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These colors are bananas
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Fulford, Jason - Shopsin, Tamara

These colors are bananas / Jason Fulford & Tamara Shopsin

[S.l.] : Phaidon, 2018

Abstract: What colour is an apple? A dog? Grass? Young readers will be amazed by the range of possibilities What colour is a banana? It can be at least 25 different shades, according to this artful swatchbook of versatile subjects. An inversion of the way we typically look at colour, this book challenges readers' predispositions towards using a particular crayon for a particular object. 11 items are each presented alongside a grid of color ranges: the "apple" page features yellows, greens, and reds; the "egg" page a range of greens to grays; even "grass" is surprising, with suggestions of pink. The read-along text is playful and philosophical, poetic and factual… all towards expanding readers' assumptions. Inspired by the Whitney Museum's approach to looking at art, these books provide a new way to look at the world. Created for ages 2-4 years.

Fire and fury
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Wolff, Michael - Wolff, Michael

Fire and fury : inside the Trump White House / Michael Wolff

New York : Little, Brown, 2018

Abstract: The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous - and absolutely mesmerising. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself. In this explosive book, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office. Among the revelations: - What President Trump's staff really thinks of him - What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama - Why FBI director James Comey was really fired - Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn't be in the same room - Who is really directing the Trump administration's strategy in the wake of Bannon's firing - What the secret to communicating with Trump is - What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers Never before has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.

Destination architecture
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Destination architecture : the essential guide to 1000 contemporary buildings

London : Phaidon, 2017

Abstract: Featuring 1,000 of today's most compelling buildings by the world's finest architects, Destination: Architecture is an unparalleled and comprehensive resource for anyone wanting to get more out of their travels. No journey, from a long weekend to a long-haul trip, would be complete without this expertly curated 'who's who' of the most exciting architecture in the world. Each building is illustrated with a single image and accompanied by a brief description, with addresses, websites, and opening details. It's the best way to find and enjoy contemporary built culture on every continent.

The spy who came in from the cold
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Le Carré, John

The spy who came in from the cold / John Le Carré ; introduction by the author ; illustrations by Matt Taylor

London : The Folio Society, 2017

Cosa vuoi, bebè?
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Tupera Tupera - Tupera tupera

Cosa vuoi, bebè? / Tupera Tupera

London ; New York : Phaidon, 2017

Abstract: Età di lettura: da 1 anno

What does baby want?
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Tupera Tupera - Tupera tupera

What does baby want? : a book about breastfeeding / Tupera Tupera

London ; New York : Phaidon, 2017

Abstract: This baby is not comforted by a teddy bear or toy. This baby wants only one thing: milk! When baby is hungry, neither his teddy bear, his ball, nor even his shiny tambourine will soothe him. This tribute to the nursing baby - and even more so, to the breastfeeding mother - will read as conventional to babies and toddlers but as taboo-busting to parents. Celebrate the natural magic of growing a baby with this simply worded, expertly illustrated, and shockingly honest shaped board book. Perfect for nursing babies, older siblings, and expectant parents. A sure-to-be favorite baby shower gift!

Good night stories for rebel girls
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Favilli, Elena - Cavallo, Francesca

Good night stories for rebel girls : 100 tales of extraordinary women / Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

[London] : Particular Books, 2017

Secrets of winter
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Brown, Carron

Secrets of winter : a shine-a-light book / Carron Brown ; illustrated by Georgina Tee

Brighton : Ivy Kids, 2017

Shine-a-light

Abstract: Meet some amazing animals and learn how they adapt to winter with this cleverly designed 'Shine-a-Light' picture book! From the bears in their lairs and the foxes in their dens, to the squirrels and birds in the treetops, discover nature's secrets about the animals and plants that live in and around a snow-covered forest. Then hold each page up to a bright light to reveal a hidden image! A wonderful first introduction to nature in winter with a unique design that adds a whole new dimension of enjoyment for children. A fun and innovative non-fiction title for your child's bookshelf.

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Drabble, Margaret

The dark flood rises / Margaret Drabble

Edinburgh : Canongate, 2017

Abstract: Fran may be old but she's not going without a fight. So she dyes her hair, enjoys every glass of red wine, drives restlessly around the country and lives in an insalubrious tower block that her loved ones disapprove of. And as each of them - her pampered ex Claude, old friend Jo, flamboyant son Christopher and earnest daughter Poppet - seeks happiness in their own way, what will the last reckoning be? Will they be waving or drowning when the end comes? By turns joyous and profound, darkly sardonic and moving, The Dark Flood Rises questions what makes a good life, and a good death.

4 3 2 1
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Auster, Paul

4 3 2 1 / Paul Auster

London : Faber & Faber, 2017

Artists who make books
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Artists who make books / Andrew Roth, Philip E. Aarons, and Claire Lehmann, eds. ; entries by Jeffrey Kastner and Claire Lehmann

London ; New York : Phaidon, 2017

Michelangelo
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Bambach, Carmen

Michelangelo : divine draftsman & designer / Carmen C. Bambach ; with essays by Claire Barry ... [et al.]

New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2017

What's cooking?
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Stein, Joshua David - Rothman, Julia

What's cooking? / by Joshua David Stein ; illustrated by Julia Rothman

[London] : Phaidon, 2017

Abstract: Food critic and author Joshua David Stein tackles the world of cookery with his signature quirk and charm. From the practical ("Can I fry a scoop of gelato?") to the playful ("Do frozen peas grow on frozen trees?"), each vignette features an engaging question and a satisfying reveal, all revolving around the preparation of food. The simple yet sophisticated hand-drawings by Julia Rothman provide authenticity and a balance of seriousness to the silliness at hand. Incorporating humor, word play, logic and illogic, foreign foods, and even some cookbook vocabulary, this read-aloud book offers children facts to share and maybe even the impetus to get involved in the kitchen!

Origin
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Brown, Dan <1964->

Origin / Dan Brown

Bantam press, 2017

Abstract: Robert Langdon, professore di simbologia e iconologia religiosa a Harvard, è stato invitato all'avveniristico museo Guggenheim di Bilbao per assistere a un evento unico: la rivelazione che cambierà per sempre la storia dell'umanità e rimetterà in discussione dogmi e principi dati ormai come acquisiti, aprendo la via a un futuro tanto imminente quanto inimmaginabile. Protagonista della serata è Edmond Kirsch, quarantenne miliardario e futurologo, famoso in tutto il mondo per le sbalorditive invenzioni high-tech, le audaci previsioni e l'ateismo corrosivo. Kirsch, che è stato uno dei primi studenti di Langdon e ha con lui un'amicizia ormai ventennale, sta per svelare una stupefacente scoperta che risponderà alle due fondamentali domande: da dove veniamo? E, soprattutto, dove andiamo? Mentre Langdon e centinaia di altri ospiti sono ipnotizzati dall'eclatante e spregiudicata presentazione del futurologo, all'improvviso la serata sfocia nel caos. La preziosa scoperta di Kirsch, prima ancora di essere rivelata, rischia di andare perduta per sempre. Scosso e incalzato da una minaccia incombente, Langdon è costretto a un disperato tentativo di fuga da Bilbao con Ambra Vidal, l'affascinante direttrice del museo che ha collaborato con Kirsch alla preparazione del provocatorio evento. In gioco non ci sono solo le loro vite, ma anche l'inestimabile patrimonio di conoscenza a cui il futurologo ha dedicato tutte le sue energie, ora sull'orlo di un oblio irreversibile. Percorrendo i corridoi più oscuri della storia e della religione, tra forze occulte, crimini mai sepolti e fanatismi incontrollabili, Langdon e Vidal devono sfuggire a un nemico letale il cui onnisciente potere pare emanare dal Palazzo reale di Spagna, e che non si fermerà davanti a nulla pur di ridurre al silenzio Edmond Kirsch.

A column of fire
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Follett, Ken

A column of fire / Ken Follett

Macmillan, 2017

Abstract: Gennaio 1558, Kingsbridge. Quando il giovane Ned Willard fa ritorno a casa si rende conto che il suo mondo sta per cambiare radicalmente. Solo la vecchia cattedrale sopravvive immutata, testimone di una città lacerata dal conflitto religioso. Tutti i principi di lealtà, amicizia e amore verranno sovvertiti. Figlio di un ricco mercante protestante, Ned vorrebbe sposare Margery Fitzgerald, figlia del sindaco cattolico della città, ma il loro amore non basta a superare le barriere degli opposti schieramenti religiosi. Costretto a lasciare Kingsbridge, Ned viene ingaggiato da Sir William Cecil, il consigliere di Elisabetta Tudor, futura regina di Inghilterra. Dopo la sua incoronazione, la giovane e determinata Elisabetta I vede tutta l'Europa cattolica rivoltarsi contro di lei, prima tra tutti Maria Stuarda, regina di Scozia. Decide per questo di creare una rete di spionaggio per proteggersi dai numerosi attacchi dei nemici decisi a eliminarla e contrastare i tentativi di ribellione e invasione del suo regno. Il giovane Ned diventa così uno degli uomini chiave del primo servizio segreto britannico della storia. Per quasi mezzo secolo il suo amore per Margery sembra condannato, mentre gli estremisti religiosi seminano violenza ovunque. In gioco, allora come oggi, non sono certo le diverse convinzioni religiose, ma gli interessi dei tiranni che vogliono imporre a qualunque costo il loro potere su tutti coloro che credono invece nella tolleranza e nel compromesso.

Prima e dopo
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Jullien, Jean

Prima e dopo / Jean Jullien

Londra : Phaidon, 2017

Abstract: Una serie di divertenti vignette sul prima e il dopo create dall'acclamato maestro dell'illustrazione già autore di "This is not a book". L'illustratore Jean Julliene disegna una carrellata di coppie di vignette che immortalano il "prima" e il "dopo" con arguta ironia. Pagina dopo pagina, i lettori passano in rassegna svariate situazioni: dal pallido all'abbronzato, dallo sporco al pulito, da un taglio di capelli lunghi a uno corto (e poi di nuovo a una lunga chioma). In un equilibrio perfetto tra l'ovvio e l'inatteso, Jullien appaga le aspettative dei piccoli lettori e li incanterà mentre sfogliano avanti e indietro le pagine di questo libro.

Camino Island
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Grisham, John

Camino Island / John Grisham

New York [etc.] : Doubleday, 2017

Women in science
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Ignotofsky, Rachel

Women in science : 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world / written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky

Wren & Rook, 2017

Abstract: A gloriously illustrated celebration of trailblazing women. Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, from both the ancient and modern worlds. The book also contains fascinating infographics and an illustrated scientific glossary. The extraordinary women profiled include well-known figures like the physicist and chemist Marie Curie, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists and beyond ...

The gingerbread man
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Mackinnon, Mairi

The gingerbread man / retold by Mairi Mackinnon ; illustrated by Raffaella Ligi ; english language consultant: Peter Viney

[S.l.] : Usborne, 2017

Usborne english readers. Level 1

Abstract: You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man! Everyone wants to catch the gingerbread man. Only the fox wants to help him - or does he? The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English.

Mona Lisa
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Kemp, Martin <1942- > - Pallanti, Giuseppe

Mona Lisa : the people and the painting / by Martin Kemp and Giuseppe Pallanti

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017

Abstract: Read this book and the world's most famous image will never look the same again. For the world's greatest cultural icon still has secrets to reveal - not the silly secrets that the 'Leonardo loonies' continue to advance, but previously unknown facts about the lives of Leonardo, his father, Lisa Gherardini, the subject of the portrait, and her husband Francesco del Giocondo. From this factual beginning we see how the painting metamorphosed into a 'universal picture' that became the prime vehicle for Leonardo's prodigious knowledge of the human and natural worlds. We learn about the new money of the ambitious merchant who married into the old gentry of Lisa's family. We discover Lisa's life as a wife and mother, her association with sexual scandals, and her later life in a convent. We meet, for the first time, previously undiscovered members of Leonardo's immediate family and discover new information about his early life. The tiny hill town of Vinci is placed before us, with its widespread poverty. We find out about the career and possessions of his father, a notable lawyer in Florence. The meaning of the portrait that resulted from these human circumstances is vividly illuminated though Renaissance love poetry and verses specifically dedicated to Leonardo. We come to understand how Leonardo's sciences of optics, psychology, anatomy and geology are embraced in his poetic science of art. Recent scientific examinations of the painting disclose how it evolved to assume its present appearance in Leonardo's experimental hands. Above all, we cut through the suppositions and the myths to show that the portrait is a product of real people in a real place at a real time. This is the book that brings back a sense of reality into the creation of the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo. And the actual Mona Lisa, it turns out, is even more astonishing and transcendent than the Mona Lisa of legend.