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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
The 1 New York Times bestsellerThe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America s greatest achievements in space Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P Henson Octavia Spencer Janelle Monae Kirsten Dunst and Kevin Costner Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as human computers used pencils rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women some of the brightest minds of their generation Originally relegated to teaching math in the South s segregated public schools they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II when America s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff Suddenly these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills and they answered Uncle Sam s call moving to Hampton Virginia and the fascinating high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory Even as Virginia s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white... counterparts the women of Langley s all-black West Computing group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War and complete domination of the heavens Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan Mary Jackson Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden four African American women who participated in some of NASA s greatest successes It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives and their country s future more
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
the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still NPR Books The incredible true story of the women who fought America s Undark danger The Curies newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty and wonder drug of the medical community From body lotion to tonic water the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War Meanwhile hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe they light up the night like industrious fireflies With such a coveted job these shining girls are the luckiest alive until they begin to fall mysteriously ill But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects and the women s cries of corruption And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America s early 20th century and in a groundbreaking battle for workers rights that will echo for centuries to come Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the... wonder substance of radium and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations research into nuclear bombing and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives more
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
New York Times and International Bestseller - Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Wall Street Journal NPR Audible and AmazonIn the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley s most exciting unpredictable and ambitious entrepreneurs--a real-life Tony Stark--and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers Elon Musk spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX Tesla and SolarCity who sold one of his Internet companies PayPal for 1 5 billion Ashlee Vance captures the full spectacle and arc of the genius s life and work from his tumultuous upbringing in South Africa and flight to the United States to his dramatic technical innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits Vance uses Musk s story to explore one of the pressing questions of our age can the nation of inventors and creators who led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition He argues that Musk--one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history--is a contemporary visionary amalgam of legendary inventors and... industrialists including Thomas Edison Henry Ford Howard Hughes and Steve Jobs More than any other entrepreneur today Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy Thorough and insightful Elon Musk brings to life a technology industry that is rapidly and dramatically changing by examining the life of one of its most powerful and influential titans more
Throughout the United States and around the world NFPA 70 National Electrical Code NEC sets the foundation for electrical safety in residential commercial and industrial occupancies The 2017 edition of this trusted Code presents the latest comprehensive regulations for electrical wiring overcurrent protection grounding and installation of equipment Major additions reflect the continuing growth in renewable power technology Other NEC revisions protect the public and workers from deadly hazards Work with the latest requirements governing public and private buildings homes and structures outdoor yards and lots utility equipment installations that connect to the power grid and consumer-owned power generation systems and equipment The 2017 NEC is better aligned with the safe work practices in NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace Softbound 888 pp 2017
Many people dream of escaping modern life but most will never act on it This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years making this dream a reality not out of anger at the world but simply because he preferred to live on his own A New York Times bestsellerIn 1986 a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts drove to Maine and disappeared into the forest He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later when he was arrested for stealing food Living in a tent even through brutal winters he had survived by his wits and courage developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water and to avoid freezing to death He broke into nearby cottages for food clothing reading material and other provisions taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life why did he leave what did he learn as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude community and what... makes a good life and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way and succeeded more
Wonderful Michiko Kakutani New York TimesCelebrating the 20th anniversary of storytelling phenomenon The Moth 45 unforgettable true stories about risk courage and facing the unknown drawn from the best ever told on their stagesCarefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling All These Wonders features voices both familiar and new Alongside Louis C K Tig Notaro John Turturro and Meg Wolitzer readers will encounter an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time an Afghan refugee learning how much her father sacrificed to save their family a hip-hop star coming to terms with being a one-hit wonder a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill s secret army during World War II and more High-school student and neuroscientist alike the storytellers share their ventures into uncharted territory and how their lives were changed indelibly by what they discovered there With passion and humor they encourage us all to be more open vulnerable and alive
The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumphIn August 1968 NASA made a bold decision in just sixteen weeks the United States would launch humankind s first flight to the moon Only the year before three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another Meanwhile the Russians were winning the space race the Cold War was getting hotter by the month and President Kennedy s promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken But when Frank Borman Jim Lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission they instantly signed on Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative non-fiction Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut s homes from the test labs to the launch pad The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon Then on Christmas Eve a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit And when the mission is over... after the first view of the far side of the moon the first earth-rise and the first re-entry through the earth s atmosphere following a flight to deep space the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach The full story of Apollo 8 has never been told and only Jeffrey Kluger Jim Lovell s co-author on their bestselling book about Apollo 13 can do it justice Here is the tale of a mission that was both a calculated risk and a wild crapshoot a stirring account of how three American heroes forever changed our view of the home planet more
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