The Book of Tea is a long essay linking the role of tea (teaism) to the aesthetic and cultural aspects of Japanese life. Addressed to a western audience, it was originally written in English and is one of the great English tea classics. The book emphasizes how Teaism taught the Japanese many things...
Sleight of Mouth is about the magic of words and language. Language is one of the key representational systems from which we build our mental models of the world and has a tremendous influence upon how we perceive and respond to the world around us. As Sigmund Freud pointed out, "Words and magic wer..
Do you know why "mama" is a word understood in nearly all languages? And why Cinderella's glass slipper was so important to the Prince? A revolutionary book that offers a rare opportunity for both women and men to see our cultural heritage in a fresh light. / ¿Sabes de dónde viene la leyenda de que..
Humans are the only living beings that can express our thoughts and feelings in writing, so this book helps readers build a lifestyle that includes creative exercise training, to increase brain health and work and social performance throughout life. / Los humanos somos los únicos seres vivos que po..
This book is about plants, but it is not a treatise on botany. Through its pages, you will learn how plants have influenced our culture, how they feed, how they live, how they relate, how they reproduce and what mechanisms they have to defend themselves or adapt to the environment. / «Complejas, at..
Did you know that Aeschylus had the dumbest death in history, that the language of Cicero ended up hanging in the Forum of Rome or that Dante fell asleep in the middle of a sentence? Writers are judged by their works, but what do they hide behind them? Discover the other side of Universal Literature..
This book delves into the history of the opera and its main authors, singers, and musicians throughout history by telling anecdotes and revealing surprising curiosities. / «Una ópera es una historia en la que una soprano y un tenor luchan para acostarse y un barítono se lo impide» (Bernard Shaw). E..
Since when do we find dinosaur bones? Who came up with calling them that? Francesc Gascó addresses the complete history of our relationship with dinosaurs, from that love story that were the first fossil remains found and scientifically interpreted to the latest recent discoveries, accompanied by my..
Lighthouses are part of the history of our world. They have always been the connection of navigators with the coasts. They are their guide, their safety, and their company. In this book, you will find stories, experiences and curiosities of the inhabitants of the lighthouse. / ¿Sabías que cientos d..
This was not in my motoring history book brings together numerous anecdotes and curiosities that have arisen throughout the history of the automobile, many of them strange to the general public and even to many car enthusiasts. An entertaining book that does not seek to establish any treatise on the..
What is the arithmetic triangle? What is the purpose of the summation symbol? How did the architects of the 17th century calculate their structures? These and many other questions about Mathematics will be solved in this enjoyable and revealing book. / ¿Qué es el triángulo aritmético y qué relación..
Pathogenic bacteria has existed since the dawn of humanity, here long before we appeared as a species, and will continue to live when we are extinct. Get ready to enjoy the story of how we have faced (winning and losing) the all-powerful pathogenic bacteria. This is the history of fighting disease. ..