Luciano Lupini

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (488 of 568)
Location: Caracas Venezuela
Birthday: 31 Oct
In My Own Words:
Just an avid reader. Although I have published several works in the legal field, my private interests are philosophy, history and classic literature....... Poetry ? 'I have always known That at last I would Take this road, but yesterday I did not know that it would be today.' NARIHIRA


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,199,308 - Total Helpful Votes: 488 of 568
Hubbert's Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage by Kenneth S. Deffeyes
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Are you concerned about the current oil and gasoline prices? Do you want to understand what will happen in the future with energy and our standard of living? Then you must read this book. And you will learn that in 1956 a geologist working for Shell Oil, M. King Hubbert, made a prediction (in a paper titled "Nuclear Energy and the Fossil Fuels"). Hubbert then predicted that all U.S. oil production would peak in the early 1970s. At the beginning, all the experts and gurus discarded this men's prediction. But he was right, because U.S. oil production peaked out in 1970. Afterwards, mainly in the 1990s, geologists, oil engineers and analysts began referring to Hubbert's Peak, and… Read more
Fourteen Byzantine Rulers: The Chronographia of Mi&hellip by Michael Psellus
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Fine edition of an oft forgotten (but indeed important) opus in Byzantine literature and history. The author, Michael Psellus (1018-1078 A.D.), born of an aristocratic family, was a pupil of John Mauropous (Archbishop of Euchaita), became Professor of Rhetoric and then, after being introduced to the court by Michael V, rose to be a first hand spectator of the rise and demise of several emperors, having occupied the posts of Secretary of State, Prime Minister and Grand Chamberlain. This explains why this is a valuable memoir of a contemporary witness to Byzantine life and the workings of the imperial court, under several rulers, from the reign of Basil II (976-1025) to the reign of Michael… Read more
The Invasion of Europe by the Barbarians by Jb Bury
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
An easily readable introduction to the period of the barbarian invasions that led to important transformations of the Roman Empire, paved the way to its dismemberment, and started the transition from roman to medieval Europe, from A. D. 247 until the fifth century. From the historical perspective, of importance is the insistence of the author on the gradual encroachment of Barbarism upon Romanism during this period. The author, Professor Bury, was appointed (in 1902) successor to Lord Acton as holder of the Chair of Modern History at the University of Cambridge. A reputed scholar, he is well known for his illustrated edition of Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1909) as well… Read more