Is there an art to drinking alcohol? Can drinking ever be a virtue? The Renaissance humanist and neoclassical poet Vincent Obsopoeus (ca. 1498–1539) thought so. In the winelands of sixteenth-century Germany, he witnessed the birth of a poisonous new culture of bingeing, hazing, peer pressure, and co..
Through the story we give children a universe from which to interpret and understand the reality that surrounds them. The pages of this book reveal the keys to understanding how to transform the simple act of telling a story into an art. Something that can change the future of your children or stude..
The book explains how to create group dynamics, how to generate a good environment, how to encourage teamwork, how to make yourself understood, how to manage time, how to manage new digital technologies and more... A manual which incorporates practical information. A fundamental tool for teachers...
A masterful synthesis of the art of Chinese strategy, according to classical sources: Confucius, Lao Tse, the 'I Ching' or 'The Art of War' by Sun Tzu. This ancient wisdom, based on a deep understanding of human nature, is changing the concepts of negotiation. A book that provides an intelligent and..
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..
Climate Change in Human History provides an up-to-date and concise introduction to the relationship between human beings and climate change throughout history. Starting with periods hundreds of thousands of years ago and continuing up to the present day, the book illustrates how natural climate vari..
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 ..
Our world is changing faster and faster. How are we reacting to it? Some celebrate the digital future with terrifying naivete, waiting for changes like weather events. Politicians don't seem to take this radical change serious. Others warn of the dictatorship of the Silicon Valley digital corporatio..
Your brain puts a sensory system at your disposal for the perception of the environment, a nervous system for the control of the motor apparatus, as well as an integrated consciousness to discern and decide. The journalist Marco Magrini explains how your brain works so that you understand how, and a..
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. / ..