German Genius

Europe’s Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the Twentieth Century Peter Watson ci ricorda che la Gemania è anche il paese che ha dato alla luce grandi figure della cultura e della scienza. Ricordo un aneddoto raccontatomi da un nipote che, recatosi presso una pizzeria con la compagna tedesca, sentì il pizzaiolo riferirle cheContinua a leggere “German Genius”

Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air

Il libro di Richard Holmes che ti farà sollevare da terra According to Hugo’s story, the poet and the scientist were walking one evening in the Luxembourg Gardens, along the path known, symbolically enough, as l’allée de l’Observatoire. It had been an official festival day and public holiday, and they were deep in speculative discussion.Continua a leggere “Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air”

Showa. A History of Japan.

“Hey guys, have you ever heard of donuts? They are round, but they only sell them in Yonago”…”why so far?”… “I´ve only got ten yen, it`s three yen a donut, so we don`t have enough for the train and donuts”…”then we walk”…we walked over ten miles under the scorching sun, just to try donuts. ShigeruContinua a leggere “Showa. A History of Japan.”