Author: Andrea Pazienza
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
In this graphic novel, presented in English for the first time, the Italian “Crumb” portrays a lost generation of late 1970s/early 1980s teenagers coping with family problems, school, sex, and drugs. A true visionary, with a fluid line and an uncanny sense of color and composition, Pazienza’s innovative graphic style served up stories that were iconoclastic, outrageous, humorous, and deeply personal, often based on himself and his microcosm of friends and collaborators. Pazienza was a revolutionary cartoonist who ushered an underground sensibility to Italian and European comics, breaking from the more staid tradition of genteel adult (and children’s) graphic albums.
Author: Alex Zanardi, Gianluca Gasparini
Publisher: Haynes Publishing
As sporting heroes go, you don't gt much bolder than ex-Champ car ace Alex Zanardi. When he lost both legs in a terrible accident in 2001, Zanardi was determined to compete again. Two years later, at his first comeback race, a European Touring Car Championship round at Monza, he finished just 15 seconds behind the winner.
Author: Tara Zanardi
Publisher: Penn State Press
Majismo, a cultural phenomenon that embodied the popular aesthetic in Spain from the second half of the eighteenth century, served as a vehicle to “regain” Spanish heritage. As expressed in visual representations of popular types participating in traditional customs and wearing garments viewed as historically Spanish, majismo conferred on Spanish “citizens” the pictorial ideal of a shared national character. In Framing Majismo, Tara Zanardi explores nobles’ fascination with and appropriation of the practices and types associated with majismo, as well as how this connection cultivated the formation of an elite Spanish identity in the late 1700s and aided the Bourbons’ objective to fashion themselves as the legitimate rulers of Spain. In particular, the book considers artistic and literary representations of the majo and the maja, purportedly native types who embodied and performed uniquely Spanish characteristics. Such visual examples of majismo emerge as critical and contentious sites for navigating eighteenth-century conceptions of gender, national character, and noble identity. Zanardi also examines how these bodies were contrasted with those regarded as “foreign,” finding that “foreign” and “national” bodies were frequently described and depicted in similar ways. She isolates and uncovers the nuances of bodily representation, ultimately showing how the body and the emergent nation were mutually constructed at a critical historical moment for both.
Dr. Zanardi approaches the development of psychoanalytic theories of women on two fronts: the psychoanalytic and the political. The first part includes papers by Ruth Mack Brunswick, Melanie Klein, Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel, D. W. Winnicott, Joyce Macdougal, Edith Jacobsen, Annie Reich, and Judith Kestenberg, among others, illustrating the psychoanalytic development concerning female sexuality from the 1940s on. the different views - Freudian, Kleinian, Horneyan, object relation, and Lacanian - are presented, showing both American and European views to underline their theoretical differences. Controversial issues - phallocentrism, penis envy, homosexuality, masochism, wish for a child - are brought into focus and analyzed from different theoretical and clinical points of view. The second part draws attention to the influence of the Women's Liberation Movement on psychoanalytic theory. The papers included show attempts to integrate psychoanalysis into the ideological political discourse. It includes the work of leading feminists and psychoanalysts in the United States and Europe, including Carol Gilligan, Dorothy Dinnerstein, Jean Baker Miller, Juliet Mitchell, Luce Irigaray, and Julia Kristeva.
Visual Typologies from the Early Modern to the Contemporary investigates the pictorial representation of types from the sixteenth to the twenty- first century. Originating in longstanding visual traditions, including street crier prints and costume albums, these images share certain conventions as they seek to convey knowledge about different peoples. The genre of the type became widespread in the early modern period, developing into a global language of identity. The chapters explore diverse pictorial representations of types, customs, and dress in numerous media, including paintings, prints, postcards, photographs, and garments. Together, they reveal that the activation of typological strategies, including seriality, repetition, appropriation, and subversion has produced a universal and dynamic pictorial language. Typological images highlight the tensions between the local and the international, the specific and the communal, and similarity and difference inherent in the construction of identity. The first full- length study to treat these images as a broader genre, Visual Typologies gives voice to a marginalized form of representation. Together, the chapters debunk the classification of such images as unmediated and authentic representations, offering fresh methodological frameworks to consider their meanings locally and globally, and establishing common ground about the operations of objects that sought to shape, embody, or challenge individual and collective identities.
Author: Matt Basile, Kyla Zanardi
For lazy days off or mid-week cravings, Brunch Life brings that bigger-than-brunch restaurant experience home with mouth-watering recipes that will ensure every day gets off to a great start. Leisurely weekend brunches have become the most anticipated meal of the week, and no two people know that better than Matt Basile and Kyla Zanardi. With their token humour, Matt and Kyla share their passion for this midday spread and showcase indulgent and creative takes on their favourite dishes. Sometimes, brunch is a comforting routine, where simple ingredients are whipped into fuss-free OG Buttermilk Pancakes, a Mascarpone Soft Scramble, or Good ol' Hash Browns. Then there are irresistible dishes taken to a whole new level, like Coconut Fried Chicken and Pineapple Waffles, S'mores Pancakes, and Family-Style Chimichurri Steak and Egg Tacos. Incredibly satisfying, easy to prepare, and perfect to share, these recipes will be dished out and devoured by friends and family. Whether you're hankering for a nostalgic bite--think Western Omelette Grilled Cheese--or looking for something on the lighter side, like Hearty Granola with Grilled Peaches, or you need a boozy drink to cap it all off, Brunch Life has something for everyone. More than just food, brunch is also a culture. Featured throughout, Matt and Kyla share their travel adventures in six cities across North America--San Francisco, New York, Nashville, Seattle, Vancouver, and Toronto--and explore how this epic meal is enjoyed far and wide. Brimming with over 70 delectable recipes and gorgeous photography, it's time to serve up a fresh take on this favourite weekend tradition that will inspire you to gather around your table any chance you get.
The debate on whether or not the International Monetary Fund and World Bank and their intervention strategies are a positive force for change in the developing world continues to rage. Featuring both macroeconomic and microeconomic approaches, this book brings together an international team of contributors and centres upon three broad themes: the ideology of the IMF and World Bank poverty reduction conditionality. In exploring these themes, this book will be a valuable reference for postgraduate students and professionals in the fields of development studies and political economy.
Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
It is one thing to assert that ordered liberty is indispensible to the preservation of open markets and democratic political orders; it is another to explain what ordered liberty is and how it emerges and endures. If an explanation of any phenomenon should be on the level of the best science of the day, then a study of ordered liberty should ask some hard questions. How do advances in the neurosciences alter how we understand and talk about liberty? How do we break our dependence on the residual language of faculty psychology, e.g. talk of free will, volition, reason or rational intellect? For that matter, how do we break free of the metaphors of an eighteenth-century mechanistic worldview, e.g. talk of determinisms and of mechanisms in the brain? This book answers these basic questions and in the process constructs a normative notion of liberty.
Quantum Error Correction
Author: Daniel A. Lidar, Todd A. Brun
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Focusing on methods for quantum error correction, this book is invaluable for graduate students and experts in quantum information science.
Author: Francesco Baldini, Arnaldo D’Amico, Corrado Di Natale, Pietro Siciliano, Renato Seeber, Luca De Stefano, Ranieri Bizzarri, Bruno Andò
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book contains a selection of papers presented at the First National Conference on Sensors held in Rome 15-17 February 2011. The conference highlighted state-of-the-art results from both theoretical and applied research in the field of sensors and related technologies. This book presents material in an interdisciplinary approach, covering many aspects of the disciplines related to sensors, including physics, chemistry, materials science, biology and applications. · Provides a selection of the best papers from the First Italian National Conference on Sensors; · Covers a broad range of topics relating to sensors and microsystems, including physics, chemistry, materials science, biology and applications; · Offers interdisciplinary coverage, aimed at defining a common ground for sensors beyond the specific differences among the different particular implementation of sensors.
Comparative studies usually begin by relating two or more authors' responses to some shared question and then go on to point out similarities and differences. Sometimes they end with an interpreter arguing in favor of one response over another. Less frequently a comparative analysis ends by relating the different positions to some broader frame of reference. To go on to locate the competing views within a dynamic pattern of related but distinct stages in understanding a shared question is a relatively new enterprise. What contemporary developmental psychologists have been pursuing in their field offers some hope that scholars in other fields can do the same in their inquiries. The main purpose of the book is to bring this relatively new form of comparative interpretation to the attention of other scholars and to encourage their future experiments with it. The question for readers is whether this is a promising way of doing comparative interpretation, one remote from current practice but possibly evading some of its intellectual impasses and so introducing a better future practice.
In The Zone
Author: Clyde Brolin
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
Discover the untapped power of the human mind How do champions like Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic and Usain Bolt suppress their fear of failure and find the belief to win? How did Michael Phelps and Jessica Ennis-Hill visualise their own future? What exactly is 'The Zone'? And how do you get there? Drawing on over one hundred exclusive interviews with the world's elite stars of sports ranging from boxing to rugby union, Formula One to the Paralympics, Clyde Brolin sets out to discover the secrets of true success and show how they can be used by all of us in our own lives, whoever we are. 'PEOPLE LOOK AT CHAMPIONS AND THINK THEY'RE A DIFFERENT BREED, BUT WE ALL UNDERESTIMATE WHAT WE'RE CAPABLE OF' CHRIS HOY 'THE MAGIC LIVES INSIDE EVERY ONE OF US - DESPITE OUR ENVIRONMENT, OUR STRUGGLES AND OUR DOUBTS' CATHY FREEMAN