi sia. Augi. Io non so, tu non sai l'ora che viene. Rimetti l'olio nella nostra lampana. Prendi l'olio dall'otro. Ancor ve n'e. E aspettami, che vado dal crocifero. Bene ho pensato quel che gli diro. Si volgera per andare. La donna, vinta dallo sgomento. Io richiamera. Mila. Migi, fratel mio! Dammi la mano. Augi. Mila, il cammino e la, poco lontano. Mila. Dammi la mano tua, ch'io te la baci. E il sorso che concedo alla mia sete. Augi, appressandosi. Mila, col tizzo io la volli bruciare. E quella mano trista che t'offese. Mila. Non mi rammento. Io son...

Face Value

Autore: Alexander Todorov
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400885728
Grandezza: 26,64 MB
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The scientific story of first impressions—and why the snap character judgments we make from faces are irresistible but usually incorrect We make up our minds about others after seeing their faces for a fraction of a second—and these snap judgments predict all kinds of important decisions. For example, politicians who simply look more competent are more likely to win elections. Yet the character judgments we make from faces are as inaccurate as they are irresistible; in most situations, we would guess more accurately if we ignored faces. So why do we put so much stock in these widely shared impressions? What is their purpose if they are completely unreliable? In this book, Alexander Todorov, one of the world's leading researchers on the subject, answers these questions as he tells the story of the modern science of first impressions. Drawing on psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, and other fields, this accessible and richly illustrated book describes cutting-edge research and puts it in the context of the history of efforts to read personality from faces. Todorov describes how we have evolved the ability to read basic social signals and momentary emotional states from faces, using a network of brain regions dedicated to the processing of faces. Yet contrary to the nineteenth-century pseudoscience of physiognomy and even some of today's psychologists, faces don't provide us a map to the personalities of others. Rather, the impressions we draw from faces reveal a map of our own biases and stereotypes. A fascinating scientific account of first impressions, Face Value explains why we pay so much attention to faces, why they lead us astray, and what our judgments actually tell us.

La Vita Militare

Autore: Edmondo De Amicis
Editore: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530803293
Grandezza: 53,11 MB
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This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

The Advertisement

Autore: Natalia Ginzburg
Grandezza: 13,74 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 4052
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The Ragazzi

Autore: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Editore: Carcanet Press
ISBN: 9781857549720
Grandezza: 33,54 MB
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An unsentimental depiction of the poverty and chaos of life in the slums of 1950s postwar Rome, this novel follows Ricetto, an Italian youth, and his gang who survive by their wits, their cruelty, and their instincts for survival. Their lives are shaped by hunger, theft, betrayal, and prostitution, and they celebrate their triumphs with brutal abandon and die bleak deaths. This harsh world is portrayed with an understanding that humanity and even humor can exist amidst a hard and amoral society. A novel that caused a scandal upon its first publication more than 50 years ago, this new translation eloquently captures the gritty Roman slang of the Italian original and tells a story that still resonates powerfully to this day.