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Il carattere del ciclista
Author: Giacomo Pellizzari
Publisher: Utet Libri
ISBN: 8851138036
Pages: 272
Year: 2016-04-19T00:00:00+02:00
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Il “Cannibale” Eddie Merckx, il più forte di tutti, e il “Pirata” Marco Pantani, un magnifico testardo che ci ha lasciato troppo presto. Beppe Saronni e la perfetta strategia della fucilata di Goodwood, Claudio Chiappucci e l’impresa tutta istinto del Sestrière. L’indisciplinato Peter Sagan e Laurent Fignon, il “Professore”. E poi l’irrequietezza dell’enigmatico Gianni Bugno, l’impetuosa forza tranquilla di Miguel Indurain, il fascino di Fabian Cancellara e la spavalderia di Lance Armstrong, al centro dello scandalo più grande della storia del ciclismo. Il pistard dal passato difficile Bradley Wiggins, icona pop che sembra uscita dagli anni settanta, e l’ipertecnologico record dell’ora di Francesco Moser, uomo che al futuro si è sempre affidato. Un campione nato nel periodo sbagliato come Felice Gimondi e un campione, Bernard Hinault, che nel proprio tempo ha dettato legge. Che cosa hanno in comune questi assi delle due ruote? Ce lo svela Giacomo Pellizzari: ognuno, a suo modo, ha saputo rappresentare più di chiunque altro un aspetto peculiare dell’essere ciclista, ognuno ha incarnato, appunto, un carattere e lo ha portato ai suoi massimi livelli, accettandone tutte le conseguenze. Nelle vittorie straordinarie quanto nelle sconfitte più brucianti; sulle terribili salite alpine e pirenaiche dei grandi giri come nei rettilinei finali della Milano-Sanremo o del Mondiale. Nel fango e nella polvere degli infernali settori della Parigi-Roubaix, nel vento delle côte della Liegi-Bastogne-Liegi; sull’asfalto appiccicoso per il caldo o sulle strade scivolose per la pioggia. E anche nelle cadute, quelle evitate per un soffio e quelle rovinose, che lasciano il segno nel corpo e nella mente. Emozioni autentiche che ne hanno forgiato il carattere, permettendo loro di distinguersi fra centinaia di grandi atleti. Emozioni che hanno saputo trasmettere a tutti noi che li abbiamo seguiti, ammirati e amati. Perché in fondo, ricorda Pellizzari, anche noi siamo stati come loro, almeno una volta. *** Con un nuovo carattere: Nibali l'irriducibile ***
How Cycling Can Save the World
Author: Peter Walker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143111779
Pages: 288
Year: 2017
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Peter Walker--reporter at the Guardian and curator of its popular bike blog--shows how the future of humanity depends on the bicycle. Car culture has ensnared much of the world--and it's no wonder. Convenience and comfort (as well as some clever lobbying) have made the car the transportation method of choice for generations. But as the world evolves, the high cost of the automobile is made clearer--with its dramatic effects on pollution, the way it cuts people off from their communities, and the alarming rate at which people are injured and killed in crashes. Walker argues that the simplest way to tackle many of these problems at once is with one of humankind's most perfect inventions--the bicycle. In How Cycling Can Save the World, Walker takes readers on a tour of cities like Copenhagen and Utrecht, where everyday cycling has taken root, demonstrating cycling's proven effect on reducing smog and obesity, and improving quality of life and mental health. Interviews with public figures--such as Janette Sadik-Khan, who led the charge to create more pedestrian- and cyclist- friendly infrastructure in New York City--provide case studies on how it can be done, and prove that you can make a big change with just a few cycling lanes and a paradigm shift. Meticulously researched and incredibly inspiring, How Cycling Can Save the World delivers on its lofty promise and leads readers to the realization that cycling could not only save the world, but have a lasting and positive impact on their own lives.
Road to Valor
Author: Aili McConnon, Andres McConnon
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307590666
Pages: 336
Year: 2012-06-12
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Road to Valor is the inspiring, against-the-odds story of Gino Bartali, the cyclist who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and secretly aided the Italian resistance during World War II. Gino Bartali is best known as an Italian cycling legend: the man who not only won the Tour de France twice, but also holds the record for the longest time span between victories. During the ten years that separated his hard-won triumphs, his actions, both on and off the racecourse, ensured him a permanent place in Italian hearts and minds. In Road to Valor, Aili and Andres McConnon chronicle Bartali’s journey, starting in impoverished rural Tuscany where a scrawny, mischievous boy painstakingly saves his money to buy a bicycle and before long, is racking up wins throughout the country. At the age of 24, he stuns the world by winning the Tour de France and becomes an international sports icon. But Mussolini’s Fascists try to hijack his victory for propaganda purposes, derailing Bartali’s career, and as the Nazis occupy Italy, Bartali undertakes secret and dangerous activities to help those being targeted. He shelters a family of Jews in an apartment he financed with his cycling winnings and is able to smuggle counterfeit identity documents hidden in his bicycle past Fascist and Nazi checkpoints because the soldiers recognize him as a national hero in training. After the grueling wartime years, Bartali fights to rebuild his career as Italy emerges from the rubble. In 1948, the stakes are raised when midway through the Tour de France, an assassination attempt in Rome sparks nationwide political protests and riots. Despite numerous setbacks and a legendary snowstorm in the Alps, the chain-smoking, Chianti-loving, 34-year-old underdog comes back and wins the most difficult endurance competition on earth. Bartali’s inspiring performance helps unite his fractured homeland and restore pride and spirit to a country still reeling from war and despair. Set in Italy and France against the turbulent backdrop of an unforgiving sport and threatening politics, Road to Valor is the breathtaking account of one man’s unsung heroism and his resilience in the face of adversity. Based on nearly ten years of research in Italy, France, and Israel, including interviews with Bartali’s family, former teammates, a Holocaust survivor Bartali saved, and many others, Road to Valor is the first book ever written about Bartali in English and the only book written in any language to fully explore the scope of Bartali’s wartime work. An epic tale of courage, comeback, and redemption, it is the untold story of one of the greatest athletes of the twentieth century.
Grafica Della Strada
Author: Louise Fili
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1616893575
Pages:
Year: 2014-09-02
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For more than three decades, renowned graphic designer and self-described Italophile Louise Fili has traveled the cities and countryside of Italy cataloging the work of sign craftsmen in whose hands type takes on new life with a tantalizing menu of styles. Classical, eclectic, or Futurist; in gold leaf, marble, brass, wood, wrought iron, enamel, ceramic, or neon; painted, carved, inlaid, etched, tiled, or stenciled— the creative possibilities are endless. Grafica della Strada is Fili's photographic diary of hundreds of Italy's most inventive restaurant, shop, hotel, street, and advertising signs. A major influence on Fili's own work, many of these marvels of vernacular design live on solely in this book, a typographic love letter to Italy that will be an inspiration to designers and Italophiles everywhere.
Complete First for Schools Teacher's Book
Author: Guy Brook-Hart
Publisher: Cambridge English
ISBN: 110768336X
Pages: 114
Year: 2014-04-10
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Complete First for Schools is official preparation for the revised 2015 Cambridge English: First (FCE) for Schools exam. It combines the very best in contemporary classroom practice with engaging topics aimed at younger students. The information, practice and advice contained in the course ensure that they are fully prepared for all parts of the test, with strategies and skills to maximise their score. This Teacher's Book contains detailed teacher's notes with advice on classroom procedure and extra teaching ideas, along with a full answer key for the Student's Book. Extra photocopiable resources and progress tests, with printable wordlists, and two full practice tests are available online.
Paul Smith's Cycling Scrapbook
Author: Paul Smith, Richard Williams
Publisher:
ISBN: 0500292361
Pages: 256
Year: 2016-04-01
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This lively 'scrapbook' seeks to illustrate Paul Smith's favourite people, races and places in the cycling world through the romantic and beautiful images and places that inspired him. From his collection of cycling jerseys and his extensive library of cycling publications and brochures of the 1950s and 1960s, to the inspiration he has found in his cycling heroes (Coppi, Anquetil, Bartali) and his collaborations with bike-makers (Mercian and Pinarello) and race organizers, this is a personal and highly visual journey that connects Smith's love of cycling with his love of design. One climax to this parallel career came in 2013, when he was invited to design the legendary maglia rosa - the pink jersey worn by the leader of the Giro d'Italia, which was blessed by Pope Francis I and presented to the winner. Ultimately, this is not merely a book about one man's enthusiasm for a sport, but an insight into how the people, stories and imagery that fill this passion have influenced one of the most successful personalities in the design world.
R Come Infinito
Author: Sarah Pellizzari Rabolini
Publisher:
ISBN: 1980612668
Pages: 338
Year: 2018-03-19
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Silvia ha ventotto anni; non è sposata e non ha ancora un lavoro stabile. E' molto solare e per certi versi sembra non voler crescere. Sua sorella Costanza l'ha soprannominata "Silviatralàlà" proprio per quel suo essere leggiadra e adolescente, nonostante sia a pieno titolo una donna adulta. Sebbene Silvia cerchi di assumere il ruolo della persona con la testa sulle spalle, il suo passato da adolescente è come un marchio indelebile. Ai tempi del liceo, infatti, la sua relazione con un ragazzo di nome Rocco ha determinato per sempre la sua vita. Lui l'ha soprannominata "Ginger" per quel frizzante che è sempre stato il carattere di Silvia. Tra loro non nasce soltanto un amore intenso, ma un legame capace di determinare il corso degli anni a venire: Rocco, infatti, si drogava, fumava l'eroina e sniffava cocaina, in una Busto Arsizio degli anni Ottanta, quando lo spaccio era frequente tra i giovani della "Busto bene", figli delle buone famiglie della cittadina industriale in provincia di Varese. Rocco avrebbe tutto per essere felice, invece...
Il manuale del vincitore. Come raggiungere il massimo delle prestazioni nello sport e nella vita
Author: Rex Johnson, David Swindley
Publisher: Edizioni Mediterranee
ISBN: 8827213414
Pages: 160
Year: 2000
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Questo manuale rappresenta un approccio completo per ottenere il successo: allenamento fisico, alimentazione, preparazione mentale e sviluppo della fiducia in se stessi sono gli elementi essenziali per tagliare il traguardo da vincitori nello sport, ma anche nella vita.
The Great New York Subway Map
Author: Emiliano Ponzi
Publisher:
ISBN: 1633450252
Pages: 40
Year: 2017-05-09
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Find your way around the New York City subway! This book introduces the idea of graphic design as a way to solve problems and challenges, such as creating a map that can be understood by all New Yorkers and out-of-towners. Author and illustrator Emiliano Ponzi uses depictions of trains, subway stations, and the NYC skyline to create a love letter to the city. A groundbreaking work of information design, the subway map, designed by Massimo Vignelli, is an iconic work used by over a billion people every year. The Museum of Modern Art acquired the original 1972 diagram, along with the 1970 graphics standards manual Vignelli created for signage and station information, in 2004. The map is intimately tied to MoMA s history, as it was a MoMA curator, Mildred Constantine, who recommended that New York City s Metropolitan Transit Authority commission the map from the Italian designer. "
Un sogno Olimpico - Storia di Claudio Vandelli
Author: Stefano Pelloni
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291549013
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The Shoulder in Sport
Author: Andrea Fusco, Andrea Foglia, Frank Musarra
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0443068747
Pages: 331
Year: 2007-12-01
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This multidisciplinary approach to the shoulder covers introductory topics, surgical solutions, rehabilitation and prevention, and electromyography of the surface.
Berlusconi
Author: Alan Friedman
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 0316301965
Pages: 288
Year: 2015-10-20
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Before there was real estate tycoon cum President-Elect Donald J. Trump, there was Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire media mogul turned prime minster who dominated Italian life for the past twenty years. In a candid, warts-and-all portrait of the leader who played hard in office and in private life. From the bunga-bunga parties to his most secret moments with world leaders, this biography is rich in anecdotes and revelations involving Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Tony Blair, Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel , and many others. Berlusconi's incredible rise to power started from nothing. A self-created man, he was a cruise ship crooner as a young man, became a real estate tycoon in the '70s, started the first commercial television network in history, and turned AC Milan into a world-class soccer club. And that was all before he survived the squalid swampland of Italian politics to become prime minister who has not only served the longest in Italian history, but also has generated the most controversy of arguably any world leader today.
Corpi 2.0. Sulla dilatabilità tecnica dell’Uomo
Author: Karin Harrasser
Publisher: goWare
ISBN: 8867979205
Pages: 163
Year: 2018-01-08
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La materia che Karin Harrasser plasma in questo suo agile libro prende le mosse dai giochi di due fratelli consentiti dalle protesi molto speciali di uno di essi: il futuro campione paralimpico Oscar Pistorius. Da qui risale alla necessità delle protesi per restaurare o recuperare efficienza e capacità, perdute o anche mai avute (per difetti genetici, per malattia o incidente, per eventi bellici). Quindi, per ri-attivare il disabile o anche solo per restituirgli normalità sociale, registra la volontà di dotarsi di protesi non solo per compensare carenze (che possono essere sia naturali che indotte), ma anche per aumentarsi, per accrescersi, per migliorarsi. Contempla il “Cyborg” o le macchine ’patafisiche di Jarry, dialogando criticamente con Donna Haraway e con Peter Sloterdijk. Karin Harrasser illustra le fasi di quella che, partita da una privazione, da una deformazione della natura, sembra diventare un’autonoma evoluzione antropologica, ne esplora le pulsioni e le leggi, negando però la necessità di giungere a un paraumanesimo eterodiretto e straniante. Una lettura importante per capire il tempo nel quale viviamo e dove stiamo andando.
Open
Author: Andre Agassi
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307592804
Pages: 400
Year: 2009-12-24
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER Far more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life. Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight grand slams and achieved wealth, celebrity, and the game’s highest honors. But as he reveals in this searching autobiography, off the court he was often unhappy and confused, unfulfilled by his great achievements in a sport he had come to resent. Agassi writes candidly about his early success and his uncomfortable relationship with fame, his marriage to Brooke Shields, his growing interest in philanthropy, and—described in haunting, point-by-point detail—the highs and lows of his celebrated career.
La Mountain Bike
Author: Guido Rubino
Publisher: HOEPLI EDITORE
ISBN: 8820357402
Pages: 257
Year: 2013-03-11T00:00:00+01:00
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La mountain bike sta divenendo una bicicletta sempre più tecnologica, che permette di affrontare qualsiasi tipo di terreno; ma per farlo nel modo migliore vanno scelti materiali, componenti e geometrie diverse e spesso molto elaborate. Tra una bici rigida senza ammortizzatori, pensata per percorsi di terra battuta e una full suspended da discesa la differenza è enorme. E tra questi due estremi le sfumature sono infinite. Cambiano le escursioni degli ammortizzatori e delle forcelle, le misure delle gomme e anche il peso finale della bici. La componentistica si adatta a seconda dell'impiego e del livello della bici. I freni V-Brake lasciano il posto ai sistemi idraulici e a disco e lo stile di guida si avvicina a quello del motocross. In questo manuale l'analisi tecnica del mezzo viene approfondita fin nel dettaglio. Con un linguaggio semplice sono spiegati tutti i concetti che rendono ogni mountain bike unica grazie alle regolazioni che vi si possono effettuare. Sono così fornite al lettore le basi necessarie per scegliere la bici ideale secondo le proprie esigenze e sfruttarla al meglio. Non mancano le guide visuali per la manutenzione ordinaria e straordinaria, come pure i consigli essenziali per godere la natura con un mezzo che sa rispettarla pur offrendo divertimento ed emozioni forti.

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