Entre La Ploma I El Fusell

Author: Miquel Berga i Bagué
Size: 19,28 MB
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Els Sistemes Naturals De La Vall D Aliny

Author: Josep Germain i Otzet
Editor: Institut d'Estudis Catalans
ISBN: 9788472837249
Size: 14,90 MB
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Editor: Linkgua digital
ISBN: 8490072744
Size: 19,15 MB
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Barcelona An Urban History Of Science And Modernity 1888 1929

Author: Oliver Hochadel
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317176200
Size: 10,82 MB
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The four decades between the two Universal Exhibitions of 1888 and 1929 were formative in the creation of modern Barcelona. Architecture and art blossomed in the work of Antoni Gaudi­ and many others. At the same time, social unrest tore the city apart. Topics such as art nouveau and anarchism have attracted the attention of numerous historians. Yet the crucial role of science, technology and medicine in the cultural makeup of the city has been largely ignored. The ten articles of this book recover the richness and complexity of the scientific culture of end of the century Barcelona. The authors explore a broad range of topics: zoological gardens, natural history museums, amusement parks, new medical specialities, the scientific practices of anarchists and spiritists, the medical geography of the urban underworld, early mass media, domestic electricity and astronomical observatories. They pay attention to the agenda of the bourgeois elites but also to hitherto neglected actors: users of electric technologies and radio amateurs, patients in clinics and dispensaries, collectors and visitors of museums, working class audiences of public talks and female mediums. Science, technology and medicine served to exert social control but also to voice social critique. Barcelona: An urban history of science and modernity (1888-1929) shows that the city around 1900 was both a creator and facilitator of knowledge but also a space substantially transformed by the appropriation of this knowledge by its unruly citizens.

Recommended Books In Spanish For Children And Young Adults

Author: Isabel Schon
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810851962
Size: 15,13 MB
Format: PDF
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Whether used for the development and support of an existing collection or for the creation of a new collection serving Spanish-speaking young readers, this outstanding resource is an essential tool. Following the same format as the highly praised 1996-1999 edition, Schon presents critical annotations for 1300 books published between 2000 and 2004, including reference, nonfiction, and fiction. One section is devoted to publishers' series, and an appendix lists dealers who carry books in Spanish. Includes author, title, and subject indexes.

After Havana

Author: Charles Fleming
Editor: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429973878
Size: 20,50 MB
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An epic and explosive novel of Cuba in 1958, After Havana is the story the nightclubs, revolutionaries, and Security forces in the sour twilight of the Batista empire. Sloan is a white American horn player with a bruised past and a wounded heart. Anita is the mixed-race beauty who will recapture his love and spark a manhunt through the streets of the city and into the heart of the rebel-held Sierre Maestra mountains. Carlos Delgado is the famed rebel Communist leader, having secretely returned to his homeland from exile in Mexico. And Cardoso is the haunted Security agent assigned to find and kill Delgado, thereby shifting the power back to the corrupt Batista government. Cardoso is author Charles Fleming's greatest creation yet, a man corrupted by circumstance and duty yet willing to sacrifice it all for redemption.