Walden Ovvero Vita Nei Boschi

Autore: Henry D. Thoreau
Editore: 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

Autore: Henry David Thoreau
Editore:
ISBN:
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Inventing The Garden

Autore: Matteo Vercelloni
Editore: Getty Publications
ISBN: 1606060473
Grandezza: 77,85 MB
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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.

Walking

Autore: Henry David Thoreau
Editore: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1629216496
Grandezza: 45,72 MB
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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.

Il Trionfo Della Citt

Autore: Ed Glaeser
Editore: Giunti
ISBN: 885876417X
Grandezza: 49,27 MB
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Vista: 9602
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“Il trionfo della città è un capolavoro: combinando analisi economica e storica, spiega perché le città siano la nostra più grande invenzione.” Steven D. Levitt, autore di Freakonomics “Un libro che vi lascerà abbagliati dallo splendore delle città e dall’abilità di questo scrittore” Diana Silver, “The New York Times”

The Teacher Literature And The Mediterranean

Autore: Simone Galea
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 9462098727
Grandezza: 34,97 MB
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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.

Blackout Il Sistema Di Distribuzione Dell Elettricit La Macchina Pi Complessa Mai Realizzata Ma Anche Estremamente Vulnerabile

Autore: Phillip F. Schewe
Editore: Apogeo Editore
ISBN: 8850326998
Grandezza: 11,27 MB
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Apocalypse Town

Autore: Alessandro Coppola
Editore: Gius.Laterza & Figli Spa
ISBN: 8858100026
Grandezza: 72,47 MB
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Vista: 754
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Dalle praterie urbane di Youngstown, dove l'amministrazione comunale si è ormai ridotta a pianificare con zelo l'autodistruzione della città, all'industria del riciclo e della decostruzione di Buffalo, in cui attivisti visionari smontano con dovizia e con amore ciò che resta della città; dai deserti alimentari di Detroit e Philadelphia, dove sono scomparsi negozi e supermercati e gli abitanti si organizzano con geniali intraprese agricole, agli esperimenti di Cleveland dove fra le macerie della città sta prendendo forma un nuovo paesaggio de-urbanizzato: Alessandro Coppola racconta territori e popolazioni di un'America che non conosciamo, storie di persone che inventano nuovi modi di vita, perché da quelle parti sono in molti «a credere che il trovarsi ai margini dei grandi flussi dell'economia globale non sia più il problema da risolvere, ma la grande occasione da non sprecare».Ad Alessandro Coppola è stato assegnato il Premio Lo Straniero 2012

A Year In The Woods

Autore: Henry David Thoreau
Editore: Creative Editions
ISBN: 9781568463056
Grandezza: 72,59 MB
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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.

Blind Willow Sleeping Woman

Autore: Haruki Murakami
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307387622
Grandezza: 57,98 MB
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From the bestselling author of Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle comes this superb collection of twenty-four stories that generously expresses Murakami’s mastery of the form. From the surreal to the mundane, these stories exhibit his ability to transform the full range of human experience in ways that are instructive, surprising, and relentlessly entertaining. Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey, and an iceman, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we might wish for. Whether during a chance reunion in Italy, a romantic exile in Greece, a holiday in Hawaii, or in the grip of everyday life, Murakami’s characters confront grievous loss, or sexuality, or the glow of a firefly, or the impossible distances between those who ought to be closest of all. From the Trade Paperback edition.