Bologna Reflections

Bologna Reflections

BOLOGNA REFLECTIONS: AN UNCOMMON GUIDE provides the visitor to Bologna with a different approach to encountering a remarkable city. The walking itineraries explore its historical and artististic heritage and point out hidden treasures not often found in traditional guidebooks. The tourist and the armchair traveler alike visit Bologna through the stories that reveal the heart and soul of the Bolognese people, who become the real guides to their city and past. Original drawings and art invoke Bologna's medieval past and celebrate her modern charm, as the visitor meanders in the unknown corners of a seductive city. Practical information, including maps of relevant neighborhoods, assists the traveler in planning the visit and experiencing the city during the sojourn. A more extensive, up-to-date website supports the practical information, which will continue to assist the traveler for future visits to the Citta Rossa.

The Idler in Italy

The Idler in Italy


The Idler in Italy, New Series

The Idler in Italy, New Series


Gathering Chestnuts

Gathering Chestnuts

Gathering Chestnuts: Encounters Along the Way is a collection of stories based on the author's often unexpected encounters with individuals as she has traveled in and around Bologna, Italy, since 1994. Each story recalls a "gift" a deeper insight into the people of Bologna and the Province, but also an awareness of herself and the world. These stories could actually be set anywhere; generosity exists, often unnoticed, in the quietest, most unexpected circumstances. Often a person does not even realize his or her own kindness. The title derives from one of the stories included in the collection, In the Castagneto with Clara, referring to the unconditional generosity of the chestnut tree as it blankets our path with its fruit and sustenance. An original illustration by artist Loren Bondurant accompanies each story. Simple maps of the territory will provide the geographical context for the reader.

Acoustical Imaging

Acoustical Imaging

In the course of the years the volumes in the Acoustical Imaging Series have developed to become well-known and appreciated reference works. Offering both a broad perspective on the state of the art in the field as well as an in-depth look at its leading edge research, this Volume 30 in the Series contains again an excellent collection of contributions, presented in five major categories:

Reflections on the History of Computing

Preserving Memories and Sharing Stories

Reflections on the History of Computing

This book is a collection of refereed invited papers on the history of computing from the 1940s to the 1990s with one paper going back to look at Italian calculating/computing machines from the first century to the 20th century. The 22 papers cover a wide range of computing related topics such as specific early computer systems, their construction, their use and their users; software programming and operating systems; people involved in the theory, design and use of these computers; computer education; and conservation of computing technology. Many of the authors were actually involved in the events they describe and share their specific reflections on the history of computing.

Reflections

Past, Present & Promises

Reflections

Reflections: Past, Present, and Promises is more than a book of poetry; it is a book of expressions and a journey through life. Whether it be a poem, a thought or a story within these pages, you are sure to find something that will cater to your mood.

Ancient Worlds, Modern Reflections

Philosophical Perspectives on Greek and Chinese Science and Culture

Ancient Worlds, Modern Reflections

Geoffrey Lloyd engages in a wide-ranging exploration of what we can learn from the study of ancient civilisations that is relevant to fundamental problems, both intellectual and moral, that we still face today. How far is it possible to arrive at an understanding of alien systems of belief? Is it possible to talk meaningfully of 'science' and of its various constituent disciplines, 'astronomy', 'geography', 'anatomy', and so on, in the ancient world? Are logic and its laws universal? Is there one ontology- a single world - to which all attempts at understanding must be considered to be directed? When we encounter apparently very different views of reality, how far can that be put down to a difference in conceptions of what needs explaining, or of what counts as an explanation, or to differentpreferred modes of reasoning or styles of inquiry? Do the notions of truth and belief represent reliable cross-cultural universals? In another area, what can ancient history teach us about today's social and political problems? Are the discourses of human nature and of human rights universally applicable? What political institutions do we need to help secure equity and justice within nation states and between them? Lloyd sets out to answer all these questions, and to convince us that the science and culture of ancient Greece and China provide precious resources to advance modern debates.