Acquistare una barca è un'idea stimolante per molti di coloro che amano il mare. L'autore invita il lettore a valutare tale esperienza attraverso aneddoti di vita nautica vissuta in prima persona, che inevitabilmente cambierà il modo di vivere il proprio tempo libero. Un libro rivolto a chi ama il mare, scritto con il punto di vista di chi lo vive e lo "patisce" da protagonista, navigando.
How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child Centuries ago there lived-- "A king!" my little readers will say immediately. No, children, you are mistaken. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood. It was not an expensive piece of wood. Far from it. Just a common block of firewood, one of those thick, solid logs that are put on the fire in winter to make cold rooms cozy and warm.
Author: Alessandro Manzoni
The year is 1861. Hervé Joncour is a French merchant of silkworms, who combs the known world for their gemlike eggs. Then circumstances compel him to travel farther, beyond the edge of the known, to a country legendary for the quality of its silk and its hostility to foreigners: Japan. There Joncour meets a woman. They do not touch; they do not even speak. And he cannot read the note she sends him until he has returned to his own country. But in the moment he does, Joncour is possessed. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Allen Carr, international bestselling author of The Easy Way to Stop Smoking, helps you to take off the pounds in Allen Carr's EasyWeigh to Lose Weight. Lose weight without dieting, calorie-counting or using will-power Allen Carr's revolutionary eating plan allows you to enjoy food, savour flavours all while you're losing weight. You can: • Eat your favourite foods • Follow your natural instincts • Avoid guilt, remorse and other bad feelings • Avoid worrying about digestive ailments or feeling faint • Learn to re-educate your taste • Let your appetite guide your diet Allen Carr, author of the world's bestselling guide to giving up smoking, uses his unique approach to help you lose weight simply and easily in no time at all - in Easyweigh to Lose Weight. A happy reader says: 'I've found the answer I've been looking for for 20 years! I've done every diet you can think of. My sister urged me to buy the book - and I'm so glad I did! It isn't someone telling you what to do, it isn't a weird eating plan, IT ISN'T A DIET! There's no guilt... There's no stuggle... There's no restrictions... You just know what to do and you know you want to do it and why!' Allen Carr was an accountant who smoked 100 cigarettes a day until he discovered EASYWAY. Having cured his own addiction he went on to write a series of bestselling books, most famously The Easy Way to Stop Smoking. His books have sold more than 13 million copies worldwide. Allen's lasting legacy is a dynamic, ongoing, global publishing programme and an ever-expanding worldwide network of clinics which help treat a range of issues including smoking, weight, alcohol and "other" drug addiction.
Author: Carlo Collodi
Publisher: Penguin UK
The old wood-carver Geppetto decides to make a wonderful puppet which can dance and turn somersaults, but by chance he chooses an unusual piece of wood - and the finished puppet can talk and misbehave like the liveliest child. But Pinocchio is brave and inquisitive as well as naughty, and after some hair-raising adventures, he earns his heart's desire. Heart-warming introduction by John Boyne, author of Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
Author: Michelangelo Buonarroti
Nella sua vita Michelangelo scrisse numerose lettere in cui descrive spesso i propri stati d'animo e si sfoga delle preoccupazioni ed i tormenti che lo affliggono; inoltre nello scambio epistolare approfitta spesso per riportare la propria versione dei fatti, soprattutto quando si trova accusato o messo in cattiva luce, come nel caso dei numerosi progetti avviati e poi abbandonati prima del completamento. Spesso si lamenta dei committenti che gli volgono le spalle e lancia pesanti accuse contro chi lo ostacola o lo contraddice. Quando si trova in difficoltà il tono delle lettere si fa più acceso, trovando sempre una giustificazione della propria condotta, ritagliandosi la parte di vittima innocente e incompresa. Le sue lettere restituiscono dunque a chi le legge oggi una vista senza filtri sugli stati d'animo, le preoccupazioni e i tormenti che affliggevano l'artista. Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) è stato uno scultore, pittore, architetto e poeta italiano. Protagonista del Rinascimento, fu riconosciuto già al suo tempo come uno dei maggiori artisti di sempre.
Author: Chris C. Ducker
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Entrepreneurs often suffer from ”superhero syndrome”—the misconception that to be successful, they must do everything themselves. Not only are they the boss, but also the salesperson, HR manager, copywriter, operations manager, online marketing guru, and so much more. It’s no wonder why so many people give up the dream of starting a business—it’s just too much for one person to handle. But outsourcing expert and ”Virtual CEO,” Chris Ducker knows how you can get the help you need with resources you can afford. Small business owners, consultants, and online entrepreneurs don’t have to go it alone when they discover the power of building teams of virtual employees to help run, support, and grow their businesses. Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business is the step-by-step guide every entrepreneur needs to build his or her business with the asset of working with virtual employees. Focusing on business growth, Ducker explains every detail you need to grasp, from figuring out which jobs you should outsource to finding, hiring, training, motivating, and managing virtual assistants. With additional tactics and online resources, Virtual Freedom is the ultimate resource of the knowledge and tools necessary for building your dream business with the help of virtual staff.
'One by one Allen Carr demolishes all the reasons why smokers cling to the habit.' Today 'A different approach... a stunning success.' Sun 'His skill is in removing the psychological dependence.' Sunday Times
This powerful, unsettling book gives us a rare glimpse behind the closed doors of global financial institutions by the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics. When it was first published, this national bestseller quickly became a touchstone in the globalization debate. Renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz had a ringside seat for most of the major economic events of the last decade, including stints as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and chief economist at the World Bank. Particularly concerned with the plight of the developing nations, he became increasingly disillusioned as he saw the International Monetary Fund and other major institutions put the interests of Wall Street and the financial community ahead of the poorer nations. Those seeking to understand why globalization has engendered the hostility of protesters in Seattle and Genoa will find the reasons here. While this book includes no simple formula on how to make globalization work, Stiglitz provides a reform agenda that will provoke debate for years to come. Rarely do we get such an insider's analysis of the major institutions of globalization as in this penetrating book. With a new foreword for this paperback edition.
Moon Hoax: Debunked!
Author: Paolo Attivissimo
A no-nonsense, fact-filled debunking of all the main "Moon hoax" conspiracy theories, collected in a single book. If you're an open-minded doubter, you'll find technically accurate but plain-English answers to your questions; if you're a space enthusiast or professional, you'll find a handy reference for dealing with the most obstinate hoax believers and for clarifying popular objections and misconceptions about the Moon landings. "Moon Hoax: Debunked!" is also an opportunity to rediscover and celebrate one of mankind's greatest voyages, which doesn't need conspiracy theories to be a fascinating adventure. For example, did you know how close to failure each flight actually came? Did you know that pictures of Playmates were smuggled to the Moon to prank the astronauts? Or that there was a secret Soviet plan to land a Russian on the Moon before the US? Paolo Attivissimo is a British-Italian science journalist, lifelong space enthusiast and contributor to NASA's Apollo Lunar Surface Journal.
Get Your Hopes Up!
Author: Joyce Meyer
#1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer teaches readers how to transform their lives by tapping into the power of hope. One of the most powerful forces in the universe is hope--the happy and confident anticipation that something good is going to happen. Regardless of where one is in life, it is impossible to live successfully and to the fullest without hope. With GET YOUR HOPES UP! Joyce will help readers achieve a lasting sense of hope, built on their faith in God. Hope is only as strong as its source. This book will help readers avoid misplacing their trust in unreliable things, and help them ground their hope steadfastly in God for limitless joy and possibilities for their lives. As Joyce explains, "Without hope in God, there isn't much you can do, but with Hope in God, there isn't much you can't do."
Kelly L. Murdock's Autodesk 3ds Max 2019 Complete Reference Guide is a popular book among users new to 3ds Max and is used extensively in schools around the globe. The success of this book is found in its simple easy-to-understand explanations coupled with its even easier to follow tutorials. The tutorials are laser focused on a specific topic without any extra material, making it simple to grasp difficult concepts. The book also covers all aspects of the software, making it a valuable reference for users of all levels. The Complete Reference Guide is the ultimate book on 3ds Max, and like Autodesk’s 3D animation software, it just gets better and better with each release. Whether you're new to 3ds Max or an experienced user, you'll find everything you need in this complete resource. The book kicks off with a getting started section, so beginners can jump in and begin working with 3ds Max right away. Experienced 3ds Max users will appreciate advanced coverage of features like crowd simulation, particle systems, radiosity, MAXScript and more. Over 150 tutorials – complete with before and after files – help users at all levels build real world skills.
Attempts by Washington and Brussels to push Russia to the fringes of global politics because of the Ukrainian crisis seem to have failed. Thanks to its important role in mediating the Iranian nuclear agreement, and to its unexpected military intervention in Syria, Moscow proved once again to be a key player in international politics. However, Russia’s recovered assertiveness may represents a challenge to the uncertain leadership of the West. This report aims to gauging Russia’s current role in the light of recent developments on the international stage. The overall Russian foreign policy strategy is examined by taking into account its most important issues: Ukraine and the relationship with the West; the Middle East (intervention in Syria, and ongoing relations with Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia); the development of the Eurasian Economic Union; the Russian pivot towards Asia, and China in particular. The volume also analyzes if and to what extent Moscow can fulfill its ambitions in a context of falling oil prices and international sanctions.