Yo fui a EGB 4
Author: Jorge Díaz, Javier Ikaz
Publisher: PLAZA & JANES
Yo fui a EGB, el mayor fenómeno editorial y mediático de los últimos años, cierra la colección con un cuarto volumen cargado de todo aquello que hizo de los 70, los 80 y los 90 la mejor época de nuestras vidas. Cuatro componentes del Equipo A, cuatro integrantes de ABBA, cuatro trotamúsicos, cuatro fichas de Parchís, cuatro libros de Yo fui a EGB, cuatro éxitos llenos de recuerdos. A través de ellos, Javier y Jorge nos han hecho rememorar el sabor del frigodedo, el olor de tu primera colonia Chispas, el tacto del gotelé o el sonido del afilador al pasar por la calle. Pero las sorpresas no han acabado todavía, ya que en este cuarto volumen de la serie iremos más allá en nuestra «nostalgiamanía» cuando volvamos a comprar al quiosco con la ya olvidada peseta, o nos demos un garbeo por el videoclub en busca de la última novedad en VHS, o invitemos de nuevo a nuestros amigos a un cumple con patatas fritas y ganchitos y medianoches de fuagrás, o revivamos cómo fue el peor castigo que sufrimos en el cole o, mejor todavía, cómo fue nuestro primer beso. Regresar al pasado siempre es un viaje placentero lleno de emociones que podemos hacer solos o en compañía gracias a uno de los fenómenos editoriales más vendedores de los últimos años. ¿A qué esperas? Es el momento de gritar bien alto, una vez más... ¡YO FUI A EGB! En los blogs... "Son unos libros que tienen que estar en cualquier estantería, porque son magníficos, no solo para recordar épocas increíbles, sino para enseñar a tus hijos la de cosas que hacías tú en esos tiempos y lo bien que te lo pasabas sin estar pegado a una pantalla. Recomendadísimo." Blog Los mundos de Blue
Life Moves Pretty Fast
Author: Hadley Freeman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From Vogue contributor and Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, a personalized guide to eighties movies that describes why they changed movie-making forever—featuring exclusive interviews with the producers, directors, writers and stars of the best cult classics. For Hadley Freeman, movies of the 1980s have simply got it all. Comedy in Three Men and a Baby, Hannah and Her Sisters, Ghostbusters, and Back to the Future; all a teenager needs to know in Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Say Anything, The Breakfast Club, and Mystic Pizza; the ultimate in action from Top Gun, Die Hard, Beverly Hills Cop, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; love and sex in 9 1/2 Weeks, Splash, About Last Night, The Big Chill, and Bull Durham; and family fun in The Little Mermaid, ET, Big, Parenthood, and Lean On Me. In Life Moves Pretty Fast, Hadley puts her obsessive movie geekery to good use, detailing the decade’s key players, genres, and tropes. She looks back on a cinematic world in which bankers are invariably evil, where children are always wiser than adults, where science is embraced with an intense enthusiasm, and the future viewed with giddy excitement. And, she considers how the changes between movies then and movies today say so much about society’s changing expectations of women, young people, and art—and explains why Pretty in Pink should be put on school syllabuses immediately. From how John Hughes discovered Molly Ringwald, to how the friendship between Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi influenced the evolution of comedy, and how Eddie Murphy made America believe that race can be transcended, this is a “highly personal, witty love letter to eighties movies, but also an intellectually vigorous, well-researched take on the changing times of the film industry” (The Guardian).
The Rebellious Alphabet
Author: Jorge Díaz
Publisher: Henry Holt Books For Young Readers
When an illiterate dictator bans all reading and writing, an old man devises an ingenious system of printing messages and poems for the people.
Author: Maria Duenas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
New York Times bestselling author Maria Dueñas returns with The Vineyard, a magnificent story “destined to become a classic” (Armando Lucas Correa, bestselling author of The German Girl) about ambition, heartbreak, and desire set in Mexico, Cuba, and Spain in the 1860s—perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Kristin Hannah. Mauro Larrea’s fortune, the result of years of hardship and toil, comes crashing down on the heels of a calamitous event. Drowning in debt and uncertainty, he gambles the last of his money on daring ploy that wins him a neglected house and a vineyard in Spain, an ocean away. He journeys to Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia with every intention of selling the property and returning to Mexio—until Soledad Montalvo, the wife of a London wine merchant, bursts into his life, determined to regain the property which was her family’s legacy. With his plans derailed, Larrea glimpses an opportunity in the flourishing sherry trade and finds himself increasingly drawn to the rich, intoxicating culture of his new surroundings. As his feelings for Soledad ripen into a consuming passion, he vows to restore the vineyard to its former glory, setting the stage for a future he never could have imagined. Moving from the turbulent young Mexican republic to flourishing city of Havana, and onward to the fertile vineyards of Jerez as the wine trade with England is transforming the Andalusian city, María Dueñas’s new novel spans the New World and the Old. Her tale of family intrigue vividly conjures the noise and grit of silver mines, the sophistication of the Mexican capital, and the earthier lure of ancient vineyards and magnificent cities whose splendor has faded. Here is an “evocative, tender, and lush” (Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author) story of courage in the face of adversity and of a destiny forever altered by the force of passion.
Author: John Wyndham
Publisher: New York Review of Books
In Chocky, pioneering science-fiction master John Wyndham confronts an enigma as strange as anything found in his classic works The Day of the Triffids or The Chrysalids—the mind of a child. It’s not terribly unusual for a boy to have an imaginary friend, but Matthew’s parents have to agree that his—nicknamed Chocky—is anything but ordinary. Why, Chocky demands to know, are there twenty-four hours in a day? Why are there two sexes? Why can’t Matthew solve his math homework using a logical system like binary code? When the questions Chocky asks become too advanced and, frankly, too odd for teachers to answer, Matthew’s parents start to wonder if Chocky might be something far stranger than a figment of their son’s imagination. Chocky, the last novel Wyndham published during his life, is a playful investigation of what being human is all about, delving into such matters as child-rearing, marriage, learning, artistic inspiration—and ending with a surprising and impassioned plea for better human stewardship of the earth.
If you're tired of items that just fit so-so—sew, sew! This guide will have you expressing your personal in no time. You'll learn the basics of hand sewing and sewing with a machine and get detailed information about tools and fabrics. From there, you'll progress to sewing seams, darts, facings, zippers, fasteners, and more. You'll learn to use patterns and try your hand (and your sewing machine) on warm-up projects like a tote bag or a baby receiving blanket. Then it's on to more creative designs like a stylish messenger bag and fun, flanged pillow shams. If you learn by seeing and doing and want to create chic, unique accessories and home décor, this book is a perfect fit! Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review Each skill or technique is defined and described Detailed color photos demonstrate each step Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo Helpful tips provide additional guidance
I Love You!
Author: Calee M. Lee
Publisher: Xist Publishing
I love you like a skipping stone...I love you like a doggy's bone... Celebrating the love between a parent and a child, this rhyming book features a host of animals and the things they love about each other. Perfect for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and as a reminder to the big kids in your life.
English Is Not Easy
Author: Luci Gutiérrez
A cheeky, sophisticated, and strikingly illustrated guide that leaves generic English reference books in the dust When prominent Barcelona-based illustrator Luci Gutiérrez found herself tuning out in English class, she used her love of drawing to help retain what she’d learned. Ditching the kind of bland and useless phrases that fill most English textbooks, Gutiérrez uses whimsical characters, cheeky dialogue, and even insults to bring vocabulary, grammar, and usage topics to life. Nearly forty-seven million people in the United States speak a language other than English at home, and even most native speakers struggle with subtle distinctions, such as when to use “whether” as opposed to “if.” (For example: I wonder whether I should have added a little more poison to his tea.) Already published to wide acclaim abroad, English Is Not Easy is sure to delight grammar mavens and students of English in America.
Surgical patients are increasingly undergoing operative procedures that require complex post-operative care followed by prolonged rehabilitation in the community, and few leave surgery without a wound, tube, line or drain. The care of these surgical adjuncts is undertaken either in hospital by ward staff or away from the hospital in the community, where GPs and practice nurses are expected to take over the day-to-day management of this care. The ABC of Tubes, Drains, Lines and Frames is a practical guide that provides a clear account of the key issues involved in the assessment and management of surgical wounds, tubes, drains, lines and stomas – from the operating theatre to the Critical Care unit and from the ward into the community. It highlights common pitfalls and includes ‘trouble shooting’ sections that provide an understanding of the issues at all stages of post-operative care. This new ABC is an invaluable resource for all GPs, practice nurses, surgical nurses, junior doctors, and community paramedics.
Yo fui a EGB 3
Author: Jorge Díaz, Javier Ikaz
Publisher: PLAZA & JANES
Más sorpresas, emociones y recuerdos en el tercer volumen del fenómeno con casi un millón de seguidores en Facebook y más de 300.000 libros vendidos. ¿Recuerdas los largos y fabulosos veranos en el pueblo con tus abuelos? ¿Todavía te sabes de memoria las canciones de los juegos de tu pandilla? ¿Volverías a revivir las anécdotas de clase? Hay muchas historias de EGB por contar y Jorge y Javi, los creadores de Yo fui a EGB, están dispuestos a acompañarte por todas ellas. Descubre las nuevas sorpresas, emociones y recuerdos que contiene este tercer volumen de Yo fui a EGB. «Yo fui a EGB ha sabido recopilar los iconos de una generación indeterminada y convertirlos en la cultura popular de este primer cuarto de siglo creando nuestra propia filosofía pop.» Loquillo «Bienvenidos los recuerdos, cuando el presente te decepciona, y el futuro no promete. No es bueno, no es sano, pero reconforta... Alivia las heridas. Estos libros me relajan y me divierten. Bienvenida sea esta tercera parte, que nunca fueron buenas. Pero ¿quién quiere algo bueno? Diviértanse y, sobre todo, no juzguen, que es de tontos.» Álex de la Iglesia «Yo fui a EGB y, como se puede observar, apenas me quedaron secuelas.» Pablo Carbonell «¡Me lo he comprado ya tres veces!, cada vez que viene algún imbécil de mis amigos se emociona y se lo tengo que regalar.» Santiago Segura «En cada página de este libro vuelvo a recordar a mis amigos y la merienda de mi madre. Es medicinal.» Màxim Huerta «Los que fuimos a EGB somos la última generación que llegamos vírgenes a la mayoría de edad. Eso lo dice todo de nosotros.» Frank Blanco «Yo fui a EGB representa a una generación perdida que se ha reencontrado gracias a este libro.» Sandra Barneda «Recuerdo esa época de curas con mucho cariño, hice los mejores amigos que aún conservo, entre capones, regaliz duro negro y petardos... Luego llegó el BUP y por fin, el sexo.» David Summers «Yo NO fui a EGB pero he disfrutado con cada libro como si hubiera ido.» Mayra Gómez Kemp En los blogs... "Son unos libros que tienen que estar en cualquier estantería, porque son magníficos, no solo para recordar épocas increíbles, sino para enseñar a tus hijos la de cosas que hacías tú en esos tiempos y lo bien que te lo pasabas sin estar pegado a una pantalla. Recomendadísimo." Blog Los mundos de Blue
Office 2010 Bible
Author: John Walkenbach, Herb Tyson, Michael R. Groh, Faithe Wempen, Lisa A. Bucki
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A fresh look at the history of psychology placed in its social, political, and cultural contexts A History of Modern Psychology in Context presents the history of modern psychology in the richness of its many contexts. The authors resist the traditional storylines of great achievements by eminent people, or schools of thought that rise and fall in the wake of scientific progress. Instead, psychology is portrayed as a network of scientific and professional practices embedded in specific temporal, social, political, and cultural contexts. The narrative is informed by three key concepts—indigenization, reflexivity, and social constructionism—and by the fascinating interplay between disciplinary Psychology and everyday psychology. The authors complicate the notion of who is at the center and who is at the periphery of the history of psychology by bringing in actors and events that are often overlooked in traditional accounts. They also highlight how the reflexive nature of Psychology—a science produced both by and about humans—accords history a prominent place in understanding the discipline and the theories it generates. Throughout the text, the authors show how Psychology and psychologists are embedded in cultures that indelibly shape how the discipline is defined and practiced, the kind of knowledge it creates, and how this knowledge is received. The text also moves beyond an exclusive focus on the development of North American and European psychologies to explore the development of psychologies in other indigenous contexts, especially from the mid-20th-century onward.
This is the second edition of Marvin N. Tolman’s bestselling book Hands-On Physical Science Activities for Grades K-6. Like all the books in The Science Problem-Solving Curriculum Library series, this revised edition offers compelling activities that help teach students thinking and reasoning skills along with basic science concepts and facts. The book’s activities follow the discovery/inquiry approach and encourage students to analyze, synthesize, and infer based on their own hands-on experiences. This new edition includes an expanded Teacher Information section, inquiry-based models and complex cooperative learning projects using materials found around the home. Many of the activities easily become great science fair ideas as well as activities that correlate with the national standards. Designed to be user friendly, the book includes 175 easy-to-use, hands on activities and is organized into eight sections: Nature of Matter Energy Light Sound Simple Machines Magnetism Static Electricity Current Electricity
Made in India
Publisher: Academy Press
Made in India Guest-edited by Kazi K Ashraf The architectural and urban landscape of India is being remade in unexpected and exuberant ways. New economic growth, the infiltration of global media and technologies, and the transnational reach of the diasporic Indian have unleashed a new cultural and social dynamic. While the dynamic is most explicit and visible in the context of the Indian city, a different set of transformations is taking place in the rural milieu. Yet, as the political writer Sunil Khilnani notes, the world's sense of India, of what it stands for and what it wishes to become, seems as confused and divided today as is India's own sense of itself. It is a challenge, in these conditions, to explore how the deeply entrenched histories and traditions of India are being reimagined, and how questions of the extraordinary diversity of India are being reinterpreted in its architectural and urban landscape. AD traces this compelling story through the writings of Prem Chandavarkar, Sunil Khilnani, Anupama Kundoo, Reinhold Martin, Michael Sorkin, Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha, and others, as well as through the work of some 25 practices currently producing work on the Indian subcontinent.
A beautifully illustrated graphic novel that tells the story of Simón Radowitzky (1891-1956), a gentle soul caught up in a cruel world. The author/illustrator is an Argentinian living in Spain where the book was first published in 2016. Radowitzky appears in a few books (recently The Anarchist Expropriators and Rebellion in Patagonia--both from AK Press), but this is the first English-language book devoted solely to him. His tumultuous life begins with his immigration from Ukraine to Argentina, followed by his assassination of Colonel Falcon (who presided over the slaughter of 100 workers) in 1909. Banished to a penal colony, he escaped, was recaptured and tortured, serving a total of twenty years. Upon release he joined the Spanish Revolution, after which he decamped for Mexico, where he died in 1956 while employed at a toy factory. Stuart Christie, author of Granny Made Me an Anarchist, introduces the AK Press edition. “While Radowitzky’s story has been told … it has never been told in quite the way Agustín Comotto tells it. Through a series of flashbacks [Prisoner 155] examines the agonies and survival of an exceptional individual.” —Guardian “Comotto’s Prisoner 155 is, in my view, a truly great work, comparable to Art Spiegelman’s Maus and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, rich with complexity and ambiguity, and whose shy and sensitive central character, a committed humanist imbued with a deep sense of justice who never expressed regret for the two lives he took, remains an enigma. He was one of countless men and women, the salt of the earth, most of them anonymous, who chose to resist against an unjust, class-ridden society in the hope of building a better world for humanity.” —Stuart Christie, from the foreword