Criminales y ciudadanos en el México moderno


Author: Robert M. Buffington
Publisher: Siglo XXI
ISBN: 9682323274
Category: Law
Page: 265
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Examina conceptos escogidos de crimen y criminalidad desde fines del siglo XVIII hasta principios del siglo XX. Estos conceptos en México representaron áreas debatidas en el terreno social, donde las ideas de criminalidad trascendieron el acto criminal para cruzarse con amplios temas de clase, raza, género y sexualidad.

The Fault in Our Stars


Author: John Green
Publisher: Mizan Qanita
ISBN: 6024021135
Category: Fiction
Page: 424
View: 1808

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Meski keajaiban medis mampu mengecilkan tumornya dan membuatnya Hazel bertahan hidup beberapa tahun lagi, Hazel Grace tetap putus asa. Hazel merasa tak ada gunanya lagi dia hidup di dunia. Namun ketika kelindan nasib mempertemukannya dengan Augustus Waters di Grup Pendukung Anak-anak Penderita Kanker, hidup Hazel berubah 180 derajat. Mencerahkan, berani dan menggugah, The Fault in Our Stars dengan brilian mengeksplorasi kelucuan, ketegangan, juga tragisnya hidup dan cinta.

The Book of the Damned


Author: Charles Fort
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
ISBN: 1625792719
Category: Fiction
Page: 194
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Features an introductory essay by Jack WomackLo! Welcome to the worlds of Charles Fort, chronicler of the odd, the weird, the strange, the unexpected, and the inexplicable. In words at times as beautiful as anything ever written in English, Fort reveals the marvels of an age, questions the nature of what we think we know for certain, and provides the reader with leads on how not to be fooled by shaggy dog stories. Here youll find rains of the unexpected, fish, snakes, and other items from the _super-Sargasso seaÓ of the unexplained that circles the Earth. Here are accounts of UFOs, accounts of odd animals seen at sea or on land, mysterious attacks by what appear to have been animals, mysterious appearances of things and people in places they could not be. Here Forts epic account of spontaneous combustion, lights in the sky, poltergeists, unseen. murderous wild animals, mysterious disappearances, manifestations of psychotic mania, speaking in tongues¾and, of course, the cow that gave birth to two lambs. All of this Fortean wonder is prefaced by a magnificent new introductory essay by Jack Womack, winner of the Philip K. Dick Award and lifetime Fortean. This Ebook is part of the Baen Books Charles Fort Ebook Collection At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Racism

A Bibliography with Indexes
Author: Albert J. Wheeler
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781560728566
Category: History
Page: 319
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Of all mankinds' vices, racism is one of the most pervasive and stubborn. Success in overcoming racism has been achieved from time to time, but victories have been limited thus far because mankind has focused on personal economic gain or power grabs ignoring generosity of the soul. This bibliography brings together the literature providing access by subject groupings as well as author and subject indexes. Contents: Racial Attitudes; Racism and Poverty; Hate Groups; Racial Justice; Racism and Politics; Race Discrimination; Racial Identity; Racism Around the World.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0307371565
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

El club de los martes


Author: Mario Escobar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781542045490
Category: Fiction
Page: 236
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Five women who meet for a reading club get involved in solving the case of a serial killer who is causing terror in the streets of the city of Seattle.

The Awakening of the World. El Despertar Del Mundo

Second Edition. English and Spanish
Author: Carlos Romainville
Publisher: Palibrio
ISBN: 1506525857
Category: Political Science
Page: 542
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I have written this book in order to collaborate in a very small way to make the world a better place where human beings can be assured that our future will be guided towards constant progress, not only as individuals, but as a human race. The book is an analysis of the existing policy, which is based on features of the first civilizations, in terms of structural organization and ideologies. When making an analysis of the representations of government of nations, within history, we realize many errors in these. In order to transform anomalies in politics such as corruption, laws and rules. He escrito este libro con el fin de colaborar aunque sea en forma minscula a hacer del mundo un mejor lugar en donde los seres humanos obtengamos seguridad en que nuestro futuro sea guiado hacia un progreso constante, no solo como individuos, sino como raza humana. El libro es un anlisis sobre la poltica existente, que tiene como base rasgos de las primeras civilizaciones, en cuanto a organizacin estructural e ideologas. Al hacer un anlisis de las representaciones de gobierno de las naciones, dentro de la historia, nos damos cuenta de muchos errores en estas. Para poder transformar las anomalas en la poltica tales como la corrupcin, leyes y reglas.

Love in the Time of Cholera


Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101911115
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.

A Pronouncing Dictionary of the Spanish and English Languages

Composed from the Spanish Dictionaries of the Spanish Academy, Terreros, and Salvá Upon the Basis of Seoane's Edition of Neuman and Baretti, and from the English Dictionaries of Webster, Worcester, and Walker: with the Addition of More Than Eight Thousand Words, Idiom, and Familiar Phrases, the Irregularieties of All the Verbs, and a Grammatical Synopsis of Both Languages. In Two Parts
Author: Mariano Velazques de la Cadena
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: 1279
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Gangster Warlords

Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America
Author: Ioan Grillo
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620403803
Category: History
Page: 384
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On a ranch south of Texas, the man known as The Executioner leaves five hundred body parts in metal barrels. In Brazil's biggest city, a mysterious prisoner orders hit men to gun down forty-one police officers and prison guards in two days. In southwest Mexico, a meth maker is venerated as a saint while enforcing Old Testament justice on his enemies. A new kind of criminal kingpin has arisen: a hybrid of CEO, terrorist, and part rock star, commanding guerrilla attacks, strong-arming governments, and taking over much of the world's trade in narcotics, guns, and humans. What they do affects you now--from the gas in your car, to the gold in your jewelry, to the tens of thousands of Latin Americans calling for refugee status in the United States. Gangster Warlords is the first definitive account of the crime wars unleashing humanitarian disaster in Central and South America and the Caribbean, regions largely abandoned by the United States after the Cold War. Author of the critically acclaimed El Narco, Ioan Grillo has covered Latin America since 2001 and gained access up the cartel chain of command in what he calls the new battlefields of the Americas. Moving between militia-controlled ghettos and the halls of top policymakers, Grillo provides a disturbing new understanding of a war that has spiraled out of control--and needs to be confronted now.

The Myth of Sisyphus And Other Essays


Author: Albert Camus
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307827828
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 224
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One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide; the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence, Albert Camus brilliantly posits a way out of despair, reaffirming the value of personal existence, and the possibility of life lived with dignity and authenticity.

Leonardo da Vinci


Author: Walter Isaacson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501139177
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 624
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The #1 New York Times bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it…Most important, it is a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life” (The New Yorker). Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson “deftly reveals an intimate Leonardo” (San Francisco Chronicle) in a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history’s most creative genius. In the “luminous” (Daily Beast) Leonardo da Vinci, Isaacson describes how Leonardo’s delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity. So, too, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical. His life should remind us of the importance to be imaginative and, like talented rebels in any era, to think different. Here, da Vinci “comes to life in all his remarkable brilliance and oddity in Walter Isaacson’s ambitious new biography…a vigorous, insightful portrait” (The Washington Post).

Batman

Nightwalker
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399549781
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 288
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The new, eagerly anticipated BATMAN YA novel is an action-packed thrill ride that could only be penned by #1 New York Times bestselling author MARIE LU. Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy. The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list. The city's elites are being taken out one by one as their mansions' security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is about to become eighteen and inherit his family's fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Industries and all the tech gadgetry that he loves. But on the way home from his birthday party, he makes an impulsive choice and is sentenced to community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city's most nefarious criminals. Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce's only hope. The most intriguing inmate in Arkham is Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. A girl who will only speak to Bruce. She is the mystery he must unravel, but is he convincing her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? In this second DC Icons book--following Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman: Warbringer--Bruce Wayne is proof that you don't need superpowers to be a super hero, but can he survive this game of tense intrigue, pulse-pounding action, and masterful deception? Act fast! The first printing includes a poster of Bruce! Each first printing in the DC Icons series will have a limited-edition poster--collect them all to create the full image! "The trickiest aspect of any Batman narrative is getting into Bruce Wayne's head, and [Lu] doesn't miss a beat. . . . An engaging character piece with enough Batman allusions to intrigue fans and newcomers alike." --Kirkus Reviews "A fast-paced story line, action-packed fight sequences, and hi-tech gadgetry expected from any Batman story make this a fun read with wide appeal." --SLJ

Aura

A Novel
Author: Carlos Fuentes
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466840048
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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This eBook edition of Carlos Fuentes' novel includes only the English translation by Lysander Kemp. The Spanish text is not included. Felipe Montero is employed in the house of an aged widow to edit her deceased husband's memoirs. There Felipe meets her beautiful green-eyed niece, Aura. His passion for Aura and his gradual discovery of the true relationship between the young woman and her aunt propel the story to its extraordinary conclusion.

I Contain Multitudes

The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Author: Ed Yong
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062368621
Category: Science
Page: 368
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Joining the ranks of popular science classics like The Botany of Desire and The Selfish Gene, a groundbreaking, wondrously informative, and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin—a “microbe’s-eye view” of the world that reveals a marvelous, radically reconceived picture of life on earth. Every animal, whether human, squid, or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes. Ed Yong, whose humor is as evident as his erudition, prompts us to look at ourselves and our animal companions in a new light—less as individuals and more as the interconnected, interdependent multitudes we assuredly are. The microbes in our bodies are part of our immune systems and protect us from disease. In the deep oceans, mysterious creatures without mouths or guts depend on microbes for all their energy. Bacteria provide squid with invisibility cloaks, help beetles to bring down forests, and allow worms to cause diseases that afflict millions of people. Many people think of microbes as germs to be eradicated, but those that live with us—the microbiome—build our bodies, protect our health, shape our identities, and grant us incredible abilities. In this astonishing book, Ed Yong takes us on a grand tour through our microbial partners, and introduces us to the scientists on the front lines of discovery. It will change both our view of nature and our sense of where we belong in it.

The Future of the Mind

The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
Author: Michio Kaku
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 0307473341
Category: Psychology
Page: 377
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An authoritative survey of current groundbreaking research into the human mind reveals how top international laboratories have innovated unique technologies for recording profound mental capabilities and enabling controversial opportunities in the field of cognition enhancement.

Utopia for Realists

How We Can Build the Ideal World
Author: Rutger Bregman
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316471909
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
View: 601

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Universal basic income. A 15-hour workweek. Open borders. Does it sound too good to be true? One of Europe's leading young thinkers shows how we can build an ideal world today. After working all day at jobs we often dislike, we buy things we don't need. Rutger Bregman, a Dutch historian, reminds us it needn't be this way-and in some places it isn't. Rutger Bregman's TED Talk about universal basic income seemed impossibly radical when he delivered it in 2014. His April 2017 talk continues to make the provocative case, detailing the idea's 500-year history and even its brief success in a forgotten trial in Manitoba in the 1970s. Nearly a million views later, guaranteed basic income is being seriously considered by leading economists and government leaders the world over. It's just one of the many utopian ideas that Bregman proves is possible today. Utopia for Realists is one of those rare books that takes you by surprise and challenges what you think can happen. From a Canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty, to Richard Nixon's near implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, Bregman takes us on a journey through history, and beyond the traditional left-right divides, as he champions ideas whose time have come. Every progressive milestone of civilization-from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy-was once considered a utopian fantasy. Bregman's book, both challenging and bracing, demonstrates that new utopian ideas, like the elimination of poverty and the creation of the fifteen-hour workweek, can become a reality in our lifetime. Being unrealistic and unreasonable can in fact make the impossible inevitable, and it is the only way to build the ideal world.

Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Complete Set 1)


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 0755387570
Category: Fiction
Page: 131
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The greatest detective of them all is back... 'There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it'. Arriving in the wilderness of London Dr John Watson finds himself lodging at 221b Baker Street with one Sherlock Holmes. A corpse has been discovered and scrawled in blood across the walls is the word RACHE - revenge. Watson, is baffled by the case but for Holmes the game is afoot...

Rethinking education: towards a global common good?


Author: UNESCO
Publisher: UNESCO Publishing
ISBN: 9231000888
Category: Education
Page: 84
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Economic growth and the creation of wealth have cut global poverty rates, yet vulnerability, inequality, exclusion and violence have escalated within and across societies throughout the world. Unsustainable patterns of economic production and consumption promote global warming, environmental degradation and an upsurge in natural disasters. Moreover, while we have strengthened international human rights frameworks over the past several decades, implementing and protecting these norms remains a challenge. These changes signal the emergence of a new global context for learning that has vital implications for education. Rethinking the purpose of education and the organization of learning has never been more urgent. This book is inspired by a humanistic vision of education and development, based on respect for life and human dignity, equal rights, social justice, cultural diversity, international solidarity and shared responsibility for a sustainable future.