The Diada de Sant Jordi is a beautiful catalan tradition that is celebrated on April 23 with Book Day and the Rose Fair, symbols of culture and love.
The origin of the day related to the book dates back to the year 1927 in Barcelona, although the definitive date of April 23 was imposed a few years later, taking advantage of the spring weather and coinciding with the anniversary of the death of the poet Josep Pla, the burial of Miguel de Cervantes and the death of playwright William Shakespeare (according to the Julian calendar).
The success of the Diada has been so great that in 1995 UNESCO declared April 23 World Book and Copyright Day.
We take advantage of this beautiful date to recommend 3 books and wish you a comfortable walk with your minimalist sneakers Nummulit among stalls selling roses and books.
DANIEL E. LIEBERMAN (2021). Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding
Exercising has become a common activity in our society, so much so that those who do not practice it often feel displaced. But the human being never evolved to exercise and, from a scientific point of view, it is a strange activity. Daniel Lieberman, author of The History of the Human Body, has unraveled the secrets of physical exercise using the tools of evolutionary anthropology to dismantle some myths that are linked to physical exercise and helps us discover why and what type of exercise is the most suitable for maintaining health and fighting diseases. From the valleys of Tanzania to the mountain ranges where the Tarahumara live, passing through marathons and great athletes like Usain Bolt, Lieberman helps us understand what exercise is beneficial for our bodies and how we should really understand human exercise.
he is a professor of human evolutionary biology and a professor at Harvard University. His work on the evolution of the human head and the human locomotor system has earned him worldwide recognition. He has written over a hundred articles for Nature and Science and is the author of The Evolution of the Human Head.
KILIAN JORNET (2021). Nothing is impossible.
In his brilliant career, Kilian Jornet has taken his body to the limit, has suffered multiple injuries, has exposed himself to great risks and has obtained records that have amazed the world. With apparent simplicity, he has achieved the seemingly impossible. This book shows us the most intimate part of an elite athlete; the extreme demand, the deep fears, the routine of an expedition to the top of the world... An enormously valuable lesson that encourages us to make our dreams come true.
Kilian Jornet was born in 1987. He is a four-time skyrunning world champion, three-time UTMB champion (2008, 2009 and 2011) and ski mountaineering world champion. The Summits of my life project has led him to climb the most difficult peaks, such as Everest or Aconcagua. Kilian Jornet has already surpassed his childhood idols, has achieved all the challenges he has set for himself and has set hitherto unimaginable records. Kilian is someone who has already made his dreams come true, but who wants to continue dreaming.</ P>
CHRISTOPHER MCDOUGALL (2011). Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Packed with unforgettable characters, incredible athletic feats, and cutting-edge science, Born to Run is an epic adventure that begins with the simple question: why does my foot hurt? To find an answer, Christopher McDougall takes us from Harvard's high-tech science labs to the sweltering valleys and snowy peaks where more and more runners are pushing themselves to the extreme.
Protected by the most rugged terrain in North America, the mysterious Tarahumara tribe of Mexico's Copper Canyon guards a lost art. Over centuries they have developed techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest, making them the fastest long-distance runners of all time. This almost superhuman talent makes the Tarahumara serene and immune to the diseases and stresses of modern life. With the help of Caballo Blanco, a curious character who years ago entered the wild ravines to live among them, the author was able to reveal the secrets of this mythical town while discovering the athlete in him, training for one of the greatest challenges of his life: an eighty-kilometer race that would pit the tribe against a strange group of runners.
Christopher McDougall was a war correspondent for the Associated Press and now writes for Men's Health. A three-time National Magazine Award finalist, he has written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Men's Journal, and New York. He often runs around the Amish farms that surround his home in Pennsylvania. His book Born to Run (Debate, 2011) became an international bestseller. His latest work is titled Born to be Heroes.</ P>