John Stuart Mill was a prodigious thinker who challenged the beliefs of his age. His book, The Subjection of Women, is one of the earliest written on this subject by a male author. Mill stresses the importance of sexual equality, attempts to make a case for perfect equality and role changes within m..
The author reveals the creative process of the band in the studio. How they achieved the sounds on their most famous songs. Brings the dynamics of the band, from the relentless (and increasingly mean-spirited) competition between Lennon and McCartney to the infighting and frustration that brought a ..
It is well known that the brave bull constitutes a unique and unrepeatable animal, not only as a living exponent of an unusual genetic perfection, but also for the essential function that it holds in the fight and what it supposes as one of the last forms of extensive cattle industry that persist in..
In 1980, an inexperienced Leonardo Padura joined the editorial staff of El Caimán Barbudo, a publication of young Cuban creators financed by the State. Together with a group of colleagues, they insinuated a renovation, which three years later led to the expulsion of these restless «intellectuals». P..
Do living beings share that seventh sense of danger with animals? Is it possible that our smell is even better than that of a dog? Why does our immune system react to the colors and scent of the woods?..
Beyond statistics, beyond whether to raise, call, or fold, Elements of Poker reveals a new world of profitability for your bankroll and your life. You know tilt costs you money, but do you know how to make it go away? You know position is important, but do you know how to cash in that knowledge? Ele..
Brian O'Connor argues that the case against an indifference to work and effort is flawed--and that idle aimlessness may allow for freedom. A thought-provoking reconsideration of productivity, Idleness shows that no theory of what it means to have a free mind can exclude idleness from the conversatio..
The dream of immortality. These days, scientific immortality is investigated in Neurology, Medicine, Pharmacology, Theoretical Physics, and Applied Physics. There is already a date to build a human being not only immortal, but as invulnerable as possible: 2050 or, at the latest, the end of the 21st ..
We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection. Preeminent author and researcher Sherry Turkle has been studying digital culture for over 30 years. Long an enthusiast for its possibilities, here she investigates a..
Something more than a hunch, something less than knowledge. That is what this book contains. If it could speak, it would have to in a low voice, because of the secretive and whispering nature of the material. A reflection on rumors, half-truths, secrets and lies. / Algo más que un pálpito, algo me..
In the eighties, a twenty-year-old Houellebecq grabs at random a book of aphorisms by Schopenhauer and has a revelation: he discovers in him a soul mate, an alter ego of the past, a teacher. That fateful day ended up leading to this book, a kind of dialogue between two people separated by time. / T..
With this complete corpus of private letters and notes by the poet Miguel Hernández (Orihuela, 1910-Alicante, 1942), we can better understand the exemplary personality and concerns of a model and committed writer during a turbulent time in Spain. / A través de las misivas se conoce profundamente al..