Siracusa Book
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Siracusa


  • Author : Delia Ephron
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101621530

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Siracusa Excerpt :

An electrifying New York Times bestselling novel about marriage and deceit that follows two couples on vacation in Siracusa, a town on the coast of Sicily, where the secrets they have hidden from one another are exposed and relationships are unraveled. With her inimitable psychological astuteness and uncanny understanding of the human heart, Ephron delivers a powerful meditation on marriage, friendship, and the meaning of travel. Set on the sun-drenched coast of the Ionian Sea, Siracusa unfolds with the pacing of a psychological thriller and delivers an unexpected final act that none will see coming. One of People Magazine’s Top 10 Books • A Washington Post Bestseller • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller • A USA Today Bestseller • One of Vulture’s 100 Greatest Beach Books Ever • A People Magazine Summer Reading Pick • One of Elle, InStyle, and Marie Claire’s Best of July • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 (Fiction)

Siracusa   Sicily s Southeast Book

Siracusa Sicily s Southeast


  • Author : Joanne Lane
  • Publisher : Hunter Publishing, Inc
  • Release Date : 2011-02-05
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN 10 : 9781556502026

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Siracusa Sicily s Southeast Excerpt :

The southeastern corner of Sicily is a popular choice with travelers. Its historic towns, beautiful scenery and uncrowded beaches merit a substantial part of any Sicilian itinerary. Two glorious epochs in history have helped make the southeast towns what they are today. The Greeks settled the region and it flourished for 500 years under them as a center of culture, learning and political power. The second epoch was made possible by a devastating earthquake that flattened towns and villages in 1693. As a result, it was rebuilt in the ornate architectural style known as Sicilian Baroque. Siracusa is the major city in the region and the most visited, but there are plenty of other gems to discover in the wider province. Noto, Modica and Ragusa all feature the Baroque style; you could undertake some serious trekking at Pantalica's necropolis or Cava Grande in regions of immense beauty, bird watching at Vendicarri or explore Sicily's most southern point around Portopalo. Highlights: Ortigia: This beautiful warren of streets combines ancient Greece and Baroque with a view of the sea from almost every lane. Piazza del Duomo: This is one of Sicily's great squares and the Duomo its best church and a prime example of Siracusa's polyglot character. Take a dip in Cava Grande's waterfalls and refreshing pools. Pantalica's 5,000 tombs riddling the hillsides. The beautiful wetlands of Riserva di Vendicari. A great new resource. --Travel + Leisure. The perfect companion for planning. --Rutgers Magazine.a These useful travel guides are highly recommended. --Library Journal. There aren't many places in the world you can ski and then hit the beach afterwards for a refreshing dip; see Greek, Roman, Etruscan, medieval and Arabic architecture all in the same town; and meet some of the friendliest people in the world. The richness in culture is demonstrated in the theater, cinema and art found everywhere. The coastal towns, the Mafia, the wines and foods, the astonishing history - all are

Periodico di Mineralogia Vol  84 1 april 2015 Book

Periodico di Mineralogia Vol 84 1 april 2015


  • Author : Antonio Gianfagna
  • Publisher : Edizioni Nuova Cultura
  • Release Date : 2015-06-30
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9788868124960

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Periodico di Mineralogia Vol 84 1 april 2015 Excerpt :

Simona Raneri, Germana Barone, Vincenza Crupi, Francesca Longo, Domenico Majolino, Paolo Mazzoleni, Davide Tanasi, Josè Teixeira and Venuti Valentina Technological analysis of Sicilian prehistoric pottery production through small angle neutron scattering techniqueSimona Raneri, Germana Barone, Paolo Mazzoleni, Davide Tanasi and Emanuele Costa Mobility of men versus mobility of goods: archaeometric characterization of Middle Bronze Age pottery in Malta and Sicily (15th-13th century BC)Judit Molera, Javier Iñañez, Glòria Molina, Josep Burch, Xavier Alberch, Michael D. Glascock and Trinitat Pradell Lustre and glazed ceramic collection from Mas Llorens, 16th-17th centuries (Salt, Girona). Provenance and technologyCelestino Grifa, Alberto De Bonis, Vincenza Guarino, Chiara Maria Petrone, Chiara Germinario, Mariano Mercurio, Gianluca Soricelli, Alessio Langella and Vincenzo Morra Thin walled pottery from Alife (Northern Campania, Italy)Svetlana Valiulina and Tatiana Shlykova Iranian Bowl from Biliar: Complex Research and ConservationFatma Madkour, Hisham Imam, Khaled Elsayed and Galila Meheina Elemental Analysis Study of Glazes and Ceramic Bodies from Mamluk and Ottoman Periods in Egypt by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) Fernanda Inserra, Alessandra Pecci, Miguel Ángel Cau Ontiveros and Jordi Roig Buxó Organic residues analysis of Late Antique pottery from Plaça Major-Horts de Can Torras (Castellar del Vallés, Catalonia, Spain)Marino Maggetti, Andreas Heege and Vincent Serneels Technological aspects of an early 19th c. English and French white earthenware assemblage from Bern (Switzerland)Leandro Fantuzzi, Miguel A. Cau Ontiveros and Josep Maria Macias Amphorae from the Late Antique city of Tarraco-Tarracona (Catalonia, Spain): archaeometric characterizationShlomo Shoval and Yitzhak Paz Analyzing the fired-clay ceramic of EBA Canaanite pottery using FT-IR spectroscopy and LA-ICP-MS

Syracuse  City of Legends Book
Score: 4
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Syracuse City of Legends


  • Author : Jeremy Dummett
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-03-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857730619

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Syracuse City of Legends Excerpt :

Dubbed 'the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all' by Cicero, Syracuse also boasts the richest history of anywhere in Sicily. Syracuse, City of Legends - the first modern historical guide to the city - explores Syracuse's place within the island and the wider Mediterranean and reveals why it continues to captivate visitors today, more than two and a half millennia after its foundation. For more than 1600 years, from its settlement by Greeks in 733 BC, Syracuse was the leading city in Sicily and at times one of the most powerful in the world. As a Greek city-state it competed with Athens and Carthage and was for a while an important ally of Rome. When Sicily became Rome's first province, Syracuse was the island's capital and was an important centre for early Christianity. Under Byzantine rule, the Emperor Constans II even moved his court to Syracuse for five years. Capture by the Arabs in 878 AD marked the end of ancient Syracuse but the city continued to evolve and during the Spanish era Caravaggio created one of his masterpieces, The Burial of Santa Lucia, in the city. After a devastating earthquake in 1693, a major rebuilding programme gave the city the characteristic Baroque appearance it retains today. Over its long and colourful life, Syracuse has been home to many creative figures, including Archimedes, the greatest mathematician of the ancient world, as well as host to Plato, Scipio Africanus, conqueror of Hannibal, and Caravaggio, who have all contributed to the rich history and atmosphere of this beguiling and distinctive Sicilian city. Generously illustrated, Syracuse, City of Legends also offers detailed descriptions of the principal monuments from each period in the city's life, explaining their physical location as well as their historical context. This vivid and engaging history weaves together the history, architecture and archaeology of Syracuse and will be an invaluable companion for anyone visiting the city as well as a compelling

Nuclear Weapons  A Very Short Introduction Book
Score: 4.5
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Nuclear Weapons A Very Short Introduction


  • Author : Joseph M. Siracusa
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2008-03-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191578823

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Nuclear Weapons A Very Short Introduction Excerpt :

Despite not having been used in anger since Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Bomb is still the biggest threat that faces us in the 21st century. As Bill Clinton's first secretary of defence, Les Aspin, aptly put it: 'The Cold War is over, the Soviet Union is no more. But the post-Cold War world is decidedly not post-nuclear'. For all the effort to reduce nuclear stockpiles to zero, it seems that the Bomb is here to stay. This Very Short Introduction reveals why. The history, and politics of the bomb are explained: from the technology of nuclear weapons, to the revolutionary implications of the H-bomb, and the politics of nuclear deterrence. The issues are set against a backdrop of the changing international landscape, from the early days of development, through the Cold War, to the present-day controversy of George W. Bush's National Missile Defence, and the threat and role of nuclear weapons in the so-called Age of Terror. Joseph M. Siracusa provides a comprehensive, accessible, and at times chilling overview of the most deadly weapon ever invented. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Michele Ciacciofera  Silence Book

Michele Ciacciofera Silence


  • Author : Renato Miracco
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 106
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000067826995

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Michele Ciacciofera Silence Excerpt :

Accompanying the exhibition "Silence!" held at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York in October 2009, this monograph presents recent paintings, drawings and a large installation by the Italian artist Michele Ciacciofera. Themes of violated democracy and torture are rendered so as to encourage us to imagine a scenario in which any of us might become a prisoner of something or someone.

The Horsefly Chronicles Book

The Horsefly Chronicles


  • Author : Phil Siracusa
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2014-05-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 1499562489

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The Horsefly Chronicles Excerpt :

This is based on a true story of Phil Siracusa. He remembers being in heaven with loved ones, he was circled by something, and was pulled into the darkness of hell. He remembers being tortured with thousands of others, and the horrible pain that he felt. With his strong faith, he was pulled into the light of God, knows this, and he was born. During adolescence, a spiritual attachment followed him. He was separated by both good and evil and had choices to make. As he grew up, he had visitors from the other side who gave him visions of what was to come in his lifetime. When he became a young adult, he sought out to understand more about the paranormal world and how the other side was able to communicate with him. In his early 20's he slowly turned to organized crime with the mob. After they found out about his gift of being able to communicate with the other side, he gets in way over his head.Phil's journey to this very day continues. This book will take you to places far beyond your imagination. You will feel the presence of evil that still lingers in the air, so sit back and take a seat to read this page-turner series that exceeds any horror book or movie that has ever been written!

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide  Italy Book

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Italy


  • Author : Adele Stratton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-02-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN 10 : 9780756672751

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Italy Excerpt :

Italy offers an extraordinary kaleidoscope of regions and experiences for all visitors. Packed with photographs, illustrations and maps the Eyewitness Travel to Italy in the new ebook format has mapped out all of the remarkable flavors of Italy. Use this guide to help you decide where to stay, eat, relax, and shop. Every page in the Eyewitness Travel to Italy has pinpointed the highlights of each fascinating region. Annually revised and updated with beautiful new photos, illustrations, and maps, this guide includes information on local customs, currency, medical services, and transportation. Consistently chosen over the competition in national consumer market research. The best keeps getting better!

Annali Di Geofisica Book

Annali Di Geofisica


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Geophysics
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105017499679

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US Presidents and Cold War Nuclear Diplomacy Book

US Presidents and Cold War Nuclear Diplomacy


  • Author : Aiden Warren
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-02-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030619541

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US Presidents and Cold War Nuclear Diplomacy Excerpt :

This book will illustrate that despite the variations of nuclear tensions during the Cold War period—from nuclear inception, to mass proliferation, to arms control treaties and détente, through to an intensification and “reasonable” conclusion (the INF Treaty and START being case points)—the “lessons” over the last decade are quickly being unlearned. Given debates surrounding the emerging “new Cold War,” the deterioration of relations between Russia and the United States, and the concurrent challenges being made by key nuclear states in obfuscating arms control mechanisms, this book attempts to provide a much needed revisit into US presidential foreign policy during the Cold War. Across nine chapters, the monograph traces the United States’ nuclear diplomacy and Presidential strategic thought, transitioning across the early period of Cold War arms racing through to the era’s defining conclusion. It will reveal that notwithstanding the heightened periods when great power conflict seemed imminent, arms control fora and seminal agreements were able to be devised, implemented, and provided a needed base in bringing down the specter of a cataclysmic nuclear war, as well as improving bilateral relations. This volume will be of great interest to scholars and students of American foreign policy, diplomatic history, security studies and international relations.

The Don of Siracusa Book
Score: 5
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The Don of Siracusa


  • Author : Sean Rea
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release Date : 2019-08-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781525538834

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The Don of Siracusa Excerpt :

Stefano Caruso always does things the right way. With a grandfather who was forced to flee the venal Sicilian mafia and start life anew in America, Stefano now heads the corporation his father and grandfather built. Handsome and successful, he’s on top of the world...until one day he has an unexpected visitor and gets shocking news. Stefano is being cheated and lied to, and the company his family built from the ground up is in mortal jeopardy. That’s when Benito Cuggi, the face of the modern-day mafia, comes into his life. Cuggi appears to live by a strict code of morals that the laws of Western society cannot enforce. Loyalty and trust are rewarded, while betrayal is punished. Now Stefano faces a difficult choice. Can he ally himself with what he’s been taught to hate and fear? Or should he let what generations of his family built be stolen out from under him? Fraught with moral complexity, Siracusa is a fast-paced, exciting crime thriller that pits good against evil and righteousness versus deception, while asking whether good men should sometimes do bad things to punish evil.

Nonviolence before King Book

Nonviolence before King


  • Author : Anthony C. Siracusa
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2021-05-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469663012

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Nonviolence before King Excerpt :

In the early 1960s, thousands of Black activists used nonviolent direct action to challenge segregation at lunch counters, movie theaters, skating rinks, public pools, and churches across the United States, battling for, and winning, social change. Organizers against segregation had used litigation and protests for decades but not until the advent of nonviolence did they succeed in transforming ingrained patterns of white supremacy on a massive scale. In this book, Anthony C. Siracusa unearths the deeper lineage of anti-war pacifist activists and thinkers from the early twentieth century who developed nonviolence into a revolutionary force for Black liberation. Telling the story of how this powerful political philosophy came to occupy a central place in the Black freedom movement by 1960, Siracusa challenges the idea that nonviolent freedom practices faded with the rise of the Black Power movement. He asserts nonviolence's staying power, insisting that the indwelling commitment to struggle for freedom collectively in a spirit of nonviolence became, for many, a lifelong commitment. In the end, what was revolutionary about the nonviolent method was its ability to assert the basic humanity of Black Americans, to undermine racism's dehumanization, and to insist on the right to be.

The Rough Guide to Sicily Book

The Rough Guide to Sicily


  • Author : Rough Guides
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-05-16
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241312681

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The Rough Guide to Sicily Excerpt :

This in-depth coverage of Sicily's local attractions, sights, and restaurants takes you to the most rewarding spots - from Mount Etna to cathedrals - and stunning color photography brings the land to life on the pages. With a beautiful new cover, amazing tips and information, and key facts, The Rough Guide to Sicily is the perfect travel companion. The locally based Rough Guides author team introduces the best places to stop and explore, and provides reliable insider tips on topics such as driving the roads, taking walking tours, or visiting local cathedrals. You'll find special coverage of history, art, architecture, and literature, and detailed information on the best markets and shopping for each area in this fascinating peninsula. The Rough Guide to Sicily also unearths the best restaurants, nightlife, and places to stay, from backpacker hostels to beachfront villas and boutique hotels, and color-coded maps feature every sight and listing. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Sicily.

The Fight for Greek Sicily Book

The Fight for Greek Sicily


  • Author : Melanie Jonasch
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789253597

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The Fight for Greek Sicily Excerpt :

The island of Sicily was a highly contested area throughout much of its history. Among the first to exert strong influence on its political, cultural, infrastructural, and demographic developments were the two major decentralized civilizations of the first millennium BCE: the Phoenicians and the Greeks. While trade and cultural exchange preceded their permanent presence, it was the colonizing movement that brought territorial competition and political power struggles on the island to a new level. The history of six centuries of colonization is replete with accounts of conflict and warfare that include cross-cultural confrontations, as well as interstate hostilities, domestic conflicts, and government violence. This book is not concerned with realities from the battlefield or questions of military strategy and tactics, but rather offers a broad collection of archaeological case studies and historical essays that analyze how political competition, strategic considerations, and violent encounters substantially affected rural and urban environments, the island’s heterogeneous communities, and their social practices. These contributions, originating from a workshop in 2018, combine expertise from the fields of archaeology, ancient history, and philology. The focus on a specific time period and the limited geographic area of Greek Sicily allows for the thorough investigation and discussion of various forms of organized societal violence and their consequences on the developments in society and landscape.