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Anonimo Veneziano

by Giuseppe Berto

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The Bilingual Child

by Virginia Yip Stephen Matthews

How does a child become bilingual? The answer to this intriguing question remains largely a mystery, not least because it has been far less extensively researched than the process of mastering a first language. Drawing on new studies of children exposed to two languages from birth (English and Cantonese), this book demonstrates how childhood bilingualism develops naturally in response to the two languages in the children's environment. While each bilingual child's profile is unique, the children studied are shown to develop quite differently from monolingual children. The authors demonstrate significant interactions between the children's developing grammars, as well as the important role played by language dominance in their bilingual development. Based on original research and using findings from the largest available multimedia bilingual corpus, the book will be welcomed by students and scholars working in child language acquisition, bilingualism and language contact.

Il Libro di Urantia

by Urantia Foundation

Avete appena scoperto il capolavoro letterario che risponde alle vostre domande su Dio, la vita nell'universo abitato, la storia e il futuro di questo mondo, e la vita di Gesù. Il Libro di Urantia armonizza storia, scienza e la religione in una filosofia di vita che porta un nuovo significato e speranza nella vostra vita. <P><P>Se siete alla ricerca di risposte, leggete Il Libro di Urantia! Il mondo ha bisogno di nuova verità spirituale che offre agli uomini e alle donne moderne, con un percorso intellettuale in un rapporto personale con Dio. Sulla patrimonio religioso del mondo, Il Libro di Urantia descrive un destino infinito per l'umanità, insegnando che la fede viva è la chiave del progresso spirituale personale e la sopravvivenza eterna. Questi insegnamenti forniscono nuove verità abbastanza potenti per elevare e far progredire il pensiero umano e credere per i prossimi 1000 anni. Un terzo di Il Libro di Urantia è la storia ispiratrice di tutta la vita di Gesù 'e la rivelazione dei suoi insegnamenti originali. Questa narrazione panoramica offre la sua nascita, infanzia, adolescenza, viaggi per adulti e avventure, pubblico ministero, la crocifissione, e 19 presenze resurrezione. Questa storia ispiratrice riformula Gesù dalla figura di spicco del cristianesimo nella guida per i cercatori di tutte le fedi e di tutti i ceti sociali. Questo libro è una rivelazione.

Il Salotto Della Contessa Maffei

by Raffello Barbiera

Portrait of Countess Clara Maffei, Milanese noblewoman during the Italian 'Risorgimento' and of the historical figures who surrounded her remarkable life. (Text in Italian)

La Divina Commedia

by Dante Alighieri

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La Divina Commedia, Inferno

by Dante Alighieri

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La Divina Commedia, Purgatorio

by Dante Alighieri

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Lactivism

by Courtney Jung

Is breast really best? Breastfeeding is widely assumed to be the healthiest choice, yet growing evidence suggests that its benefits have been greatly exaggerated. New moms are pressured by doctors, health officials, and friends to avoid the bottle at all costs--often at the expense of their jobs, their pocketbooks, and their well-being. In Lactivism, political scientist Courtney Jung offers the most deeply researched and far-reaching critique of breastfeeding advocacy to date. Drawing on her own experience as a devoted mother who breastfed her two children and her expertise as a social scientist, Jung investigates the benefits of breastfeeding and asks why so many people across the political spectrum are passionately invested in promoting it, even as its health benefits have been persuasively challenged. What emerges is an eye-opening story about class and race in America, the big business of breastfeeding, and the fraught politics of contemporary motherhood.

Lactivism

by Courtney Jung

Is breast really best? Breastfeeding is widely assumed to be the healthiest choice, yet growing evidence suggests that its benefits have been greatly exaggerated. New moms are pressured by doctors, health officials, and friends to avoid the bottle at all costs--often at the expense of their jobs, their pocketbooks, and their well-being. In Lactivism, political scientist Courtney Jung offers the most deeply researched and far-reaching critique of breastfeeding advocacy to date. Drawing on her own experience as a devoted mother who breastfed her two children and her expertise as a social scientist, Jung investigates the benefits of breastfeeding and asks why so many people across the political spectrum are passionately invested in promoting it, even as its health benefits have been persuasively challenged. What emerges is an eye-opening story about class and race in America, the big business of breastfeeding, and the fraught politics of contemporary motherhood.

LoveorTheWitchesofWindwardCircle

by Carlos Allende

Venice, California Home to the broken, the dispossessed, and other scary folk. In our prayers, we mispronounce the words of the paternoster; we curse the womb of the anomalous woman; we deny Christ and the Eucharist, and we praise Pilate’s decision every Friday. Instead of fasting during Lent, we offer our bodies and souls to our master, Satan. Nineteen-year-old Josie García is torn between true love with a down-and-out poet and the monetary stability that only a rich husband can provide. She owes rent--two months--and while her little landlady is docile enough to pretend that she has forgotten about the money, she’s also a self-taught witch, planning to chop Josie’s head off and use it as the main ingredient in a potion to recover her lost youth and become the beautiful woman she never was. Creepy, campy, and yet incredibly lyrical, Love, or the Witches of Windward Circle is a wildly imaginative tale that spans five decades, connecting the otherworldly occult to the out-of-this-world bohemia of fiftiies Venice Beach.

Meathooked

by Marta Zaraska

A few years ago, Marta Zaraska’s mother decided to go vegetarian after stumbling upon an article on the health risks of eating meat. Her resolve lasted about a fortnight before the juicy hams and the creamy pâtés began creeping back into her refrigerator. Prodded to explain her lapse, she replied, "I like meat, I eat it, end of story. ” Many of us have had a similar experience. What makes us crave animal protein, and what makes it so hard to give up? And if all the studies are correct, and consuming meat is truly unhealthy for us, why didn’t evolution turn us all into vegetarians in the first place? In Meathooked, Zaraska explores what she calls the "meat puzzle”: our love of meat, despite its harmful effects. Scientific journals overflow with reports of red meat raising the risk of certain cancers; each hamburger contributes as much to global warming as does driving a car 320 miles; and the horrors of industrial meat production are now well-known. None of these facts have prompted us to give up our hamburgers and steaks. On the contrary, meat consumption has only increased over the past decades. Taking the reader to India’s unusual steakhouses, animal sacrifices at temples in Benin, and labs in Pennsylvania where meat is being grown in petri dishes, Zaraska examines the history and future of meat and meat-eating, showing that while our increasing consumption of meat can be attributed in part to the power of the meat industry and the policies of our governments, the main "hooks” that keep us addicted to meat are much older: genes and culture. An original and thought-provoking exploration of carnivorousness, Meathooked explains one of the most enduring features of human civilization--and why meat-eating will continue to shape our bodies and our world into the foreseeable future.

Papa Francesco

by The Wall Street Journal

Il 13 Marzo, i cardinali della Chiesa Cattolica, riunitisi per la prima volta in 600 anni per eleggere il successore di un Papa ancora vivente, hanno annunciato un incredibile cambiamento. Nel promuovere il Cardinale argentino Jorge Mario Bergoglio a diventare Papa Francesco, il 266 Pontefice, i cardinali hanno eletto per la prima volta un Papa venuto dal Nuovo Mondo in via di sviluppo per prendere il timone della chiesa in un momento cruciale. E stato un cambiamento sorprendente in 2000 anni di istituzione che ha avuto larga influenza - con 1. 2 miliardi di fedeli in tutto il mondo - ed enormi problemi, tra cui uno scandalo di decennali abusi sessuali che ha distrutto la fede nellistituzione, una mancanza di preti e tendenze secolari che hanno svuotato la chiesa di membri e messo alla prova la sua autorita in un mondo votato al cambiamento. Dalla sconvolgente decisione di dimettersi di Papa Benedetto XVI alla nomina di Papa Francesco, dalle strade secondarie di Buenos Aires alla prima fila in Piazza San Pietro, i giornalisti di The Wall Street Journal hanno raccontato queste drammatiche settimane nella vita dellistituzione piu antica al mondo. Ora, con un nuovo e-book, gli inviati del Giornale presenteranno una dettagliata biografia originale e tempestiva del nuovo Papa Francesco, cosi come una nuova visione sulla trattativa e sul dramma che ha accompagnato la sua ascesa. Papa Francesco rappresentera a fondo lintera storia del cambiamento di direzione della chiesa e luomo incaricato di guidarla e sara da valutare come Papa Francesco potrebbe affrontare gli anni di scandalo e le carenze mentre guida i cattolici di tutto il mondo verso una fede piu profonda. The Wall Street Journal e il quotidiano piu importante dAmerica con una tiratura totale media di circa 2. 3 milioni di abbonati e 36 milioni al mondo di lettori digitali ogni mese. Negli ultimi anni il Journal ha ampliato i suoi argomenti di base dando spazio alle arti, alla cultura, ai costumi, allo sport e alla salute, aggiungendoli al suo patrimonio di fonte principale di notizie finanziarie ed economiche. In quanto uno dei piu grandi giornali mondiali che raggruppa lattivita di 2000 giornalisti in oltre 50 paesi, e arrivato ora ad otto edizioni in 11 lingue, coinvolgendo i lettori tramite i quotidiani, i siti web, le riviste, i social media e i video. Il Journal ha ottenuto 34 Premi Pulitzer per leccezionale attivita giornalistica.

Sentieri: Attraverso L'italia Contemporanea

by Julia M. Cozzarelli

NIMAC-sourced textbook

TheSexGirl

by Alice Carbone

In 1994, one month after the Northridge earthquake and two years after the riots, K moves to Los Angeles to escape her demons. That's the thing about demons though, they tend to follow. At once honest and heartbreaking, The Sex Girl digs deep into the female psyche, dealing with addiction, sex, love, and friendship. K's story, and the unique way in which it's told adds a new literary voice to the mix. Alice Carbone's fresh take on the drug addiction novel, earns a place amongst the tortured junkies. With a sense of impending tragedy, Carbone weaves K's life together through found diaries and recollections, and in doing so she unpacks the density of a single person's story.

When The Stars Fade: The Gray Wars: Volume 1

by Adam Korenman

In distant future, humanity is recovering from a bloody civil war. Pilots CAMERON DAVIS and GEORGE LOCKLEAR, reservists with Sector Patrol, prepare for a long weekend off. That vacation is permanently cancelled when two alien armadas--the BOXTI and NANGOLANI--arrive near Earth. Though humanity wins the battle, the war quickly turns one-sided. One of Earth’s colonies is rendered uninhabitable. George dies saving his friend, and Cameron is sucked through a wormhole and disappears. Far away on the moon Kronos, JOSH RANTZ competes in a huge Army competition. Despite most of his unit falling to the enemy, Josh and his squad continue to win larger and larger victories. They are oblivious to the goings on of the universe, isolated on purpose by the war-game’s designer, Doctor MARKOV. When the exercise ends, Josh notices a meteor striking down nearby. He finds an injured Cameron, somehow transported across the stars to the military base. Moments later, the BOXTI arrive and invade. Outnumbered and outgunned, Josh and the soldiers on Kronos rally and push back the BOXTI horde. Summoned by their masters, the BOXTI leave the stunned humans behind.

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