Moleskine City Notebook Firenze Florence

Autore: Moleskine
ISBN: 9788883707384
Grandezza: 30,40 MB
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The first guidebook you write yourself. The city of Florence takes its name from the word for "flourishing". Many centuries after its founding, the city continues to be a destination for art and culture. Collect your impressions in the Moleskine City Notebook Florence. The Key Map summarizes the overall city layout, showing the sequence and location of the 12 zone maps. Map of the bus system and list of stations, plus the alphabetical street index of the zone maps. Blank pages for jotting down notes and recording your thoughts, stories and memories. 32 removable sheets for loose notes and exchanging messages. 12 translucent sticky sheets for tracing your routes and sharing itineraries. A 96-page tabbed archive for collecting everything that matters most and keeping it at your fingertips. The first 6 tabs are printed; the others await your personalization with the enclosed adhesive labels. Each pocket sized Moleskine City Notebook is thread bound and has a cardboard bound cover with rounded corners, acid free paper, three bookmarks, an elastic closure and an expandable inner pocket that contains the Moleskine history.

Stravaganza City Of Masks

Autore: Mary Hoffman
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408812428
Grandezza: 10,86 MB
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Set in Talia, a parallel world very similar to 16th-century Italy, the narrative follows Lucien, who in our world is very ill. Given a marbled notebook to use as a diary, the notebook is the unexpected means that transports Lucien to this dangerous new world; a world that thrills to the delight of political intrigue and where a life can be snuffed out with a flash of a merlino blade. The city of Bellezza (Venice in our world) is astonishingly evoked, with a filmic eye to detail, from the sensuousness of silks and velvets, to the thrill and danger of assassination attempts both and foiled and successful. The world of Talia is unforgettably and convincingly real.

Vintage Cocktails

Autore: Brian Van Flandern
Editore: Editions Assouline
ISBN: 9782759404131
Grandezza: 72,87 MB
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Gin Fizz, Gimlet, French 75, Brandy Alexander, Pisco Sour, Singapore Sling, Sidecar, Dark and Stormy, Caipirinha, Margarita, Matador, Bloody Mary, White Russian, Vesper, Greyhound, Kamikaze, Missouri Mule, Pimm’s Cup, Fuzzy Navel, Kir Royale, Sazerac, Presbyterian, Man O’War. 'Vintage Cocktails' explores the lost art of mixing the drink with elegance and simplicity.

The Thief Lord

Autore: Cornelia Funke
Editore: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545415101
Grandezza: 67,95 MB
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The enchanting international bestseller with bonus back matter and a beautiful new cover! Two orphaned brothers, Prosper and Bo, have run away to Venice, where crumbling canals and misty alleyways shelter a secret community of street urchins. Leader of this motley crew of lost children is a clever, charming boy with a dark history of his own: He calls himself the Thief Lord. Propser and Bo relish their new "family" and life of petty crime. But their cruel aunt and a bumbling detective are on their trail. And posing an even greater threat to the boys' freedom is something from a forgotten past: a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself.

The Gardens Of Venice And The Veneto

Autore: Jenny Condie
Editore: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711234048
Grandezza: 76,35 MB
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The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto takes in a varied selection of gardens old and new, large and small, public and private. It ranges from tiny monastery gardens tucked away within the walls of Venice to grand palatial landscapes in the former marshes of the hinterland. The book is divided into five sections as well as a lively introduction which captures the rich history of this region. The first section will show the extraordinary gardens still to be found locked behind high walls in the city itself. Then Jenny Condie and Alex Ramsay wander through the more modest parts of the city where ordinary Venetians manage to grow flowers, fruit and vegetables in the most unlikely spots. Then it is out into the lagoon and wild gardens on marshy islands before turning inland to the grand Palladian villas and the Baroque splendours of villas like the Villa Barbarigo and the Villa Allegri Arvedi among many fine country residences of ancient families. All the gardens in the book can be reached within a day's expedition from Venice and practical information about access and advice on the best time of year to visit is included for all those open to the public.

The Venice Lido

Autore: Robin Saikia
Editore: Blue Guides Limited
ISBN: 9781905131501
Grandezza: 52,49 MB
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A short and literary guide to Venice's Lido, in the Blue Guides' new Travel Monographs series.

Why Nations Fail

Autore: Daron Acemoglu
Editore: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847654614
Grandezza: 38,12 MB
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Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012. Why are some nations more prosperous than others? Why Nations Fail sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. Drawing on an extraordinary range of contemporary and historical examples, from ancient Rome through the Tudors to modern-day China, leading academics Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson show that to invest and prosper, people need to know that if they work hard, they can make money and actually keep it - and this means sound institutions that allow virtuous circles of innovation, expansion and peace. Based on fifteen years of research, and answering the competing arguments of authors ranging from Max Weber to Jeffrey Sachs and Jared Diamond, Acemoglu and Robinson step boldly into the territory of Francis Fukuyama and Ian Morris. They blend economics, politics, history and current affairs to provide a new, powerful and persuasive way of understanding wealth and poverty.

Decima Mostra Internazionale Di Architettura La Biennale Di Venezia

Autore: Richard Burdett
Editore: Rizzoli Intl Pubns
Grandezza: 72,93 MB
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A definitive catalog of the tenth International Architecture Exhibition reflects its exploration of the rapidly changing structure of today's meta-cities, offering insight into how today's new variety of civilian agglomeration is extending beyond traditional boundaries, in a volume that focuses on such cities as New York, London, and Tokyo.

The Glassblower Of Murano

Autore: Marina Fiorato
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848547951
Grandezza: 75,24 MB
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The bestselling first historical love story set in Venice, from Marina Fiorato. For fans of Philippa Gregory, Sarah Dunant and Alison Weir. 1681. Glassblowing is the lifeblood of the Republic and Venetian mirrors are more precious than gold. Jealously guarded by the murderous Council of Ten, the glassblowers of Murano are virtually imprisoned on their island in the lagoon. But the greatest artist of their number, Corradino Manin, sells his methods and his soul to the Sun King, Louise XIV of France, to protect his secret daughter . . . Centuries later his descendant, Nora Manin, escapes an unhappy life in London, determined to apprentice as a glassblower in the city of her ancestors. Passionate and gifted, her famous family name places her in danger within the ancient foundries when timeles rivalries rise to the surface. As she finds new life and love in Venice, Nora's fate becomes inextricably linked with that of Corradino as the treacherous secrets of his life come to light.

Death At La Fenice

Autore: Donna Leon
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448183758
Grandezza: 62,14 MB
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The twisted maze of Venice's canals has always been shrouded in mystery. Even the celebrated opera house, La Fenice, has seen its share of death ... but none so horrific and violent as that of world-famous conductor, Maestro Helmut Wellauer, who was poisoned during a performance of La Traviata. Even Commissario of Police, Guido Brunetti, used to the labyrinthine corruptions of the city, is shocked at the number of enemies Wellauer has made on his way to the top - but just how many have motive enough for murder? The beauty of Venice is crumbling. But evil is one thing that will never erode with age.