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Abstract: Gennaio 1558, Kingsbridge. Quando il giovane Ned Willard fa ritorno a casa si rende conto che il suo mondo sta per cambiare radicalmente. Solo la vecchia cattedrale sopravvive immutata, testimone di una città lacerata dal conflitto religioso. Tutti i principi di lealtà, amicizia e amore verranno sovvertiti. Figlio di un ricco mercante protestante, Ned vorrebbe sposare Margery Fitzgerald, figlia del sindaco cattolico della città, ma il loro amore non basta a superare le barriere degli opposti schieramenti religiosi. Costretto a lasciare Kingsbridge, Ned viene ingaggiato da Sir William Cecil, il consigliere di Elisabetta Tudor, futura regina di Inghilterra. Dopo la sua incoronazione, la giovane e determinata Elisabetta I vede tutta l'Europa cattolica rivoltarsi contro di lei, prima tra tutti Maria Stuarda, regina di Scozia. Decide per questo di creare una rete di spionaggio per proteggersi dai numerosi attacchi dei nemici decisi a eliminarla e contrastare i tentativi di ribellione e invasione del suo regno. Il giovane Ned diventa così uno degli uomini chiave del primo servizio segreto britannico della storia. Per quasi mezzo secolo il suo amore per Margery sembra condannato, mentre gli estremisti religiosi seminano violenza ovunque. In gioco, allora come oggi, non sono certo le diverse convinzioni religiose, ma gli interessi dei tiranni che vogliono imporre a qualunque costo il loro potere su tutti coloro che credono invece nella tolleranza e nel compromesso.
Wren & Rook, 2017
Abstract: A gloriously illustrated celebration of trailblazing women. Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, from both the ancient and modern worlds. The book also contains fascinating infographics and an illustrated scientific glossary. The extraordinary women profiled include well-known figures like the physicist and chemist Marie Curie, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists and beyond ...
London ; New York : Phaidon, 2017
Abstract: This baby is not comforted by a teddy bear or toy. This baby wants only one thing: milk! When baby is hungry, neither his teddy bear, his ball, nor even his shiny tambourine will soothe him. This tribute to the nursing baby - and even more so, to the breastfeeding mother - will read as conventional to babies and toddlers but as taboo-busting to parents. Celebrate the natural magic of growing a baby with this simply worded, expertly illustrated, and shockingly honest shaped board book. Perfect for nursing babies, older siblings, and expectant parents. A sure-to-be favorite baby shower gift!
[S.l.] : Usborne, 2017
Usborne english readers. Level 1
Abstract: You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man! Everyone wants to catch the gingerbread man. Only the fox wants to help him - or does he? The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
Abstract: Read this book and the world's most famous image will never look the same again. For the world's greatest cultural icon still has secrets to reveal - not the silly secrets that the 'Leonardo loonies' continue to advance, but previously unknown facts about the lives of Leonardo, his father, Lisa Gherardini, the subject of the portrait, and her husband Francesco del Giocondo. From this factual beginning we see how the painting metamorphosed into a 'universal picture' that became the prime vehicle for Leonardo's prodigious knowledge of the human and natural worlds. We learn about the new money of the ambitious merchant who married into the old gentry of Lisa's family. We discover Lisa's life as a wife and mother, her association with sexual scandals, and her later life in a convent. We meet, for the first time, previously undiscovered members of Leonardo's immediate family and discover new information about his early life. The tiny hill town of Vinci is placed before us, with its widespread poverty. We find out about the career and possessions of his father, a notable lawyer in Florence. The meaning of the portrait that resulted from these human circumstances is vividly illuminated though Renaissance love poetry and verses specifically dedicated to Leonardo. We come to understand how Leonardo's sciences of optics, psychology, anatomy and geology are embraced in his poetic science of art. Recent scientific examinations of the painting disclose how it evolved to assume its present appearance in Leonardo's experimental hands. Above all, we cut through the suppositions and the myths to show that the portrait is a product of real people in a real place at a real time. This is the book that brings back a sense of reality into the creation of the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo. And the actual Mona Lisa, it turns out, is even more astonishing and transcendent than the Mona Lisa of legend.
[S.l.] : Usborne, 2017
Usborne english readers. Level 3
Abstract: The scarecrow would like brains, the tin man wants a heart and the lion wants to be brave, while Dorothy just wants to go home. Who can help them? The wonderful Wizard of Oz, of course! The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English.
London : Harvill Secker, 2017
Abstract: HARRY HOLE IS BACK! The blistering new SUNDAY TIMES number one bestseller! THERE'S A NEW KILLER ON THE STREETS... A woman is found murdered after an internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer. HE'S IN YOUR HOUSE... HE'S IN YOUR ROOM Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there's only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case. HE'S OUT FOR BLOOD When another victim is found, Harry realises he will need to put everything on the line if he's to finally catch the one who got away. 'An expertly plotted, compelling and gripping white-knuckle ride... Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers' Sunday Express on THE SON 'Nesbo deploys all the key ingredients of a cracking good thriller with expertise and verve. The ticking clock, the tension expertly ratcheted ever upwards, the changing scenery, the constantly shifting goalposts and the effortless, triumphant outpacing of the reader's ability to guess what's going to happen will keep you gripped to the last page' Guardian on THE LEOPARD 'The undisputed king of Scandinavian crime fiction' The Times 'Scandinavian crime thrillers don't come much darker or more tense than the best-selling Harry Hole series, and this tenth outing for the Norwegian detective is the best yet' Sunday Mirror on POLICE
London : HarperCollins publishers, 2017
Abstract: The stunning new standalone, with a chilling edge of psychological suspense, from the No.1 bestselling author of the Will Trent and Grant County series. Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind... Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy smalltown family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defence attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the archetypal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again - and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatised - Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it's a case which can't help triggering the terrible memories she's spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime which destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won't stay buried for ever...
London : Headline Review, 2017
Abstract: DANGEROUS MINDS is a thrilling, adrenaline-fuelled adventure featuring unlikely sleuths Knight & Moon from Janet Evanovich, author of the New York Times bestseller CURIOUS MINDS, which introduced Knight and Moon, and beloved author of the No. 1 bestsellers in the Stephanie Plum series. A must-read for fans of Sue Grafton and J D Robb.Buddhist monk Wayan Bagus has lost his island of solitude and wants it back. The Pacific island had a mountain, beaches, a rainforest, and a volcano. And now it's gone. Poof! Vanished without a trace.Boyishly charming Emerson Knight likes nothing better than solving an unsolvable mystery. Finding a missing island is better than Christmas morning in the Knight household. When clues start leading to a dark and sinister secret, Emerson will need to assemble a crack team for help. Since a crack team isn't available, he enlists his cousin Vernon and Riley Moon. Riley Moon has a Harvard business degree and can shoot the eyes out of a grasshopper at fifty feet, but she can't figure out how to escape Emerson Knight's odd world. Vernon has been Emerson's loyal and enthusiastic partner in crime since childhood.Together, this mismatched trio will embark on a world-wide investigation that will expose a conspiracy one hundred years in the making.
New York : Oxford university press, 2017
Oxford : Ashmolean Museum, 2017
Londra ; New York : Phaidon, 2017
Abstract: Un coccodrillo infila la testa nella sabbia e chiede ai suoi amici quale animale sta imitando. Basta voltare pagina, ed ecco svelato l'arcano: uno struzzo! Allora lo struzzo inarca il suo lungo collo e sputa dell'acqua dal becco. Chi sta imitando? Un elefante! Pagina dopo pagina, i piccoli lettori vengono conquistati da questo coinvolgente gioco, e tirano a indovinare su quale sarà il prossimo incontro, facendo spesso scoperte sorprendenti. Età: a partire dai 3 anni.
Building Buffalo : buildings from books, books from buildings : books on architecture & landscape from the Rare book collection of the Buffalo & Erie county public library / Nicholas Adams, Francis R. Kowsky, Amy Pickard
Buffalo ; New York : Buffalo & Erie county public library, 2017
London [etc.] : Doubleday, 2017
Abstract: A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from a place to which she vowed she'd never return. With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present. Beware a calm surface you never know what lies beneath.
[Printed and bound in India, SN Books World, 2017]
London [etc.] : Bantman Press, 2017
London : 4th estate, 2016