Catalonia provides a thorough survey of Catalonia's politics, society, culture, and economy. It traces Catalonia's political and economic insertion within Spain, paying particular attention to the terms of Catalonia's political autonomy.
Ángel ha appena conquistato il ruolo di leader di una rivoluzione politica, ma il suo comportamento oscilla costantemente tra l'impegno della vita pubblica e l'intima necessità di condurre una vita pacifica e serena. Gli amici e soprattutto sua moglie Eufemia lo spingono all'azione e all'attività, mentre il suo amico Felipe gli consiglia di ritirarsi nella campagna per essere ispirato da Dio. Combattuto tra l'agire e il vivere in pace con se stesso, Ángel scopre il suo Io più intimo con tutte le conseguenze che questo comporta.
Mayonnaise "takes" when a series of liquids form a semisolid consistency. Eggs, a liquid, become solid as they are heated, whereas, under the same conditions, solids melt.
When meat is roasted, its surface browns and it acquires taste and texture. What accounts for these extraordinary transformations? The answer: chemistry and physics. With trademark clarity and wit, Herve This launches a wry investigation into the chemical art of cooking. Unraveling the science behind common culinary technique and practice, Herv? This breaks food down to its molecular components and matches them to cooking's chemical reactions. He translates the complex processes of the oven into everyday knowledge for professional chefs and casual cooks; demystifies the meaning of taste and the making of flavor; describes the properties of liquids, salts, sugars, oils, and fats; and defines the principles of culinary practice, which endow food with sensual as well as nutritional value. For fans of Herv? This's popular volumes and for newcomers to his celebrated approach, "The Science of the Oven" fuses the physiology of taste to the molecular structure of bodies and food, expertly expanding the possibilities of the kitchen.
Hanuman, the devoted monkey helper of Rama and Sita, has long been recognized as a popular character in India's ancient Ramayana epic. But more recently he has also become one of the most beloved and worshiped gods in the Hindu pantheon - enshrined in majestic new temples, but equally present in poster art, advertising, and mass media. Drawing on Sanskrit and vernacular texts, classical iconography and modern TV serials, and extensive fieldwork and interviews, Philip Lutgendorf challenges the academic cliche of Hanuman as a "minor" or "folk" deity by exploring his complex and growing role in South Asian religion and culture. This wide-ranging study examines the historical evolution of Hanuman's worship, his close association with Shiva and goddesses, his invocation in tantric ritual, his physical immortality and enduring presence in sacred sites, and his appeal to devotees who include scholars, wrestlers, healers, politicians, and middle-class urbanites. Lutgendorf also offers a rich array of entertaining stories not previously available in English: an expanding epic cycle that he christens the "Hanumayana." Arguing that Hanuman's role as cosmic "middle man" is intimately linked to his embodiment in a charming and provocative simian form, Lutgendorf moves beyond the Indian subcontinent to interrogate the wider human fascination with anthropoid primates as boundary beings and as potent signifiers of both Self and Other.
Carrie used to clean houses for a living. Mostly it was hard work but it was all right. But there was one house that was bad. Not the cleaning, although it was. But the house itself, from the creepy pictures to the barred and tinfoil-covered windows to the KEEP OUT signs all over the doors to the thing breathing down the back of Carrie’s neck…
Midori Nishikawa, an ordinary girl who leads an ordinary life without any purpose, starts to work at a historic hot spring hotel that her aunt owns. She meets Mr. Oishi, a very good-looking man, who yells at her not to use the front gate. It turns out he's going to be her trainer.
He trains Midori day and night. She can't disobey his orders...