Author: Italy. Direzione generale dell'agricoltura
La patente nautica
Author: Massimo Caimmi
Publisher: HOEPLI EDITORE
Giunto alla terza edizione, interamente riveduta, corretta e aggiornata, questo manuale si raccomanda in particolare per la preparazione all'esame della patente nautica. Frutto della lunga esperienza marinaresca e didattica di Massimo Caimmi, il testo affronta con estrema chiarezza tutti i temi teorici e, per quel che è possibile, pratici previsti dal vasto programma d'esame che spazia dalla normativa alle caratteristiche della barca, dal carteggio al meteo per finire con la conduzione dell'imbarcazione a vela e a motore. Il volume è ricco di schemi, grafici, defi nizioni e tabelle, così da rendere familiare il lessico marinaresco e immediatamente comprensibili regole e manovre. A chiusura del libro 360 test di verifi ca consentono un articolato e pratico ripasso dell'intero programma d'esame.
Sailing to the Reefs
Author: Bernard Moitessier, Rene Hague
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
Bernard Moitessier is a writer and one of France's most famous sailors.
Author: Italo Calvino
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
“The true theme of the nineteenth-century fantastic tale is the reality of what we see: to believe or not to believe in phantasmagoric apparitions, to glimpse another world, enchanted or infernal, behind everyday appearances.” — from Calvino’s introduction to Fantastic Tales Vampires, ghosts, and other horrors abound in this collection of nineteenth-century fantastic literature, selected and edited by Italo Calvino, a twentieth-century master of the speculative. This posthumously published anthology of enchanting, uncanny, terrifying, and immortally entertaining short stories includes E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “The Sandman,” Nikolai Gogol’s “The Nose,” Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Bottle Imp,” and many more, each with an introduction by Calvino. Fantastic Tales is a delight for the mind and a feast for the senses. “Impressive and utterly pleasing . . . Each story [Calvino] picks is absorbing, unique, and continually surprising.” — Los Angeles Times
The Reach of Rome
Author: Alberto Angela
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
In this unconventional and accessible history, Italian best-seller Alberto Angela literally follows the money to map the reach and power of the Roman Empire. To see a map of the Roman Empire at the height of its territorial expansion is to be struck by its size, stretching from Scotland to Kuwait, from the Sahara to the North Sea. What was life like in the Empire, and how were such diverse peoples and places united under one rule? The Reach of Rome explores these questions through an ingenious lens: the path of a single coin as it changes hands and traverses the vast realms of the empire in the year 115. Admired in his native Italy for his ability to bring history to life through narrative, Alberto Angela opens up the ancient world to readers who have felt intimidated by the category or put off by dry historical tomes. By focusing on aspects of daily life so often overlooked in more academic treatments, The Reach of Rome travels back in time and shows us a world that was perhaps not very different from our own. And by following the path of a coin through the streams of commerce, we can touch every corner of that world and its people, from legionnaires and senators to prostitutes and slaves. Through lively and detailed vignettes all based on archeological and historical evidence, Angela reveals the vast Roman world and its remarkable modernity, and in so doing he reinforces the relevance of the ancient world for a new generation of readers.
The Heart of the Comet
Author: Gregory Benford, David Brin
Publisher: Hachette UK
In 1986, Halley's Comet returned to our heavens for the first time in over seventy-five years. Heart of the Comet is the story of Halley's next return in the middle of the twenty-first century, and of a daring mission to explore and colonize this ice-covered wanderer. It is the thrilling saga of a multinational group of exiles who discover the comet's astonishing secret - the secret that threatens their very survival.
Author: Alastair Buchan
Publisher: *Wiley Nautical
A practical guide for the solo sailor or shorthanded crew – manoeuvres, short passages and ocean crossings. Singlehanded or short of crew? This colour guide gives practical advice on manoeuvring, cruising, passage-making and getting some sleep! This is a book no thinking sailor should be without.
For some two centuries, scholars have wrestled with questions regarding the nature and logic of history as a discipline and, more broadly, with the entire complex of the "human sciences, " with include theology, philosophy, history, literature, the fine arts, and languages. The fundamental issue is whether the human sciences are a special class of studies with a specifically distinct object and method or whether they must be subsumed under the natural sciences. German philosopher Wilhelm Dilthey dedicated the bulk of his long career to there and related questions. His Introduction to the Human Sciences is a pioneering effort to elaborate a general theory of the human sciences, especially history, and to distinguish these sciences radically from the field of natural sciences. Though the Introduction was never completed, it remains one of the major statements of the topic. Together with other works by Dilthey, it has had a substantial influence on the recognition and human sciences as a fundamental division of human knowledge and on their separation from the natural sciences in origin, nature, and method. As a contribution to the issue of the methodologies of the humanities and social sciences, the Introduction rightly claims a place. This is the first time the entire work is available in English. In his introductory essay, translator Ramon J. Betanzos surveys Dilthey’s life and thought and hails his efforts to create a foundational science for the particular human sciences, and at the same time, takes serious issue with Dilthey’s historical/critical evaluation of metaphysics.
Author: Ben Weasel
Publisher: Hope & Nonthings
Technically this is a novel. About a guy and his punk band. Who start out shitty, but persevere, and eventually become pretty popular. If I mentioned that Ben Foster is better known as Ben Weasel from Screeching Weasel, you'll get a much more nuanced idea about what this book is about, and certainly, what this novel MIGHT be based upon. Regardless, it's a great, rollicking read. Whether or not it's entirely true, or entirely false, anyone with any knowledge of 90s punk in America will recognise large chunks of this. And anyone with any interest in, appreciation of, or experience of being in a band, breaking up with a girl, or punk rock, will thoroughly enjoy. It's that good. Though why he had to kill off his guitarist and best friend at the end I'll leave to his shrink to fathom...
Recovery and Restoration
Author: Henry Burke Wend
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
This study reassesses the postwar recovery of West Germany, examining the reconstruction of one industry, ship construction. It investigates the US impact on West German industry during the postwar period, tracing the effect of US policies on the rebuilding of a single firm, Bremen's A. G. Weser; an