Sotto Una Nuvola A Forma Di Banana

Autore: Maurizio Lamorgese
Editore: Absolutely Free Editore
ISBN: 8868580772
Grandezza: 58,96 MB
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Come tradizione marinara vuole, Maurizio Lamorgese scrive per aiutare gli altri a non commettere i suoi stessi errori, a non sottovalutare il mare. Dopo aver preso la patente nautica, si ha spesso la convinzione di poter condurre qualsiasi tipo di mezzo. Un errore che si può pagare caro. L'autore colma questa lacuna nei suoi 40 capitoli, tutti tesi a fornire esperienze concrete al novello marinaio. Dalla navigazione alle riparazioni, dalla manutenzione della barca alla ricerca dello spirito del mare. Il tutto attraverso una vena ironica, mai didascalica e con uno stile narrativo che si avvale di divertenti aneddoti. “Sotto una nuvola a forma di banana” è un testo ricco, intriso di “filosofia del marinaio”, preciso nelle puntualizzazioni tecniche e al tempo stesso profondamente spirituale. L’amore per il mare è inteso non soltanto come meta dei sogni, ma anche come luogo da vivere, rispettare, amare e preservare. Lamorgese, attraverso la sua esperienza, porta per mano il lettore in questo lungo cammino alla ricerca sì del modo migliore per andare a vela, ma anche e soprattutto per capire di più se stessi.


Autore: Stefano Benni
Editore: Europa Editions Incorporated
Grandezza: 41,30 MB
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One late-winter morning as he is "hop-hiking" downhill toward his character-building destination, a vomit-yellow cube surrounded by a garden of barbarously unkempt weeds known as the Bisacconi elementary school, Stefano Benni's young hero encounters a peculiar man - as big as a mountain and as filthy as a garbage dump, with a vast beard the color of a dung-heap, dressed from head to foot in layers and rags, and in the company of a swarm of buzzing flies. A god, perhaps? A pagan divinity? Who can tell! After a brief tete-a-tete, this earthy apparition endows the young boy with a rare gift: an internal "duoclock" that allows him to see into the future and at the same time exist in the present with an uncommon fullness. Meet Timeskipper. Timeskipper sees and foresees the epochal events of his era, from postwar reconstruction to the birth of television - from the golden age of rock'n'roll to the revolutionary sixties and the turbulent seventies. These events are tenderly offset by his own private experiences: his first love, his first job, leaving home, hilariously wild adventures with oddball acquaintances. A moving and inventive satiric tale in which imagination defies corruption and conformity, in which the innocence of yesteryear comes face-to-face with the moral aridity of today's money-obsessed society, Timeskipper is one of Stefano Benni's most touching and enduring creations. Colored by Benni's trademark linguistic inventiveness and irresistible humor, this is a coming-of-age story with a difference.

The Dancing Goddesses Folklore Archaeology And The Origins Of European Dance

Autore: Elizabeth Wayland Barber
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393089215
Grandezza: 56,40 MB
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A fascinating exploration of an ancient system of beliefs and its links to the evolution of dance. From southern Greece to northern Russia, people have long believed in female spirits, bringers of fertility, who spend their nights and days dancing in the fields and forests. So appealing were these spirit-maidens that they also took up residence in nineteenth-century Romantic literature. Archaeologist and linguist by profession, folk dancer by avocation, Elizabeth Wayland Barber has sleuthed through ethnographic lore and archaeological reports of east and southeast Europe, translating enchanting folktales about these “dancing goddesses” as well as eyewitness accounts of traditional rituals—texts that offer new perspectives on dance in agrarian society. She then traces these goddesses and their dances back through the Romans and Greeks to the first farmers of Europe. Along the way, she locates the origins of many customs, including coloring Easter eggs and throwing rice at the bride. The result is a detective story like no other and a joyful reminder of the human need to dance.

Last Comforts

Autore: Ellen Rand
ISBN: 9780996615341
Grandezza: 68,64 MB
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Too often, end-of-life care in the U.S. is fragmented, uncoordinated, costly, and unsustainable. But it doesn't have to be that way. Last Comforts: Notes from the Forefront of Late-Life Carespotlights many innovations that can make a significant difference as we approach the last chapters of our lives. This book will appeal to Baby Boomers."

The Men Who Would Be Kings

Autore: Daniel Mersey
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472815017
Grandezza: 32,68 MB
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The Men Who Would Be Kings is a set of rules designed for fighting historical or Hollywood colonial battles in the mid to late 19th Century, from the Indian Mutiny to the Boxer Rebellion. Large scale colonial clashes tended to be one-sided affairs, but there are countless reports of brief, frantic skirmishes in every colonial war, where either side could be victorious, and these are the battles that The Men Who Would Be Kings seeks to recreate. Although focusing on the British colonial wars against the Zulus, Maoris and others, these rules will also permit players to explore the empires of France, Germany, and other nations, as well as allowing for battles between rival native factions. Gameplay is very simple, and is driven by the quality of the officers leading your units, in the true spirit of Victorian derring-do and adventure, where larger than life characters such as the (real) Fred Burnaby and the (fictional) Harry Flashman led their troops to glory and medals or a horrible end at the point of a spear tip.

The Fifty Minute Hour

Autore: Robert Lindner
Editore: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590516575
Grandezza: 59,76 MB
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“A fascinating mixture of traditional psychoanalytic thinking with clinical strategies that even today would be considered creative and controversial, The Fifty-Minute Hour has never failed to capture the imagination. . . . No student’s education in psychotherapy is complete without reading this book. Decades after its original publication, it still stands as a pioneering landmark in the history of psychotherapy.”-John Suler

Stork Mountain

Autore: Miroslav Penkov
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374222797
Grandezza: 36,78 MB
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Stork Mountain tells the story of a young Bulgarian immigrant who, in an attempt to escape his mediocre life in America, returns to the country of his birth. Retracing the steps of his estranged grandfather, a man who suddenly and inexplicably cut all contact with the family three years prior, the boy finds himself on the border of Bulgaria and Turkey, a stone's throw away from Greece, high up in the Strandja Mountains. It is a place of pagan mysteries and black storks nesting in giant oaks; a place where every spring, possessed by Christian saints, men and women dance barefoot across live coals in search of rebirth. Here in the mountains, the boy reunites with his grandfather. Here in the mountain, he falls in love with an unobtainable Muslim girl. Old ghosts come back to life and forgotten conflicts, in the name of faith and doctrine, blaze anew. Stork Mountain is an enormously charming, slyly brilliant debut novel from an internationally celebrated writer. It is a novel that will undoubtedly find a home in many readers' hearts.

Fitness After 40

Autore: Vonda Wright
Editore: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814449026
Grandezza: 43,61 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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As we age, our bodies change-but that doesn't have to impact our fitness level. We may not be teenagers anymore, but if we exercise smarter, we can remain youthful, energetic, and strong. Dr. Vonda Wright is the creator of a unique exercise program tailored to the needs of mature athletes. In Fitness After 40, you will learn how to: Understand your body, and approach exercise in a new way * Maximize your fitness while minimizing injury * Gain flexibility * Benefit from aerobic exercise * Build strength through resistance training * Improve balance * And much more Now in its second edition, the book includes targeted "20 Minutes to Burn" workouts, a 6-week total-body plan, and new information on nutrition, injury prevention, joint preservation, the mind/body connection, and more. Whatever your age or activity level, Fitness After 40 will get you motivated, get you moving...and feeling better than ever.

Magic City

Autore: Carlo McCormick
Editore: From Here to Fame
ISBN: 9783937946702
Grandezza: 66,66 MB
Formato: PDF
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Our MAGIC CITY is a place and a non-place. It is not the physical city of brick and mortar but rather the urban space of internalized meanings. It is the city as subject and canvas, neither theme park nor stage set, but an exhibition showcasing more than 40 of the most original and celebrated artists working on and in the city today.This is a celebration of the universal character of cities as well as a love letter to their infinite diversity. Cities have been designed to facilitate work, but artists have transformed them into playgrounds for the imagination and ideas. This is the invitation called outside our window by friends and strangers with restless spirits: come out and play.MAGIC CITY -The Art in the Streets features the work of: AIKO, AKRylonum_rik, Andy K, Asbestos, Benuz, Jens Besser, Biancoshock, Mark Bode, Bordalo II, Ori Carino & Benjamin Armas, Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, Isaac Cordal, Daze, Brad Downey, Tristan Eaton, Ron English, Shepard Fairey , FINO'91, Ganzeer, Anders Gjennestad, Ben Heine, HERAKUT, Icy & Sot, Leon Keer, Loomit, MadC, OAKOAK, Odeith, OLEK , Qi Xinghua, Replete, ROA, Jaime Rojo, Skewville, SpY, Truly, Juandres Vera, WENU, Dan Witz, Yok & Sheryo and Ernest Zacharevic.

Governed By Opinion

Autore: Dagmar Freist
Editore: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860641107
Grandezza: 31,14 MB
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"In this first extensive analysis of communication in mid-seventeenth-century London, Dagmar Freist analyses the impact of public opinion on politics. She argues that, in a society with a still massive oral residue, political debate was influenced by print and oral cultures, and traditional imagery merged with the public discourse on national politics and religion." "The political symbolism of the period was based on gender stereotypes. In sharp contrast, however, women played a prominent role in the dissemination of news." "Drawing on the rich material of court records on sedition, Freist provides fascinating detail about the 'language of conflict' and how ordinary people discussed political and religious issues. Her findings are set in a wider context through the study of censorship, the professionalisation of the news trade, and the analysis of popular news genres."--BOOK JACKET.