Autore: Mike Resnick
Editore: Tor/Forge
ISBN: 9780812522563
Grandezza: 29,32 MB
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Bounty hunter Sebastian Nightingale "Songbird" Cain, freelance reporter Virtue Mackenzie, and the Swagman, a jewel thief, all search for Santiago, a mysterious outlaw out on the Galactic Rim. Reissue.


Autore: Simone Chaput
ISBN: 9780888012999
Grandezza: 46,34 MB
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A Winnipeg woman decides to make a pilgrimage from France to Spain along with a school friend and her depressed brother.

Roads To Santiago

Autore: Cees Nooteboom
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156011587
Grandezza: 20,23 MB
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In a collection of twentyfive original essays, the author of The Following Story chronicles his travels throughout Spain over the course of three decades, discussing his trip through La Mancha, the magnificent Prado Museum, a visit to the shrine of the Black Madonna of Guadalupe, and more. Reprint.

Santiago Calatrava

Autore: Santiago Calatrava
Editore: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568983257
Grandezza: 19,61 MB
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"This is the first time that I have made the commitment to give a series of talks with the specific intention of communicating my experience. The things I am saying, I am saying for the next generation-people who will set and invent other styles and who will find their own way, just as I have integrated the works of those who have been working before me."-from Santiago Calatrava: Conversations with StudentsWith these words, Santiago Calatrava launched a recent series of lectures at MIT filled with insight, anecdote, and hard information about the practice of design. As the most important figure at the intersection of architecture and engineering, Calatrava reflects on his person path and ties it to his design work. Includes original sketches by Calatrava.

A Place To Stand

Autore: Jimmy Santiago Baca
Editore: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9781555848903
Grandezza: 22,23 MB
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Jimmy Santiago Baca's harrowing, brilliant memoir of his life before, during, and immediately after the years he spent in a maximum-security prison garnered tremendous critical acclaim and went on to win the prestigious 2001 International Prize. Long considered one of the best poets in America today, Baca was illiterate at the age of twenty-one and facing five to ten years behind bars for selling drugs. A Place to Stand is the remarkable tale of how he emerged after his years in the penitentiary -- much of it spent in isolation -- with the ability to read and a passion for writing poetry. A vivid portrait of life inside a maximum-security prison and an affirmation of one man's spirit in overcoming the most brutal adversity, A Place to Stand "stands as proof there is always hope in even the most desperate lives" -- (Fort Worth Morning Star-Telegram). "A Place to Stand is a hell of a book, quite literally. You won't soon forget it." -- Luis Urrea, The San Diego Union-Tribune "This book will have a permanent place in American letters." -- Jim Harrison


Autore: Joan Myers
Editore: Univ of New Mexico Pr
Grandezza: 80,76 MB
Formato: PDF
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Good Intentions Bad Outcomes

Autore: Santiago Levy
Editore: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 9780815701637
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Despite various reform efforts, Mexico has experienced economic stability but little growth. Today more than half of all Mexican workers are employed informally, and one out of every four is poor. Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes argues that incoherent social programs significantly contribute to this state of affairs and it suggests reforms to improve the situation. Over the past decade, Mexico has channeled an increasing number of resources into subsidizing the creation of low-productivity, informal jobs. These social programs have hampered growth, fostered illegality, and provided erratic protection to workers, trapping many in poverty. Informality has boxed Mexico into a dilemma: provide benefits to informal workers at the expense of lower growth and reduced productivity or leave millions of workers without benefits. Former finance official Santiago Levy proposes how to convert the existing system of social security for formal workers into universal social entitlements. He advocates eliminating wage-based social security contributions and raising consumption taxes on higher-income households to simultaneously increase the rate of growth of GDP, reduce inequality, and improve benefits for workers. Go od Intentions, Bad Outcomes considers whether Mexico can build on the success of Progresa-Oportunidades, a targeted poverty alleviation program that originated in Mexico and has been replicated in over 25 countries as well as in New York City. It sets forth a plan to reform social and economic policy, an essential element of a more equitable and sustainable development strategy for Mexico.

The Pilgrimage To Santiago

Autore: Edwin Mullins
Editore: Signal Books
ISBN: 9781902669311
Grandezza: 75,85 MB
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The Long Road to Heaven", the annual pilgrimage to the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela has taken place for over a thousand years. In the great cathedral of Santiago are said to lie the bones of St. James of the Great, cousin to Christ, an original disciple and later "resurrected" as the legendary slayer of the Moors. From the Middle Ages onwards, this most evocative of Christian shrines has attracted pilgrims to the Spanish city from all over Europe and further afield. A network of routes, lined with statues and other symbols, leads to Santiago, but the most celebrated is that from Paris, across the Pyrenees and through the arid uplands of northern Spain.

Vacation Stories

Autore: Santiago Ramón y Cajal
Editore: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252026553
Grandezza: 58,43 MB
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A world-famous neurobiologist, Santiago Ramn y Cajal won the Nobel Prize for his scientific research in 1906. The previous year, he published these stories: five ingenious tales that take a microscopic look at the nature, allure, and danger of scientific curiosity. Ramn y Cajal waited almost twenty years to publish these stories because he feared they would compromise his scientific career. Featuring the cutting-edge science of the mid-1880s (microscopy, bacteriology, and hypnosis), they probe the seductive power that proceeds from scientific knowledge and explore how the pursuit of such knowledge alternately redeems and ensnares humanity. Here revenge is disguised as research and common fraud as moral purification. Critical thought vies with moribund tradition and stifling religion for a hold on the human spirit; rigid divisions of class and wealth dissolve before the indiscriminate assault of microbes. One man's faith in science gives him the tools to outwit superstition and win the true love and happiness for which he has sacrificed. that melds the epiphany of A Christmas Carol with the macabre detail of an Edgar Allan Poe story.Now available for the first time in English, Ramn y Cajal's stories reveal a great deal about human nature and the collusion of ambition and greed that prey on the hapless and thoughtless, whether in the name of science, religion, or the state. Laura Otis, whose dual background in literature and science echoes that of the author, has crafted a sparkling translation that captures the wit and imagination of the original.

Cartier Cartel

Autore: Nisa Santiago
Editore: Melodrama Publishing
ISBN: 1934157341
Grandezza: 22,18 MB
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When Cartier Timmons decides to move her petty-crime crew into the drug-dealing game, she finds herself in over her head when a rival drug hustler is murdered.