The Secret Life Of Plants

Autore: Peter Tompkins
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060915870
Grandezza: 12,60 MB
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The world of plants and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest scientific discoveries. "Plenty of hard facts and astounding scientific and practical lore."--Newsweek

The Man Who Planted Trees

Autore: Jean Giono
Editore: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1933392819
Grandezza: 17,24 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 377
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Twenty years ago Chelsea Green published the first trade edition of The Man Who Planted Trees, a timeless eco-fable about what one person can do to restore the earth. The hero of the story, Elzéard Bouffier, spent his life planting one hundred acorns a day in a desolate, barren section of Provence in the south of France. The result was a total transformation of the landscape-from one devoid of life, with miserable, contentious inhabitants, to one filled with the scent of flowers, the songs of birds, and fresh, flowing water. Since our first publication, the book has sold over a quarter of a million copies and inspired countless numbers of people around the world to take action and plant trees. On National Arbor Day, April 29, 2005, Chelsea Green released a special twentieth anniversary edition with a new foreword by Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the African Green Belt Movement.

The Longevity Diet

Autore: Valter Longo
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 0525534083
Grandezza: 19,22 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2016
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The internationally renowned, clinically tested, revolutionary diet program to lose weight, fight disease, and live a longer, healthier life. Can what you eat determine how long, and how well, you live? The clinically proven answer is yes, and The Longevity Diet is easier to follow than you'd think. The culmination of 25 years of research on aging, nutrition, and disease across the globe, this unique program lays out a simple solution to living to a healthy old age through nutrition. The key is combining the healthy everyday eating plan the book outlines, with the scientifically engineered fasting-mimicking diet, or FMD; the FMD, done just 3-4 times a year, does away with the misery and starvation most of us experience while fasting, allowing you to reap all the beneficial health effects of a restrictive diet, while avoiding negative stressors, like low energy and sleeplessness. Valter Longo, director of the Longevity Institute at USC and the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM in Milan, designed the FMD after making a series of remarkable discoveries in mice, then in humans, indicating that specific diets can activate stem cells and promote regeneration and rejuvenation in multiple organs to significantly reduce risk for diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease. Longo’s simple pescatarian daily eating plan and the periodic fasting-mimicking techniques can both yield impressive results. Low in proteins and sugars and rich in healthy fats and plant-based foods, The Longevity Diet is proven to help you: • Lose weight and reduce abdominal fat • Extend your healthy lifespan with simple everyday changes • Prevent age-related muscle and bone loss • Build your resistance to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's and cancer Longo’s healthy, life span-extending program is based on an easy-to-adopt pescatarian plan along with the fasting-mimicking diet no more than 4 times a year, just 5 days at a time. Including 30 easy recipes for an everyday diet based on Longo's five pillars of longevity, The Longevity Diet is the key to living a longer, healthier, more fulfilled life.

The Betrothed

Autore: Alessandro Manzoni
Grandezza: 30,72 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 5296
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The Triumph Of Death

Autore: Gabriele D'Annunzio
Grandezza: 29,23 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7759
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I M Not Scared

Autore: Niccolò Ammaniti
Editore: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847673570
Grandezza: 51,63 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8081
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One relentlessly hot summer, six children explore the scorched wheat fields that enclose their tiny Italian village. When the gang find a dilapidated farmhouse, nine-year-old Michele Amitrano makes a discovery so momentous that he dare not tell a soul. It is a secret that will force Michele to question everything and everyone around him, and will bring his innocent world toppling down. An unputdownable thriller, I'm Not Scared has become a contemporary classic in Italian literature, read and celebrated the world over.

Norwegian Wood

Autore: Lars Mytting
Editore: Abrams
ISBN: 1613128207
Grandezza: 66,58 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7984
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The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larsson like thriller; it's a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year. Norwegian Wood provides useful advice on the rustic hows and whys of taking care of your heating needs, but it's also a thoughtful attempt to understand man's age-old predilection for stacking wood and passion for open fires. An intriguing window into the exoticism of Scandinavian culture, the book also features enough inherently interesting facts and anecdotes and inspired prose to make it universally appealing. The U.S. edition is a fully updated version of the Norwegian original, and includes an appendix of U.S.-based resources and contacts.

Invisible Cities

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054413320X
Grandezza: 31,92 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 295
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“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” — from Invisible Cities In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo — Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts his host with stories of the cities he has seen in his travels around the empire: cities and memory, cities and desire, cities and designs, cities and the dead, cities and the sky, trading cities, hidden cities. As Marco Polo unspools his tales, the emperor detects these fantastic places are more than they appear. “Invisible Cities changed the way we read and what is possible in the balance between poetry and prose . . . The book I would choose as pillow and plate, alone on a desert island.” — Jeanette Winterson

Ocean Sea

Autore: Alessandro Baricco
Editore: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1782111611
Grandezza: 32,35 MB
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Vista: 8112
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A handful of disparate lives converge at a remote seaside inn: a lovelorn professor, a renowned painter, an inscrutable seductress - and a beautiful young girl, fatally ill, brought to the sea by a desperate father's last hope. An intricate web of destinies and associations begins to reveal itself, but it is not until the arrival of a mysterious sailor called Adams that the truth in all its dreamlike beauty and cruelty becomes clear. Adams may furnish the key to the girl's salvation, but only the fulfilment of his obsessive secret purpose - to answer murder with murder - can conclude the journey that has brought him from the ends of the earth. Alternately playful and profoundly serious, Baricco's novel surges with the hypnotic power of the ocean sea.

Lady Chatterley S Lover

Autore: D. H. Lawrence
Editore: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473394511
Grandezza: 26,27 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 603
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Lady Chatterley's Lover is a novel by D. H. Lawrence. The narrative concerns Lady Chatterley, a young, middle-class married woman whose husband has been paralysed from the waist down after a grievous war injury. On top of the obvious physical problems this caused, he also emotionally neglected his wife, which caused a deep rift between the two. Eventually, this leads to Lady Chatterley’s having an affair with her lower-class gamekeeper, which brings to the foreground the major motifs of the play: class dominance, and the inability to live happily with the mind alone. A masterful piece of literature sure to appeal to the discerning reader, Lady Chatterley’s Lover is a worthy addition to any bookshelf and is not to be missed by fans or collectors of Lawrence's prolific work. This book was originally published in 1920, and we are proud to republish it here complete with a new prefatory biography of the author.