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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond

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English

Pages

528

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<p><strong>"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."鈥擝ill Gates</strong></p><br />In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, <em>New York Review of Books</em>) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, <em>Guns, Germs, and Steel</em> chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.
The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
by , J. Kenji L貿pez-Alt

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English

Pages

962

Publication Date

September 21, 2015

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<p><strong>A <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller<br /><br />Winner of the James Beard Award for General Cooking and the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award<br /><br /><br /><br />"The one book you must have, no matter what you鈥檙e planning to cook or where your skill level falls."鈥?lt;em>New York Times Book Review</em></strong></p><br /><p>Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that's perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it? How to make homemade mac 'n' cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff, but far tastier? How to roast a succulent, moist turkey (forget about brining!)鈥攁nd use a foolproof method that works every time?</p><br /><p>As Serious Eats's culinary nerd-in-residence, J. Kenji L貿pez-Alt has pondered all these questions and more. In <em>The Food Lab</em>, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes, delving into the interactions between heat, energy, and molecules that create great food. Kenji shows that often, conventional methods don鈥檛 work that well, and home cooks can achieve far better results using new鈥攂ut simple鈥攖echniques. In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes with over 1,000 full-color images, you will find out how to make foolproof Hollandaise sauce in just two minutes, how to transform one simple tomato sauce into a half dozen dishes, how to make the crispiest, creamiest potato casserole ever conceived, and much more.</p>
We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast
by Jonathan Safran Foer

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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<p>Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity. But do those of us who accept the reality of human-caused climate change truly believe it? If we did, surely we would be roused to act on what we know. Will future generations distinguish between those who didn鈥檛 believe in the science of global warming and those who said they accepted the science but failed to change their lives in response?</p><p>In <i>We Are the Weather</i>, Jonathan Safran Foer explores the central global dilemma of our time in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way. The task of saving the planet will involve a great reckoning with ourselves鈥攚ith our all-too-human reluctance to sacrifice immediate comfort for the sake of the future. We have, he reveals, turned our planet into a farm for growing animal products, and the consequences are catastrophic. Only collective action will save our home and way of life. And it all starts with what we eat鈥攁nd don鈥檛 eat鈥攆or breakfast.</p>
The Old Farmer's Almanac 2020
by Old Farmer's Almanac

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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It鈥檚 another new year celebrating everything under the Sun, including the Moon, with <i>The Old Farmer鈥檚 Almanac, </i>America鈥檚 oldest continuously published periodical! Always timely, topical, and distinctively 鈥渦seful, with a pleasant degree of humor,鈥?the Almanac has been beloved for centuries by people from all walks of life.<br /> 聽<br /> As the nation鈥檚 iconic calendar, the 2020 edition will forecast cultural, culinary, and other life-changing trends; preview notable astronomical events; provide time- and money-saving tips for gardeners of all varieties; set the hook for best fishing days; forecast traditionally 80 percent鈥揳ccurate weather; and cover a range of related topics, including anniversaries, folklore, husbandry, home remedies, recipes, amusement, contests, and more鈥攖oo much more to mention鈥攁ll in the inimitable way it has done since 1792.<br /> 聽
Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship wit...
by Rachel Herz

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

December 26, 2017

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<p><strong>鈥淚n this factual feast, neuroscientist Rachel Herz probes humanity鈥檚 fiendishly complex relationship with food.鈥?鈥?lt;em>Nature</em></strong></p><br /><p>How is personality correlated with preference for sweet or bitter foods? What genres of music best enhance the taste of red wine? With clear and compelling explanations of the latest research, Rachel Herz explores these questions and more in this lively book. <em>Why You Eat What You Eat</em> untangles the sensory, psychological, and physiological factors behind our eating habits, pointing us to a happier and healthier way of engaging with our meals.</p>
This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm
by Ted Genoways

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<p><strong>Winner of the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize<br /><br />2019 selection for the One Book One Nebraska and All Iowa state reading programs<br /><br /><br /><br />"Genoways gives the reader a kitchen-table view of the vagaries, complexities, and frustrations of modern farming鈥nsightful and empathetic." 鈥?lt;em>Milwaukee Journal Sentinel</em></strong></p><br /><p>The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, and yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a farm, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife鈥檚 fifth-generation homestead in Nebraska, in hopes of passing it on to their four children. But as the handoff nears, their family farm鈥攁nd their entire way of life鈥攁re under siege on many fronts, from shifting trade policies, to encroaching pipelines, to climate change. Following the Hammonds from harvest to harvest, Ted Genoways explores the rapidly changing world of small, traditional farming operations. He creates a vivid, nuanced portrait of a radical new landscape and one family鈥檚 fight to preserve their legacy and the life they love.</p>
Tasting Whiskey: An Insider's Guide to the Unique Pleasures of th...
by Lew Bryson

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 01, 2014

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<p>Pour a stiff drink and crack open this comprehensive guide to everything there is to know about the world鈥檚 greatest whiskeys. Exploring the traditions behind bourbon, Scotch, Irish, and even Japanese whiskey, you鈥檒l discover how unique flavors are created through variations of ingredients and different distilling techniques. With advice on how to collect, age, and serve whiskey, as well as suggestions for proven food pairings, you鈥檒l be inspired to share your knowledge and invite your friends over for a delicious whiskey tasting party.聽</p>
Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Hu...
by Eric Topol

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English

Pages

341

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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<b>One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care </b> <br /> Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In <i>Deep Medicine</i>, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard. <br /> Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, <i>Deep Medicine</i> shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved.
Growing Season: a novel (Book 1)
by Melanie Lageschulte

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

May 29, 2017

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<b>A faded farmhouse, a devoted dog. One special season.</b><br /><br />Melinda is already at a crossroads when the 鈥渇or rent鈥?sign beckons her down a dusty gravel lane. Facing forty, single and downsized from her stellar career at a big-city ad agency, she鈥檚 struggling to start over when a phone call brings her home to rural Iowa. <br /><br />It's not long before she moves to the country, takes on a rundown farm and its headstrong animals, and lands behind the counter of her family鈥檚 hardware store in the community of Prosper, whose motto is 鈥淭he Great Little Town That Didn鈥檛.鈥?And just like the sprawling garden she tends under the summer sun, Melinda begins to thrive. But when storm clouds arrive on her horizon, can she hold on to the new life she's worked so hard to create?<br /><br />Filled with memorable characters, from a big-hearted farm dog to the weather-obsessed owner of the local co-op, 鈥淕rowing Season鈥?celebrates the twists and turns of small-town life. Discover the heartwarming series that鈥檚 filled with new friends, fresh starts and second chances.<br />
The Brew Your Own Big Book of Clone Recipes: Featuring 300 Homebr...
by Brew Your Own

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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For more than two decades, homebrewers around the world have turned to聽<i>Brew Your Own</i>聽magazine for the best information on making incredible beer at home. Now, for the first time,聽300 of BYO鈥檚 best clone recipes for recreating favorite commercial beers are coming together in one book.<br /><br /> Inside you'll find dozens of IPAs, stouts, and lagers, easily searchable by style. The collection includes both classics and newer recipes from top award-winning American craft breweries including Brooklyn Brewery, Deschutes, Firestone Walker, Hill Farmstead, Jolly Pumpkin, Modern Times, Maine Beer Company, Stone Brewing Co., Surly, Three Floyds,聽Tr枚egs, and many more.聽 Classic clone recipes from across Europe are also included. Whether you're looking to brew an exact replica of one of your favorites or get some inspiration from the greats, this book is your new brewday planner.

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