Erba Volant Imparare L Innovazione Dalle Piante

Autore: Renato Bruni
Editore:
ISBN: 9788875785567
Grandezza: 35,95 MB
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Vista: 531
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Gomorrah

Autore: Roberto Saviano
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230713629
Grandezza: 33,40 MB
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Vista: 2573
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Now with a new preface to mark the ten year anniversary of publication, Roberto Saviano's groundbreaking and utterly compelling book is a major international bestseller which has to date sold 750,000 copies in Italy alone. Since publishing his searing expose of their criminal activities, the author has received so many death threats from the Camorra that he has been assigned police protection. Known by insiders as 'the System', the Camorra, an organized crime network with a global reach and large stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs and toxic-waste disposal, exerts a malign grip on cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast is the deciding factor in why Campania has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and why cancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years. In pursuit of his subject, Roberto Saviano worked as an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer and on a construction site, both controlled by 'the System', and as a waiter at a Camorra wedding. Born in Naples, he recalls seeing his first murder at the age of fourteen, and how his own father, a doctor, suffered a brutal beating for trying to help an eighteen-year-old victim, left for dead in the street. Gomorrah is both a bold and engrossing piece of investigative writing and one heroic young man's impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organization.

Gathering Moss

Autore: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Editore:
ISBN: 9780870714993
Grandezza: 31,94 MB
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Vista: 4220
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Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. Gathering Moss is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses. Robin Wall Kimmerer's book is not an identification guide, nor is it a scientific treatise. Rather, it is a series of linked personal essays that will lead general readers and scientists alike to an understanding of how mosses live and how their lives are intertwined with the lives of countless other beings, from salmon and hummingbirds to redwoods and rednecks. Kimmerer clearly and artfully explains the biology of mosses, while at the same time reflecting on what these fascinating organisms have to teach us. Drawing on her diverse experiences as a scientist, mother, teacher, and writer of Native American heritage, Kimmerer explains the stories of mosses in scientific terms as well as in the framework of indigenous ways of knowing. In her book, the natural history and cultural relationships of mosses become a powerful metaphor for ways of living in the world. Gathering Moss will appeal to a wide range of readers, from bryologists to those interested in natural history and the environment, Native Americans, and contemporary nature and science writing.

The Invention Of Curried Sausage

Autore: Uwe Timm
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811213684
Grandezza: 30,33 MB
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Vista: 6163
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An ingenious, revealing, and charming tale about the invention of a popular German sidewalk food by a woman who met, seduced, and held captive a deserter in April, 1945, just before the war's end.

Invitation To Biology

Autore: Helena Curtis
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780879016791
Grandezza: 35,36 MB
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Vista: 1610
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This clearly written, accurate, and well-illustrated introduction to biology seamlessly integrates the theme of evolution while offering expanded, up-to-date coverage of genetic engineering, the immune response, embryological development, and ecological concerns.

School Blues

Autore: Daniel Pennac
Editore: Quercus Books
ISBN: 1742629539
Grandezza: 80,60 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3455
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Daniel Pennac has never forgotten what it was like to be a very unsatisfactory student, nor the day one of his teachers saved his life by assigning him the task of writing a novel. This was the moment Pennac realized that no-one has to be a failure for ever.In School Blues, Pennac explores the many facets of schooling: how fear makes children reject education; how children can be captivated by inventive thinking; how consumerism has altered attitudes to learning. Haunted by memories of his own turbulent time in the classroom, Pennac enacts dialogues with his teachers, his parents and his own students, and serves up much more than a bald analysis of how young people are consistently failed by a faltering system.School Blues is not only universally applicable, but it is unquestionably a work of literature in its own right, driven by subtlety, sensitivity and a passion for pedagogy, while embracing the realities of contemporary culture.

999 L Ultimo Custode

Autore: Carlo A. Martigli
Editore:
ISBN: 9788850236602
Grandezza: 59,54 MB
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Vista: 2077
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Smoke Over Birkenau

Autore: Liana Millu
Editore: Jewish Publication Society
ISBN: 9780827603981
Grandezza: 68,60 MB
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Vista: 9631
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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

Necropolis

Autore: Boris Pahor
Editore: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564786110
Grandezza: 23,60 MB
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Vista: 4604
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“[D]eserves a place alongside Primo Levi’s and Imre KerteÌsz’s masterpieces of Holocaust literature.”—La Repubblica