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The New York Times bestselling winner of the 2016 James Beard Award for General Cooking and the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award A grand tour of the science of cooking explored through popular American dishes illustrated in full color 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 and use a foolproof method that works every time As Serious Eats s culinary nerd-in-residence J Kenji L pez-Alt has pondered all these questions and more In The Food Lab 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 t work that well and home cooks can achieve far better results using new but simple techniques 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 Over 1000 color photographsmore
For succulent results every time nothing is more crucial than understanding the science behind the interaction of food fire heat and smoke This is the definitive guide to the concepts methods equipment and accessories of barbecue and grilling The founder and editor of the world s most popular BBQ and grilling website AmazingRibs com Meathead applies the latest research to backyard cooking more than 100 thoroughly tested recipes With the help of physicist and food scientist Prof Greg Blonder PhD of Boston University he explains why dry brining is better than wet brining how marinades really work why rubs shouldn t have salt in them the importance of digital thermometers why searing doesn t seal in juices how salt penetrates but spices don t when charcoal beats gas and when gas beats charcoal how to calibrate and tune a grill or smoker how to keep fish from sticking cooking with logs the strengths and weaknesses of the new pellet cookers tricks for rotisserie cooking why cooking whole animals is a bad idea which grill grates are best and why beer-can chicken is a waste of good beer and nowhere close to the best way to cook a bird He shatters the myths that stand in the way of perfection Among the many busted old husband s tales... Myth Bring meat to room temperature before cooking Myth Soak wood before using it Myth Bone-in steaks taste better Myth You should sear first then cook The book blends chemistry physics meat science and humor Lavishly designed with hundreds of full-color photos by the author this book contains all the sure-fire recipes for traditional American favorites and many more outside-the-box creations You ll get recipes for all the great regional barbecue sauces rubs for meats and vegetables Last Meal Ribs Simon Garfunkel Chicken Schmancy Smoked Salmon The Ultimate Turkey Texas Brisket Perfect Pulled Pork Sweet Sour Pork with Mumbo Sauce Whole Hog Steakhouse Steaks Diner Burgers Prime Rib Brazilian Short Ribs Rack Of Lamb Lollipops Huli-Huli Chicken Smoked Trout Florida Mullet -Style Baja Fish Tacos Grilled Lobster and many more more
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Incisive The most fun business book I have read this year Clearly there will be people who hate this book which is probably one of the things that makes it such a great read Andrew Ross Sorkin New York Times Eye-popping Vanity FairLiar s Poker meets The Social Network in an irreverent expos of life inside the tech bubble from industry provocateur Antonio Garc a Mart nez a former Twitter advisor Facebook product manager and startup founder CEO The reality is Silicon Valley capitalism is very simple Investors are people with more money than time Employees are people with more time than money Entrepreneurs are the seductive go-between Marketing is like sex only losers pay for it Imagine a chimpanzee rampaging through a datacenter powering everything from Google to Facebook Infrastructure engineers use a software version of this chaos monkey to test online services robustness their ability to survive random failure and correct mistakes before they actually occur Tech entrepreneurs are society s chaos monkeys disruptors testing and transforming every aspect of our lives from transportation Uber and lodging AirBnB to television Netflix and dating Tinder One of Silicon Valley s most audacious chaos... monkeys is Antonio Garc a Mart nez After stints on Wall Street and as CEO of his own startup Garc a Mart nez joined Facebook s nascent advertising team turning its users data into profit for COO Sheryl Sandberg and chairman and CEO Mark Zuck Zuckerberg Forced out in the wake of an internal product war over the future of the company s monetization strategy Garc a Mart nez eventually landed at rival Twitter He also fathered two children with a woman he barely knew committed lewd acts and brewed illegal beer on the Facebook campus accidentally flooding Zuckerberg s desk lived on a sailboat raced sport cars on the 101 and enthusiastically pursued the life of an overpaid Silicon Valley wastrel Now this gleeful contrarian unravels the chaotic evolution of social media and online marketing and reveals how it is invading our lives and shaping our future Weighing in on everything from startups and credit derivatives to Big Brother and data tracking social media monetization and digital privacy Garc a Mart nez shares his scathing observations and outrageous antics taking us on a humorous subversive tour of the fascinatingly insular tech industry Chaos Monkeys lays bare the hijinks trade secrets and power plays of the visionaries grunts sociopaths opportunists accidental tourists and money cowboys who are revolutionizing our world The question is will we survive more
Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon Randall Munroe is here to help In Thing Explainer he uses line drawings and only the thousand or rather ten hundred most common words to provide simple explanations for some of the most interesting stuff there is including food-heating radio boxes microwaves tall roads bridges computer buildings datacenters the shared space house the International Space Station the other worlds around the sun the solar system the big flat rocks we live on tectonic plates the pieces everything is made of the periodic table planes with turning wings helicopters boxes that make clothes smell better washers and dryers the bags of stuff inside you cells How do these things work Where do they come from What would life be like without them And what would happen if we opened them up heated them up cooled them down pointed them in a different direction or pressed this button In Thing Explainer Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and so many more Funny interesting and always understandable this book is for anyone age 5 to 105 who has ever wondered how things work and why
You know the authors names You recognize the title You ve probably used this book yourself This is The Elements of Style the classic style manual now in a fourth edition A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk White is as valuable today as when it was first offered This book s unique tone wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers Use the fourth edition of the little book to make a big impact with writing
A New York Times National Bestseller America s funniest science writer Washington Post Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact awake sane uninfected and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier s most challenging adversaries panic exhaustion heat noise and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U S Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat She visits the fashion design studio of U S Army Natick Labs and learns why a zipper is a problem for a sniper She visits a repurposed movie studio where amputee actors help prepare Marine Corps medics for the shock and gore of combat wounds At Camp Lemmonier Djibouti in east Africa we learn how diarrhea can be a threat to national security Roach samples caffeinated meat sniffs an archival sample of a World War II stink bomb and stays up all night with the crew tending the missiles on the nuclear submarine USS Tennessee She answers questions not found in any other book on the military Why is DARPA interested in ducks How is a wedding gown like a bomb suit Why are shrimp more dangerous to sailors... than sharks Take a tour of duty with Roach and you ll never see our nation s defenders in the same way again 15 illustrationsmore
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWASHINGTON POST BESTSELLERFrom the author of the international bestseller THE AGE OF THE UNTHINKABLE comes a powerful new story of revolution and riches in a connected age Endless terror Refugee waves An unfixable global economy Surprising election results New billion-dollar fortunes Miracle medical advances What if they were all connected What if you could understand why The Seventh Sense examines the historic force now shaking our world--and explains how our leaders our businesses and each of us can master it All around us now we are surrounded by events that are difficult to understand But every day new figures and forces emerge that seem to have mastered this tumultuous age Sometimes these are the leaders of the most earthshaking companies of our time accumulating billion-dollar fortunes Or they are successful investors or our best generals Other times however quick success is going to terrorists rebels and figures intent on chaos What if we could know the secret of those who can make sense of this age What if we could apply it to the questions that worry us most In this groundbreaking new book Joshua Cooper Ramo author of the international bestseller The Age of the Unthinkable introduces a powerful... way of seeing the world The Seventh Sense is the story of what all of today s successful figures see and feel--forces that are invisible to most of us but explain everything from explosive technological change to uneasy political ripples The secret to power now is understanding our new age of networks--not merely the Internet but also networks of trade and DNA and finance Based on his years of advising generals CEOs and politicians Ramo takes us into the opaque heart of our world s rapidly connected systems and teaches us what the victors of this age know--and what the losers are not yet seeing But The Seventh Sense won t merely change the way you see the world It will also give you the power to change it more
The 1 New York Times bestseller from David McCullough two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly Wilbur and Orville Wright On a winter day in 1903 in the Outer Banks of North Carolina two brothers bicycle mechanics from Dayton Ohio changed history But it would take the world some time to believe that the age of flight had begun with the first powered machine carrying a pilot Orville and Wilbur Wright were men of exceptional courage and determination and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity When they worked together no problem seemed to be insurmountable Wilbur was unquestionably a genius Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen That they had no more than a public high school education and little money never stopped them in their mission to take to the air Nothing did not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off they risked being killed In this enjoyable fast-paced tale The Economist master historian David McCullough shows as never before how two Ohio boys from a remarkable family taught the world to fly The Washington Post and captures the marvel of what the Wrights... accomplished The Wall Street Journal He draws on the extensive Wright family papers to profile not only the brothers but their sister Katharine without whom things might well have gone differently for them Essential reading this is a story of timeless importance told with uncommon empathy and fluency about what might be the most astonishing feat mankind has ever accomplished The Wright Brothers soars The New York Times Book Review more
A New York Times BestsellerFrom one of our leading technology thinkers and writers a guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our livesMuch of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable driven by technological trends that are already in motion In this fascinating provocative new book Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future showing how the coming changes in our lives from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture can be understood as the result of a few long-term accelerating forces Kelly both describes these deep trends interacting cognifying flowing screening accessing sharing filtering remixing tracking and questioning and demonstrates how they overlap and are codependent on one another These larger forces will completely revolutionize the way we buy work learn and communicate with each other By understanding and embracing them says Kelly it will be easier for us to remain on top of the coming wave of changes and to arrange our day-to-day relationships with technology in ways that bring forth maximum benefits Kelly s bright hopeful book will be indispensable to... anyone who seeks guidance on where their business industry or life is heading what to invent where to work in what to invest how to better reach customers and what to begin to put into place as this new world emerges more
1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the LusitaniaOn May 1 1915 with WWI entering its tenth month a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York bound for Liverpool carrying a record number of children and infants The passengers were surprisingly at ease even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone For months German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic But the Lusitania was one of the era s great transatlantic Greyhounds the fastest liner then in service and her captain William Thomas Turner placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack Germany however was determined to change the rules of the game and Walther Schwieger the captain of Unterseeboot-20 was happy to oblige Meanwhile an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger s U-boat but told no one As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool an array of forces both grand and achingly small hubris a chance fog a closely guarded secret and more all converged to produce one of the great... disasters of history It is a story that many of us think we know but don t and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era Full of glamour and suspense Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson a man lost to grief dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love Gripping and important Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history more
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