Die Revolution des Mondes

Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783312006243
Release Date: 2014-02-24
Genre: Fiction

Als 1677 in Sizilien der Vizekönig an Herzverfettung stirbt, reiben sich die Staatsräte die Hände: endlich sich nach Herzenslust bereichern! Doch sie haben nicht mit der jungen Witwe gerechnet, der unfassbar schönen Eleonora de Moura. Zielstrebig besteigt sie den Thron, und einen Monat lang lehrt sie die Höflinge, die korrupten Adeligen und Pfaffen das Fürchten. Sie hilft den Armen und setzt Reformen durch. Schon feiert das Volk sie als Retterin – da wird sie vom König abberufen. Camilleris neuer Roman erzählt von einer vergessenen Revolutionärin und davon, wie, für einen kurzen Moment in der Geschichte, das Gute möglich schien. In der Vergangenheit des Romans spiegelt sich das Italien der Gegenwart und Camilleris dringende Empfehlung: Lasst die Frauen an die Macht!

Die Revolution des Mondes

Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publisher:
ISBN: 3312006023
Release Date: 2014
Genre:

Als 1677 in Sizilien der Vizekönig an Herzverfettung stirbt, reiben sich die Staatsräte die Hände: endlich sich nach Herzenslust bereichern! Doch sie haben nicht mit der jungen Witwe gerechnet, der unfassbar schönen Eleonora de Moura. Zielstrebig besteigt sie den Thron, und einen Monat lang lehrt sie die Höflinge, die korrupten Adeligen und Pfaffen das Fürchten. Sie hilft den Armen und setzt Reformen durch. Schon feiert das Volk sie als Retterin - da wird sie vom König abberufen. Camilleris neuer Roman erzählt von einer vergessenen Revolutionärin und davon, wie, für einen kurzen Moment in der Geschichte, das Gute möglich schien. In der Vergangenheit des Romans spiegelt sich das Italien der Gegenwart und Camilleris dringende Empfehlung: Lasst die Frauen an die Macht!

The Revolution of the Moon

Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781609453923
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Genre: Fiction

From the author of the Inspector Montalbano series comes the remarkable account of an exceptional woman who rises to power in 17th century Sicily and brings about sweeping changes that threaten the iron-fisted patriarchy, before being cast out in a coup after only 27 days. Sicily, April 16 1677. From his deathbed, Charles III's viceroy, Anielo de Guzmán y Carafa, marquis of Castle Rodrigo, names his wife, Doña Eleonora, as his successor. Eleonora de Moura is a highly intelligent and capable woman who immediately applies her political acumen to heal the scarred soul of Palermo, a city afflicted by poverty, misery, and the frequent uprisings they entail. The Marquise implements measures that include lowering the price of bread, reducing taxes for large families, re-opening women's care facilities, and establishing stipends for young couples wishing to marry—all measures that were considered seditious by the conservative city fathers and by the Church. The machinations of powerful men soon result in Doña Eleonora, whom the Church sees as a dangerous revolutionary, being recalled to Spain. Her rule lasted 27 days—one cycle of the moon. Based on a true story, Camilleri's gripping and richly imagined novel tells the story of a woman whose courage and political vision is tested at every step by misogyny and reactionary conservatism.

Stille Wasser

Author: Donna Leon
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 9783257607871
Release Date: 2017-05-24
Genre: Fiction

Schwächeanfall in der Questura. Brunetti landet im Ospedale Civile. Das Räderwerk des Alltags hat ihn zermürbt. Nachdem man ihn krankgeschrieben hat, will der Commissario in der Villa einer Verwandten von Paola zur Ruhe kommen. Wie wunderbar, einmal nicht Verbrechern hinterherzujagen, sondern in ländlicher Idylle seine Gedanken mit den Wolken ziehen zu lassen. Brunetti soll sich in der Lagune erholen. Doch zwischen Bienen und Blumen kommt er einem größeren Fall als je zuvor auf die Spur.

The Last Revolution and First on the Moon

Author: Milton Lesser
Publisher:
ISBN: 1612872352
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Genre:

Armchair Fiction presents extra large editions of classic science fiction double novels. The first novel is "The Last Revolution" by one of science fiction's most underrated authors, Milton Lesser. He held the key to Mankind's future. When Drayton awoke he knew he'd overslept. And you just couldn't be late for a date with Mary Carlton, especially when old man Carlton was going to be there for dinner. So off Johnny Drayton went, speeding down Sawmill River Parkway and to his destiny--a destiny that would plunge him into a far-off future onto a strange, stark world where pitiful, shrunken examples of humanity seemed to be all that was left of mankind. But Drayton couldn't understand the how and why of it all. Why had he been flung five hundred million years into the future? What was his purpose there? And who were his strange, bulbous-headed hosts and what were their real motivations? When Johnny Drayton found the answers to these questions, he was faced with a momentous decision--a decision that would lead to either the salvation or doom of mankind. This double novel's second tale is a classic piece of space opera, Jeff Sutton's "First on the Moon." Luna was the goal, Earth was the prize. The four men had been scrutinized, watched, investigated, and intensively trained for more than a year. They were, without a doubt, the best men to be found for that first, all-important flight to the Moon--the pioneer manned rocket that would give either the East or the West control over the Earth. Yet when the race started, astronaut Adam Crag found that he had a saboteur among his crew...a traitor! Such a man could give the communist forces on Earth a title deed to the moon, and thereby dominate the world it circled. Any one of the other three could be the hidden enemy, and if he didn't discover the agent soon--even while they were roaring on rocket jets through outer space--then Adam Crag, his expedition, and his country would be destroyed!

The Five Daughters of the Moon

Author: Leena Likitalo
Publisher: Tor.com
ISBN: 9780765395429
Release Date: 2017-07-25
Genre: Fiction

Inspired by the 1917 Russian revolution and the last months of the Romanov sisters, The Five Daughters of the Moon by Leena Likitalo is a beautifully crafted historical fantasy with elements of technology fueled by evil magic. The Crescent Empire teeters on the edge of a revolution, and the Five Daughters of the Moon are the ones to determine its future. Alina, six, fears Gagargi Prataslav and his Great Thinking Machine. The gagargi claims that the machine can predict the future, but at a cost that no one seems to want to know. Merile, eleven, cares only for her dogs, but she smells that something is afoul with the gagargi. By chance, she learns that the machine devours human souls for fuel, and yet no one believes her claim. Sibilia, fifteen, has fallen in love for the first time in her life. She couldn't care less about the unrests spreading through the countryside. Or the rumors about the gagargi and his machine. Elise, sixteen, follows the captain of her heart to orphanages and workhouses. But soon she realizes that the unhappiness amongst her people runs much deeper that anyone could have ever predicted. And Celestia, twenty-two, who will be the empress one day. Lately, she's been drawn to the gagargi. But which one of them was the first to mention the idea of a coup? Inspired by the 1917 Russian revolution and the last months of the Romanov sisters, The Five Daughters of the Moon is a beautifully crafted historical fantasy with elements of technology fuelled by evil magic. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444791044
Release Date: 2014-08-14
Genre: Fiction

In 2075, the Moon is no longer a penal colony. But it is still a prison... Life isn't easy for the political dissidents and convicts who live in the scattered colonies that make up lunar civilisation. Everything is regulated strictly, efficiently and cheaply by a central supercomputer, HOLMES IV. When humble technician Mannie O'Kelly-Davis discovers that HOLMES IV has quietly achieved consciousness (and developed a sense of humour), the choice is clear: either report the problem to the authorities... or become friends. And perhaps overthrow the government while they're at it. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress has been called Robert A. Heinlein's crowning achievement. His best-known novels include Starship Troopers Mistress and Stranger in a Strange Land.

Der Rithmatist

Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641154189
Release Date: 2015-07-13
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Abenteuer, Magie und unheimliche Kreidemonster Wie wird man Magier, wenn man nicht zaubern kann? Mit diesem Problem kämpft Joel tagtäglich, denn nichts wünscht er sich sehnlicher, als ein Rithmatist, ein berühmter Kreidemagier, zu werden. Doch so sehr er sich auch bemüht, seine Kreidefiguren bleiben leblos – bis zu dem Tag, an dem plötzlich das Schicksal aller Rithmatisten auf Joels Schultern ruht. Einem Tag, an dem eine lange verborgene Gabe in ihm erwacht ...

The Moon in the Nautilus Shell

Author: Daniel B. Botkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199976973
Release Date: 2012-09-14
Genre: Science

Why do we keep talking about so many environmental problems and rarely solve any? If these are scientific issues, then why can't scientists solve them or at least agree on what to do? In his new book, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell, ecologist Daniel Botkin explains why. For one thing, although we live in a world of constantly changing environments and talk a lot about climate change, most of our environmental laws, policies, and scientific premises are based on the idea that the environment is constant, never changing, except when people affect it. For another, we have lost contact with nature in personal ways. Disconnected from our surroundings, we lack the deep understanding and feelings about the environment to make meaningful judgments. The environment has become just another one of those special interests that interferes with our lives. Poised to be a core text of the twenty-first century environmental movement, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell challenges us to think critically about our role in nature.

Atlas of the Moon

Author: Vincent de Callataÿ
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39076006362615
Release Date: 1964
Genre: Moon

An authoritative lunar atlas and an account of all aspects of the moon which may interest amateur astronomers.

milk and honey milch und honig

Author: Rupi Kaur
Publisher: Lago
ISBN: 9783957620880
Release Date: 2017-04-10
Genre: Fiction

Überleben ist das große Thema von milk and honey - milch und honig. Die lyrischen und prosaischen Texte im Mega-Bestseller aus den USA drehen sich um die Erfahrungen, die Frauen mit Gewalt, Verlust, Missbrauch, Liebe und Feminismus gemacht haben. Jedes der vier Kapitel dient einem anderen Zweck, beschäftigt sich mit einem anderen Schmerz, heilt eine andere Wunde. milk and honey - milch und honig führt seine Leser durch die bittersten Momente im Leben einer Frau und gibt Trost. Denn Trost lässt sich überall finden, wenn man es nur zulässt.