Author: Alexei J. Cohen
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Moon Travel Guides: Your World Your Way Few places in the world can compete with the beauty and influence of these three extraordinary cities. Experience the best of Italy's art, culture, food, and history with Moon Rome, Florence & Venice. What you'll find in Moon Rome, Florence & Venice: Curated trip advice for foodies, outdoor adventurers, honeymooners, art lovers, history buffs, and more Local perspective from Italy expert and Rome resident Alexei J. Cohen on his adopted home country Full color photos and detailed maps throughout Strategic itineraries designed for 1-5 days in each city that can be combined for a 2-week vacation Suggestions for side trips from each city, including Assisi, Siena, Pisa, and Lucca Honest advice on where to stay, how to get around, and where to find the best regional cuisine-from pizza al taglio in Rome to gelato in Florence and fritto misto in Venice Timeless attractions and offbeat recreation ideas: Cycle the Villa Borghese or take a cooking class. Rent a kayak and explore the winding canals of Venice, or go horseback riding down an ancient Roman street. Hike to sprawling hilltop views of Florence, meander through historic museums, or catch the Gregorian chants being sung at the Duomo on Sunday mornings. Stroll through Venice's fish markets, spend a few hours in a campo or piazza basking in the afternoon sun, or take a gondola ride to the best spot in town for wine and romance Accurate, up-to-date information including background on the landscape, plants and animals, history, and cultural customs of each city Handy tools such as an Italian phrasebook and pronunciation guide, tips for traveling with children or as a senior, recommended reading lists, and suggestions for LGBTQ+ travel With Moon Rome, Florence & Venice's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Craving more of the Mediterranean? Try Moon Croatia & Slovenia. Hopping to the next European city? Try Moon MapGuide Paris or Moon MapGuide London.
Author: John Moretti
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2017-10-17
Make Your Move! If you've imagined yourself creating a new life abroad, but don't know where to start, Moon Living Abroad in Italy has the honest and practical answers you need to make it happen. Making a life-changing move has never been easier. Moon Living Abroad in Italy provides: Practical information on setting up the essentials, including visas, finances, employment, education, and healthcare Strategic advice on planning a fact-finding trip before making the move Essential tips on how to find a place to live that fits your needs, whether you're a renter or a buyer A thorough survey of the best cities and regions to live and why A deep exploration of the many regions, provinces, and individual cultures that Italy encompasses, enabling you to discover the best new home for you Interviews with other expats who share their personal experiences building successful lives abroad Special tips for those with children or pets Firsthand insight from someone who's done it all In Moon Living Abroad in Italy, experienced expat, Milan local, and Italy expert John Moretti provides honest advice and essential tools for anyone looking to make a new home abroad.
Author: Susan Van Allen
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
Release Date: 2014-09-18
Following the critically acclaimed 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, Susan Van Allen adds new gems to her selection of the best spots for female travelers in Italy's most popular cities, (Rome, Florence, and Venice), along with enticing Golden Day itineraries to make vacation dreams come true. Like a savvy traveler girlfriend whispering in your ear, she guides readers to masterpieces where women are glorified — from Rome's Pieta to Florence's Birth of Venus, best spots for wine tasting, chocolate, and gelato, artisan shopping experiences to meet leather craftsmen or glass blowers, and places for adventures — from rolling pasta to rowing like a gondolier. Plus, there are fresh, practical tips, giving readers insider's secrets for what to pack, the best places to get their hair styled, and how to bargain for souvenirs. Whatever your mood or budget, whether it's your first or 21st visit to Italy, 50 Places in Rome, Florence, and Venice Every Woman Should Go opens the door to extraordinary experiences that fully immerse travelers in the beautiful, fascinating, and delicious pleasures of the Bel Paese.
Author: David Nikel
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Explore Your World Your Way Travel writer and Norwegian resident David Nikel shares his expert perspective on Norway's best, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience. Whether you're hoping to see the famed northern lights, explore Norway's beautiful fjords and mountains, or visit its beautiful and historical cities, Moon Norway has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like “The Best of Norway by Rail” and “Norway for Families,” expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Nikel's trustworthy advice, Moon Norway provides the tools for planning your perfect trip! Moon Norway covers can't-miss sights and the best destinations including: Oslo Southern Norway Bergen and the Gateway to the Fjords Ålesund and The Atlantic Coast Trondheim and Central Norway Bodø and Lofoten The Norwegian Arctic
Author: Jenna Gottlieb
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Explore Your World Your Way with Moon Iceland! In Iceland, fire and ice meet at the top of the world. Explore it all with Moon Iceland. Strategic Itineraries in an easy-to-navigate format, such as "Winter Wonders," "Get Yourself in Hot Water," "4-Day Iceland Getaway," and "The Best of Reykjavk" Curated advice from local writer Jenna Gottlieb, who provides her American-expat perspective on her adopted home Full-color with vibrant, helpful photos Detailed maps and directions for exploring on your own In-depth coverage of Reykjavk, Reykjanes Peninsula and the South, Snfellsnes Peninsula and the Westfjords, North Iceland, East Iceland and the Eastfjords, and the Highlands Activities and ideas for every traveler: Walk across a glacier, visit volcanoes, and relax in a hot spring. Drive the Ring Road through stark and beautiful tundra. Explore Reykjavíks booming restaurant scene and incredible museums. Go whale watching and wildlife-spotting, and bask in the shimmering glow of the northern lights. Background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment Essential insight for travelers on traveling during the challenging but rewarding winter season, recreation, transportation, and accommodations, as well as a handy Icelandic phrasebook, all packaged in a book light enough to fit in your carry-on With Moon Iceland's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insiders view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Country-hopping in Scandanavia? Check out Moon Norway. Heading on to Europe? Try Moon Ireland or Moon Rome, Florence & Venice.
See the City with a Local with Moon Travel Guides! Tulips blossom between cobblestones and there's a frosty Heineken around every corner. Moon Amsterdam shows you the best of this bikeable, walkable, and incredibly charming city. Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps, or follow a guided walk through Amsterdam's most interesting neighborhoods See the Sights: Soak up the incredible colors of a master at the Van Gogh Museum, or walk through history at the Anne Frank House. Cruise serene canals, bike down narrow brick roads past baroque architecture, or lounge in the grass among the tulips Get a Taste of the City: Sample aged cheeses or craft beer (brewed per an 800-year-old recipe) or try modern Indonesian and Dutch cuisine Bars and Nightlife: Dance at the hippest clubs, relax in cannabis coffee shops, and explore the infamous Red Light District Trusted Advice: Expat Audrey Sykes shares insider tips on her beloved Amsterdam Itineraries and Day Trips: Explore the best of Amsterdam's many neighborhoods, including the Old Center, the Red Light District and Niuwmarkt, Canal Belt, Museumplein, De Pijp, Jordaan, Plantage, and IJ River, all accessible by bus, train, or public transit Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps Handy Tools: Moon provides background information on the history and culture of Amsterdam, and an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go, packaged in a book light enough to toss in your backpack With Moon Amsterdam's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. City-hopping in Europe? Check out Moon Dublin, Moon Rome, Florence & Venice, or Moon Paris Walks.
Author: Jenna Gottlieb
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Iceland resident Jenna Gottlieb reveals the local secrets of the capital of her adopted country, from the colorful galleries and humming restaurants of the city to the nearby basalt rock peaks and gorgeous views of mount Esja. Gottlieb recommends unique trip ideas like “Reykjavik: The Urban Experience”. Complete with detailed information on enjoying the perfect Nordic Sauna, whale-watching out of Reykjavík Harbor, and sampling any fish that swims int he sea, Moon Reykjavík gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. This full-color guidebook contains vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning.
Whether you're sipping espresso in Piazza del Duomo or relaxing lakeside, take on Italy at your own speed with Moon Milan & Beyond. Explore In and Around the City: Wander Milan's most interesting neighborhoods like Zona Tortona, Porta Romana, and Isola, and the nearby lake region, including Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda, and more Go at Your Own Pace: Choose from multiple itinerary options for exploring Milan, the lakes, and nearby towns designed for foodies, history buffs, art lovers, fashionistas, and more See the Sights: Marvel at Milan's skyline from the roof of the Duomo, see da Vinci's Last Supper, and wander through a 15th-century castle Get Outside the City: Stroll through the charming villages on the banks of Lake Como, relax on Lake Garda's sandy beaches, or cast your line at a secluded fishing island in the sprawling Lake Maggiore Savor the Flavors: Try traditional Milanese cuisine like ossobuco and risotto Milanese, grab an espresso and cornetto at a local café, and linger over a long lunch on a sunny piazza Experience the Nightlife: Immerse yourself in Milan's vibrant aperitivo culture, sample sparkling wines from the Lombardy region, and bar-hop through the city's bustling late-night scene Get to Know the Real Milan: Follow local suggestions from Milan transplant Lindsey Davison Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps Handy Tools: Background information on Milanese history and culture, plus tips on sustainable travel, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around Day trip itineraries, favorite local spots, and strategies to skip the crowds: Take your time with Moon Milan & Beyond. Exploring more of Italy? Check out Moon Rome, Florence & Venice or Moon Rome Walks.
Author: Christopher M. Graney
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Release Date: 2017-12-15
Mathematical Disquisitions: The Booklet of Theses Immortalized by Galileo offers a new English translation of the 1614 Disquisitiones Mathematicae, which Johann Georg Locher wrote under the guidance of the German Jesuit astronomer Christoph Scheiner. The booklet, an anti-Copernican astronomical work, is of interest in large part because Galileo Galilei, who came into conflict with Scheiner over the discovery of sunspots, devoted numerous pages within his famous 1632 Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems—Ptolemaic and Copernican to ridiculing Disquisitiones. The brief text (the original was approximately one hundred pages) is heavily illustrated with dozens of original figures, making it an accessible example of "geocentric astronomy in the wake of the telescope." The treatise provides valuable insight into the astronomical debates of the seventeenth century, a time when the question of the Earth's motion was still very much in flux. Whereas Galileo's works are readily available, there are far fewer translations of works arguing the other side. Christopher Graney's translation focuses on the mathematical and astronomical core of Locher's work and is suitable for undergraduate students in courses on the history of science, philosophy of science, astronomy, and physics.
Glass Moon Over Images of Sand presents a collage of brief narratives woven to stir the imagination. In these pieces, the author creates absurd realism—the coexistence of the absurd within what people call human reality. This book speaks to its readers with real fiction of edited memories. This collection of short narratives exposes readers to contemplate yesterday as a dream. Romay describes it as something like what some writers experience within that encounter with absence when they internalize themselves into a sheet of blank paper in the present progressive digital world. Unquestionably, that “yesterday” that once was “today” is suspended in that labyrinth of memory. After all, this narrative subscribes to the premise that “Reality only exists in language.” The reason is that the reality of this work manifests itself if readers continue to read it—offering more than one reading.
Whether you're rambling down Las Ramblas or making your way down the Gran Via, get to know Spain's top cities with Moon Barcelona & Madrid. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries for 1 to 5 days in Barcelona or Madrid that can be combined into a 2-week trip Strategic advice for foodies, art lovers, history buffs, and more Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Marvel at Gaudi's architectural masterpiece Sagrada Familia, tour the baroque Royal Palace, or contemplate Picasso's Guernica and Goya's Black Paintings. Sample mouthwatering jamon or jugo at a sprawling market or snag a table at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Post up with the locals at a no-frills tapas joint or get a taste of the legendary nightlife in Barcelona and Madrid. Relax on pristine beaches and kick back at a chiringuito (beach hut), people-watch from a sunny café terrace, or climb to the top of Mount Tibidabo and explore the lush surrounding park Honest suggestions from Madrid local Jessica Jones Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Background information on the landscape, history, and cultural customs of each city Handy tools such as visa information and tips for solo travelers, seniors, LGBT travelers, and families With Moon Barcelona & Madrid's practical tips and local insight, you can plan your trip your way. Can't get enough Barcelona? Check out Moon Barcelona Walks. For more of Europe's best cities, try Moon Rome, Florence & Venice.
Author: Lynne Lawner
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Release Date: 1998
Harlequin, Columbine, Pierrot ... commedia dell'arte is the first modern theater -- inspiration to Shakespeare Moliere, Mozart, and Balanchine, and forerunner of the modern stage comedy. This unique book traces the history of commedia from the court of the Sun King to ballet and opera to the experimental performance theater of today. It also, for the first time, explores why visual artists from Tiepolo and Watteau to Picasso and Hockney have been drawn to its characters and themes. Since its invention as a popular entertainment in Renaissance Italy, commedia's absurd and witty plots and charming personalities have captivated audiences as well as painters and sculptors. Artists through the ages have found in commedia's distinctive costumes, masks, and poignant figures a wealth of inspiration. Lynne Lawner unearths rare plays, relates theatrical gossip, and shows why commedia's characters and their classic stories have come to life again and again, in myriad styles of theater and art.
From the pastel rooftops of Positano to the soaring peak of Monte Solaro, immerse yourself in la dolce vita with Moon Amalfi Coast. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries for spending 1 to 5 days in different destinations along the Amalfi Coast, including Positano, Sorrento, Capri, Naples, and more, that can be combined for a longer trip Strategic advice for foodies, art lovers, hikers, history buffs, beach bums, and more Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Swim in turquoise waters, relax on sun-soaked beaches, or hop on a boat and cruise past cliffs, coves, and secret caves. Stroll quiet village streets where the scent of Sunday ragu fills the air, eat fresh seafood steps from the Mediterranean, or sip local limoncello on a sunny terrace. Go underground in Naples to see ancient ruins, climb the towers of medieval castles, and chow down on authentic Neapolitan pizza. Take a day trip to Pompeii and hike to the top of Mount Vesuvius, ride a chairlift to the top of Monte Solaro, or unwind in the natural hot springs that dot the island of Ischia Honest suggestions from Amalfi local Laura Thayer on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Background information on the landscape, history, and cultural customs of the Amalfi Coast Handy tools such as visa information, an Italian phrasebook, and tips for seniors and traveling with children With Moon Amalfi Coast's practical tips and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Exploring more of Italy? Check out Moon Milan & the Italian Lakes or Moon Rome, Florence & Venice.
Author: Jane Langton
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2012-03-06
Investigating a lighthearted prankster, Homer Kelly finds murder instead There are frogs in the pond at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. A balloon has been tied to one of the sculptures in the small museum’s hallowed halls. And, worst of all, someone has moved paintings while no one was looking. At most museums these pranks would be an annoyance, but at the Gardner—whose founder stipulated that the museum be disbanded if the original collection is ever disturbed—they could spell disaster. The Gardner’s board hires Harvard professor and former police lieutenant Homer Kelly to investigate the mischief. Hardly an art lover, Kelly has trouble taking the threat seriously at first. But when a museum patron is found dead after catching the prankster in the act, Homer springs into action. He may know nothing about art, but murder is something he understands all too well.