Author: Eudald Carbonell, Salvador Moyà, Robert Sala, Josep Corbella Domènech
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
"El largo camino de los homínidos hacia la inteligencia ¿En qué momento de la historia de la evolución empezaron a hablar los homínidos? ¿Cómo consiguieron descubrir el fuego? ¿Por qué el hombre de Neandertal fue borrado del planeta? ¿Por qué hay razas diferentes? ¿ Quiénes son realmente nuestros antepasados directos? Pocas veces tendremos la oportunidad de leer una explicación tan clara sobre nuestros orígenes como en este libro de entrevistas a tres de los principales especialistas: Eudald Carbonell, Salvador Moyà y Robert Sala. Con un lenguaje accesible y una admirable capacidad de comunicación, los tres contestan a las preguntas del periodista Josep Corbella y nos fascinan con la historia más apasionante que puede explicarse: la increíble historia de los humanos. Según La Vanguardia, Sapiens es un libro ""riguroso y encantador, en la más gloriosa tradición divulgativa de Sagan o Stephen Jay Gould"". "
Presentamos lo que podríamos considerar como una filosofía darwiniana de la música, que comprende, entre otros temas, la teoría de la evolución musical y sus causas, la influencia del ambiente musical y del principio de selección natural, la diversidad de las especies musicales de lso distintos pueblos...
Translation and Cultural Identity
Author: Micaela Muñoz-Calvo, Maria del Carmen Buesa Gómez
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Translation and Cultural Identity: Selected Essays on Translation and Cross-Cultural Communication tackles the complexity of the concepts mentioned in its title through seven essays, written by most highly regarded experts in the field of Translation Studies: José Lambert (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium), Raquel Merino (University of the Basque Country, Spain), Rosa Rabadán (University of Leon, Spain), Julio-César Santoyo (University of Leon, Spain), Christina Schäffner (Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom), Gideon Toury (Tel-Aviv University, Israel) and Patrick Zabalbeascoa (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain). The essays are varied and innovative. Their common feature is that they deal with various aspects of translation and cultural identity and that they contribute to the enrichment of the study of communication across cultures. These major readings in translation studies will give readers food for thought and reflection and will promote research on translation, cultural identity and cross-cultural communication.
La evolución del talento
Author: José María Bermúdez de Castro
Aprende qué nos enseña la evolución del hombre y del cerebro sobre la gestión del talento y de las relaciones humanas. Los orígenes del ser humano, de dónde venimos y cómo hemos llegado hasta aquí, es una de las cuestiones más fascinantes a las que se enfrenta la ciencia. José María Bermúdez de Castro reflexiona sobre la gestión de equipos de trabajo, de qué modo se relacionan entre sí los seres humanos y cómo nuestro viaje evolutivo ha determinado esos patrones de conducta. Este apasionante ensayo reúne estos dos temas y, mientras sigue el camino que lleva de los primeros homínidos hasta el Homo sapiens, explica cómo las adaptaciones obligadas por el entorno han determinado muchas de las características de la sociedad actual. Reseña: «Una extensa cura de humildad.» Público
Author: Eugenia Ramírez Goicoechea
Publisher: Editorial Universitaria Ramon Areces
Este libro, compendio, coherente y detallado de saberes transdisciplinares enfocados a una interpretación biopsicosociocultural del ser humano, es el resultado de muchos años de investigación ininterrumpida de la autora. un proceso de aprendizaje, reflexión, maduración y revisión continuas, con distintos ritmos de trabajo, al hilo de sus compromisos docentes y otras líneas de investigación.
Author: Brian Catling
In a novel that combines history and fantasy, the author explores the Vorrh, a vast forest at the edge of Essenwald, a colonial city in a parallel Africa. Original.
Our Inner Ape
Author: Frans de Waal
Argues that such social virtues as cooperation, empathy, and morality are as genetically inherent as aggressive and competitive behaviors, drawing on research with two ape species whose DNA most closely resembles that of humans to explain how ape instincts can inform readers about human behavior. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
This volume is a step in fleshing out the historical reasons for gender inequality from the origins of humankind to present times in the Western world. It argues that despite much critique during the last two decades, gender identities are still ultimately understood as closed and rigid categories which unwittingly reproduce modern Western values. It is a theoretically-informed and up-to-date overview of the history of gender inequality that takes as its starting point the mechanisms through which human beings construct their self-identity. It discusses deeply ingrained assumptions on the relationship between gender and materiality in the present that lead both the academic community and the general public alike to reproduce specific patterns of thought about sex and gender and project them into the past. Starting from a peripheral and heterodox perspective, this book intends to appraise the complexity of gender identity in all its richness and diversity. It seeks to understand the persistence of relationality in supposedly fully individualized male selves, and the construction of new forms of individuality among women that did not follow the masculine model. It is argued here that by balancing community and self beyond the contradictions of hegemonic masculinity, modern women are struggling to build a new, more empowering form of personhood. The author is an archaeologist, who uses her discipline not only to provide data, theory and a long-term perspective, but also in a metaphorical sense: to construct a socio-historical genealogy of current gender systems, through an examination of how personhood and self-identity have been constructed in the Western world.
Examines fundamental problems often overlooked or neglected in education. These problems are presented as "seven complex lessons" that should be covered in an education of the future in all societies in every culture, according to means and rules appropriate to those societies and cultures.
Dragons of Eden
Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
“A history of the human brain from the big bang, fifteen billion years ago, to the day before yesterday . . . It's a delight.”—The New York Times Dr. Carl Sagan takes us on a great reading adventure, offering his vivid and startling insight into the brain of man and beast, the origin of human intelligence, the function of our most haunting legends—and their amazing links to recent discoveries. “How can I persuade every intelligent person to read this important and elegant book? . . . He talks about all kinds of things: the why of the pain of human childbirth . . . the reason for sleeping and dreaming . . . chimpanzees taught to communicate in deaf and dumb language . . . the definition of death . . . cloning . . . computers . . . intelligent life on other planets. . . . Fascinating . . . delightful.”—The Boston Globe “In some lost Eden where dragons ruled, the foundations of our intelligence were laid. . . . Carl Sagan takes us on a guided tour of that lost land. . . . Fascinating . . . entertaining . . . masterful.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The period surrounding birth is a phase of modern life that has been dramatically altered in recent decades, and emerging scientific disciplines have shown that this short period is critical in the formation of human beings. Michel Odent, former obstetrician and revolutionary childbirth pioneer, believes that these are two good reasons to raise questions about the way babies are born, and the consequences this may have for the evolution of Homo sapiens. Furthermore, the transmission of acquired traits to subsequent generations can now be scientifically interpreted (epigenetics, the transmission of the mircobiome, etc), which may represent a defining moment in our understanding of the mechanisms by which evolution occurs. Recent scientific advances have been so spectacular that they merit this updated edition of a book that was originally published in 2013. Obstetric practice is generally evaluated in the short term; this ground-breaking book encourages us to think about modes of birth in the long term, and to consider the impact they have on our species and its evolution. It is a readable, yet thought-provoking book, which will give anyone interested in evolution and the future of Homo sapiens much new material to consider.
The Spanish language is spoken by an estimated 477 million people worldwide. This volume focuses on the contact between Spanish and other language varieties, including Catalan, Portuguese and Galician in the Spanish Peninsula. The book explores the characteristics of such language contact situations from structural, developmental, societal and cognitive perspectives.
This book offers a pluralistic vision of the way economists have dealt with the question of power in society over the last two centuries. Economists’ ideas about power are examined from political, theoretical and policy-making points of view, with additional discussion of the active participation of economists in the management of power. The book is organized into four main conceptions of power relations: i) Power as embedded in political institutions; ii) Power as emerging from the asymmetric relations caused by the unequal distribution of income and wealth; iii) Power as associated to the monopolistic or oligopolistic position held by some firms in the market; and iv) Power as the management of economic policies by the state. Mosca brings together contributions from a range of scholars to analyse how economists have considered the role of power, putting the discussion into a much needed historical context.
Sacco and Vanzetti
Author: John Davis
Publisher: Ocean Press
Political activists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were framed and executed for murder in a wave of anti-immigrant hysteria in Boston in the 1920s. Their story is a salutary one, illustrating the way in which anarchists and immigrants were painted as terrorists - a grim reminder of the consequences of using fear as a political weapon. Eventually pardoned in 1977 by Governor Dukakis, Sacco and Vanzetti's case sparked an unprecedented international defence campaign backed by writers, artists, politicians and musicians. It remains one of the most famous political trials in history.