Big World Small Planet

Autore: Johan Rockstrom
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300218362
Grandezza: 20,91 MB
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Avanti Tutta

Autore: Simone Perotti
Editore: Chiarelettere
ISBN: 8861901794
Grandezza: 73,92 MB
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Dunque si può fare. La scelta del downshifting raccontata in ADESSO BASTA (10 edizioni) si è rivelata percorribile. “Ho tempo per cucinare, per studiare, per scrivere, navigare, perdere tempo...” scrive Simone Perotti in questo nuovo libro, che è un pamphlet sul cambiamento alle porte, su un nuovo ordine esistenziale e sociale. Contro la paura. Scoprire che si può vivere con poco, fuori dallo schema “lavoro guadagno spendo”, in un momento di grave crisi economica, può essere un sollievo personale, ma anche un progetto “politico”, da condividere. Suffragato dall’esperienza in azienda e dagli anni trascorsi nella libertà, Simone Perotti racconta “come si vive fuori”, le sue scoperte (buone e cattive), e sfata gli stereotipi placando l’animo dei tifosi e contrastando una a una le obiezioni dei più critici. Dall’analisi degli 80.000 messaggi ricevuti, l’autore ricava la prima classificazione dei downshifter italiani (i Convinti, gli Arrabbiati, gli Impegnati, gli Antitaliani, gli Accoppiati, i Sorpresi...) e una mappa generazionale delle loro paure: l’identikit dell’uomo contemporaneo in rivolta. La lotta di classe sembra finita. Forse è incominciata la lotta per la vera liberazione.

The Closing Circle

Autore: Barry Commoner
Editore: Knopf
ISBN: 080415287X
Grandezza: 26,81 MB
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From Chapter One: This book . . . begins with the ecosphere, the setting in which civilization has done its great—and terrible—deeds. Then it moves to a description of some of the damage we have done to the ecosphere—to the air, the water, the soil. However, by now such horror stories of environmental destruction are familiar, even tiresome. Much less clear is what we need to learn from them, and so I have chosen less to shed tears for our past mistakes than to try to understand them. Most of this book is an effort to discover which human acts have broken the circle of life, and why. I trace the environmental crisis from its overt manifestations in the ecosphere to the ecological stresses which they reflect, to the faults in productive technology—and in its scientific background—that generate these stresses, and finally to the economic, social, and political forces which have driven us down this self-destructive course. All this in the hope—and expectation—that once we understand the origins of the environmental crisis, we can begin to manage the huge undertaking of surviving it.

Better Off

Autore: Eric Brende
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061738999
Grandezza: 61,80 MB
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What happens when a graduate of MIT, the bastion of technological advancement, and his bride move to a community so primitive in its technology that even Amish groups consider it antiquated? Eric Brende conceives a real-life experiment: to see if, in fact, all our cell phones, wide-screen TVs, and SUVs have made life easier and better -- or whether life would be preferable without them. By turns, the query narrows down to a single question: What is the least we need to achieve the most? With this in mind, the Brendes ditch their car, electric stove, refrigerator, running water, and everything else motorized or "hooked to the grid" and begin an eighteen-month trial run -- one that dramatically changes the way they live, and proves entertaining and surprising to readers. Better OFF is a smart, often comedic, and always riveting book that also mingles scientific analysis with the human story, demonstrating how a world free of technological excess can shrink stress -- and waistlines -- and expand happiness, health, and leisure. Our notion that technophobes are backward gets turned on its head as the Brendes realize that the crucial technological decisions of their adopted Minimite community are made more soberly and deliberately than in the surrounding culture, and the result is greater -- not lesser -- mastery over the conditions of human existence.

The Book Of Legendary Lands

Autore: Umberto Eco
Editore: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847841219
Grandezza: 45,28 MB
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Presents a tour of fabled and mythical places in literature, including El Dorado, Atlantis, and the Austral Land; explores the human urge to create such places; and considers how these illusions have influenced reality.

Drupal For Dummies

Autore: Lynn Beighley
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470606377
Grandezza: 26,12 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 976
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Wayne White

Autore: Todd Oldham
Editore: Ammo Books
ISBN: 9781623260415
Grandezza: 57,14 MB
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Design guru and art collector Todd Oldham shines the spotlight on the clever and warped world of artist Wayne White. From Wayne's early days as a production designer and puppet maker for the iconic TV show "Pee-Wee's Playhouse" to his unmistakable and exquisitely rendered text paintings, this monograph is a comprehensive view of Wayne White's oeuvre. Wayne is a unique wordsmith, brilliantly juxtaposing irreverent and humorous phrases over existing thrift store paintings that together create a completely original and fictional landscape. Influenced by both his upbringing in rural Tennessee and a very sophisticated knowledge of art history. Wayne White's sensibility is completely singular and distinctive. Wayne White's warped and perspectival words integrate into seemingly benign pastoral landscapes, creating a completely surreal experience. Wayne's expert painting chops and detailed attention to lighting and reflection place the "new" text directly in its "original" setting. Text paintings such as "Donald Judd was a Son of a Bitch Wrecked His Train in a Whorehouse Ditch," "Poon," and "Maybe Now I'll Get The Respect I So Richly Deserve" are a welcome departure from the more-often-than-not self-aggrandizing art world.

How To Sell At Margins Higher Than Your Competitors

Autore: Lawrence L. Steinmetz
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118040614
Grandezza: 19,33 MB
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Praise for How to Sell at Margins Higher Than Your Competitor "This is the complete book for both new and experienced salespeople and business owners to learn and re-learn the essentials for success. How to Sell at Margins Higher Than Your Competitors emphasizes the pricing strategies and tactics to increase the market share and profits of any organization. This is a book that is as important to presidents as it is to salespeople." --Bill Scales, CEO, Scales Industrial Technologies, Inc. "As the largest service provider in our industry, we have a significant market advantage. However, we constantly walk the pricing tightrope because, as this book so clearly states, 'business is a game of margins . . . not a game of volume!'" --John K. Harris, CEO, JK Harris & Company, LLC "If you live and die on price, this book could be your only lifeline." --Tom Reilly, CSP, author of Value-Added Selling and Crush Price Objections "How to Sell at Margins Higher Than Your Competitors successfully illustrates profitable sales truths to assist us in selling for maximum return. This book's well-researched, logical, and affirming words validate the simple fact that as a premium company we deserve premium margins. So, while our competitors reduce or match prices out of fear and scarcity, our managers, thanks to this powerful sales tool, can continue quoting and closing with profitable confidence." --Joe Bracket, President, Power Equipment Company "I learned a long time ago that it is pretty difficult to control what my competitors will do, but we must control what we do--like maintaining margins. This book is a 'wow!' that will help my salesmen crack bad habits. Sales organizations should design their entire training programs around the content in this book." --George C. Giessing, President, Brusco-Rich, Inc. "This energizing book is the 'right stuff' for every sales force. It should be a required study for every executive and sales professional who seeks to be successful." --David R. Little, Chairman and CEO, DXP Enterprises, Inc.

Myth Of Male Dominance

Autore: Eleanor Burke Leacock
Editore: Monthly Review Press
ISBN: 9780853455387
Grandezza: 58,22 MB
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Historical Essays

Autore: Thomas Carlyle
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520220614
Grandezza: 41,82 MB
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Historical Essays provides an authoritative critical, annotated edition of Carlyle's essays on history and historical subjects.