Leonardo's Legacy: How Da Vinci Reimagined the World

By Stefan Klein

Revered this day as probably the best of Renaissance painters, Leonardo da Vinci was once a scientist at center. The artist who created the Mona Lisa additionally designed functioning robots and electronic desktops, built flying machines, and equipped the 1st center valve. His intuitive, inventive approach—a new mode of thinking—linked hugely different components of inquiry in startlingly unique methods, ushering in a complete new era.

In Leonardo’s Legacy, award-winning technology journalist Stefan Klein presents “an illuminating new examine Leonardo’s specific genius” (Publishers Weekly), which delves into the bright, complicated brain of this essential Renaissance man.

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The Cognoscenti's Guide to Florence: Shop and Eat like a Florentine

By Lise Apatoff

Store and consume like a Florentine with this pocket-sized advisor to the easiest of the great Tuscan urban identified for its artwork, tradition, and delicacies. Celebrated photo dressmaker and self-described Italophile Louise Fili, with gourmand of all issues Lisa Apatoff, takes you on 8 walks via Florence, discussing greater than seventy of the city's so much desirable shops—some run by means of a similar households for generations, others delivering younger marketers' clean interpretations of conventional techniques.

Discerning tourists will notice infrequent books and fascinating hats; classic Pucci and home made sneakers; cioccolata da bere (drinkable chocolate); colourful buttons; and bolts of wealthy silk cloth during this enthralling creation to makers and purveyors of garments, domestic decor, add-ons, uniqueness meals, and masses extra. for every store, there's a full-color photograph, description of specialties, and knowledge on position and hours of operation.

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Naples & The Amalfi Coast (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

DK Eyewitness Travel's full-color guidebooks to 1000's of locations around the globe actually convey you what others purely inform you. they've got develop into popular for his or her visible excellence, such as exceptional images, 3-D mapping, and specifically commissioned cutaway illustrations.

DK Eyewitness shuttle Guides are the one publications that paintings both good for notion, as a making plans instrument, a realistic source whereas touring, and a souvenir following any journey.

each one consultant is choked with the up to date, trustworthy vacation spot info each visitor wishes, together with vast lodge and eating place listings, themed itineraries, lush images, and diverse maps.

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Lonely Planet Italy's Classic Trips (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's top go back and forth advisor publisher

Discover the liberty of open roads with Lonely Planet Italy's vintage Trips. we have selected 9 of our all-time favourite street journeys that exhibit the simplest Italy has to supply, thrown in up to date stretch-your-legs courses to Venice, Vicenza, Florence, and Palermo, and supplied crucial street journey info to get you cruising. remedy ham in chimneys, shuttle on sleighs from village to village, stopover at Europe's best botanical gardens, or take pleasure in a travel of olive groves and fontina fondues, all along with your depended on commute better half. Get to Italy, lease a motor vehicle, and hit the line!

Inside Lonely Planet Italy's vintage Trips:

  • Lavish color and wonderful photography throughout
  • Itineraries and making plans advice to choose the fitting adapted routes to your wishes and pursuits - there is a journey for kinfolk travelers, background buffs, culinary connoisseurs, open air adventurers
  • Get round easily - easy-to-read, full-colour course maps, particular instructions
  • Insider tips to get round like a neighborhood, steer clear of hassle spots and be secure at the street - hiring a automobile, fuelling up, neighborhood using ideas, parking, toll roads, street stipulations, licenses, coverage, language instrument
  • Covers Italian Lakes, Dolomites, Rome, Lazio, Umbria, Florence, Palermo, Amalfi Coast, Naples, Emilia, Romagna, Piedmont, The Veneto, Trento-Alto, Sicily, Liguria, Lombardy, Adige, and extra.

Classic journeys Included:

  • The sleek Italian Lakes: vacation spot of selection for Goethe, Hemingway, and George Clooney
  • Grande Strada delle Dolomiti: travel the rock amphitheatre of the Dolomites
  • Tuscan Wine Tour: pink wine fuels this jaunt round old Chianti vineyards and Tuscan cellars
  • A Venetian Sojourn: drift alongside the Brenta Canal to most excellent frescoed villas
  • Grand Tour: The vintage cultural tour-part pilgrimage, half ceremony of passage
  • World history Wonders: become aware of the Unesco-listed treasures of Italy's artwork towns
  • Amalfi Coast: a gorgeous beach of vertical landscapes and stylish inn cities
  • Shadow of Vesuvius: Head from Naples' tumult to Pompeii's long-buried mysteries
  • Wonders of historical Sicily: Palermo's Arab roots to Taormina's Greek splendours

The ideal selection: Lonely Planet Italy's vintage journeys is excellent for these making plans that once-in-a-lifetime journey which incorporates a flavor of all that makes Italy so beloved.

  • Looking for extra itinerary suggestions? Lonely Planet Italy's top journeys features 38 street journey itineraries to fit quite a few go back and forth agendas.
  • Looking for extra information? Lonely Planet Italy, our so much complete advisor to Italy, is ideal for exploring either best attractions and lesser-known gemstones.

There's extra in shop for You:

  • See extra of Europe's picturesque countrysides and feature a richer, extra actual event via exploring Europe via motor vehicle with Lonely Planet's Classic Trips publications to France and Ireland.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has develop into the world's best shuttle media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning web site, cellular and electronic shuttle items, and a devoted tourist group. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but additionally permits curious tourists to get off crushed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the locations during which they locate themselves.

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Contemporary Italy: A Research Guide (Bibliographies and Indexes in World History)

By Martin J. Bull

A designated bibliographic and historiographic consultant to the research of latest Italy, this e-book issues to over 650 texts that experience formed the educational and scholarly research of postwar Italy. it's the first consultant to incorporate a real mixture of English-language and Italian-language fabrics and to technique those fabrics in a historiographic in addition to a bibliographic demeanour. it's a fantastic consultant for English, North American, and Italian students who've simply all started their examine of Italy or need to know extra approximately study in components open air their zone of expertise.

Following the advent, which outlines the context in which the evolution of Italian stories may be seen, the ebook is split into elements. half I contains 5 historiographic chapters offering a close survey and research of works released in historical past, politics, executive, the economic climate, and society. half II is an annotated bibliographic advisor to all the texts pointed to partially I.

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My Venice and Other Essays

By Donna Leon

Donna Leon’s wildly renowned novels starring Venetian Commissario Guido Brunetti were praised for his or her tricky plots and gripping narratives, but additionally for his or her perception into the tradition, politics, relatives existence, and historical past of Venice, one of many world’s so much precious towns and Leon’s domestic for over thirty years. Leon’s books open the doorways to a personal Venice, past the achieve of the thousands of overseas tourists who savor the city’s canals, meals, and artwork each year.

My Venice and different Essays is a deal with for enthusiasts of Italy and La Serenissima. accrued listed here are over fifty humorous, captivating, passionate, and insightful essays that variety from battles over rubbish within the canals to issues with rehabbing Venetian genuine property. Leon stocks episodes from her existence in Venice, explores her love of opera, and recounts stories from in and round her state apartment within the mountains. With poignant observations and humor, she additionally explores her kin heritage and previous existence in New Jersey, and the assumption of the Italian man.

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The Puzzle of Strikes: Class and State Strategies in Postwar Italy (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)

By Roberto Franzosi

Concentrating on the strategic interplay between employees, employers, and the country, this e-book examines the temporal stream of postwar Italian moves. Incorporating numerous theoretical methods and in response to many kinds of empirical facts (statistical, old, ethnographic, and survey), The Puzzle of moves is exclusive in its vast drawback with numerous actors, theories, and different types of empirical proof.

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Not a Normal Country: Italy After Berlusconi

By Geoff Andrews

'I be aware of of no booklet in English devoted with such concentration and intensity on Berlusconi’s politics. ... Geoff Andrew's snatch of political tradition is profound and reflective.' Gino Bedani, examine Professor in Italian, college of Swansea

'[Andrews offers] surprisingly penetrating insights ... fantastically written.' Jim Newell, Reader in Politics, college of Salford

Not a typical nation explores Italian politics and tradition within the period of Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s richest guy and considered one of its longest serving major ministers. Geoff Andrews argues that the ‘Berlusconi phenomenon’ was once a populist reaction to common cynicism in the direction of politics. Berlusconi posed as an ‘anti-politician’, and established his attraction on his virtues as a salesperson instead of a statesman.

The moment a part of the booklet discusses the numerous competition to Berlusconi. This levels from the anti-global demonstrations in Genoa in 2001 to unconventional protests reminiscent of the Girotondo circulate led by means of the movie director Nanni Moretti. in line with Andrews, this new associationism has helped rebuild Italian politics.

Finally, Andrews seems to the long run and, in the course of the examples of anti-mafia protests in Sicily in addition to competition to the Americanisation of Italian tradition, considers the clients for the recent post-Berlusconi Italy.

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Native Wine Grapes of Italy

By Ian D'Agata

Mountainous terrain, volcanic soils, innumerable microclimates, and an historical tradition of winemaking encouraged by means of Greeks, Phoenicians, and Romans make Italy the main diversified nation on this planet of wine. This variety is mirrored within the proven fact that Italy grows the most important variety of local wine grapes identified, amounting to greater than 1 / 4 of the world’s advertisement wine grape varieties. Ian D’Agata spent 13 years interviewing manufacturers, jogging vineyards, learning to be had learn, and tasting wines to create this authoritative advisor to Italy’s local grapes and their wines. Writing with nice enthusiasm and deep wisdom, D’Agata discusses greater than varied local Italian grape forms, from Aglianico to Zibibbo.

D’Agata presents information about how wine grapes are pointed out and labeled, what clones can be found, which soils are excellent, and what genetic proof tells us a couple of variety’s parentage. He offers historic and anecdotal money owed of every grape type and describes the features of wines made up of the grape. A nearby record of types and an inventory of the simplest manufacturers supply extra counsel. finished, completely researched, and fascinating, this e-book is the proper better half for an individual who desires to comprehend extra in regards to the great enological treasures cultivated in Italy.

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The Umbrian Supper Club

By Marlena de Blasi

'The merely sauce is olive oil - eco-friendly as sun-struck jade - splashed in small lustrous puddles, in which one skates the flesh, the fats, the bones, the potatoes, the bread. within the final, top drops, one skates a finger.'

Luscious and evocative, The Umbrian Supper Club recounts the tales of a small workforce of Umbrian ladies who - occasionally with their males and, as usually, with no them - assemble in an outdated stone apartment within the hills above Orvieto to cook dinner, to sit to a stunning supper, to drink their liked neighborhood wines. And to talk.

During the collection, the coaching, the cooking and the consuming, they recount the stories and reviews in their gastronomic lives and, as a lot, in their extra own histories. For a interval of 4 years, it was once Marlena de Blasi's job, her excitement, to cook dinner for the Supper membership - to decide on the weather for supper, to plot the menu and, with assistance from one or one other of the ladies within the membership, to organize the meal. What she learnt, what they cooked and ate and drank and the way they talked is the elemental stuff of this book.

Including a dozen recipes, drawn from the Supper membership, The Umbrian Supper Club is a satisfaction to learn and to style.

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