Atoms In The Family

Autore: Laura Fermi
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022614965X
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In this absorbing account of life with the great atomic scientist Enrico Fermi, Laura Fermi tells the story of their emigration to the United States in the 1930s—part of the widespread movement of scientists from Europe to the New World that was so important to the development of the first atomic bomb. Combining intellectual biography and social history, Laura Fermi traces her husband's career from his childhood, when he taught himself physics, through his rise in the Italian university system concurrent with the rise of fascism, to his receipt of the Nobel Prize, which offered a perfect opportunity to flee the country without arousing official suspicion, and his odyssey to the United States.

Cooking Eating Thinking

Autore: Deane W. Curtin
Editore: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253207043
Grandezza: 47,88 MB
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Philosophy has often been criticized for privileging the abstract; this volume attempts to remedy that situation. Focusing on one of the most concrete of human concerns, food, the editors argue for the existence of a philosophy of food. The collection provides various approaches to the subject matter, offering new readings of a number of texts—religious, philosophical, anthropological, culinary, poetic, and economic. Included are readings ranging from Plato's Phaedo and Verses of Sen-No-Rikyu to Peter Singer's "Becoming a Vegetarian" and Jean-François Revel's Culture and Cuisine. This reader will have particular appeal for philosophers working in social theory, feminist theory, and environmental ethics, and for those working on alternative approaches to such traditional subject areas as epistemology, aesthetics, and metaphysics.

Science In The Kitchen And The Art Of Eating Well

Autore: Pellegrino Artusi
Editore: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442690968
Grandezza: 76,11 MB
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First published in 1891, Pellegrino Artusi?s La scienza in cucina e l?arte di mangier bene has come to be recognized as the most significant Italian cookbook of modern times. It was reprinted thirteen times and had sold more than 52,000 copies in the years before Artusi?s death in 1910, with the number of recipes growing from 475 to 790. And while this figure has not changed, the book has consistently remained in print. Although Artusi was himself of the upper classes and it was doubtful he had ever touched a kitchen utensil or lit a fire under a pot, he wrote the book not for professional chefs, as was the nineteenth-century custom, but for middle-class family cooks: housewives and their domestic helpers. His tone is that of a friendly advisor ? humorous and nonchalant. He indulges in witty anecdotes about many of the recipes, describing his experiences and the historical relevance of particular dishes. Artusi?s masterpiece is not merely a popular cookbook; it is a landmark work in Italian culture. This English edition (first published by Marsilio Publishers in 1997) features a delightful introduction by Luigi Ballerini that traces the fascinating history of the book and explains its importance in the context of Italian history and politics. The illustrations are by the noted Italian artist Giuliano Della Casa.

Origin Of Negative Dialectics

Autore: Susan Buck-Morss
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0029051509
Grandezza: 78,58 MB
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Kaputt

Autore: Curzio Malaparte
Editore: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 178625476X
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Kaputt in its literal meaning is the swan song of a Europe, broken, smashed, finished. Europe was KAPUTT—from the highest military and diplomatic circles living in extravagant splendour, decadence and cruel debauchery, to the dregs of humanity living in filth and rags. A remarkable panorama of the moral and physical decline of European civilisation, KAPUTT is one of the great novels of the century. Curzio Malaparte was born in Prato, Italy, of Austrian, Italian and Russian descent. He served with the French and Italian armies during World War I and gleaned his knowledge of Europe and its leaders from his experience in the Italian diplomatic service and as a correspondent. ‘One of the most astonishing documents of our time’—New Yorker ‘Incredible and terrifying... an amazing book’—New York Times

A Pound Of Flesh

Autore: Sophie Jackson
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476795622
Grandezza: 68,48 MB
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Orange Is the New Black meets Jennifer Probst’s New York Times bestselling Marriage to a Billionaire trilogy, featuring a strong-minded prison tutor who discovers that her sexy bad-boy student is far more than he appears to be. Haunted by nightmares of her father’s street murder fifteen years ago, Kat Lane decides to face her fears and uphold his legacy of helping others by teaching inmates at a New York prison. There she meets arrogant Wesley Carter, who’s as handsome as he is dangerous, as mysterious as he is quick-witted, and with a reputation that ensures people will keep their distance. As teacher and student, Kat and Carter are forced to leave their animosities at the door and learn that one should never judge a book by its cover. As Carter’s barriers begin to crumble, Kat realizes there’s much more to her angry student than she thought, leaving them to face a new, perilous obstacle: their undeniable attraction to one another. When Carter is released and Kat continues to tutor him on the outside, the obstacles mount. Can they fight the odds to make their relationship work? Will Kat’s family and friends ever accept her being with someone of his background? And will Kat’s discovery of Carter’s role on the night her father died force them apart forever...or unite them?

Light In The Shadows

Autore: A. Meredith Walters
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147678230X
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In the bestselling sequel to Find You in the Dark, A. Meredith Walters continues the emotional story of Maggie, Clay, and the power of unconditional love. How do you keep going when you feel like your life is over? Maggie never thought she’d see Clay again. So, she attempts to put her life back together after her heart has been shattered to pieces. Moving on and moving forward, just as Clay wanted her to. Clay never stopped thinking of Maggie. Even after ripping their lives apart and leaving her behind to get the help he so desperately needed. He is healing…slowly. But his heart still belongs to the girl who tried to save him. When a sudden tragedy brings Maggie and Clay face-to-face again, nothing is the same. Yet some things never change. Can the darkness that threatened to consume them be transformed into something else and finally give them what they always wanted? And can two people who fought so hard to be together, finally find their happiness? Or will their demons and fear drive them apart for good? The thing about love is that even when it destroys you, it has a way of mending what is broken. And in the shadows, you can still see the light.

The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out

Autore: Richard P. Feynman
Editore: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465013120
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The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard P. Feynman--from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wide-ranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of a life in science-a life like no other. From his ruminations on science in our culture to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, this book will fascinate anyone interested in the world of ideas.

Eternal Dawn

Autore: Rebecca Maizel
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447217799
Grandezza: 46,17 MB
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Gorgeous, dangerous Rhode changed Lenah into a vampire. For hundreds of years, they lived a life of seduction, blood and destruction. Five centuries later, Rhode made Lenah human - and happy - again. The price was high: eternal separation of the two soulmates, with only Lenah remembering the intensity of their shared love. At first Lenah can just about cope with having Rhode nearby and him not recognising her. But when a wounded creature from their past threatens the new life that Lenah has struggled to build, she realises that only the ultimate love she and Rhode shared can conquer the creature's ultimate evil. Yet Lenah knows too that revealing their past could destroy not only their lives, but Rhode's very soul . . . The heart-racing sequel to Infinite Days and Stolen Night.