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La revolución axial: El origen de las religiones (La revolución humana. Una historia de la civilización #Volumen 3)

by Juan Miguel Zunzunegui

Hace 150 mil años un simio se puso de pie y abandonó África. Hoy se aventura en el interior del átomo y en los confines del universo. La humanidad camina lentamente, pero de pronto hay un salto sobre el abismo, una explosión transformadora y radical. Eso es revolución, y ha marcado todo lo que somos. La revolución es la esencia de la humanidad; es un antes y un después, un punto sin retorno; es un giro drástico, vertiginoso. Es un acontecimiento después del cual las cosas nunca vuelven a ser iguales. La revolución humana. Una historia de la civilización es un viaje a través de las revoluciones que han forjado a la humanidad. A partir de diez entregas, Juan Miguel Zunzunegui recorre desde la revolución cognitiva hasta la agrícola y la industrial, desde la toma de la Bastilla hasta la caída del Muro de Berlín, desde el origen del capitalismo hasta la disolución de la Unión Soviética, desde nuestro desconocido y misterioso origen hasta la única revolución que no hemos hecho, y que nos llevará a nuestro inevitable y glorioso destino. En La revolución axial. El origen de las religiones, tercera entrega de la serie, Juan Miguel Zunzunegui nos sitúa entre los años 700 y 200 a.e.c., cuando el reacomodo de la humanidad, luego de la caida de las civilizaciones antiguas, está llegando a su fin de la mano del nacimiento de los distintos sistemas de pensamiento que dieron origen a las actuales religiones. Los filósofos griegos, los profetas hebreos, Zoroastro, Buda, Confucio y Lao Tse, nos dice Zunzunegui, fueron el cimiento de una nueva era de la civilización donde lo divino y sus mitologías sustentaron el poder, y una serie de filosofías liberadoras se usaron para someter al ser humano.

La revolución del fin del mundo (La revolución humana. Una historia de la civilización #Volumen 5)

by Juan Miguel Zunzunegui

Hace 150 mil años un simio se puso de pie y abandonó África. Hoy se aventura en el interior del átomo y en los confines del universo. La humanidad camina lentamente, pero de pronto hay un salto sobre el abismo, una explosión transformadora y radical. Eso es revolución, y ha marcado todo lo que somos. La revolución es la esencia de la humanidad; es un antes y un después, un punto sin retorno; es un giro drástico, vertiginoso. Es un acontecimiento después del cual las cosas nunca vuelven a ser iguales. La revolución humana. Una historia de la civilización es un viaje a través de las revoluciones que han forjado a la humanidad. A partir de diez entregas, Juan Miguel Zunzunegui recorre desde la revolución cognitiva hasta la agrícola y la industrial, desde la toma de la Bastilla hasta la caída del Muro de Berlín, desde el origen del capitalismo hasta la disolución de la Unión Soviética, desde nuestro desconocido y misterioso origen hasta la única revolución que no hemos hecho, y que nos llevará a nuestro inevitable y glorioso destino. En La revolución del fin del mundo. El origen de la modernidad, quinta entrega de la serie, Juan Miguel Zunzunegui nos acerca a lo que queda de Europa tras la caída de Roma; una Europa atrasada, en guerra y distanciada del mundo, el rincón más atrasado del planeta en el siglo XIII. Sin embargo, una serie de eventos que comenzaron con la peste negra, el Renacimiento, la caída de Constantinopla, el descubrimiento de América y la Reforma Protestante, hicieron de Europa la cultura que conquistó el mundo entero, ¿Cómo fue posible?

La revolución del sapiens / Civilización e imperio (La revolución humana. Una historia de la civilización #Volumen 1Y)

by Juan Miguel Zunzunegui

Hace 150 mil años un simio se puso de pie y abandonó África. Hoy se aventura en el interior del átomo y en los confines del universo. La humanidad camina lentamente, pero de pronto hay un salto sobre el abismo, una explosión transformadora y radical. Eso es revolución, y ha marcado todo lo que somos. La revolución es la esencia de la humanidad; es un antes y un después, un punto sin retorno; es un giro drástico, vertiginoso. Es un acontecimiento después del cual las cosas nunca vuelven a ser iguales. La revolución humana. Una historia de la civilización es un viaje a través de las revoluciones que han forjado a la humanidad. A partir de diez entregas, Juan Miguel Zunzunegui recorre desde la revolución cognitiva hasta la agrícola y la industrial, desde la toma de la Bastilla hasta la caída del Muro de Berlín, desde el origen del capitalismo hasta la disolución de la Unión Soviética, desde nuestro desconocido y misterioso origen hasta la única revolución que no hemos hecho, y que nos llevará a nuestro inevitable y glorioso destino. Esta doble edición de lanzamiento incluye las primeras dos entregas de la serie: La revolución del sapiens y Civilización e imperio. En la primera encontramos los orígenes casi oscuros e incognoscibles de la humanidad; desde que un simio se puso de pie hasta que la especie Homo dominó el mundo, al tiempo que desarrolló misteriosamente -hace unos 70 mil años- aquello que nos hace humanos: la consciencia sobre nosotros mismos, la capacidad de abstracción y el pensamiento simbólico. Ése es el origen de todo lo que somos. Mientras que la segunda es la historia de cómo en un planeta cálido y fértil, nosotros, los Sapiens, desarrollamos la agricultura y cimentamos en ella la civilización. Entre el desarrollo de la agricultura y el de la industria pasaron 12 mil años, pero las estructuras humanas no cambiaron: imperios, jerarquías y desigualdad, guerras por los recursos, religiones sometedoras y un ser humano que produce incesante e irracionalmente en una eterna carrera a ningún lado. Ésta es la historia de los pros y contras de la civilización.

La tiranía de las ideas

by Juan Miguel Zunzunegui

Después de Los mitos que nos dieron traumas...Una historia de gringos y mexicanos que resume la de toda la especie humana y su mentalidad. Un relato de México y Estados Unidos que nos lleva a la comprensión de nuestra identidad y la de todas las culturas, un análisis histórico que nos libera del lastre del pasado.¿Por qué los gringos tienen mayor éxito económico que nosotros? ¿Por qué son superpotencia mientras nosotros no salimos del subdesarrollo? ¿Por qué son superhéroes y nosotros víctimas? La tiranía de las ideas es una guía para la liberación de la mente con la historia como mapa, gringos y mexicanos como pretexto, y un Dios muy extraño como personaje principal que nos invita a salir del laberinto de las estructuras.De Tenochtitlan a Washington, de la Reforma protestante al sueño americano, este libro nos lleva por 500 años de historia para entender a gringos y mexicanos, con ellos a toda la humanidad, y así, al más misterioso de sus especímenes: nosotros mismos. Eso y más nos ofrece el libro más extraño y enigmático de Juan Miguel Zunzunegui.¿Una visión mística de la historia, o un libro de misticismo con la historia como pretexto? En cualquier caso, La tiranía de las ideas es una obra para entenderlo todo.

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

by Elizabeth Zunon Miranda Paul

Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. One plastic bag became two. Then ten. Then a hundred.

Career Counseling: A Holistic Approach

by Vernon G. Zunker

<P>Providing the most current, comprehensive coverage available, CAREER COUNSELING: A HOLISTIC APPROACH, 9th Edition equips students with a solid understanding of the theoretical models of career counseling and practical techniques on how to effectively counsel clients about career issues.<P> Presenting the subject matter in a way that is relevant to all counseling students, Vernon Zunker uses an innovative holistic or “whole person” approach, demonstrating how to consider values, temperament, talents, and passions when integrating career with personal counseling to determine a client's best career fit.<P> The thoroughly revised and updated Ninth Edition of this classic book includes chapters on integrating career and personal counseling, job loss and transitions, adult career development, and career-related programs in middle schools.<P> In addition, diversity issues are integrated throughout, while relevant case studies bring chapter concepts to life. The text is also packed with tools to help students maximize their success in class and on the licensing exam.

Career Counseling: Applied Concepts Of Life Planning

by Vernon G. Zunker

This successful and popular book has been completely updated to give you the most recent information on emerging theories, recent research, and current computer-assisted guidance programs in career counseling! Whether you are a counselor or a counselor-in-training, you'll appreciate the way Vernon Zunker presents practical techniques and real-life examples as he patiently helps you understand the theoretical models of career counseling and how to effectively counsel clients about career issues. In the Sixth Edition, you'll find Zunker's clear writing style and interesting exercises, as well as: *Five career counseling models with case illustrations *A new Chapter 8, "Self-Assessment and a Model for Using Assessment," which discusses the rationale for using self-assessment tools *A new Chapter 15, "Career Counseling for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Clients," which helps familiarize you with the issues and needs of this client population *Theories of career development and counseling models-summarized in tables to help you study and prepare for the licensing examination *Web site information that points you to additional, reliable information online *And much more!

Chemistry: Advanced Placement Edition

by Steven S. Zumdahl Susan A. Zumdahl

CHEMISTRY allows the reader to learn chemistry basics quickly and easily by emphasizing a thoughtful approach built on problem solving. For the Eighth Edition, authors Steven and Susan Zumdahl have extended this approach by emphasizing problem-solving strategies within the Examples and throughout the text narrative. CHEMISTRY speaks directly to the reader about how to approach and solve chemical problems--to learn to think like a chemist--so that they can apply the process of problem-solving to all aspects of their lives.

World of Chemistry

by Steven S. Zumdahl Donald J. Decoste Susan L. Zumdahl

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World of Chemistry (Second Edition)

by Steven S. Zumdahl Donald J. Decoste Susan L. Zumdahl

World of Chemistry presents the right balance of concepts and applications, emphasizing active learning and encouraging students to solve problems creatively.

Chemical Principles (Eighth Edition)

by Steven S. Zumdahl Donald J. Decoste

Develop the qualitative, conceptual foundation you need to think like a chemist with CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES, 8e. Designed for students with solid mathematical preparation, this best-seller emphasizes models, everyday applications of chemistry, and a thoughtful, step-by-step problem-solving approach.

Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation

by Steven S. Zumdahl Donald J. Decoste

Chemical reactions are covered early, to capture student interest, leaving more abstract material for later chapters. The authors explain chemical concepts by starting with the basics, using symbols or diagrams, and concluding by encouraging students to test their own comprehension of the solution. This step-by-step approach helps students develop critical problem-solving skills. Also, the accessible explanations and visualizations throughout the text motivate students and engage them in the material by helping them to connect abstract chemical principles to real-life experiences. The pedagogy includes chapter-opening discussions that introduce students to relevant applications andChemistry in Focusboxes that describe everyday applications of chemistry such as artificial sweeteners, foaming chewing gum, and fake fats. Current applications appear throughout the text with easy-to-understand explanations and analogies. New! Co-author Donald DeCoste brings experience as an author and as an instructor at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign to this new edition. New! HM Assess within Eduspace, Houghton Mifflin's Online Learning Tool, provides a diagnostic assessment tool to test students' understanding of core concepts and track student progress. New! A Multimedia eBook within Eduspace offers a one-stop resource for students to link from textbook content to study resources, including video lessons from Thinkwell, tutorials, flashcards, and ACE quizzes. New!Chapter 10, Energy, combines all the content on energy from Chapter 3 in the Fifth Edition with material on enthalpy, Hess's Law, the difference between the quality and quantity of energy, energy resources in the world, and entropy. Exercises and models such as worked-out examples, self-check exercises, and skill development boxes support the step-by-step problem-solving method. End-of-chapter material covers key terms, a summary of important facts, questions and problems arranged in matched pairs and keyed to chapter sections, additional problems that incorporate material from multiple sections, in-class discussion questions, and "Cumulative Reviews" that tests concepts from preceding chapters. The text builds and refreshes fundamental math skills such as scientific notation, rounding, and rearranging equations. In addition, Math Tips indicated by icons throughout, help students as they perform calculations. Math Review Tutorials on the Online Study Center provide practice for critical math skills. Basic Chemistry,6/e, in paperback, includes chapters 1-16 and provides basic coverage of chemical concepts and applications through acids and bases Introductory Chemistry,6/e, available in hardcover or paperback, includes chapters 1-18 and expands coverage with the addition of equilibrium, oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry, radioactivity, and nuclear energy.

Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation (Eighth Edition)

by Steven S. Zumdahl Donald J. Decoste

Improve the problem-solving and critical thinking skills you need for success in your introductory chemistry course and beyond with 'Introductory Chemistry'. In-text examples help you learn what questions you should be asking yourself when solving problems and 'Chemistry in Focus' boxes describe the applications of chemistry.

Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation

by Steven S. Zumdahl

A bestseller among introductory texts, Zumdahl's "Introductory Chemistry series is a complete teaching system that places a unique emphasis on developing problem-solving skills with a thoughtful step-by-step approach applicable to chemistry and other disciplines.

Giraffes Jirafas

by Amelie Von Zumbusch Pilar Sanz

Simple bilingual English/Spanish text will captivate English language learners as they focus on the habitats, behaviors, and physical adaptations of the giraffe.

Lions Leones

by Amelie Von Zumbusch Pilar Sanz

Simple bilingual English/Spanish text will captivate English language learners as they focus on the habitats, behaviors, and physical adaptations of the lion.

Cyprus (A)

by James Zumberge Eric Werker Sebastian Berardi Stelios Elia Omar Muakkassa

Cyprus is a small Mediterranean island located at the cross-roads of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Since its 1974 split, Cyprus has grown real GDP more than fivefold-in large part because of its development as an "international business" center. The country developed a large network of double-taxation-treaties (including some of the most robust agreements with Russia and other ex-Soviet Republics) that allowed it to serve as a tax-efficient conduit for international capital flows. In 2002 it acceded to the European Union and in 2008 to the Eurozone. However in 2012, facing fiscal deficits and an insolvent banking sector, the island became the fourth EU country to formally request assistance from the EC-ECB-IMF Troika. The final assistance package required a "bail-in" from uninsured depositors in order to return the nation's largest banks to solvency. How had Cyprus's development model contributed to both the island's financial crisis as well as the structure of its ultimate assistance package?

Red Clocks: A Novel

by Leni Zumas

<P>Five women. One question. What is a woman for? <P>In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. <P>In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom. <P>Ro, a single high-school teacher, is trying to have a baby on her own, while also writing a biography of Eivør, a little-known 19th-century female polar explorer. <P>Susan is a frustrated mother of two, trapped in a crumbling marriage. <P>Mattie is the adopted daughter of doting parents and one of Ro's best students, who finds herself pregnant with nowhere to turn. <P> And Gin is the gifted, forest-dwelling herbalist, or "mender," who brings all their fates together when she's arrested and put on trial in a frenzied modern-day witch hunt. <P>RED CLOCKS is at once a riveting drama, whose mysteries unfold with magnetic energy, and a shattering novel of ideas. In the vein of Margaret Atwood and Eileen Myles, Leni Zumas fearlessly explores the contours of female experience, evoking THE HANDMAID'S TALE for a new millennium. This is a story of resilience, transformation, and hope in tumultuous-even frightening-times.

Honestly

by Steven Zultanski

The third book in a trilogy that explores the limits of individual expression, Honestly is an intimate, quiet, and unresolved little book about talking and listening.It begins with research into a forgotten relative who was kicked out of the author's family after he was jailed for conscientious objection to WWII, and who then moved to New York to become a composer. From there the poem swerves into a series of minor-key personal anecdotes, interlaced with conversations with friends about work and relationships. Throughout, communication is framed by the economics and psychology of the home. Dialogue takes place in close quarters—constrained by money, space, ego, and empathy.

Spooky Kids (Strange But True Tales)

by Allan Zullo Bruce M. Nash

These amazing true stories are about real kids who have saved lives, discovered missing persons, predicted disasters, and more through dreams and extrasensory powers.

Totally Haunted Kids: True Ghost Stories

by Allan Zullo Bruce M. Nash

Nine true ghost stories that have happened to real teens.

Amazing But True Fishing Stories

by Allan Zullo Bruce Nash

A school of fish raining from the sky . . . anglers catching eighty-three sailfish in one day-fish tales? No, Amazing but True Fishing Stories. In the tradition of Nash and Zullo's Amazing but True Golf Facts and The Sports Hall of Shame book series comes a compendium of true tales, angling antics, and fish facts. This is a book that once again demonstrates how truth can be stranger than fiction. Consider: the Frenchman who caught 590 fish in one hour with a single pole; the angler who used his rod and reel to hook and save a drowning woman; the man who lost his thumb in a boating accident-and found it seven months later, in the belly of a trout! These and many more terrific tales, crazy catches, and daring duels can be found in Amazing but True Fishing Stories.

Dogmania: Amazing But True Canine Tales

by Allan Zullo Mara Bovsun

"Dogmania" is a celebration of courageous and canny canines whose antics and adventures will entertain all animal lovers. Included are amazing tales about such dogs as: Selvakumar, a mongrel who dragged a seven-year-old boy to safety in the face of the swirling waters of the 2004 tsunami. Blue, the Australian blue heeler, who fended off a huge alligator to save his elderly master's life. Sweetie, the overweight terrier who emerged from her grave after she was mistakenly buried. Samson, the German Shepherd mix who acts as a guide dog for his blind canine sweetheart, Delilah. "Dogmania" features more than 150 stories never before told in book form. This canine collection is sure to amuse and amaze the nearly 40 percent of U.S. homes that have a dog as a part of their family.

10 True Tales: 9/11 Heroes

by Allan Zullo

Ten true stories of real-life heroes during the attacks on 9/11! When Captain Jay Jonas of the Fire Department of New York hears an emergency radio message about the World Trade Center, he has no idea of the terrible conditions he and his team will face. Arriving at the burning building, the firefighters must summon all their courage. On the same morning, just outside Washington, D.C., a jetliner piloted by terrorists slams into the Pentagon. Can Colonel Philip McNair save lives inside the flaming building? From the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to a hijacked plane above Pennsylvania, these ten stories of true American heroes on the day that changed America -- September 11, 2001.

Bloopers, Botches and Blunders: Life's Hall of Shame

by Allan Zullo

From the thief who dropped a 600-pound safe on himself, to Goldie Hawn spilling wine all over Sly Stallone at a dinner attended by George Bush, Sr., the anecdotes in this little book are interesting, to say the least.

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