Sunday, 29 July 2012


This is work made by my own hands. The first image present my drawing and the second my painting. The quality is not the best because I'm not a real artist and I made this when I was 15, but I think it's cute :)

Saturday, 28 July 2012

The Two Towers

The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)

The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings #2)


The Fellowship was scattered. Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron. Some were contending with the treachery of the wizard Saruman. Only Frodo and Sam were left to take the accursed Ring of Power to be destroyed in Mordor–the dark Kingdom where Sauron was supreme. Their guide was Gollum, deceitful and lust-filled, slave to the corruption of the Ring. Thus continues the magnificent, bestselling tale of adventure begun in The Fellowship of the Ring, which reaches its soul-stirring climax in The Return of the King.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Book of art

Today I bring to you something different: Books of Art by Isaac Salazar, a simple idea well executed.

 If you like it, there are a lot more images that you could see :)

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Polymer clay

It's amazing the things people can do with polymer clay materials, like Fimo.
I was searching some interesting ideas for my next Fimo creation and I fing some amazing stuff:

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Fantasy photographs

Michelle Monique is a self taught photographer who spent many hours as a child practicing with her favorite model: her cat Kissy. 10 years later she is now working with companies such as the Penguin Group, Random House, F64, and Advanced Photoshop among many others.
I saw her fantasy work and I really liked it! So, here are some nice photographs:

Sea Witch


Dancing with Death

Kiss of Death

Final Hour

Death Knight


Winner of Pix digital imaging contest

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Science, Sense & Nonsense

Science, Sense & Nonsense

Science, Sense and Nonsense 

When did "chemical" become a dirty word?

Forty or so years ago, chemistry -- which had been recognized as a miracle-making boon to humanity - somehow became associated with warfare, sinister food additives, "toxins" and pollution.

It's a situation that Dr. Joe Schwarcz aims to put into perspective.

Yes, there's a downside to chemistry, he says, but this is dwarfed by its enormous benefits.

Dr. Joe's new collection of commentaries will inspire an appreciation for the science of everyday life, and equip you to spot the muddled thinking, misunderstandings and deceptions in media stories and advertising claims. Does organic food really always equal better food? Are vaccines dangerous? Will the latest health fad make you ill? Do expensive wrinkle creams do the job? What are the best ways to avoid cancer? The answers to such questions often lie in an
understanding of the chemistry involved. Ask Dr. Joe.

Science, Sense and Nonsense celebrates chemistry's great achievements, lambastes its charlatans, and explores its essential connections to our wellbeing. And does so in authoritative, highly readable, good humoured style."

 As I am a chemist, I thought this book could be another interesting read for me after I read this short review: "This book contains a series of short essays on various chemistry-related topics. Many of these essays are geared towards clearing up common misconceptions and educating the public about a range of topics from nutrition to medicine to environmental chemicals.The essays are well written, readable, and entertaining. They're generally fairly short, making them easy to digest in a single sitting. Overall the topics are interesting and diverse. The one issue I had with this book is the lack of references though."

A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything 


In Bryson's biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.

From primordial nothingness to this very moment, A Short History of Nearly Everything reports what happened and how humans figured it out. To accomplish this daunting literary task, Bill Bryson uses hundreds of sources, from popular science books to interviews with luminaries in various fields. His aim is to help people like him, who rejected stale school textbooks and dry explanations, to appreciate how we have used science to understand the smallest particles and the unimaginably vast expanses of space. With his distinctive prose style and wit, Bryson succeeds admirably.

Though A Short History clocks in at a daunting 500-plus pages and covers the same material as every science book before it, it reads something like a particularly detailed novel (albeit without a plot). Each longish chapter is devoted to a topic like the age of our planet or how cells work, and these chapters are grouped into larger sections such as "The Size of the Earth" and "Life Itself." Bryson chats with experts like Richard Fortey (author of Life and Trilobite) and these interviews are charming. But it's when Bryson dives into some of science's best and most embarrassing fights--Cope vs. Marsh, Conway Morris vs. Gould--that he finds literary gold."

At the beginning of this year I was looking for books more related with science and humanity history. I found this book and I thought "wow! I found what I want!". Unfortunately I did not have the chance to buy this book yet. But I think I'll not be disapointed when I read it.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Glory in Death

Glory in Death (In Death, #2)

Glory in Death (In Death #2) 

It is 2058, New York City. In a world where technology can reveal the darkest of secrets, there's only one place to hide a crime of passion-in the heart.

Even in the mid-twenty-first century, during a time when genetic testing usually weeds out any violent hereditary traits before they can take over, murder still happens. The first victim is found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second is murdered in her own apartment building. Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas has no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provide Eve with a long list of suspects-including her own lover, Roarke."

This is another easy read that involves crime, romance and a little scientific fiction as it happens in the future with lots of new technologies. 
The book as a really good rate on Goodreads (above 4 in 5) and lots of people say that it is really amazing. I agree, of course! 

I Think the more than 35 books of this series speak for themselves...