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Cercarsi su WhatsApp (Italian Edition)
by Sabrina Calvaresi

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Italian

Pages

99

Publication Date

April 21, 2017

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Accendi la scintilla che scatena le emozioni e scopri come esprimere il MEGLIO DI TE grazie al potere delle storie ed alle risorse digitali.
Bob Dylan: Sänger und Dichter (German Edition)
by Dieter Lamping

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German

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Publication Date

April 22, 2017

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Bob Dylan hat, mit 75 Jahren und nach mehr als 55 Jahren auf der Bühne, den Gipfel des Ruhms erreicht, allerdings nicht durch ein neues Album oder Buch, sondern durch die Verleihung des Literatur-Nobelpreises für 2016. Er ist der erste Musiker, dem das gelungen ist.Wie fast alles, was mit Dylans Karriere zusammenhängt, ist auch die Entscheidung der Schwedischen Akademie umstritten. Die Ehrung ist ein erneuter Anlass, das musikalische und literarische Werk Dylans zu würdigen – auf unterschiedliche Weise. Als Porträt, Interpretation, Analyse, Kritik und Kommentar unternehmen die Beiträge von Sascha Seiler, Matthias Bergert, Heinrich Detering, Thomas Anz und Dieter Lamping eine Annäherung an einen der bemerkenswertesten populären Musiker unserer Zeit, weniger abschließend als anregend zu weiterer kritischer Beschäftigung mit ihm. Ergänzt werden die Beiträge durch Porträts in Form von Scherenschnitten der Autorin und Malerin Simone Frieling.
Il Nuovo Mondo di Alan (Italian Edition)
by Graziano Perucchini

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Italian

Pages

276

Publication Date

April 16, 2017

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Questa storia inizia nel giugno del 2150, una lettera del “ministero delle opportunità”, comunicava ad Alan Ruikar, cittadino georgiano abitante a Tbilisi, che era stato accettato al programma “viaggi intergalattici” a seguito della richiesta di partecipazione, protocollo 2150/9883-XK12, alla spedizione per la colonizzazione del pianeta XK12 del sistema solare Andropus nella Galassia Auxilian.Si chiedeva di dare riscontro scritto entro non oltre 10 giorni dal ricevimento e di presentarsi, qualora aderisse, alla base spaziale Newton ( Dallas Texas Usa), il 18 luglio 2150, per il viaggio da Tbilisi a Dallas era sufficiente presentarsi all’aeroporto con la presente lettera di accompagnamento...
Come fare il pediatra di famiglia ed essere felice (Italian Editi...
by Pierangela Rana

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Italian

Pages

55

Publication Date

April 20, 2017

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Questo pamphlet è una voce di protesta nata dall’osservazione di pratiche pediatriche sbagliate, dall’esigenza di educare alla corretta gestione delle risorse mediche da parte dei genitori e dal tentativo di eliminare e sfatare molti falsi miti radicati nella nostra società. Il linguaggio aspira ad essere tecnico e familiare al tempo stesso, fruibile da tutti e affronta varie tematiche che ormai sono oggetto di ricerche su internet invece di essere responsabilmente discusse con medici competenti.
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

November 17, 2007

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<p>“[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects . . . with great humor, humility, and—most important— humanity.” —<em>Entertainment Weekly</em></p><br />Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in <em>Natural History</em> magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm. Bringing together more than forty of Tyson's favorite essays, <em>?Death by Black Hole</em>? explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from what it would be like to be inside a black hole to the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right. One of America's best-known astrophysicists, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious fascination for our universe.
13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mys...
by Michael Brooks

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

August 12, 2008

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Spanning disciplines from biology to cosmology, chemistry to psychology to physics, Michael Brooks thrillingly captures the excitement of scientific discovery.Science’s best-kept secret is this: even today, thereare experimental results that the most brilliant scientists cannot explain. In the past, similar “anomalies” have revolutionized our world. If history is any precedent, we should look to today’s inexplicable results to forecast the future of science. Michael Brooks heads to the scientific frontier to confront thirteen modern-day anomalies and what they might reveal about tomorrow’s breakthroughs.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016
by , Tim Folger

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

October 04, 2016

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<DIV>Science writers get into the game with all kinds of noble, high-minded ambitions. We want to educate. To enlighten,” notes guest editor Amy Stewart in her introduction to <I>The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016</I>. “But at the end of the day, we’re all writers . . . We’re here to play for the folks.” The writers in this anthology brought us the year’s highest notes in the genre. From a Pulitzer Prize–winning essay on the earthquake that could decimate the Pacific Northwest to the astonishing work of investigative journalism that transformed the nail salon industry, this is a collection of hard-hitting and beautifully composed writing on the wonders, dangers, and oddities of scientific innovation and our natural world.<BR /><BR /><I>The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016</I> includes Kathryn Schulz, Sarah Maslin Nir, Charles C. Mann, Oliver Sacks, Elizabeth Kolbert, Gretel Ehrlich, and others<BR /> <BR />Amy Stewart, guest editor, is the award-winning author of seven books, including her acclaimed Kopp Sisters novels and the bestsellers <I>The Drunken Botanist</I> and <I>Wicked Plants. </I>She and her husband live in Eureka, California, where they own a bookstore called Eureka Books.<BR /> <BR />Tim Folger, series editor, is a contributing editor at <I>Discover</I> and writes about science for several magazines. He lives in Gallup, New Mexico.<BR /> </DIV>
Know This: Today's Most Interesting and Important Scientific Idea...
by John Brockman

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English

Pages

608

Publication Date

February 07, 2017

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<p><strong>Today's most visionary thinkers reveal the cutting-edge scientific ideas and breakthroughs you <em>must</em> understand.</strong></p><p>Scientific developments radically change and enlighten our understanding of the world -- whether it's advances in technology and medical research or the latest revelations of neuroscience, psychology, physics, economics, anthropology, climatology, or genetics. And yet amid the flood of information today, it's often difficult to recognize the truly revolutionary ideas that will have lasting impact. In the spirit of identifying the most significant new theories and discoveries, John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org ("The world's smartest website" -- <em>The Guardian</em>), asked 198 of the finest minds <em>What do you consider the most interesting recent scientific news? What makes it important?</em></p><p>Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <em>Guns, Germs, and Steel </em><strong>Jared Diamond<em> </em></strong>on the best way to understand complex problems * author of <em>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</em> <strong>Carlo Rovelli </strong>on the mystery of black holes * Harvard psychologist <strong>Steven Pinker</strong> on the quantification of human progress * TED Talks curator <strong>Chris J. Anderson </strong>on the growth of the global brain * Harvard cosmologist <strong>Lisa Randall</strong> on the true measure of breakthrough discoveries * Nobel Prize-winning physicist <strong>Frank Wilczek </strong>on why the twenty-first century will be shaped by our mastery of the laws of matter * philosopher <strong>Rebecca Newberger Goldstein</strong> on the underestimation of female genius * music legend <strong>Peter Gabriel</strong> on tearing down the barriers between imagination and reality * Princeton physicist <strong>Freeman Dyson</strong> on the surprising ability of small (and cheap) upstarts to compete with billion-dollar projects. Plus Nobel laureate <strong>John C. Mather</strong>, Sun Microsystems cofounder <strong>Bill Joy</strong>, <em>Wired</em> founding editor <strong>Kevin Kelly</strong>, psychologist <strong>Alison Gopnik</strong>, <em>Genome</em> author <strong>Matt Ridley</strong>, Harvard geneticist <strong>George Church</strong>, <em>Why Does the World Exist? </em>author <strong>Jim Holt</strong>, anthropologist <strong>Helen Fisher</strong>, and more.</p>
Arrowsmith
by Sinclair Lewis

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English

Pages

316

Publication Date

May 05, 2010

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Arrowsmith is often described as the first 'scientific' novel. The books explores medical and scientific themes in a fictional way and it is difficult to think of an earlier book that does this. Although he was not a doctor, Sinclair Lewis's father was and he was greatly helped in the preparation of the manuscript by the science writer Paul de Kruif. It was de Kruif who brings a reality to the book that is almost biographical.<br />This reality means that the books heralds the real impact of advances in drugs, public health and immunology that were about to change the world. It also satirises those medical and scientific practitioners whose pursuit of fame and fortune, at the expense of truth, remains just as pertinent today.<br />The book was first published in 1925 and was a popular and commercial success. It was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1926 which was refused by Sinclair Lewis. He was later to win the Nobel Prize for Literature - which he accepted.<br />This edition of Arrowsmith beings back to life one of the great medical/scientific novels. Its theme and insights are as relevant today as they were 90 years ago.<br />
Heretics (Golden Deer Classics) [Included Free Audio Book]
by , Golden Deer Classics

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English

Pages

155

Publication Date

August 24, 2016

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Though he was on the whole a fun loving and gregarious man, during adolescence Chesterton was troubled by thoughts of suicide. In Christianity he found answers to many of the dilemmas and paradoxes of life. Throughout Heretics he provides a very personal critique of contemporary religious notions. His consistently engaging but often wayward humour is mixed liberally with daring flights of fancy and some startling turns of thought. A highly original collection of essays, providing an invaluable contribution to one of the major debates of the last century - one that continues to exercise leading thinkers in the present one.<br /><br />Chapters<br />01 Introductory Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy<br />02 On the Negative Spirit<br />03 On Mr. Rudyard Kipling and Making the World Small<br />04 Mr. Bernard Shaw<br />05 Mr. H. G. Wells and the Giants<br />06 Christmas and the Esthetes<br />07 Omar and the Sacred Vine<br />08 The Mildness of the Yellow Press<br />09 The Moods of Mr. George Moore<br />10 On Sandals and Simplicity<br />11 Science and the Savages<br />12 Paganism and Mr. Lowes Dickinson<br />13 Celts and Celtophiles<br />14 On Certain Modern Writers and the Institution of the Family<br />15 On Smart Novelists and the Smart Set<br />16 On Mr. McCabe and a Divine Frivolity<br />17 On the Wit of Whistler<br />18 The Fallacy of the Young Nation<br />19 Slum Novelists and the Slums<br />20 Concluding Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy

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