Great Small Fiats

Autore: Phil Ward
Editore: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845846966
Grandezza: 27,34 MB
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In deciding which models to choose for inclusion in this book selected from Fiat's huge inventory, the author concentrated on three criteria - greatness, size and emotion. Where size is an easy parameter to qualify, greatness is more complicated because it is a combination of of both the manufacturer's and the public's opinion. A car that is highly regarded by the public may not have been a commercial success and vice verse. A truly great car is one that works well for both parties. Emotion may be considered to be an element of greatness in that the public's 'love' for a car is a fantastic benefit for a manufacturer and must be treasured. Fiat have made the mistake of 'improving' an icon on several occasions only to find that public opinion went against them. Fortunately Fiat has been magnanimous enough to respond by giving the car buying public more of what it wants. As long as they continue to do so then Fiat's reputation as the world's greatest small car manufacturer is set to continue. The author chose the Topolino as the starting point as the car fulfils all the criteria and it was the first Fiat built in the late 1930s to satisfy the Italian public's new-found desire for mobilisation. The old conventions of car production were turned upside down with the arrival of the 600 which revolutionised car production techniques and maximised on passenger space and performance at minimal cost. These principals continued via a succession of models which include the 500, 850, 126, 127 through to more recent models like the Cinquecento and Seicento. Running in parallel with these 'cheeky' Fiats, this book covers a range of slightly larger cars that were built in huge numbers. Though rather staid in appearance, the 1950s Millecento was family transport for millions of Italians covering three decades, four when the Indian-built cars are included. Similarly the 128, Panda and Uno were 'the' Italian small cars of the '70s, '80s and '90s. Nuova Panda carries the banner to the present day.

100 Classic Hikes Washington

Autore: Ira Spring
Editore: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594853843
Grandezza: 53,11 MB
Formato: PDF
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* Full-color coffee-table quality hiking guidebook with lush, hand-drawn trail maps * Written by Washington's godfathers of hiking guidebooks, Harvey Manning and Ira Spring * In a state rich with luscious trails, these hikes are the ones you can't miss (or, at least, must start with) 100 Classic Hikes in Washington is the progeny of Washington's first hiking guidebook, and is the best-selling guidebook of all time. There's a reason: it's gorgeous. The photos of trails and vistas are breathtaking. These are hikes you will want to hike, dream about hiking, or both. Based on their more than 100 years of combined experience in Washington's backcountry, Ira Spring and Harvey Manning chose their favorite trails for this compendium of classic hikes. Along with the images and hand-drawn maps, you'll get the authors' first-hand descriptions of the trails they hiked many times over. Featuring spectacular views, flower-filled alpine meadows, lakes and streams, ancient forests, animals and birds, and solitude, these trails will give hikers a taste of Washington's best. Infused with a strong conservation message, this guidebook not only introduces hikers to Washington's gems but encourages them to become active participants in an effort to preserve and, in some cases, reclaim the remaining wilderness.

Fiat 500

Autore: Fiat
Editore: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847847535
Grandezza: 55,57 MB
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A visual history of the FIAT 500, the ultimate lifestyle car that has remained a timeless classic and design legend. Considered to be one of the most popular models in automotive history, the FIAT 500 has become a legend over time. Its innovative features, the original and recognizable design of its bodywork, and its versatility have distinguished it as an automotive icon with enduring appeal. "FIAT 500: The Design Book "is an invitation to embark on a captivating journey through the main milestones of the 500 project: from the first series in the 1960s to the public presentation at the Geneva International Motor Show of the Trepiuno prototype in 2004, of the new 500 and 500C, the 500L through to the 500X. This visually rich and fascinating book explains not only the genesis and "design metamorphosis" of each model, but also their backgrounds, and explores the contributions of the designers who have helped to develop them with innovation and foresight."

Grimpow

Autore: Rafael Ábalos
Editore: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385733747
Grandezza: 77,42 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7962
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Grimpow finds a stone on a dead knight and begins a quest that will change his life forever.

Objects Of Desire

Autore: Adrian Forty
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 15,17 MB
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Death Blossoms

Autore: Mumia Abu-Jamal
Editore: South End Press
ISBN: 9780896086999
Grandezza: 35,40 MB
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The author, a prisoner on death-row for killing a police officer, presents a series of essays and reflections on his life and his spirituality.

Supernotes

Autore: Agent Kasper
Editore: Nan A. Talese
ISBN: 0385540086
Grandezza: 50,48 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7620
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In the Cambodian hinterlands, a lone Western prisoner suffers through a hot, muddy, interminable sentence. Wasted by repeated torture, lack of sleep, malnutrition, and psychotropic drugs, he has been abandoned. His years of exemplary service to his government mean nothing. No one is coming for him. This is Agent Kasper, a man with a staggering résumé: commercial airline pilot, firearms expert, highly accomplished practitioner of several of the martial arts, a secret agent par excellence. It is this incredible competence that will be his undoing. While investigating Mafia money laundering in Phnom Penh, Kasper is approached by the CIA to track down the source of the so-called supernotes—illegal U.S. banknotes counterfeited so perfectly that they are undetectable, even by sophisticated machines—that are flooding Southeast Asia. With patience, skill, and courage, Kasper uncovers the explosive secret behind them and is badly burned by the truth. Meanwhile, back in Rome, a sharp, scrappy lawyer named Barbara Belli has been hired by Kasper’s family to work for his release. She has contacts in the foreign ministry, and while officials make sweeping claims about moving heaven and earth, nothing happens. It’s more than just creaking bureaucracy. Kasper has really pissed off the wrong people. Based on true events in the life of a former spy, Kasper’s journey makes for a shocking and spellbinding page-turner of petty corruption, high-level betrayal, and state secrets so powerful that governments will protect them by any means. From the Hardcover edition.

A Day In The Life Of Ancient Rome

Autore: Alberto Angela
Editore: Europa Editions Incorporated
ISBN: 9781933372716
Grandezza: 23,58 MB
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This voyage of exploration chronicles twenty-four hours in the life of a Roman patrician, beginning at dawn on an ordinary day in the year 115 A.D., with Imperial Rome at the height of its power.

Robboy S Pathology Of The Female Reproductive Tract

Autore: Stanley J. Robboy
Editore: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0443074771
Grandezza: 17,23 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 614
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Thoroughly revised and updated to bring you state-of-the-art assistance in diagnosing pathologies of the female reproductive tract. It covers more than 1100 common, rare, benign, and malignant lesions, and tackles the questions so often asked and not answered elsewhere. All entities are illustrated by well-chosen photographs of outstanding quality. The updated text provides the latest advances in immunohistochemistry, molecular biology, and cytogenetics, as well as the most current concepts, classification and staging systems for all diseases and disorders of the female genital tract. "Road maps" at the beginning of each chapter help you navigate the book more quickly. Integrates histopathologic features with data from ancillary techniques such as immunohistochemistry and cytogenetics and discussions of the relevant clinical manifestations of gynecological diseases.

The Marchesa

Autore: Simonetta Agnello Hornby
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466804408
Grandezza: 46,24 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9425
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A richly evocative tale of a woman's struggle for life and love A triumphant follow-up to Simonetta Agnello Hornby's internationally acclaimed The Almond Picker, this entertaining new novel is an intricate family saga interwoven with violent passions, cruelty, deceit, and the abuse of power. The Marchesa is an eyeopening historical drama about a remarkable woman and her extraordinary family, and the complex, often abusive relations that mark the lives of master and servant, brother and sister, husband and wife. Costanza Safamita, beloved daughter of Baron Domenico Safamita, is a precious but unusual child. Redhaired, gawky, and shy, she is considered an outsider by many on the family estate, but her adoring father makes her sole heir to the Safamita fortune, and then everything changes—for them and for her. Now she must conquer glittering, alien Palermo—where, uncertain of her future, she falls in love with a charming, dissolute young marchese whose sexual appetite she fears she cannot satiate. The Marchesa's brave, unusual story offers an unprecedented woman's perspective on the incestuous hypocrisy of the Sicilian aristocracy during a dramatic time in its history, as the Bourbon monarchy collapsed, the Mafia rose to power, and Palermo's decadent aristocracy began its inevitable decline. These themes are flawlessly woven into the fabric of Costanza's triumphant life, so that The Marchesa becomes not only an unforgettable human tale but a masterly fresco of a vanished world.