They are not reviews to use. I use blog entries, more to write down the main ideas that I want to remember and on which I want to investigate than to review by commenting on my impressions of the book.
Thus, you will find a lot of related information on each tab. Quotes, curious specific data, themes that arise and in which I want to deepen, connections and relationships that I find with other books, historical events, etc. and personal reflections.
They are readings that I do. I am not talking about books that I have not read.
I hope they help you to continue learning and growing like me.
It is an explanation updated to 2021 of all the knowledge about how the Universe was formed.
The author guides us through everything we know about the formation of our universe. Separating it into 7 chapters, 7 stages with important milestones in the formation of the universe that correspond to the 7 days of the formation of the Universe of the Christian religion. Although the chapters do not correspond to each day, the text does make a separation.
I advance that I am a great admirer of the western, I love it. Comanche is the winner of the Spartacus Award for the best historical novel of 2019 and it is highly recommended.
It is a novel, with fictionalized facts of course, and this is far from the tone of Crazy Horse and Custer which is an essay telling the facts in a reliable way.
Here the story is circumscribed in real events. The missions, the battles, etc, etc are real. The lives of the main characters are clearly fiction.
It is located in New Spain in the last decades of the XNUMXth century, when the Spanish Empire controlled Mexico and what would later become the United States of America.
Never when we talk about West, we tell the time of Spanish colonization, before the famous caravans of settlers that we see in the movies will arrive. I was not aware that the Spanish had been there, opening the way, also colonizing what would become the United States of America, since the fourteenth century.
I said I was not going to read any more books or essays against the backdrop of the pandemic. After the disappointment of Zizek pandemic, I took it out on Innerarity Pandemocracy and I had already filled my dose of pandemic essays.
Then I came to the library and saw the volume Ethics cosmopolita and I by Adela Cortina read everything I find. Always interesting. In the blog I left the review of What is ethics really good for? and I have pending his best-known book Aporophobia, the rejection of the poor.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas (father) It is the novel that I have read the most times. This is the fifth time in 30 years and each time it leaves me with a different taste in my mouth, with which I realize how I am changing and how my personality and my way of thinking is changing.
It is a 1968 edition, family heirloom. I have always read this volume, the one with the photos, since I was little, and in addition to the history I love reading this particular edition that reminds me of all the times I have read it. It is Rodegar editions with translation by Javier Costa Clavell and cover by Barrera Soligro
Set in the 1815th century, the novel begins in XNUMX. If you don't know it, it is the story of a revenge. THE REVENGE. One of the great classics of world literature.
Disclosure book by Julián Simón López-Villalta de la Editorial Tundra. A small wonder that has made me change my vision on many points.
In the book he reviews all the ecology of the mediterranean forest. Going through the history of the Mediterranean, its habitats and biodiversity where it tells us about trees, shrubs, herbs, carnivores, granivores, herbivores, pollinators, parasitoids, insectivores, decomposers, scavengers.
A section dedicated to survival (droughts, fires, frosts, etc.) and another to the relationships between species (predators and prey, parasites, competition, mutualism and symbiosis and diners and tenants)
As you can see, it is a complete look at plant and animal species and the relationships between them and the habitat where they live. All perfectly explained and integrated, giving an overview of how the ecosystem works, why it is so special and why it contains so much biodiversity.
Art matters. Because imagination can change the world.
It is about texts written by Neil Gaiman over the years and illustrated by Chris Ridell for this volume. I saw the book in the library and did not hesitate to pick it up. I already know Neil Gaiman for CoralineBy The cemetery book and many other things that I have on the list but that I have not read yet (American Gods, Sandman, Stardust, Its Nordic myths, etc). I didn't know Chris Ridell. The translation is the responsibility of Montserrat Meneses Vilar.
I always like to read other genres of the authors that interest me, especially when they are essays, conferences and opinions they have on life and literature.
Searching the website of my city library I found V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. I have heard of this graphic novel as a cult work and I really wanted to read it.
Obviously there is much more information than in the film and everything makes sense. Here we find out where V comes from with his Guy Fawkes mask, his cape and his hat. We better understand the context and why revenge occurs.
It is a monograph on hourglasses, Muslim clocks and other horologies written by Antonio Fernández-Puertas who is Professor of History of Muslim Art at the University of Granada. He belongs to the Higher Facultative Body of Museums and has been director of the National Museum of Hispanic-Muslim Art in the Alhambra.
It is not a reading for everyone, but if you want to enter this world of water clocks, automatons, horologies, etc. you will love it. In addition to describing a large number of gadgets and telling us where and when they were referenced, we entered the Byzantine empire to see a little of its splendor and the wonders that they must have.
Especially since there is not much information available on the Internet about Clepsydras and what there is I cannot see in full.
I really liked it, but I would have liked him to get into field geology more. I hope that there will be a second volume already entering into the subject of types of formations, rocks, minerals, etc. A document that helps a naturalist to go out into the field and understand what types of formations he is seeing and why they have formed.