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New PDF release: Abrir en caso de Apocalipsis: Guía rápida para reconstruir

By Lewis Dartnell

«Una mirada fascinante a los principios básicos de las principales tecnologías que sostienen l. a. sociedad contemporánea».
Wall road Journal

Una pandemia incontrolable, el impacto de un meteorito, o quizá una guerra nuclear; por el motivo que sea, el mundo que conocemos ha desaparecido y los escasos supervivientes deben comenzar de cero. ¿Cuáles son los conocimientos fundamentales necesarios para reconstruir nuestra civilización?

Tras recoger lo poco lo poco que queda, ¿cómo se puede empezar a producir lo esencial? ¿Cómo cultivar alimentos, generar electricidad, preparar medicinas o extraer steel de las rocas? ¿Se puede evitar una nueva edad oscura y aprovechar los atajos para conseguir de nuevo el desarrollo?

La vida en las sociedades contemporáneas nos han desconectado de los procesos básicos que nos sostienen, así como de las elegantes premisas científicas que permiten aprender las cosas por uno mismo.

Abrir en caso de apocalipsis es un viaje de exploración, un libro que explica todo lo que hay que saber acerca de todo lo que nos rodea. Una guía rápida para reiniciar l. a. civilización que transformará nuestra comprensión del mundo, y nos ayudará cuando este ya no exista.

La crítica ha dicho...
«Un maravilloso compendio de los conocimientos que hemos olvidado. El libro más inspirador que he leído en mucho tiempo».
Peter Forbes, Independent

«Un libro extraordinario, una lectura estupenda incluso si l. a. civilización no desaparece. Si lo hace, será l. a. biblia del nuevo mundo, y Dartnell su profeta».
The Times

«Una fascinante historia de los angeles ciencia y los angeles tecnología».
Steven Poole, The Guardian

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Medieval Polities and Modern Mentalities by Timothy Reuter,Janet L. Nelson PDF

By Timothy Reuter,Janet L. Nelson

it is a choice of influential and hard essays by means of British medievalist Timothy Reuter, a perceptive and unique philosopher with impressive diversity who was once both at domestic within the Anglophone or German scholarly worlds. The 2006 booklet addresses 3 interconnected issues within the learn of the historical past of the early and excessive center a while. to begin with, historiography, the improvement of the fashionable examine of the medieval earlier. How do our modern and inherited preconceptions and pre-occupations confirm our view of heritage? Secondly, the significance of symbolic motion and communique within the politics and polities of the center a long time. ultimately, the necessity to steer clear of anachronism in our attention of medieval politics. Throwing mild either on glossy mentalities and at the values and behavior of medieval humans themselves, and containing articles, at time of book, by no means formerly been on hand in English, this publication is vital analyzing for any critical pupil of medieval Europe.

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Download e-book for kindle: Made in Mexico: Regions, Nation, and the State in the Rise by Susan M. Gauss

By Susan M. Gauss

The scan with neoliberal market-oriented monetary coverage in Latin the USA, popularly often called the Washington Consensus, has run its path. With left-wing and populist regimes now in strength in lots of nations, there's a lot debate approximately what path financial coverage could be taking, and there are those that think that state-led improvement can be worthy attempting back. Susan Gauss’s examine of the method during which Mexico remodeled from a mostly agrarian society into an city, industrialized one within the twenty years following the top of the Revolution is principally well timed and should have classes to supply to coverage makers today.

The photo of a robust, centralized corporatist nation led by way of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) from the Forties conceals what was once truly a protracted, messy technique of debate and negotiation one of the postrevolutionary country, hard work, and domestically established business elites to outline the nationalist venture. Made in Mexico specializes in the targeted nature of what occurred within the 4 areas studied intimately: Guadalajara, Mexico urban, Monterrey, and Puebla. It indicates how industrialism enabled recalcitrant elites to keep up a domestically grounded protect of neighborhood authority open air of formal ruling-party associations, balancing the tensions between centralization, consolidation of progress, and Mexico’s deep legacies of neighborhood authority.

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Download e-book for kindle: Challenges and Goals for Accelerators in the XXI Century by Oliver Brüning,Stephen Myers

By Oliver Brüning,Stephen Myers

The previous a hundred years of accelerator-based examine have led the sector from first insights into the constitution of atoms to the advance and affirmation of the traditional version of physics. Accelerators were a key instrument in constructing our knowing of the ordinary debris and the forces that govern their interactions. This ebook describes the prior a hundred years of accelerator improvement with a distinct concentrate on the technological developments within the box, the relationship of some of the accelerator tasks to key advancements and discoveries within the average version, how accelerator applied sciences open the door to different purposes in drugs and undefined, and at last offers an outlook of destiny accelerator initiatives for the arrival decades.

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New PDF release: Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure

By Ashley Carse

In this cutting edge booklet, Ashley Carse lines the water that flows into and out from the Panama Canal to provide an explanation for how international delivery is entangled with Panama's cultural and actual landscapes. by way of following box ships as they commute downstream alongside maritime routes and tracing rivers upstream around the populated watershed that feeds the canal, he explores the politics of environmental administration round a waterway that hyperlinks remote ports and markets to within reach farms, forests, towns, and rural groups. Carse attracts on quite a lot of ethnographic and archival fabric to teach the social and ecological implications of transportation throughout Panama. The Canal strikes ships over an aquatic staircase of locks that call for a major quantity of clean water from the encircling zone. each one passing send drains fifty two million gallons out to sea -- a quantity such as the day-by-day water use of part 1000000 Panamanians. Infrastructures just like the Panama Canal, Carse argues, don't easily triumph over nature; they transform ecologies in ways in which serve particular political and monetary priorities. Interweaving histories that diversity from the depopulation of the U.S. Canal area a century in the past to street development conflicts and water hyacinth invasions in canal waters, the ebook illuminates the human and nonhuman actors that experience come jointly on the margins of the well-known exchange direction. 2014 marks the one centesimal anniversary of the Panama Canal. Beyond the large Ditch calls us to think about how infrastructures are materially embedded in position, generating environments with winners and losers.

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"Closer to the Truth Than Any Fact": Memoir, Memory, and Jim by Jennifer Jensen Wallach PDF

By Jennifer Jensen Wallach

Although historians usually use memoirs as resource fabric, too frequently they confine such utilization to the anecdotal, and there's little methodological literature concerning the genre’s percentages and barriers. This examine articulates an method of utilizing memoirs as tools of historic knowing. Jennifer Jensen Wallach applies those ideas to a physique of memoirs approximately lifestyles within the American South in the course of Jim Crow segregation, together with works by means of Zora Neale Hurston, Willie Morris, Lillian Smith, Henry Louis Gates Jr., William Alexander Percy, and Richard Wright.

Wallach argues that the sphere of autobiography experiences, that is at the moment ruled by way of literary critics, wishes a brand new theoretical framework that permits historians, too, to profit from the translation of lifestyles writing. Her such a lot provocative declare is that, as a result aesthetic energy of literary language, expert artistic writers are uniquely situated to catch the complexities of all over again and one other position. via recommendations equivalent to metaphor and irony, memoirists jointly supply their readers an empathetic figuring out of existence through the period of segregation. even if those recollections endure convinced similarities, it turns into transparent that the South because it was once remembered by way of each one is rarely an analogous place.

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Download e-book for iPad: History of Cartography: International Symposium of the ICA, by Elri Liebenberg,Peter Collier,Zsolt Gyözö Török

By Elri Liebenberg,Peter Collier,Zsolt Gyözö Török

This quantity collects 22 papers offered on the 4th foreign Symposium of the ICA fee at the background of Cartography, held at Eotvos Lorand college, Budapest, Hungary, on 28-29 June 2012. the general convention subject matter is 'Exploration - Discovery - Cartography', yet choice has been given to papers facing cartography within the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  The papers are categorized based on neighborhood sub-themes, i.e. papers at the Americas, papers on Africa, etc.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Vacuum Cleaner: A History by Carroll Gantz

By Carroll Gantz

condominium cleansing has been an innate human task perpetually yet in simple terms because the early nineteenth century have mechanical units changed the actual exertions (performed commonly by means of women). Mechanical carpet sweepers have been changed by means of handbook suction cleaners, which in flip have been changed via electrical vacuum cleaners within the early twentieth century. cutting edge inventors, who more advantageous vacuum cleaners as electrical energy grew to become usually on hand, made those advances attainable. Many early brands failed, yet a few, similar to Bissell, Hoover, Eureka and others, grew to become loved ones names as they competed for international dominance with better gains, functionality and visual appeal. This ebook describes the interesting those who made this attainable, in addition to the industrial, cultural and technological contexts in their occasions. From vague beginnings two hundred years in the past, vacuum cleaners became an essential component of recent family culture.

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