By Jan Morris
This vintage account bargains a breathtakingly intimate evocation of the main well-known of all hiking exploits - and of probably the final nice out of date Fleet road scoop.
'It used to be Morris who broke the inside track British-led excursion had conquered Mount Everest the day sooner than the Queen's coronation in 1953 . . . Allied to actual braveness in getting down the mountain and a dogged resourcefulness in getting the scoop domestic, Morris scooped the realm and was once introduced on the most outstanding literary careers within the moment half the twentieth century.' Guardian
'Exquisite, robust . . . i will reflect on no larger method of commemorating British exploration's culminating triumph.' Simon Winchester
By Sergio Belloni, Christophe Buratto, Dario De Marco, Massimo Ferrari, Cristina Giordano, Nazareno Marabottini, Mario Parma, Laura Sacchi, Lucio Buratto (auth.)
Vedere è un dono meraviglioso che ogni giorno tutti possono apprezzare. Vedere è vivere, è gioire, è comunicare, è aprire il proprio essere al mondo esterno: è quindi importante che l’organo della vista sia messo in condizioni di lavorare al meglio delle sue possibilit� , e in line with poter farlo occorre essere bene informati. Quest’opera, formata da due volumi, descrive in maniera semplice e chiara l’occhio, il suo sviluppo, i suoi difetti e le sue malattie; presenta l’igiene oculare, l. a. protezione dalle radiazioni tossiche e spiega come usare le lenti a contatto, gli occhiali da sole, e tratta tanti altri aspetti utili a mantenere l’organo della vista in buone condizioni. Il secondo quantity offre anche un landscape degli interventi laser e chirurgici di maggior diffusione in step with consentire a chi deve affrontare questa esperienza di capire meglio l’atto operatorio e come comportarsi nel decorso postoperatorio.L’opera in sostanza contiene quasi tutto ciò che è necessario sapere sui propri occhi e sulla propria vista; costituisce quindi una lettura di grande utilit� in keeping with chi vive nel mondo moderno tutto imperniato sull’utilizzo della vista.
By Barbie Zelizer
Praise for the 1st version:
This number of essays comes ordinarily from lecturers yet no one should still bridle at theorists lecturing practitioners. They appropriately problem the best way September eleventh used to be stated - in a manner that is either an endorsement of the position of the media and a warning sign on its mess ups . . . an individual attracted to our exchange should still learn it.' - Roger Mosey, Ariel
'A considerate and fascinating exam of the results of September 11 at the box of journalism. Its specified goal is to debate the influence of the assault as a private trauma and its present and destiny results on journalism and the reporting of the scoop. . . hugely recommended.' - Library Journal
Journalism After September 11 examines how the tense assaults of that day proceed to remodel the character of journalism, rather within the usa and Britain. standard notions of what it capability to be a journalist, how top to perform journalism, and what the general public can kind of anticipate of newshounds within the identify of democracy, have been shaken to their foundations.
Ten years on, besides the fact that, new questions come up concerning the lasting implications of that tragic day and its aftermath.
Bringing jointly an the world over revered choice of students and media commentators, Journalism After September 11 addresses issues comparable to: journalism and public existence at a time of hindrance; broadsheet and tabloid newspaper insurance of the assaults; the position of assets in shaping the scoop; reporting by way of worldwide information media resembling CNN; Western representations of Islam; present affairs broadcasting; information images and trauma; the emotional health and wellbeing of newshounds; on-line journalism; in addition to a number of pertinent matters round information, democracy and citizenship.
This moment version comprises 4 new chapters – interpreting Arabic newspaper reporting of the assaults, the perceptions of tv audiences, nationwide journal insurance of the resultant drawback, and the media politics of ‘othering’ – in addition to revised chapters from the 1st variation and an up to date creation by means of the co-editors. A foreword is equipped via Victor Navasky and an afterword by means of Phillip Knightley.
By Samuel P. Huntington, Sergio Minucci
Da diversi anni, da quando nell’estate del 1993 pubblicò un suo saggio sulla rivista «Foreign Affairs», le tesi di Samuel P. Huntington sugli scenari geopolitici mondiali sono al centro del dibattito e influenzano tutte le discussioni di politica internazionale. In questa più ampia e approfondita analisi quelle ipotesi vengono sviluppate affrontando anche i temi della proliferazione degli armamenti (e del nucleare), dello sviluppo demografico e dell’emigrazione, della democrazia e dei diritti umani.
Per lo studioso americano los angeles storia non è affatto finita con il crollo del comunismo. Oggi, conclusa los angeles Guerra fredda, gli esseri umani non si definiscono più in base all’ideologia o al sistema economico in cui operano, ma cercano di definire l. a. loro identità in base alla propria lingua e religione, alle proprie tradizioni e costumi. Di conseguenza los angeles politica mondiale si sta riconfigurando secondo schemi culturali. Più precisamente, i «punti caldi» dello scacchiere internazionale si trovano tendenzialmente lungo le «linee di faglia» tra le different civiltà del pianeta. Negli ultimi anni questa tesi è stata tragicamente confermata dai conflitti in Bosnia e in Cecenia, nell’Asia Centrale e nel Kashmir, in Sudan e nello Sri Lanka. In questo situation multipolare, dove emergono con grande evidenza lo sviluppo demografico dei paesi musulmani e l’ascesa della Cina, come potranno convivere le varied civiltà? E quale può essere il ruolo della civiltà occidentale e dei suoi valori?
Attraverso un lucido e informatissimo landscape delle forze che sospingono los angeles politica mondiale verso il nuovo millennio, Lo scontro delle civiltà offre un for-midabile strumento in step with capire il mondo in cui viviamo.
By Donald Keene
This delightfully written booklet presents the Western reader with an creation to a few of the main appealing and noteworthy parts of eastern literature. a very good student, Donald Keene writes in a lucid and obtainable sort, devoting separate chapters to poetry, theater, and the unconventional, and shutting with a bankruptcy at the impression of the West on eastern literature. therefore the booklet is instantly a quick background of the literature and a severe knowing of it. additionally incorporated is a bibliography of histories and different reference works, in addition to an inventory of novels and different prose in translation, in order that readers who desire to may fit past the scope of this creation.
By David R. Davies
At the floor, the yankee newspaper seems to be to have replaced little from 1945 to 1965, final either fit and filthy rich. The variety of newspapers in 1965 used to be concerning the comparable as in 1945, whereas through the twenty-year interval advertisements sales elevated considerably regardless of new festival from tv. simply as in 1945, the majority of newspapers went to press with more suitable yet outdated letterpress equipment in 1965. And newspaper newshounds nonetheless professed a robust, if now a bit of shaken, religion within the federal executive on the finish of the twenty years.But the outside visual appeal of either balance and profitability obscured profound switch. within the 20 years after international struggle II, the company of newspaper publishing replaced considerably in myriad methods. via 1965, editors and publishers had well-known the level of those adjustments and have been commencing to alter. all the adjustments used to be major of its personal accord, and the diversity of demanding situations during the interval mixed to remodel newspapers and the country they served through 1965. this change was once glaring, to various levels, in newspapers' content material, their construction tools, their monetary place in the total media industry, and their courting with executive. Newspapers - a few greater than others - made strides to maintain with and conquer a few of these demanding situations. yet in each one of those parts, newspapers as a bunch have been sluggish to reply to the issues dealing with journalism.
By Chelsea Foxwell
Chelsea Foxwell sheds mild on interlinked traits in jap nationalist discourse, govt artwork coverage, American and ecu remark on jap artwork, and the calls for of export. The seminal artist Kano Hogai (182888) is one telling instance: initially a painter for the shogun, his artwork finally advanced into novel, eerie photos intended to meet either eastern and Western audiences. instead of easily soaking up Western ways, nihonga as practiced by means of Hogai and others broke with pre-Meiji portray while it labored to neutralize the rupture.
by way of arguing that primary adjustments to viewers expectancies ended in the emergence of nihongaa conventional interpretation of jap paintings for a latest, overseas marketMaking glossy Japanese-Style Painting offers a clean examine a huge element of Japan’s improvement right into a smooth nation.
By George Weller, Anthony Weller
Walter Cronkite known as him “one of our greatest conflict correspondents.” His tales from Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Paciﬁc in the course of global battle II gained him the Pulitzer Prize. Now, George Weller is immortalized in a suite of fearless, intrepid dispatches that crisscross a shattered globe. Edited through his son, Weller’s warfare presents an eyewitness examine glossy history’s maximum upheaval, and likewise includes never-published reporting along excerpts from 3 books. From battlefront to beachhead, Weller incisively chronicles the heroism and humanity that also controlled to triumph amid horriﬁc events.
Following the Nazi seizure of japanese Europe and his personal “quarantine” in Greece through the Gestapo, George Weller accompanies Congolese troops releasing Ethiopia for Haile Selassie. He continues to be in doomed Singapore till the colony falls. On Java, he watches courageous American ﬁghter pilots hold up the island’s cave in. Strafed by way of eastern planes, he escapes by means of small boat to Australia. He covers the Paciﬁc, from the Solomon Islands to the jungle hell of latest Guinea. again in Europe he sees a liberated Greece beset by way of civil warfare, then crosses the center East. In Burma, he hazards guerrilla raids in the back of enemy traces. on the war’s shut, he hurries from China to a defeated yet uncowed Japan, the place new horrors await.
And he struggles all through opposed to a tireless adversary—censorship. brilliant and heart-stopping, the dispatches of worldwide conflict II reporter George Weller are as intimate, memorable, and appropriate at the present time as they have been approximately seventy years ago—and reveal what it intended to be a overseas correspondent lengthy sooner than the period of satellite tv for pc telephones and the web.
By Martha Banta (auth.)
By Ryu Murakami
An formidable, epic dystopian novel - half political mystery and half satire
From the native land, with Love is determined in another, dystopian found in which the greenback has collapsed and Japan s financial system has fallen besides it. The North Korean executive, sensing a chance, sends a fleet of rebels within the first land invasion that Japan has ever confronted. Japan can't focus on the shock onslaught of Operation From the homeland, with Love . however the terrorist Ishihara and his band of renegade youths - as soon as devoted to frightening the japanese executive - flip their lethal realization to the North Korean probability. they won't enable Fukuoka to fall with no struggle. Epic in scale, From the place of origin, with Love is laced all through with Murakami's regularly savage violence. It's either a delightful mystery and a totally mad, over-the-top novel like few others.
'A meditation at the soul of recent Japan... Alarmingly pertinent in mild of present British politics... A morbidly humorous comedy... notably, it's a out of the ordinary feat of storytelling seven hundred pages, dozens of characters and ratings of rules woven into one gripping whole.' Andrzej Lukowski, Metro