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Appleseed Alpha

By Iou Kuroda
  • ISBN Code: : 1682330109
  • Publisher : Kodansha Comics
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 282
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : appleseed-alpha.pdf

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A NEW CHAPTER IN THE APPLESEED SAGA Before the events of Appleseed, Deunan, a human woman and former SWAT officer, along with her combat-cyborg lover, Briareos, arrive in war-torn New York City. The city’s mayor is a dapper but delusional cyborg, preparing for the UFO invasion he’s convinced is right around the corner. Briareos’s powerful abilities earn the pair refuge, but there are few human comforts to be found in a city catered to cyborgs…After the couple parts ways, the mayor’s nightmare takes a turn for the worse. Deunan’s group of outcast humans may be just the extra manpower the mayor needs—but can the two factions put aside their differences in time to save the world?

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  • Pdf File: mulini-a-vento-e-robot-giganti-il-significato-degli-oggetti-negli-anime-e-nei-manga.pdf

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Saggi - saggio (303 pagine) - Dalla tradizionale scatolina per il pranzo alla corazzata Yamato i "personaggi" inanimati nell'animazione e nel fumetto giapponesi Nelle opere di Hayao Miyazaki viene sempre valorizzata una tecnologia benefica e non inquinante, incarnata da quei mulini a vento che appaiono in alcuni suoi lavori a tema utopistico (Conan il ragazzo del futuro, Nausicaä della Valle del vento). Altri autori si son dimostrati maggiormente affascinati dalla possibilità di creare bambole asservite al nostro volere (androidi, robot giganti), per non parlare della possibilità di collegare l'uomo alla macchina per creare una nuova formidabile entità cibernetica (Mobile Suit Gundam, Ghost in the Shell, Neon Genesis Evangelion). Al di fuori di simili atteggiamenti speculativi, se non proprio tecno-feticistici, non mancano però approcci di carattere romantico, come quelli di Leiji Matsumoto, il quale fa rivivere come astronave la corazzata Yamato e ci porta in viaggio tra le galassie a bordo di una locomotiva. Ebbene se lo storico Antonio Costa, al termine del suo studio sul senso delle cose nei film, ci regala un breve elenco su cui basare un ipotetico dizionario degli oggetti, sulla medesima falsariga riguardo agli animanga potremmo citare: aerei, bento (scatola per il pranzo), mulini, robot giganti e treni. Non tanto per comporre una semplice lista, quanto piuttosto per proporre un'inedita chiave di lettura per poter interpretare in modo nuovo gli anime (cartoni animati) e i manga (fumetti). Claudio Cordella è nato a Milano il 13 luglio del 1974. Si è trasferito a Padova dove si è laureato in Filosofia, con una tesi dedicata all'utopismo di Aldous Huxley, e in seguito in Storia, con un lavoro imperniato sulla regalità femminile in età carolingia. Nel 2009 ha conseguito un master in Conservazione, gestione e valorizzazione del patrimonio industriale dopo aver svolto uno studio incentrato su di un canapificio storico; situato a Crocetta del Montello (Treviso), compiuto assieme a Carmelina Amico. Scrive narrativa e saggistica; ha partecipato a diversi progetti antologici e ha collaborato con alcune riviste. È stato il vice direttore del web magazine Fantasy Planet (La Corte Editore). Nel 2012 ha partecipato all'ottavo Congreso Internacional de Molinologia, che si è svolto a Tui (Galizia), con un intervento intitolato Il mulino di Villa Bozza, la conservazione possibile, attraverso un progetto imprenditoriale, dedicato alla storia di un mulino padovano e scritto in collaborazione con Camilla Di Mauro. Recentemente, per LA CASE books, è uscito Fantabiologia. Dai mondi perduti a Prometheus, un saggio di storia della cultura popolare da Jules Verne a Sir Ridley Scott.

Il volto di Ayanami. Simulacri e macchine pensanti tra Oriente e Occidente

By Claudio Cordella
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delos Digital srl
  • Book Code : 8825412177
  • Total of Pages : 225
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 503
  • Pdf File: il-volto-di-ayanami-simulacri-e-macchine-pensanti-tra-oriente-e-occidente.pdf

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Saggi - saggio (225 pagine) - Donne artificiali e androidi, macchine pensanti e cyborg tra Occidente e Sol Levante In una singolare dimensione dell'immaginario, nella quale la ricerca sull'Intelligenza Artificiale si incontra con la sci-fi, fanno capolino sia i simulacri, quali i replicanti di Blade Runner e la Rei Ayanami di Evangelion, sia i computer senzienti alla Hal 9000. Si tratta sempre di proiezioni della nostra psiche, espressioni di quei sogni e di quei timori che ci caratterizzano come Homo sapiens. Claudio Cordella è nato a Milano il 13 luglio del 1974, è laureato in Filosofia e in Storia ed ha conseguito un master in Conservazione, gestione e valorizzazione del patrimonio industriale. Ha partecipato a diverse antologie ed è stato il vice direttore del web magazine Fantasy Planet (La Corte Editore). Il suo saggio Immaginare il futuro. Tempo, storia e sci-fi è stato finalista nella sua categoria per il Premio Italia 2016. Attualmente collabora con Delos Digital, per la quale sono usciti di recente Il sogno di Lalah: animanga e utopismi e Mulini a vento e robot giganti. Il significato degli oggetti negli anime e nei manga.

In It for the Long Run

By Jim Rooney
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Book Code : 0252096061
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 845
  • Pdf File: in-it-for-the-long-run.pdf

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Inspired by the Hank Williams and Leadbelly recordings he heard as a teenager growing up outside of Boston, Jim Rooney began a musical journey that intersected with some of the biggest names in American music including Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Bill Monroe, Muddy Waters, and Alison Krauss. In It for the Long Run: A Musical Odyssey is Rooney's kaleidoscopic first-hand account of more than five decades of success as a performer, concert promoter, songwriter, music publisher, engineer, and record producer. As witness to and participant in over a half century of music history, Rooney provides a sophisticated window into American vernacular music. Following his stint as a "Hayloft Jamboree" hillbilly singer in the mid-1950s, Rooney managed Cambridge's Club 47, a catalyst of the ‘60’s folk music boom. He soon moved to the Newport Folk Festival as talent coordinator and director where he had a front row seat to Dylan "going electric." In the 1970s Rooney's odyssey continued in Nashville where he began engineering and producing records. His work helped alternative country music gain a foothold in Music City and culminated in Grammy nominations for singer-songwriters John Prine, Iris Dement, and Nanci Griffith. Later in his career he was a key link connecting Nashville to Ireland's folk music scene. Writing songs or writing his memoir, Jim Rooney is the consummate storyteller. In It for the Long Run: A Musical Odyssey is his singular chronicle from the heart of Americana.

Il sogno di Lalah: Animanga e utopismi

By Claudio Cordella
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delos Digital srl
  • Book Code : 8825404204
  • Total of Pages : 325
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 524
  • Pdf File: il-sogno-di-lalah.pdf

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Saggi - saggio (325 pagine) - Anime e manga, l'utopia e la distopia. La visione idealista o pessimista del futuro nella letteratura disegnata giapponese e i suoi rapporti con la distopia e la fantascienza occidentale. Tra gli anime (cartoni animati) e i manga (fumetti) del Sol Levante, nonostante il successo di personaggi dagli incredibili poteri e dal carattere eccentrico, è ancora possibile ritrovarvi quel medesimo gusto per la narrazione utopistica che in ambito letterario ha affascinato autori del calibro di Herbert George Wells, William Morris, Evgenij Zamjatin, Aldous Huxley e George Orwell. In particolar modo l'interesse per il lato oscuro dell'utopia, la distopia, è più che evidente. Basti pensare al Galaxy Express 999 di Leiji Matsumoto, nel quale più di uno dei mondi descritti soffre a causa di un brutale regime dispotico. Si consideri poi come catastrofi d'ogni genere e guerre apocalittiche, dai consueti scenari imperniati sull'impiego di armi termonucleari agli scontri su scala cosmica, si accompagnano sovente alle descrizioni di simili distopie (Ken il guerriero, Akira, Nausicaä della Valle del vento). Non mancano nemmeno speculazioni relative all'evoluzione futura dell'umanità, degne di Wells oppure di Olaf Stapledon, strettamente legate ai miti del post-umanesimo e al loro relativo trascendentalismo (Ideon, Evangelion). Inoltre il terrore di perdere ogni libertà, in nome di una sicurezza offertaci dalle macchine contro i pericoli di un mondo caotico, è parimenti presente assieme al terrore che la tecnologia possa sfuggirci di mano (Shinsekai yori, Psycho-Pass). Talvolta, come accade nelle opere di Hayao Miyazaki, ci si rifugia nell'ecotopia, tra miraggi messianici e irrealistici ritorni al passato. Eppure, nonostante un pessimismo apparentemente dominante, gli utopismi nipponici sono tutt'altro che privi di speranza. Lo prova il “sogno di Lalah”, la visione di un domani migliore che nasce nel bel mezzo dell'infuriare di un conflitto fratricida (Mobile Suit Gundam). Claudio Cordella è nato a Milano il 13 luglio del 1974. Si è trasferito a Padova dove si è laureato in Filosofia, con una tesi dedicata all'utopismo di Aldous Huxley, e in seguito in Storia, con un lavoro imperniato sulla regalità femminile in età carolingia. Nel 2009 ha conseguito un master in Conservazione, gestione e valorizzazione del patrimonio industriale dopo aver svolto uno studio incentrato su di un canapificio storico; situato a Crocetta del Montello (Treviso), compiuto assieme a Carmelina Amico. Scrive narrativa e saggistica; ha partecipato a diversi progetti antologici e ha collaborato con alcune riviste. È stato il vice direttore del web magazine Fantasy Planet (La Corte Editore). Nel 2012 ha partecipato all'ottavo Congreso Internacional de Molinologia, che si è svolto a Tui (Galizia), con un intervento intitolato Il mulino di Villa Bozza, la conservazione possibile, attraverso un progetto imprenditoriale, dedicato alla storia di un mulino padovano e scritto in collaborazione con Camilla Di Mauro. Recentemente, per LA CASE books, è uscito Fantabiologia. Dai mondi perduti a Prometheus, un saggio di storia della cultura popolare da Jules Verne a Sir Ridley Scott.

Artistic Dynamos: An Ethnography on Music in Central African Kingdoms

By Brian Schrag
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000331482
  • Total of Pages : 222
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 958
  • Pdf File: artistic-dynamos.pdf

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Artistic Dynamos: An Ethnography on Music in Central African Kingdoms uses stories and research from Ngiemboon communities of West Cameroon as touchstones for proposing new approaches to arts scholarship and community development. Building on the results of ethnographic research, artistic action is viewed through the lens of communication. This view brings a picture of increased cultural energy in the enactment of artistic genres—melodic, rhythmic, poetic, dramatic, visual, and performative. Schrag’s treatise will change how scholars across disciplines understand and engage with the arts. This volume offers methods for improved scholarship, resulting in communities living better lives. The author’s website contains the video and audio recordings discussed in the book, plus full-color versions of many photos and diagrams. www.ArtisticDynamos.com

The Ghost in the Shell Volume 2

By Shirow Masamune
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kodansha Comics
  • Book Code : 1935429035
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 589
  • Pdf File: the-ghost-in-the-shell-volume-2.pdf

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March 6, 2035. Motoko Aramaki is a hyper-advanced cyborg, a counter-terrorist Net security expert, heading the investigative department of the giant multi-national Poseidon Industrial. Partly transcending the physical world and existing in a virtual world of networks, Motoko is a fusion of multiple entities and identities, deploying remotely controlled prosthetic humanoid surrogates around the globe to investigate a series of bizarre incidents.

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

By Colin Larkin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Omnibus Press
  • Book Code : 0857125958
  • Total of Pages : 1600
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 483
  • Pdf File: the-encyclopedia-of-popular-music.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.

Dulcimer People

By Jean Ritchie
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oak Publications
  • Book Code : 1783234318
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 685
  • Pdf File: dulcimer-people.pdf

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Dulcimer experiences, news, memories, snapshots, playing styles, tuning and tablature methods, favourite songs, opinions, advice and information on the Appalachian dulcimer.

The Washingtons. Volume 5, Part 1

By Justin Glenn
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  • Publisher : Savas Publishing
  • Book Code : 1940669308
  • Total of Pages : 981
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 877
  • Pdf File: the-washingtons-volume-5-part-1.pdf

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This is the fifth volume of Dr. Justin Glenn’s comprehensive history that traces the “Presidential line” of the Washingtons. Volume One began with the immigrant John Washington, who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and became the great-grandfather of President George Washington. It continued the record of their descendants for a total of seven generations. Volume Two highlighted notable family members in the next eight generations of John and Anne Washington’s descendants, including such luminaries as General George S. Patton, the author Shelby Foote, and the actor Lee Marvin. Volume Three traced the ancestry of the early Virginia members of this “Presidential Branch” back in time to the aristocracy and nobility of England and continental Europe. Volume Four resumed the family history where Volume One ended, and it contained Generation Eight of the immigrant John Washington’s descendants. Volume Five now presents Generation Nine, including more than 10,000 descendants. Future volumes will trace generations ten through fifteen, making a total of over 63,000 descendants. Although structured in a genealogical format for the sake of clarity, this is no bare bones genealogy but a true family history with over 1,200 detailed biographical narratives. These in turn strive to convey the greatness of the family that produced not only The Father of His Country but many others, great and humble, who struggled to build that country. ADVANCE PRAISE “I am convinced that your work will be of wide interest to historians and academics as well as members of the Washington family itself. Although the surname Washington is perhaps the best known in American history and much has been written about the Washington family for well over a century, it is surprising that no comprehensive family history has been published. Justin M. Glenn’s The Washingtons: A Family History finally fills this void for the branch to which General and President George Washington belonged, identifying some 63,000 descendants. This is truly a family history, not a mere tabulation of names and dates, providing biographical accounts of many of the descendants of John Washington who settled in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1657. . . . Each individual section is followed by extensive listings of published and manuscript sources supporting the information presented and errors of identification in previous publications are commented upon as appropriate.” John Frederick Dorman, editor of The Virginia Genealogist (1957-2006) and author of Adventurers of Purse and Person “Decades of reviewing Civil War books have left me surprised and delighted when someone applies exhaustive diligence to a topic not readily accessible. Dr. Glenn surely meets that standard with the meticulous research that unveils the Washington family in gratifying detail—many of them Confederates of interest and importance.” Robert K. Krick, author of The Smoothbore Volley that Doomed the Confederacy and Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain

Music in the 20th Century (3 Vol Set)

By Dave DiMartino
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131746429X
  • Total of Pages : 800
  • Category : History
  • Members : 670
  • Pdf File: music-in-the-20th-century.pdf

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This is an examination of the crucial formative period of Chinese attitudes toward nuclear weapons, the immediate post-Hiroshima/Nagasaki period and the Korean War. It also provides an account of US actions and attitudes during this period and China's response.

The Folk Handbook

By John Morrish
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1476854017
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 335
  • Pdf File: the-folk-handbook.pdf

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THE FOLK HANDBOOK: WORKING WITH SONGS FROM THE ENGLISH TRADITION