Come organizzare il Cammino di Santiago � un libro pensato e costruito per essere una guida pratica, chiara e completa, per chiunque desideri intraprendere il Cammino di Santiago per la prima volta. Racchiude in se tutta l'esperienza di Apiediperilmondo e dei suoi fondatori, che con 17Cammini in due, ne conoscono ogni aspetto e sfaccettatura. Ogni tematica viene affrontata partendo da zero per sfatare tutti i dubbi e le incertezze. Liste, elenchi e grafiche permettono di catturare fin da subito i concetti pi� importanti, che � possibile annotare a parte su una serie di pagine vuote appositamente create. Si pu� leggere tutto d'un fiato o saltare da un capitolo all'altro a seconda dell'argomento che si sta cercando. Insomma, un vero e proprio manuale delle istruzioni, livello beginner, per chi vuole sapere cos'e il Cammino e come funziona, e soprattutto quali sono i passi giusti da fare per organizzarlo al meglio. L'obiettivo � descrivere la realt� senza giri di parole, offrire spunti di riflessione e alternative, e spronare a fare, a programmare, a prendere decisioni. In questo libro non si parla solo di Cammino Francese! Anzi! Vengono descritti e via via analizzati tutti i cammini spagnoli pi� importanti: Cammino del Nord, Cammino Primitivo, Via de la Plata e Cammino Sanabrese, Cammino Inglese, Cammino Portoghese. Un capitolo specifico consiglia per esempio quale Cammino fare a seconda del periodo dell'anno, dicendo cosa aspettarsi e come affrontarlo. Tantissimi i temi affrontati:Credenziale, sello e Compostela, con approfondimenti su casi specificiMezzi di trasporto e consigli su come raggiungere le localit� di partenza di ciascun CamminoDove dormire e cosa mangiare sul Cammino, quindi albergue, men� del pellegrino e piatti tipiciCosa mettere nello zaino: tutta l'attrezzatura e il giusto abbigliamento a seconda del Cammino e del periodo dell'anno. Come posizionare la roba nello zaino e come bilanciarlo correttamenteConsigli su come scegliere lo zaino giusto e la scarpa idealeQuanto si spende per attrezzatura e abbigliamento, e quanto sul Cammino: analizzando una voce alla volta ognuno potr� farsi la propria prospettiva di spesa.Strategie utili per organizzare la propria tappa: quali variabili considerare per non ritrovarsi in difficolt� Come allenarsi per il CamminoCome prevenire e nel caso curare vesciche e tendiniti sul CamminoDescrizione dettagliata di come si svolge una giornata tipo sul CamminoConsigli pratici, come documenti, numeri di emergenza e telefoniaTutto, ma proprio tutto sul come organizzare il Cammino di Santiago! Perch� se sai come fare � facile partire col piede giusto! Vincenzo Martone e Deborah Torreggiani sono i fondatori di apiediperilmondo.com, il portale italiano di informazione sui viaggi a piedi. Viaggiatori per lavoro e passione hanno percorso svariati Cammini di Santiago - 17 in due per la precisione - diventando punto di riferimento importante di molti aspiranti pellegrini. Come organizzare il Cammino di Santiago diventa cos� il frutto della loro esperienza, un concentrato di conoscenza, informazioni e strategie vincenti a disposizione di tutti.
Author: James Howe, Randy Cecil
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Despite her size and not having the proper footwear, a determined dinosaur pursues her dream of becoming a ballerina.
Author: Paulo Coelho
Publisher: Harper Collins
Eleven Minutes is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that "love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer. . . ." A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune. Maria's despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness -- sexual pleasure for its own sake -- or risking everything to find her own "inner light" and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
Author: Lauren Elkin
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice The flâneur is the quintessentially masculine figure of privilege and leisure who strides the capitals of the world with abandon. But it is the flâneuse who captures the imagination of the cultural critic Lauren Elkin. In her wonderfully gender-bending new book, the flâneuse is a “determined, resourceful individual keenly attuned to the creative potential of the city and the liberating possibilities of a good walk.” Virginia Woolf called it “street haunting”; Holly Golightly epitomized it in Breakfast at Tiffany’s; and Patti Smith did it in her own inimitable style in 1970s New York. Part cultural meander, part memoir, Flâneuse takes us on a distinctly cosmopolitan jaunt that begins in New York, where Elkin grew up, and transports us to Paris via Venice, Tokyo, and London, all cities in which she’s lived. We are shown the paths beaten by such flâneuses as the cross-dressing nineteenth-century novelist George Sand, the Parisian artist Sophie Calle, the wartime correspondent Martha Gellhorn, and the writer Jean Rhys. With tenacity and insight, Elkin creates a mosaic of what urban settings have meant to women, charting through literature, art, history, and film the sometimes exhilarating, sometimes fraught relationship that women have with the metropolis. Called “deliciously spiky and seditious” by The Guardian, Flâneuse will inspire you to light out for the great cities yourself.
Author: Paulo Coelho
Publisher: Harper Collins
Here Paulo Coelho details his journey across Spain along the legendaryroad of San Tiago, which pilgrims have travelled since Middle Ages. On this contemporary quest, he encounters a Chaucerian variety of mysterious guides and devilish opponents and learns to understand the nature of truth through the simplicity of life. The Pilgrimage holds an important place in Paulo Coelho's literary canon. His first book, it not only paved the way for his phenomenal novel The Alchemist , but it also fully expresses his humanist philosophy and the depth of his unique search for meaning.
Author: Michael Tenzer
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
This book presents an introduction to more than a dozen different types of Balinese gamelan, each with its own established tradition, repertoire and social or religious context. The instruments and basic principles underlying the gamelan are introduced, thus providing listeners with the means to better appreciate the music. Scores of beautiful color photographs, a discography, and a brief guide to studying and hearing the music in Bali, will prove indispensible to visitors and gamelan afficionados around the world.
Author: Paulo Coelho
If you want to learn about yourself, start by exploring the world around you. Drawing on the rich experience of his own life, best-selling author Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to relive the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established social order. In Hippie, he tells the story of Paulo, a young, skinny Brazilian man with a goatee and long, flowing hair, who wants to become a writer and sets off on a journey in search of a deeper meaning for his life: first on the famous “Death Train” to Bolivia, then on to Peru, later hitchhiking through Chile and Argentina. Paulo’s travels take him farther to the famous Dam Square in Amsterdam filled with young people wearing vibrant clothes and burning incense, meditating and playing music, while discussing sexual liberation, the expansion of consciousness, and the search for an inner truth. There he meets Karla, a Dutch woman in her twenties who has been waiting to find the ideal companion to accompany her on the fabled hippie trail to Nepal. She convinces Paulo to join her on a trip aboard the Magic Bus that travels across Europe and Central Asia to Kathmandu. They embark on the journey in the company of fascinating fellow travelers, each of whom has a story to tell, and each of whom will undergo a personal transformation, changing their priorities and values along the way. As they travel together, Paulo and Karla explore their own relationship: a life-defining love story that awakens them on every level and leads to choices and decisions that will set the course for their lives thereafter.
This treatise, though logically formulated and accessible, proposes a task that few can probably actualize. Its thoughts are assembled so that retracing them becomes the proposed experience. This experience, insofar as it is realized, is not merely one of many possibilities, but an experience of our inner essence, which the spirit demands of us at the present time. The treatise cannot be refuted philosophically, since it is based on a kind of experience that must be achieved if we wish to have a means by which to question it. However, those who are able to achieve it begin to live within a thinking that penetrates the world. It is the thinking that is the truth of all theories and of none, because it is their pre-dialectical substance. By experiencing the thoughts presented, we can experience the power of “concentration,” or the tangible presence of the spirit—the path of living thinking, the transcendence present but not cognized in each thought that we think.
When he is diagnosed with cancer, in the silence of the hospital room broken only by the swish of cars outside, Italian writer Tiziano Terzani realizes that his whole life has been one long ride on a merry-go-round where he has always journeyed without a ticket. Now, for the first time, the ticket collector has come to demand his dues. At first, Terzani turns to Western medicine for a cure, but a question soon begins to haunt him: is cancer, as the doctors say, an enemy that needs to be destroyed, or is it a friend one can talk to? Travelling had always been a way of life for him, so he decides to make another trip, in search of a solution - to India. This final ride turns out to be very different though. And more difficult. Because every step, every choice - often between reason and faith, between science and magic - is inextricably linked to his own survival. As he crisscrosses the country from an ashram in Coimbatore to a hut in Almora, the external journey in search of a cure transforms into an inner journey and a return to the divine roots of man. Then, one day, as he looks at the sun rising over the mountains, he stumbles upon the one truth that has eluded him: death is as desirable and eternal as life itself. A bestseller in Europe, this is a book about modern medicine and alternative cures, and the quest to understand the true meaning of mortality.
Author: Agnès de Lestrade, Valeria Docampo, Julia Frank-McNeil
In a strange land where people must buy and swallow the words they wish to speak, Phileas hopes to communicate his love to Cybele using the small vocabulary he has been able to afford.
Most of us today know little about the conditions under which people travelled in early modern Europe. Travellers' accounts from the period generally omit detailed descriptions of the state of roads, the discomfort of a carriage or a coach, or the harshness of a landscape, even though these formed the everyday reality of travel for most people. In this wide-ranging book, Maczak sets out to fill this gap in our knowledge by vividly reconstructing the lives and daily experiences of travellers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He analyzes the reasons why they travelled, what they hoped to gain from it, and how they were changed by the experience. He discusses the practical problems encountered by travellers: difficulties with transportation, the danger of accidents, and the problem of finding suitable conveyances and guides. He describes the dangers presented by inhospitable weather and terrain, wild animals, marauding soldiers, bandits and highwaymen. He analyses travellers' lodges and food, the relationships they formed on their journeys, and their encounters with foreign bureaucracies, customs and border controls. Maczak paints colourful portraits of a wide variety of travellers, from the splendid entourages of bishops and ambassadors, to the lone pilgrims, artists and scholars travelling for their own pleasure and enlightenment.
Discusses the traditions of travel in the Western world, including heroic journeys, pilgrimages, and scientific expeditions, the influence of travel on identity, travelling peoples, and the effect of travel and travellers on society