Bologna come non l'avete mai vista!Città a misura d’uomo, Bologna è considerata un posto dove si sta bene per il buon cibo e la cortesia degli abitanti. I portici che l’hanno resa famosa sembrano nascondere la bellezza delle sue opere d’arte e la ricchezza dei suoi palazzi. Ma Bologna è una città da intenditori: per apprezzarla bisogna fare attenzione ai particolari, trasformarsi in turisti esploratori alla ricerca delle tante meraviglie custodite nei musei, nei sotterranei o sulle facciate dei palazzi. Questa guida vi accompagnerà nella scoperta dei tesori non solo artistici di una città con una gloriosa università millenaria, un’industria all’avanguardia, tradizioni gastronomiche ricchissime e un centro storico caratteristico per i suoi colori e le decorazioni in terracotta, attraversato da canali sotterranei e punteggiato da lussureggianti giardini segreti. Vi racconterà anche i luoghi di aggregazione alternativi, le istituzioni culturali ufficiali e quelle informali, nate dall’iniziativa di individui e associazioni, che rendono Bologna una città vivace e divertente, che non mancherà mai di stupirvi.«Una guida che, tra storia e curiosità, si rivolge sia al turista che vuole conoscere angoli e aspetti della vita bolognese difficilmente menzionati nelle guide tradizionali, che a chi, italiano o straniero, si trasferisce sotto le due torri per studio o per lavoro e vuole sentirsi un po’ meno “fuori sede".»La Repubblica«È una guida non solo ai monumenti e ai percorsi storici di Bologna, ma anche alle persone e al suo spirito, ai posti fuori dalle rotte più navigate e all’inventiva di una città intensamente influenzata dalla presenza della grande Università.»Il Corriere di Bologna«La sua guida è un compendio ricco e dettagliato, capace di trascinarci in un suggestivo itinere attraverso l’ospitale tepore della città dei portici, attraverso le sue chiese millenarie, i suoi giardini odorosi, le stradine acciottolate, le osterie incastrate sotto gli alti condomini (...).»La voce di RomagnaMargherita Bianchininata a Reggio Emilia, ha vissuto a lungo a Bologna, città fondamentale nel suo percorso esistenziale. Dopo la laurea in Scienze della comunicazione, ha sempre lavorato nell’editoria, occupandosi con passione dei libri degli altri, finché nel 2009 ha firmato la sua opera prima, 101 cose da fare a Bologna almeno una volta nella vita, pubblicata con successo dalla Newton Compton, seguita da 101 storie su Bologna che non ti hanno mai raccontato.
This Is Not America
Author: Alan Friedman
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
What has happened to America, and what's become of the American dream? Behind the self-confident image of world's most influential country, we now see a nation tearing itself apart. The United States may be arguably the world's only superpower, but its internal tensions are a symptom of suffering and division, a condition only exacerbated by the election of President Donald Trump. In this searing account, expatriate journalist Alan Friedman returns after thirty years in Europe and examines the real America through the mouths of its citizens. Set against the backdrop of the 2016 presidential election campaign and the inauguration of President Trump, Friedman tells a vivid story of terrible inequality - from the excesses of Wall Street to the grinding poverty of Mississippi - and explores the issues, from racism and gun control to Obamacare, that have polarised a nation. Drawing on his personal interviews with Trump and with Russia's President Putin, Friedman paints a detailed portrait of the new leader of the free world and explores the real risks of the Trump presidency for America and for the world. Dark and provocative, This Is Not America may just be the most important book of the year.
Florence Pocket Guide
Author: Neil Wilson
Publisher: Berlitz Publishing
With over 40 million copies sold worldwide, Berlitz Pocket Guides have been long renowned for their ease of use and portability by booksellers and travelers alike. Redesigned and updated, Pocket Guides continue to provide a world of information for travel at any budget -- and still fit into a pocket. Each guide includes: -- New foreign language and cultural tips featured in sidebar columns -- Updated hotel and restaurant information, catering to a variety of budgets and tastes -- New eye-catching, modern covers -- Four-color interior design and graphics -- Color-coded quick-reference sections with lists of most frequently used phrases and expressions -- Convenient fold-out, quick-view front-cover flaps -- Maps and town plans with 3D icons of main sights -- Updated information covering amenities, transport, and emergencies -- Practical advice for leisure and business travel -- Comprehensive recommendations for shopping, sports, festivals, and nightlife
Author: Julia Heaberlin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
A Texas map marked with three red dots like drops of blood. A serial killer who claims to have dementia. A mysterious young woman who wants answers. What could go wrong? From the bestselling author of Black-Eyed Susans comes a gripping thriller about the ghosts that live in our minds—and the ones that stare back from photographs. An obsessive young woman has been waiting half her life—since she was twelve years old—for this moment. She has planned. Researched. Trained. Imagined every scenario. Now she is almost certain the man who kidnapped and murdered her sister sits in the passenger seat beside her. Carl Louis Feldman is a documentary photographer who may or may not have dementia—and may or may not be a serial killer. The young woman claims to be his long-lost daughter. He doesn’t believe her. He claims no memory of murdering girls across Texas, in a string of places where he shot eerie pictures. She doesn’t believe him. Determined to find the truth, she lures him out of a halfway house and proposes a dangerous idea: a ten-day road trip, just the two of them, to examine cold cases linked to his haunting photographs. Is he a liar or a broken old man? Is he a pathological con artist? Or is she? In Paper Ghosts, Julia Heaberlin once again swerves the serial killer genre in a new direction. You won’t see the final, terrifying twist spinning your way until the very last mile. Advance praise for Paper Ghosts “[An] artful and elegiac psychological thriller . . . The author wields words like weapons, with each one chosen to heighten tension, underscore emotion, or foreshadow doom. . . . Heaberlin brilliantly combines travelogue with a heartbreaking portrait of the damage done by childhood.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Paper Ghosts is an exceptional read, with a deftly woven plot—a book to devour in one sitting. This is breathless storytelling at its very best, with a deeply satisfying ending that will give book groups—and all your friends, when you recommend it—much to discuss.”—Elizabeth Haynes, New York Times bestselling author of Into the Darkest Corner “This book haunted me. The writing is beautiful and chilling, laced with a subtle dark humor, and the multiple twists build to a perfect icy shiver of an ending. I loved it!”—C. J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man
This book provides a comprehensive account of the role of echocardiography in patients with mitral valve disease. The normal echocardiographic anatomy of the mitral valve is first presented, and the applications of echocardiography in mitral valve disease are then covered in detail by experts from different subspecialties in cardiology. Topics include etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, assessment of severity, and role of echocardiography in percutaneous and surgical techniques. The highly readable text is supported by a wealth of color images obtained with 3D echocardiography, currently the gold standard for the evaluation of mitral valve disease. The interdisciplinary approach used in describing the diagnostic and therapeutic applications will make this book useful for the clinical cardiologist as well as the echocardiographer. It will allow cardiologists to advance their knowledge in the field and will serve as an excellent updating tool for professionals engaged in echocardiography and cardiac diagnostic imaging.
Author: Penelope Douglas
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Bully, Until You, Rival, and Falling Away comes the sizzling conclusion to the Fall Away series. The tables have turned. Now I have the power—and it’s his turn to beg… Everyone wants to be me. Maybe it’s the sway of my skirt or the way I flip my hair, but I don’t care. Even though their attention is the last thing I crave, I just can’t stop. I dominate the track, the speed rattles my bones, and the wind and the crowd screams my name. I’m her. The girl driver. The queen of the race. And I’m surviving—something he thought I’d never do. They all talk about him. Did you see Jared Trent on T.V? What did you think of his last race, Tate? When is he coming back to town, Tate? But I refuse to care too much. Because when Jared does come home, I won’t be here. Tatum Brandt is gone. I’m someone new.
Author: Susannah Blake
Publisher: Sellers Pub Incorporated
"500 Cakes" has the right recipe for absolutely any occasion: a birthday or anniversary party, an informal gathering of friends, a wedding reception. This cookbook covers all styles and flavors of cakes, for adults, children, tweens, and everyone else.
Creating the Kingdom of Ends
Author: Christine M. Korsgaard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Christine Korsgaard has become one of the leading interpreters of Kant's moral philosophy. She is identified with a small group of philosophers who are intent on producing a version of Kant's moral philosophy that is at once sensitive to its historical roots while revealing its particular relevance to contemporary problems. She rejects the traditional picture of Kant's ethics as a cold vision of the moral life which emphasises duty at the expense of love and value. Rather, Kant's work is seen as providing a resource for addressing not only the metaphysics of morals, but also for tackling practical questions about personal relations, politics, and everyday human interaction. This collection contains some of the finest current work on Kant's ethics and will command the attention of all those involved in teaching and studying moral theory.
Author: Angela Marsons
Five figures gather round a shallow grave. They had all taken turns to dig. An adult-sized hole would have taken longer. An innocent life had been taken, but the pact had been made. Their secrets would be buried, bound in blood . . . Years later, a headmistress is found brutally strangled, the first in a spate of gruesome murders which shock the Black Country. But when human remains are discovered at a former children's home, disturbing secrets are also unearthed. D.I. Kim Stone fast realizes she's on the hunt for a twisted individual whose killing spree spans decades. As the body count rises, Kim needs to stop the murderer before they strike again. But to catch the killer, can Kim confront the demons of her own past before it's too late? Fans of Rachel Abbott, Val McDermid, and Mark Billingham will be gripped by this exceptional new voice in British crime fiction.
The Periodic Table
Author: Primo Levi
Publisher: Everyman's Library
One of Italy's leading men of letters, a chemist by profession, writes about incidents in his life in which one or another of the elements figured in such a way as to become a personal preoccupation
Classic undergraduate text explores wave functions for the hydrogen atom, perturbation theory, the Pauli exclusion principle, and the structure of simple and complex molecules. Numerous tables and figures.
Examines the contributions of Kant, Clausewitz, Marx and Engels, and Tolstoy to the understanding of the character and causes of war and of the possibility of peace between nations.
Since it was first published in 1963, Robert Donington's classic text has become the standard of reference for all would-be performers, students, and amateurs of baroque music.
Experience and Education is the best concise statement on education ever published by John Dewey, the man acknowledged to be the pre-eminent educational theorist of the twentieth century. Written more than two decades after Democracy and Education (Dewey's most comprehensive statement of his position in educational philosophy), this book demonstrates how Dewey reformulated his ideas as a result of his intervening experience with the progressive schools and in the light of the criticisms his theories had received. Analyzing both "traditional" and "progressive" education, Dr. Dewey here insists that neither the old nor the new education is adequate and that each is miseducative because neither of them applies the principles of a carefully developed philosophy of experience. Many pages of this volume illustrate Dr. Dewey's ideas for a philosophy of experience and its relation to education. He particularly urges that all teachers and educators looking for a new movement in education should think in terms of the deeped and larger issues of education rather than in terms of some divisive "ism" about education, even such an "ism" as "progressivism." His philosophy, here expressed in its most essential, most readable form, predicates an American educational system that respects all sources of experience, on that offers a true learning situation that is both historical and social, both orderly and dynamic.
Author: Alan Friedman
Publisher: Hachette Books
Before there was real estate tycoon cum President-Elect Donald J. Trump, there was Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire media mogul turned prime minster who dominated Italian life for the past twenty years. In a candid, warts-and-all portrait of the leader who played hard in office and in private life. From the bunga-bunga parties to his most secret moments with world leaders, this biography is rich in anecdotes and revelations involving Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Tony Blair, Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel , and many others. Berlusconi's incredible rise to power started from nothing. A self-created man, he was a cruise ship crooner as a young man, became a real estate tycoon in the '70s, started the first commercial television network in history, and turned AC Milan into a world-class soccer club. And that was all before he survived the squalid swampland of Italian politics to become prime minister who has not only served the longest in Italian history, but also has generated the most controversy of arguably any world leader today.