Erba Volant Imparare L Innovazione Dalle Piante

Autore: Renato Bruni
ISBN: 9788875785567
Grandezza: 21,13 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7979
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Age Of Opportunity

Autore: Laurence Steinberg
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544279778
Grandezza: 55,50 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7329
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A leading expert on adolescence cites new research and describes how to raise happy, successful kids by helping parents navigate this challenging, but developmentally crucial, time through strategies that instill self-control during the teenage years. 25,000 first printing.

Meditations On Quixote

Autore: José Ortega y Gasset
Editore: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252068959
Grandezza: 38,93 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 953
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Presents a powerful case for integrating literature into experience. Through a series of essays in intellectual love, the author explores the aim of philosophy. He then considers how literature, specifically Cervantes, contributes to realizing this aim.

The Story Of The Human Body

Autore: Daniel Lieberman
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0307907414
Grandezza: 51,67 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6395
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In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman—chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field—gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years, even as it shows how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age bodies and advancements in the modern world is occasioning this paradox: greater longevity but increased chronic disease. The Story of the Human Body brilliantly illuminates as never before the major transformations that contributed key adaptations to the body: the rise of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit-based diet; the advent of hunting and gathering, leading to our superlative endurance athleticism; the development of a very large brain; and the incipience of cultural proficiencies. Lieberman also elucidates how cultural evolution differs from biological evolution, and how our bodies were further transformed during the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions. While these ongoing changes have brought about many benefits, they have also created conditions to which our bodies are not entirely adapted, Lieberman argues, resulting in the growing incidence of obesity and new but avoidable diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. Lieberman proposes that many of these chronic illnesses persist and in some cases are intensifying because of “dysevolution,” a pernicious dynamic whereby only the symptoms rather than the causes of these maladies are treated. And finally—provocatively—he advocates the use of evolutionary information to help nudge, push, and sometimes even compel us to create a more salubrious environment. (With charts and line drawings throughout.)

Smoke Over Birkenau

Autore: Liana Millu
Editore: Jewish Publication Society
ISBN: 9780827603981
Grandezza: 68,39 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6043
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Presents stories of women who lived and suffered alongside Liana Millu during months in a concentration camp, describing their struggle to overcome violence and tragedy

The Encyclopedia Of Writing And Illustrating Children S Books

Autore: Desdemona McCannon
ISBN: 9781741755152
Grandezza: 11,91 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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Creating children's books - Telling the story - Non-fiction - Media and techniques.


Autore: Boris Pahor
Editore: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564786110
Grandezza: 80,35 MB
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Vista: 6275
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“[D]eserves a place alongside Primo Levi’s and Imre KerteÌsz’s masterpieces of Holocaust literature.”—La Repubblica

Hadrian S Villa And Its Legacy

Autore: William Lloyd MacDonald
ISBN: 9780300068511
Grandezza: 69,20 MB
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The great villa constructed by the Emperor Hadrian near Tivoli between A.D. 118 and the 130s is one of the most original monuments in the history of architecture and art. Here two distinguished architectural historians describe the villa as it existed in Roman times and its extraordinary effect on subsequent architects and artists. 69 color and 344 bandw illustrations.

The Work Of Antonio Sant Elia

Autore: Esther da Costa Meyer
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300043099
Grandezza: 28,81 MB
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Born in 1888 and killed during World War I, Antonio Sant'Elia was an Italian visionary architect who brilliantly anticipated in his remarkable sketches and futurist manifesto many of the characteristics of the great metropolises of the modern age. His drawings, which are practically all that remains of his work, include revolutionary cityscapes with setback skyscrapers, overpasses for pedestrians, and traffic lanes; power plants that express both admiration for science and a lingering need for lyricism; and futurist stations for trains and airplanes dramatized by bold, kinetic facades. This handsome book is the most comprehensive account of Sant'Elia's work ever written. Esther da Costa Meyer analyzes his dazzling designs, decoding his "high-tech" imagery and showing how he was influenced not only by the futurist movement but also by other international currents that wove through Milanese culture - such as symbolism, art nouveau, and the Vienna Secession - as well as visual culture and industrial architecture. Da Costa Meyer also covers Sant'Elia's short life, his career as a socialist, and the posthumous cult that grew around him during Italy's fascist regime.