Stardust

Author: Neil Gaiman
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061142026
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Young Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria—even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that old stone wall, Tristran learns, lies Faerie—where nothing, not even a fallen star, is what he imagined. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a remarkable quest into the dark and miraculous—in pursuit of love and the utterly impossible.

The Story Of Earth

Author: Robert M. Hazen
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0143123645
Size: 13,73 MB
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The author of the best-selling Science Matters outlines a radical new approach to geologic history that advances controversial theories that the Earth evolved and that life evolved from minerals, assessing supportive findings while explaining the impact of human actions.

The Stardust Revolution

Author: Jacob Berkowitz
Editor: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616145501
Size: 10,88 MB
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Three great scientific revolutions have shaped our understanding of the cosmos and our relationship to it. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed the Copernican Revolution, which bodychecked the Earth as the pivot point of creation and joined us with the rest of the cosmos as one planet among many orbiting the Sun. Three centuries later came the second great scientific revolution: the Darwinian Revolution. It removed us from a distinct, divine biological status to place us wholly in the ebb and flow of all terrestrial life. This book describes how we’re in the midst of a third great scientific revolution, five centuries in the making: the Stardust Revolution. It is the merging of the once-disparate realms of astronomy and evolutionary biology, and of the Copernican and Darwinian Revolutions, placing life in a cosmic context. The Stardust Revolution takes readers on a grand journey that begins on the summit of California’s Mount Wilson, where astronomers first realized that the universe is both expanding and evolving, to a radio telescope used to identify how organic molecules—the building blocks of life—are made by stars. It’s an epic story told through a scientific cast that includes some of the twentieth century’s greatest minds—including Nobel laureate Charles Townes, who discovered cosmic water—as well as the most ambitious scientific explorers of the twenty-first century, those racing to find another living planet. Today, an entirely new breed of scientists—astrobiologists and astrochemists—are taking the study of life into the space age. Astrobiologists study the origins, evolution, and distribution of life, not just on Earth, but in the universe. Stardust science is filling in the missing links in our evolutionary story, ones that extend our family tree back to the stars. From the Hardcover edition.

You Are Stardust

Author: Elin Kelsey
Editor: Wayland
ISBN: 9781526360342
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People are nature. From the water we drink to the trees we climb, we are connected to the natural world in big and surprising ways. With simple, poetic text, and exquisite artwork, You Are Stardust introduces kids to these connections - sparking their imaginations and starting conversations. Combining the ideas of environmental author and educator Elin Kelsey with inventive, three-dimensional dioramas by artist Soyeon Kim, this remarkable picture book reveals ties that are often sensed, yet seldom explained. Children will learn that the salt in their body is the same as the salt in the ocean, that they learned to speak in the same way that baby birds do - by copying their parents, and that elephants, bats and whales make friends, just like they do. In a world dominated by technology, never have these connections between people and nature been more worth exploring.

Moonage Daydream

Author: David Bowie
Editor:
ISBN: 9780958247092
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Widely recognised as one of the most significant and prolific music photographers of the Seventies and the only photographer authorised to record the whole of Ziggy's career from early 1972 to the end of 1973, Mick Rock's camera caught more of the Ziggy legend than any other. Rock followed David Bowie into hotel rooms and dressing rooms, on the road and socialising with musicians and friends including Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Mick Jagger. Also included are previously unseen images from the studio sessions for the Pin Ups records sleeve and the four pioneering music videos that Rock directed and filmed for Bowie.

Il Romanzo Del Quinquennio Quarta Superiore Ziggy Stardust

Author: Angela Parise
Editor: Delos Digital srl
ISBN: 882540428X
Size: 16,53 MB
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Narrativa - racconto lungo (47 pagine) - Una nuova puntata del nostro viaggio nei fatidici cinque anni del liceo, in quell’età balorda in cui non si è né carne, né pesce, in cui tutto sembra insormontabile ma anche mitico e ricco di aspettative. Un unico viaggio. Cinque anni. Una moltitudine di personaggi. Una sola protagonista. Eccoci alla quarta superiore... La quarta superiore è una sorta di annus horribilis. Fabiana dovrà affrontare, come mai prima d’ora, perdite importanti e grandi delusioni. Un grave lutto in famiglia che la destabilizzerà, incomprensioni con le amiche di sempre, Becky che le rompe costantemente le uova nel paniere e Anthony che... Anthony che... be', sì insomma, qualche problema lo dà, sempre e comunque: la sua vita in Inghilterra, seppure a distanza, continua a essere motivo di intralcio nella sua storia con Ziggy e così, al culmine di una serata non proprio perfetta, dopo una pizza e un gelato... Ma tutto non è mai come sembra e questa volta pare proprio che Fabiana debba imparare una lezione molto importante. A questo si aggiunge l’arrivo di Klara, la nuova amica olandese: in classe è il momento dello scambio scolastico e nuove avventure arrivano a sconvolgere la vita di Ziggy. Cosa succederà in Olanda? Per quale motivo la figura di Klara è così enigmatica e misteriosa? Cosa si nasconde dietro quel sorriso dolce e quei grandi occhi azzurri? Angela Parise, autrice e blogger, nasce a Genova nel 1982, si diploma in lingue nel 2001 e successivamente diventa commissario di bordo della marina mercantile. Dopo aver lavorato per diverso tempo sulle navi da crociera, ritorna a casa, nell’alessandrino, dove tuttora lavora come impiegata. Al suo attivo, cinque pubblicazioni: nel 2010 esce la saga famigliare Il buio e la luce (La Riflessione editore) che si aggiudica il secondo premio al “Premio Creativa, città di Ercolano 2010”. Nel 2011 è la volta del romanzo rosa Un biglietto di sola andata per Berlino (La Riflessione editore), menzione speciale al “Concorso nazionale del book trailer 2012”. Nel 2012 pubblica Il fatidico giorno prima, altra saga famigliare sempre con La Riflessione Editore. Poi, il cambio di rotta: nel 2013 cambia editore e pubblica con Prospettiva editrice il suo quarto lavoro intitolato Scandinavia – storia di un papà e della sua bambina. Nel 2016 l’ultimo libro, La cena della vigilia, disponibile su Amazon Kindle anche in versione cartacea.

Neverwhere

Author: Neil Gaiman
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0380789019
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Richard Mayhew is a plain man with a good heart -- and an ordinary life that is changed forever on a day he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. From that moment forward he is propelled into a world he never dreamed existed -- a dark subculture flourish in abandoned subway stations and sewer tunnels below the city -- a world far stranger and more dangerous than the only one he has ever known...Richard Mayhew is a young businessman with a good heart and a dull job. When he stops one day to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk, his life is forever altered, for he finds himself propelled into an alternate reality that exists in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandoned subway stations below the city. He has fallen through the cracks of reality and has landed somewhere different, somewhere that is Neverwhere.

American Gods

Author: Neil Gaiman
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0380789035
Size: 17,20 MB
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Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, a strange man in the seat next to him introduces himself. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever he the same...

Coraline Graphic Novel

Author: Neil Gaiman
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006082543X
Size: 18,18 MB
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When Coraline steps through a door in her family's new house, she finds another house, strangely similar to her own (only better). At first, things seem marvelous. The food is better than at home, and the toy box is filled with fluttering wind-up angels and dinosaur skulls that crawl and rattle their teeth. But there's another mother there and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and all the tools she can find if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life. This beloved tale has now become a visual feast. Acclaimed artist P. Craig Russell brings Neil Gaiman's enchanting nationally bestselling children's book Coraline to new life in this gorgeously illustrated graphic novel adaptation.

Around The World In Eighty Days

Author: Jules Verne
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105107094
Size: 13,24 MB
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"Phileas Fogg bets his fortune he can travel across the globe in eighty days. But the day he leaves on his journey, the Bank of London is robbed, and Fogg is identified by the nefarious Detective Fix as the chief suspect. Fogg races against time and geography to save a princess and prove his innocence." -- cover p. [iv].