“Lingvo. The Linguistic Landscape of Europe »Gaston Dorren
Gaston Dorren is a philologist, journalist and polyglot who speaks 15 languages. In this book, he takes you on a fascinating tour of European languages and dialects. On the pages of Lingvo, you will learn what English and Chinese have in common and why Esperanto will never become popular, get acquainted with various alphabets, read about the democratic nature of Norwegian, the peculiar transgender inclinations of Dutch, the ancient roots of Lithuanian, and the French mother complex.
"Lingvo" paints the linguistic landscape of our continent, but this is not an encyclopedia at all, but simply a collection of interesting and surprising notes about European languages.
"Love. Style. Life »Garanz Dore
Garanz Dore is a French photographer, illustrator, stylist and blogger. Her site receives over two million visitors and over five million page views per month. The New York Times named her "Style Keeper", Parisian Vogue ranked among the 40 women of the decade, French Elle among the 30 most influential, and GQ among the 25 most stylish women in the fashion world. Garanz is the first ever blogger to receive the EugeniSheppard MediAward of the American Council of Fashion Designers, which is called the "Oscar of the world of fashion."
This book, according to Garanz herself, is "a conversation about everything that makes up the life of a modern woman - about fashion, style, work, love … With the help of text, photographs and illustrations - because this is how I express myself most fully."
Leonardo's Brain: Comprehending the Genius of Da Vinci by Leonard Schlein
Leonard Schlein is a surgeon, MD, and author of popular books. According to the author, he wanted to offer an original theory that unites various aspects of Leonardo's life (and his brain) that have not yet been studied by specialists in the field of psychology, art history and natural sciences, thereby hoping to encourage the reader to think about Leonardo da Vinci and about people generally. The bright pages of da Vinci's life, non-standard analysis of his works, unexpected comparisons with contemporary artists - step by step the author moves towards answers to the questions "how" and "why". Schlein examines Leonardo's achievements in art and science through the prism of modern research of the right and left hemispheres of the brain, and the author sees the uniqueness of the genius creator in their amazing integration. But Leonardo's brain is not an end in itself for the author,and a reason to talk about the features of human intelligence in general and the evolution of our species.
“Musical system. How Music Became the Battleground of Western Civilization's Greatest Minds”Stuart Isakoff
Not all music lovers know that the familiar scale of the modern piano keyboard at one time was considered a crime against God and nature, and debates about it were occupied by such philosophers and scientists as Pythagoras, Plato, da Vinci, Newton and Rousseau. Since antiquity and up to the Age of Enlightenment, the relationship between the notes of the musical scale was perceived as a key to understanding the structure of the Universe. The author of this book, Stuart Isakoff, talks about the disputes and conflicts around musical settings in an accessible and interesting way, placing them in the context of the history of art, philosophy, religion, politics and science. The invention of the modern tuning system, known as equal temperament, challenged performances that had been unshakable for almost two millennia - and on the other hand, led to the great music of Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin,Debussy and other composers.
Passion Paradox by Dean Delice, Cassandra Philips
The trick in romantic relationships is this: When one partner loves more and more, the other's feelings fade away. Both man and woman can play any of the roles in this trap. This is the paradox of passion, a psychological phenomenon that occurs every time the balance in a relationship is disturbed. The well-known psychologist Dean Delis is sure that the “trap of passion” is a fixable phenomenon. In his book, he explains how to test if your relationship has a “passion paradox” and how to change the patterns of behavior that threaten your union. His recommendations, backed by decades of experience working with couples, will help you and your partner find a new balance in relationships, bring romance and passion back into them, and create a long-term equal union.
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