Ricordiamoci Il Futuro

Autor: Oscar Farinetti
Publisher: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 8858828895
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Il fondatore di Eataly torna sui grandi temi che gli stanno a cuore: in primis quelli della biodiversità e dell’eccellenza italiana nel campo agroalimentare. Lo fa con pagine che richiamano la forma delle operette morali, racconti in cui personaggi spesso appartenenti a epoche diverse – da Noè a Fabio Brescacin di NaturaSì, da Plinio il Vecchio a Tonino Guerra, da Hemingway ad Alice, “acciuga filosofa” – dialogano sulla scoperta del fuoco, ripercorrono la storia dell’agricoltura, raccontano la storia del vino, della birra, dell’olio e quella della pesca, si interrogano sul rapporto fra gli uomini e gli animali e provano a immaginare un futuro sostenibile. Farinetti condensa queste storie millenarie in sei brevi racconti vivi di un umorismo e di una spinta etica che rendono piacevole e appassionante la lettura, sicché, pagina dopo pagina, apprendiamo l’origine delle diverse colture e le scoperte che le riguardano, trattate con l’occhio attento e rispettoso di chi crede fermamente nell’innovazione così come nell’importanza della tradizione. Il racconto lungo di chiusura, invece, ci porta nel Rinascimento attraverso il dipinto Il battesimo di Cristo della bottega del Verrocchio. In un ripetuto confronto fra il presente e quel florido passato emerge la necessità di abbandonare le lamentele intorno alle storture del presente e di essere i primi protagonisti del cambiamento. Chiude il libro una sorta di “riassunto” dal Bing Bang ai giorni nostri, una riflessione che ci invita a un modello sociale ed economico basato su un nuovo rapporto con la natura e tra noi uomini, in cui la parola chiave sia “rispetto”. Chi si impegnerà in tal senso potrà essere considerato “FICO”.

Slow Food Nation

Autor: Carlo Petrini
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847841464
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By now most of us are aware of the threats looming in the food world. The best-selling Fast Food Nation and other recent books have alerted us to such dangers as genetically modified organisms, food-borne diseases, and industrial farming. Now it is time for answers, and Slow Food Nation steps up to the challenge. Here the charismatic leader of the Slow Food movement, Carlo Petrini, outlines many different routes by which we may take back control of our food. The three central principles of the Slow Food plan are these: food must be sustainably produced in ways that are sensitive to the environment, those who produce the food must be fairly treated, and the food must be healthful and delicious. In his travels around the world as ambassador for Slow Food, Petrini has witnessed firsthand the many ways that native peoples are feeding themselves without making use of the harmful methods of the industrial complex. He relates the wisdom to be gleaned from local cultures in such varied places as Mongolia, Chiapas, Sri Lanka, and Puglia. Amidst our crisis, it is critical that Americans look for insight from other cultures around the world and begin to build a new and better way of eating in our communities here.

Understanding Power

Autor: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780143029915
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In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, published here for the first time, the author radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign policy during the Viet-nam war to the decline of the welfare under the Clinton administration. Characterized by Chomsky's accessible and informative style, this is the ideal book for those new to his work as well as those who have been listening for years.

Cage Of Eden Volume 19

Autor: Yoshinobu Yamada
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
ISBN: 1682330206
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A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL DOCTOR Kokonoe's plan comes to fruition, allowing him and Ohmori to evade execution while also creating a diversion for Sengoku and his friends to escape the clutches of Nishikiori. As they make their way back to the others, Yarai reaches Nishikiori's camp where he comes to face the cold, hard truth about Kurusu-sensei's condition. But seeing a chance to turn things in his favor, Nishikiori makes a deal with Yarai. Will Yarai go through with Nishikiori's dastardly request for the chance to save the life of his teacher?

Quasi

Autor: Oscar Farinetti
Publisher: La Nave di Teseo Editore spa
ISBN: 8893446839
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“ Questo libro l’ho chiamato Quasi perché penso che, ricordandoci di essere imperfetti, possiamo essere quasi felici.” La natura, gli affetti, le buone e cattive abitudini, la memoria e le passioni nelle parole di Oscar Farinetti e nei disegni di Marco Nereo Rotelli. Una riflessione in parole e immagini sui sentimenti che ci legano agli altri e al mondo in cui viviamo, un invito a scoprire la bellezza nascosta che ci circonda.

People Under Three

Autor: Elinor Goldschmied
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415305662
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People Under Three is an established text for all those training to work with young children or managing day care facilities."--BOOK JACKET.

Memoirs Of An Anti Semite

Autor: Gregor Von Rezzori
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590175506
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The elusive narrator of this beautifully written, complex, and powerfully disconcerting novel is the scion of a decayed aristocratic family from the farther reaches of the defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire. In five psychologically fraught episodes, he revisits his past, from adolescence to middle age, a period that coincides with the twentieth century’s ugliest years. Central to each episode is what might be called the narrator’s Jewish Question. He is no Nazi. To the contrary, he is apolitical, accommodating, cosmopolitan. He has Jewish friends and Jewish lovers, and their Jewishness is a matter of abiding fascination to him. His deepest and most defining relationship may even be the strange dance of attraction and repulsion that throughout his life he has conducted with this forbidden, desired, inescapable, imaginary Jewish other. And yet it is just this relationship that has blinded him to—and makes him complicit in—the terrible realities of his era. Lyrical, witty, satirical, and unblinking, Gregor von Rezzori’s most controversial work is an intimate foray into the emotional underworld of modern European history.

Best Boy A Novel

Autor: Eli Gottlieb
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 1631490486
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New York Times Editor's Choice People Magazine Pick of the Week A Washington Post Notable Book of 2015 Library Journal Top Ten Books of 2015 BookPage Top Five Books of 2015 "Raw and beautiful. . . . What rises and shines from the page is Todd Aaron, a hero of such singular character and clear spirit that you will follow him anywhere. You won’t just root for him, you will fight and push and pray for him to wrest control of his future. You will read this book in one sitting or maybe two, and, I promise, you will miss this man deeply when you are done.”—Ann Bauer, Washington Post Sent to a “therapeutic community” for autism at the age of eleven, Todd Aaron, now in his fifties, is the “Old Fox” of Payton LivingCenter. A joyous man who rereads the encyclopedia compulsively, he is unnerved by the sudden arrivals of a menacing new staffer and a disruptive, brain-injured roommate. His equilibrium is further worsened by Martine, a one-eyed new resident who has romantic intentions and convinces him to go off his meds to feel “normal” again. Undone by these pressures, Todd attempts an escape to return “home” to his younger brother and to a childhood that now inhabits only his dreams. Written astonishingly in the first-person voice of an autistic, adult man, Best Boy—with its unforgettable portraits of Todd’s beloved mother, whose sweet voice still sings from the grave, and a staffer named Raykene, who says that Todd “reflects the beauty of His creation”—is a piercing, achingly funny, finally shattering novel no reader can ever forget.

Writing Tools

Autor: Roy Peter Clark
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316028400
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A special 10th anniversary edition of Roy Peter Clark's bestselling guide to writing, featuring five bonus tools. Ten years ago, Roy Peter Clark, America's most influential writing teacher, whittled down almost thirty years of experience in journalism, writing, and teaching into a series of fifty short essays on different aspects of writing. In the past decade, Writing Tools has become a classic guidebook for novices and experts alike and remains one of the best loved books on writing available. Organized into four sections, "Nuts and Bolts," "Special Effects," "Blueprints for Stories," and "Useful Habits," Writing Tools is infused with more than 200 examples from journalism and literature. This new edition includes five brand new, never-before-shared tools. Accessible, entertaining, inspiring, and above all, useful for every type of writer, from high school student to novelist, Writing Tools is essential reading.