Oltre La Finestra

Autore: Davide Stanic
Editore: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534677982
Grandezza: 31,24 MB
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Novecentotrentuno. Un numero lungo come i chilometri che si srotolano da un capo all'altro della Spagna, dai Pirenei fino al Santuario di San Giacomo. E il Camino de Santiago, percorso a colpi di pedale attraverso se stessi."

The Pilgrimage

Autore: Paulo Coelho
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061841927
Grandezza: 22,75 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4471
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Here Paulo Coelho details his journey across Spain along the legendaryroad of San Tiago, which pilgrims have travelled since Middle Ages. On this contemporary quest, he encounters a Chaucerian variety of mysterious guides and devilish opponents and learns to understand the nature of truth through the simplicity of life. The Pilgrimage holds an important place in Paulo Coelho's literary canon. His first book, it not only paved the way for his phenomenal novel The Alchemist , but it also fully expresses his humanist philosophy and the depth of his unique search for meaning.

Orlando Innamorato

Autore: Matteo Maria Boiardo
Editore: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781357434205
Grandezza: 23,47 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7175
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Libraries In The Ancient World

Autore: Lionel Casson
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300097214
Grandezza: 12,40 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 9547
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Telling the story of ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when "books" were clay tablets, a renowned classicist takes readers on a lively tour from the royal libraries of the ancient Near East to the private and public libraries of Greece and Rome, down to the first Christian monastic libraries, explaining what books were acquired and how. Illustrations.

Invitation To Biology

Autore: Helena Curtis
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780879016791
Grandezza: 79,46 MB
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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.

A Cultural History Of Tibet

Autore: David L. Snellgrove
Editore: Shambhala Publications
ISBN:
Grandezza: 26,83 MB
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Vista: 7679
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The Day Of The Bomb

Autore: Karl Bruckner
Editore: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787200965
Grandezza: 30,60 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8593
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First published in 1961 under the German title Sadako Will Leben (meaning Sadako Wants to Live), this non-fiction book by renowned Austrian children’s writer Karl Bruckner is considered his most famous work. Telling the vivid story about a Japanese girl named Sadako Sasaki, who lived in Hiroshima and died of illnesses caused by radiation exposure following the horrific atomic bombing of the city in August 1945, the book has been translated into most major languages and has been used as material for peace education in schools around the world.

Anatomy Of Restlessness

Autore: Bruce Chatwin
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 110150319X
Grandezza: 24,21 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 5494
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Although he is best known for his luminous reports from the farthest-flung corners of the earth, Bruce Chatwin possessed a literary sensibility that reached beyond the travel narrative to span a world of topics—from art and antiques to archaeology and architecture. This spirited collection of previously neglected or unpublished essays, articles, short stories, travel sketches, and criticism represents every aspect and period of Chatwin’s career as it reveals an abiding theme in his work: his fascination with, and hunger for, the peripatetic existence. While Chatwin’s poignant search for a suitable place to “hang his hat,” his compelling arguments for the nomadic “alternative,” his revealing fictional accounts of exile and the exotic, and his wickedly en pointe social history of Capri prove him to be an excellent observer of social and cultural mores, Chatwin’s own restlessness, his yearning to be on the move, glimmers beneath every surface of this dazzling body of work.

The Marchesa

Autore: Simonetta Agnello Hornby
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466804408
Grandezza: 54,93 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5449
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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.