By Erich von Daniken
"Erich boldly maintains to problem our realizing of history."
--Philip Coppens, writer, the traditional Alien Question
We dwell in an age of knowledge. yet there are issues in our prehistory "about which we don't have the faintest idea," writes best-selling writer Erich von Däniken in his gripping new ebook, Remnants of the Gods. Stone constructions erected via grasp developers, mysterious underground complexes, geometrically aligned stone circles, the breathtaking pyramids of Egypt--who outfitted them? And, probably extra importantly, the place did those developers receive such very good knowledge?
Erich von Däniken indicates intimately how complete nations have been surveyed hundreds of thousands of years in the past. hundreds of thousands of Stone Age holy areas can be found at equivalent distances from each other, forming monstrous squares and triangles.
How was once all of this attainable? vintage archaeology offers no solutions to those questions. Worse nonetheless, it does not even seem to be . Are all of us threatening to develop into "camp fans of disinterest," as Erich asks?
Featuring greater than one hundred sixty colour images and illustrations, Erich finds the secrets and techniques of "impossible structures" in Europe and the Mediterranean area, describes "crazy facts," and relentlessly exposes fake doctrines.
Remnants of the Gods will make even strident skeptics think again what they suspect they understand of the earlier.
By Lonely Planet
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This booklet providing is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's most up-to-date Italy advisor ebook and includes:
• Friuli Venezia Giulia chapters
• figuring out Italy
• Friuli Venezia Giulia maps
With its triple-barrelled moniker, Friuli Venezia Giulia's multifaceted nature may still come as no shock. Cultural complexity is adored during this small, little-visited quarter, tucked away on Italy's a ways northeastern borders with Austria and Slovenia.
This advisor is the results of study by means of devoted authors and native specialists who immersed themselves in Friuli Venezia Giulia, discovering designated stories, and sharing functional and sincere suggestion, so that you come away knowledgeable and surprised. This consultant contains up to date studies of the easiest areas to stick, devour, attractions, cultural info, maps, delivery information and some top saved secrets and techniques – all of the necessities to get to the center of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
By Italo Calvino
A chain of lectures which Italo Calvino wrote within the ultimate 12 months of his existence. Drawing at the works of Lucretius, Ovid, Boccaccio, Flaubert, Kundera, Perec and plenty of extra, he pinpoints the common legislation and literary values: lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility and multiplicity.
By Sergio Zavoli
In line with los angeles prima volta l. a. storia degli anni di piombo narrata in prima character dai veri protagonisti, i terroristi neri e rossi che hanno fatto los angeles scelta della lotta armata. Dalla contestazione del '68 allo stragismo, dalla nascita delle BR al sequestro Moro, tutti gli episodi più tragici di un'epoca che ha straziato los angeles coscienza del nostro paese. Un'inchiesta senza pari according to complessità e proporzioni, condotta da uno dei grandi nomi del giornalismo televisivo italiano.
By Saverio Giovacchini, Robert Sklar
Highbrow, cultural, and picture historians have lengthy thought of neorealism the founding block of post-World struggle II Italian cinema. Neorealism, the conventional tale is going, used to be an Italian movie variety born within the moment postwar interval and geared toward improving the truth of Italy after the sugarcoated relocating photos of Fascism. Lasting from 1945 to the early Nineteen Fifties, neorealism produced world-renowned masterpieces resembling Roberto Rossellini's Roma, citt? aperta (Rome, Open urban, 1945) and Vittorio De Sica's Ladri di biciclette (Bicycle Thieves, 1947). those movies received probably the most prestigious movie awards of the speedy postwar interval and prompted global cinema.This assortment brings jointly uncommon movie students and cultural historians to complicate this nation-based method of the heritage of neorealism. the conventional tale even though, the that means and the origins of the time period are complicated. What does neorealism particularly suggest, and the way Italian is it? Italian filmmakers have been cautious of utilizing the time period and Rossellini most well-liked "realism." Many filmmakers confessed to having significantly borrowed from different cinemas, together with French, Soviet, and American.Divided into 3 sections, international Neorealism examines the background of this movie type from the Nineteen Thirties to the Nineteen Seventies utilizing a world and overseas point of view. the 1st part examines the origins of neorealism within the overseas debate approximately realist esthetics within the Nineteen Thirties. the second one part discusses how this debate approximately realism used to be "Italianized" and coalesced into Italian "neorealism" and explores how critics and movie vendors participated in coining the time period. ultimately, the 3rd part seems at neorealism's good fortune outdoors of Italy and examines how movie cultures in Latin the US, Asia, and the USA adjusted the fashion to their nationwide and local occasions.
By William H. Flayhart
Counterpoint to Trafalgar bargains the 1st unique account of the $64000 land and sea crusade within the Napoleonic wars: the Anglo-Russian invasion of Naples, which avoided Napoleon from controlling the Mediterranean in the course of the battle of the 3rd coalition. Flayhart recounts the intriguing tale of the chaotic efforts of the joint British and Russian army strength in the course of the invasion of southern Italy. In 1805 Napoleonic France and nice Britain have been locked in a naval duel for maritime supremacy. A British army excursion used to be despatched to the Mediterranean to maintain the independence of Naples. becoming a member of with a Russian military troop close by, the mixed forces invaded southern Italy for you to position allied troops among the French within the north and Naples within the south. the 2 nice convoys wearing greater than 20,000 Russian and British troops was once too nice a prize for Napoleon to disregard, and the emperor ordered the French fleet to go into the Mediterranean and damage the troopships. the consequent conflict grew to become often called the conflict of Trafalgar.
By Christopher Shores
Regia Aeronautica vol.1. A Pictorial heritage of the Italian Air strength 1940-43 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Squadron/Signal publicationsСерия: Squadron 6008Автор(ы): Christopher ShoresЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 1976Количество страниц: 66ISBN: 0-89747-060-5Формат: pdfРазмер: 23.1 mbRapid eighty five
By Sergio Esposito
As a tender baby in Naples, Italy, Sergio Esposito sat at his kitchen desk staring at the day-by-day ritual of his huge, loud relations bonding over clean neighborhood dishes and straightforward state wines. whereas devouring the wealthy bufala mozzarella, nonetheless sopping with milk and salt, and the platters of unpolluted prosciutto, sliced so skinny he may see via it, he absorbed the profound dating of meals, wine, and relations in Italian culture.
Growing up in Albany, big apple, after emigrating there along with his relatives, he consistently sat subsequent to his uncle Aldo and sipped from his wineglass in the course of their widespread hours-long feasts. therefore, from a truly early age, Esposito got here to affiliate wine with the heat of kinfolk, the tastes of his mother’s cooking—and, particularly, stories of his former lifestyles in Italy. whilst he used to be in his twenties, he headed for brand spanking new York and undertook a occupation in wine, starting a trip that might culminate in his founding of Italian Wine retailers, now the top Italian wine resource in the US. His occupation provided him the chance to make common journeys again to Italy to discover wine for his consumers, to benefit the traditions of Italian winemaking, and, in so doing, to rediscover the Italian lifestyle he’d left behind.
Passion at the Vine is Esposito’s intimate and evocative memoir of his colourful kinfolk existence in Italy, his abrupt transition to lifestyles in the US, and of his travels into the center of Italy—its wine country—and the lives of these who inhabit it. the result's a remarkably attractive and enjoyable wine/travel narrative replete with brilliant pix of seductive places—the world-famous cellars of Piedmont, the sweeping estates of Tuscany, the plush fields of Campania, the cold hills of Friuli, the windy shorelines of Le Marche; and of memorable humans, assorted and colourful wine artisans—from a disco-dancing vintner who bases his farming at the rhythm of the moon to an obsessive prince who destroys his vineyards sooner than his demise in order that his grapes seriously is not used incorrectly.
Esposito’s luscious money owed of the glorious nutrients and wine which are rather a lot part of Italian lifestyles, and his poignant and sometimes hilarious tales of his relationships together with his relations and Italian pals, make ardour at the Vine an totally exact and mesmerizing paintings approximately Italy and its endlessly seductive way of life.