Il Tempo Dei Nuovi Eroi

Autore: Oscar Di Montigny
Editore: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852076220
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«Un giorno del 1999, in un improvviso istante di presenza, mi sono accorto che dietro di me restava ben poco di ciò che credevo di essere stato fino ad allora. Ho quindi iniziato a cercare, a osservare, a studiare, a pormi domande. È stato in quell'istante che il mio cuore si è aperto a un'emozione nuova... Sono queste microscopiche pillole di consapevolezza che vorrei ora condividere con te.» Esperto di marketing, comunicazione e innovazione, ma anche marito innamorato e padre felice di cinque figli, Oscar di Montigny affida a queste pagine una serie di riflessioni maturate in anni di esperienze sia personali sia professionali, di incontri significativi con personalità fra le quali Tara Gandhi, il Dalai Lama, Lech Wałesa, Gorbacˇëv, Patch Adams, fino ad arrivare a fissare i principi di quella che è stata da lui definita "Economia 0.0": fare del bene e farlo bene, fare della propria vita un dono e fare di questo dono qualcosa di significativo per l'insieme. Un'economia sostenibile che esprima la capacità di esistere insieme, nella relazione col tutto e non soltanto come parte a sé stante. Un'economia basata sul capitale creativo culturale, fondata su trasparenza, gratitudine e responsabilità. E soprattutto sull'Amore, che lui ha definito «l'atto economico per eccellenza». Ma chi sono i Nuovi Eroi di cui ci parla di Montigny? In cosa consiste il loro Viaggio e qual è il loro Tempo? Tutti noi possiamo diventare Nuovi Eroi. Noi – che stiamo vivendo un vero e proprio cambiamento di era – quando ci lasciamo abitare da dei valori e guidare da degli ideali universali, quando accettiamo di intraprendere un percorso educativo interiore che ci porti a comprendere che gli altri siamo noi e a cercare di rendere questo mondo un posto migliore per tutti. Perché così facendo non solo avremo contribuito al bene dell'insieme di cui facciamo parte, ma anche vivremo in eterno in quella parte di noi che avremo donato agli altri.

Think Simple

Autore: Ken Segall
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241970369
Grandezza: 21,13 MB
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The secrets to Apple's success and how to use them, from the Apple insider Ken Segall In Think Simple, Apple insider and New York Times bestselling author Ken Segall gives you the tools to Apple's success - and shows you how to use them. It's all about simplicity. Whether you're in a multinational corporation or a lean startup, this guide will teach you how to crush complexity and focus on what matters; how to perform better, faster and more efficiently. Combining his insight from Apple with examples from companies across industries all over the world - including Ben & Jerry's, Whole Foods, Intel and HyundaiCard - Segall provides a simple roadmap for any company to find success.

The Silmarillion

Autore: J.R.R. Tolkien
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547951981
Grandezza: 73,20 MB
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A number-one New York Times bestseller when it was originally published, THE SILMARILLION is the core of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing, a work whose origins stretch back to a time long before THE HOBBIT. Tolkien considered THE SILMARILLION his most important work, and, though it was published last and posthumously, this great collection of tales and legends clearly sets the stage for all his other writing. The story of the creation of the world and of the the First Age, this is the ancient drama to which the characters in THE LORD OF THE RINGS look back and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. The three Silmarils were jewels created by Feanor, most gifted of the Elves. Within them was imprisoned the Light of the Two Trees of Valinor before the Trees themselves were destroyed by Morgoth, the first Dark Lord. Thereafter, the unsullied Light of Valinor lived on only in the Silmarils, but they were seized by Morgoth and set in his crown, which was guarded in the impenetrable fortress of Angband in the north of Middle-earth. THE SILMARILLION is the history of the rebellion of Feanor and his kindred against the gods, their exile from Valinor and return to Middle-earth, and their war, hopeless despite all their heroism, against the great Enemy. This second edition features a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien describing his intentions for the book, which serves as a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages of Middle-earth.

Secondhand Time

Autore: Svetlana Alexievich
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0399588817
Grandezza: 45,57 MB
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature—a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES • THE WASHINGTON POST • THE BOSTON GLOBE • THE WALL STREET JOURNAL • NPR • FINANCIAL TIMES • KIRKUS REVIEWS When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing “a new kind of literary genre,” describing her work as “a history of emotions—a history of the soul.” Alexievich’s distinctive documentary style, combining extended individual monologues with a collage of voices, records the stories of ordinary women and men who are rarely given the opportunity to speak, whose experiences are often lost in the official histories of the nation. In Secondhand Time, Alexievich chronicles the demise of communism. Everyday Russian citizens recount the past thirty years, showing us what life was like during the fall of the Soviet Union and what it’s like to live in the new Russia left in its wake. Through interviews spanning 1991 to 2012, Alexievich takes us behind the propaganda and contrived media accounts, giving us a panoramic portrait of contemporary Russia and Russians who still carry memories of oppression, terror, famine, massacres—but also of pride in their country, hope for the future, and a belief that everyone was working and fighting together to bring about a utopia. Here is an account of life in the aftermath of an idea so powerful it once dominated a third of the world. A magnificent tapestry of the sorrows and triumphs of the human spirit woven by a master, Secondhand Time tells the stories that together make up the true history of a nation. “Through the voices of those who confided in her,” The Nation writes, “Alexievich tells us about human nature, about our dreams, our choices, about good and evil—in a word, about ourselves.” Praise for Svetlana Alexievich and Secondhand Time “The nonfiction volume that has done the most to deepen the emotional understanding of Russia during and after the collapse of the Soviet Union of late is Svetlana Alexievich’s oral history Secondhand Time.”—David Remnick, The New Yorker “Like the greatest works of fiction, Secondhand Time is a comprehensive and unflinching exploration of the human condition. . . . In its scope and wisdom, Secondhand Time is comparable to War and Peace.”—The Wall Street Journal “Already hailed as a masterpiece across Europe, Secondhand Time is an intimate portrait of a country yearning for meaning after the sudden lurch from Communism to capitalism in the 1990s plunged it into existential crisis.”—The New York Times “This is the kind of history, otherwise almost unacknowledged by today’s dictatorships, that matters.”—The Christian Science Monitor “In this spellbinding book, Svetlana Alexievich orchestrates a rich symphony of Russian voices telling their stories of love and death, joy and sorrow, as they try to make sense of the twentieth century.”—J. M. Coetzee

Heart Of Darkness

Autore: Joseph Conrad
Editore: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 9781580495752
Grandezza: 52,85 MB
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Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness was first published in 1899 in serial form in London's Blackwood's Magazine. Loosely based on Conrad's firsthand experience in rescuing a company agent from a remote station in the heart of the Congo, the novel is considered a literary bridge between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With its modern literary approach to questions such as the ambiguous nature of good and evil, the novel foreshadows many of the themes and techniques that define modern literature. This edition includes a glossary and notes to help the modern reader contend with Conrad's complex approach to the human condition.

Spartan

Autore: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416561609
Grandezza: 59,52 MB
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It is told that not all of the 300 Spartan warriors died in the battle of Thermopylae. Two were saved, and they brought back a message to the city of Sparta in order to save them from further slaughter. Spartan is the saga of a family torn apart by a cruel law that forces them to abandon one of their sons - born lame - to the elements, while the other is trained in the caste of warriors. A thrilling tale, lavished with historical detail, from the author of the Alexander trilogy and The Last Legion, which became a 2007 film starring Colin Firth.

The Crowd

Autore: Gustave Le Bon
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486122085
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One of the most influential books on social psychology ever written, brilliantly instructive in the general characteristics and mental unity of a crowd. A must-read for students, politicians, and investors.

The Voynich Manuscript

Autore: Wilfrid Voynich
Editore: e-artnow
ISBN: 8087664191
Grandezza: 21,61 MB
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This ebook is the complete reproduction of the preserved Voynich Manuscript, formatted for high resolution color ebook reader displays. The Voynich manuscript, also known as "the world's most mysterious manuscript", is a work which dates to the early 15th century, possibly from northern Italy. It is named after the book dealer Wilfrid Voynich, who purchased it in 1912. Much of the manuscript resembles herbal manuscripts of the time period, seeming to present illustrations and information about plants and their possible uses for medical purposes. However, most of the plants do not match known species, and the manuscript's script and language remain unknown and unreadable. Possibly some form of encrypted ciphertext, the Voynich manuscript has been studied by many professional and amateur cryptographers, including American and British codebreakers from both World War I and World War II. As yet, it has defied all decipherment attempts, becoming a cause célèbre of historical cryptology. The mystery surrounding it has excited the popular imagination, making the manuscript a subject of both fanciful theories and novels. None of the many speculative solutions proposed over the last hundred years has yet been independently verified. Illustrations: The illustrations of the manuscript shed little light on the precise nature of its text but imply that the book consists of six "sections", with different styles and subject matter. Except for the last section, which contains only text, almost every page contains at least one illustration. Following are the sections and their conventional names: Herbal: Each page displays one plant (sometimes two) and a few paragraphs of text—a format typical of European herbals of the time. Some parts of these drawings are larger and cleaner copies of sketches seen in the "pharmaceutical" section. None of the plants depicted is unambiguously identifiable. Astronomical: Contains circular diagrams, some of them with suns, moons, and stars, suggestive of astronomy or astrology. One series of 12 diagrams depicts conventional symbols for the zodiacal constellations (two fish for Pisces, a bull for Taurus, a hunter with crossbow for Sagittarius, etc.). Each of these has 30 female figures arranged in two or more concentric bands. Most of the females are at least partly naked, and each holds what appears to be a labeled star or is shown with the star attached by what could be a tether or cord of some kind to either arm. The last two pages of this section (Aquarius and Capricornus, roughly January and February) were lost, while Aries and Taurus are split into four paired diagrams with 15 women and 15 stars each. Some of these diagrams are on fold-out pages. Biological: A dense continuous text interspersed with figures, mostly showing small naked women, some wearing crowns, bathing in pools or tubs connected by an elaborate network of pipes, some of them strongly reminiscent of body organs. Cosmological: More circular diagrams, but of an obscure nature. This section also has foldouts; one of them spans six pages and contains a map or diagram, with nine "islands" or "rosettes" connected by "causeways" and containing castles, as well as what may possibly be a volcano. Pharmaceutical: Many labeled drawings of isolated plant parts (roots, leaves, etc.); objects resembling apothecary jars, ranging in style from the mundane to the fantastical; and a few text paragraphs. Recipes: Many short paragraphs, each marked with a flower- or star-like "bullet".

The Hidden Oracle

Autore: Rick Riordan
Editore: Thorndike Press Large Print
ISBN: 9781410489456
Grandezza: 23,25 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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A #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorThe Trials of Apollo (Book 1)First in a new series from the "Storyteller of the Gods" (Publishers Weekly) and author of three #1 New York Times bestselling middle grade series.After angering his father, Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Now a weak and disoriented teenage boy in New York City, the four-thousand-year-old deity can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.

Billy Lynn S Long Halftime Walk

Autore: Ben Fountain
Editore: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857864394
Grandezza: 26,66 MB
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE BY OSCAR-WINNING DIRECTOR ANG LEE Billy Lynn is home from Iraq. And he's a YouTube sensation. Tonight, with the nation's eyes on him, Billy steps out onto the field at the Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving football game. Tomorrow, he must go back to war.