The author asks why writers no longer speak in their books about poverty; he notices the difficulties of the relations between parents and children; advises young writers to be patient and courageous; meditates on the annoying nature of sermons; praises the physical and mental pleasures of music. / ..
The Art of Always Being Right catalogues the 38 subtle tricks businessmen, negotiators, politicians, and lawyers use to gain advantage. It may well be that you are in the right. But once you enter into a debate with someone else being right is not enough- you need to parry moves designed to throw yo..
Richard Sennett highlights the concept of craftwork activities, which includes the ancient professions of potter or glassblower as well as the creator of Wikipedia, or even the ability of parents to educate their children. In this way, craftsmanship understands “cultural material” and “tacit knowled..
Mina Holland demystifies the flavours, ingredients, and techniques at the heart of 39 different cuisines. Learn to recreate dishes from South Indian Coconut Fish Curry to the ultimate Caribbean Jerk Chicken. With snippets of stories, history and wisdom from the world's most seasoned food experts, Th..
McTaggart describes scientific discoveries that point to a unifying concept of the universe, one that reconciles mind with matter, classic Newtonian science with quantum physics and, science with religion. McTaggart asserts that the zero point field or "dead space" is a "cobweb of energy exchange" t..
The Western Canon. The Books and School of the age
An unorthodox, provocative and controversial book from the most influential literary critic of our times. A canon of western literature which studies at depth the works of 26 key authors (from Dante to Beckett, stopping at Shakespeare, Cervantes, Tolstoy, Proust, Virginia Woolf and Borges along the ..
Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious heart of our existence. This is the story of how your life shapes your brain. / ..
The Left-Handed Brain and Other Stories of Science
A wide collection of more than two hundred chapters dealing with historical aspects of the study of the brain and also the connections between neuroscientific research and art, literature, politics, history, and above all our daily life. / Historias de la neurociencia se ha convertido, libro a libr..
The history of science is the story of an incredible adventure that reflects the paradoxes of the human condition. This book leads us through some of the most suggestive aspects of the greatest enterprise of human beings: strocks of luck, coups of grace, conflicts or flashes of genius. / En la líne..
For many years, Parker Palmer has worked on behalf of teachers and others who choose their vocations for reasons of the heart but may lose heart because of the troubled, sometimes toxic systems in which they work. Hundreds of thousands of readers have benefited from his approach in THE COURAGE TO TE..
On November 25, 1915, a young physicist, Albert Einstein, gave a lecture in Berlin that changed our concept of cosmos. This book describes the intellectual adventure which led Einstein to discover Relativity and the secret of the laws that govern nature. / El 25 de noviembre de 1915 un joven físico..
Associated with laziness, naps contravenes a principle of the modern world: the productive drive. However, this habit has evolved into a core productivity tool, a healthy routine, and even a cool practice. Naps are an art of resting. An event capable of slowing down and transforming the present rhyt..