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Essentials of Treatment Planning

by Mark E. Maruish

Psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, and other behavioral health care professionals practicing in this new millennium are all aware of the importance of having a specific, individualized plan to guide the treatment of their patients. Many of these same people might be surprised to know that formalized treatment planning is a relatively new component of mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Essentials of Treatment Planning (Essentials of Psychological Assessment #32)

by Mark E. Maruish

Essentials of Treatment Planning, Second Edition is an updated and easy-to-use guide to the development and use of treatment plans for behavioral health care patients. The book incorporates current research and developments in treatment planning that have occurred since the publication of the first edition. Designed as a nuts-and-bolts guide, the book covers essential material such as the role and benefits of treatment planning in a clinical setting, approaches for conducting comprehensive patient assessments, the use of assessment information to develop individual treatment plans, and strategies for ongoing evaluations and revisions of treatment plans. Essentials of Treatment Planning, Second Edition explores how to develop and use treatment plans to strengthen the entire treatment process. An important component in documentation, accurate treatment plans provide myriad benefits, including: meeting the accountability criteria of insurers and behavioral health care organizations, enhancing efficient coordination of care with other health care professionals, and facilitating better communication with outside reviewers. In addition, behavioral health professionals—psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, mental health and substance use counselors, and others—may gain the added security of protection from certain types of litigation. As part of the Essentials of Mental Health Practice series, the second edition of Essentials of Treatment Planning contains the information busy behavioral health professionals need to practice knowledgeably, efficiently, and ethically in today's behavioral health care environment. Each chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

Essentials of Understanding Psychology (7th Edition)

by Robert S. Feldman

Essentials of Understanding Psychology, Seventh Edition, is the core of a learning-centered multimedia package that comprises a complete framework for learning and assessment. Conforming to recommendations of a 2002 APA task force report on undergraduate student competencies (Board of Educational Affairs, 2002), every component of the package is tied to specific psychological concepts and their application in everyday life. Though the book forms the core of this framework, its power to enrich and empirically demonstrate learning is expanded through a unique library of electronic activities with concept-based quizzes, all developed to accompany this text.

Essentials of Understanding Psychology (9th Edition)

by Robert S. Feldman

The ninth edition contains a significant number of new and updated features and content, reflecting advances in the field. In particular, chapters on sensation and perception, states of consciousness, and thinking, language, and intelligence have been heavily revised. Some 1,000 new citations have been added to the text, most referring to articles and books published since 2008.

Essentials of Understanding Psychology (Twelfth Edition)

by Robert Feldman

Your students are individuals. Do your teaching materials treat them that way? Feldman's Essentials of Understanding Psychology does. Using a revolutionary revision process, Bob Feldman's Essentials of Understanding Psychology is a fully integrated learning system that gives students an even greater opportunity to achieve success, and brings the Students First goal to a new level. With an adaptive learning system that provides an individualized learning environment and helps students identify what they know, and more importantly, what they don't, every student has a unique experience refined to their needs.

Essentials of Venture Capital

by Alexander Haislip

The first comprehensive guide for mastering venture capitalEssentials of Venture Capital is your guide to understanding how venture capital and technology finance works from the inside out. Author Alexander Haislip easily explains the most complex concepts in venture capital and how the business is evolving to meet modern market needs. He illuminates the opaque industry that drives innovation in Silicon Valley and beyond.Learn how venture capital firms are organized and managedDevelop techniques for fundraising and making high-growth investmentsUnderstand preferred stock provisions and startup valuation methodsNavigate recent regulatory changes and evaluate investment returnsThe author draws on more than half a decade of experience and interviews with high-level investors in the U.S. and abroad. Whether you are contemplating a career in this industry, hoping to raise money for an entrepreneurial endeavor, or are already a seasoned veteran of venture finance, the book's insights and real-world examples will cement your understanding. Essentials of Venture Capital is the first comprehensive book to explain venture capital, how it is changing and what it will look like in the future.

Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment

by Alan S. Kaufman Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger

Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the WAIS®-IVCoauthored by Alan S. Kaufman, who was mentored by David Wechsler-the creator of the Wechsler scales-Essentials of WAIS®-IV Assessment, Second Edition is thoroughly revised and updated to provide beginning and seasoned clinicians with comprehensive step-by-step guidelines for effective use of the WAIS®-IV. This invaluable guide provides clinicians with a brand new interpretive process, overhauling its system of profile interpretation to be equally powerful across the entire WAIS®-IV age range.Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the basic knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.The new edition explores timely topics including gender and ethnic differences, as well as the role of the Flynn Effect in capital punishment court cases. Along with an accompanying CD-ROM containing scoring tables and case report material, the Second Edition includes information and advice on how to administer Q-interactive -the new digital version of the test-for administration of the WAIS®-IV via iPad®.Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series:Essentials of Assessment Report WritingEssentials of WISC®-IV Assessment, Second EditionEssentials of WMS®-IV AssessmentEssentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third EditionEssentials of WJ III Tests of Achievement AssessmentEssentials of WJ III Cognitive Abilities Assessment, Second EditionEssentials of Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition

Essentials of WIAT-III and KTEA-II Assessment

by Lichtenberger Elizabeth O. Breaux Kristina C.

Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the WIAT-III and KTEA-II Essentials of WIAT-III and KTEA-II Assessment is the only resource providing practical, step-by-step instruction in the accurate and effective use of the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Third Edition (WIAT-III) and the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Second Edition (KTEA-II), two popular measures of individual achievement frequently administered for educational planning, transitional programming for students with disabilities, and vocational guidance. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health practitioners, and those in training, quickly acquire the basic knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Offering up-to-date and rich information beyond what is available in the tests' manuals, Essentials of WIAT-III and KTEA-II Assessment includes case studies illustrating how to make optimal use of the tests. In addition, the book is packaged with an accompanying CD-ROM containing a program allowing users to enter KTEA-II data to obtain growth scores; useful files to assist users in the proper administration and scoring of the WIAT-III Written Expression subtests; and a cross-battery approach for both tests. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Essentials of WISC-V Assessment (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)

by Dawn P. Flanagan Vincent C. Alfonso

The comprehensive reference for informative WISC-V assessment Essentials of WISC-V Assessmentprovides step-by-step guidance for administering, scoring, and interpreting the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V). Packed with practical tips for more accurate assessment, this informative guide includes numerous case studies that illustrate a range of real-world issues. Special attention is devoted to the assessment of individuals who have significant learning difficulties, such as learning disabilities, and who speak English as a second language. The WISC-V is a valuable assessment tool, but it must be administered and scored appropriately to gain meaning from score interpretation. This book gives you an in-depth understanding of the WISC-V assessment and interpretive process to assist practitioners in: Conducting efficient and informative WISC-V assessments Utilizing WISC-V in cross-battery and neuropsychological assessment Applying WISC-V in the identification of specific learning disabilities Utilizing WISC-V in nondiscriminatory assessment of English language learners Writing theory-based WISC-V reports Linking WISC-V findings to interventions based on individual performance As the world's most widely-used intelligence test for children, the WISC-V is useful in diagnosing intellectual disabilities and specific learning disabilities, as well as in identifying giftedness. In this volume, sample reports demonstrate how WISC-V assessment results may be linked to interventions, accommodations, modifications, and compensatory strategies that facilitate positive outcomes for children. Essentials of WISC-V Assessment is the all-in-one practical resource for both students and practitioners. The book can be used on its own or with companion software (purchased separately) that provides a user-friendly tool for producing psychometrically and theoretically defensible interpretations of WISC-V performance, and may be used to develop interventions based on each child's strengths and weaknesses.

Essentials of WISC-V Integrated Assessment (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)

by Susan Engi Raiford

Practical, in-depth guidance for WISC-V and WISC-V Integrated assessment Essentials of WISC-V Integrated Assessment is the ideal companion for psychologists and other assessment professionals seeking helpful interpretive and practical information beyond the WISC-V and WISC-V Integrated published manuals. Beginning with an overview of the test and its application to educational intervention, this book provides in-depth information on new administrative, scoring, and interpretation procedures specific to the WISC-V and the WISC-V Integrated. Insider access to the WISC-V and WISC-V Integrated standardization data allows the reader to derive new WISC-V composite scores unavailable from other resources. Readers of this book are the first to receive access to these new composite scores, which are designed to be more appropriate for children with expressive language difficulties and motor impairments. The reader also receives exclusive access to four new WISC-V expanded index scores that provide broader measures of visual spatial ability, working memory, auditory working memory, and processing speed. Significant advances in working memory research demand more comprehensive assessment of children with a broader range of abilities and limitations. The reader will learn how to perform a highly comprehensive assessment of working memory with the WISC-V and the WISC-V Integrated. A digital interpretive tool automatically calculates the new composite scores, completes the relevant comparisons, and generates interpretive information for new comparisons to streamline the reporting process. The WISC-V Integrated serves to expand and clarify WISC-V results by helping practitioners better understand a child's cognitive processes and the reasons for low or discrepant performance. This book helps practitioners get more out of the WISC-V and the WISC-V Integrated, with indispensable guidance and practical tools. Understand the WISC-V Integrated and its proper application to the development of educational interventions Learn how administration, scoring, and interpretation has changed for retained subtests, how to administer and score new subtests, and how to obtain the first-ever composite scores Discover how to use the WISC-V and WISC-V Integrated to assess both auditory and visual working memory, and how to obtain an unparalleled and in-depth picture of working memory along a continuum of cognitive complexity Learn how to adjust WISC-V use for children with expressive or motor difficulties Explore alternative composite scoring based on the WISC-V and WISC-V Integrated standardization data to increase utility for specific populations The WISC-V Integrated is an essential component of the WISC-V assessment process, and Essentials of WISC-V Integrated Assessment is the ideal guide for practitioners.

Essentials of WJ IV Tests of Achievement (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)

by Nancy Mather Barbara J. Wendling

Complete coverage of administration, scoring, interpretation, and reporting Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls Conveniently formatted for rapid reference The hands-on guide for confidently administering, scoring, and interpreting the WJ IV® Tests of Achievement Written by Nancy Mather and Barbara J. Wendling—two experts on the topic—Essentials of WJ IV® Tests of Achievement provides step-by-step guidance for administering, scoring, and interpreting the achievement portion of the WJ IV®.Designed to be an easy-to-use reference, the text goes beyond the information found in the WJ IV® test manual to offer full explanations of the tests and clusters on the WJ IV® ACH. This essential guide also explains the meaning of all scores and interpretive features and includes valuable advice on clinical applications and illuminating case studies. Essentials of WJ IV® Tests of Achievement contains: Concise chapters that feature numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and 'Test Yourself' questions Separate chapter on the use and interpretation of the WJ IV® Tests of Oral Language and how the WJ IV® ACH and WJ IV® OL can be used together to increase diagnostic utility Expert assessment of the test's relative strengths and weaknesses This accessible resource highlights the most informative aspects of WJ IV® ACH, points out common errors, and reviews the complexities of administration and scoring the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement.

Essentials of Working Memory Assessment and Intervention (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)

by Alan S. Kaufman Nadeen L. Kaufman

Improve academic learning outcomes with accurate working memory assessment and evidence-based interventions Essentials of Working Memory Assessment and Intervention is an accessible, practical guide to accurately and efficiently assessing working memory. This comprehensive resource explains the theories of working memory, with an emphasis on cognitive load theory, and provides step-by-step guidelines for organizing a cross-battery assessment, selecting appropriate instruments, interpreting results, and formulating individualized interventions and educational programming. In-depth case studies illustrate typical profiles found in children and adolescents with working memory deficits, and the companion CD features worksheets, testing charts, and other useful resources. Reader-friendly design elements including Rapid Reference, Caution, and Don't Forget boxes, and practice questions, bullet points, and icons make this guide useful for both study and desk reference. Working memory deficits are the main reason why students with disabilities are unable to successfully respond to regular education interventions. Given the strong relationship between working memory and all areas of academic learning, a deeper understanding of working memory and the related assessments and interventions can facilitate greater achievement. This book helps readers: Understand the development and neuroanatomy of working memory Learn techniques for improving working memory in the classroom Examine strategies for brain-based working memory training Effectively utilize working memory assessment measures By examining the critical functions of working memory and its relationship with specific learning disabilities, then providing strategies for assessment and detailed intervention guidance, this book helps educatorsand professionals guide their students and clients toward improved cognitive functioning, , reduced frustration, and improved academic performance . For those seeking a practical approach to working memory, Essentials of Working Memory Assessment and Intervention provides the tools and information they need.

Essentials of World Regional Geography (4th edition)

by Christopher L. Salter Joseph J. Hobbs

Kit Salter and Joe Hobbs build the story of each region using contemporary concerns, global issues, and historical themes to create a complete picture of our ever-changing planet and its people.

The Essex Serpent: A Novel

by Sarah Perry

Costa Book Award Finalist and the Waterstones (UK) Book of the Year 2016"I loved this book. At once numinous, intimate and wise, The Essex Serpent is a marvelous novel about the workings of life, love and belief, about science and religion, secrets, mysteries, and the complicated and unexpected shifts of the human heart—and it contains some of the most beautiful evocations of place and landscape I’ve ever read. It is so good its pages seem lit from within. As soon as I’d finished it I started reading it again."—Helen MacDonald, author of H is for HawkAn exquisitely talented young British author makes her American debut with this rapturously acclaimed historical novel, set in late nineteenth-century England, about an intellectually minded young widow, a pious vicar, and a rumored mythical serpent that explores questions about science and religion, skepticism, and faith, independence and love.When Cora Seaborne’s brilliant, domineering husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness: her marriage was not a happy one. Wed at nineteen, this woman of exceptional intelligence and curiosity was ill-suited for the role of society wife. Seeking refuge in fresh air and open space in the wake of the funeral, Cora leaves London for a visit to coastal Essex, accompanied by her inquisitive and obsessive eleven-year old son, Francis, and the boy’s nanny, Martha, her fiercely protective friend. While admiring the sites, Cora learns of an intriguing rumor that has arisen further up the estuary, of a fearsome creature said to roam the marshes claiming human lives. After nearly 300 years, the mythical Essex Serpent is said to have returned, taking the life of a young man on New Year’s Eve. A keen amateur naturalist with no patience for religion or superstition, Cora is immediately enthralled, and certain that what the local people think is a magical sea beast may be a previously undiscovered species. Eager to investigate, she is introduced to local vicar William Ransome. Will, too, is suspicious of the rumors. But unlike Cora, this man of faith is convinced the rumors are caused by moral panic, a flight from true belief.These seeming opposites who agree on nothing soon find themselves inexorably drawn together and torn apart—an intense relationship that will change both of their lives in ways entirely unexpected.Hailed by Sarah Waters as "a work of great intelligence and charm, by a hugely talented author," The Essex Serpent is "irresistible . . . you can feel the influences of Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, and Hilary Mantel channeled by Perry in some sort of Victorian séance. This is the best new novel I’ve read in years" (Daily Telegraph, London).

Establishing Academic Freedom

by Timothy Reese Cain

The is this the book-length work addressing the development of academic freedom and the procedures designed to protect it from the 1915 founding of the AAUP and the AAC to their endorsement of the key document in the history of professorial rights and responsibilities, the 1940 Statement of Principles of Academic Freedom and Tenure.

Establishing Law and Order After Conflict

by Andrew Rathmell Seth G. Jones K. Jack Riley Jeremy M. Wilson

In a nation-building operation, outside states invest much of their resources in establishing and maintaining the host country's police, internal security forces, and justice system. This book examines post-Cold War reconstruction efforts, such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan, and assesses the success of U.S. and allied efforts in reconstructing internal security institutions.

The Establishment

by Howard Fast

She'll stand up for her family, no matter the cost Former socialite Barbara Lavette is unconcerned about the gossip that surrounds her new marriage. However, her husband Bernie, a poor mechanic whom she met in the midst of World War II, is willing to do anything to prove his worth to her as well as the society that shuns him. Barbara will support her husband in any way she can, but when she becomes the victim of an attack by the Congressional Committee on Un-American Activities, she is forced to stand trial. Caught in a Communist witch hunt, Barbara must do whatever it takes to defend her values, clear her name, and find a way to reunite her family. The third book in Howard Fast's epic family saga, The Establishment follows the Lavette family as they attempt to persevere in a nation consumed with fear during the tumultuous period following World War II. Praise for The Immigrants series: "Relentless pace of events...real experience leaping full-bodied from Fast's imagination!" -New York Times "There hasn't been a novel in years that can do a job on readers' emotions that the last fifty pages of The Immigrants does." -Los Angeles Times "Emotional, exciting, and entertaining." -Philadelphia Inquirer

Estación Once

by Emily St. John Mandel

“La mejor novela que leí en 2014. Un libro que recordaré durante mucho tiempo y que volveré a leer”. George R. R. Martin, autor de Juego de tronos Una novela sobre el arte, la memoria y la ambición, “Estación Once” nos invita a sumergirnos en una historia sobre las relaciones que nos sostienen, el carácter efímero de la fama y la belleza del mundo tal y como lo conocemos. Un inesperado virus mortal acaba con la civilización: ya no quedan trenes ni Internet, ni siquiera ciudades, solamente asentamientos hostiles al visitante ocasional. En este desolador panorama un pequeño grupo de actores y músicos decide crear la Sinfonía Viajera, con el fin de mantener vivo un resquicio de humanidad. Pero en este libro nada es fácil y pronto este rescoldo de civilización también se verá amenazado por un violento profeta. Esta novela va más allá de su argumento y escritura, originales y ambiciosos: nos transporta a un mundo distinto y nos obliga a reflexionar sobre el presente, sobre lo que tenemos y qué valor le damos. En definitiva, un homenaje inteligente y sobrio a los pequeños placeres de la vida. Un libro difícil de dejar y, más aún, de olvidar.

Estado de emergencia: De la guerra de Calderón a la guerra de Peña Nieto

by Carlos Fazio

Estado de emergencia, cierre de una trilogía compuesta por El tercer vínculo y Terrorismo mediático, es una enérgica denuncia contra la violencia de Estado en México.Carlos Fazio parte de una inquietante premisa: en nuestro país se vive un estado de excepción no declarado, donde es posible rastrear la historia de una auténtica política oficial de exterminio.Desde hace más de una década se ha alentado un proceso de paramilitarización en diversas zonas de gran importancia geoestratégica. Así, explica el autor, detrás de una supuesta guerra del Estado bueno contra los delincuentes malos, hay una brutal disputa por territorios, mercados y recursos.En el marco de esta guerra civil molecular de todos contra todos, la violencia reguladora se ha utilizado para acabar con el "enemigo interno" y los "competidores" en la economía criminal, pero también para controlar a la ciudadanía.Desde el llamado "pelotón de la muerte"en Ojinaga, pasando por los estudiantes del Tec de Monterrey asesinados por militares o el caso de los hermanos Almanza en Tamaulipas, hasta las masacres de Tlatlaya y Tanhuato o las desapariciones de los normalistas en Iguala, Fazio documenta una incesante serie de atrocidades donde han estado involucrados agentes del Estado mexicano. En esos casos se evidencia un patrón histórico de encubrimiento e impunidad, cuyo resultado es un complejo vínculo entre grupos armados, élites político-económicas y una población que ha vivido ya demasiado tiempo entre el agravio, la indignación y el miedo.

El estado y la revolución

by Vladimir Lenin

«El Estado y la Revolución. La doctrina marxista del Estado y las tareas del proletariado en la revolución, obra de Vladímir Ilich Lenin, escrita en agosto-setiembre de 1917 y editada en mayo de 1918. Al prepararse en Rusia la revolución socialista, las cuestiones concernientes a la relación entre el proletariado y el Estado adquirieron un vivo interés tanto en el sentido teórico como en el político y práctico. En «El Estado y la Revolución», Lenin elucidó los problemas fundamentales de la teoría marxista acerca del Estado, estudió el desarrollo que Marx y Engels dieron a dicha teoría al generalizar la experiencia de las revoluciones de 1848-51 y en particular de la Comuna de París de 1871. Lenin fundamentó la conclusión del marxismo según la cual la principal tarea de la clase obrera en la revolución, en cuanto al Estado, consiste en romper la máquina estatal burguesa y establecer la dictadura del proletariado. Al caracterizar las dos fases de la sociedad comunista, Lenin analiza las bases económicas de la desaparición del Estado y señala los caminos fundamentales que ha de seguir el Estado socialista en su desarrollo: ampliación de la democracia, incorporación de las amplias masas a la dirección del Estado, &c. El libro de Lenin contiene una crítica demoledora del anarquismo y del oportunismo, que tergiversan la doctrina marxista acerca del Estado y la expurgan de su contenido revolucionario (sobre todo negando la dictadura del proletariado). La obra de Lenin quedó inacabada, no se escribió el capítulo en que había de generalizarse la experiencia de las revoluciones de 1905 y de 1917. Las ideas fundamentales de Lenin sobre el Estado socialista han encontrado un desarrollo ulterior en el programa del P.C.U.S. adoptado en el XXII Congreso del Partido.

Estambul: Ciudad y recuerdos

by Orhan Pamuk

El hermoso retrato de una ciudad y de una vida -la ciudad de Estambul y vida del Premio Nobel de Literatura Orhan Pamuk-, ambas fascinantes por igual. Estambul es un retrato, en ocasiones panorámico y en otras íntimo y personal, de una de las ciudades más fascinantes de la Europa que mira a Asia. Pero es también una autobiografía, la del propio Orhan Pamuk. La historia da comienzo con el capítulo de su infancia, donde Pamuk nos habla sobre su excéntrica familia y su vida en un polvoriento apartamento -«los apartamentos Pamuk», así los denomina- en el centro de la ciudad. El autor recuerda que fue en aquellos días lejanos cuando tomó conciencia de que le había tocado vivir en un espacio plagado de melancolía: residente de un lugar en ruinas que arrastra un pasado glorioso y que intenta hacerse un hueco en la «modernidad». Viejos y hermosos edificios en ruinas, estatuas valiosas y mutantes, villas fantasmagóricas y callejuelas secretas donde, por encima de todo, destaca el terapéutico río Bósforo, que en la memoria del narrador es vida, salud y felicidad. Esta elegía sirve para que el autor introduzca a pintores, escritores y célebres asesinos, a través de cuyos ojos el narrador describe la ciudad. Reseña:«Estambul es un libro escrito por un hombre enamorado de su ciudad.»Alberto Manguel

Estambul

by Orhan Pamuk

Estambul es un retrato, en ocasiones panorámico y en otras íntimo y personal, de una de las ciudades más fascinantes de la Europa que mira a Asia. Pero es también una autobiografía, la del propio Orhan Pamuk. La historia da comienzo con el capítulo de su infancia, donde Pamuk nos habla sobre su excéntrica familia y su vida en un polvoriento apartamento -«los apartamentos Pamuk», así los denomina- en el centro de la ciudad. El autor recuerda que fue en aquellos días lejanos cuando tomó conciencia de que le había tocado vivir en un espacio plagado de melancolía: residente de un lugar en que arrastra un pasado glorioso y que intenta hacerse un hueco en la «modernidad». Viejos y hermosos edificios en ruinas, estatuas valiosas y mutantes, villas fantasmagóricas y callejuelas secretas donde, por encima de todo, destaca el terapéutico río Bósforo, que en la memoria del narrador es vida, salud y felicidad. Esta elegía sirve para que el autor introduzca a pintores, escritores y célebres asesinos, a través de cuyos ojos el narrador describe la ciudad. Hermoso retrato de una ciudad y una vida, ambas fascinantes por igual.

Estamos en el aire: Una historia de la television en la Argentina

by Carlos Ulanovsky Pablo Sirvén Silvia Itkin

<P>En 17 de octubre de 1951, tres cámaras apuntaron desde el Banco Nación hacia los balcones de la Casa Rosada para registrar la nada casual coincidencia entre el nacimiento ese día de la televisión argentina y el masivo acto con el que el peronismo celebraba su cumpleaños N° 6 en la Plaza de Mayo. Fue el último al que asistió Evita, ya entonces gravemente enferma, y artífice de la llegada de ese nuevo medio que encargó desarrollar a su antiguo empleador y mentor artístico en Radio Belgrano, don Jaime Yankelevich. Sesenta y cinco años más tarde, y a diecisiete de su primera edición, Estamos en el aire. Una historia de la televisión en la Argentina, sigue siendo el libro que mejor registra el recorrido del más popular de los medios de comunicación a lo largo del febril siglo XX. <P> Enorme tarea de rescate de cientos de personajes, programas, acontecimientos políticos y culturales que quedaron grabados para siempre en el recuerdo de varias generaciones. Los grandes éxitos y los grandes fracasos, las anécdotas más divertidas, los ratings récords, las biografías que no pueden faltar; todo está en Estamos en el aire, la enciclopedia más completa sobre la TV argentina contada por tres expertos/testigos/televidentes de esa epopeya audiovisual. <P>Carlos Ulanovsky narra en la sección “Fundación, estilos y costumbres” el período pionero, entre aquel octubre del 51 y 1966. Silvia Itkin desarrolla dos épocas cruciales: la más dorada, desde el inicio de 1967, hasta la más sombría a fines de 1982, bajo el título “Años de oro. Años de barro”. Pablo Sirvén relata en “Del fin de la inocencia a la globalización” la etapa que va desde el luminoso 1983 hasta el más desencantado 1998, que ya preanunciaba la hecatombe socioeconómica del nuevo siglo/milenio que despuntaba. <P>En esta nueva edición, se agregan tres epílogos de cada autor para revisar qué ha sido de esos años historiados en relación al presente. Textos que iluminan respecto del tipo de televidentes en que nos hemos convertido en la compleja era de las redes sociales y de las variadas y complicadas, pero también estimulantes realidades reales y virtuales que nos atraviesan como sociedad.

Estampas bostonianas y otros viajes (Altaèir Viajes Ser. #Vol. 52)

by Rosa Montero

Rosa Montero nos regala estas estampas, relatos de sus viajes a lugares que parecen estar en el fin del mundo. Un verdadero viaje por Irak, Boston, Australia, el Polo Norte, el Sahara con la mejor de las compañías. PREMIO NACIONAL DE LAS LETRAS 2017 «Viajar es enfrentarse a la fugacidad. Los que amamos viajar somos como ese criado de Las mil y una noches que, asustado tras haber visto a la Muerte en el mercado, pide prestado un caballo a su amo y escapa (viaja) a Basora, sólo para reunirse allí con la Parca, con quien tenía una cita sin saberlo; es decir, solemos ser personas que intentamos correr más que nuestras propias sombras. Huimos del tiempo que nos persigue, en fin, sólo para dirigirnos ciegamente hacia la última frontera.»Rosa Montero ** Premio Leyenda 2019 concedido por la Asociación de Librerías de Madrid

Estate of Mind

by Tamar Myers

A Faux Van Gogh When North Carolina antique dealer Abigail Timberlake makes a bid of $150.99 on a truly awful copy of Van Gogh's The Starry Night, she's just trying to win Mama's approval by supporting the church auction. Hopefully, she'll make her money back on the beautiful gold antique frame. Little does she expect she's bought herself a fortune...and a lot of trouble. A masterpiece to kill for When her ex-boyfriend shows up and offers ten bucks for the ugly Starry Night, Abby pops the frame and is stunned to discover hidden behind the faux Van Gogh canvas a multi-million dollar lost art treasure. Suddenly she's a popular lady in her old hometown, and her first visit is from Gilbert Sweeney, her schoolyard sweetheart (according to him), who claims the family's painting was donated by mistake. But social calls quickly turn from nice to nasty as it's revealed that the mysterious masterpiece conceals a dark and deadly past and some modern-day misconduct that threatens to rock the Rock Hill social structure to its core. Someone apparently thinks the art is worth killing for, and Abby knows she better get to the bottom of the secret scandal and multiple murders before she ends up buried six feet under a starry night.

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