Publicada en 1902, Cañas y barro es sin duda una de las novelas donde el vigor expresivo de Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (1867-1928) alcanza una de sus cotas más altas. Situada en el agreste escenario de la Albufera valenciana, que parece prestar a la obra su poderosa violencia, la obra narra la declinación del humilde clan de los Palomas, encarnada en la figura trágica de su último vástago, Tonet -individuo abúlico y de débil personalidad-. En el conflicto generacional entre abuelo y padre por una parte, esforzados extractores de los magros recursos que ofrece una naturaleza salvaje, y el hijo que rehuye una tradición de trabajo a cambio de una existencia especulativa, se puede advertir un trasunto de las tensiones que latían en una España convulsionada entre dos siglos..
(Guitar Method). The Hal Leonard Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play acoustic or electric guitar. It is based on years of teaching guitar students of all ages, and it also reflects some of the best guitar teaching ideas from around the world. Book 1 includes tuning; playing position; musical symbols; notes in first position; C, G, G7, D, D7, A7, and Em chords; rhythms through eighth notes; strumming and picking; over 80 great songs, riffs, and examples..
A bestseller in the UK, this gripping thriller of a family that vanishes into thin air is Tim Weaver’s American debut Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carrie’s house to find the front door unlocked, dinner on the table, and the family nowhere to be found—Carrie, her husband, and two daughters have disappeared. When the police turn up no leads, Emily turns to her former boyfriend David Raker, a missing persons investigator, to track the family down. As Raker pursues the case, he discovers evidence of a sinister cover-up, decades in the making and with a long trail of bodies behind it. Tim Weaver’s thrillers have been hugely popular in the UK, and now Never Coming Back will introduce his beloved character David Raker to American audiences. Set in Las Vegas and a small fishing village in England, the novel is a smart, fast-paced thriller sure to keep readers guessing until the very end..
Charles Edgar Duryea (December 15, 1861 – September 28, 1938) was the engineer of the first-ever working American gasoline-powered car and co-founder of Duryea Motor Wagon Company. He was born near Canton, Illinois, the son of George Washington Duryea and Louisa Melvina Turner and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but spent most of his life working in Springfield, Massachusetts. It was in Springfield that Charles and his brother, Frank, produced and road-tested Americas first gasoline-powered car.He was born on December 15, 1861 near Canton, Illinois to George Washington Duryea and Louisa Melvina Turner.Charles Duryea and his brother Frank (1869–1967) were initially bicycle makers in Washington, D.C., but later became world-renowned as the first American gasoline-powered car manufacturers, headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts. Generally speaking, Charles engineered the automobiles, while Frank built, tested and raced them.On September 20, 1893, the Duryea Brothers road-tested the first-ever, working American gasoline-powered automobile in a portion of Springfield, Massachusetts that is now located in the City of Chicopee, Massachusetts. The Duryeas motor wagon was a used horse drawn buggy that the brothers had purchased for $70 and into which they had installed a 4 HP, single cylinder gasoline engine.
Spider-Man has gone global. Parker Industries is more successful than ever, with offices in New York, Shanghai, London and San Francisco- and Peter Parker is racking up the frequent flyer miles with his bodyguard Spider-Man in tow, of course. But success breeds enemies and a reinvigorated Zodiac have also widened their scope to threaten the whole world. Join Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli as they take Spider-Man to the next level.