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  • ¡A Su Salud!: Spanish for Health Professionals, Classroom Edition: With Online Media (English and Spanish Edition) [Christine E. Cotton - Elizabeth Ely Tolman - Julia Cardona Mack - Chapel Hill UNC] (Tapa Blanda)
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    ¡A Su Salud!: Spanish for Health Professionals, Classroom Edition: With Online Media (English and Spanish Edition) [Christine E. Cotton - Elizabeth Ely Tolman - Julia Cardona Mack - Chapel Hill UNC] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Christine E. Cotton, Elizabeth Ely Tolman, Julia Cardona - Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300214451- Páginas: 456- Dimensiones: 27.94cm. x 21.59cm. x 1.90cm.- Peso: 1.17 kg.- Descripción:¡A Su Salud!: Spanish for Health Professionals, Classroom Edition is an intermediate-level Spanish language program designed for students and practicing healthcare professionals. Learners work with vocabulary and grammar within the context of a telenovela called La comunidad, which features authentic Spanish spoken by native speakers in a variety of accents.This revised edition is ideal for classroom use and includes online access to the media program.Major features of the revised program include:Online media which includes the 96-minute telenovela drama La comunidad, as well as dozens of additional clips that help students practice their language skills and learn more about the culture of their Hispanic patientsNew readings from external sources on medical topics that spark student discussionDozens of exercises from the original interactive DVD-ROM program have been incorporated into the textbookA Recursos website with links to important language, culture, and health-related sites...
  • "A Rich Spot of Earth": Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello [Peter J. Hatch] (Tapa Blanda)
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    "A Rich Spot of Earth": Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello [Peter J. Hatch] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Peter J. Hatch- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300208627- Páginas: 280- Dimensiones: 26.04cm. x 21.46cm. x 1.96cm.- Peso: 1.15 kg.- Descripción:Were Thomas Jefferson to walk the grounds of Monticello today, he would no doubt feel fully at home in the 1,000-foot terraced vegetable garden where the very vegetables and herbs he favored are thriving. Extensively and painstakingly restored under Peter J. Hatch's brilliant direction, Jefferson's unique vegetable garden now boasts the same medley of plants he enthusiastically cultivated in the early nineteenth century. The garden is a living expression of Jefferson's genius and his distinctly American attitudes. Its impact on the culinary, garden, and landscape history of the United States continues to the present day.Graced with more than 200 full-color illustrations, "A Rich Spot of Earth" is the first book devoted to all aspects of the Monticello vegetable garden. Hatch guides us from the asparagus and artichokes first planted in 1770 through the horticultural experiments of Jefferson's retirement years (1809–1826). The author explores topics ranging from labor in the garden, garden pests of the time, and seed saving practices to contemporary African American gardens. He also discusses Jefferson's favorite vegetables and the hundreds of varieties he grew, the half-Virginian half-French cuisine he developed, and the gardening traditions he adapted from many other countries...
  • 001: The Architecture of the Roman Empire, Volume 1: An Introductory Study, Revised Edition (Yale Publications in the History of Art) [William L. MacDonald] (Tapa Blanda)
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    001: The Architecture of the Roman Empire, Volume 1: An Introductory Study, Revised Edition (Yale Publications in the History of Art) [William L. MacDonald] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: William L. MacDonald- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300028195- Páginas: 225- Dimensiones: 27.89cm. x 20.35cm. x 2.90cm.- Peso: 1.19 kg.- Descripción:First published in 1965 and now available in a revised edition, The Architecture of the Roman Empire has been hailed as a comprehensive and penetrating account of the rise of Roman Imperial architecture, an architecture whose great vaulted spaces and monumental exteriors defined such terms as "palace" and "Pantheon" for all time.William L. MacDonald documents the genesis of this new architecture by describing, analyzing, and evaluating four key monuments erected in Rome between A.D. 60 and 130: the palaces of Nero and Domitian, the first true palaces of Europe; Trajans Markets (besides his Forum), a superb example of Romes highly original social architecture; and the mighty Pantheon. Planned and constructed for the paramount city of the Empire, these building radically altered the history of design and construction. The essentially urban architecture they defined soon appeared in hundreds of prosperous cities and towns, evoking an imagery of Rome throughout its dominions and later carrying many Roman concepts of design into Mediterranean and European architecture.The emphasis throughout is upon the direct testimony of the buildings as they stand today, and the text is augmented by many plans, reconstructions, and photographs. For the revised edition MacDonald has updated the bibliography and added a new chapter in which he reviews recent studies and continues to probe questions of style and significance that he raised earlier. This book stands as one of lasting value to architectural historians, archaeologists, and the classicists as well as to students of ancient history and culture...
  • 002: The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787: 1937 Revised Edition in Four Volumes, Volume 2 (Tapa Blanda)
    Precio:  $3,449.00

    002: The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787: 1937 Revised Edition in Four Volumes, Volume 2 (Tapa Blanda)

    - Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300000818- Páginas: 667- Dimensiones: 20.32cm. x 14.48cm. x 4.27cm.- Peso: 0.73 kg.- Descripción:The Federal Convention of 1787 engaged in the great and complex labor of framing the constitution for the union of the states. For thirty years afterwards, little was known of its deliberations, and nothing official was published. The variety of versions which began to appear thereafter tended to confuse rather than clarify the situation. When Mr. Farrand undertook the voluminous task of gathering into a single unit all available records which had been written or published by the Convention participants, he found that accuracy became the most important and the most difficult aspect of his task. Yet the accuracy he achieved has proved to be the most significant feature of his undertaking. The thoroughness of his research has made The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787 the one most authoritative source for students of constitutional law as well as lawyers and legislators who seek to understand the spirit of the Constitution in their interpretations of its provisions.The documents are reprinted exactly from the originals and presented in chronological sequence. Throughout Mr. Farrand discriminated carefully between statements of proceedings in the Convention and theoretical interpretations of clauses in the constitution, including only the former in his work. His footnotes provide cross references to the most important subjects and his general index is as exhaustive as possible. He also includes a special index, giving references for every clause in the adopted Constitution to enable the reader to trace the origin and development of any particular clause and to find every item within the Records that bears upon it. Originally published in 1911 in three volumes, the Revised Edition, published in 1937, incorporated in a fourth supplementary volume new material which came to light after the first printing. The Yale University Press is now pleased to announce the publication of the four-volume Revised Edition in paper-bound format. “Will now be the standard authority on the work of Constitutional convention of 1787."—New York Times “Historians and constitutional lawyers have long desired to see all the records that exist of the formation of the Federal constitution, gathered into a record which shall be at once correct, critical, and comprehensive. Their wish is now gratified."—The Natio...
  • 003: The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms: Vol. 3: The Phenomenology of Knowledge [Ernst Cassirer] (Tapa Blanda)
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    003: The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms: Vol. 3: The Phenomenology of Knowledge [Ernst Cassirer] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Ernst Cassirer- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300000399- Páginas: 528- Dimensiones: 21.59cm. x 14.00cm. x 2.95cm.- Peso: 0.67 kg.- Descripción:The Symbolic Forms has long been considered the greatest of Cassirers works.  Into it he poured all the resources of his vast learning about language and myth, religion, art, and science—the various creative symbolizing activities and constructions through which man has expressed himself and given intelligible objective form to this experience.  “These three volumes alone (apart from Cassirers other papers and books) make an outstanding contribution to epistemology and to the human power of abstraction.  It is rather as if ‘The Golden Bough had been written in philosophical rather than in historical terms."—F.I.G. Rawlins, Natur...
  • 100 Dresses: The Costume Institute / The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Tapa Blanda)
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    100 Dresses: The Costume Institute / The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Tapa Blanda)

    - Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300166552- Páginas: 232- Dimensiones: 25.70cm. x 18.64cm. x 2.39cm.- Peso: 1.05 kg.- Descripción:What woman can resist imagining herself in a beautiful designer dress?A Here, for the first time ever, are 100 fabulous gowns from the permanent collection of the renowned Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, each of which is a reminder of the ways fashion reflectsA the broader culture that created it.Featuring designs by Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, Madame Gres, Yves Saint Laurent, Gianni Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, and many others, this one-of-a-kind collectionA presents aA stunning variety of garments. Ranging from the buttoned-up gowns of the late 17th century to the cutting-edge designs of the early 21st, the dresses reflect the sensibilities and excesses of each era while providing a vivid picture of how styles have changedasometimes radicallyaover the years.A A late 1600s wool dress with a surprising splash of silver thread; a large-bustled red satin dress from the 1800s; a short, shimmery 1920s dancing dress;A a glamorous 1950s cocktail dress; and a 1960s minidressaeach tells a story aboutA its periodA and serves as a testament to the enduring ingenuity of the fashion designers art.Images of the dresses are accompanied by informative text and enhanced by close-up details as well as runway photos, fashion plates, works of art, and portraits of designers. A glossary of related terms is also included...
  • 100 Million Unnecessary Returns: A Simple, Fair, and Competitive Tax Plan for the United States; With a New Introduction [Michael J. Graetz] (Tapa Blanda)
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    100 Million Unnecessary Returns: A Simple, Fair, and Competitive Tax Plan for the United States; With a New Introduction [Michael J. Graetz] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Michael J. Graetz- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300164572- Páginas: 288- Dimensiones: 21.59cm. x 14.00cm. x 1.63cm.- Peso: 0.40 kg.- Descripción:To most Americans, the United States tax code has become a vast and confounding puzzle. In 1940, the instructions to the form 1040 were about four pages long.  Today they have ballooned to more than a hundred pages, and the form itself contains more than ten schedules and twenty worksheets. The complete tax code totals about 2.8 million words about four times the length of War and Peace. In this intriguing book, Michael Graetz maintains that our tax code has become a tangle of loopholes, paperwork, and inconsistencies a massive social program that fails tests of simplicity and fairness. More important, our tax system has failed to keep pace with the changing economy, creating burdens and wastes of resources that weigh our nation down. Graetz offers a solution. Imagine a world in which most Americans pay no income tax at all, and those who do enjoy a far simpler tax process all this without decreasing government revenues or removing key incentives for employer-sponsored health care plans and pensions. As Graetz adeptly and clearly describes, this world is within our grasp...
  • 100 Shoes: The Costume Institute / The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Tapa Blanda)
    Precio:  $1,839.00

    100 Shoes: The Costume Institute / The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Tapa Blanda)

    - Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300172409- Páginas: 232- Dimensiones: 18.75cm. x 25.96cm. x 2.41cm.- Peso: 1.02 kg.- Descripción:A hundred pairs of shoes, from the 16th to the 21st century, paint a vivid picture of how shoe styles have changedasometimes radicallyaover the years. They also reveal how some trends have reappeared throughout the ages. For instance, platform shoes were worn by fashionable Venetian women from the 15th to the 17th century and by Manchu Chinese women in the 1800s. In the late 1930s, Salvatore Ferragamo introduced a modern version of the platform shoe, and updated versions appeared in the 1970s and 1990s.A Beautifully designed and produced, this brilliant follow-up to the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 100 Dresses presents examples of fashionable footwear in a range of styles, from flats to stilettos and everything in between. Among them are shoes designed by Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Roger Vivier, and Vivienne Westwood. Images of the shoes are accompanied by informative text and enhanced by works of art, contemporary photos, and portraits of designers. Sure to spark the imaginations of anyone interested in fashion and design, 100 Shoes details how women have used these essential fashion accessories to elevate their style, stature, and status throughout the centuries. An introduction by fashion-forward actress Sarah Jessica Parker adds to the accessibility and appeal of this delightful volume.A...
  • 13.8: The Quest to Find the True Age of the Universe and the Theory of Everything [John Gribbin] (Tapa Dura)
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    13.8: The Quest to Find the True Age of the Universe and the Theory of Everything [John Gribbin] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: John Gribbin- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300218275- Páginas: 256- Dimensiones: 23.62cm. x 16.51cm. x 2.79cm.- Peso: 0.79 kg.- Descripción:A celebrated astronomer makes a powerful case for the harmony between two of physics most important and seemingly contradictory theories The twentieth century gave us two great theories of physics. The general theory of relativity describes the behavior of very large things, and quantum theory the behavior of very small things. In this landmark book, John Gribbinaone of the best-known science writers of the past thirty yearsapresents his own version of the Holy Grail of physics, the search that has been going on for decades to find a unified aTheory of Everythinga that combines these ideas into one mathematical package, a single equation that could be printed on a T-shirt, containing the answer to life, the Universe, and everything. With his inimitable mixture of science, history, and biography, Gribbin shows howadespite skepticism among many physicistsathese two great theories are very compatible, and point to a deep truth about the nature of our existence. The answer lies, intriguingly, with the age of the universe: 13.8 billion years...
  • 1587, A Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty in Decline [Ray Huang] (Tapa Blanda)
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    1587, A Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty in Decline [Ray Huang] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Ray Huang- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300028843- Páginas: 280- Dimensiones: 2.06cm. x 23.42cm. x 15.54cm.- Peso: 0.50 kg.- Descripción:In 1587, the Year of the Pig, nothing very special happened in China. Yet in the seemingly unspectacular events of this ordinary year, Ray Huang finds exemplified the roots of China's perennial inability to adapt to change. With fascinating accounts of the lives of seven prominent officials, he fashions a remarkably vivid portrayal of the court and the ruling class of late imperial China. In revealing the subtle but inexorable forces that brought about the paralysis and final collapse of the Ming dynasty, Huang offers the reader perspective into the problems China has faced through the centuries...
  • 1688: The First Modern Revolution (The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History) [Steve Pincus] (Tapa Blanda)
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    1688: The First Modern Revolution (The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History) [Steve Pincus] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Steve Pincus- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300171433- Páginas: 664- Dimensiones: 25.40cm. x 17.81cm. x 3.56cm.- Peso: 1.25 kg.- Descripción:For two hundred years historians have viewed Englands Glorious Revolution of 1688a1689 as an un-revolutionary revolutionabloodless, consensual, aristocratic, and above all, sensible. In this brilliant new interpretation Steve Pincus refutes this traditional view. By expanding the interpretive lens to include a broader geographical and chronological frame, Pincus demonstrates that Englands revolution was a European event, that it took place over a number of years, not months, and that it had repercussions in India, North America, the West Indies, and throughout continental Europe. His rich historical narrative, based on masses of new archival research, traces the transformation of English foreign policy, religious culture, and political economy that, he argues, was the intended consequence of the revolutionaries of 1688a1689. James II developed a modernization program that emphasized centralized control, repression of dissidents, and territorial empire. The revolutionaries, by contrast, took advantage of the new economic possibilities to create a bureaucratic but participatory state. The postrevolutionary English state emphasized its ideological break with the past and envisioned itself as continuing to evolve. All of this, argues Pincus, makes the Glorious Revolutionanot the French Revolutionathe first truly modern revolution. This wide-ranging book reenvisions the nature of the Glorious Revolution and of revolutions in general, the causes and consequences of commercialization, the nature of liberalism, and ultimately the origins and contours of modernity itself...
  • 1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War [Benny Morris] (Tapa Blanda)
    Precio:  $1,729.00

    1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War [Benny Morris] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Benny Morris- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300151121- Páginas: 544- Dimensiones: 4.06cm. x 22.86cm. x 15.24cm.- Peso: 0.72 kg.- Descripción:This history of the foundational war in the Arab-Israeli conflict is groundbreaking, objective, and deeply revisionist. A riveting account of the military engagements, it also focuses on the war's political dimensions. Benny Morris probes the motives and aims of the protagonists on the basis of newly opened Israeli and Western documentation. The Arab side―where the archives are still closed―is illuminated with the help of intelligence and diplomatic materials. Morris stresses the jihadi character of the two-stage Arab assault on the Jewish community in Palestine. Throughout, he examines the dialectic between the war's military and political developments and highlights the military impetus in the creation of the refugee problem, which was a by-product of the disintegration of Palestinian Arab society. The book thoroughly investigates the role of the Great Powers―Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union―in shaping the conflict and its tentative termination in 1949. Morris looks both at high politics and general staff decision-making processes and at the nitty-gritty of combat in the successive battles that resulted in the emergence of the State of Israel and the humiliation of the Arab world, a humiliation that underlies the continued Arab antagonism toward Israel....
  • 23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement [Keramet Reiter] (Tapa Dura)
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    23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement [Keramet Reiter] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Keramet Reiter- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300211467- Páginas: 312- Dimensiones: 23.50cm. x 15.54cm. x 2.69cm.- Peso: 0.79 kg.- Descripción:How Americas prisons turned a "brutal and inhumane" practice into standard procedure Originally meant to be brief and exceptional, solitary confinement in U.S. prisons has become long-term and common. Prisoners spend twenty-three hours a day in featureless cells, with no visitors or human contact for years on end, and they are held entirely at administrators discretion. Keramet Reiter tells the history of one "supermax," Californias Pelican Bay State Prison, whose extreme conditions recently sparked a statewide hunger strike by 30,000 prisoners. This book describes how Pelican Bay was created without legislative oversight, in fearful response to 1970s radicals; how easily prisoners slip into solitary; and the mental havoc and social costs of years and decades in isolation. The product of fifteen years of research in and about prisons, this book provides essential background to a subject now drawing national attention...
  • A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective [Steven L. Taylor - Matthew Soberg Shugart - Arend Lijphart - Bernard Grofman] (Tapa Blanda)
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    A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective [Steven L. Taylor - Matthew Soberg Shugart - Arend Lijphart - Bernard Grofman] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Steven L. Taylor, Matthew Soberg Shugart, Arend Lijphart - Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300198089- Páginas: 392- Dimensiones: 23.50cm. x 15.54cm. x 2.31cm.- Peso: 0.65 kg.- Descripción:American democracy differs greatly from other democracies around the world. But is the American way more or less efficacious than comparable democracies in Asia, Latin America, or Europe? What if the United States had a prime minister instead of (or in addition to) a president, or if it had three or more parties in Congress instead of two? Would there be more partisan animosity and legislative gridlock or less? These are the kinds of questions that thinking about U.S. government in comparative perspective helps us to analyze.   This valuable contribution to political studies takes a unique approach to a much-studied subject, looking at the U.S. government from a comparative point of view. Four distinguished scholars in the field examine the Constitution, the two-party system, the division of power between state and federal governments, and other major features of the American political system in terms of how they differ from other democracies, and they explore what those differences ultimately mean for democratic performance. By merging two important fields of study, American government and comparative political systems, this essential text offers a new and refreshingly insightful view of American exceptionalism...
  • A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe (Tapa Dura)
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    A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe (Tapa Dura)

    - Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Walters Art Museum- ISBN-13: 9780300222951- Páginas: 280- Dimensiones: 29.84cm. x 4.45cm. x 26.04cm.- Peso: 2.26 kg.- Descripción:The late medieval world was marked by a culture of refinement and sophistication. The periods media of choiceapaintings, manuscripts, prints, tapestries, embroideries, ivory sculpture, metalwork, and enamelsaspeak volumes about the pleasures of sensory engagement. Art objects were touched, smelled, tasted,A and heard, as well as seen. A  This sumptuous new book brings together sacred and secular art to reveal the shared intellectual culture that governed the understanding of perception and the role of sensesA in Europe fromA the 12th through the 16th century. A focused exploration of the performative and multifaceted nature of medieval art underscores its direct appeal to the senses, revealing the rich experiential world that informed its interpretation. EightA essays explore these themes through representations of religious practices, royal rituals, feasts and celebrations, music, and literature. Beautifully designed and produced, A Feast for the Senses contributes significantly to an emerging field in the history of art and showcases approximately 130 objects, each accompanied by a full description, provenance, and bibliography...
  • A Field Guide to California Lichens [Stephen Sharnoff] (Tapa Blanda)
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    A Field Guide to California Lichens [Stephen Sharnoff] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Stephen Sharnoff- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300195002- Páginas: 424- Dimensiones: 23.50cm. x 13.97cm. x 2.84cm.- Peso: 0.85 kg.- Descripción:The definitive guide to Californias diverse array of lichen flora, with color photographs and descriptions of over 500 species Lichens are among the most colorful and abundant organisms in the world. They provide food and nesting material for a wide variety of wildlife, contribute nutrients to the soil, and are indicators of both undisturbed ecosystems and clean air. They lend color and pattern to trees, shrubs, and rocks, yet most people know little about them. This richly illustrated, authoritative guide to the lichens of California draws new attention to these striking and ecologically important organisms, which are symbionts representing a relationship between a fungus and alga and highlights their beauty, diversity, and value as a natural resource.   Lichens are especially abundant and varied in California, where climates range from temperate rainforests to arid deserts. A Field Guide to California Lichens features stunning new photographs of some 500 lichen species by award-winning nature photographer Stephen Sharnoff. Up-to-date descriptions accompany each illustration. Among the special contributions of the guide are its coverage of most common macrolichens in California and its inclusion of many of the crust-forming species. For land management professionals and scientists involved with ecosystem studies, for birders, hikers, and all others curious about the natural world around them, this book will be a welcome field companion....
  • A Fragile Freedom (Society and the Sexes in the Modern World) [Erica Armstrong Dunbar] (Tapa Blanda)
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    A Fragile Freedom (Society and the Sexes in the Modern World) [Erica Armstrong Dunbar] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Erica Armstrong Dunbar- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300177022- Páginas: 216- Dimensiones: 22.86cm. x 15.24cm. x 1.85cm.- Peso: 0.39 kg.- Descripción: This book is the first to chronicle the lives of African American women in the urban north during the early years of the republic. A Fragile Freedom investigates how African American women in Philadelphia journeyed from enslavement to the precarious status of afree personsa in the decades leading up to the Civil War and examines comparable developments in the cities of New York and Boston. A  Erica Armstrong Dunbar argues that early nineteenth-century Philadelphia, where most African Americans were free, enacted a kind of rehearsal for the national emancipation that followed in the postaCivil War years. She explores the lives of the aregulara women of antebellum Philadelphia, the free black institutions that took root there, and the previously unrecognized importance of African American women to the history of American cities. A...
  • A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany: Second Edition [Aubrey Burl] (Tapa Blanda)
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    A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany: Second Edition [Aubrey Burl] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Aubrey Burl- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300114065- Páginas: 276- Dimensiones: 21.13cm. x 12.83cm. x 1.83cm.- Peso: 0.39 kg.- Descripción:This practical and knowledgeable guidebook deals comprehensively with the stone circles of Britain and Ireland and with the cromlechs and megalithic "horseshoes" of Brittany. This new edition includes a section on "Druidical" circles, romantic creations of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries."This book is not only an elegant and practical guide, it is also the best single-volume study of this extraordinary phenomenon, embracing 500 monuments from Shetland to Brittany. . . . Confident, erudite, pleasurable, this volume can be recommended as travel guide, archaeology, literature, and sheer good company."―Ian Sheperd, British Archaeology"This is a wonderful book and is a must for anyone remotely interested in things megalithic."―Paul Walsh, Archaeology Irelan...
  • A History of South Africa, Fourth Edition [Leonard Thompson] (Tapa Blanda)
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    A History of South Africa, Fourth Edition [Leonard Thompson] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Leonard Thompson- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300189353- Páginas: 512- Dimensiones: 20.95cm. x 13.97cm. x 3.17cm.- Peso: 0.57 kg.- Descripción:A magisterial history of South Africa, from the earliest known human inhabitation of the region to the present. Lynn Berat updates this classic text with a new chapter chronicling the first presidential term of Mbeki and ending with the celebrations of the centenary of South Africas ruling African National Congress in January 2012. A  aA history that is both accurate and authentic, written in a delightful literary style.aaArchbishop Desmond Tutu A  A...
  • A Jonathan Edwards Reader (Yale Nota Bene) [Jonathan Edwards] (Tapa Blanda)
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    A Jonathan Edwards Reader (Yale Nota Bene) [Jonathan Edwards] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Jonathan Edwards- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300098389- Páginas: 384- Dimensiones: 2.64cm. x 19.81cm. x 12.90cm.- Peso: 0.30 kg.- Descripción:Prepared by editors of the distinguished series The Works of Jonathan Edwards, this authoritative anthology includes selected treatises, sermons, and autobiographical material by early Americas greatest theologian and philosopher."Jonathan Edwards remains unequaled among North American theologians. These selections exemplify his special traits: eloquence, knowledge of the human heart, and metaphysical passion for complex beauty in nature, God, and Being-in-general."A Richard R. Niebuhr, Hollis Professor of Divinity Emeritus, The Divinity School, Harvard UniversityPraise for the earlier edition:"Selections . . . representative of both the public and the private Edwards . . . give readers a nuanced introduction to Edwards and his time as well as an accessible entree to the whole body of his work."A Booklist"The most comprehensive one-volume Edwards anthology ever assembled."A Gerald R. McDermott, Religious Studies Revie...
  • A Little History of Economics (Little Histories) [Niall Kishtainy] (Tapa Dura)
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    A Little History of Economics (Little Histories) [Niall Kishtainy] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Niall Kishtainy- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300206364- Páginas: 256- Dimensiones: 21.84cm. x 14.73cm. x 2.79cm.- Peso: 0.52 kg.- Descripción:A lively, inviting account of the history of economics, told through events from ancient to modern times and the ideas of great thinkers in the field What causes poverty? Are economic crises inevitable under capitalism? Is government intervention in an economy a helpful approach or a disastrous idea? The answers to such basic economic questions matter to everyone, yet the unfamiliar jargon and math of economics can seem daunting. This clear, accessible, and even humorous book is ideal for young readers new to economics and for all readers who seek a better understanding of the full sweep of economic history and ideas. Economic historian Niall Kishtainy organizes short, chronological chapters that center on big ideas and events. He recounts the contributions of key thinkers including Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and others, while examining topics ranging from the invention of money and the rise of agrarianism to the Great Depression, entrepreneurship, environmental destruction, inequality, and behavioral economics. The result is a uniquely enjoyable volume that succeeds in illuminating the economic ideas and forces that shape our world...
  • A Little History of Literature (Little Histories) [John Sutherland] (Tapa Blanda)
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    A Little History of Literature (Little Histories) [John Sutherland] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: John Sutherland- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300205312- Páginas: 288- Dimensiones: 21.97cm. x 12.52cm. x 2.03cm.- Peso: 0.46 kg.- Descripción:This 'little history' takes on a very big subject: the glorious span of literature from Greek myth to graphic novels, fromA TheA Epic of GilgameshA toA Harry Potter. John Sutherland is perfectly suited to the task. He has researched, taught, and written on virtually every area of literature, and his infectious passion for books and reading has defined his own life. Now he guides young readers and the grown-ups in their lives on an entertaining journey 'through the wardrobe' to a greater awareness of how literature from across the world can transport us and help us to make sense of what it means to be human. A  Sutherland introduces great classics in his own irresistible way, enlivening his offerings with humor as well as learning:A Beowulf, Shakespeare,A Don Quixote, the Romantics, Dickens,A Moby Dick,A The Waste Land, Woolf,A 1984, and dozens of others. He adds to these a less-expected, personal selection of authors and works, including literature usually considered well below 'serious attention' - from the rude jests of Anglo-Saxon runes toA The Da Vinci Code. With masterful digressions into various themes - censorship, narrative tricks, self-publishing, taste, creativity, and madness - Sutherland demonstrates the full depth and intrigue of reading. For younger readers, he offers a proper introduction to literature, promising to interest as much as instruct. For more experienced readers, he promises just the same.A...
  • A Little History of Philosophy (Little Histories) [Nigel Warburton] (Tapa Blanda)
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    A Little History of Philosophy (Little Histories) [Nigel Warburton] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Nigel Warburton- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300187793- Páginas: 272- Dimensiones: 20.95cm. x 2.54cm. x 13.97cm.- Peso: 0.42 kg.- Descripción:Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it. In forty brief chapters, Nigel Warburton guides us on a chronological tour of the major ideas in the history of philosophy. He provides interesting and often quirky stories of the lives and deaths of thought-provoking philosophers from Socrates, who chose to die by hemlock poisoning rather than live on without the freedom to think for himself, to Peter Singer, who asks the disquieting philosophical and ethical questions that haunt our own times. Warburton not only makes philosophy accessible, he offers inspiration to think, argue, reason, and ask in the tradition of Socrates. A Little History of Philosophy presents the grand sweep of humanity's search for philosophical understanding and invites all to join in the discussion...
  • A Little History of Religion (Little Histories) [Richard Holloway] (Tapa Dura)
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    A Little History of Religion (Little Histories) [Richard Holloway] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Richard Holloway- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Yale University Press- ISBN-13: 9780300208832- Páginas: 256- Dimensiones: 21.08cm. x 14.22cm. x 2.54cm.- Peso: 0.61 kg.- Descripción:For curious readers young and old, a rich and colorful history of religion from humanitys earliest days to our own contentious times In an era of hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence, this book offers a welcome antidote. Richard Holloway retells the entire history of religionafrom the dawn of religious belief to the twenty-first centuryawith deepest respect and a keen commitment to accuracy. Writing for those with faith and those without, and especially for young readers, he encourages curiosity and tolerance, accentuates nuance and mystery, and calmly restores a sense of the value of faith. A  Ranging far beyond the major world religions of Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism, Holloway also examines where religious belief comes from, the search for meaning throughout history, todays fascinations with Scientology and creationism, religiously motivated violence, hostilities between religious people and secularists, and more. Holloway proves an empathic yet discerning guide to the enduring significance of faith and its power from ancient times to our own...
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