Alcoy 1821, when hatred of machines arrived in Spain

When walking through the field we see the tractors, the harvesters or the machines that, sticking a wiggle to the almond trees, do not leave an almond in the tree, we can not, at least, think about the amount of labor they have saved. Jobs that previously needed the help…

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The complex transition from hunter-gatherer to farmer

The change from the hunter-gatherer to farmer way of life represents the greatest demographic transition experienced by the human being in millions of years. Agriculture emerged in the Near East about 10,000 years ago and then expanded to Europe, where in a few thousand years it replaces mesolithic hunters (the…

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The dirty rags of the teachers of literature who did not tell you at school

Many masters of writing shared their daily routine of writers with mysterious activities or diseases that often marked his life and his work. From unexpected flirtations with delinquency carried out by authors like Herbert George Wells or Emilia Pardo Bazán to strange disorders such as Dante Alighieri’s narcolepsy, going through…

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