Nanouniverso Megafuturo

Autor: Marco Cavazzini
ISBN: 8820360578
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In ogni campo e nelle applicazioni più svariate le nanotecnologie sono già tra noi. Vale quindi la pena conoscerle un po' meglio. Cosa sono? Quali prodotti ne fanno uso? E perché la scienza si è spinta verso l'universo nano, quello dalle dimensioni invisibili a occhio nudo, ma che per molti versi promette di rivoluzionare il nostro modo di vivere? Dal cibo alla cosmetica, ai prodotti tecnologici il tema delle nanotecnologie sarà sempre più presente nella nostra quotidianità. Scritto con rigore scientifico ma con linguaggio accessibile a tutti, ecco un piccolo vademecum per conoscere questo settore della scienza, per muoversi tra i nano-oggetti di recente invenzione e per immaginare quelli che il futuro (forse) porterà con sé.

Gli Economisti Indovini O Scienziati

Autor: Roberto Fini
ISBN: 8820369656
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Gli economisti, soprattutto negli ultimi tempi, non godono buona fama: li si accusa di non aver previsto la crisi iniziata nel 2007 e di non riuscire a proporre soluzione adeguate per uscirne. Per alcuni aspetti questo giudizio è condivisibile. Ma è anche ingeneroso nei confronti di quelli che la crisi, al contrario, l'avevano predetta. Questo volume ricostruisce il percorso di una scienza che, nonostante tutto, ha concorso in modo determinante a favorire la crescita materiale e il benessere dell'umanità. Certamente gli economisti non sono indovini e può darsi che alcuni di loro non siano scienziati a tutto tondo, tuttavia in molte occasioni ci hanno preso.

Milan Architecture Guide 1945 2015

Autor: Marco Biraghi
ISBN: 882036977X
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Milan, since the period after World War II, has developed its own specific interpretation of modern architecture: a Milanese path to architectural Modernity. In model suburban developments like QT8 (a proving ground for the best solutions formulated by international architectural culture in the 1920s and 1930s), but also in original buildings in the center, like the Torre Velasca and the Pirelli skyscraper, Milan has become a true outdoor museum of modern architecture. The names of the leading figures of this period are Gio Ponti, Piero Bottoni, Ernesto Nathan Rogers, Lodovico Belgiojoso, Ignazio Gardella, Luigi Moretti, Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Vico Magistretti; as well as Vittorio Gregotti, Aldo Rossi, Guido Canella, Carlo Aymonino, Gino Valle, Gabetti & Isola: architects that over a few decades gave Milan its building-symbols, providing structures suitable for a city aspiring to a role as a leading player on the European stage. The works of these architects have been joined, in the late 20th century and the initial years of the new millennium, in a period of renewed construction activity, by projects bearing the world-famous signatures of Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Arata Isozaki, Peter Eisenman and Rem Koolhaas, along with those of Italian talents like - among others - Renzo Piano, Cino Zucchi and Stefano Boeri. A significant contribution that has given Milan an important position on the international architecture scene, destined to be reinforced by EXPO 2015. This book takes a critical look at the various aspects of development of Milanese architecture, and in 100 profiles illustrated with photographs made for the occasion it presents the city's most outstanding buildings erected over the course of the last seventy years.

Business History

Autor: Franco Amatori
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136732411
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This major new textbook on business history brings together the expertise of two internationally renowned authors to provide a thorough overview of the developments in business – from just before the industrial revolution right up to the present day. Business History is global in scope and looks at the major players – Europe, the US and Japan – as well as emerging economies, such as China and India. Focusing mainly on ‘big business‘, Amatori and Colli critically analyze ‘the firm‘ and its interaction with the evolution of economic, technological and political systems at the micro and macro levels. This up-to-date textbook is an exceptional resource for students on economic and business history courses, as well as for practitioners interested in broadening their understanding of business.

Spanish Marxism Versus Soviet Communism

Autor: Victor Alba
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351488554
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Spanish Marxism Versus Soviet Communism is the first historical study of the P.O.U.M. to appear in English. Drawing from his multi-volume work on the subject, which was published in Spanish and Catalan, Victor Alba has collaborated with Stephen Schwartz to produce a condensed and amplified study that is far more than a translation.Outside Spain, the political movement known as the Workers Party of Marxist Unification (Partido Obrero de Unificacion Marxist or P.O.U.M.) is chiefly known as the revolutionary group with which George Orwell fought during the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s. The events in which the P.O.U.M. found itself at the center of conflict between Iberian revolutionaries and Soviet interests remain a controversial topic for historians and other writers. This book presents a detailed picture of the organization and its main antecedent, the Workers' and Peasants' Bloc, in the context of a stimulating working class political culture.Those interested in Catalan history as well as historians of Western European Marxism and the Spanish Civil War will find this book useful. It will also be of interest to those concerned with Orwell and his experience in Spain. A fitting tribute to the P.O.U.M.'s great struggle against Stalinism, Spanish Marxism Versus Soviet Communism will surely stand out among the array of books that have been published on the Spanish Civil War period as a definitive study.

The Human Tradition In American Labor History

Autor: Eric Arnesen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842029872
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The Human Tradition in American Labor History is a comprehensive exploration of the American working class from the colonial period to the present. In marked contrast to most academic treatments of American labor, this book presents history through mini-biographical portraits of a diverse selection of workers. Focusing on the contributions of women and minorities and using the racial and ethnic diversity of America's working people as its starting point, The Human Tradition in American Labor History features the most up-to-date research into the experiences of American workers and labor activists in the broadest range of occupations and sectors of the economy.p This book encompasses all aspects of American labor history and reveals the diversity of movements for social change, including unionism, labor politics, and race relations. Students will discover the wide spectrum of people who made labor history. These chronological biographies show how these individuals were instrumental in shaping American labor over the last 250 years.p By giving a new and personal perspective to this topic, The Human Tradition in American Labor History will stimulate as well as educate students in American labor history, and American social history.p

India And West Asia In The Era Of Globalisation

Autor: Anwar Alam
ISBN: 9788177081541
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India's foreign policy posture in recent years, particularly towards the region of West Asia and North Africa (WANA), has been a subject of intense debate. India's growing relationship with the US and Israel, and its 'lukewarm stand' on Iraqi crisis and Iranian nuclear issue has been seen as a fundamental shift in the Indian foreign policy exercise. Critics have accused the succeeding Indian governments during the past one and half decades of abandoning its 'independent' foreign policy, of deviating from Nehruvian national consensus in foreign policy matters, and towing the pro-American line. Others have argued that the radical shift in the orientation of Indian foreign policy in terms of its pro- American tilt bears the mark of "realism" and "pragmatism" that is dictated by the demand of globalisation. Therefore, at a broader level, this book seeks to capture the emerging orientation of Indian state vis-á-vis the region of WANA in the context of globalisation. In particular, it examines the political, economic, cultural, security and diasporic dimensions of the evolving relationship between India and countries of WANA in the context of globalisation.