Venice Revealed PDF ePub eBook

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Venice Revealed free pdf Surrounded by the sea, cut by as many canals as streets, the city of Venice is unique. Built on fill reinforced with pilings made of huge tree trunks, it defies nature and belief. No city has been more often painted or written about, and it has been a tourist destination for centuries for its food, cafe and street life. But Venice is dying, literally sinking into the sea, and its beauty has drawn so many visitors that ordinary citizens can no longer afford to live there. Paolo Barbaro returned to Venice after a career abroad and in this illuminating book he describes the rediscovery of a city, which has lost none of its power to charm, dazzle and take one's breath away. The passion in the author's plea for the salvation of his native city has a deeper source than nostalgia. If humankind cannot stir itself to save Venice, what hope is there for other endangered cities, places and animals?

About Paolo Barbaro

Paolo Barbaro left Venice in his twenties and worked as a civil engineer around the world before returning to his native city, where he now lives on the Rio di Santa Margherita in the Dorsoduro area. He is an award-winning author of sixteen books, both fiction and non-fiction.

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Author : Paolo Barbaro
Publisher : Souvenir Press Ltd
Data Published : 30 April 2002
ISBN : 0285636359
EAN : 9780285636354
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 233 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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