Da Animali A D I

Autore: Yuval Noah Harari
Editore: Bompiani
ISBN: 8858766814
Grandezza: 69,56 MB
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Il fuoco ci ha resi pericolosi Il pettegolezzo ci ha aiutati a cooperare L’agricoltura ha aumentato la nostra fame La mitologia ha mantenuto la legge e l’ordine I soldi ci hanno dato qualcosa di cui tutti possono fidarsi Le contraddizioni hanno creato la cultura La scienza ci ha resi signori del creato E nessuna di queste cose ci ha resi felici La nostra è una storia straordinaria, che nessuno ha mai raccontato in modo così anticonformista.

Homo Deus

Autore: Yuval Noah Harari
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062464353
Grandezza: 78,92 MB
Formato: PDF
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods. Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style—thorough, yet riveting—famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda. What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus. With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future.

A Little History Of The World

Autore: E. H. Gombrich
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300213972
Grandezza: 30,66 MB
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E. H. Gombrich's Little History of the World, though written in 1935, has become one of the treasures of historical writing since its first publication in English in 2005. The Yale edition alone has now sold over half a million copies, and the book is available worldwide in almost thirty languages. Gombrich was of course the best-known art historian of his time, and his text suggests illustrations on every page. This illustrated edition of the Little History brings together the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the images that may well have been in his mind's eye as he wrote the book. The two hundred illustrations—most of them in full color—are not simple embellishments, though they are beautiful. They emerge from the text, enrich the author's intention, and deepen the pleasure of reading this remarkable work. For this edition the text is reset in a spacious format, flowing around illustrations that range from paintings to line drawings, emblems, motifs, and symbols. The book incorporates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a new index. Blending high-grade design, fine paper, and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history.

The World Without Us

Autore: Alan Weisman
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448133475
Grandezza: 65,12 MB
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"On the day after humans disappear, nature takes over and immediately begins cleaning house - or houses, that is. Cleans them right off the face of the earth. They all go." What if mankind disappeared right now, forever ... what would happen to the Earth in a week, a year, a millennium? Could the planet's climate ever recover from human activity? How would nature destroy our huge cities and our myriad plastics? And what would our final legacy be? Speaking to experts in fields as diverse as oil production and ecology, and visiting the places that have escaped recent human activity to discover how they have adapted to life without us, Alan Weisman paints an intriguing picture of the future of Earth. Exploring key concerns of our time, this absorbing thought experiment reveals a powerful - and surprising - picture of our planet's future.

Il Sapere Storico E La Formazione Di Alunni Competenti

Autore: Associazione Clio '92
Editore: Mnamon
ISBN: 8869491722
Grandezza: 32,90 MB
Formato: PDF
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On The Nature Of Things

Autore: Lucretius
Editore: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872205871
Grandezza: 78,48 MB
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Martin Ferguson Smith's work on Lucretius is both well known and highly regarded. However, his 1969 translation of De Rerum Natura -- long out of print -- is virtually unknown. Readers will share our excitement in the discovery of this accurate and fluent prose rendering. For this edition, Professor Smith provides a revised translation, new Introduction, headnotes and bibliography. Martin Ferguson Smith is Professor of Classics Emeritus, Univ. of Durham, United Kingdom. Among his scholarly achievements are his revisions of the Rouse translation of De Rerum Natura for the Loeb Classical Library.

Think Like An Engineer

Autore: Guruprasad Madhavan
Editore: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780746385
Grandezza: 11,19 MB
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At last engineering is getting its due; engineers are finally cool. But few of us understand the engineering mindset. It’s the mindset that came up with flatpack furniture, disposable nappies, and the postal code; that solved Stockholm’s traffic and the problem of bank closing times (the hole-in-the-wall); and whose seemingly simple ideas have saved countless lives, with innovations such as painting a line behind traffic lanes and combining GPS with 999. It’s a mindset much like a Swiss-army knife – multipurpose, combining structured and abstract thinking, common sense and great imagination, and cross-pollinating information from every possible sector. With the help of a cast of star engineers and fascinating, unexpected real world examples, Madhavan offers a framework for thinking creatively, systematically and strategically so that we can all learn to make better decisions in a complex world.

Uomini E Orsi Una Breve Storia

Autore: Bernd Brunner
Editore: Bollati Boringhieri
ISBN: 8833970345
Grandezza: 67,78 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8543
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Simbolo di spazi selvaggi e inviolati, ma anche dei più teneri giochi infantili, l’orso ha stregato l’uomo sin dalla preistoria. Bernd Brunner ci porta attraverso il tempo e lo spazio per farci scoprire i risvolti inattesi di un rapporto burrascoso, fatto di cacce, inseguimenti, fughe, ma anche di rarissimi e preziosi momenti di condivisione. Uomini e orsi, con le sue ricche illustrazioni, introduce il lettore alla nostalgia per una vita libera e brada, che proprio come gli orsi non si lascia addomesticare o costringere nei limiti angusti della cosiddetta civiltà. Molti sono stati gli uomini preda di una vera e propria «orsessione», come recita uno dei capitoli del libro, di un’attrazione, talvolta fatale, che li ha spinti a sfidare i propri limiti. Brunner ci racconta le loro e altre storie, in un caleidoscopio di fiabe, miti e credenze che cattura dalla prima all’ultima pagina. Bernd Brunner, studioso e scrittore eclettico, si è occupato soprattutto di storia delle idee e della cultura in rapporto al sapere scientifico. Ha studiato a Berlino e Seattle e ha collaborato con il Bard Graduate Center for Studies in Decorative Arts and Culture di New York, con la Bancroft Library della University of California a Berkeley e con il Goethe Institut di San Francisco. I suoi libri sono stati tradotti in numerose lingue.

Dei Tre Tracolli

Autore: Riccardo Dri
Editore: Riccardo Dri
ISBN: 8860920736
Grandezza: 13,50 MB
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Guns Germs And Steel

Autore: Jared M. Diamond
Editore: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393317558
Grandezza: 18,21 MB
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Dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors he feels are responsible for history's broadest patterns