Cruces en el camino by Jeffer Deaver

By Jeffer Deaver

Rictus de Isca, legendario guerrero, es el comandante de los Cabezas de Perro, los mercenarios más solicitados de l. a. raza macht. En su juventud, Rictus comandó los angeles retirada del mítico ejército de los Diez Mil a través del Imperio asurio, y tras aquellos días de gloria, las actuales escaramuzas entre falanges que los macht llaman guerra ya no tienen el mismo sabor.

A punto de colgar su lanza y su escudo para retirarse con su familia al perdido valle donde ha construido una vida pacífica, Rictus recibe los angeles intempestiva visita de otra leyenda andante: el misterioso Corvus, un hombre (o quizá más que un hombre) que ha conseguido lo imposible, conquistar una docena de ciudades estado y ponerlas bajo su mando.

Pero los sueños y ambiciones de Corvus son aún más alocados y constituyen un mayor desafío a las tradiciones macht. En su impossible to resist estela, ejércitos y ciudades se ven arrastrados hacia un futuro desconocido, y Rictus no puede mantenerse al margen. Pondrá su lanza al servicio de Corvus aunque nadie sepa dónde terminará su desenfrenada carrera, y aunque con ello pierda su última opción de felicidad.

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S. Jennings (1906). In a plethora of experiments, Jennings documented the capability of simple organisms to use complex behavioral regulation based on external input. In his studies, the carriers of information were chemical, thermal, electric, and light stimuli. He came to fascinating conclusions. In the closing chapters of his monograph, Jennings described the ability of simple organisms to differentiate stimuli. This differentiation involves a negative (withdrawal) or positive (approach) response to stimulus, a change of direction or the animal resuming or stopping its locomotion.

A scent left by an animal, may carry social information for other representatives of the same species, and foodrelated message for a predator hunting for the animal that produced the stimulus. Thus, the concept of information, which is useful in the analysis of animal and human behavior, must be placed within the context of the entire biological and ecological system in which a given organism exists. Those events that may have informative properties con35 ANIMAL AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR stitute a subset of sensory stimulation accessible to the animal’s sensory or perceptual apparatus.

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