Diane Ackerman

Diane Ackerman - Gli Ebrei dello zoo di Varsavia  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Anthias_31 at Sept. 12, 2016
Diane Ackerman - Gli Ebrei dello zoo di Varsavia

Diane Ackerman - Gli Ebrei dello zoo di Varsavia
Italian | Sperling & Kupfer | 2009 | ISBN: 8820045842 | 341 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

È il 1939, i bombardamenti tedeschi devastano lo storico zoo della capitale polacca: Jan e Antonina reagiscono allo sgomento e salvano gli animali superstiti. Ma ben presto il razzismo nazista si accanisce sugli uomini: quando iniziano i pogrom contro gli ebrei, i due coniugi non esitano a trasformare lo zoo in un rifugio per i perseguitati, creando un mondo alla rovescia in cui gli "ospiti" segreti vengono chiamati con il nome in codice degli animali di cui occupano la gabbia vuota, mentre le bestie portano nomi di persona. Al disprezzo per chi è diverso e alla follia di voler imporre alla natura un disegno mitomane, Jan e Antonina oppongono il rispetto per gli esseri viventi, che siano animali in pericolo o ebrei polacchi, "uomini in via d'estinzione". Basandosi sul diario di Antonina e su molte altre fonti storiche, l'autrice ha recuperato dall'oblio una storia vera di coraggio e compassione.

A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by futon2009 at March 19, 2014
A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman

A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
Vintage | 1991 | ISBN: 0679735666 | 352 pages | EPUB | 6 MB

Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic cuisine and the music played by the planet Earth. "Delightful . . . gives the reader the richest possible feeling of the worlds the senses take in."–The New York Times. (Literature–Classics & Contemporary)

A Natural History of Love by Diane Ackerman  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by futon2009 at March 20, 2014
A Natural History of Love by Diane Ackerman

A Natural History of Love by Diane Ackerman
Vintage | 1995 | ISBN: 0679761837 | 359 pages | EPUB | 7 MB

The bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses now explores the allure of adultery, the appeal of aphrodisiacs, and the cult of the kiss. Enchantingly written and stunningly informed, this "audaciously brilliant romp through the world of romantic love" (Washington Post Book World) is the next best thing to love itself.

The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us  

Posted by Balisik at Oct. 9, 2014
The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us

Diane Ackerman "The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us"
W. W. Norton & Company | English | September 10, 2014 | ISBN: 0393240746 | 352 pages | azw, epub, lrf, mobi | 3,6 mb

"We're asking ourselves how far are we willing to engineer the world and ourselves?" In The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us, Diane Ackerman writes about the technological innovations that are altering our lives on a daily basis. She covers topics such as chimeras (blends of human/animals), robots, artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing, tablets, food production, greenhouse gases… just to touch the surface.

One Hundred Names for Love  

Posted by FenixN at March 3, 2014
One Hundred Names for Love

One Hundred Names for Love
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 64 kb/s (1 ch) | Duration: 13:10:23 | 2011 | ISBN-10: 1461801087 | 362 MB
Genre: Biographies

No other writer can blend the science of the brain with the love of language like Diane Ackerman. In this extraordinary memoir, she opens a window into the experience of wordlessness—the language paralysis called aphasia. In narrating the recovery of her husband, Paul West, from a stroke that reduced his vast vocabulary to a single syllable, she evokes the joy and mystery of the brain’s ability to find and connect words. Deeply rewarding to readers of all kinds, Ackerman has given us a literary love story, accessible insight into the science and medicine of brain injury, and invaluable spiritual sustenance in the face of life’s myriad physical sufferings.

Diane - The Zookeeper's Wife  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by aseson at March 29, 2011
Diane - The Zookeeper's Wife

Diane - The Zookeeper's Wife
Ackerman | 2008 | ASIN: B001TKD0T8 | M4B/64 kbps | 276 MB

Nature is patient, people and animals fundamentally decent, and the writer, as she always does, outlives the killer—that is the message of The Zookeeper's Wife. This is an absorbing book, diminished sometimes by the choppy way Ackerman balances Antonina's account with the larger story of the Warsaw Holocaust. For me, the more interesting story is Antonina's. She was not, as her husband once called her, "a housewife," but the alpha female in a unique menagerie. I would gladly read another book, perhaps a novel, based again on Antonina's writings. She was special, and as the remaining members of her generation die off, a voice like hers should not be allowed to fade into the silence.

IBIZA Nudes Book Project by Diane Betties  Girls

Posted by nrg at Nov. 26, 2016
IBIZA Nudes Book Project by Diane Betties

IBIZA Nudes Book Project by Diane Betties
92 jpg | up to 5616*3744 | 25.71 MB
Nude models
Hubert's Freaks: The Rare-Book Dealer, the Times Square Talker, and the Lost Photos of Diane Arbus

Hubert's Freaks: The Rare-Book Dealer, the Times Square Talker, and the Lost Photos of Diane Arbus by Gregory Gibson
English | April 1, 2008 | ISBN: 0151012334, 0156033089 | EPUB | 288 pages | 14 MB
John Cougar-Mellencamp - Jack and Diane Live: Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, NE 12 Aug 1982 (2016)

John Cougar-Mellencamp - Jack and Diane Live: Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, NE 12 Aug 1982 (2016)
Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | min | 138 MB
Label: RecordJet | Release Year: 2016

Mellencamp is also one of the founding members of Farm Aid, an organization that began in 1985 with a concert in Champaign, Illinois, to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. Farm Aid concerts have remained an annual event over the past 31 years, and as of 2016 the organization has raised over $50 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture.

Die Frau des Zoodirektors: Eine Geschichte aus dem Krieg  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Nov. 2, 2016
Die Frau des Zoodirektors: Eine Geschichte aus dem Krieg

Diane Ackerman, "Die Frau des Zoodirektors: Eine Geschichte aus dem Krieg"
2016 | ISBN: 3453270827 | German | 384 pages | EPUB | 1 MB