Presents involving, contemporary themes integrated within a grammar syllabus aligned with the CEFR and Cambridge English (Key, Preliminary and First) plus Trinity (ISE 0, I and II) exams.
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
Masonry constructions are the great majority of the buildings in Europe’s historical centres and the most important monuments in its architectural heritage and the demand for their safety assessments and restoration projects is pressing and constant. Nevertheless, there is a lack of a widely accepted approach to studying the statics of masonry structures. This book aims to help fill these gaps by presenting a new comprehensive, unified theory of statics of masonry constructions. The book, result of thirty years of research and professional experience, through an interdisciplinary approach combining engineering, architecture, advances from the simple to the complex and analyses statics of a large variety of masonry constructions, as arches, domes, cross and cloister vaults, piers, towers, cathedrals and buildings under seismic actions.
I Stole the Rain
Author: Elisa Ruotolo
A trio of unforgettable stories from the superstitious Italian province of Campania In Campania fizzy drinks are delivered by cart, old women sell gold to a furtive clientele, and the tobacconist’s daughter is a prize beyond imagining. In the first tale, “I am Super Legend,” a local team of beer-swilling, smoking, perennial losers is dragged toward the dubiously prestigious championship by the coach’s son, who becomes cursed by his nickname, Super Legend. In “Look at Me,” a motherless boy tries to help his father’s best friend, the mute Cesare, who has fallen in love with their housekeeper Silvia. And in “The Child Comes Home,” a young boy disappears, and his mother – after losing everything and being forced to take up her grandmother’s questionably legal profession – is consoled by her bickering sisters-in-law and her undying wish to hear her son’s knock on the front door... A sublime mixture of humour and pathos, and brimming with colourful characters, I Stole the Rain is a delightful collection from one of Italy’s pre-eminent storytellers. Elisa Ruotolo is a Classics teacher who has published several short stories. I Stole the Rain is her first collection. ‘Armed with a frightening mastery over the complicated landscape of human emotions and an ability to stunning portray them with crisp, concise prose, Ruotolo has managed to pull off a near impossible balancing act. She’s created a set of fictional pieces so believable that they breathe on their own, and so inspired by life that word by word they force the reader to experience every glorious moment of their existence.’ Typographical Era ‘By the end of the book one feels as if a lifetime in stories has passed by in the blink of an eye. The prose is sharp, witty, and transcendent, and the characters remain long after the stories have been read and reread.’ Necessary Fiction
Judge Posner continues to react to the current economic crisis and reflect upon the impact on our views and reliance on capitalism. Posner helps non-technical readers understand business-cycle and financial economics, and financial and governmental institutions, practices, and transactions, while maintaining a neutrality impossible for persons professionally committed to one theory or another.
In Every Sense Like Love
Author: Simona Vinci
Publisher: Vintage/Ebury (a Division of Random
In these thirteen dark, disturbing and riveting tales of obsession, Vinci explores the relationship between love and sex in the 21st Century, where devotion to corporate values may mean our bodies are the only things over which we have power. Her sensitive portrayal of behaviour often dismissed as deviant, makes her a compellingly original writer.
Author: Markus Schirner
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
If you want to heal yourself--or others--how do you select the best way to go about it? A pendulum can tell you! Any object dangled by a string will do the trick. Dozens of the most effective therapies and cures in the world are listed in this unique book, so your pendulum can point out to you the best ones to use in every individual case. First, find out how to use the pendulum, identify its movements, and check its accuracy. Then go on to a series of detailed charts that list such complementary health and healing techniques as aromatherapy (with 144 essential oils!); the chakras; Bach flowers; teas, herbs (including Chinese and Native American); color therapy, gemstones, meditation; and more. It's the essential resource for anyone wanting to use this incredibly effective device. 96 pages, 11 3/8 x 8 1/4.
Love and Gymnastics
Author: Edmondo De Amicis, David Chapman, Italo Calvino
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Mr. Celzani finds himself consumingly in love with an Amazonian gymnast with whom he shares an apartment block. The machinations of their fellow inhabitants notwithstanding, he finds his romantic efforts repeatedly thwarted by his beloved’s single-minded focus on her rigorous physical discipline. Through the intertwining of his dual themes, De Amicis proposes a timeless meditation on the necessity of both balance and principle.