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  • Women Who Think Too Much: How to Break Free of Overthinking and Reclaim Your Life [Susan Nolen-Hoeksema] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Women Who Think Too Much: How to Break Free of Overthinking and Reclaim Your Life [Susan Nolen-Hoeksema] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Susan Nolen-Hoeksema- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Holt Paperbacks- ISBN-13: 9780805075250- Páginas: 273- Dimensiones: 20.88cm. x 13.92cm. x 1.93cm.- Peso: 0.35 kg.- Descripción:"Groundbreaking research . . . Women Who Think Too Much tells why overthinking occurs, why it hurts people, and how to stop." ―USA Today It's no surprise that our fast-paced, overly self-analytical culture is pushing many people―especially women―to spend countless hours thinking about negative ideas, feelings, and experiences. Renowned psychologist Dr. Susan Nolen-Hoeksema calls this overthinking, and her groundbreaking research shows that an increasing number of women―more than half of those in her extensive study―are doing it too much and too often, leading to sadness, anxiety, and depression. She challenges the assumption―heralded by so many pop-psychology pundits of the last several decades―that constantly expressing and analyzing our emotions is a good thing. In Women Who Think Too Much, Nolen-Hoeksema shows us what causes so many women to be overthinkers and provides concrete strategies that can be used to escape these negative thoughts, move to higher ground, and live more productively. Women Who Think Too Much will change lives, and is destined to become a self-help classic...
  • Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, Third Edition [Robert M. Sapolsky] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $1,789.00 $1,379.00
    Expira: 09/01/2019

    Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, Third Edition [Robert M. Sapolsky] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Robert M. Sapolsky- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Holt Paperbacks- ISBN-13: 9780805073690- Páginas: 560- Dimensiones: 23.16cm. x 15.57cm. x 2.57cm.- Peso: 0.62 kg.- Descripción:Renowned primatologist Robert Sapolsky offers a completely revised and updated edition of his most popular work, with over 225,000 copies in print Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress. As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying about whether we have leprosy or malaria. Instead, the diseases we fear-and the ones that plague us now-are illnesses brought on by the slow accumulation of damage, such as heart disease and cancer. When we worry or experience stress, our body turns on the same physiological responses that an animal's does, but we do not resolve conflict in the same way-through fighting or fleeing. Over time, this activation of a stress response makes us literally sick. Combining cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and more. It also provides essential guidance to controlling our stress responses. This new edition promises to be the most comprehensive and engaging one yet...
  • Building on Nature: The Life of Antoni Gaudi [Rachel Victoria Rodriguez] (Tapa Dura)
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    Building on Nature: The Life of Antoni Gaudi [Rachel Victoria Rodriguez] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Rachel Victoria Rodriguez- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)- ISBN-13: 9780805087451- Páginas: 32- Dimensiones: 28.42cm. x 22.38cm. x 0.91cm.- Peso: 0.40 kg.- Descripción:In a small village in Spainlives a boy named Antoni Gaudi.His home is in Catalonia, a place of jagged mountain peaks and silvery olive trees, splashed by the sparkling sea. The wild beauty of this landscape makes a deep impression. He thinks of it as the Great Book of Nature, and he will read from it all of his life.Gaudi becomes an architect, learning the rules of form and structure that buildings are supposed to follow. But the shapes and colors of the natural world still inspire him, and he works them into his buildings. Leaves climb up walls. Pillars are giant animal feet. A long bench snakes around a playground. Antoni Gaudi turned nature into art, and in the process he revolutionized the world of architecture...
  • Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga [B. K. S. Iyengar] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $1,499.00 $1,259.00
    Expira: 09/01/2019

    Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga [B. K. S. Iyengar] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: B. K. S. Iyengar- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Schocken- ISBN-13: 9780805210316- Páginas: 544- Dimensiones: 20.32cm. x 13.21cm. x 2.79cm.- Peso: 0.60 kg.- Descripción:The definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga--the ancient healing discipline for body and mind--by its greatest living teacher. Light on Yoga provides complete descriptions and illustrations of all the positions and breathing exercises. Features a foreword by Yehudi Menuhin. Illustrations throughout...
  • Taran Wanderer: The Chronicles of Prydain, Book 4 [Lloyd Alexander] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Taran Wanderer: The Chronicles of Prydain, Book 4 [Lloyd Alexander] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Lloyd Alexander- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Square Fish- ISBN-13: 9780805080513- Páginas: 256- Dimensiones: 19.66cm. x 13.16cm. x 1.83cm.- Peso: 0.28 kg.- Descripción:Taran Wanderer, the fourth book in Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of PrydainTaran is an Assistant Pig-Keeper no longer--he has become a hero. Now he dreams of winning the hand of Princess Eilonwy, but how can someone who has spent his whole life caring for a pig hope to marry royalty? Taran must find out who he really is. Eager to learn his origins and hoping to discover noble roots, Taran sets off with the faithful Gurgi.The journey takes the companions to the three witches in the Marshes of Morva and through the many realms of Prydain. At last they reach the mystical Mirror of Llunet, which reveals a person's true identity. Yet Taran may not be ready to face the truth. . . .Includes a new pronunciation guide...
  • Organizing from the Inside Out, Second Edition: The Foolproof System For Organizing Your Home, Your Office and Your Life [Julie Morgenstern] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $1,179.00 $1,049.00
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    Organizing from the Inside Out, Second Edition: The Foolproof System For Organizing Your Home, Your Office and Your Life [Julie Morgenstern] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Julie Morgenstern- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Holt Paperbacks- ISBN-13: 9780805075892- Páginas: 336- Dimensiones: 23.44cm. x 15.65cm. x 2.29cm.- Peso: 0.65 kg.- Descripción:A completely revised and expanded edition of the New York Times bestselling guide to putting things in order Getting organized is a skill that anyone can learn, and there's no better teacher than America's organizing queen, Julie Morgenstern, as hundreds of thousands of readers have learned. Drawing on her years of experience as a professional organizer, Morgenstern outlines a simple organizing plan that starts with understanding your individual goals, natural habits, and psychological needs, so that you can work with your priorities and personality rather than against them. The basic steps-Analyze, Strategize, Attack-can be applied to any space or situation. In this thoroughly revised edition, Morgenstern has incorporated new information in response to feedback from her clients and audiences. These changes include- new chapters on living or working with someone who is disorganized- new chapters on organizing photographs, handbags, briefcases, and travel bags- an expanded program for organizing your kitchen- a new guide to getting started- a fully updated resource guid...
  • The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic (The American Empire Project) [Chalmers Johnson] (Tapa Blanda)
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    The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic (The American Empire Project) [Chalmers Johnson] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Chalmers Johnson- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Metropolitan Books- ISBN-13: 9780805077971- Páginas: 400- Dimensiones: 21.59cm. x 13.97cm. x 2.29cm.- Peso: 0.44 kg.- Descripción:"Impressive . . . a powerful indictment of U.S. military and foreign policy." -Los Angeles Times Book Review, front page In the years after the Soviet Union imploded, the United States was described first as the globe's "lone superpower," then as a "reluctant sheriff," next as the "indispensable nation," and in the wake of 9/11, as a "New Rome." In this important national bestseller, Chalmers Johnson thoroughly explores the new militarism that is transforming America and compelling us to pick up the burden of empire.Recalling the classic warnings against militarism-from George Washington's Farewell Address to Dwight Eisenhower's denunciation of the military-industrial complex-Johnson uncovers its roots deep in our past. Turning to the present, he maps America's expanding empire of military bases and the vast web of services that support them. He offers a vivid look at the new caste of professional militarists who have infiltrated multiple branches of government, who classify as "secret" everything they do, and for whom the manipulation of the military budget is of vital interest. Among Johnson's provocative conclusions is that American militarism is already putting an end to the age of globalization and bankrupting the United States, even as it creates the conditions for a new century of virulent blowback. The Sorrows of Empire suggests that the former American republic has already crossed its Rubicon-with the Pentagon in the lead...
  • Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love [Helen Fisher] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love [Helen Fisher] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Helen Fisher- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Holt Paperbacks- ISBN-13: 9780805077964- Páginas: 320- Dimensiones: 0.81cm. x 14.94cm. x 2.13cm.- Peso: 0.52 kg.- Descripción:"If you want flashes and particular experiences of romantic love, read novels. If you want to understand this central quality of human nature to its roots, read Why We Love." a*Edward O. Wilson In Why We Love, renowned anthropologist Helen Fisher offers a new map of the phenomenon of lovea*from its origins in the brain to the thrilling havoc it creates in our bodies and behavior. Working with a team of scientists to scan the brains of people who had just fallen madly in love, Fisher proved what psychologists had until recently only suspected: when you fall in love, specific areas of the brain "light up" with increased blood flow. This sweeping new book uses this data to argue that romantic passion is hardwired into our brains by millions of years of evolution. It is not an emotion; it is a drive as powerful as hunger. Provocative, enlightening, engaging, and persuasive, Why We Love offers radical new answers to age-old questions: what love is, who we lovea*and how to keep love alive...
  • The Status Syndrome: How Social Standing Affects Our Health and Longevity [Michael Marmot] (Tapa Blanda)
    Precio:  $1,159.00

    The Status Syndrome: How Social Standing Affects Our Health and Longevity [Michael Marmot] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Michael Marmot- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Owl Books- ISBN-13: 9780805078541- Páginas: 336- Dimensiones: 19.86cm. x 13.87cm. x 2.16cm.- Peso: 0.35 kg.- Descripción:"Bold, important and masterful . . . Marmot's message is not just timely, it's urgent." -The Washington Post Book WorldYou probably didn't realize that when you graduate from college you increase your lifespan, or that your co-worker who has a slightly better job is more likely to live a healthier life. In this groundbreaking book, epidemiologist Michael Marmot marshals evidence from nearly thirty years of research to demonstrate that status is not a footnote to the causes of ill health-it is the cause. He calls this effect the status syndrome.The status syndrome is pervasive. It determines the chances that you will succumb to heart disease, stroke, cancers, infectious diseases, even suicide and homicide. And the issue, as Marmot shows, is not simply one of income or lifestyle. It is the psychological experience of inequality-how much control you have over your life and the opportunities you have for full social participation-that has a profound effect on your health.The Status Syndrome will utterly change the way we think about health, society, and how we live our lives...
  • Escape from Freedom [Erich Fromm] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Escape from Freedom [Erich Fromm] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Erich Fromm- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Holt Paperbacks- ISBN-13: 9780805031492- Páginas: 301- Dimensiones: 20.78cm. x 14.00cm. x 2.11cm.- Peso: 0.52 kg.- Descripción:If humanity cannot live with the dangers and responsibilities inherent in freedom, it will probably turn to authoritarianism. This is the central idea of Escape from Freedom, a landmark work by one of the most distinguished thinkers of our time, and a book that is as timely now as when first published in 1941. Few books have thrown such light upon the forces that shape modern society or penetrated so deeply into the causes of authoritarian systems. If the rise of democracy set some people free, at the same time it gave birth to a society in which the individual feels alienated and dehumanized. Using the insights of psychoanalysis as probing agents, Fromm's work analyzes the illness of contemporary civilization as witnessed by its willingness to submit to totalitarian rule...
  • Man for Himself: An Inquiry Into the Psychology of Ethics [Erich Fromm] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Man for Himself: An Inquiry Into the Psychology of Ethics [Erich Fromm] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Erich Fromm- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Holt Paperbacks- ISBN-13: 9780805014037- Páginas: 272- Dimensiones: 20.80cm. x 14.15cm. x 1.93cm.- Peso: 0.45 kg.- Descripción:In Man for Himself, Erich Fromm examines the confusion of modern women and men who, because they lack faith in any principle by which life ought to be guided, become the helpless prey forces both within and without. From the broad, interdisciplinary perspective that marks Fromm's distinguished oeuvre, he shows that psychology cannot divorce itself from the problems of philosophy and ethics, and that human nature cannot be understood without understanding the values and moral conflicts that confront us all. He shows that an ethical system can be based on human nature rather than on revelations or traditions. As Fromm asserts, "If man is to have confidence in values, he must know himself and the capacity of his nature for goodness and productiveness."...
  • The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness [Erich Fromm] (Tapa Blanda)
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    The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness [Erich Fromm] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Erich Fromm- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Holt Paperbacks- ISBN-13: 9780805016048- Páginas: 576- Dimensiones: 20.83cm. x 14.00cm. x 2.54cm.- Peso: 0.90 kg.- Descripción:In this provocative book, the distinguished author writes to break the deadlock in the struggle between the instinctivism of Konrad Lorenz and behavior psychologist B.F. Skinner...
  • Through Georgia's Eyes [Rachel Victoria Rodriguez] (Tapa Dura)
    Precio:  $1,079.00

    Through Georgia's Eyes [Rachel Victoria Rodriguez] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Rachel Victoria Rodriguez- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)- ISBN-13: 9780805077407- Páginas: 32- Dimensiones: 25.83cm. x 20.95cm. x 0.84cm.- Peso: 0.32 kg.- Descripción:A gorgeous, evocative biography of one of America's most beloved artists.Georgia O'Keeffe saw the world differently from most people. As a child she roamed the prairie with a sketch pad in her hand, struggling to capture on paper what she saw all around her. At art school she learned to speak in paint on canvas. But Georgia felt confined by city life. She longed for vast expanses of space, and she found it in the red hills and silent deserts of New Mexico. Lyrical and vivid, this is a portrait of an exceptional artist, a woman whose eyes were open to the wideness and wonder of the world.Through Georgia's Eyes is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year...
  • Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley [Timothy White] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $1,489.00 $1,449.00
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    Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley [Timothy White] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Timothy White- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Holt Paperbacks- ISBN-13: 9780805080865- Páginas: 576- Dimensiones: 23.06cm. x 15.06cm. x 2.67cm.- Peso: 0.57 kg.- Descripción:The classic biography of reggae legend Bob Marley, updated and revised for the twenty-fifth anniversary of his deathBob Marley left an indelible mark on modern music, both as a reggae pioneer and as an enduring cultural icon. Catch a Fire, now a classic of rock biography, delves into the life of the leader of a musical, spiritual, and political explosion that continues today.Under the supervision of the author's widow and with the collaboration of a Marley expert, this fourth edition contains a wealth of new material on the Jamaican singer, songwriter and musician , including many revisions made by the author before his untimely death. An appendix to the new edition chronicles Marley's legacy in recent years, as well as the ongoing controversy over the possibility that Marley's remains might be exhumed from Nine Mile, Jamaica, and reburied in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where hundreds of Rastafarians live. The new edition also contains an expanded discography and is factually updated throughout. "Probably the finest biography ever written about a popular musician." a*San Francisco Chronicle"As close as rock journalism comes to transcendent literature."a*Playboy"White has a deep appreciation for reggae's immediacy, hypnotic power, and contradictions . . . An exhaustively researched labor of love." a*Chicago Sun-Times...
  • 5001 Nights at the Movies (Holt Paperback) [Pauline Kael] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $3,559.00 $2,669.00
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    5001 Nights at the Movies (Holt Paperback) [Pauline Kael] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Pauline Kael- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Henry Holt and Company- ISBN-13: 9780805013672- Páginas: 960- Dimensiones: 596.77cm. x 19.05cm. x 121.74cm.- Peso: 1.67 kg.- Descripción:The intelligent person's guide to the movies, with more than 2,800 reviewsLook up a movie in this guide, and chances are you'll find yourself reading on about the next movie and the next. Pauline Kael's reviews aren't just provocative---they're addictive. These brief, informative reviews, written for the "Goings On About Town" section of The New Yorker, provide an immense range of listings---a masterly critical history of American and foreign film. This is probably the only movie guide you'll want to read for the sheer pleasure of it...
  • The Jazz Ear: Conversations over Music [Ben Ratliff] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $1,709.00 $1,149.00
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    The Jazz Ear: Conversations over Music [Ben Ratliff] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Ben Ratliff- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: St. Martin's Griffin- ISBN-13: 9780805090864- Páginas: 256- Dimensiones: 21.59cm. x 13.97cm. x 1.47cm.- Peso: 0.39 kg.- Descripción:"The Jazz Ear will be a permanent part of learning how to listen inside the musicians playing."a*Nat Hentoff, Jazz TimesJazz is conducted almost wordlessly: John Coltrane rarely told his quartet what to do, and Miles Davis famously gave his group only the barest instructions before recording his masterpiece Kind of Blue. Musicians often avoid discussing their craft for fear of destroying its improvisational essence, rendering jazz among the most ephemeral and least transparent of the performing arts.In The Jazz Ear, acclaimed music critic Ben Ratliff discusses with jazz greats the recordings that most influenced them and skillfully coaxes out a profound understanding of the men and women themselves, the context of their work, and how jazza*from horn blare to drum riffa*is conceptualized. Ratliff speaks with Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, Branford Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Wayne Shorter, Joshua Redman, and others about the subtle variations in generation and attitude that define their music.Playful and keenly insightful, The Jazz Ear is a revelatory exploration of a unique way of making and hearing music...
  • Ruin and Rising (The Grisha Trilogy) [Leigh Bardugo] (Tapa Dura)
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    Ruin and Rising (The Grisha Trilogy) [Leigh Bardugo] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Leigh Bardugo- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)- ISBN-13: 9780805094619- Páginas: 432- Dimensiones: 21.46cm. x 14.73cm. x 0.15cm.- Peso: 0.55 kg.- Descripción:The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army. Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives. Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova's amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destructiona*and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she's fighting for. Ruin and Rising is the thrilling final installment in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy. This title has Common Core connections...
  • Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness [Donna Farhi] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness [Donna Farhi] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Donna Farhi- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Holt Paperbacks- ISBN-13: 9780805059700- Páginas: 288- Dimensiones: 27.08cm. x 21.39cm. x 0.08cm.- Peso: 0.85 kg.- Descripción:The author of Yoga Journal's most-read column presents the first holistic guide to yogaA user-friendly guide illustrated with 240 two-color photographs and illustrations, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit sets forth the tenets of this gentle yet rigorous exercise as no other book has. Integrating the teachings of every tradition, internationally renowned yoga instructor Donna Farhi reveals how yoga enhances the connections between the mind, body, and spirit. She outlines the seven simple movement principles that underlie all human motion and provides exercises to help readers understand how they can achieve all yoga postures. She also discusses the ten ethical precepts that are the foundation of all yoga teachings and explains how to incorporate them into a spiritually and emotionally rewarding inner practice.At the heart of Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit are more than seventy-five yoga asanas or postures. Each is one pictured and described in detail, and they are arranged into related groups--including standing postures, sitting postures, arm balances, and breathing practices--or easy reference. A selection of yoga practices of varying lengths and levels of difficulty provides challenges and inspiration for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students.A huge resurgence of interest in yoga is sweeping the country. With its broad scope and holistic approach, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit is the ideal book for today's mainstream audience...
  • In the Darkroom [Susan Faludi] (Tapa Dura)
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    In the Darkroom [Susan Faludi] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Susan Faludi- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Metropolitan Books- ISBN-13: 9780805089080- Páginas: 432- Dimensiones: 24.43cm. x 16.26cm. x 3.43cm.- Peso: 0.67 kg.- Descripción:ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARWINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZEFrom the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Backlash, comes In the Darkroom, an astonishing confrontation with the enigma of her father and the larger riddle of identity consuming our age.aIn the summer of 2004 I set out to investigate someone I scarcely knew, my father. The project began with a grievance, the grievance of a daughter whose parent had absconded from her life. I was in pursuit of a scofflaw, an artful dodger who had skipped out on so many thingsa*obligation, affection, culpability, contrition. I was preparing an indictment, amassing discovery for a trial. But somewhere along the line, the prosecutor became a witness.a So begins Susan Faludis extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga. When the feminist writer learned that her 76-year-old fathera*long estranged and living in Hungarya*had undergone sex reassignment surgery, that investigation would turn personal and urgent. How was this new parent who identified as aa complete woman nowa connected to the silent, explosive, and ultimately violent father she had known, the photographer whod built his career on the alteration of images? Faludi chases that mystery into the recesses of her suburban childhood and her fathers many previous incarnations: American dad, Alpine mountaineer, swashbuckling adventurer in the Amazon outback, Jewish fugitive in Holocaust Budapest. When the author travels to Hungary to reunite with her father, she drops into a labyrinth of dark histories and dangerous politics in a country hell-bent on repressing its past and constructing a fancifula*and virulenta*nationhood. The search for identity that has transfixed our century was proving as treacherous for nations as for individuals. Faludis struggle to come to grips with her fathers metamorphosis takes her across bordersa*historical, political, religious, sexual--to bring her face to face with the question of the age: Is identity something you achoose,a or is it the very thing you cant escape...
  • The High King (The Chronicles of Prydain) [Lloyd Alexander] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $799.00 $599.00
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    The High King (The Chronicles of Prydain) [Lloyd Alexander] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Lloyd Alexander- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Square Fish- ISBN-13: 9780805080520- Páginas: 272- Dimensiones: 19.71cm. x 13.06cm. x 0.08cm.- Peso: 0.25 kg.- Descripción:The High King by Lloyd AlexanderWhen the most powerful weapon in the land of Prydain falls into the hands of Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death, Taran and Prince Gwydion rally an army to stand up to the dark forces.The companions' last and greatest quest is also their most perilous. The biting cold of winter is upon them, adding to the danger they already face. Their journey, fraught with battle and bloodshed, ends at the very portal of Arawn's stronghold. There, Taran is faced with the most crucial decision of his life.In this breathtaking Newbery Medal-winning conclusion to The Chronicles of Prydain, the faithful friends face the ultimate war between good and evil...
  • The Castle of Llyr: The Chronicles of Prydain [Lloyd Alexander] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $779.00 $579.00
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    The Castle of Llyr: The Chronicles of Prydain [Lloyd Alexander] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Lloyd Alexander- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Square Fish- ISBN-13: 9780805080506- Páginas: 208- Dimensiones: 19.79cm. x 13.21cm. x 40.34cm.- Peso: 0.31 kg.- Descripción:The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander, Book Three in The Chronicles of PrydainPrincess Eilonwy hates to leave her friend Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and her beloved home, Caer Dallben. Why does she have to go to the Isle of Mona to train as a proper lady when she's already a princess? But Eilonwy soon faces much more than the ordeal of becoming a dignified young maiden, for she possesses magical powers sought by the evil enchantress Queen Achren.When Eilonwy is put under a deep spell, Taran and his companions set out on a dangerous quest to rescue her. Yet how can a lowly Assistant Pig-Keeper hope to stand against the most evil enchantress in all of Prydain...
  • The Black Cauldron (The Chronicles of Prydain) [Lloyd Alexander] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $749.00 $579.00
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    The Black Cauldron (The Chronicles of Prydain) [Lloyd Alexander] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Lloyd Alexander- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Square Fish- ISBN-13: 9780805080490- Páginas: 208- Dimensiones: 19.66cm. x 13.13cm. x 0.05cm.- Peso: 0.20 kg.- Descripción:The Black Cauldron, the Newbery Medal-winning second book in Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of PrydainIn the land of Prydain, evil is never far away. Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death, has been building an army of dark warriors to take over Prydain, and the only way to stop him is to destroy the Black Cauldron he uses to create his dreaded soldiers.Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and his loyal companions must journey deep into Arawn's domain to destroy the Black Cauldron. For each of them, the quest has special meaning. For Taran, it is a glorious opportunity to use his first sword in battle. But war requires a sacrifice greater than he'd ever imagined. . . .Includes a new pronunciation guide. This title has Common Core connections...
  • The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain Book 1) [Lloyd Alexander] (Tapa Blanda)
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    The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain Book 1) [Lloyd Alexander] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Lloyd Alexander- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Square Fish- ISBN-13: 9780805080483- Páginas: 190- Dimensiones: 19.63cm. x 13.21cm. x 40.34cm.- Peso: 0.20 kg.- Descripción:The Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions! Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess; Fflewddur Fflam, the hyperbole-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the curmudgeonly Dolia*all of whom have become involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain. Released over a period of five years, Lloyd Alexander's beautifully written tales not only captured children's imaginations but also garnered the highest critical praise. The Black Cauldron was a Newbery Honor Book, and the final volume in the chronicles, The High King, crowned the series by winning the Newbery Medal for "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."Henry Holt is proud to present this classic series in a new, redesigned paperback format. The jackets feature stunning art by acclaimed fantasy artist David Wyatt, giving the books a fresh look for today's generation of young fantasy lovers. The companion book of short stories, The Foundling is also available in paperback at this time. In their more than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children. This title has Common Core connections...
  • The Foundling: And Other Tales of Prydain (The Chronicles of Prydain) [Lloyd Alexander] (Tapa Blanda)
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    The Foundling: And Other Tales of Prydain (The Chronicles of Prydain) [Lloyd Alexander] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Lloyd Alexander- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Square Fish- ISBN-13: 9780805080537- Páginas: 112- Dimensiones: 19.61cm. x 12.95cm. x 0.86cm.- Peso: 0.07 kg.- Descripción:A companion book to The Chronicles of Prydain, this collection of short stories revisits beloved characters and reveals more about the history of the magical land of Prydain.Here, readers will find Dallben, destined to be an enchanter; Angharad, a princess of the House of Llyr; Kadwyr, the rascal crow; and Medwyn, the mystical protector of all animals. They'll learn the grim history of the sword of Dyrnwyn and even find out how Fflewddur Fflam came by his enchanted harp. How did Coll rescue Hen Wen when she disappeared at the hand of Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death? Find the answer to this question and many more, in The Foundling: And Other Tales of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander...
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