Author: Paco Ignacio Taibo II
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
La joven periodista Olga Lavanderos esta empeñada en descubrir qué hay detrás de los crímenes que investiga, para publicar sus hallazgos en el diario La Capital. Acompañada de un niño de cuatro años, que habla español como futbolista brasileño, y de su abuelo, prófugo durante cincuenta años tras huir con un barco repleto de petróleo el día de la expropiación petrolera, Olga desciende a los infiernos del DF. Su voluntad inquebrantable la lleva a jugarse la vida, con el único objetivo de encontrar la verdad y conseguir algo de justicia en una de las ciudades más corruptas del planeta. Con un sentido del humor hilarante y un ritmo excepcional, en Sintiendo que el campo de batalla... Y Pero tú sabes bien que todo es imposible, Paco Ignacio Taibo II rinde homenaje al periodismo, "la última pinche barrera que nos impide caer en la barbarie", a través de la periodista más entrañable de la narrativa policiaca mexicana.
Vida Con Mi Viuda
Author: Jose Agustin
Author: James H. Brown
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
In Macroecology, James H. Brown proposes a radical new research agenda designed to broaden the scope of ecology to encompass vast geographical areas and very long time spans. While much ecological research is narrowly focused and experimental, providing detailed information that cannot be used to generalize from one ecological community or time period to another, macroecology draws on data from many disciplines to create a less detailed but much broader picture with greater potential for generalization. Integrating data from ecology, systematics, evolutionary biology, paleobiology, and biogeography to investigate problems that could only be addressed on a much smaller scale by traditional approaches, macroecology provides a richer, more complete understanding of how patterns of life have moved across the earth over time. Brown also demonstrates the advantages of macroecology for conservation, showing how it allows scientists to look beyond endangered species and ecological communities to consider the long history and large geographic scale of human impacts. An important reassessment of the direction of ecology by one of the most influential thinkers in the field, this work will shape future research in ecology and other disciplines. "This approach may well mark a major new turn in the road in the history of ecology, and I find it extremely exciting. The scope of Macroecology is tremendous and the book makes use of its author's exceptionally broad experience and knowledge. An excellent and important book."—Lawrence R. Heaney, Center for Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, the Field Museum
Good Good Father
Author: Chris Tomlin, Pat Barrett
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Inspired by the #1 hit song “Good Good Father,” as heard on Chris Tomlin’s new album You’ve heard a thousand stories of what the good King is like. Now discover His great love for your child! Grammy Award-winning music artist, Chris Tomlin, and Pat Barrett (Housefires), team up to tell the story of a little bear named Tucker whose life and townspeople are forever changed when they learn just how great the King’s love is for them. When Tucker’s friends need help, he goes to see the King who lives in a castle where the door is always open. Tucker wants to take the perfect gift to the King in hopes he will be convinced to help. Along the way, Tucker encounters a variety of humorous animals filled with advice who leave him confused about what the King is like. He doubts whether the King would be willing to help. Just as Tucker is ready to give up, he meets the King who runs to him with open arms offering love, acceptance, and help. With whimsical art created by Lorna Hussey, this precious story will leave children, young and old, reassured that God is a good, good Father, and they are loved by Him.
Publisher: Panarea Digital
Mafalda, la niña de 6 años que ha enamorado millones de corazones en América Latina y el mundo, llega a Google Play con su gusto por los Beatles, los panqueques y la lectura, la tele (menos la series), correr al aire libre y jugar a los cowboys. Este personaje ha sido inspiración de muchos, otros tantos aprendieron a leer con ella. Mafalda es un símbolo de libertad y de los derechos del niño; ella odia la sopa y no soporta la injusticia, la guerra, la violencia y el racismo. Le gustaría trabajar en la ONU cuando sea grande para ayudar al mundo. Es contestataria e inocente a la vez, una combinación que seguro te atraerá. Las reflexiones que plantea y los valores que enseña, son buenas razones para leer sus tiras cómicas en familia. Descarga y comparte sus 11 libros, ahora disponibles para Google Play. Que la disfrutes.
When the Past Is Always Present: Emotional Traumatization, Causes, and Cures introduces several new ideas about trauma and trauma treatment. The first of these is that another way to treat disorders arising from the mind/brain may be to use the senses. This idea, which is at the core of psychosensory therapy, forms what the author considers the "third pillar" of trauma treatment (the first and second pillars being psychotherapy and psychopharmacology). Psychosensory therapy postulates that sensory input—for example, touch—creates extrasensory activity that alters brain function and the way we respond to stimuli. The second idea presented in this book is that traumatization is encoded in the amygdala only under special circumstances. Thus, by understanding what makes an individual resistant to traumatization we can offer a way of preventing it. The third idea is that traumatization occurs because we cannot find a haven during the event. This is the cornerstone of havening, the particular form of psychosensory therapy described in the book. Using evolutionary biological principles and recently published neuroscientific studies, this book outlines in detail how havening touch de-links the emotional experience from a trauma, essentially making it just an ordinary memory. Once done, the event no longer causes distress.
Mafalda and Friends
Publisher: De LA Flor S.R.L. Ediciones
Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
1973. Professor Periklis Harvatis, working alone and late into the night on an important archaeological dig, unearths a magnificent golden vase upon which the enigmatic images of a long-lost second Odyssey are engraved, showing the mystery of Ulysses' final voyage. But in the very same chamber, the Professor sees something so frightening that less than seven hours later he dies . . . but not before he has ensured the safety of the vase. Ten years later, a series of gruesome deaths connected to the rape and murder during the student protests in Athens of a Greek woman, on the same night as Professor Harvatis's discovery, is perplexing the authorities. Each atrocity is accompanied by a dire quotation from the ancient sources, exposing an ingeniously cruel mind. Who is behind these murders? How are these two events connected? And what is the significance of the age-old prophecy of the Odyssey?
Author: Robert E. Goodin, James Mahmud Rice, Antti Parpo, Lina Eriksson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A healthy work-life balance has become increasingly important to people trying to cope with the pressures of contemporary society. This trend highlights the fallacy of assessing well-being in terms of finance alone; how much time we have matters just as much as how much money. The authors of this book have developed a novel way to measure 'discretionary time': time which is free to spend as one pleases. Exploring data from the US, Australia, Germany, France, Sweden and Finland, they show that temporal autonomy varies substantially across different countries and under different living conditions. By calibrating how much control people have over their time, and how much they could have under alternative welfare, gender or household arrangements, this book offers a new perspective for comparative cross-national enquiries into the temporal aspects of human welfare.
In this book, prominent social scientists describe quantitative models in economics, history, sociology, political science, and psychology.
The Shadow of the Shadow
Author: Paco Ignacio, Paco Ignacio Taibo II
The Shadow of the Shadow follows four men who meet to play dominos in a hotel bar in Mexico City in 1922. They are a motley group-a gun-toting poet who makes a living writing advertisements for patent medicine, a radical Chinese-Mexican union organizer, a lawyer who represents prostitutes, and a newspaper crime reporter who churns out pages of copy "like links of sausage in a chorizo factory."Left to their own devices, the group would have waited out Carranza's presidency in their own quietly besotted fashion, ignoring the betrayal of the Mexican Revolution. But they witness a series of strangely related murders and begin to suspect a conspiracy involving the oil-rich lands of the Gulf Coast, greedy army officers, and American industrialists.Critics have hailed The Shadow of the Shadow as the best of Paco Ignacio Taibo II's historical novels. Issues of oil, American imperialism, extortion, and government corruption give the novel a distinctly contemporary ring.
Calling all heroes
Author: Paco Ignacio Taibo
Publisher: Plover Pr
When New Flowers Bloomed
Author: Enrique Jaramillo Levi
Publisher: Latin Amer Literary Review Press
AUTHORS for WHEN NEW FLOWERS BLOOMED: SHORT STORIES BY WOMEN WRITERS FROM COSTA RICA & PANAMA, Latin American Literary Review Press, 1991. WOMEN WRITERS FROM COSTA RICA--Delfina Collado--Carmen Lyra--Emilia Macaya--Rosibel Morera--Carmen Naranjo--Eunice Odio--Yolanda Oreamuno--Julieta Pinto--Victoria Urbano--Rima de Vallbona. WOMEN WRITERS FROM PANAMA-- Lilia Algandona--Giovanna Benedetti--Rosa Maria Britton--Griselda Lopez--Moravia Ochoa Lopez--Bertalicia Peralta--Bessy Reyna--Graciela Rojas Sucre--Isis Tejeira. TRANSLATORS for WHEN NEW FLOWERS BLOOMED: SHORT STORIES BY WOMEN WRITERS FROM COSTA RICA & PANAMA. Latin American Review Press, 1991--Zoe Anglesey--Linda Britt--Leland H. Chambers--Irene del Corral--Virginia Edwards--Elizabeth Gamble Miller--Marinell James--Robert Kramer--Sabina Lask-Spinac--Gloria de Moya Nichols--Don Sanders--Julia Shirek Smith--Birgitta Vance--Samuel A. Zimmerman--Clark M. Zlotchew.