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Pradera, Alejandro

Overview
Works: 40 works in 75 publications in 2 languages and 322 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Handbooks and manuals  History  Personal narratives  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Creator
Classifications: P106, 400
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alejandro Pradera
The book of photography by John Hedgecoe( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Hedgecoe shares tips and techniques to help people improve their photography skills, with information on the latest advances in digital technology and image manipulation
La guerra de los tres billones de dólares : el costo real del conflicto de Irak by Joseph E Stiglitz( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals massive expenses associated with the Iraq War in a cautionary account that evaluates the war's long-term costs, both financial and human, as well as their consequences to taxpayers
Caída libre : el libre mercado y el hundimiento de la economía mundial by Joseph E Stiglitz( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las claves para entender la nueva economía que emergerá de la crisis. La llamada Gran Recesión ha afectado a más personas que ninguna otra crisis desde la Gran Depresión. En Estados Unidos, las políticas públicas deficientes y una falta de escrúpulos generalizada han favorecido el desastre financiero actual, cuyo contagio al resto del planeta ha sido devastador. Quién mejor que Joseph Stiglitz para diagnosticar una situación tan compleja de un modo tan accesible. Sus consideraciones acerca del nuevo papel que deben asumir gobiernos y mercados, de la urgente necesidad de regulación y del distinto modo en que se debería gestionar la globalización tienen un peso especial dentro de la batalla de ideas que conformará el nuevo mundo destinado a emerger de esta crisis. Caída libre da voz a todas esas personas que vieron indignadas cómo Wall Street acababa con hogares y empleos; cómo los gobiernos fueron incapaces de frenar la crisis y no dieron más pasos de los estrictamente necesarios; cómo los banqueros se contradecían pidiendo que el Estado les sacara del apuro al mismo tiempo que se oponían a una regulación menos propicia a futuras crisis. Stiglitz ofrece alternativas para lograr una economía próspera y una sociedad moral para el futuro. La crítica ha dicho: Stiglitz es quizá lo más parecido que tenemos a John Maynard Keynes, tanto en su perspectiva teórica como en sus convincentes críticas a quienes dictan las políticas económicas. En Caída libre aplica su formidable mente a analizar cómo las teorías erróneas y las políticas desacertadas nos trajeron el peor crack desde la Gran Depresión. BusinessWeek Un enérgico ataque a Wall Street, el libre mercado y el consenso de Washington. The Times Caída libre es de lectura imprescindible para todo el que busque comprender las raíces de la crisis financiera. Boston Globe
The price of inequality : [how today's divided society endangers our future] by Joseph E Stiglitz( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work examines how the wealthy classes have contributed to growing inequality in society and explains how the quest to increase wealth has hindered the country's economic growth as well as its efforts to solve its most pressing economic problems. In it the author, a Nobel Prize-winning economist puts forth a forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality. America currently has the most inequality, and the least equality of opportunity, among the advanced countries. While market forces play a role in this stark picture, politics has shaped those market forces. Here the author exposes the efforts of well-heeled interests to compound their wealth in ways that have stifled true, dynamic capitalism. Along the way he examines the effect of inequality on our economy, our democracy, and our system of justice. He explains how inequality affects and is affected by every aspect of national policy, and offers a vision for a more just and prosperous future, supported by a concrete program to achieve that vision
Peor que la guerra : genocidio, eliminacionismo y la continua agresión contra la humanidad by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los podcasts de Platón : guía de los antiguos para los modernos by Mark Vernon( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El viaje de Artemidoro : vida y aventuras de un gran explorador de la Antigüedad by Luciano Canfora( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El monstruo amable : ¿el mundo se vuelve de derechas? by Raffaele Simone( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¿El concepto de izquierda sigue teniendo sentido hoy día? Desde hace tiempo en Occidente este conjunto de convicciones parece estar empañado y en declive. Casi ninguna de sus grandes metas históricas ha logrado realizarse y resulta difícil creer que alguna idea de izquierda vaya a conseguir modelar el futuro próximo. Europa, y en cierto sentido el mundo, tiende a la derecha. Todos los esfuerzos de la izquierda para adaptarse a los nuevos tiempos han sido insuficientes. La derecha, en su forma globalizada y mediática, ha sido la verdadera sorpresa del panorama político-cultural de principios del siglo XXI: promete felicidad y bienestar para todos. Está muy al día en cuanto a imagen y técnicas de propaganda, quiere parecer moderna y vital. Es el Monstruo Amable, el rostro sonriente de este nuevo despotismo que degradará a los hombres sin atormentarlos . La consolidación de este modelo ha impuesto la noción de que las distinciones ideológicas ya están superadas, ha descabalado los principios de la izquierda y ha alejado a una gran masa de sus simpatizantes naturales. La izquierda ya no encaja con el mundo en que vivimos hoy. Se ha visto obligada a aligerar drásticamente sus aspiraciones y sus ideales han ido haciéndose cada vez más genéricos y conciliadores. A sus partidarios les toca ahora una tarea descomunal: buscar nuevos contenidos a la altura de los tiempos capaces de llenar de formas modernas el envoltorio ya casi vacío en el que todavía se lee izquierda
La lucha de clases existe_¡y la han ganado los ricos! by Marco Revelli( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La desigualdad creciente, la destrucción de las clases medias, el menosprecio por el medio ambiente, los retrocesos sociales hacen pensar que, efectivamente, hubo una lucha de clases que a la postre ¡han ganado los ricos!. En el modelo de desarrollo que se instauró después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial y que llevó a la sociedad occidental a un progreso y a una paz social sin precedentes, las aspiraciones eran la igualdad y el pleno empleo. La ideología neoliberal gestada desde finales de los años 1970 marcó el comienzo de un cambio de rumbo radical y el objetivo prioritario de las políticas pasó a ser, por encima de cualquier consideración, el crecimiento económico. Desde entonces, las nociones de que los impuestos a los que más ganan desalientan la actividad económica y de que cierta cantidad de pobreza y de desempleo es "buena" para ese crecimiento han tomado carta de naturaleza y se han convertido en paradigma aceptado con resignación. En este breve texto Marco Revelli nos desvela la historia y desmonta de forma implacable el hardware teórico de la ideología neoliberal
The chemistry between us : love, sex, and the science of attraction by Larry Young( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How much control do we have over love? Much less than we like to think. All that mystery, all that poetry, all those complex behaviors surrounding human bonding leading to the most life-changing decisions we'll ever make, are unconsciously driven by a few molecules in our brains. How does love begin? How can two strangers come to the conclusion that it would not only be pleasant to share their lives, but that they must share them? How can a man say he loves his wife, yet still cheat on her? Why do others stay in relationships even after the romance fades? How is it possible to fall in love with the "wrong" person? How do people come to have a "type"? Physical attraction, jealousy, infidelity, mother-infant bonding--all the behaviors that so often leave us befuddled--are now being teased out of the fog of mystery thanks to today's social neuroscience. Larry Young, one of the world's leading experts in the field, and journalist Brian Alexander explain how those findings apply to you. Drawing on real human stories and research from labs around the world, The Chemistry Between Us is a bold attempt to create a "grand unified theory" of love."--Jacket flap
Maestros de la luz : conversaciones con directores de fotografía by Dennis Schaefer( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language instinct : how the mind creates language by Steven Pinker( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone has questions about language. Some are from everyday experience: Why do immigrants struggle with a new language, only to have their fluent children ridicule their grammatical errors? Why can't computers converse with us? Why is the hockey team in Toronto called the Maple Leafs, not the Maple Leaves? Some are from popular science: Have scientists really reconstructed the first language spoken on earth? Are there genes for grammar? Can chimpanzees learn sign language? And some are from our deepest ponderings about the human condition: Does our language control our thoughts? How could language have evolved? Is language deteriorating? Today laypeople can chitchat about black holes and dinosaur extinictions, but their curiosity about their own speech has been left unsatisfied - until now. In The Language Instinct, Steven Pinker, one of the world's leading scientists of language and the mind, lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, how it evolved. But The Language Instinct is no encyclopedia. With wit, erudition, and deft use of everyday examples of humor and wordplay, Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling theory: that language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution like web spinning in spiders or sonar in bats. The theory not only challenges conventional wisdom about language itself (especially from the self-appointed "experts" who claim to be safe-guarding the language hut who understand it less well than a typical teenager). It is part of a whole new vision of the human mind: not a general-purpose computer, but a collection of instincts adapted to solving evolutionarily significant problems - the mind as a Swiss Army knife. Entertaining, insightful, provocative, The Language Instinct will change the way you talk about talking and think about thinking
Spanien( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¿Dios existe? by Benedict( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

España : centro del mundo 1519-1682 by Robert Goodwin( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¡¡¡Mi perro no me entiende!!! by Caroline Spencer( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surrealism and the politics of eros, 1938-1968 by Alyce Mahon( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this rigorous and highly original history, Alyce Mahon provides a radically new assessment of French Surrealism. The orthodox idea of a terminal decline for the movement after the 1930s is transformed into an artistic renaissance in the war and post-war years in which the Surrealists redefined and extended their interests in social crisis, political engagement, transgressive art, myth, the occult and the erotic. Through 'the politics of Eros' the Surrealists attempted to shatter the repression intrinsic to bourgeois society by appealing to and arousing individual desire as a route to political consciousness and action. In analysing the conception and organization of their four international exhibitions from 1938 to 1965, Dr Mahon shows how they evoked in the gallery space a three-dimensional world of dream, desire and sexual pleasure, using the power of 'uncanny', feminine forms and symbols. The result is to demonstrate that the last decades of Surrealism were a dynamic and intensely creative period that should be central to our understanding and appreciation of Surrealism as a whole - its artistic, philosophical and political motivations and aspirations then, as well as its legacy today. Dr Mahon evocatively elaborates the ways in which Surrealism revolutionized the exhibition as a cultural forum, wreaked havoc on the Establishment and ultimately inspired the generation of May '68. By documenting the ways in which the Surrealists used sound, lighting, special effects and performance art to create a living, theatrical environment in which the spectator had to 'complete' the aesthetic experience, Dr Mahon also sheds new light on topics increasingly seen as central to understanding art in our time. Illustrated throughout not only with artworks but with rare contemporary photographs and documents, this book will open new territory and debates in several fields, as well as taking its place as a classic work on one of the most popular and controversial art movements of the twentieth century
Hanns and Rudolf : the true story of the German Jew who tracked down and caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz by Thomas Harding( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May 1945. In the aftermath of the Second Word War, the first British War Crimes Investigation Team is assembled to hunt down the senior Nazi officials responsible for the greatest atrocities the world has ever seen. One of the lead investigators is Lieutenant Hanns Alexander, a German Jew serving in the British Army. Rudolf Höss is his most elusive target. As Kommandant of Auschwitz, Hoss not only oversaw the murder of more than one million men, women, and children; he was the man who perfected Hitler's program of mass extermination. This is the story of two German men whose lives diverged, and intersected, in an astonishing way
Sonámbulos : cómo Europa fue a la guerra en 1914 by Christopher M Clark( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An authoritative chronicle, drawing on new research on World War I, traces the paths to war in a minute-by-minute narrative that examines the decades of history that informed the vents of 1914
 
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La guerra de los tres billones de dólares : el costo real del conflicto de Irak
Alternative Names
Pradera Sánchez, Alejandro

Languages
Spanish (50)

German (1)

Covers
Maestros de la luz : conversaciones con directores de fotografía