A family-focused guidebook to Italy for traveling with children ages 4 to 12. DK Eyewitness Travel: Family Guide Italy offers you the best things to see and do on a family vacation to Rome, Venice, Florence, and throughout Italy. Each spread bursts with family-focused travel tips and ideas for activities that will engage children, from pony-trekking in Gran Sasso National Park in Abruzzo to spending the night next to the shark tank at the Aquarium of Genoa in Liguria to visiting the Colosseum in Rome. What's inside: + Each major sight is treated as a "hub" destination, around which to plan a day. Plus, DK's custom illustrations and reconstructions of city sights give real cultural insight. + "Let off steam" suggestions and eating options around each attraction enable the entire family to recharge. + Maps outline the nearest parks, playgrounds, and public restrooms. + "Take shelter" sections suggest indoor activities for rainy days. + Language section lists essential words and phrases. + Dedicated "Kids' Corner" features include cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games, and riddles to inform and entertain young travelers. + Listings provide family-friendly hotels and dining options. Written by travel experts and parents who understand the need to keep children entertained while enjoying family time together, DK Eyewitness Travel: Family Guide Italy offers child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel information, budget guidance, age-range suitability, and activities for Italy.
Author: Konrad Spindler, Harald Wilfing, Elisabeth Rastbichler-Zissernig, Dieter ZurNedden, Hans Nothdurfter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Where To Go When: Italy is the essential vacation planner, unearthing the best of every region of Italy, month-by-month. Whether you're looking for a fun family getaway, a cultural weekend in the city, or a countryside retreat, Where To Go When: Italy suggests a multitude of appealing destinations and the best month of the year to visit each one. Written by knowledgeable travel writers with a passion for Italy, this book combines informative and inspirational narrative with truly sumptuous photography bringing each destination to life. Organized by theme - Festivals and Culture, Unforgettable Journeys, Natural Wonders, Luxury and Romance, Active Adventures, and Family Getaways - the book ensures that there is something for everybody. Whether you want to visit the Venice Carnival in February or enjoy a relaxing week in Sardinia in June, the practical advice on local transportation, hotel and restaurant options, and the best activities and sights make finding your ideal vacation simple and fun. Where to Go When: Italy is the perfect inspirational book for the anyone seeking out the hidden gems of Italy, from families and sun worshippers to foodies and lovers of the outdoors.
The Taming of Chance
Author: Ian Hacking
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book combines detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breadth and verve.
Author: Thomas de Waal
Publisher: NYU Press
“Brilliant.”—Time “Admirable, rigorous. De Waal [is] a wise and patient reporter.”—The New York Review of Books “Never have all the twists and turns, sad carnage, and bullheadedness on all side been better described—or indeed, better explained…Offers a deeper and more compelling account of the conflict than anyone before.”—Foreign Affairs Since its publication in 2003, the first edition of Black Garden has become the definitive study of how Armenia and Azerbaijan, two southern Soviet republics, were pulled into a conflict that helped bring them to independence, spell the end the Soviet Union, and plunge a region of great strategic importance into a decade of turmoil. This important volume is both a careful reconstruction of the history of the Nagorny Karabakh conflict since 1988 and on-the-spot reporting of the convoluted aftermath. Part contemporary history, part travel book, part political analysis, the book is based on six months traveling through the south Caucasus, more than 120 original interviews in the region, Moscow, and Washington, and unique historical primary sources, such as Politburo archives. The historical chapters trace how the conflict lay unresolved in the Soviet era; how Armenian and Azerbaijani societies unfroze it; how the Politiburo failed to cope with the crisis; how the war was fought and ended; how the international community failed to sort out the conflict. What emerges is a complex and subtle portrait of a beautiful and fascinating region, blighted by historical prejudice and conflict. The revisedand updated 10th-year anniversary edition includes a new forward, a new chapter covering developments up to-2011, such as the election of new presidents in both countries, Azerbaijan’s oil boom and the new arms race in the region, and a new conclusion, analysing the reasons for the intractability of the conflict and whether there are any prospects for its resolution. Telling the story of the first conflict to shake Mikhail Gorbachev's Soviet Union, Black Garden remains a central account of the reality of the post-Soviet world.
Appropriating live televised football through talk illustrates linguistic and embodied resources, e.g. cohesive devices, sequentiality and gestures, used by empirical audiences in the reception situation for a variety of functions such as the construction of an identity as football fan.
Amazon.com’s Top-Selling DSP Book for Seven Straight Years—Now Fully Updated! Understanding Digital Signal Processing, Third Edition, is quite simply the best resource for engineers and other technical professionals who want to master and apply today’s latest DSP techniques. Richard G. Lyons has updated and expanded his best-selling second edition to reflect the newest technologies, building on the exceptionally readable coverage that made it the favorite of DSP professionals worldwide. He has also added hands-on problems to every chapter, giving students even more of the practical experience they need to succeed. Comprehensive in scope and clear in approach, this book achieves the perfect balance between theory and practice, keeps math at a tolerable level, and makes DSP exceptionally accessible to beginners without ever oversimplifying it. Readers can thoroughly grasp the basics and quickly move on to more sophisticated techniques. This edition adds extensive new coverage of FIR and IIR filter analysis techniques, digital differentiators, integrators, and matched filters. Lyons has significantly updated and expanded his discussions of multirate processing techniques, which are crucial to modern wireless and satellite communications. He also presents nearly twice as many DSP Tricks as in the second edition—including techniques even seasoned DSP professionals may have overlooked. Coverage includes New homework problems that deepen your understanding and help you apply what you’ve learned Practical, day-to-day DSP implementations and problem-solving throughout Useful new guidance on generalized digital networks, including discrete differentiators, integrators, and matched filters Clear descriptions of statistical measures of signals, variance reduction by averaging, and real-world signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) computation A significantly expanded chapter on sample rate conversion (multirate systems) and associated filtering techniques New guidance on implementing fast convolution, IIR filter scaling, and more Enhanced coverage of analyzing digital filter behavior and performance for diverse communications and biomedical applications Discrete sequences/systems, periodic sampling, DFT, FFT, finite/infinite impulse response filters, quadrature (I/Q) processing, discrete Hilbert transforms, binary number formats, and much more
Pentecostalism in Argentina provides an account of the socio-political aspects of the fastest growing religion of our time, Pentecostalism, in an Argentina that has moved from an unstable dictatorship to a modern democracy in the time of globalization.
The Eastern Alps
Author: Karl Baedeker (Firm)
Focusing on the native ceramic technology of central Mexico during the early colonial period and the present-day, this book offers a refreshing view into the process of cultural continuity and change in the indigenous Mesoamerican world after the Spanish conquest.