Author: Liz Wyler
�Qu� har�as si el amor de tu vida te pide matrimonio y al instante siguiente desaparece?Graziella disfruta de una vida perfecta y de un novio perfecto en Nueva York. Una noche, Tom la cita en uno de los mejores restaurantes de la ciudad. Durante la cena, �l le entrega un anillo y le pide que se case con �l. Antes de que ella pueda darle una respuesta, Tom recibe una llamada, sale del restaurante para contestar y Graziella ya no lo vuelve a ver m�s. Al d�a siguiente, el padre de Graziella (un importante empresario) contrata a un guardaespaldas fuerte, guapo y reservado para que proteja a su hija. Graziella se siente inc�moda con la situaci�n, ella no quiere un guardaespaldas, lo que necesita es averiguar lo que est� sucediendo. �D�nde est� Tom? �Se encuentra en peligro? �Est� la propia Graziella en peligro? Liz Wyler es la autora de "El profesor de Alem�n", "La �ltima lecci�n del profesor de Alem�n", "Un trocito de Luna" y "El Virgo del Pr�ncipe Elfo".
The Cultures of Italian Migration allows the adjective "Italian" to qualify people's movements along diverse trajectories and temporal dimensions. Discussions on migrations to and from Italy meet in that discursive space where critical concepts like"home," "identity," "subjectivity," and "otherness" eschew stereotyping. This volume demonstrates that interpretations of old migrations are necessary in order to talk about contemporary Italy. New migrations trace new non linear paths in the definitionof a multicultural Italy whose roots are unmistakably present throughout the centuries. Some of these essays concentrate on topics that are historically long-term, such as emigration from Italy to the Americas and southern Pacific Ocean. Others focus on the more contemporary phenomena of immigration to Italy from other parts of the world, including Africa. This collection ultimately offers an invitation to seek out new and different modes of analyzing the migratory act.
Museums and Innovations
Author: Zvjezdana Antos, Annette B. Fromm, Viv Golding
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
This volume presents sixteen thoughtful essays which address innovative ways to present cultural heritage primarily in ethnographic and social history museums through recent permanent, temporary, and mobile exhibitions. The essays included are taken from the different vantage points; they prompt critical debate about new ways of thinking and working in museums of different sizes, with regard for how we might work collaboratively towards a more equitable future. Essential political issues related to power and the strong influences of the museum are addressed in each section, especially with regards to the presentation of particular cultures and communities.
Author: Rhiannon Noel Welch
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Vital Subjects: Race and Biopolitics in Italy is an interdisciplinary study of how racial and colonial discourses shaped the “making” of Italians as modern political subjects in the years between its administrative unification (1861-1870) and the end of the First World War (1919). This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.
One of two volumes originating from a conference on Italian cultural studies held at Dartmouth College in 2010. The second volume is entitled New studies in Italian culture: the arts and history.
Highlighted by more than four hundred color photographs, a detailed guide to Pacific Northwest horticulture provides valuable information for gardeners in western Oregon, Washington, northern California, and British Columbia and explains the unique challenges and opportunities of gardening in the region, covering plant selection, seasonal gardening tips, climate, and more. Original.
Algae for Biofuels and Energy
Author: Michael A. Borowitzka, Navid R. Moheimani
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Microalgae are one of the most studied potential sources of biofuels and bioenergy. This book covers the key steps in the production of renewable biofuels from microalgae - strain selection, culture systems, inorganic carbon utilisation, lipid metabolism and quality, hydrogen production, genetic engineering, biomass harvesting, extraction. Greenhouse gas and techno-economic modelling are reviewed as is the 100 year history of microalgae as sources of biofuels and of commercial-scale microalgae culture. A summary of relevant basic standard methods used in the study of microalgae culture is provided. The book is intended for the expert and those starting work in the field.
Molecular Mechanisms of Plant and Microbe Coexistence presents studies on the complex and manifold interactions of plants and microbes at the population, genomics and proteomics level. The role of soil microbial diversity in enhancing plant health and plant microbe beneficial symbioses is discussed. Microbial communities are shown in the light of evolution. Main topics include genome coexistence and the functional genomics and proteomics of plant-associated microbes, which could form the basis for new environmentally benign strategies to combat infectious plant diseases and regulate plant growth. Further chapters focus on the role of signaling during the different stages of plant microbe coexistence, in symbiotic or pathogenic relationships, in quorum sensing and plant viral infections. Methods for studying the interactions in the root zone complement the book, which will certainly be of relevance in the practical application to agriculture, food security and for maintaining the balance of our ecosystems.
A monthly journal for the musician, the music student, and all music lovers.
Author: Theodore Presser
Democratic institutions and laws are essential, but they cannot bring about democracy on their own. They will only function if they build on a culture of democracy, and our societies will not be able to develop and sustain such a culture unless education plays an essential role. Student engagement is crucial: democracy cannot be taught unless it is practised within institutions, among students and in relations between higher education and society in general. This 20th volume of the Council of Europe Higher Education Series demonstrates the importance of student engagement for the development and maintenance of the democratic culture that enables democratic institutions and laws to function in practice. This volume covers three aspects of student engagement that are seldom explored: its role in society through political participation and civic involvement; its place in higher education policy processes and policy-making structures; and how student unions represent the most institutionalised form of student engagement. The authors are accomplished scholars, policy makers, students and student leaders.
Drawing upon scholarship of cultural identity, anthropology and historical linguistics, this book offers a novel and contextual approach to the interpretation of archaeological evidence for Jewish populations in North Africa and elsewhere in the ancient Mediterranean.