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London : Orbit, 2010 (reprint 2014)
Amherst : Pyr, 2010
Abstract: It is 1861, and Albertian Britain is in the grip of conflicting forces. Engineers transform the landscape with bigger, faster, noisier and dirtier technological wonders; Eugenicists develop specialist animals to provide unpaid labour; Libertines oppose restrictive and unjust laws and flood the country with propaganda demanding a society based on beauty and creativity; while The Rakes push the boundaries of human behaviour to the limits with magic, sexuality, drugs and anarchy. Returning from his failed expedition to find the source of the Nile, explorer, linguist, scholar and swordsman Sir Richard Francis Burton finds himself sucked into the perilous depths of this moral and ethical vacuum when the Prime Minister, Lord Palmerston, employs him as 'King's Spy'. His first mission: to investigate the sexual assaults committed by a weird apparition known as Spring Heeled Jack; to find out why chimney sweeps are being kidnapped by half-man, half-dog creatures; and to discover the whereabouts of his badly injured former friend, John Hanning Speke. Accompanied by the diminutive and pain-loving poet, Algernon Swinburne, Burton's investigations lead him back to one of the defining events of the age: the brutal assassination of Queen Victoria in 1840; and the terrifying possibility that the world he inhabits shouldn't exist at all.
Rimini : Guaraldi, 2010
Roma : Idos, 2010
Princeton : Princeton University, 2010
Abstract: Is the world destined to suffer endless cycles of conflict and war? Can rival nations become partners and establish a lasting and stable peace? "How Enemies Become Friends" provides a bold and innovative account of how nations escape geopolitical competition and replace hostility with friendship. Through compelling analysis and rich historical examples that span the globe and range from the thirteenth century through the present, foreign policy expert Charles Kupchan explores how adversaries can transform enmity into amity - and he exposes prevalent myths about the causes of peace. Kupchan contends that diplomatic engagement with rivals, far from being appeasement, is critical to rapprochement between adversaries. Diplomacy, not economic interdependence, is the currency of peace; concessions and strategic accommodation promote the mutual trust needed to build an international society. The nature of regimes matters much less than commonly thought: countries, including the United States, should deal with other states based on their foreign policy behavior rather than on whether they are democracies. Kupchan demonstrates that similar social orders, and similar ethnicities, races, or religions help nations achieve stable peace. He considers many historical successes and failures, including the onset of friendship between the United States and Great Britain in the early twentieth century, the Concert of Europe, which preserved peace after 1815 but collapsed following revolutions in 1848, and the remarkably close partnership of the Soviet Union and China in the 1950s, which descended into open rivalry by the 1960s. In a world where conflict among nations seems inescapable, How Enemies Become Friends offers critical insights for building lasting peace.
Munster : Lit Verlag, 2010
Koln : Taschen, 2010
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2010
London : Pocket Books, 2010
Abstract: The night before it all begins, Jude has the dream again... Can dreams be passed down through families? As a child Jude suffered a recurrent nightmare: running through a dark forest, crying for her mother. Now her six-year-old niece, Summer, is having the same dream, and Jude is frightened for her. A successful auctioneer, Jude is struggling to come to terms with the death of her husband. When she's asked to value a collection of scientific instruments and manuscripts belonging to Anthony Wickham, a lonely 18th-century astronomer, she leaps at the chance to escape London for the untamed beauty of Norfolk, where she grew up. As Jude untangles Wickham's tragic story, she discovers threatening links to the present. What have Summer's nightmares to do with Starbrough folly, the eerie crumbling tower in the woods from which Wickham and his adopted daughter Esther once viewed the night sky? With the help of Euan, a local naturalist, Jude searches for answers in the wild, haunting splendour of the Norfolk forests. Dare she leave behind the sadness in her own life and learn to love again? (less)
London : Harper Press, 2010
Carro M : carri medi M11/39, M13/40, M14/41, M15/42, semoventi e altri derivati. 1: Sviluppo, tecnica, comparazioni : summary and captions in English / Andrea Tallillo, Antonio Tallillo, Daniele Guglielmi ; impaginazione e grafica di Claudio Pergher ; copertina e tavole a colori di Pietro Compagni ; profili a colori di Ruggero Colò ; disegni tecnici di Rodolfo Ciuffoletti ; coordinamento e supervisione editoriale di Flavio Chistè
Trento : Gruppo modellistico trentino di studio e ricerca storica, 2010
Milano : Mondadori, stampa 2010
Abstract: Con testo a fronte.Commedia fantastica, tenebrosa come la notte in cui si snoda la vicenda, il sogno fonde con liberissima immaginazione mitologia greca e mitologia celtica, leggende cavalleresche e folclore inglese, intrighi d'amore e farsesche rappresentazioni teatrali, intrecciando le vicende di due coppie d'innamorati che si perdono e si inseguono in un bosco-labirinto, ingannati dai beffardi incantesimi del re degli spiriti. Il mondo dei mortali e il mondo degli spiriti si riflettono a specchio, realt` e irrealt` si confondono, e in una esaltazione della teatralit` della vita, le metamorfosi, le incertezze, gli smarrimenti, le segrete sofferenze e le esplicite crudelt` si annullano e si riscattano nel lungo sogno nel quale si dibattono i personaggi.
London : Marshall Cavendish Business, 2010
[Genoa] : Black cat, 2010
Genoa [etc.] : Black Cat, 2010
Genoa [etc.] : Black cat, 2010
Genoa [etc.] : Black cat, 2010
Milnthorpe : Cicerone, 2010
Abstract: This guidebook is a complete guide to hiking the world famous Pacific Crest Trail. The Trail, or PCT, is one of the world's longest treks as it winds through the mountains of America's west coast. From Mexico's border, through the Mojave desert into California's High Sierras, into Oregon, and through Washington State's Cascade mountains, this is a long wilderness trek of true adventure and exploration through diverse and stunning mountain scenery. 2650 miles is a lot of walking. While the PCT has been known, and walked, by thousands over the years, there was a burst of popularity following the 2015 film 'Wild' that chronicled the journey. To help with pacing, and making any hike enjoyable rather than a trial, the guidebook is written with a relaxed pace in mind and divided into 101 2 to 3 day stages which can, of course, be combined into longer days according to ability and preference. Alongside the notes and route descriptions, there are overview maps for the entire trail, and a detailed introduction that provides essential advice for planning and completing the route. From information on packing, supplies, water and bears, to details on the mountains, wildlife and regions trekkers will go through; this is an essential companion to taking on - and completing- this once in a lifetime adventure.