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React Native Cookbook: Bringing the Web to Native Platforms

by Jonathan Lebensold

Tackling an app development project on multiple platforms is no simple task. When time is in short supply and customers need access from the tap of a home screen, React Native can provide a lean development team with the tools needed to deliver a multi-platform native experience without juggling multiple programming languages and shifting code bases. React Native is an emerging technology and best practices are only beginning to bubble up.Fortunately, a growing user community—from tech giants such as Facebook, Yahoo, and Airbnb to the independent developers—is hard at work codifying patterns and best practices for how to use React Native. This cookbook is another milestone on that journey.Aimed at people with some JavaScript and web development experience, the first part of this cookbook covers some simple tips for getting started with React Native. Part 2 will cover some emerging patterns that are commonly found in most native applications.

Practical Modern JavaScript: Dive into ES6 and the Future of JavaScript

by Nicolas Bevacqua

To get the most out of modern JavaScript, you need learn the latest features of its parent specification, ECMAScript 6 (ES6). This book provides a highly practical look at ES6, without getting lost in the specification or its implementation details. Armed with practical examples, author Nicolas Bevacqua shows you new ways to deal with asynchronous flow control, declare objects or functions, and create proxies or unique sets, among many other features.The first title in Bevacqua’s Modular JavaScript series, Practical Modern JavaScript prepares JavaScript and Node.js developers for applied lessons in modular design, testing, and deployment in subsequent books.This book explains:How JavaScript and its standards development process have evolved. Essential ES6 changes, including arrow functions, destructuring, let and const Class syntax for declaring object prototypes, and the new Symbol primitive. How to handle flow control with Promises, iterators, generators, and async functions ES6 collection built-in types for creating object maps and unique sets. How and when to use the new Proxy and Reflect built-ins, Changes to Array, Math, numbers, strings, Unicode, and regular expressions, and other improvements since ES5.

Mastering CloudForms Automation: An Essential Guide for Cloud Administrators

by Peter Mcgowan

Learn how to work with the Automate feature of CloudForms, the powerful Red Hat cloud management platform that lets you administer your virtual infrastructure, including hybrid public and private clouds. This practical hands-on introduction shows you how to increase your operational efficiency by automating day-to-day tasks that now require manual input.Throughout the book, author Peter McGowan provides a combination of theoretical information and practical coding examples to help you learn the Automate object model. With this CloudForms feature, you can create auto-scalable cloud applications, eliminate manual decisions and operations when provisioning virtual machines and cloud instances, and manage your complete virtual machine lifecycle. In six parts, this book helps you:Learn the objects and concepts for developing automation scripts with CloudForms Automate Customize the steps and workflows involved in provisioning virtual machines. Create and use service catalogs, items, dialogs, objects, bundles, and hierarchies. Use CloudForm’s updated workflow to retire and delete virtual machines and services. Orchestrate and coordinate with external services as part of a workflow. Explore distributed automation processing as well as argument passing and handling

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

by Kelly Barnhill

Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal The New York Times Bestseller An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016 A New York Public Library Best Book of 2016 A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016 An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016 Named to KirkusReviews’ Best Books of 2016 2017 Booklist Youth Editors’ Choice Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna’s thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge--with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth’s surface. And the woman with the Tiger’s heart is on the prowl . . . The Newbery Medal winner from the author of the highly acclaimed novel The Witch’s Boy.

Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything

by Lydia Kang Nate Pedersen

What won’t we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine—yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison—was dosed like Viagra. Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. Ranging from the merely weird to the outright dangerous, here are dozens of outlandish, morbidly hilarious “treatments”—conceived by doctors and scientists, by spiritualists and snake oil salesmen (yes, they literally tried to sell snake oil)—that were predicated on a range of cluelessness, trial and error, and straight-up scams. With vintage illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout, Quackery seamlessly combines macabre humor with science and storytelling to reveal an important and disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine.

BiblioCraft: A Modern Crafter's Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects

by Jessica Pigza

Uncover a treasure-trove of crafting tips and inspiration with help from a rare book librarian and examples from Natalie Chanin, Liesl Gibson, and more. A Library Journal Best Book of the Year Deep in the stacks of any library is a wealth of inspiration waiting to be uncovered, and a plethora of projects ready to be tackled. In BiblioCraft, crafting aficionado and rare book librarian Jessica Pigza shares her secrets to scouring those musty collections—both in person and online—for everything from vintage needlepoint magazines to historic watermarks and Japanese family crests. As a host of the New York Public Library’s Handmade Crafternoon series, Pigza has helped creative people of all types take advantage of these hidden riches. BiblioCraft also presents more than twenty projects inspired by library resources from a stellar cast of designers, including Alabama Chanin founder Natalie Chanin, Liesl + Co. founder Liesl Gibson, Charm Patterns founder Gretchen Hirsch, illustrator and fabric designer Heather Ross, Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney, and others. Whether your passion is pillows or coasters, fascinators or fabrics, Pigza will show you how to turn your local library into a global crafting goldmine.

The Beasts of Valhalla (Mongo Mysteries #4)

by George C. Chesbro

With a genius IQ, a past career as a circus acrobat, and a black belt in karate, criminology professor Dr. Robert Frederickson—better known as “Mongo the Magnificent”—has a decidedly unusual background for a private investigator. He also just so happens to be a dwarf. When Mongo’s sister asks him to investigate the death of his nephew, Tommy—the victim of an apparent murder-suicide—the private detective soon learns that everything’s tied to the computer game Tommy and his friends created: an elaborate quest based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The clues send Mongo on a cross-country journey, from a painful visit to his former hometown in Nebraska and back to New York, then on to the rugged coastline of California’s Big Sur and, ultimately, the frozen depths of the Arctic Ocean, where a mad genius will stop at nothing to achieve total Armageddon. Grounded by his completely original private detective Mongo, author George C. Chesbro “writes wonderfully strange mystery novels” (Boston Sunday Herald). The Beasts of Valhalla is the 4th book in the Mongo Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Assassination at Bayou Sauvage (The Andy Broussard/Kit Franklyn Mysteries #8)

by D. J. Donaldson

Chief medical examiner Andy Broussard is at a family picnic in Bayou Sauvage when his uncle Joe is killed in a murder-suicide. The deceased assailant’s motives are unknown, and the mystery sends Broussard digging into his family’s past. Meanwhile, criminal psychologist Kit Franklyn finds herself being deputized when an NOPD slowdown forces the brass to bolster the ranks. Assigned to track down a missing woman, Franklyn’s case leads her right into Broussard’s investigation. Now, the two will have to depend on each other like never before if they are going to uncover the dark family secrets that are about to threaten both of their lives.

What to Expect When You're Expecting (What To Expect Ser.)

by Heidi Murkoff Sharon Mazel

A completely revised and updated edition of America’s pregnancy bible, the longest-running New York Times bestseller ever. With 18.5 million copies in print, What to Expect When You’re Expecting is read by 93% of women who read a pregnancy book and was named one of the “Most Influential Books of the Last 25 Years” by USA Today. This cover-to-cover (including the cover!) new edition is filled with must-have information, advice, insight, and tips for a new generation of moms and dads. With What to Expect’s trademark warmth, empathy, and humor, it answers every conceivable question expecting parents could have, including dozens of new ones based on the ever-changing pregnancy and birthing practices and choices they face. Advice for dads is fully integrated throughout the book. <P><P> All medical coverage is completely updated, including the latest on Zika virus, prenatal screening, and the safety of medications during pregnancy, as well as a brand-new section on postpartum birth control. Current lifestyle trends are incorporated, too: juice bars, raw diets, e-cigarettes, push presents, baby bump posting, the lowdown on omega-3 fatty acids, grass-fed and organic, health food fads, and GMOs. Plus expanded coverage of IVF pregnancy, multiple pregnancies, breastfeeding while pregnant, water and home births, and cesarean trends (including VBACs and “gentle cesareans”).

Among the Dead: A Novel

by Michael Tolkin

Michael Tolkin’s acclaimed second novel, Among the Dead, is an arresting examination of public and private grief in the wake of unspeakable disaster, a slow-burning tour de force of psychological fiction. When Frank Gale writes a passionate letter to his wife confessing an affair, he hopes all can be forgiven on the warm beaches of Mexico. But the farewell kiss of his girlfriend causes him to miss the flight carrying his wife and daughter, and when he learns that their plane has crashed in a crowded city, his life changes in the course of seconds. Suddenly one man’s struggle to comprehend his loss becomes consumed in a media circus of legal drama, family quarrels, and public scandal.

An Affair of Sorcerers (Mongo Mysteries #3)

by George C. Chesbro

When a circus-performer-turned-PI is drawn into the occult underworld, the result is “beautifully plotted and assured” (#1 New York Times–bestselling author Peter Straub). With a genius IQ, a past career as a circus acrobat, and a black belt in karate, criminology professor Dr. Robert Frederickson—better known as “Mongo the Magnificent”—has a decidedly unusual background for a private investigator. He also just so happens to be a dwarf. Mongo needs all his faculties when he’s hired to investigate a fellow professor who’s been experimenting with sensory deprivation. Soon after, a nun asks him to help clear a psychic of murder. And then, weirdest of all, his seven-year-old neighbor, Kathy, begs him to locate her father’s “Book of Shadows.” When Mongo finds Kathy’s father dead from what seems to be a ritual sacrifice—and the little girl lying comatose nearby—the distressed detective follows a trail of occult clues and discovers that all three of his cases are tied to something wicked. Now, to save Kathy from an unnatural end, Mongo will risk it all to separate the facts from something even stranger than fiction. An Affair of Sorcerers is the 3rd book in the Mongo Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die

by Patricia Schultz

Covering the U.S.A. and Canada like never before, and for the first time with full-color photographs, here are 1,000 compelling, essential, offbeat, utterly unforgettable places. Pristine beaches and national parks, world-class museums and the Just for Laughs festival, mountain resorts, salmon-rich rivers, scenic byways, the Oyster Bar and the country’s best taco, lush gardens and coastal treks at Point Reyes, rafting the Upper Gauley (if you dare). Plus resorts, vineyards, hot springs, classic ballparks, the Talladega Speedway, and more. Includes new attractions, like Miami’s Pérez Art Museum and Manhattan’s High Line, plus more than 150 places of special interest to families. And, for every entry, what you need to know about how and when to visit. “Patricia Schultz unearths the hidden gems in our North American backyard. Don’t even think about packing your bag and sightseeing without it.” —New York Daily News

75 Consells per sobreviure als examens (Sèrie 75 #Consells 5)

by María Frisa

Estàs fart d'estudiar? No t'angoixis! El diari més divertit que mai s'ha escrit et porta 75 solucions per fer-te més suportable el mal tràngol dels exàmens Si estàs cansat d'estudiar, si el teu profe és un "motivat" dels exàmens, si vols treure bones notes sense haver d'esforçar-te gaire... ¡Aquí tens la solució! D'acord, de fer els exàmens no te'n lliuraràs, però de ben segur que amb els meus 75 consells aconseguiràs un munt de temps lliure per dedicar a les coses importants de veritat: Internet, la Nintendo, el mòbil, ser popular... Què no t'ho creus? Doncs va, obre aquest llibre i al·lucina!!

A paso de cangrejo

by Günter Grass

Günter Grass nos involucra en las vidas de tres personajes de una gran complejidad, que no caben en ningún prototipo, para remover las conciencias de los europeos y recordarnos que el nazismo es una realidad capaz de resurgir. «Grass rompe un tabú histórico.» <P><P>Die Zeit A través de tres generaciones de una misma familia participamos en la investigación de un hecho de la Segunda Guerra Mundial: el hundimiento del buque Wilhelm Gustloff en 1945 por un submarino ruso. En la acción murieron un gran número de mujeres y niños que huían del avance soviético. <P>Ninguno de los dos bandos dio publicidad al hecho: los alemanes para no minar la moral de la población y los rusos para no difundir el asesinato de tantas víctimas civiles. Una de las supervivientes, Tulla, da a luz a un niño a los pocos minutos de ser rescatada. Tiempo más tarde, este niño crecerá para dejar la Alemania oriental y pasar al oeste a estudiarPeriodismo. Lejos de dedicar su vocación a esclarecer para siempre el acontecimiento, Paul se convertirá en un periodista mediocre y sin compromisos. Será su hijo Konrad, un muchacho solitario apasionado por la informática, quien comience a destapar la verdad# Una novela apasionante que es también un fino análisis de la realidad y otra llamada de alerta de uno de los grandes intelectuales de nuestro tiempo.

A la vuelta: Dos hermanos por el mundo

by Germán Kronfeld Nicolás Kronfeld

«¿Cómo llegamos tan lejos?», se preguntan los hermanos Kronfeld. Y ensayan las respuestas en este libro que revive los 1117 días de su singular viaje por el mundo. <P><P> Con sus mochilas en las espaldas y la convicción de que las mejores experiencias están en los caminos extraordinarios, los Kronfeld lograron adentrarse en moto en el desierto de Mongolia y ser huéspedes de los nómades que lo habitan, recibir aplausos del público como estatuas vivientes en las calles de Australia, conseguir trabajo y alojamiento en el hermético y prohibitivo Japón, convivir con musulmanes en Malasia, cocinar con una anfitriona rusa sin necesidad de hablar, escuchar a sobrevivientes de múltiples guerras, encontrarse con paisajes de extrema belleza y con situaciones de franco horror. <P><P>Nicolás y Germán recorrieron miles de kilómetros a dedo y a pie, en trenes de última generación y de antiguo hacinamiento, en ómnibus destartalados, en aviones baratos, en autos lujosos y en los medios de transporte más folclóricos que se puedan imaginar. Siempre viajaron conectando con la gente local o intentando hacerlo, y siempre acompañados de manera virtual por personas de todo el mundo a través de sus redes sociales. <P><P>Su viaje, su forma de vivirlo, sus reflexiones y sus experiencias únicas llevan al lector de la mano tan lejos como estuvieron ellos. Es imposible quedar indiferente. Y es casi imposible que no den ganas de armar la mochila, desenchufar la heladera, cerrar con llave la puerta y salir al mundo para obtener respuestas propias a la pregunta «¿Cómo llegamos tan lejos?».

A la sombra del espía

by Héctor Couto Yáñez-Sedeño

Es un thriller histórico o una novela histórica... Pero sería pecado revelarte más detalles. En la España de principios de 1936, durante la segunda república, existía un clima en muchos sectores de la sociedad de gran desconfianza y descontento. Paralelamente, en el resto de Europa las diferentes potencias se iban posicionando, equipando y preparando el terreno para los turbulentos años venideros. Es en estos momentos cuando los servicios secretos de Gran Bretaña, cuyo gobierno estaba imbuido en una política de apaciguamiento, deciden enviar un agente del SIS a España con la intención de investigar posibles operaciones encubiertas por parte de Hitler y Mussolini. Peter Hopkins, que a su llegada a Bilbao conocerá a Adela y Luis, contará con la colaboración de un sórdido grupo de navarros. En sus investigaciones irá descubriendo una trama golpista liderada por el gobernador militarde Pamplona, Emilio Mola. Además, comprobará como los diferentes grupos van colocando sus fichas en el tablero. Sin embargo, no todo saldrá a la luz, ya que algunos inocentes se verán envueltos en las sombras de un juego peligroso que puede conducir a cambiar la historia de todo un continente. El desenlace de la partida dependerá de la capacidad de Hopkins y las personas que le ayudan para completar la misión. Porque España se convirtió, unos meses después, en el campo de pruebas militares para nazis, fascistas y soviéticos. Pero antes de eso, los ríos de sangre ya corrían.

A la sombra de la luna nueva

by Francisco José Rivero Escobar

¿Qué lleva a las personas al abandono de sí mismas? A veces las historias simples y cotidianas esconden tragedias inesperadas, demoledoras e imposibles de sortear. <P><P>Antonio Villa es un indigente que vive en las calles del Madrid de los ´80. Su vida transcurre entre la venta de cartones y chatarra y la rutina de buscarse la vida en las calles día a día. <P>Comparte sus vivencias cotidianas con otros indigentes, personas donde se mezclan el desánimo, la indiferencia, los sueños, la esperanza y la locura a partes iguales. El azar hará que sea víctima de un intento de asesinato, en el que morirá su amigo Juan Miguel. Ramón, un inquietante personaje que se presenta ante él como otro indigente, le ayudará en la búsqueda de los culpables y, a la vez, sin proponérselo, en la búsqueda de lo que queda de las ilusiones y los sueños que Antonio tuvo alguna vez.

A la muerte de Alejandro

by J. F. Tales

Desvelado el misterio de la tumba de Alejandro Magno. "La muerte de Alejandro Magno es inminente. Los que eran sus camaradas se convierten en rivales. Dice la tradición que quien entierre al rey legitima su derecho al trono. Todos quieren hacerse con su cadáver pero Alejandro ya ha decidido su destino. <P><P> Una reconstrucción fiel de un momento histórico fascinante donde se dan cita las pasiones y los crímenes más abyectos. Pero también el amor y el humor, la realidad y la fantasía. <P>Viajarás al pasado y convivirás con sus protagonistas, conocerás sus anhelos y vicios, sus rencillas y virtudes. Recorrerás la mítica Babilonia y asistirás en primera fila a todos los entresijos que envuelven un misterio, o varios.Una visita que difícilmente te dejará indiferente y que ya está al alcance de tu mano."

Sweetness: Southern Recipes to Celebrate the Warmth, the Love, and the Blessings of a Full Life

by Christy Jordan

Celebrate the sweet spirit and taste of Southern hospitality with Christy Jordan, the voice of Southern cooking for a new generation. Sweetness is a memory made in our grandmother’s kitchen. Sweetness is nights on the porch, listening to the old stories. Sweetness is welcoming guests with an open heart. And food: sustaining those same guests with Peach Buttermilk Pie. Greeting the kids and their friends after school with Chocolate Chip Dream Bars. Sitting in the shade with neighbors and cooling down with Blushing Apple Juleps. (Pour some for the little ones, too—there’s no alcohol.) Or ending dinner on the high note of a Chocolate Chess Pie, because you always need a little something sweet to finish it off, whether a meal or a day. In Sweetness, Christy Jordan shares 197 recipes for sweet things to eat and drink—recipes that are deeply delicious, rich with tradition, often reaching through generations, and designed with today’s hectic schedules in mind. Because life is just better when you add a little sweetness.

How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000: Earn! Save! Invest!

by James McKenna Jeannine Glista Matt Fontaine

From the creators of Biz Kid$ and Bill Nye the Science Guy, here is a comprehensive guide for kids to the basics of earning, saving, spending, and investing money. Written in a humorous but informative voice that engages young readers, it’s the book that every parent who wants to raise financially savvy and unspoiled children should buy for their kids. It is packed with lively illustrations to make difficult concepts easy to understand—all as a way of building financial literacy, good decision-making, and the appreciation of a hard-earned dollar.

Eat Bacon, Don't Jog: Get Strong. Get Lean. No Bullshit.

by Grant Petersen

This is your brain on Grant Petersen: Every comfortable assumption you have about a subject is turned upside down, and by the time you finish reading you feel challenged, energized, and smarter. In Just Ride—“the bible for bicycle riders” (Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review)—Petersen debunked the bicycle racing– industrial complex and led readers back to the simple joys of getting on a bike. In Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog, Petersen upends the last 30 years of conventional health wisdom to offer a clear path to weight loss and fitness. In more than 100 short, compelling directives, Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog shows why we should drop the carbs, embrace fat, and hang up our running shoes, with the latest science to back up its claims. Diet and Exercise make up the bulk of the book, with food addressed in essays such as “Carbohydrate Primer”—and why it’s okay to eat less kale—and “You’ll Eat Less Often If You Eat More Fat.” The exercise chapters begin with “Don’t Jog” (it just makes you hungry and trains muscle to tolerate more jogging while raising stressors like cortisol) and lead to a series of interval-training exercises and a suite of kettlebell lifts that greatly enhance strength and endurance. The balance of the book explains the science of nutrition and includes more than a dozen simple and delicious carb-free recipes. Thirty years ago Grant Petersen was an oat-bran-, egg-white-, lean-meat-eating exercise fanatic who wasn’t in great shape despite all that. Today, at sixty, he is in the best shape of his life with the blood panel to prove it.

A este lado del mundo

by Nina Bokesa Camó

Atrapa en estos relatos la condición humana porque te transformará. Algunos de estos relatos tocan las costumbres ancestrales de un pueblo escondido en una isla, la obstinación, el rechazo a ciertas normas que anegan al ser humano, el maltrato, el amor más allá de la vida... Forman parte de las historias con las que te podrás encontrar A este lado del mundo.

A dos centímetros de ti

by Elizabeth Eulberg

¿Pueden chicos y chicas realmente ser amigos? ¿O siempre están a una pelea de no volverse a hablar nunca... o a un beso de encontrar el amor verdadero? «Los chicos y las chicas pueden ser amigos. Yo solo digo que es perfectamente posible que un chico y una chica sean amigos. Nunca he entendido cuál es el problema. O sea, sí, hemos tenido que soportar un montón de preguntas estúpidas: ¿Estáis juntos?, Pero algún rollo habréis tenido, ¿no? Bueno, vale. Sea como sea, reconozco que no todo ha ido como la seda. Hemos tenido algún que otro problemilla. Vale, bastantes problemas. Pero mira cómo ha acabado todo. Cuando llegué al colegio, ambos dimos por supuesto que no volveríamos a intercambiar palabra después de aquel primer día. Sobre todo tú, porque enloqueciste por mí en cuanto me viste. Abundan los adjetivos para describirme: genial, fuerte, viril... ¿Quieres que siga?» Digamos que Macallan y Levi fueron amigos a primera vista. Todo el mundo dice que chicos y chicas no pueden ser amigos de verdad, pero ellos lo son. Y mucho. Quedan después del instituto, comparten miles de chistes que solo ellos entienden, sus familias están superunidas... Levi y Macallan solo son amigos, y están felices así. Pero, claro, los chicos no piden salir a Macallan porque piensan que está con Levi y Levi pasa tanto tiempo con ella que no le queda tiempo para sus novias. Así que un día comenzarán a preguntarse si no estarían mejor juntos. Aunque quizá eso complique demasiado su relación. Reseñas: «... Con un guiño a Cuando Harry encontró a Sally, Elizabeth Eulberg ubica a sus personajes en situaciones reales. Hay profundidad, también... Una historia divertida y acogedora sobre las amistades y las relaciones.»Booklist «... Su enloquecida relación, tipo montaña rusa, ofrece un montón de entretenimiento y emociones románticas a lo largo del camino.»Publishers Weekly «¿Pueden un chico y una chica ser amigos, pero sólo amigos? Esta es la pregunta que da origen a esta deliciosa y encantadora comedia romántica. Los lectores devorarán cada capítulo, narrados de forma alterna por Macallan y Levi. Elizabeth Eulberg cumple así su promesa de crear una historia que deja a todos realmente satisfechos.»Children's Literature

¡A correr!: Una historia de superación, una guía para conseguirlo

by Alma Obregón

Alma Obregón nos narra en ¡A correr! una historia de crecimiento personal gracias al running. No trata de una moda deportiva pasajera sino de una forma de vida y de cómo el esfuerzo y la superación te ayudan a alcanzar tus metas. Alma Obregón relata de una manera muy cercana y amena cómo empezó a correr, cuáles fueron los motivos para que germinase en ella la pasión que ahora siente por este deporte y cómo gracias a él ha conseguido superar varios momentos difíciles de su vida. La autora hila un magnífico e íntimo relato en el que recapitula sus experiencias personales en el mundo del running para transmitir un mensaje: si quieres, puedes. Comenzar por una carrera popular asequible, seguir con una media maratón y finalmente entrenarse para maratones y ultramaratones es una tarea difícil pero alcanzable si te mentalizas para llegar a esa meta. Alma comparte en estas páginas su experiencia personal para que tú lo logres. La autora, con la colaboración de un gran experto en running, Agustín Rubio, de Madrid Running Company, entrelaza el relato de sus vivencias con consejos prácticos sobre la mejor indumentaria para comenzar a correr, cómo elegir las zapatillas, ejercicios para ir superando la propia marca y otras recomendaciones útiles para no lesionarse. Además, al hilo de la narración, la autora comparte las mejores dietas y recetas para runners: energéticas, bajas en calorías, sanas y tremendamente apetitosas. Descubre la experiencia runner de Alma en: http://blogs.runners.es/elblogdealma/

A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Mastering the Art of Oneironautics

by Dylan Tuccillo Jared Zeizel Thomas Peisel

Imagine being able to fly. Walk through walls. Shape-shift. Breathe underwater. Conjure loved ones—or total strangers—out of thin air. Imagine experiencing your nighttime dreams with the same awareness you possess right now—fully functioning memory, imagination, and self-awareness. Imagine being able to use this power to be more creative, solve problems, and discover a deep sense of well-being.This is lucid dreaming—the ability to know you are dreaming while you are in a dream, and then consciously explore and change the elements of the dream. A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming, with its evocative retro illustrations, shows exactly how to do it. Written by three avid, experienced lucid dreamers, this manual for the dream world takes the reader from step one—learning how to reconnect with his or her dreams— through the myriad possibilities of what can happen once the dreamer is lucid and an accomplished oneironaut (a word that comes from the Greek oneira, meaning dreams, and nautis, meaning sailor).Readers will learn about the powerful REM sleep stage—a window into lucid dreams. Improve dream recall by keeping a journal. The importance of reality checks, such as “The Finger”—during the day, try to pass your finger through your palm; then, when you actually do it successfully, you’ll know that you’re dreaming. And once you become lucid, how to make the most of it. Every time you dream, you are washing up on the shores of your own inner landscape. Learn to explore a strange and thrilling world with A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming.

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