Chiedi Chi Erano Law E Baker

Autore: Paolo Ferrero
ISBN: 9788899146207
Grandezza: 55,74 MB
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Open An Autobiography

Autore: Andre Agassi
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007346301
Grandezza: 24,20 MB
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He is one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court – but from early childhood Andre Agassi hated the game.

Farewell To Growth

Autore: Serge Latouche
Editore: Polity
ISBN: 0745646174
Grandezza: 19,83 MB
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Most of us who live in the North and the West consume far too much – too much meat, too much fat, too much sugar, too much salt. We are more likely to put on too much weight than to go hungry. We live in a society that is heading for a crash. We are aware of what is happening and yet we refuse to take it fully into account. Above all we refuse to address the issue that lies at the heart of our problems – namely, the fact that our societies are based on an economy whose only goal is growth for growth’s sake. Serge Latouche argues that we need to rethink from the very foundations the idea that our societies should be based on growth. He offers a radical alternative – a society of ‘de-growth’. De-growth is not the same thing as negative growth. We should be talking about ‘a-growth’, in the sense in which we speak of ‘a-theism’. And we do indeed have to abandon a faith or religion – that of the economy, progress and development—and reject the irrational and quasi-idolatrous cult of growth for growth’s sake. While many realize that that the never-ending pursuit of growth is incompatible with a finite planet, we have yet to come to terms with the implications of this – the need to produce less and consume less. But if we do not change course, we are heading for an ecological and human disaster. There is still time to imagine, quite calmly, a system based upon a different logic, and to plan for a ‘de-growth society’.

Moby Dick In Pictures

Autore: Matt Kish
ISBN: 9781935639121
Grandezza: 58,60 MB
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A collection of illustrations inspired by lines from every single page of the 552-page Signet Classics paperback edition of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick

Optical Coherence And Quantum Optics

Autore: Leonard Mandel
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521417112
Grandezza: 80,37 MB
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This book presents a systematic account of optical coherence theory within the framework of classical optics, as applied to such topics as radiation from sources of different states of coherence, foundations of radiometry, effects of source coherence on the spectra of radiated fields, coherence theory of laser modes, and scattering of partially coherent light by random media.

The Cultures Of Globalization

Autore: Fredric Jameson
Editore: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822321699
Grandezza: 20,11 MB
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Distinguished panel explores the concept of globalization and in a variety of cultural settings and its effect on world-wide cultural transformation of nation, place, race, class, ethnos and gender.

A Secret Country

Autore: John Pilger
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1407086324
Grandezza: 45,18 MB
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Expatriate journalist and film-maker John Pilger writes about his homeland with life-long affection and a passionately critical eye. In this fully updated edition of A Secret Country, he pays tribute to a little known Australia and tells a story of high political drama.

Person Reference In Interaction

Autore: N. J. Enfield
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139463187
Grandezza: 63,73 MB
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How do we refer to people in everyday conversation? No matter the language or culture, we must choose from a range of options: full name ('Robert Smith'), reduced name ('Bob'), description ('tall guy'), kin term ('my son') etc. Our choices reflect how we know that person in context, and allow us to take a particular perspective on them. This book brings together a team of leading linguists, sociologists and anthropologists to show that there is more to person reference than meets the eye. Drawing on video-recorded, everyday interactions in nine languages, it examines the fascinating ways in which we exploit person reference for social and cultural purposes, and reveals the underlying principles of person reference across cultures from the Americas to Asia to the South Pacific. Combining rich ethnographic detail with cross-linguistic generalizations, it will be welcomed by researchers and graduate students interested in the relationship between language and culture.

The Multilingual Internet

Autore: Brenda Danet
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199719495
Grandezza: 75,76 MB
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Two thirds of global internet users are non-English speakers. Despite this, most scholarly literature on the internet and computer-mediated-communication (CMC) focuses exclusively on English. This is the first book devoted to analyzing internet related CMC in languages other than English. The volume collects 18 new articles on facets of language and internet use, all of which revolve around several central topics: writing systems, the structure and features of local languages and how they affect internet use, code switching between multiple languages, gender issues, public policy issues, and so on.

Dungeons Of Dread S Series Classic Adventure Compilation

Autore: Gary Gygax
ISBN: 9780786964611
Grandezza: 61,13 MB
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Dungeons of Dread is a hardcover collection of four classic, stand-alone Advanced Dungeons & Dragons(tm) adventure modules -- S1 Tomb of Horrors, S2 White Plume Mountain, S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, and S4 The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth -- complete with original black-and-white interior art.