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Abitazione minimalista e stile di vita essenziale. Imparare a risparmiare nell'era della decrescita
Author: Alessandro Siazzu
Publisher: Alessandro Siazzu
ISBN: 8822845986
Year: 2016-09-18
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Il libro si rivolge a chi vuole adottare uno stile di vita più semplice, con lo scopo di ridurre le spese, recuperare del tempo per sè e riscoprire la serenità di un'esistenza libera da inutili complicazioni. Raggiungere questo obiettivo è possibile, specialmente se si inizia a svuotare, riordinare e trasformare la propria casa. Partendo da una descrizione dell'abitazione minimalista ideale, con la lista dettagliata degli arredi ed accessori di base per ogni ambiente, si approfondiscono alcune tecniche per eliminare il clutter e l'inessenziale. La seconda parte è dedicata al mantenimento e miglioramento, esaminando alcuni aspetti come il contenimento dei costi, le pulizie e l'abbigliamento, fondamentali per la vita quotidiana. Tutti, dai giovani single e coppie alla prima esperienza abitativa, agli adulti e senior che, a causa della crisi, devono trasferirsi in una casa più piccola o vogliono riordinare definitivamente la propria abitazione, possono trovare estremamente utile il metodo operativo esposto in queste pagine. L'autore è un ingegnere appassionato dell'antica disciplina orientale del feng shui e da anni studia l'applicazione delle nuove tendenze socioeconomiche (minimalismo, decluttering, downshifting, transition towns, decrescita) ai contesti abitativi.
The Book of Legendary Lands
Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 0857052969
Pages: 477
Year: 2015-09-03
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In the tradition of On Beauty, On Ugliness and The Infinity of Lists, Umberto Eco presents an enthralling and erudite illustrated tour of the fabled places that have awed and eluded us through the ages. From the epic poems of Homer to contemporary science fiction, from the Holy Scriptures to modern mythology and fairy tale, literature and art are full of illusory places we have at some time believed are real, and onto which we have projected our dreams, ideals and fears. Umberto Eco leads us on an illuminating journey through these legendary lands - Atlantis, Thule and Hyperborea, the Earth's interior and the Land of Cockaigne - and explores utopias and dystopias where our imagination can confront concepts that are too incredible, or too challenging, for our limited real world. In The Book of Legendary Lands the author's text is accompanied by several hundred carefully assembled works of art and literature; the result is a beautifully illustrated volume with broad and enduring appeal.
What Is a Dog?
Author: Raymond Coppinger, Lorna Coppinger
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022635900X
Pages: 240
Year: 2016-04-19
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Of the world’s dogs, less than two hundred million are pets, living with humans who provide food, shelter, squeaky toys, and fashionable sweaters. But roaming the planet are four times as many dogs who are their own masters—neighborhood dogs, dump dogs, mountain dogs. They are dogs, not companions, and these dogs, like pigeons or squirrels, are highly adapted scavengers who have evolved to fit particular niches in the vicinity of humans. In What Is a Dog? experts on dog behavior Raymond and Lorna Coppinger present an eye-opening analysis of the evolution and adaptations of these unleashed dogs and what they can reveal about the species as a whole. Exploring the natural history of these animals, the Coppingers explain how the village dogs of Vietnam, India, Africa, and Mexico are strikingly similar. These feral dogs, argue the Coppingers, are in fact the truly archetypal dogs, nearly uniform in size and shape and incredibly self-sufficient. Drawing on nearly five decades of research, they show how dogs actually domesticated themselves in order to become such efficient scavengers of human refuse. The Coppingers also examine the behavioral characteristics that enable dogs to live successfully and to reproduce, unconstrained by humans, in environments that we ordinarily do not think of as dog friendly. Providing a fascinating exploration of what it actually means—genetically and behaviorally—to be a dog, What Is a Dog? will undoubtedly change the way any beagle or bulldog owner will reflect on their four-legged friend.
Deliberative Politics
Author: Stephen Macedo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198030266
Pages: 304
Year: 1999-08-26
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The banner of deliberative democracy is attracting increasing numbers of supporters, in both the world's older and newer democracies. This effort to renew democratic politics is widely seen as a reaction to the dominance of liberal constitutionalism. But many questions surround this new project. What does deliberative democracy stand for? What difference would deliberative practices make in the real world of political conflict and public policy design? What is the relationship between deliberative politics and liberal constitutional arrangements? The 1996 publication of Amy Gutmann and Dennis F. Thompsons Democracy and Disagreement was a signal contribution to the ongoing debate over the role of moral deliberation in democratic politics. In Deliberative Politics an all-star cast of political, legal, and moral commentators seek to criticize, extend, or provide alternatives to Gutmann and Thompson's hopeful model of democratic deliberation. The essays discuss the value and limits of moral deliberation in politics, and take up practical policy issues such as abortion, affirmative action, and health care reform. Among the impressive roster of contributors are Norman Daniels, Stanley Fish, William A. Galston, Jane Mansbridge, Cass R. Sunstein, Michael Walzer, and Iris Marion Young, and the editor of the volume, Stephen Macedo. The book concludes with a thoughtful response from Gutmann and Thompson to their esteemed critics. This fine collection is essential reading for anyone who takes seriously the call for a more deliberative politics.
Putin's Russia: really back?
Author: Aldo Ferrari
Publisher: Ledizioni
ISBN: 8867054813
Pages: 138
Year: 2016
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Attempts by Washington and Brussels to push Russia to the fringes of global politics because of the Ukrainian crisis seem to have failed. Thanks to its important role in mediating the Iranian nuclear agreement, and to its unexpected military intervention in Syria, Moscow proved once again to be a key player in international politics. However, Russia’s recovered assertiveness may represents a challenge to the uncertain leadership of the West. This report aims to gauging Russia’s current role in the light of recent developments on the international stage. The overall Russian foreign policy strategy is examined by taking into account its most important issues: Ukraine and the relationship with the West; the Middle East (intervention in Syria, and ongoing relations with Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia); the development of the Eurasian Economic Union; the Russian pivot towards Asia, and China in particular. The volume also analyzes if and to what extent Moscow can fulfill its ambitions in a context of falling oil prices and international sanctions.
Mister Cleghorn’s Seal
Author: Judith Kerr
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008157324
Pages: 96
Year: 2015-09-10
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An exquisite new story to delight readers young and old, from a much-loved writer and illustrator.
The Quintessence of Capitalism
Author: Werner Sombart
Pages: 400
Year: 1915
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Shipwreck With Spectator
Author: Hans Blumenberg
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 026202411X
Pages: 124
Year: 1997
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This elegant essay exemplifies Blumenberg's ideas about the ability of the historical study of metaphor to illuminate essential aspects of being human. Originally published in the same year as his monumental Work on Myth, Shipwreck with Spectator traces the evolution of the complex of metaphors related to the sea, to shipwreck, and to the role of the spectator in human culture from ancient Greece to modern times. The sea is one of humanity's oldest metaphors for life, and a sea journey, Blumenberg observes, has often stood for our journey through life. We all know the role that shipwrecks can play in this journey, and at some level we have all played witness to others' wrecks, standing in safety and knowing that there is nothing we can do to help, yet fixed comfortably or uncomfortably in our ambiguous role as spectator. Through Blumenberg's seemingly inexhaustible knowledge of letters, from ancient texts through nineteenth-century reminiscences and modern speeches, we see layer upon layer revealed in the meaning humans have given to these metaphors; and in this way we begin to understand what metaphors can do that more straightforward modes of expression cannot. This edition of Shipwreck with Spectator also includes "Prospect for a Theory of Nonconceptuality," an essay that recounts the evolution of Blumenberg's ideas about metaphorology in the years following his early manifesto "Paradigms for a Metaphorology."
Pounamu Pounamu (Anniv Ed)
Author: Witi Ihimaera
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1742532551
Pages: 240
Year: 2012-03-28
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This anniversary edition of Witi Ihimaera's Pounamu Pounamu celebrates the 40th year in print of one of New Zealand's most seminal works of fiction. When Pounamu Pounamu was published in 1972, it was a landmark occasion for New Zealand literature in many ways. It was the first work of fiction published by a Maori writer, it was the first collection of short stories that looked at contemporary Maori life and it launched the career of one of New Zealand's best-known authors. The Pounamu Pounamu 40th Anniversary Edition is a beautiful hardback collector's volume. It features a foreword by Dame Fiona Kidman and a commentary by Witi Ihimaera on each of the stories. In these author's notes Witi looks back to events from his own childhood that inspired Pounamu Pounamu and the experience of writing and launching the book as a young man in the early '70s.
Fine Art and High Finance
Author: Clare McAndrew
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470885459
Pages: 336
Year: 2010-05-20
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Art and finance coalesce in the elite world of fine art collecting and investing. Investors and collectors can’t protect and profit from their collections without grappling with a range of complex issues like risk, insurance, restoration, and conservation. They require intimate knowledge not only of art but also of finance. Clare McAndrew and a highly qualified team of contributors explain the most difficult financial matters facing art investors. Key topics include: Appraisal and valuation Art as loan collateral Securitization and taxation Investing in art funds Insurance The black-market art trade Clare McAndrew has a PhD in economics and is the author of The Art Economy. She is considered a leading expert on the economics of art ownership.
Nice Jumper
Author: Tom Cox
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446497453
Pages: 352
Year: 2012-11-30
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As a teenager in Nottingham, Tom Cox was possessed. Despite the best endeavours of his frankly rather groovy parents, nascent fashion sense and regular exposure to credible music from an early age, he was inexorably drawn into the bizarre, esoteric world that is golf, with its male-bonding rituals and strange trousers. And thus a strange hybrid was born -- from 1988 to 1995, Tom was Midlands golf's answer to Iggy Pop. Assisted by his fellow junior members at the local club, he cut a swathe through the golfing establishment, putting dead animals in his fellow golfers' shoes, setting fire to the club professional's shop, bringing Colin Montgomerie close to tears and repeatedly wearing the wrong colour of socks. On the golf course he felt simultaneously at home and somehow alienated. But Tom also wanted to be (and became) the best, taking five years out of normal adolescent existence to live, breathe, walk and talk nothing but the sport he loved. Nice Jumper is the story of how Tom tried to fit in, failed, got down to a handicap of two, tried to fit in again, got suspended from the club, got corrupted by rock and roll, then attempted to corrupt golf itself. Original, poignant and highly entertaining, it's a book about one teenager's obsessive attempts to attain sporting nirvana - despite the slings and arrows of outrageous fashion.
Fair Trade and a Global Commodity
Author: Peter Luetchford
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
Pages: 226
Year: 2008
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A critical account of the politics of aid-giving.
Digital Culture in Architecture
Author: Antoine Picon
Publisher: Birkhauser
ISBN: 3034602596
Pages: 223
Year: 2010
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A Harvard Graduate School of Design professor explores the influence and potential of digital technology on architecture and urban landscape projects, explaining how advances in strategic planning are also enabling significantly improved approaches to city architecture.

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