Giorgio and the Olive Branch

Author: J. L. Gonzalez

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1683485572

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Follow Giorgio and his adventures in this series of stories about a wondrous boy who finds himself understanding life by solving problems with the help from his family and friends. Giorgio and the olive branch debuts a young boy who wants to share his love of the simple things in life. His intentions are well, but lead him to get others involved in unfortunate events. Learning a lesson or two from the trials he puts his loved ones through, the results always end with open arms and praise.

Classification, Origin, Diffusion and History of the Olive

Author: Giorgio Bartolini,Raffaella Petruccelli,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251048313

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 74

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The olive is one of the oldest type of fruit trees in the Mediterranean area and was one of the first species to be cultivated. However, despite its long history, there are still many aspects of its development that have not been sufficiently explored, and these include the distribution of the species and its taxonomy. This publication reviews its origin and classification, in order to provide a foundation for further research about this plant.


Author: J. L. Gonzalez

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1682137104

Category: Fiction

Page: 508

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Three friends have their lives turned around by a ripple effect of urban calamities. The plan was set; all for one and every man for themself. Jerry Cohen is an aspiring painter who wants to join the league of legendary street artists. Cohen is determined to prove this to Middle America and his departing girlfriend Stacey Brookes, the mother of their two-year-old daughter, Angelina. Jerry, self-proclaimed as JERS, and his friends are all seeking for a way to escape the dismal streets on the outskirts of Cleveland, but the results are daunting. Failing miserably as a prolific artist, JERS clinches onto his last bit of hope. This leads to a breakthrough until disaster rears its ugly head not long after destroying both of his friend’s lives first. Brendon Bro Sanders is an ex-marine and is also the main drug dealer on a dingy dead end street named Waverley place. Sanders has no interest in art and says he’s “just the lookout guy,” but loses site of his goals by no fault of his own. Bro has his mind set to make ends meet before leaving his narcosis confinement to a location fit for raising a family with his longtime neighbor and partner, Angie Floyd. Sanders’ reconnaissance derails his wishes to live honestly by the incompetence of Scott Cotto. Scott Cozo has many insecurities, one being second to best friend of Bro. Three becomes a crowd as jealousy plays into Scott’s disloyalty, setting a trail of deadly mishaps for the small crew of urbanites. Finding refuge at a relative’s house condemns Cozo, tangled in a web of human trafficking leading to answers of his haunting youth. Life becomes difficult, leaving some barely able to overcome the bumps in the road, unfortunately deadly for others after hitting a pothole.

Pier Giorgio Frassati

A Hero for Our Times

Author: Cristina Siccardi

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681497158

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

View: 8434

In this definitive biography, Cristina Siccardi situates the appealing figure of young Pier Giorgio Frassati in early 20th century Turin, Italy. In the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Italy where the memory of Savoy is still alive there are two contrasting forms of enterprise: one of older stamp, attentive to the values of patriotism and integrity; the other tending toward ever more acquisitive forms of capitalism. In this environment Pier Giorgio, the young heir of Senator Alfredo Frassati, founder of the newspaper La Stampa, makes his own choice for the social doctrine of the Catholic Church, seeking not so much to solve general problems but to make Christ and the Church more present to those in need. That was the motivation for his assisting in many charitable works of the St. Vincent Society, his support for the Popular Party, and his development of a spirituality of engaged and diligent action. His devotion to friendship and to sports was extraordinary, with a special love for mountain hiking, which was for him both enjoyable exercise and the contemplation of creation, as well as a symbol of his striving for perfection in virtue. Other important aspects that will passionately engage readers of this book include the story of the famous Frassati family, and the marked contrasts among its members--especially the bond of division/union between father and son. Alfredo Frassati, a man of notable accomplishments, will discover, when his widely beloved son dies, a completely new dimension of the world. There follows a spiritual deepening, year after year, which leaves its traces in several letters to Giovanni Battista Montini, the future Pope Paul VI. This book describes an extraordinary itinerary of holiness, but also a key to understanding the history of Italy in the 20th century. Pope John Paul II said about Pier Giorgio on the day of his Beatification (20 May, 1990): "Faith and charity, the true driving forces of his existence, made him active and diligent in the milieu in which he lived, in his family, in the university and society; they transformed him into a joyful apostle of Christ, a passionate follower of his message and charity. The secret of his apostolic zeal and holiness is found in the ascetical and spiritual journey which he traveled; in prayer, in persevering adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, in his thirst for the Word of God; in the peaceful acceptance of life's difficulties; in chastity lived as a cheerful, uncompromising discipline."

The Olive Tree Genome

Author: Eddo Rugini,Luciana Baldoni,Rosario Muleo,Luca Sebastiani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319488872

Category: Science

Page: 193

View: 1048

This book provides an introduction to the genetics, genomics, and breeding of the olive tree, a multi-functional long-lived crop plant that is relevant not only for culinary olive and oil production, but also for shaping the landscape and history of many rural areas for centuries. Today, the recognized health benefits of extra-virgin olive oil provide new impulses for introducing innovation in olive crop management and olive breeding for a deeper understanding of the biological processes underlying fruit quality, adaptation to crop environment and response to threatening epidemics due to biological agents such as Xylella fastidiosa. The individual chapters discuss genetic resources; classic and modern breeding methods for providing new olive cultivars; the genotype x environment interactions determining the response to biotic and abiotic stresses; fruit metabolism related to oil production and the synthesis of health beneficial molecules; the mapping of genes and quantitative trait locus; and genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic strategies pertinent to the development of a molecular platform and template amenable to precise and rapid genetic modifications using recently developed genome editing tools.

The Garden Of The Finzi-continis

Author: Giorgio Bassani

Publisher: Everymans Library

ISBN: 1400044227

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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The young, middle-class Jewish narrator recounts his relationship with the Finzi-Continis, an insular, upper-class Jewish family, in Ferrara on the eve of World War II and the family's blindness to impending destruction. 10,000 first printing.

An Annotated and Illustrated Version of Giorgio Vasari's History of Italian and Northern Prints from His Lives of the Artists, 1550 & 1568: Text

Author: Giorgio Vasari

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780773471870

Category: Art

Page: 342

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Giorgio Vasari, friend of Michelangelo and the first art historian, in the second edition of his Lives of the Artists, mentioned almost 500 different prints from the 15th and 16th centuries, from both Italy and the North. Even with a number of editions of Vasari's Lives now in print, this section of his text on prints is not readily available, and it has never been annotated. This volume identifies his numerous references and discusses the implications of his choices. The illustrations show works not found in the standard illustrated compendiums, such as Bartsch and Hollstein. Others depict works that Vasari recommended but that have slipped from our modern conventions of what ideas a print should convey, and how it should convey them. There are 194 illustrations.

Giordano Bruno

Philosopher / Heretic

Author: Ingrid D. Rowland

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226730247

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 335

View: 7379

Giordano Bruno (1548–1600) is one of the great figures of early modern Europe, and one of the least understood. Ingrid D. Rowland’s biography establishes him once and for all as a peer of Erasmus, Shakespeare, and Galileo—a thinker whose vision of the world prefigures ours. Writing with great verve and erudition, Rowland traces Bruno’s wanderings through a sixteenth-century Europe where every certainty of religion and philosophy has been called into question, and reveals how he valiantly defended his ideas to the very end, when he was burned at the stake as a heretic on Rome’s Campo de’ Fiori. “A loving and thoughtful account of [Bruno’s] life and thought, satires and sonnets, dialogues and lesson plans, vagabond days and star-spangled nights. . . . Ingrid D. Rowland has her reasons for preferring Bruno to Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler, even Galileo and Leonardo, and they’re good ones.”—John Leonard, Harper’s “Whatever else Bruno was, he was wild-minded and extreme, and Rowland communicates this, together with a sense of the excitement that his ideas gave him. . . . It’s that feeling for the explosiveness of the period, and [Rowland’s] admiration of Bruno for participating in it—indeed, dying for it—that is the central and most cherishable quality of the biography.”—Joan Acocella, New Yorker “Rowland tells this great story in moving, vivid prose, concentrating as much on Bruno’s thought as on his life. . . . His restless mind, as she makes clear, not only explored but transformed the heavens.”—Anthony Grafton, New York Review of Books “[Bruno] seems to have been an unclassifiable mixture of foul-mouthed Neapolitan mountebank, loquacious poet, religious reformer, scholastic philosopher, and slightly wacky astronomer.”—Anthony Gottlieb, New York Times Book Review “A marvelous feat of scholarship. . . . This is intellectual biography at its best.”—Peter N. Miller, New Republic “An excellent starting point for anyone who wants to rediscover the historical figure concealed beneath the cowl on Campo de’ Fiori.”—Paula Findlen, Nation

Renaissance Siena

art for a city

Author: Luke Syson,National Gallery (Great Britain)

Publisher: National Gallery London


Category: Art

Page: 371

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"Published to accompany the exhibition 'Renaissance Siena : art for a city' held at the National Gallery, London, 24 October 2007-13 January 2008"--T.p. verso.

The Movement


Author: Clayborne Carson,Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project,Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change,Stanford University,Emory University

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

ISBN: 9780313283291

Category: History

Page: 839

View: 7669

A complete edition of The Movement, an excellent source of information regarding the social change activities of the late 1960s.

Monet and the Mediterranean

Author: Joachim Pissarro,Brooklyn Museum of Art

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications


Category: Art

Page: 191

View: 4051

An exhibition catalog shows paintings Claude Monet did during three trips to the Mediterranean region, including Antibes, Monte Carlo, and Venice

Art of Renaissance Florence, 1400-1600

Author: Loren W. Partridge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780520257740

Category: Art

Page: 241

View: 8333

"Rich and engaging. This account of Florentine art tells the story of who commissioned these works, who made them, where they were seen, and how they were experienced and understood by their viewers. Includes a useful timeline, glossary, and series of artists' biographies."--Patricia L. Reilly, Swarthmore College "An extraordinarily useful book, not only for teachers, but also for historically minded travelers interested in an illustrated guide to the art of Renaissance Florence."--Evelyn Lincoln, Brown University "Clear and compelling. The well-chosen illustrations include ground plans and diagrams of key architectural monuments and sculpture. The updated, judicious bibliography is a resource for anyone tackling the vast scholarship on the art of Renaissance Florence."--Cristelle Baskins, editor of The Triumph of Marriage: Painted Cassoni of the Renaissance


Appendix. Reports

Author: California. Legislature

Publisher: N.A


Category: California

Page: N.A

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