Download E-books Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love PDF

By Dava Sobel

Inspired by means of a protracted fascination with Galileo, and via the outstanding surviving letters of his daughter Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, Dava Sobel has crafted a biography that dramatically recolors the character and accomplishments of a mythic determine whose early-seventeenth-century conflict with Catholic doctrine maintains to outline the schism among technology and religion-the guy Albert Einstein known as "the father of recent physics-indeed of recent technological know-how altogether." it's also a beautiful portrait of Galileo's daughter, anyone hitherto misplaced to historical past, defined by means of her father as "a girl of beautiful brain, singular goodness, and such a lot tenderly hooked up to me."

Moving among Galileo's grand public lifestyles and Maria Celeste's sequestered global, Sobel illuminates the Florence of the Medicis and the papal court docket in Rome through the pivotal period while humanity's conception of its position within the cosmos was once approximately to be overturned. in the course of that very same time, whereas the bubonic plague wreaked its bad devastation and the Thirty Years' conflict tipped fortunes throughout Europe, Galileo sought to reconcile the Heaven he respected as an outstanding Catholic with the heavens he published via his telescope. jam-packed with human drama and medical event, Galileo's Daughter is an unforgettable story.

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"[Sobel] exhibits herself a virtuoso at encapsulating the heritage and the politics of technological know-how. Her descriptions of Galileo's ideas…are pithy, vibrant, and intelligible."-Wall highway Journal

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Download E-books Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History PDF

By Robert Hughes

From Robert Hughes, one of many maximum paintings and cultural critics of our time, comes a sprawling, finished, and deeply own background of Rome—as a urban, as an empire, and as an beginning of Western artwork and civilization.
 
beginning on a private be aware, Hughes takes us to the Rome he first encountered as a hungry twenty-one-year-old clean from Australia in 1959. From there, he is going again greater than thousand years to the city’s beginning, one mired in mythologies and superstitions that may tell Rome’s improvement for hundreds of years. He explores in wealthy aspect the formation of empire, the increase of early Christianity, the Crusades, the Renaissance, and takes us as much as the current, throughout the upward push and fall of Mussolini’s fascism. equivalent components idolizing, blasphemous, outraged, and awestruck, Rome is a portrait of the everlasting urban as simply Robert Hughes may perhaps paint it.

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Download E-books Into the War PDF

By Italo Calvino

“This ebook offers either with a transition from youth into adolescence and with a flow from peace to struggle: as for extraordinarily many other folks, for the protagonist of this publication ‘entry into lifestyles’ and ‘entry into conflict’ coincide.” — from the Author’s Note

These 3 tales, set throughout the summer season of 1940, draw on Italo Calvino’s stories of his personal youth in the course of the moment international struggle, too younger to be compelled to struggle in Mussolini’s military yet the right age to be conscripted into the Italian formative years brigades. The callow narrator of those stories observes the mounting unease of a urban girding itself for struggle, the looting of an occupied French city, and night revels in the course of a blackout. showing the following in its first English translation, Into the War is one in all Calvino’s in basic terms works of autobiographical fiction. It deals either a glimpse of this writer’s outstanding existence and a distilled dram of his wry, creative literary voice.

“All 3 tales attest to the almost certainly magical, transformative area of youth . . . The seeds of the later Calvino — the fabulist who labored profound ethical and moral issues into his narratives — are all here.” — Joseph Luzzi, Times Literary Supplement

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Download E-books Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 PDF

By Roberto Curti

In Nineteen Seventies Italy, after the decline of the Spaghetti Western, crime movies grew to become the preferred, ecocnomic and debatable style. In a rustic plagued with violence, political tensions and armed fight, those movies controlled to trap the nervousness and anger of the days of their stories of difficult law enforcement officials, ruthless criminals and concrete paranoia. fresh years have noticeable renewed serious curiosity within the style, thank you partly to such illustrious fanatics as Quentin Tarantino. This publication examines all the 220+ crime motion pictures produced in Italy among 1968 and 1980, the interval while the style first seemed and grew to its height. Entries contain a whole forged and team checklist, domestic video releases, a plot precis and the author's personal research. Excerpts from a number of resources are integrated: educational texts, modern reports, and interviews with filmmakers, scriptwriters and actors. there are various onset stills and movie posters.

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Download E-books Leonardo's Legacy: How Da Vinci Reimagined the World PDF

By Stefan Klein

Revered this day as maybe the best of Renaissance painters, Leonardo da Vinci used to be a scientist at middle. The artist who created the Mona Lisa additionally designed functioning robots and electronic pcs, built flying machines, and outfitted the 1st center valve. His intuitive, creative approach—a new mode of thinking—linked hugely various parts of inquiry in startlingly unique methods, ushering in a complete new era.

In Leonardo’s Legacy, award-winning technology journalist Stefan Klein presents “an illuminating new examine Leonardo’s targeted genius” (Publishers Weekly), which delves into the intense, advanced brain of this fundamental Renaissance man.

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Download E-books Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life PDF

By Frances Mayes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND A undying vintage FROM the writer OF UNDER MAGNOLIA
 
Frances Mayes—widely released poet, gourmand cook dinner, and commute writer—opnes the door to a wondrous new global while she buys and restores an deserted villa within the remarkable Tuscan geographical region. In evocative language, she brings the reader alongside as she discovers the sweetness and ease of existence in Italy. Mayes additionally creates dozens of scrumptious seasonal recipes from her conventional kitchen and straightforward backyard, all of which she comprises within the e-book. Doing for Tuscany what M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes in regards to the tastes and pleasures of a overseas nation with gusto and keenness.

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Download E-books Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy: A Feast of 175 Regional Recipes PDF

During this inspiring new publication, Lidia Bastianich awakens in us a brand new recognize for nutrients and for the folk who produce it within the little-known components of Italy that she explores. the entire recipes replicate the areas from which they spring, and in translating them to our domestic kitchens, Lidia passes on established innovations and lovely, basic recipes for dishes bursting with diverse nearby flavors—the type of elemental, stable kin cooking that's rather favored today.

Penetrating the guts of Italy—starting on the north, operating right down to the end, and finishing in Sardinia—Lidia reveals a wealth of recipes:

From Trentino–Alto Adige: Delicious Dumplings with Speck (cured pork); apples accenting soup, pasta, salsa, and salad; neighborhood beer used to roast a poultry and to braise beef
From Lombardy: an international of rice—baked in a frittata, with lentils, with butternut squash, with gorgonzola, and the exact deal with of Risotto Milan-Style with Marrow and Saffron
From Valle d’Aosta: Polenta with Black Beans and Kale, and native fontina featured in fondue, in a roasted pepper salad, and embedded in veal chops
From Liguria: An array of crammed greens, a bread salad, and stylish Veal full of a Mosaic of Vegetables
From Emilia-Romagna: An olive oil dough for making the conventional, flexible vegetable tart erbazzone, in addition to the secrets and techniques of constructing tagliatelle and different pasta doughs, and an impossible to resist Veal Scaloppine Bolognese
From Le Marche: Farro with Roasted Pepper Sauce, Lamb Chunks with Olives, and filled Quail in Parchment
From Umbria: A flavor of the candy Norcino black truffle, and seductive dishes comparable to Potato-Mushroom Cake with Braised Lentils, Sausages within the Skillet with Grapes, and Chocolate Bread Parfait
From Abruzzo: clean scrippelle (crêpe) ribbons baked with spinach or garnishing a soup, clean pasta made with a “guitar,” Rabbit with Onions, and Lamb Chops with Olives
From Molise: Fried Ricotta; home made cavatelli pasta in various methods; Spaghetti with Calamari, Shrimp, and Scallops; and Braised Octopus
From Basilicata: marriage ceremony Soup, Fiery Maccheroni, and Farro with red meat Ragù
From Calabria: Shepherd’s Rigatoni, steamed swordfish, and Almond Biscottini
From Sardinia: Flatbread Lasagna, wonderful eggplant dishes, and Roast Lobster with Bread Crumb Topping

This is simply a sampling of the various delights Lidia has exposed. the entire recipes she stocks with us during this wealthy ceremonial dinner of a ebook signify the paintings of the area people and associates with whom she made intimate contact—the farmers, shepherds, foragers, and artisans who produce neighborhood cheeses, meats, olive oils, and wines. and likewise, her daughter, Tanya, takes us on aspect journeys in all of the twelve areas to proportion her love of the rustic and its artwork.

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Download E-books Un Amico Italiano: Eat, Pray, Love in Rome PDF

By Luca Spaghetti

"Luca Spaghetti isn't just certainly one of my favourite humans on the earth, but additionally a natural-born storyteller. . . . This [is a] tremendous book." -Elizabeth Gilbert

whilst Luca Spaghetti (yes, that is rather his identify) used to be requested to teach a author named Elizabeth Gilbert round Rome, he had no notion how his lifestyles used to be approximately to alter. She embraced his Roman ebullience, and Luca in flip grew to become her parent angel, made up our minds that his urban might aid Liz out of her funk.

full of colourful anecdotes approximately nutrients, language, football, way of life in Rome, and Luca's personal fish-out-of-water moments as a customer to the United States-and culminating with the episodes in Liz's bestselling memoir, advised from Luca's aspect of the table-Un Amico Italiano is a e-book that no fan of Eat, Pray, Love should want to pass over.

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Download E-books The Classic Cuisine of the Italian Jews, Volume 1: Traditional Recipes and Menus and a Memoir of a Vanished Way of Life PDF

By Edda Servi Machlin

This hugely praised e-book has itself already develop into a vintage cookbook, and is usually a good resource of data in regards to the daily lifetime of the vanished Jewish groups of Italy. The recipes, all of that are kosher, are basically written, so much with a remark of the background of the dish and the way top to serve it. writer attracts the cooking from her native land in Pittigliano, Tuscany and the recipes of her Italian-Jewish tradition, together with vacation trips and nutritional legislation.

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