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Opis - 'Only with the greatest of simplifications, for the sake of convenience, can we say Africa. In reality, except as a geographical term, Africa doesn't exist'. Ryszard Kapuscinski has been writing about the people of Africa throughout his career. In a study that avoids the official routes, palaces and big politics, he sets out to create an account of post-colonial Africa seen at once as a whole and as a location that wholly defies generalised explanations. It is both a sustained meditation on the mosaic of peoples and practises we call 'Africa', and an impassioned attempt to come to terms with humanity itself as it struggles to escape from foreign domination, from the intoxications of freedom, from war and from politics as theft. The Beginning: Collision, Ghana 1958 More than anything, one is struck by the light. Light everywhere. Brightness everywhere. Everywhere, the sun. Just yesterday, an autumnal London was drenched in rain. The airplane drenched in rain. A cold, wind, darkness. But here, from the morning's earliest moments, the airport is ablaze with sunlight, all of us in sunlight. In times past, when people wandered the world on foot, rode on horseback, or sailed in ships, the journey itself accustomed them to the change. Images of the earth passed ever so slowly before their eyes, the stage revolved in a barely perceptible way. The voyage lasted weeks, months. The traveller had time to grow used to another environment, a different landscape. The climate too, changed gradually. Before the traveller arrived from a cool Europe to the burning Equator, he already had left behind the pleasant warmth of Las Palmas, the heat of Al-Mahara, and the hell of the Cape Verde islands. Today, nothing remains of these gradations. Air travel tears us violently out of snow and cold and hurls us that very same day into the blaze of the tropics. Suddenly, still rubbing our eyes, we find ourselves in a humid inferno. We immediately start to sweat. If we've come from Europe in the wintertime, we discard overcoats, peel off sweaters. It's the first gesture of initiation we, the people of the North, perform upon arrival in Africa. People of the North. Have we sufficiently considered the fact that northerners constitute a distinct minority on our planet? Canadians and Poles, Lithuanians and Scandinavians, some Americans and Germans, Russians and Scots. Laplanders and Eskimos, Evenkis and Yakuts - the list is not very long. It may amount to o more than 500 million people: less than 10 per cent of the earth's population. The overwhelming majority live in hot climates, their days spent in the warmth of the sun. Mankind first came into being in the sun, the oldest traces of his existence have been found in warm climes. What was the weather like in the biblical paradise? It was eternally warm, hot even, so that Adam and Eve could go about naked and not feel chilled even in the shade of a tree. Something else strikes the new arrival even as he descends the steps of the airplane: the smell of the tropics. Perhaps he's had intimations of it. It is the scent that permeated Mr Kanzman's little shop, Colonial and Other Goods, on Perec Street in my hometown of Pinsk. Almonds, cloves, dates, and cocoa. Vanilla and laurel leaves, oranges and bananas, cardamom and saffron. And Drohobych. The interiors of Bruno Schulz's cinnamon shops. Didn't their
Natasha's Dance Penguin
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Shadow of the Sun Penguin
'Only with the greatest of simplifications, for the sake of convenience, can we say Africa. In reality, except as a geographical term, Africa doesn't exist'. Ryszard Kapuscinski has been writing about the people of Africa throughout his career. In a study that avoids the official routes, palaces and big politics, he sets out to create an account of post-colonial Africa seen at once as a whole and as a location that wholly defies generalised explanations. It is both a sustained meditation on the mosaic of peoples and practises we call 'Africa', and an impassioned attempt to come to terms with humanity itself as it struggles to escape from foreign domination, from the intoxications of freedom, from war and from politics as theft. The Beginning: Collision, Ghana 1958 More than anything, one is struck by the light. Light everywhere. Brightness everywhere. Everywhere, the sun. Just yesterday, an autumnal London was drenched in rain. The airplane drenched in rain. A cold, wind, darkness. But here, from the morning
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation Random House US
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE - Winner of The New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award - "A new classic of science reporting." - The New York Times §§The riveting true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story, and an unforgettable cast of characters into a sweeping narrative in the tradition of A Civil Action, The Emperor of All Maladies, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks .§§One of New Jersey's seemingly innumerable quiet seaside towns, Toms River became the unlikely setting for a decades-long drama that culminated in 2001 with one of the largest legal settlements in the annals of toxic dumping. A town that would rather have been known for its Little League World Series champions ended up making history for an entirely different reason: a notorious cluster of childhood cancers scientifically linked to local air and water pollution. For years, large chemical companies had been using Toms River as their private dumping ground, burying tens of thousands of leaky drums in open pits and discharging billions of gallons of acid-laced wastewater into the town's namesake river.§§In an astonishing feat of investigative reporting, prize-winning journalist Dan Fagin recounts the sixty-year saga of rampant pollution and inadequate oversight that made Toms River a cautionary example for fast-growing industrial towns from South Jersey to South China. He tells the stories of the pioneering scientists and physicians who first identified pollutants as a cause of cancer, and brings to life the everyday heroes in Toms River who struggled for justice: a young boy whose cherubic smile belied the fast-growing tumors that had decimated his body from birth; a nurse who fought to bring the alarming incidence of childhood cancers to the attention of authorities who didn't want to listen; and a mother whose love for her stricken child transformed her into a tenacious advocate for change.§§A gripping human drama rooted in a centuries-old scientific quest, Toms River is a tale of dumpers at midnight and deceptions in broad daylight, of corporate avarice and government neglect, and of a few brave individuals who refused to keep silent until the truth was exposed.§§ NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND KIRKUS REVIEWS §§"A thrilling journey full of twists and turns, Toms River is essential reading for our times. Dan Fagin handles topics of great complexity with the dexterity of a scholar, the honesty of a journalist, and the dramatic skill of a novelist." - Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., author of the Pulitzer Prize
Prague - A Guide To The Magical Heart Of Europe / Praha - Průvodce Magickým Srdcem Evropy (Anglicky)
Książki Obcojęzyczne>Czeskie>Cestování, průvodci, mapy
Podrobny Pruvodce Po Pamatkach A Dejinach Prahy Vychazi Vstric Zejmena Tem Navstevnikum, Kterym Nestaci Pouze Encyklopedicke Pruvodcovske Informace, Ale Kteri Se Snazi Nase Mesto Pochopit, Porozumet Mu A Hloubeji Se S Nim Szit. Tuto Knihu Charakterizovat Jako Pruvodce, Zasnenou Knihu Pribehu A Male Dejiny Prahy V Jedne Podobe. - 43 Vhodne Zvolenych Prochazek, Ktere Se Daji Navzajem Kombinovat - Nejvyznamnejsi Pamatky A Umelecke Skvosty Prahy - Rarity A Zajimavosti, Ktere V Beznych Pruvodcich Nenajdete - Vyznamne Osobnosti V Praze - Zivot V Magicke Praze - Pribehy A Povesti. 424 Barevnych Fotografii, Prehledne Plany A Mapky. This Is Not Only A Guide Book, But Also A Small History And Treasure Chest Of Forgotten Tales. Let's Stroll Through Prague And Delve Beneath The Surface Of Streets And Stone Walls. The Places You Visit Will Be Enlivened By Their Rich History. The Paving Where You Stand Will Vibrate With The Steps Of Giants Such As Franz Kafka, Angelo Maria Ripellino, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart And Many Others. Incidentally Even Today's Prague Has A Strong Genius Loci - As Confirmed By, Amongst Others, The Writer Terry Pratchett, Prince Charles And Possibly Even The King Of Spain, Juan Carlos. This Guide To The Magical Heart Of Europe, Is Presented In The Form Of 43 Walks Of Discovery, Which Have Been Devised For You By Philosopher And Historian Vladislav Dudak, The Author Of A Series Of Successful Publications About Monuments, Architecture, Art And History. The Creator Of The Photographs, Jiri Podrazil, Is An Outstanding Photographer Specialising In Historical Landmarks And Architecture. Let His Photographer's Eye Be Your Best Guide In The Choice Of Walks. Amongst Others Things We Will Look At Prague Castle - The Most Extensive Royal Seat In Europe. We Will Meander Along The Famous Charles Bridge, Enter The Gardens And Palaces Of The Lesser Quarter And Wander Through Secretive Lanes In The Old Town. We Will Admire The Ancient Monuments Of The World Famous Jewish Town, And The Unique Gothic Wall Paintings Of The Cloisters Of The Na Slovanech Monastery In The New Town. And In Among The Grand Treasures, We Will Be Surprised At Every Step, By Discoveries Which May Be Less Well Known, But Are Frequently Even More Beautiful.
Racing the Rain Simon & Schuster US
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From the author of the New York Times bestselling Once a Runner - "The best novel ever written about running" ( Runner's World ) - comes that novel's prequel, the story of a world-class athlete coming of age in the 1950s and 60s on Florida's Gold Coast.§§Quenton Cassidy's first foot races are with nature itself: the summer storms that sweep through his subtropical neighborhood. Shirtless, barefoot, and brown as a berry, Cassidy is a skinny, mouthy kid with aspirations to be a great athlete. As he explores his primal surroundings, along the Loxahatchee River and the nearby Atlantic Ocean, he is befriended by Trapper Nelson, "the Tarzan of the Loxahatchee," a well-known eccentric who lives off the land.§§In junior high school, quite by chance, Cassidy discovers an ability to run long distances, but his real dream is to be a basketball star. Still, Cassidy absorbs Nelson's view of running as a way of relating to and interacting with the natural world. Though he is warned of Nelson's checkered past, Cassidy dismisses the stories as superstitious gossip, until his small town is stunned by the disappearance of a prominent judge and his wife. Cassidy's loyalty to his friend is severely tested just as his opportunity to make his mark as a gifted runner comes to fruition.§§John Parker's prequel to the New York Times bestseller Once a Runner vividly captures how a runner is formed and the physical endurance, determination, and mindset he develops on the way to becoming a champion. Racing the Rain is an epic coming-of-age classic about the environments and friendships that shape us all.
Sketchbook University of Washington Press
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William Cumming began as a self-taught artist who grew up in Tukwila, a small town outside Seattle. In 1937, at the age of twenty, he met Morris Graves, who was at that time working in Seattle for the Federal Art project of the Works Progress Administration. Through Graves he soon became part of the circle of friends who came to be known as the Northwest School of artists: Mark Tobey, then nearing fifty, the patriarchal leader of the group; Kenneth Callahan and his wife Margaret, a writer and critic who became Cumming's particular mentor; Guy Anderson, Lubin Petric, and others. He has taught for many years at the Art Institute of Seattle and Cornish College of the Arts."Bill Cumming is at once an exceptional and successful regional artist and one of the most erudite, perceptive, and entertainingly cantankerous characters in this part of the world. [He] tells what it was like to be an artist in the Great Depression, tells tales out of school about such international luminaries as Mark Tobey and Morris Graves, tells how the Northwest School (of which he was the youngest member) developed, tells about the early success -- and ultimate failure -- of the Communist movement in the Far West, and shows how the political, economic, and cultural events of a half-century affected the life of a region and of its creative minority. Cumming is a natural raconteur, equipped with more literary wit and charm than most professional writers." -- Tom Robbins"Besides being one of the Northwest's best painters, Bill Cumming has certainly had a knack for being, historically speaking, in the right place at the right time. Beyond being good local history, his "Sketchbook" is a moving, sometimes chillingly perceptive, and certainly fascinating glimpse into the nature of artists themselves." -- Wesley Wehr
Gregory Crewdson RIZZOLI PUBLICATIONS
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A comprehensive survey of the work of one of America's best-known photographers. Renowned for his melancholic, dramatic and painterly images of small-town America, Gregory Crewdson has evolved over a nearly thirty-year career into one of the world's most acclaimed photographers.
Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>The arts>Photography & photographs>Individual photographersKsiążki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>The arts&...
A Comprehensive Survey Of The Work Of One Of America's Best-known Photographers. Renowned For His Melancholic, Dramatic And Painterly Images Of Small-town America, Gregory Crewdson Has Evolved Over A Nearly Thirty-year Career Into One Of The World's Most Acclaimed Photographers.
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