Author: Paola Gribaudo
Publisher: Skira - Berenice
Modern skyscrapers are often inseparably associated with images of the cities that host them: the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Gherkin in London, the Empire State Building in New York, and so on. And while skyscrapers emerge in large numbers, only the most beautiful of them become symbols of the city that hosts them. This book presents Vasily Klyukins projects: towers and residential buildings that have not found their home yet, but some of them will be built in the future and become architectural symbols of our age.
The Churl and the Bird
Author: William Caxton, John Lydgate, Francis Jenkinson
Emilio Sereni's classic work is now available in an English language edition. History of the Italian Agricultural Landscape is a synthesis of the agricultural history of Italy in its economic, social, and ecological context, from antiquity to the mid-twentieth century. From his perspective in the Italian tradition of cultural Marxism, Sereni guides the reader through the millennial changes that have affected the agriculture and ecology of the regions of Italy, as well as through the successes and failures of farmers and technicians in antiquity, the middle ages, the Renaissance, and the Industrial Revolution. In this sweeping historical survey, he describes attempts by successive generations to adapt Italy's natural environment for the purposes of agriculture and to respond to its changing ecological problems. History of the Italian Agricultural Landscape first appeared in 1961. At the time of its publication it was a pathbreaking work, parallel in its importance for Italy to Marc Bloc's masterwork of 1931, The Original Characteristics of French Rural History. Sereni invented the concept of the historical "agricultural landscape": an interdisciplinary characterization of rural life involving economic and social history, linguistics, archeology, art history, and ecological studies. Originally published in 1997. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
The NATO workshop ''Knowledge acquisition in the domain of physics and intelligent learning environments" was held in Lyon, France, July 8-12, 1990. A total of 31 researchers from Europe (France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and the U. K. ), the U. S. A. , and Japan worked together. This proceedings volume contains most of the contributions to the workshop. The papers show clearly the main directions of research in intelligent learning environments. They display a variety of points of view depending on the researcher's own background even when a single domain of teaching, namely physics, is considered. We acknowledge the assistance of Michael Baker, who was responsible for reviewing the English of the contributions. February 1992 Andree TIberghien Heinz Mandl Table of Contents Introduction 1 1. Teaching Situations and Physics Knowledge Introductory University Courses and Open Environment Approaches: The Computer as a Multi-role Mediator in Teaching/Learning Physics 5 E. Balzano, P. Guidoni, M. Moretti, E. Sassi, G. Sgueglia Practical Work Aid: Knowledge Representation in a Model Based AI System 21 J. Courtois Simultaneous Processing of Different Problem Aspects in Expert Problem Solving: An Analysis in the Domain of Physics on the Basis of Formal Theories of Commonsense Knowledge 35 A. Hron Modelis: An Artificial Intelligence System Which Models Thermodynamics Textbook Problems 47 G. Tisseau 2. Different Approaches to Student Modelling Steps Towards the Formalisation of a Psycho-logic of Motion 65 J. Bliss, J.
The Blue Nile
Author: Alan Moorehead
Publisher: Harper Collins
In the first half of the nineteenth century, only a small handful of Westerners had ventured into the regions watered by the Nile River on its long journey from Lake Tana in Abyssinia to the Mediterranean-lands that had been forgotten since Roman times, or had never been known at all. In The Blue Nile, Alan Moorehead continues the classic, thrilling narration of adventure he began in The White Nile, depicting this exotic place through the lives of four explorers so daring they can be considered among the world's original adventurers -- each acting and reacting in separate expeditions against a bewildering background of slavery and massacre, political upheaval and all-out war.
Life Is a Gift
Author: Tony Bennett
Publisher: Harper Collins
One of the most well-known and beloved vocalists of our time, Tony Bennett is an American icon. Now, in this rich and beautiful memoir, the legendary Grammy and Emmy Award–winning singer takes us behind the scenes of his multi-platinum career. Revealing, insightful, and always moving, Life Is a Gift tells the stories of Bennett’s experiences in the music industry, what he learned, and who he met along the way, including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, and Duke Ellington, as well as Amy Winehouse, John Mayer, and Lady Gaga. A "master class in life," this revealing retrospective offers an intimate look at Tony Bennett's journey, from growing up during the Great Depression to carving a career in popular music that has spanned more than six decades as his popularity among all generations continues to grow.
The Amalfi Coast
Author: Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi
Publisher: Goodman Publishers
The Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's magical spots: a sun-drenched land that looks like a glamorous filmset, it is bursting with lemon trees, breathtaking scenery, and food fit for a king. Join Katie Caldesi and her husband Giancarlo as they tackle the daring driving, precariously perched restaurants and hidden back alleys in search of the food that defines the area. From Positano to Ravello, you will be inspired by Katie's recipes, as well as the quirky locals she meets along the way. Feast on crispy pizza garnished with clouds of creamy mozzarella and fresh basil, delicious pastas drenched with tomato sauce and fresh seafood, and homemade tarts that taste like they're straight out of nonna's kitchen. From breakfast to cocktail hour, there's a recipe to suit every occasion. Illustrated with stunning photographs that capture the Sophia Loren-style and elegance of this favourite destination, Amalfi is a glorious and decadent celebration of the Amalfi Coast.
Author: Arthur Dale Trendall