Archive for giugno 2009

40° anniversario dello sbarco sulla luna

26 giugno 2009

Due libri celebrano il primo sbarco sulla luna 40 anni fa.

Moonshot. The Inside Story of Mankind’s Greatest Adventure by Dan Parry (Ebury)

Rocket Men. The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon by Craig Nelson (John Murray)

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La recensione del Sunday Times (May 17, 2009)

Royal Society Prize for Science Books: i sei finalisti

26 giugno 2009

Il 25 giugno è stata pubblicata la lista dei sei finalisti selezionati per il 2009 Royal Society Prize for Science Books, il concorso annuale della Royal Society britannica che premia il miglior libro scientifico:

What the nose knows: The science of scent in everyday life by Avery Gilbert, published by Crown Publishers

Bad science by Ben Goldacre, published by Fourth Estate

The age of wonder: How the Romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science by Richard Holmes, published by HARPERPRESS

Decoding the heavens: Solving the mystery of the world’s first computer by Jo Marchant, published by William Heinemann

The drunkard’s walk: How randomness rules our lives by Leonard Mlodinow, published by Allen Lane, Penguin Press

Your inner fish: The amazing discovery of our 375-million-year-old ancestor by Neil Shubin, published by Allen Lane, Penguin Press

Il vincitore sarà annunciato il 15 settembre 2009.

Fonte: The Royal Society, 25 June 2009.

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USA Best-sellers Books 7-13 giugno 2009

25 giugno 2009

La lista dei libri più venduti in U.S.A.  Settimana dal 7 al 13 giugno 2009.

FICTION

1. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Bloomsbury)

2. “The Shack” William P. Young (Windblown)

3. “My Sister’s Keeper” Jodi Picoult (Atria Books)

4. “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith (Quirk)

5. “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout. (Random House)

6. “Vision in White” by Nora Roberts (Piatkus)

7. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” Garth Stein (HarperCollins)

8. “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. (HarperOne)

9. “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay (John Murray)

10. ” Summer Affair” by Elin Hilderbrand (Back Bay Books)

NONFICTION

1. “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (Puffin Books)

2. “When You are Engulfed in Flames” by David Sedaris (Little Brown)

3. “Glenn Beck’s Common Sense” by Glenn Beck (Mercury Radio Arts/Threshold Editions)

4. “Blink” Malcolm Gladwell (Penguin)

5. “In Defence of Food” by Michael Pollan (Penguin)

6. “Liberal Fascism” by Jonah Goldberg (Broadway)

7. “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell” by Tucker Max (Citadel/Kensington)

8. “American Lion” by Jon Meacham (Random House)

9. “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell (Back Bay/Little, Brown)

10 “Too Fat to Fish” by Artie Lange with Anthony Bozza (Spiegel & Grau)

Fonte: New York Times  June 19, 2009

Le classifiche riflettono la vendite nazionali della settimana 7-13 giugno 2009 e includono rivenditori indipendenti e le catene.

I libri per l’estate

24 giugno 2009

Dal sito del Wall Street Journal i libri per l’estate!

The Girl Who Played with Fire” Stieg Larsson

South of Broad” Pat Conroy

The Secret Speech”  Tom Rob Smith

The Angel’s GameCarlos Ruiz Zafon

My Father’s Tears” John Updike

RavensGeorge Dawes Green

Let the Great World SpinColum McCann

Do Not Deny MeJean Thompson

A Happy Marriage” Rafael Yglesias

FragmentWarren Fahy

Border SongsJim Lynch

It’s Beginning to HurtJames Lasdun

That Old Cape MagicRichard Russo

Heroic Measures”  Jill Ciment

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The Food of a Younger LandMark Kurlansky

American HeroesEdmund S. Morgan

Young Woman and the SeaGlenn Stout

The SnakeheadPatrick Radden Keefe

The Secret Life of Marilyn MonroeJ.Randy Taraborrelli
Fonte: The Wall Street Journal, June 3, 2009

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Più venduti in Francia (8-14 giugno 2009)

24 giugno 2009

Più venduti in Francia. Settimana 15-21 giugno 2009

1. “La valse lente des tortures” Katherine Pancol

2. “Toutes ces choses qu’on ne c’est pas ditesMarc Lévy

3 “Je reviens te chercher” Guillaume Musso

4. “Que serais-je sans toi?Guillaume Musso

5. “Dans les bois” Harlan Coben

6. “Les hommes qui n’aimaient pas les femmesStieg Larsson

7. “HomeYann Arthus-Bertrand

8. “Je t’ai donné mon cœur” Mary Higgins Clark

9. “La fille qui rêvait d’un bidon d’essence et d’une allumetteStieg Larsson

10. “Gaston classique : l’écologie selon Lagaffe” André Franquin

Fonte: Livres Hebdo 24/6/2009 (http://www.livreshebdo.fr)

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Spy Story: Five Best

23 giugno 2009

Dal sito del Wall Street Journal il romanziere Alan Furst segnala i 5 migliori romanzi di spionaggio:

1. “Our Man in HavanaBy Graham Greene (Viking, 1958)

2. “The Miernik DossierBy Charles McCarry (Saturday Review Press, 1973)

3. “The Levanter” By Eric Ambler (Atheneum, 1972)

4. “The Honourable Schoolboy” By John le Carré (Knopf, 1977)

5. “Moura” By Nina Berberova (New York Review Books, 2005)

Tra i romanzi di Alan Furst segnaliamo The Polish Officer” (1995) “Dark Voyage” (2004), “The Foreign Correspondente The Spies of Warsaw” (2008).

Fonte: The Wall Street Journal Online, JUNE 13, 2009

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The history of Ellis Island

18 giugno 2009

Un libro che racconta la storia di Ellis Island e del dibattito, sempre acceso, su immigrazione, assimilazione culturale, identità politica e politiche dell’immigrazione:

American Passage
By Vincent J. Cannato
Harper, 2009

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Royal Society Prize for Science Books

17 giugno 2009

E’ stata pubblicata la lista dei 13 titoli selezionati per il 2009 Royal Society Prize for Science Books il concorso annuale della Royal Society britannica che premia il miglior libro scientifico.

La lista dei sei finalisti sarà pubblicata il 25 giugno prossimo mentre il vincitore sarà annunciato il 15 settembre 2009.

La lista dei titoli ammessi:

Bad science by Ben Goldacre, published by Fourth Estate

Decoding the heavens: Solving the mystery of the world’s first computer by Jo Marchant, published by William Heinemann

Ice, mud and blood: Lessons from climates past by Chris Turney, published by Palgrave Macmillan

Living with Enza: The forgotten story of Britain and the great flu pandemic of 1918 by Mark Honigsbaum, published by Palgrave Macmillan

Microcosm: E. coli and the new science of life by Carl Zimmer, published by William Heinemann

Physics for future presidents: The science behind the headlines by Richard A Muller, published by WW Norton

Quantum: Einstein. Bohr and the great debate about the nature of reality by Manjit Kumar, published by Icon Books

Strange fruit: Why both sides are wrong in the race debate by Kenan Malik, published by Oneworld Publications

The age of wonder: How the Romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science by Richard Holmes, published by HARPERPRESS

The drunkard’s walk: How randomness rules our lives by Leonard Mlodinow, published by Allen Lane, Penguin Press

The universe in a mirror : The saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the visionaries who built it by Robert Zimmerman, published by Princeton University Press

What the nose knows: The science of scent in everyday life by Avery Gilbert, published by Crown Publishers

Your inner fish: The amazing discovery of our 375-million-year-old ancestor by Neil Shubin, published by Allen Lane, Penguin Press

Fonte: The Royal Society, 26 May 2009.

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Tarzan!

17 giugno 2009

Una grande mostra al Museo delle Arti Primitive del Quai Branly, aperto tre anni fa e disegnato da Jean Nouvel, celebra il mito di Tarzan.

La mostra “Tarzan!”  (16 giugno – 27 settembre) curata dall’antropologo Roger Boulay esporrà libri, oggetti, dipinti, tavole di fumetti, spezzoni di film dedicati alla figura di Tarzan, il personaggio creato nel 1912 dallo scrittore americano Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950).

TArzanTarzan of the Apes” Edgar Rice Burroughs

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The Life and Death of Democracy

16 giugno 2009

The-Life-and-Death-of-DemThe Life and Death of Democracy” by John Keane (Simon & Schuster 2009)

Una monumentale storia della democrazia che smonta alcuni miti occidentali, come la convinzione della nascita della democrazia in Europa e dell’ostilità dell’Islam verso la democrazia.

Leggi le recensioni del Times e del Guardian

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