Ci Siamo Evoluti Bene Vintage

Autore: Enrico Brignano
Editore: Rizzoli
ISBN: 885868690X
Grandezza: 11,93 MB
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Tutto ebbe inizio con un cambiamento epocale: il trasloco di Brignano all'ultimo piano di un palazzo che ne conta più di venti. Da lì Enrico, scrutando l'infinito, si sentì invaso dal desiderio di conoscere. D'altro canto, solo poco prima ai li mortacci dei facchini rumeni, carichi di casse di libri, non aveva forse risposto: «Fatti non foste a viver come brutti ma per seguir virtute e canoscenza»? Ecco, quindi, che sbocciarono in lui mille domande. Da dove si origina il tutto? Ma è nato prima l'uovo o la gallina? Dio c'è e non si vede, o ce fa e non ci sente? Come siamo diventati sette miliardi e duecentonovantaquattro milioni di persone? E, soprattutto, dove stiamo andando? In Ci siamo evoluti bene Brignano si cimenta a rispondere alle grandi domande che l'uomo si pone dalla notte dei tempi, ripercorrendo la storia della nostra specie dalle pitture rupestri agli smartphone, dall'invenzione del fuoco allo sbarco sulla Luna, dal baratto di mammuth alla speculazione finanziaria. Ne nasce un flusso irresistibile di riflessioni esilaranti, e insieme un po' serie, su di noi e sul mondo che ci circonda. In un libro che fa molto ridere, ma anche pensare.

Ci Siamo Evoluti Bene E Ce Ne Evoleremo Ancora

Autore: Enrico Brignano
Editore:
ISBN: 9788817084253
Grandezza: 15,50 MB
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English Grammar For The Utterly Confused

Autore: Laurie Rozakis
Editore: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071430975
Grandezza: 71,90 MB
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For students who want to learn the nuts and bolts of English grammar A generation ago, the United States public school system stopped formal instruction in English grammar and consequently created a legion of students and professionals notoriously weak in writing and language skills. English Grammar for the Utterly Confusedis a must-have for anyone who gets that “deer-in-the-headlights" look when asked to recognize a misplaced modifier or even find the verb in a sentence. This user-friendly, witty guide helps everyone-from students taking the GED to professionals writing business plans-learn the structures of English grammar and how to use them easily and proficiently. Demystifying grammar once and for all, this handbook will help all readers acquire the ability to speak and write competently, correctly, and confidently. Key features include: Exercises throughout to develop facility in writing skills Clear explanations of complex concepts Handy icons More than 200 solved problems and examples Test Yourself section in each chapter

Excursion To Tindari

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101126820
Grandezza: 32,34 MB
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Following the long-running success he has enjoyed on bestseller lists in Europe, Inspector Salvo Montalbano is now winning over American readers and critics alike as “one of the most engaging protagonists in detective fiction” (USA Today). Now, in Excursion to Tindari, Andrea Camilleri’s savvy and darkly comic take on Sicilian life leads Montalbano into his most bone-chilling case yet. In two seemingly unrelated crimes, a young Don Juan is found murdered and an elderly couple is reported missing after an excursion to the ancient site of Tindari. As Montalbano works to solve both cases, he stumbles onto Sicily’s ghastly “new age” of brutal and anonymous criminality.

The Track Of Sand

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101466030
Grandezza: 70,99 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 4380
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"The novels of Andrea Camilleri breathe out the sense of place, the sense of humor, and the sense of despair that fill the air of Sicily." -Donna Leon Inspector Salvatore Montalbano wakes from strange dreams to find a gruesomely bludgeoned horse carcass in front of his seaside home. When his men came to investigate, the carcass has disappeared, leaving only a trail in the sand. Then his home is ransacked and the inspector is certain that the crimes are linked. As he negotiates both the glittering underworld of horseracing and the Mafia's connection to it, Montalbano is aided by his illiterate housekeeper, Adelina, and a Proustian memory of linguate fritte. Longtime fans and new readers alike will be charmed by Montalbano's blend of unorthodox methods, melancholy self-reflection, and love of good food.

The Pyramid Of Mud

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 0698195884
Grandezza: 39,86 MB
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Vista: 7899
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The latest in the New York Times bestselling series has Italy's favorite detective uncovering corruption and mafia ties in the world of construction and public spending On a gloomy morning in Vigàta, a call from Fazio rouses Inspector Montalbano from a nightmare. A man called Giugiù Nicotra has been found dead in the skeletal workings of a construction site, a place now entombed by a sea of mud from recent days of rain and floods. Shot in the back, he had fled into a water supply system tunnel. The investigation gets off to a slow start, but all the evidence points to the world of construction and public contracts, a world just as slimy and impenetrable as mud. As he wades through a world in which construction firms and public officials thrive, Montalbano is obsessed by one thought: that by going to die in the tunnel, Nicotra had been trying to communicate something. “The novels of Andrea Camilleri breathe out the sense of place, the sense of humor, and the sense of despair that fills the air of Sicily.” —Donna Leon

The Age Of Doubt

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101584874
Grandezza: 47,96 MB
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Vista: 5769
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Potter's Field, the fourteenth mystery in Andrea Camilleri's "savagely funny" (The New York Times Book Review) Inspector Montalbano series The day after a storm floods Vigàta, Inspector Montalbano encounters a strange, bedraggled woman who expresses interest in a certain yacht scheduled to dock that afternoon. Not long after she's gone, the crew of the yacht reports having found a dinghy in the port, and within it, a disfigured corpse. Also at anchor is an eighty-five-foot luxury boat with a somewhat shady crew. Both boats will have to stay in Vigàta until the investigation is over—the unidentified man was poisoned, it seems. Based on the information—and misinformation—the mysterious woman shared with him, Montalbano begins to think the occupants of the yacht just might know a little more about the man's death than they're letting on.

Treasure Hunt

Autore: Andrea Camilleri
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 0698136284
Grandezza: 74,79 MB
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Vista: 7767
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The sixteenth Sicilian mystery in the irresistible New York Times bestselling Inspector Montalbano series A hail of bullets interrupts a period of dead calm. An elderly brother and sister open fire on the plaza below their apartment, punishing the people of Vigàta for their sins. News cameras capture Montalbano—gun in hand—as he scales the building to capture the ancient snipers. Inside he finds a nightmarish world of religious objects and a well-worn inflatable sex doll that will come back to haunt him. The Inspector is hailed as a hero after the televised adventure and calm returns. But Montalbano begins to receive cryptic messages in verse, challenging him to go on a "treasure hunt." Intrigued, he accepts, treating the messages as amusing riddles—until they take a dangerous turn.

Old Calabria

Autore: Norman Douglas
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 76,60 MB
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Vista: 6162
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The Last Gospel

Autore: David Gibbins
Editore: Headline
ISBN: 0755375211
Grandezza: 77,60 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8060
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Jack Howard is about to discover a secret. Perhaps the greatest secret ever kept. What if one of the Ancient World's greatest libraries was buried in volcanic ash and then re-discovered two thousand years later? What if what was found there was a document that could shatter the very foundations of the Western World? What if you were the one who discovered this secret? And were then forced to confront terrifying enemies determined to destroy you to ensure it goes no further? This is the story of one last Gospel, left behind in the age of the New Testament, in the greatest days of the Roman Empire, and of its extraordinary secret, one that has lain concealed for years. Follow Jack Howard as he discovers the secret and must prevent others from doing the same...