Sometimes what isn't said between two people is stronger than what is.
San Gabriel es un hacienda en el interior del Perú. A ella acude, por razones familiares, un adolescente criado en la capital. «Pero San Gabriel no es un casa, como tú crees», le advierte Jacinto, «el loco» de la familia, «ni un pueblo.
Es una selva». Y, de hecho, en contra de toda expectativa, lo que encuentra Lucho en ese mundo rural, de mucha generaciones de terratenientes, es una comunidad que, como toda comunidad cerrada y aislada por mucho tiempo, «con sólo respirar el aire, se envenena» y en la que «el pez más grande se come al chico» y «los débiles no tienen derecho a vivir»…Pese a la atracción que ejerce sobre él su prima Leticia, mala y perversa, Lucho empezará a sentir el peso de las miserias amorosas, las intrigas, las rivalidades, los engaños y la saña gratuita con los que se entretienen sus parientes del campo. Sólo el gran terremoto hará tambalear ese mundo hasta entonces indemne y, una vez «abierta la brecha, unas llaman a otras y pronto son legión».
Meet Charlie, Katie, Grace, Jamila and Ellie - they're five best friends and they've just joined the Brownies! When the 1st Badenbridge Brownies decide to hold a dance event to raise awareness for a local children's charity, it's Grace's moment to shine. She offers to plan a special dance routine which will be performed in different locations around Badenbridge. All the Brownies spend every spare moment practising, but will the girls learn the steps in time?
Even if it was a political marriage, Chessie was on cloud nine when she wed the man she idolized, Rocco. That is, until the day of their wedding when she caught the groom having an affair with his lover.
Utterly dejected, Chessie walks away from it all and flees that very night. Six months later, Rocco appears before her once more—with a cold-blooded sneer on his face. He’s a Sicilian man. He insists on exclusive possession and he’d never forgive a woman who’s been unfaithful. Certain that Chessie eloped with another man when she ran off, he sets out to dominate both her heart and body and Chessie loses herself in his sweet nightly advances, to the point of not even caring about what it is she wants.…
How do scientists persuade colleagues from diverse fields to cross the disciplinary divide, risking their careers in new interdisciplinary research programs? Why do some attempts to inspire such research win widespread acclaim and support, while others do not? In Shaping Science with Rhetoric, Leah Ceccarelli addresses such questions through close readings of three scientific monographs in their historical contexts—Theodosius Dobzhansky's Genetics and the Origin of Species (1937), which inspired the "modern synthesis" of evolutionary biology; Erwin Schrödinger's What Is Life? (1944), which catalyzed the field of molecular biology; and Edward O. Wilson's Consilience (1998), a so far not entirely successful attempt to unite the social and biological sciences. She examines the rhetorical strategies used in each book and evaluates which worked best, based on the reviews and scientific papers that followed in their wake. Ceccarelli's work will be important for anyone interested in how interdisciplinary fields are formed, from historians and rhetoricians of science to scientists themselves.
For hundreds of years leaders of nations have been educated at Oxford. The architecture of the University and colleges has become one of the glories of Europe. The holdings of the libraries and museums are among the most extensive and important in the world. And, most importantly, Oxford has been at the center of major scholarship since the Middle Ages, having made lasting contributions in the study of religion, classics, the arts, the sciences, and more. In The Illustrated History of Oxford University, John Prest has assembled the fascinating story of Oxford--from its origins 800 years ago to the present day--to give a uniquely authoritative version of the University for the general reader. Written by a team of esteemed scholars, all leaders in their fields, this wide-ranging volume captures all of the richness and diversity of Oxford as it details its significant and colorful past. From the brilliant intellectual beginnings of the University in the twelfth century to its twentieth-century emphasis on research, the Illustrated History charts the growth and development of a university competing at the frontiers of knowledge.
Maya-s heart yearns for romance and adventure, so that-s what she writes about - but James Reardon, her college creative writing professor, insists she-s wasting both time and talent. Determined to prove him wrong, Maya stumbles onto the fact that her professor-s been keeping secrets - not the least of which is his attraction to her. Faced with a choice, she will have to decide whether or not to reveal his secret to the world-and her own desire for a man nearly twice her age.