Walden Ovvero Vita Nei Boschi

Author: Henry D. Thoreau
Editor: Bur
ISBN: 8858628756
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Nel luglio 1845, Henry Thoreau lasciava la sua cittadina natale per andare a vivere in una capanna nei boschi del vicino lago di Walden. Il suo voleva essere un esperimento, che assumeva però risvolti politici e sociali insieme: era una scelta di 'disobbedienza civile' verso una società di cui non condivideva gli ideali mercantili. Nell'introduzione Piero Sanavio spiega come il vagabondo di Walden, nel suo solitario rapporto con la natura, ricercasse un alfabeto segreto: quello del mitico New England di due secoli prima, dimensione morale, estetica e metafisica, prima ancora che semplice territorio geografico.

Walden

Author: Henry David Thoreau
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Walking

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Editor: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1629216496
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Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was an American philosopher and naturalist best known for writing Walden and Civil Disobedience.This version of Thoreaus Walking includes a table of contents.

The Teacher Literature And The Mediterranean

Author: Simone Galea
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9462098727
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At a time when the Mediterranean has rediscovered its own vitality, seven academics from the fields of education and literature look at how fictions set in the region narrate the role of the teacher from the point of view of the students and from that of the teachers themselves. While an increasingly technocratic approach to the performance of teachers focuses on competences, these often highly subjective narratives tell stories of practitioners who refuse to fit into the mould imposed on them by patriarchy or the educational institutions. The writers dealt with in this volume are aware that teachers cannot be solely defined in terms of what they are expected to do within schools and classrooms. This reductively conceives them as simply needing the skills to teach without having the ability to contextualise their teaching within wider historical, social and cultural realities. With its migration flows and intricate web of social and cultural politics, the Mediterranean of the 21st century is an ideal space for reflections on the role of the teacher in an ever-changing society.

Erinnerungen Von Ludolf Ursleu Dem J Ngeren

Author: Ricarda Octavia Huch
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A Year In The Woods

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Editor: Creative Editions
ISBN: 9781568463056
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"I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." So concluded Henry David Thoreau in his 1854 work Walden, a collection of observations made while he lived alone in the woods near Walden Pond for two years in the 1840s. The lessons he learned have since become maxims for living fully and deliberately. Excerpts from Walden are here accompanied by idealistic, wistful paintings.

A Walk To Wachusett

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781721989058
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A Walk to Wachusett Henry David Thoreau Thank you for checking out this book by Theophania Publishing. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you soon. We have thousands of titles available, and we invite you to search for us by name, contact us via our website, or download our most recent catalogues. Summer and winter our eyes had rested on the dim outline of the mountains in our horizon, to which distance and indistinctness lent a grandeur not their own, so that they served equally to interpret all the allusions of poets and travellers; whether with Homer, on a spring morning, we sat down on the many-peaked Olympus, or, with Virgil and his compeers, roamed the Etrurian and Thessalian hills, or with Humboldt measured the more modern Andes and Teneriffe. Thus we spoke our mind to them, standing on the Concord cliffs. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

Inventing The Garden

Author: Matteo Vercelloni
Editor: Getty Publications
ISBN: 1606060473
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The authors trace the evolution of the Western garden from the first plots cultivated for pleasure in the Middle East to today's diverse green spaces that challenge traditional ideas about what constitutes a garden. They examine the changing attitude toward nature--as something to be dominated or embraced, ordered or allowed to range freely, exploited or conserved. Examples of the highly prescribed hortus conclusus or enclosed spaces of the Middle Ages are found in the Italian Renaissance gardens and the symmetries of Versailles and Les Tuileries. After the rise of Romanticism in the late eighteenth century, English gardeners such as William Kent and "Capability" Brown embraced the concept that nature should prevail over man's manipulation of it and created gardens that broke through traditional enclosures. A century later, while the American West witnessed both the conquering spirit of the homesteaders and the first stirrings of the conservation movement, urban parks and gardens were created as oases to which all people had access. The book concludes with a look at contemporary gardens, where efforts to reclaim landscapes and repurpose crumbling infrastructure are taking place within an atmosphere of ecological sensitivity--appreciating the idea that the whole planet is a garden and all who live in it are gardeners.

The Final Cut

Author: Michael Dobbs
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492606685
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The final book in the Internationally Bestselling trilogy that inspired the hit Netflix series House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey. Months from taking his place as the longest-serving Prime Minister this century, Francis Urquhart's country is tiring of him. But he's not about to be driven from office. If the public demands new blood, that is precisely what he will give them... This is a different Francis Urquhart more vulnerable, more loving, and more ruthless than ever. He will risk everything, but one thing is certain: whatever the outcome of this, his greatest gamble, the name of Francis Urquhart will never be forgotten. Finishing the dark tale of greed, corruption, and unquenchable ambition, The Final Cut reveals that no matter the country, politics, intrigue and passion reign in the corridors of power. An explosive political thriller, fans of Vince Flynn, David Baldacci and Robert Ludlum will enjoy this stunning conclusion to Dobb's trilogy. As a former advisor to Margaret Thatcher, Conservative Party Chief of Staff, and now peer of the realm and Conservative member of the House of Lords, Baron Michael Dobbs provides an insider look at the twists and turns of British politics. Other books in the House of Cards series: House of Cards, Book 1 The dark, twisting schemes of a politician determined to succeed To Play The King, Book 2 Newly elected Prime Minister plots to take on the Monarchy to grab even more power The Final Cut, Book 3 The perfect finale to this twisted trilogy, Urquhart refuses to close his career quietly What readers are saying about House of Cards: "If you enjoy political intrigue, murder, and a truly loathsome character you will greatly enjoy this final installment by Dobbs." "Great book highly recommend if you are currently viewing House of Cards." "Francis Urquhart is on a par with RIchard III as a baddie of literature. And yet Dobbs has us cheering from him at every turn." "Dobbs ties off the House of Cards series with a bang and pens, perhaps, his best novel of the trilogy." "Francis Urquhart at his finest, the ultimate chess game against the world." "the sharpest, smartest, and most intelligent writing I have read." "A superb ending to the series!" What reviewers are saying about House of Cards: "A triumphant return...the best book of the three. The action is unflagging, the characterization razor-sharp, the satirical barbs at politics and politicians unfailingly accurate. What a brilliant creation F.U. is." -Sunday Telegraph "Razor-sharp and merciless...One thing is certain: F.U. will be remembered for much longer than many a real Prime Minister." - Daily Mail "Thoroughly entertaining. Urquhart is a joy, and the wonderful games he plays have lost none of their attraction." - The Times What everyone is saying about the House of Cards books: "This blood and thunder tale, lifelike and thoroughly cynical, certainly carries the ring of authenticity....a great triumph." - The Independent "...a political thriller writer with a marvellous inside track knowledge of government." - Daily Express "If you are a fan of the modern TV series than you should definitely pick up these books." "Michael Dobbs has an uncanny knack of forecasting the future. A fascinating read and a conclusion that would send a chill through Buckingham Palace." - Sunday Express

Integrated Evaluation For The Management Of Contemporary Cities

Author: Giulio Mondini
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319782711
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This book highlights a selection of the best papers presented at the 2016 SIEV conference “The Laudato sì Encyclical Letter and Valuation. Cities between Conflict and Solidarity, Decay and Regeneration, Exclusion and Participation”, which was held in Rome, Italy, in April 2016, and brought together experts from a diverse range of fields – economics, appraisal, architecture, energy, urban planning, sociology, and the decision sciences – and government representatives. The book is divided into four parts: Human Ecology: Values and Paradigms; Integral Ecology and Natural Resource Management; Intergenerational Equity; and How to Enhance Dialogue and Transparency in Decision-making Processes. Cities are where 72% of all Europeans live, and this percentage is expected to rise to 80% by 2050. Given this trend towards urbanization, cities are continuously growing, which also entails a growing risk of social segregation, lack of security and mounting environmental problems. All too often, today’s cities have to cope with social and environmental crises, shifting the European urban agenda towards regeneration processes. Urban regeneration is more complex than merely renovating existing buildings, as it also involves social and environmental problems, inhabitants’ quality of life, protecting tangible and intangible cultural resources, innovation and business.