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An Indecent Obsession

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ISBN10 : 0063019779

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: To the battle-broken soldiers In her care, nurseHonour Langtry is a precious, adored reminder of theworld before war. Then Michael Wilson arrives under acloud of mystery and shame to change everything. Adamaged and decorated hero, a man of secrets andsilent pain, soon he alone possesses Honour's selflessheart -- inciting tense and volatile passions that canonly lead to jealousy, violence, and death.

Unpacking My Library

Author : Leah Price

ISBN10 : 0300180586

Publisher : Yale University Press

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Photography

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Book Summary: As words and stories are increasingly disseminated through digital means, the significance of the book as object--whether pristine collectible or battered relic--is growing as well. "Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books" spotlights the personal libraries of thirteen favorite novelists who share their collections with readers. Stunning photographs provide full views of the libraries and close-ups of individual volumes: first editions, worn textbooks, pristine hardcovers, and childhood companions. In her introduction, Leah Price muses on the history and future of the bookshelf, asking what books can tell us about their owners and what readers can tell us about their collections. Supplementing the photographs are Price's interviews with each author, which probe the relation of writing to reading, collecting, and arranging books. Each writer provides a list of top ten favorite titles, offering unique personal histories along with suggestions for every bibliophile. "Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books" features the personal libraries of Alison Bechdel, Stephen Carter, Junot Diaz, Rebecca Goldstein and Steven Pinker, Lev Grossman and Sophie Gee, Jonathan Lethem, Claire Messud and James Wood, Philip Pullman, Gary Shteyngart, and Edmund White.

Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well

Author : Pellegrino Artusi

ISBN10 : 1442690968

Publisher : University of Toronto Press

Number of Pages : 653

Category : Cooking

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Book Summary: First published in 1891, Pellegrino Artusi's La scienza in cucina e l'arte di mangier bene has come to be recognized as the most significant Italian cookbook of modern times. It was reprinted thirteen times and had sold more than 52,000 copies in the years before Artusi's death in 1910, with the number of recipes growing from 475 to 790. And while this figure has not changed, the book has consistently remained in print. Although Artusi was himself of the upper classes and it was doubtful he had ever touched a kitchen utensil or lit a fire under a pot, he wrote the book not for professional chefs, as was the nineteenth-century custom, but for middle-class family cooks: housewives and their domestic helpers. His tone is that of a friendly advisor – humorous and nonchalant. He indulges in witty anecdotes about many of the recipes, describing his experiences and the historical relevance of particular dishes. Artusi's masterpiece is not merely a popular cookbook; it is a landmark work in Italian culture. This English edition (first published by Marsilio Publishers in 1997) features a delightful introduction by Luigi Ballerini that traces the fascinating history of the book and explains its importance in the context of Italian history and politics. The illustrations are by the noted Italian artist Giuliano Della Casa.

Henry Mancini Piano Solos

Author : Henry Mancini

ISBN10 : 1480341088

Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation

Number of Pages : 136

Category : Music

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Book Summary: (Piano Solo Composer Collection). Piano solo arrangements of more than 30 magnificent Mancini hits! Includes: Baby Elephant Walk * Breakfast at Tiffany's * Charade * Crazy World * Days of Wine and Roses * How Soon * Moon River * Newhart Main Title Theme * Peter Gunn * The Pink Panther * A Shot in the Dark * The Thorn Birds (Main Theme) * Two for the Road * Whistling Away the Dark * and more.

The Expected One

Author : Kathleen McGowan

ISBN10 : 1416535683

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 464

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: A gripping thriller and a profound spiritual journey that reveals the greatest story never told! Two thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the rocky foothills of the French Pyrenees, a gospel that contained her own version of the events and characters of the New Testament. Protected by supernatural forces, these sacred scrolls could be uncovered only by a special seeker, one who fulfills the ancient prophecy of l'attendue—The Expected One. When journalist Maureen Paschal begins the research for a new book, she has no idea that she is stepping into an ancient mystery so secret, so revolutionary, that thousands of people have killed and died for it. She becomes deeply immersed in the mystical cultures of southwest France as the eerie prophecy of The Expected One casts a shadow over her life and work and a long-buried family secret comes to light. Ultimately she comes face-to-face with Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, John the Baptist, Judas, and Salome in the pages of a deeply moving and powerful new gospel, the life of Jesus as told by Mary Magdalene. CONTAINS NEW, UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL FROM THE ARQUES GOSPEL.

Sayonara

Author : James A. Michener

ISBN10 : 080415144X

Publisher : Dial Press

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: From a great master of historical fiction comes a brilliant tale of love amid war. James A. Michener combines powerful storytelling with deep sensitivity in this novel of a U.S. Army man who, against all odds, falls for a fascinating Japanese woman. Stationed in the exotic Far East, Major Lloyd Gruver considers himself lucky. The son of a general, dating the daughter of another powerful military family, he can look forward to a bright future. And he just can’t understand guys like Private Joe Kelly, who throw away their lives in the States by marrying local girls. But then Lloyd meets Hana-ogi. After that, nothing matters anymore . . . nothing but her. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for James A. Michener “A master storyteller . . . Michener, by any standards, is a phenomenon.”—The Wall Street Journal “Sentence for sentence, writing’s fastest attention grabber.”—The New York Times “Michener has become an institution in America, ranking somewhere between Disneyland and the Library of Congress. You learn a lot from him.”—Chicago Tribune “While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates.”—Los Angeles Times

The Man of Numbers

Author : Keith Devlin

ISBN10 : 0802779077

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Mathematics

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Book Summary: In 1202, a 32-year old Italian finished one of the most influential books of all time, which introduced modern arithmetic to Western Europe. Devised in India in the 7th and 8th centuries and brought to North Africa by Muslim traders, the Hindu-Arabic system helped transform the West into the dominant force in science, technology, and commerce, leaving behind Muslim cultures which had long known it but had failed to see its potential. The young Italian, Leonardo of Pisa (better known today as Fibonacci), had learned the Hindu number system when he traveled to North Africa with his father, a customs agent. The book he created was Liber abbaci, the "Book of Calculation," and the revolution that followed its publication was enormous. Arithmetic made it possible for ordinary people to buy and sell goods, convert currencies, and keep accurate records of possessions more readily than ever before. Liber abbaci's publication led directly to large-scale international commerce and the scientific revolution of the Renaissance. Yet despite the ubiquity of his discoveries, Leonardo of Pisa remains an enigma. His name is best known today in association with an exercise in Liber abbaci whose solution gives rise to a sequence of numbers--the Fibonacci sequence--used by some to predict the rise and fall of financial markets, and evident in myriad biological structures. One of the great math popularizers of our time, Keith Devlin recreates the life and enduring legacy of an overlooked genius, and in the process makes clear how central numbers and mathematics are to our daily lives.

The Mist

Author : Stephen King

ISBN10 : 1501176242

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 176

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King’s terrifying novella about a town engulfed in a dense, mysterious mist as humanity makes its last stand against unholy destruction—originally published in the acclaimed short story collection Skeleton Crew and made into a TV series, as well as a feature film starring Thomas Jane and Marcia Gay Harden. In the wake of a summer storm, terror descends...David Drayton, his son Billy, and their neighbor Brent Norton join dozens of others and head to the local grocery store to replenish supplies following a freak storm. Once there, they become trapped by a strange mist that has enveloped the town. As the confinement takes its toll on their nerves, a religious zealot, Mrs. Carmody, begins to play on their fears to convince them that this is God’s vengeance for their sins. She insists a sacrifice must be made and two groups—those for and those against—are aligned. Clearly, staying in the store may prove fatal, and the Draytons, along with store employee Ollie Weeks, Amanda Dumfries, Irene Reppler, and Dan Miller, attempt to make their escape. But what’s out there may be worse than what they left behind. This exhilarating novella explores the horror in both the enemy you know—and the one you can only imagine.

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders

Author : Daniel Defoe

ISBN10 : 1613103425

Publisher : Library of Alexandria

Number of Pages : 317

Category :

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Book Summary: My true name is so well known in the records or registers at Newgate, and in the Old Bailey, and there are some things of such consequence still depending there, relating to my particular conduct, that it is not be expected I should set my name or the account of my family to this work; perhaps, after my death, it may be better known; at present it would not be proper, no not though a general pardon should be issued, even without exceptions and reserve of persons or crimes. It is enough to tell you, that as some of my worst comrades, who are out of the way of doing me harm (having gone out of the world by the steps and the string, as I often expected to go ), knew me by the name of Moll Flanders, so you may give me leave to speak of myself under that name till I dare own who I have been, as well as who I am. I have been told that in one of neighbour nations, whether it be in France or where else I know not, they have an order from the king, that when any criminal is condemned, either to die, or to the galleys, or to be transported, if they leave any children, as such are generally unprovided for, by the poverty or forfeiture of their parents, so they are immediately taken into the care of the Government, and put into a hospital called the House of Orphans, where they are bred up, clothed, fed, taught, and when fit to go out, are placed out to trades or to services, so as to be well able to provide for themselves by an honest, industrious behaviour. Had this been the custom in our country, I had not been left a poor desolate girl without friends, without clothes, without help or helper in the world, as was my fate; and by which I was not only exposed to very great distresses, even before I was capable either of understanding my case or how to amend it, but brought into a course of life which was not only scandalous in itself, but which in its ordinary course tended to the swift destruction both of soul and body. But the case was otherwise here. My mother was convicted of felony for a certain petty theft scarce worth naming, viz. having an opportunity of borrowing three pieces of fine holland of a certain draper in Cheapside. The circumstances are too long to repeat, and I have heard them related so many ways, that I can scarce be certain which is the right account.

Zeno's Conscience

Author : Italo Svevo

ISBN10 : 1101970227

Publisher : Vintage

Number of Pages : 464

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Long hailed as a seminal work of modernism in the tradition of Joyce and Kafka, and now available in a supple new English translation, Italo Svevo’s charming and splendidly idiosyncratic novel conducts readers deep into one hilariously hyperactive and endlessly self-deluding mind. The mind in question belongs to Zeno Cosini, a neurotic Italian businessman who is writing his confessions at the behest of his psychiatrist. Here are Zeno’s interminable attempts to quit smoking, his courtship of the beautiful yet unresponsive Ada, his unexpected–and unexpectedly happy–marriage to Ada’s homely sister Augusta, and his affair with a shrill-voiced aspiring singer. Relating these misadventures with wry wit and a perspicacity at once unblinking and compassionate, Zeno’s Conscience is a miracle of psychological realism.

Measuring Landscapes

Author : Andre Botequilha Leitao,Joseph Miller,Jack Ahern,Kevin McGarigal

ISBN10 : 1597267724

Publisher : Island Press

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Architecture

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Book Summary: This practical handbook bridges the gap between those scientists who study landscapes and the planners and conservationists who must then decide how best to preserve and build environmentally-sound habitats. Until now, only a small portion of the relevant science has influenced the decision-making arenas where the future of our landscapes is debated and decided. The authors explain specific tools and concepts to measure a landscape's structure, form, and change over time. Metrics studied include patch richness, class area proportion, patch number and density, mean patch size, shape, radius of gyration, contagion, edge contrast, nearest neighbor distance, and proximity. These measures will help planners and conservationists make better land use decisions for the future.

Pharaoh

Author : Wilbur Smith

ISBN10 : 0062276549

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 416

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Worldwide #1 bestselling author Wilbur Smith returns to Ancient Egypt in a captivating new novel that will transport you to extraordinary times. EGYPT IS UNDER ATTACK. Pharaoh Tamose lies mortally wounded. The ancient city of Luxor is surrounded, All seems lost. Taita, advisor to the Pharaoh, prepares for the enemy’s final, fatal push. The ex-slave, now general of Tamose’s armies, is never more ingenious than when all hope is dashed. And this is Egypt’s most desperate hour. With the timely arrival of an old ally, the tide is turned and the Egyptian army feasts upon its retreating foe. But upon his victorious return to Luxor, Taita is seized and branded a traitor. Tamose is dead and a poisonous new era has begun. The new Pharaoh has risen — and he must be stopped… From the glittering temples of Luxor to the Citadel of Sparta, PHARAOH is an intense and powerful novel magnificently transporting you to a time of threat, blood and glory. Master storyteller, Wilbur Smith, is at the very peak of his powers.

Frozen Tides

Author : Morgan Rhodes

ISBN10 : 1101623233

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: The plans are laid and the players are determined...but nothing can prepare these unlikely warriors for what the elemental gods of Mytica have in store. CLEO: Reeling after a shocking realization about Magnus, Princess Cleo must cast aside her feelings and look toward her kingdom with the eyes of a queen. MAGNUS: The steely prince of Limeros is once again torn between love and duty, leaving him wondering whether he's strong enough to rule his people. LUCIA: Heartbroken and blind with fury, the betrayed sorceress allies with the awoken Fire god, who also seeks revenge. JONAS: The defeated rebel leader reunites with Princess Cleo, only to become a pawn in the dangerous hunt for the elusive Kindred. KING GAIUS: A desperate King of Blood flees Mytica and sails to Kraeshia, where he attempts to ally with the famously brutal emperor across the Silver Sea.

Paradise Regained

Author : John Milton

ISBN10 : 1625589077

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 51

Category : Poetry

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Book Summary: Paradise Regained is often thought of as the companion to Milton's Epic Paradise Lost. Here Milton tells the full story of Christ's forty days' temptation in the desert with Satan. The detail and emotional impact are stunning. A book for the ages.

Cavalleria Rusticana and Other Stories

Author : Giovanni Verga

ISBN10 : 0141935464

Publisher : Penguin UK

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1971

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Book Summary: The stories of Giovanni Verga (1840-1922) are wonderful evocations of ordinary Italian life, focusing in particular on his native Sicily. In an original and dynamic prose style, he portrays such eternal human themes as love, honour and adultery with rich and colourful language. The inspiration for Mascagni's opera, 'Cavalleria Rusticana' depicts a young man's triumphal return home from the army, spoilt when he learns that his beloved is engaged to another man. Verga's acute awareness of the hardships and aspirations of peasant life can be seen in stories such as 'Nedda', 'Picturesque Lives' and 'Black Bread', while others such as 'The Reverend' and 'Don Licciu Papa' show the dominance of the church and the law in the Sicilian communities he portrays so vividly.

Journey of two hearts

Author : Anuj Tiwari

ISBN10 : 9380349718

Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

Number of Pages : 207

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1814

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Book Summary: Can you sail through life despite its terms and conditions? Anuj had never imagined that his feelings for the vivacious Pakhi, who didn’t even believe in love, would bloom beyond his imagination one day. Just when things get going, as always, life’s plans go against theirs. This story, in its simplicity and reality, shows us the importance of love, life, friendship and dedication to change the definition of these. Journey of Two Hearts is a true story about a young couple who believes life does not have any “replay” or “rewind” button.

Life in the Country

Author : Giovanni Verga

ISBN10 : 0714549215

Publisher : Alma Books

Number of Pages : 101

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Published in 1880, one year before Verga's influential novel The Malavoglias, Life in the Country first marked his stylistic shift towards the verismo school of Italian realism. The collection's centrepiece, 'Rustic Honour' ('Cavalleria rusticana') - which was famously adapted into a play by the author before becoming an opera by Mascagni - tells the tale of Turiddu, a poor young man who returns from military service and finds himself embroiled in adultery and a feud with a rival.Also including the well-known stories 'She-Wolf' and 'Foxfur', Life in the Country captures, in an objective, non-judgemental prose, the difficult conditions and personal struggles of the peasant class in his native Sicily at the turn of the twentieth century.

Zandru's Forge

Author : Marion Zimmer Bradley,Deborah J. Ross

ISBN10 : 1101141905

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 528

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: In the era of The Hundred Kingdoms, a time of war and unrest, a legendary friendship is forged between king and keeper which will lead to a new destiny for Darkover.

Engineering Stem Cells For Tissue Regeneration

Author : Li Song,L'heureux Nicolas,Huang Ngan

ISBN10 : 9813147768

Publisher : World Scientific

Number of Pages : 568

Category : Science

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Book Summary: Tissue engineering integrates knowledge and tools from biological sciences and engineering for tissue regeneration. A challenge for tissue engineering is to identify appropriate cell sources. The recent advancement of stem cell biology provides enormous opportunities to engineer stem cells for tissue engineering. The impact of stem cell technology on tissue engineering will be revolutionary. This book covers state-of-the-art knowledge on the potential of stem cells for the regeneration of a wide range of tissues and organs, including cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neurological and skin tissues. The technology platforms for studying and engineering stem cells, such as hydrogel and biomaterials development, microfluidics system and microscale patterning, are also illustrated. Regulatory challenges and quality control for clinical translation are also detailed. This book provides an comprehensive update on the advancement in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine, and serves as a valuable resource for both researchers and students. Contents: Tissue Engineering: From Basic Biology to Cell-Based Applications (R M Nerem)Recent Advances and Future Perspectives on Somatic Cell Reprogramming (K-Y Kim & I-H Park)Hematopoietic Stem Cells (J J Trowbridge)Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Tissue Regeneration (N F Huang & S Li)Delivery Vehicles for Deploying Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Tissue Repair (M S Friedman & J K Leach)Stem Cells for Cardiac Tissue Engineering (J L Young et al.)Cardiovascular System: Stem Cells in Tissue-Engineered Blood Vessels (R Sawh-Martinez et al.)Stem Cells for Vascular Regeneration: An Engineering Approach (L E Dickinson & S Gerecht)Stem Cells and Wound Repair (S H Ko et al.)Engineering Cartilage: From Materials to Small Molecules (J M Coburn & J H Elisseeff)Adult Stem Cells for Articular Cartilage Tissue Engineering (S Saha et al.)Stem Cells for Disc Repair (A A Allon et al.)Skeletal Tissue Engineering: Progress and Prospects (N J Panetta et al.)Clinical Applications of a Stem Cell Based Therapy for Oral Bone Reconstruction (B McAllister & K Haghighat)Therapeutic Strategies for Repairing the Injured Spinal Cord Using Stem Cells (M S Beattie & J C Bresnahan)Potential of Tissue Engineering and Neural Stem Cells in the Understanding and Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases (C Auclair-Daigle & F Berthod)High-Throughput Systems for Stem Cell Engineering (D A Brafman et al.)Microscale Technologies for Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Differentiation (J W Nichol et al.)Quality Control of Autologous Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapies (N Dusserre et al.)Regulatory Challenges for Cell-Based Therapeutics (T McAllister et al.) Readership: Life science scientists; biomedical researchers; cell biologists; academics, postgraduate students and advanced undergraduate students in cell biology, biochemistry and genetics; surgeons; clinicians; biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry professionals. Keywords: Stem Cells;Tissue Engineering;Regenerative Medicine;Biotechnology;Cell EngineeringReview:0

Fortune's Favorites

Author : Colleen McCullough

ISBN10 : 0063019817

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 1136

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: With incomparable storytelling skill, New York Times bestselling author Colleen McCullough brings Rome alive in all her majesty—and illuminates the world of those favored by the gods at birth. In a time of cataclysmic upheaval, a bold new generation of Romans vied for greatness amid the disintegrating remnants of their beloved Republic. They were the chosen...and the cursed—blessed with wealth and privilege yet burdened by the dictates of destiny in a savage struggle for power that would leave countless numbers crushed and destroyed. But there was one who would tower above them all—a brilliant and beautiful boy whose ambition was unparalleled, whose love was legend, and whose glory was Rome's: a boy they would one day call "Caesar."

The Canterville Ghost

Author : Oscar Wilde

ISBN10 : 2291020242

Publisher : WS

Number of Pages : 123

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The Canterville Ghost is a popular 1887 novella by Oscar Wilde, widely adapted for the screen and stage. "The Canterville Ghost" is a parody featuring a dramatic spirit named Sir Simon and the United States minister (ambassador) to the Court of St. James's, Hiram B. Otis. Mr. Otis travels to England with his family and moves into a haunted country house. Lord Canterville, the previous owner of the house, warns Mr. Otis that the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville has haunted it ever since he killed his wife, Eleonore, three centuries before. But Mr. Otis dismisses the ghost story as bunk and disregards Lord Canterville's warnings. When the Otises learn that the house is indeed haunted, they succeed in victimizing the ghost and in disregarding age-old British traditions. What emerges is a satire of American materialism, a lampoon of traditional British values, and an amusing twist on the traditional gothic horror tale.

History of the Italian Agricultural Landscape

Author : Emilio Sereni

ISBN10 : 1400864453

Publisher : Princeton University Press

Number of Pages : 436

Category : History

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Book Summary: Emilio Sereni's classic work is now available in an English language edition. History of the Italian Agricultural Landscape is a synthesis of the agricultural history of Italy in its economic, social, and ecological context, from antiquity to the mid-twentieth century. From his perspective in the Italian tradition of cultural Marxism, Sereni guides the reader through the millennial changes that have affected the agriculture and ecology of the regions of Italy, as well as through the successes and failures of farmers and technicians in antiquity, the middle ages, the Renaissance, and the Industrial Revolution. In this sweeping historical survey, he describes attempts by successive generations to adapt Italy's natural environment for the purposes of agriculture and to respond to its changing ecological problems. History of the Italian Agricultural Landscape first appeared in 1961. At the time of its publication it was a pathbreaking work, parallel in its importance for Italy to Marc Bloc's masterwork of 1931, The Original Characteristics of French Rural History. Sereni invented the concept of the historical "agricultural landscape": an interdisciplinary characterization of rural life involving economic and social history, linguistics, archeology, art history, and ecological studies. Originally published in 1997. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.