A complete and practical guide, rich of information collected on the field, to let the reader (and the traveller) discover over 8,000 km of rivers and shipways in France.
The work is composed of three volumes and gives indications about: Harbours, sluices and bridges with detailed maps; Cities of historical interest, wine and food excursions, festivals and local traditions; Equipped areas for campers and for stops along the river sides, and bike rou tes; Houseboat sailing and rules of river sailing
RIVER NAVIGATION IN FRANCE
Geography and environment (landscape; eco-systems; flora and fauna; departments)
History and tradition of transport by river
Knowing the river navigation (Rivers and water ways; nautical technical terms; sluices today; light signals; sluices terminology; hauling and mooring; rules and permissions; licenses)
Navigation on rivers and water ways (equipment on board; basic cartography; visual and acoustic signals; buoys and fluvial signals; etc.)
Information and useful advices (renting a boat; behaviour on board; what to bring; health and prevention; etc.)
FROM MARSEILLE TO LE HAVRE
Each chapter describes a different river or water way and includes: the route characteristics, a brief history of places, maps, technical description of sluices, difficulties, step-by-step navigation)
Carlo Piccinelli is a journalist and a photographer who collaborates with the biggest travel reviews. He realized many guides and documentaries.
Magenes Editoriale, 2008
Breathing techniques are the foundations for a relaxing, efficient, safe and harmonious apnoea. The guide is a useful handbook to help divers to breath correctly and deeply in order to improve their performances. The manual illustrates the main breathing-control techniques and later applies them to the different apnoea's subjects. In the manual there are also some exercises aiming at improving the thoracic and diaphragmatic
Federico Mana is an apnoea instructor at the Apnoea Academy. He is an enthusiast of yoga Modern apnoea and in particular of pranayama.
IL PRINCIPE DELLE IMMAGINI
La straordinaria storia di Francesco Alliata di Villafranca, l'inventore del cinema subacqueo
THE PRINCE OF THE IMAGES
The fantastic story of Francesco Alliata di Villafranca, the inventor of the underwater cinema
228 pages, 2008
32 illustrated pages
The life of the Prince Francesco Alliata di Villafranca, a pioneer of underwater photography and filming, is told in this book. It is the biography of an outstanding man and distinguished entrepreneurs, but also a story made of meetings with celebrities.
The author analyses the unique esxperience of the Panaria Film Production, in particular of movies as Vulcano - featuring Anna Magnani, and directed by William Dieterle - with spectacular underwater acting sequences, the firsts in the world.
Gaetano Cafiero is one of the greatest experts of scuba-diving in Italy.
MY NAME IS EVARISTO
This is the story of Evaristo Beccalossi, the valuable football player of Inter during the eighties, who was an icon for the team supporters. Few football players symbolize the concept of “genius and disorderliness” as he did; Evaristo was loved and blamed but he was the symbol of romantic football.
Luca Pagliari journalist and writer, has been an author for many broadcasting stations such as Radio Dee Jay, Radio 24 and Radio Dimensione Suono where he was also programmes director. Indeed Pagliara was the author and host of various programmes for Rai Educational. He is also involved in youth and environment prevention campaigns. Mi chiamo Evaristo is his third book, previously he published Zona Cesarini. Il calcio, la vita and Una scelta di vita .
Manciolino's treatise is an essential historical resource about fencing, as in this text the principles of modern fencing were established for the first time.
Silvio Longhi , was born in Cortona, he has worked for 31 years as relational psychotherapist and consultant in the legal area of the Public Medical Corps. He is a collector of antique prints and geographical maps, military hand to hand weapons for cavalry and duels, fencing stuff (weapons and accessorises), iconography and bibliography. He wrote several essays on this subject, including Il Duello Dipinto di Castiglione del Lago , Le spade di Marra, Marco Doccioli –trattato di scherma 1601.
Serena Pivotti was born in Como in 1976. She teaches fencing and in 1996 took part to a Young World Championship in Tournais. In 2005 she became master at the Nunziatella School in Naples and in 2006 won two golden medals at the World Master Championship in Jodoigne.
SAILING BOOKS BY EFFEMME EDIZIONI
|Pub. date: March 2007
Edition 1 rst
Series PAGES OF THE SEA
Title Noi la Nautica
Author Paolo Di Muro
Binding thread paperback
Size 13,5 x 21 cm
Price € 20,00
|Pub. date: March 2007
Series PAGES OF THE SEA
Title Coppa America, leggenda della vela
Author Massimo Caimmi
Binding thread paperback
Size 13,5 x 21 cm
Price € 16,00
travel dreamers, bike tourist, people finding the real adventure or the
real human experience. Stories captivating, inspiring... From Cap North
to Central Africa, from Istanbul to Danube route, from the new Europe
to the Patagonia hills killing the wind... The bicycle allow to have a
wide-eyed view of the world and the nature.
L'ANARCHICO DELLE DUE RUOTE
Luigi Masetti, il primo cicloviaggiatore italiano Milano-Chicago e altre imprese di fine '800
THE ANARCHICAL BIKER
Luigi Masetti the first Italian biker traveller Milan-Chicago and other adventures at the end of the 19th century
13 x 20 cm
200 pages, 2008
The anarchical biker is the nickname which the founder of the Italian newspaper "Corriere della Sera" gave to Luigi Masetti, the first biker traveller.
In the 1893 Masetti made the big journey: Milan-London-Chicago-London-Milan by bike. The account of his trip was published every week on the Corriere della Sera.and a long portrait of him appeared on the Touring Club magazine.
Masetti made other important travels: USA, France, Spain, Germany, Russia, the Middle East. During his trip he met the President of the United States of America, he had a friendly conversation with Tolstoy. At the beginning of the twentieth century, any news and witnesses about him disappeared.
He was the trip's poet, the mud-and-dust hero, the biker who was able to collect masses along the roads when he passed by.
From the Polesine, where he was born and spent his youth, he moved to Milan where he started to discover the world with his bike.
Luigi Rossi was born in Rovigo (1950) and lives in Bochum (Germany). He teaches Italian and Art at the Gesamtschule F. Steinhoff in Hagen. Previously he had been Italian lecturer at the Romance Philological Institute of the University of Bochum. Starting from linguistic studies and literary interests he came to the study of the Italian presence in the German area and all over the world.
IL DOPING ECOLOGICO
I segreti per vincere con l’allenamento mentale
Secrets to win with psychological training
Foreword by Franco Ballerini
Date of publication: April 2009
160 pages (with illustrations) – size: 12x20
This book’s aim is to explain how to win in cycling races and in every sport without doping. This can be the result of a plan based on mental potentialities and called “Bread and Water”. But a more important result – especially in the opinion of the creator of this method and author of the book – could be a transformation, an evolution, a purification of sport.
So, Beltran (who has been trainer for many professional sportsmen) shows the right exercises, the best standards to train and in particular how to put in tangible form one's mental potentialities.
The book is not only addressed to professionals, but also to doctors, trainers and managers, students and teachers – especially in sports areas – and (the most important!) passionate people.
Omar Beltran comes from Argentina, but has been living in Italy for 20 years. He was a cyclist and volleyball trainer; now he is an expert of sports methodologies and is committed to motivational work with sportsmen and women in every area. He also collaborates with the “Centro Studi della Federazione Ciclistica Italiana”.
38 percorsi su piste ciclabili e greenways
38 routes along bicycle paths and greenways
Date of publication: May 2009
250 pages – size 17x24
This book offers useful information about bike tracks: it’s a selection of ideal routes to spend some time within nature and greenery, addressed to families, young people and tourists.
The itineraries are selected in order to cover all Lombardy areas; besides they include many different natural sceneries and overviews: valleys, mountains, lakes, rivers and especially the Po, alternating plain places and waterways… the main attraction remains the absence of traffic and confusion, in a context of historical and natural beauty.
This unprecedented guide is enriched with photographs, technical information, suggestions to offer safe and exciting trips.
Albano Marcarini is a town planner, cartographer and traveller. He collaborated with the “Touring Club Italiano” and with the “Istituto Geografico DeAgostini”. Moreover he writes for many magazines (for example Airone, Tuttoturismo, Amico Treno) and for the newspaper Corriere della Sera, with columns about the discover of cultural goods.
Riding his bike, Emilio Rigatti faces a new adventure.
It’s a travel from Trieste to Montenegro, set along the Adriatic, in the middle of woods and rocks, preened by sea and mountain scents. Telling the reader about islands and villages, this book offers suggestions and innovative ideas to discover wonderful places and marvellous tourist destinations.
It’s a sentimental journey, between past and present, among family memories, dream-like stony cities, unexpected encounters with strangers and local people (especially fishermen).
Leitmotif is the flag, with those lions so familiar to the author when he was a child, spectators of the anthem “Dalmazia Dalmazia”, which Rigatti’s family used to sing.
Emilio Rigatti was born in Gorizia in 1954; he is a teacher, a writer, a journalist, but above all a traveller: a bike traveller, since he has quit using the car in 2001. Many of his works are focused on travelling, by bike or not: “Minima Pedalia”, “Italia fuorirotta”, “La strada per Istanbul”.
Enrico Brizzi and Marcello Fini
THE ROAD TO JERUSALEM
Walking towards Jerusalem, the city of the three monotheist confessions, two laymen learn a new way to see the world, opening themselves to slowness and simple beauty.
author: Emilio Rigatti
the success of "La strada per Istanbul" (Road to Istanbul) and
"Yo no soy gringo", Emilio Rigatti is back again with a new adventure
Italy is bike-crossed from Trieste to Reggio Calabria, in a route deliberately aloof from main tourists’ resorts.
The portrait of a lively and marvellous “minor” Peninsula, rich of undiscovered treasures.
Two thousand cycle ride alone, or with his 12-years-old
son Amadeo, coast to coast and from north to south. Off course, far from
the tourist stereotypes, choosing a single transport: his bike, which
provides extreme calm, extreme possibility to think, extreme relationship
easiness, extreme capability to feel everything senses can convey.
Emilio Rigatti was born in Gorizia, in 1954. A teacher, journalist, writer but first of all a cycle-tourist. In 2001 he rode from Trieste to Istanbul with Paolo Rumiz and the illustrator Altan, writing at the end La strada per Istanbul which won the prize “Albatros” in 2002 for the Travel Literature. He described the pleasure and philosophy of daily cycle-travelling in Minima Pedalia, now a cult book. His last literary effort was the Latin-American reportage Yo no soy gringo, winner of the Albatros Youth Jury in 2006.
Matteo Scarabelli C'È DI MEZZO IL MARE
THE SEA BETWEEN US A travel by bicycle round the Mediterranean sea
series: Altri Terre/12
author: Matteo Scarabelli
price: € 16,50
published May 2007
The Mediterranean discovered by bicycle. A 13.000 km long adventure on pedals, through three continents and 20 countries.