Neste ensaio ilustrado, Umberto Eco discorre sobre a história de lugares como Camelot, Atlântida, o paradeiro do Santo Graal, Lemúria, a ilha de Salomão, o Eldorado e o país da rainha de Sabá - lendas tão bem construídas pela literatura e disseminadas em pinturas, filmes e canções, que muita gente pode acreditar que são reais. Ao aliar uma antologia de textos a uma pesquisa iconográfica impecável, o autor descreve o que há de interessante por trás das terras que fascinaram tantos artistas ao longo dos séculos. Este livro dá sequência aos projetos bem-sucedidos de História da beleza, História da feiura e Vertigem das listas. Com formato e projetos editoriais idênticos, eles compõem esta série essencial do autor.
V nastoyaschej knige rassmatrivayutsya vazhnejshie osobennosti funktsionalnyh nanomaterialov, vklyuchaya ih strukturu, fizicheskie svojstva, metody sinteza i issledovaniya, opisyvayutsya primery ispolzovaniya nanomaterialov dlya sozdaniya nanoelektromehanicheskih sistem, raznoobraznyh ustrojstv nano- i molekulyarnoj elektroniki, a takzhe magnitnyh nositelej informatsii. Kniga yavlyaetsya odnim iz nemnogih uchebnyh posobij, prednaznachennyh dlya fundamentalnoj mezhdistsiplinarnoj podgotovki v oblasti nanotehnologii i nanomaterialov, vklyuchaya studentov, aspirantov i nauchnyh sotrudnikov klassicheskih, tehnicheskih i tehnologicheskih universitetov, vovlechennyh v reshenie naibolee aktualnyh nanotehnologicheskih problem. Rekomendovano UMO po klassicheskomu universitetskomu obrazovaniyu v kachestve posobiya dlya studentov starshih kursov, obuchayuschihsya po spetsialnosti 020101 (011000) - Himiya.
Wright Brothers for Kids: How They Invented the Airplane, 21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of Flight(For Kids)
Mary Kay Carson
This activity book tells the amazing true story of how two bicycle-making brothers from Ohio, with no more than high-school educations, accomplished a feat that forever changed the world. At a time when most people still hadn t ridden in an automobile, Wilbur and Orville Wright built the first powered, heavier-than-air flying machine. Woven throughout the heartwarming story of the two brothers are activities that highlight their ingenuity and problem-solving abilities as they overcame many obstacles to achieve controlled flight. The four forces of flight lift, thrust, gravity, and drag and how the Wright brothers mastered them are explained in clear, simple text. Activities include making a Chinese flying top, building a kite, bird watching, and designing a paper glider, and culminate with an activity in which readers build a rubber-band-powered flyer. Included are photographs just released from the Wright brothers personal collection, along with diagrams and illustrations. The history of human flight and its pioneers, a time line, and a complete resource section for students are also provided.
This one was great. Synopsis from the back cover:------------------On the other side of paradiseOn Hina Beach, where heat waves hummed over the crashing emerald sea and palm trees swayed above hot black sands, Whitney had first tasted passion.Andy had been a Polynesian god--golden, magnificent, his kisses as potent as the hibiscus flower that bloomed in Kahuna Gorge. But when Whitneys father discovered their tender romance, love iii paradise turned to misery.Nine years passed before they met again--this time as vengeful enemies. Andy had become Alex Baron, a powerful and ruthless investor. Whitney loathed him. But now she needed his help as desperately as she had once needed his love.------------------I loved this story -- lots of angst, but you could tell through subtle cues that the hero loved her. Some good gut-wrenching emotional tension. And Sandra Marton does something it seems like no other HP author ever does -- she allows the heroine NOT to respond to the hero physically when something terrible is going on emotionally. I love that, its more realistic plus guaranteed to drive the hero bonkers. :-)So, overall, a great read.
Millions of Americans have ancestors who were involved, in one way or another, in the Salem Witchcraft epidemic of 1692. There are even more people all over the world who have a natural curiosity and a general interest in specific aspects of the witchcraft affair. Genealogy can provide a doorway to the past, as it provides a means of looking into family connections and community relationships. It helps to break down figurative stone walls and clear up misty areas to get to hard facts. Knowledge of the specific features of the events that motivated the people in the witchcraft aberration can be a source of inspiration in the understanding of otherwise inexplicable events. The location of the witchcraft outbreak in February 1692 was Salem Village. Today it is known as the town of Danvers, a name chosen to cover up the past. This book is concerned with the phase of the Salem witch-hunt that spilled over into the neighboring town of Andover. This old town of Andover embraces the modern towns of North Andover and Andover. In a letter of October 8, 1692, THOMAS BRATTLE wrote, This consulting of these afflicted children, about their sickness, was the unhappy beginning of the unhappy troubles at poor Andover. Poor Andover does now rue the day that ever the said afflicted went among them; they lament their folly, and are an object of great pity and commiseration. This book is based upon the common threads of birth, marriage, and death that all people share and understand when looking towards the past. In 1692, the condemned witches were put to death on Gallows Hill in Salem. It is a rocky hill on the outskirts of Salem Town. Scattered with the few oaks and locust trees that are able to take root in its shallow soil, the hill overlooks the Atlantic Ocean beyond. As if it were too great, too mighty for common benefits, the ocean has no compassion, no law, no memory, no faith. Its eternal nature is hidden in mystery.
Buying this book online, it arrived unexpectedly wrapped in a Twilight T-shirt. If you dont understand the link between bogans and Twilight, read on ;-)I suffer from culture-cringe, so taking the mick out of bogans is perfectly fine; I do it often. So after encountering Things Bogans Like, I immediately subscribed and have been following it ever since. And because most, if not all, of the books contents were originally published on the website, reading them later here in print isnt as fresh. Theres a lot of repetition for those of you with short attention spans, which can be a drag for the more informed amateur boganologist.But some content is still hilarious in its second viewing. The photos spot-on depict the bogan in its natural environment, partaking in its favourite activities. Theres even a hint to make the concept of boat people more attractive (pages 166-168): If the illegal fishing boats [...] actually were full of hot Asian chicks [...], hordes of bogans would be strapping long range fuel tanks and floral bouquets onto their jet skis, and trying to intercept the vessels themselves.But the real gold lies in the section on vampires (pages 252-254). [...] the femme-bogue becomes so engorged by the notion of abstinence that she is likely to proceed post-haste to the local glassing barn to gyrate wildly against anyone not smelling strongly of garlic. This demonstrates the dizzying power that sexual innuendo and metaphor have over the bogans copulatory glands. Unfortunately, the bogans inability to actually understand metaphor resulted in True Blood.This tome works best as a coffee table book, or joke gift to confuse your foreign friends. They may not recogise the names of pseudo-celebrities mentioned within, but the context should explain much.
Robert Kirkman is an American comic book writer best known for his work on The Walking Dead, Invincible for Image Comics, as well as Ultimate X-Men and Marvel Zombies for Marvel Comics. He has also collaborated with Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane on the series Haunt. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics, and the only one of the five who was not one of the original co-founders of that publisher.Robert Kirkmans first comic books were self-published under his own Funk-o-Tron label. Along with childhood friend Tony Moore, Kirkman created Battle Pope which was published in late 2001. Battle Pope ran for over 2 years along with other Funk-o-Tron published books such as InkPunks and Double Take. In July of 2002, Roberts first work for another company began, with a 4-part SuperPatriot series for Image, along with Battle Pope backup story artist Cory Walker. Roberts creator-owned projects followed shortly thereafter, including Tech Jacket, Invincible and Walking Dead.
Encouraged by his pastor to share the Lords Supper more frequently-at home, at work, wherever and whenever-Ron Brackin set out to have an adventure with God. And now, he invites you to come along. Known mostly for the NYT bestseller Son of Hamas and his books on the church in the Middle East, Ron leads his readers on a delightful new journey deep into the kingdom of God. But be warned: you may not want to stop at the end of thirty-one days.
Izvanredno djelo svjetski poznatog doktora interne medicine dr. Hassana � emsi Baše. Sadrži vrijedne savjete o zdravom životu kroz 40 poglavlja. U ovoj knjizi možete naći savjete kako se liječiti od bolesti, ali i o tome kako se zaštititi. Svaki savjet je utemeljen na ajetima, hadisima i najnovijim naučnim istraživanjima.