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Download E-books E poi chi lo porta fuori il cane?: Come una labrador nera mi ha rivoluzionato la vita (Saggi) (Italian Edition) PDF

By Edmondo Berselli

«Io non avevo mai avuto un cane, e non avevo nessuna intenzione di averne uno.» period categorico, Berselli, nel rifiuto di avere in keeping with casa animali pelosi e sbavanti. Fino al giorno in cui, consistent with un ricatto affettivo, period arrivata Liù. E di qui scodinzolii, avventure e disavventure, sorprese filosofiche e dilemmi intellettuali. Un incontro di cui queste pagine, apparse originariamente a puntate su fb e che diventeranno poi il suo ultimo libro, Liù, pubblicato nel 2009 da Mondadori, sono il resoconto. Nella prefazione Ezio Mauro le definisce «un avan-libro, un prologo digitale, una forma che cerca se stessa, web publication, confessione, diario, autobiografia d'addio mascherata da racconto». Il tepore dolce di Liù ci è parso il modo migliore in line with ricordare oggi Edmondo Berselli.

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Download E-books Religious Celebrations [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations PDF

This two-volume paintings provides a accomplished survey of the entire methods humans have fun spiritual lifestyles round the globe.

• greater than 800 A–Z entries on spiritual vacations and calendars

• images of individuals celebrating a number of vacations round the world

• A bibliography with each one access that provides assets for additional research

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Download E-books Culture and Customs of Sudan (Cultures and Customs of the World) PDF

By Kwame Essien

Amid a Sudan's darkish background, saturated with conflicts and tragic present occasions, lies a tradition with deep roots, going again so far as 8000 BC. With a number of hundred ethnic teams and languages, Sudan is likely one of the world's so much diversified international locations. find out how those cultures have mixed and collided during the centuries, and look at how traditions and customs are saved alive at the present time. non secular ideals, social customs, arts, literature, and delicacies are one of the issues mentioned during this quantity, that is perfect for top institution and undergraduate students.

Chapters contain assurance on ancient heritage, religions and worldviews, literature and media, paintings and structure, delicacies and conventional gown, gender roles, marriage, and relations, social customs, and track and dance.

A timeline of key occasions and bibliographical essay together with print and nonprint resources complement the work.

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Download E-books History of Coca: The Divine Plant of the Incas PDF

Initially released in 1901, the subsequent description comes from the 1st variation:

This paintings, even supposing of a systematic nature, has no longer been written solely for scientists, for the subject is of so common a scope as to be invaluable the eye of all who're involved in lessening the rigors of humanity, or who which to form the prerequisites of lifestyles via a extra priceless and as a result a extra satisfied being.

Centuries ahead of the creation of cocaine to anaesthetic makes use of, the area were surprised by means of bills of the power developing homes ascribed to a plant in detail linked to the rites and customs of the traditional Peruvians, and primary made identified in the course of the chroniclers of Spanish conquest in the US. The historical past of this plant, referred to as Coca, is the heritage of the Incan race and is entwined in the course of the institutions of the massive socialistic Empire of these early humans of Peru.

The features and botanical peculiarities of Coca, and the commercial makes use of of crops of the relatives to which it belongs are defined, and an attempt is made to harmonize the early makes use of of the substance – that are now proven to been of necessity, and never of luxurious – with its current employment, via proof of recent body structure.

No attempt has been made to make this paintings in any experience a e-book of Coca remedy, yet a learn of the early prerequisites and the speculation the following complex as to the explanation of its empirical makes use of will no doubt be abundant to provoke the genuine prestige of Coca, and may recommend its program within the affairs of recent lifestyles for stipulations just like these which initially demanded.

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Download E-books Food and Cultural Studies (Studies in Consumption and Markets) PDF

By Bob Ashley

What and the way we consume are of the main power offerings we are facing in lifestyle. no matter what we elect on although, and despite the fact that mundane our judgements could seem, they are going to be inscribed with details either approximately ourselves and approximately our positions on this planet round us. but, meals has only in the near past turn into an important and coherent sector of inquiry for cultural reports and the social sciences.

Food and Cultural Studies re-examines the interdisciplinary historical past of nutrients reviews from a cultural reviews framework, from the semiotics of Barthes and the anthropology of Levi-Strauss to Elias' historic research and Bourdieu's paintings at the courting among meals, intake and cultural identification. The authors then cross directly to discover topics as assorted as foodstuff and country, the gendering of consuming in, the phenomenon of television cooks, the ethics of vegetarianism and nutrients, danger and ethical panics.

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Download E-books American Regional Cuisines: Food Culture and Cooking PDF

By Lou Sackett

Filled with colourful recipes and finished info on American nutrients tradition and historical past, this ebook offers an outline of American nearby Cuisines: meals tradition and Cooking . Featuring over three hundred grasp recipes, it examines the tradition, items and delicacies of fifteen culinary regions–from New England to Hawaii–and the micro-cuisines that exist inside of every one sector. Designed for the operating chef, its recipes provide a great layout according to how execs truly prepare dinner in eating places. The authors’ foodservice and schooling backgrounds supply the e-book the scholarly wisdom and the pro adventure had to make it an genuine reference that meets the calls for of today’s culinary students.

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Download E-books Knights at Tournament (Elite) PDF

By Christopher Gravett

Like several warrior periods all through historical past medieval knights engaged in army video games, partially in coaching for struggle and in part for natural recreation. From their frequently brutal origins within the tenth century to the gaudy pageantry and eventual decline of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, tournaments have been the centre of the knightly lifestyles. identical to the armoured and surcoated knight on his caparisoned charger continues to be the epitome of the chivalric perfect. Christopher Gravett explores the historical past of the match from its chaotic beginnings to its extra formal, 'civilised' incarnation, describing many of the 'events' and gear which got here into use.

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Download E-books The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality (Oxford Handbooks) PDF

By Mark Grimshaw

As this complete and multidisciplinary ebook makes transparent, virtuality has a pedigree that pre-dates the pc age and smooth digital worlds, a pedigree that may be traced again to classical mythology and past. both, the idea that of virtuality isn't the province of 1 box of research by myself yet is the basis and motive force of many, either theoretical and applied.

Our conceptualizations and purposes of virtuality are a number of, as individuals exhibit around the 9 sections of the publication that movement from philosophy to applied sciences and purposes prior to returning to philosophy back for a dialogue of the utopias and dystopias of virtuality. the virtually 50 essays contained inside diversity freely throughout matters that come with the opportunity of virtuality, ethics, virtuality and self, presence and immersion, digital feelings, picture, sound and literature, computing device video games, AI and A-Life, Augmented fact and genuine Virtuality, legislation and economics, clinical and army functions, faith, and cybersex.

Throughout, individuals speak about changes among virtuality, truth, and reality, in debates filtered throughout the lenses of the disciplines represented right here, and speculate on destiny instructions. it's not in any respect transparent that there are alterations and, if such differences are to be came upon, the bounds among virtuality, fact, and reality constantly shift as principles, modes of association, and behaviors continually circulation from one to the opposite despite course. The guide provides no unified definition of virtuality to convenience the reader, quite a multiplicity of questions and techniques underpinned via provocative statements that are meant to additional gasoline the debates surrounding our notions of virtuality.

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