Verdi Contro Wagner

Autore: Marco Pizzi
Editore: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523730049
Grandezza: 12,45 MB
Formato: PDF
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Venezia, 11 febbraio 1883, ultimi tre giorni di vita di Wagner. Verdi è appena giunto in laguna per eseguire in segretezza la nuova ouverture dell'Otello. Wagner lo viene a sapere e gli chiede di assistere alla prova... da questo spunto fittizio prende l'avvio un racconto che immagina la nascita di una amicizia segreta tra i due massimi operisti dell'Ottocento, che nella realtà non si incontrarono mai.La vivace figura della contessa Clarina, l'erudito e compassato Tenca, il viscido giornalista Scafati, l'enigmatica Cosima, la passionale Stolz, l'umile Giuseppina e un giovane poeta esaltato di nome Gabriele sono i comprimari di questa storia che, attingendo più volte dall'epistolario di Verdi e dagli scritti di Wagner, vuole essere il pretesto per ragionare di musica, d'arte, d'amore e morte a Venezia, alternando momenti divertenti e riflessioni più serie.Originariamente pubblicato a puntate sul blog "marcopizziparalipomena" in occasione del bicentenario della nascita dei due compositori, Verdi contro Wagner viene qui raccolto in una versione riveduta e corretta.

An Accidental Family

Autore: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
Grandezza: 46,56 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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Set in the 1870s, a time of social disorder in Russia, An Accidental Family is the story of Arkady Dolgoruky, an awkward, illegitimate twenty-year-old on a desperate search for his family. This new translation of Dostoevsky's last completed novel fully captures the raciness and youthful vigor of the original text, and expresses "the innermost spiritual world of someone on the eve of manhood at that tumultuous time."

Mafia Wars

Autore: Tim Shawcross
Editore: Fontana Press
ISBN: 9780006373476
Grandezza: 63,47 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 8728
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Fascia The Tensional Network Of The Human Body

Autore: Robert Schleip
Editore: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702052280
Grandezza: 58,14 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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This book is the product of an important collaboration between clinicians of the manual therapies and scientists in several disciplines that grew out of the three recent International Fascia Research Congresses (Boston, Amsterdam, and Vancouver). The book editors, Thomas Findley MD PhD, Robert Schleip PhD, Peter Huijing PhD and Leon Chaitow DO, were major organizers of these congresses and used their extensive experience to select chapters and contributors for this book. This volume therefore brings together contributors from diverse backgrounds who share the desire to bridge the gap between theory and practice in our current knowledge of the fascia and goes beyond the 2007, 2009 and 2012 congresses to define the state-of-the-art, from both the clinical and scientific perspective. Prepared by over 100 specialists and researchers from throughout the world, Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body will be ideal for all professionals who have an interest in fascia and human movement - physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, structural integration practitioners, manual therapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, yoga or Pilates instructors, exercise scientists and personal trainers - as well as physicians involved with musculoskeletal medicine, pain management and rehabilitation, and basic scientists working in the field. Reflects the efforts of almost 100 scientists and clinicians from throughout the world Offers comprehensive coverage ranging from anatomy and physiology, clinical conditions and associated therapies, to recently developed research techniques Explores the role of fascia as a bodywide communication system Presents the latest information available on myofascial force transmission which helps establish a scientific basis for given clinical experiences Explores the importance of fascia as a sensory organ - for example, its important proprioceptive and nociceptive functions which have implications for the generation of low back pain Describes new imaging methods which confirm the connectivity of organs and tissues Designed to organize relevant information for professionals involved in the therapeutic manipulation of the body’s connective tissue matrix (fascia) as well as for scientists involved in basic science research Reflects the increasing need for information about the properties of fascia, particularly for osteopaths, massage therapists, physiotherapists and other complementary health care professionals Offers new insights on the fascial related foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine Meridians and the fascial effects of acupuncture

Hacking Marketing

Autore: Scott Brinker
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119183235
Grandezza: 10,16 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1399
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Apply software-inspired management concepts to accelerate modern marketing In many ways, modern marketing has more in common with the software profession than it does with classic marketing management. As surprising as that may sound, it's the natural result of the world going digital. Marketing must move faster, adapt more quickly to market feedback, and manage an increasingly complex set of customer experience touchpoints. All of these challenges are shaped by the dynamics of software—from the growing number of technologies in our own organizations to the global forces of the Internet at large. But you can turn that to your advantage. And you don't need to be technical to do it. Hacking Marketing will show you how to conquer those challenges by adapting successful management frameworks from the software industry to the practice of marketing for any business in a digital world. You'll learn about agile and lean management methodologies, innovation techniques used by high-growth technology companies that any organization can apply, pragmatic approaches for scaling up marketing in a fragmented and constantly shifting environment, and strategies to unleash the full potential of talent in a digital age. Marketing responsibilities and tactics have changed dramatically over the past decade. This book now updates marketing management to better serve this rapidly evolving discipline. Increase the tempo of marketing's responsiveness without chaos or burnout Design "continuous" marketing programs and campaigns that constantly evolve Drive growth with more marketing experiments while actually reducing risk Architect marketing capabilities in layers to better scale and adapt to change Balance strategic focus with the ability to harness emergent opportunities As a marketer and a manager, Hacking Marketing will expand your mental models for how to lead marketing in a digital world where everything—including marketing—flows with the speed and adaptability of software.

Functional Atlas Of The Human Fascial System

Autore: Carla Stecco
Editore: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702058521
Grandezza: 36,48 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
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Principally based on dissections of hundreds of un-embalmed human cadavers over the past decade, Functional Atlas of the Human Fascial System presents a new vision of the human fascial system using anatomical and histological photographs along with microscopic analysis and biomechanical evaluation. Prof. Carla Stecco – orthopaedic surgeon and professor of anatomy and sport activities – brings together the research of a multi-specialist team of researchers and clinicians consisting of anatomists, biomechanical engineers, physiotherapists, osteopaths and plastic surgeons. In this Atlas Prof. Stecco presents for the first time a global view of fasciae and the actual connections that describe the myofascial kinetic chains. These descriptions help to explain how fascia plays a part in myofascial dysfunction and disease as well as how it may alter muscle function and disturb proprioceptive input. Prof. Stecco also highlights the continuity of the fascial planes, explaining the function of the fasciae and their connection between muscles, nerves and blood vessels. This understanding will help guide the practitioner in selecting the proper technique for a specific fascial problem with a view to enhancing manual therapy methods. Functional Atlas of the Human Fascial System opens with the first chapter classifying connective tissue and explaining its composition in terms of percentages of fibres, cells and extracellular matrix. The second chapter goes on to describe the general characteristics of the superficial fascia from a macroscopic and microscopic point of view; while the third analyzes the deep fascia in the same manner. The subsequent five chapters describe the fasciae from a topographical perspective. In this part of the Atlas, common anatomical terminology is used throughout to refer to the various fasciae but it also stresses the continuity of fasciae between the different bodily regions. Over 300 unique photographs which show fascia on fresh (not embalmed) cadavers Demonstrates the composition, form and function of the fascial system Highlights the role of the deep fascia for proprioception and peripheral motor coordination Companion website – www.atlasfascial.com – with videos showing how fascia connects with ligaments

Making Cupcakes With Lola

Autore: Romy Lewis
Editore: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 1849753067
Grandezza: 15,55 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9218
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LOLA's is London's most fashionable cupcake bakery. Victoria Jossel and Romy Lewis, the creators of the company, spent weeks testing cupcake recipes and experimenting with piping bags and sugar sprinkles to create the most beautiful and delicious cupcakes. At the end of 2006, LOLA's was born and their bakers have been baking and decorating fresh batches of simple, sophisticated, handcrafted cupcakes every day since then. Now you too can make cupcakes with LOLA with this irresistible cookbook. There are more than 60 mouth-watering recipes for everything from the LOLA signature flavours (including Vanilla, Peanut Butter, Red Velvet, Lemon and Rocky Road) to deliciously original ideas like Chocolate Sundae, Toffee Apple, Salted Caramel, Cappuccino Wafer, Mint Hot Chocolate and Mango Berry Swirl. Romy Lewis and Victoria Jossel grew up in the same area of London when their families moved from South Africa in the early '90s. LOLA's was set up in 2006 by Victoria (a former derivatives trader at Goldman Sachs) and Romy (a journalist), both in their twenties. Their online store is the busiest part of their business, and they have a flagship store in Mayfair and concessions in Selfridges, Topshop and Harrods.

Bread Cake Doughnut Pudding

Autore: Justin Gellatly
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241278821
Grandezza: 47,30 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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'This book is as good for slavering over as it is to cook from' - Nigella Lawson Justin Gellatly is one of Britain's best bakers. Head Baker and Pastry Chef at St John for twelve years, Justin created the St John Bakery and restaurants' legendary sourdough bread and doughnuts. In Bread, Cake, Doughnut, Pudding, Justin shows you how to make mouth-watering treats ranging from the classics (madeleines, croquembouche, sourdough starter and bread), to classics with a twist (banana sticky toffee pudding, salted caramel custard doughnuts, blood orange possets, deep fried jam sandwiches) to the uniquely original (fennel blossom ice cream, crunch in the mouth, courgette and carrot garden cake). With over 150 recipes covering bread, biscuits, buns and cakes, hot, warm and cold puddings, ice cream, those doughnuts, savoury baking and store cupboard essentials, Bread, Cake, Doughnut, Pudding, is full of recipes you'll want to make again and again. 'I have always loved eating his bread and cakes, and his the doughnuts are the best in the world. Fabulous book' Angela Hartnett 'Having always hugely enjoyed eating the seemingly endless, singular delights of this talented and very good baker, it is a boon and a half to know at last how Justin makes these so very, very delicious things' Jeremy Lee Head Baker and Pastry Chef at St John for twelve years, Justin created the St John Bakery and restaurants' legendary sourdough bread and doughnuts, and has just opened a new bakery, Bread Ahead, in Borough Market. Justin Gellatly is the co-author, with Fergus Henderson, of Beyond Nose to Tail: A Kind of British Cooking.

Shadows Return

Autore: Lynn Flewelling
Editore: Spectra
ISBN: 9780553905182
Grandezza: 14,24 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7181
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With their most treacherous mission yet behind them, heroes Seregil and Alec resume their double life as dissolute nobles and master spies. But in a world of rivals and charmers, fate has a different plan.… After their victory in Aurënen, Alec and Seregil have returned home to Rhíminee. But with most of their allies dead or exiled, it is difficult for them to settle in. Hoping for diversion, they accept an assignment that will take them back to Seregil’s homeland. En route, however, they are ambushed and separated, and both are sold into slavery. Clinging to life, Seregil is sustained only by the hope that Alec is alive. But it is not Alec’s life his strange master wants—it is his blood. For his unique lineage is capable of producing a rare treasure, but only through a harrowing process that will test him body and soul and unwittingly entangle him and Seregil in the realm of alchemists and madmen—and an enigmatic creature that may hold their very destiny in its inhuman hands…. But will it prove to be savior or monster? From the Paperback edition.

Seeking Crystal

Autore: Joss Stirling
Editore: Oxford University Press - Children
ISBN: 0192793160
Grandezza: 73,69 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7904
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The hotly anticipated third book from Joss Stirling, featuring the characters from Finding Sky and Stealing Phoenix. Crystal Brook has always been the dud Savant in her family; paranormal powers just aren't her thing. Dropping out of school with a clutch of 'E' grades and no future, she lives in the shadow of her high-flying sister Diamond. On a trip to Denver, a chance encounter with the dashing Benedict brothers leaves Diamond head over heels in love and engaged to be married. Crystal, on the other hand, is unimpressed by their charms . . . in fact no boy can annoy her as much as Xav Benedict! Back in Venice, their families assemble for Diamond's wedding and a powerful enemy seizes the opportunity to attack. Crystal and Xav must join forces to save their loved-ones, unlocking a secret that, until now, has lain deeply buried . . .