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Da migliaia di anni una tavola dal valore inestimabile nasconde uno dei segreti più ambiti dall’uomo: la formula dell’eterna giovinezza. Il prezioso oggetto è stato nascosto e protetto per molto tempo dalla storia, che ne ha fatto dimenticare persino l’esistenza. Adesso, però, qualcuno intende recuperarlo ed è disposto a tutto per impossessarsene e decifrare il misterioso testo che è inciso nella pietra. Nel corso dei secoli la tavola è passata di generazione in generazione, segnando il destino di molte persone in una lunga spirale di intrighi e morte: come quello di Yagurum, un bambino vissuto mille anni prima della nascita di Cristo; di Fiammetta, giovane amante di un camerlengo nella Roma rinascimentale; di Alex Kasakian, informatico squattrinato e di Ann Carrington, brillante insegnante universitaria, esperta di linguaggi antichi.
Hope and Healing in Urban Education proposes a new movement of healing justice to repair the damage done by the erosion of hope resulting from structural violence in urban communities. Drawing on ethnographic case studies from around the country, this book chronicles how teacher activists employ healing strategies in stressed schools and community organizations, and work to reverse negative impacts on academic achievement and civic engagement, supporting their students to become powerful civic actors. The book argues that healing a community is a form of political action, and emphasizes the need to place healing and hope at the center of our educational and political strategies. At once a bold, revealing, and nuanced look at troubled urban communities as well as the teacher activists and community members working to reverse the damage done by generations of oppression, Hope and Healing in Urban Education examines how social change can be enacted from within to restore a sense of hope to besieged communities and counteract the effects of poverty, violence, and hopeness.
In The Postmodern Animal, Steve Baker explores how animal imagery has been used in modern and contemporary art and performance, and in postmodern philosophy and literature, to suggest and shape ideas about identity and creativity. Baker cogently analyses the work of such European and American artists as Olly and Suzi, Mark Dion, Paula Rego and Sue Coe, at the same time looking critically at the constructions, performances and installations of Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Bourgeois, Joseph Beuys and other significant late twentieth-century artists.
Baker's book draws parallels between the animal's place in postmodern art and poststructuralist theory, drawing on works as diverse as Jacques Derrida's recent analysis of the role of animals in philosophical thought and Julian Barnes's best-selling Flaubert's Parrot.
In Rue Saint Jacques, cultural discovery is weaved throughout a story of loss, intrigue and self-sacrifice. Young Tennessean Marie Doughten becomes fixated on discovering the secret behind her reclusive employer's forbidden, padlocked room in his 5th arrondissement apartment.
Marie's insatiable curiosity forces her to choose between placing her own life at risk to help the mysterious Charles-Henri de la Motte, or maintain her distance and suffer the consequences of her apathy.
The nucleus of the Java(TM) 2 platform, the Java(TM) virtual machine is the technology that enables the Java 2 platform to host applications on any computer or operating system without rewriting or recompiling.
The Java virtual machine is also responsible for the compactness of applications targeting the Java 2 platform, and is the basis for its security capabilities. This book was written by those directly responsible for the design and implementation of the Java virtual machine, and is the complete and definitive specification for the technology. It is an essential reference for writers of compilers for the Java programming language and implementors of the Java virtual machine. This second edition specifies the newest version of the Java virtual machine and provides a fascinating view into the inner workings of the Java 2 platform. In this book you will find comprehensive coverage of the class file format, the hardware, operating system, and implementation-independent binary format for compiled code. The authors fully describe the instruction set of the Java virtual machine. You will find an entire chapter of examples that demonstrate how to compile code written in the Java progr
He-Man has been left for dead—and Hordak’s Fright Zone is set to overtake Anwat-Gar. Adora must call upon the Sorceress Teela, who tells her the story of King Greyskull’s death and of the lost Eternian relic that might save her brother.