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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
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
This edition of NFPA 70 was approved as an American National Standard on August 21 2013 --P 3
Instant New York Times BestsellerThe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movement whose calculations helped fuel some of America s greatest achievements in space a powerful revelatory contribution that is as essential to our understanding of race discrimination and achievement in modern America as Between the World and Me and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks 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
Clear writing and illustrations Clear explanations of difficult concepts Clear communication of the ways in biochemistry is currently understood and practiced For over 35 years in edition after bestselling edition Principles of Biochemistry has put those defining principles into practice guiding students through a coherent introduction to the essentials of biochemistry without overwhelming them The new edition brings this remarkable text into a new era Like its predecessors Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry Sixth Edition strikes a careful balance of current science and enduring concepts incorporating a tremendous amount of new findings but only those that help illustrate biochemistry s foundational principles With this edition students will encounter new information emerging from high throughput DNA sequencing x-ray crystallography and the manipulation of genes and gene expression and other techniques In addition students will see how contemporary biochemistry has shifted away from exploring metabolic pathways in isolation to focusing on interactions among pathways They will also get an updated understanding of the relevance of biochemistry to the study of human disease especially diabetes as well as the important role of... evolutionary theory in biochemical research These extensive content changes as well as new art and powerful new learning technologies make this edition of Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry the most impressive yet See what s in the LaunchPadmore
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
Longlisted for the National Book AwardA former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life and threaten to rip apart our social fabricWe live in the age of the algorithm Increasingly the decisions that affect our lives where we go to school whether we get a car loan how much we pay for health insurance are being made not by humans but by mathematical models In theory this should lead to greater fairness Everyone is judged according to the same rules and bias is eliminated But as Cathy O Neil reveals in this urgent and necessary book the opposite is true The models being used today are opaque unregulated and uncontestable even when they re wrong Most troubling they reinforce discrimination If a poor student can t get a loan because a lending model deems him too risky by virtue of his zip code he s then cut off from the kind of education that could pull him out of poverty and a vicious spiral ensues Models are propping up the lucky and punishing the downtrodden creating a toxic cocktail for democracy Welcome to the dark side of Big Data Tracing the arc of a person s life O Neil exposes the black box models that shape our future both as individuals and as a society These weapons of math... destruction score teachers and students sort r sum s grant or deny loans evaluate workers target voters set parole and monitor our health O Neil calls on modelers to take more responsibility for their algorithms and on policy makers to regulate their use But in the end it s up to us to become more savvy about the models that govern our lives This important book empowers us to ask the tough questions uncover the truth and demand change more
What is 225 years old yet always of the moment The Old Farmer s Almanac America s oldest continuously published periodical beloved by generations for being useful with a pleasant degree of humor celebrates its unique history with a special edition and more readers than ever before As the nation s iconic calendar the 2017 edition will predict and mark notable events glance back and look forward with historic perspectives on food people and businesses salute legendary customs and folklore hail celestial events explore forage and cultivate the natural world forecast traditionally 80 percent accurate weather inspire giggles and perhaps romance and more too much more to mention all in the inimitably useful and humorous way it has done since 1792
As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts As with previous editions Molecular Biology of the Cell Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced Protein structures better illustrate structure function relationships icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer clearer or better images As a new feature each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting What We Don t Know introducing students to challenging areas of future research Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology tissues and stem cells pathogens and the immune system
A New York Times Bestseller Read the sea like a Viking and interpret ponds like a Polynesian with a little help from the natural navigator In his eye-opening books The Lost Art of Reading Nature s Signs and The Natural Navigator Tristan Gooley helped readers reconnect with nature by finding direction from the trees stars clouds and more Now he turns his attention to our most abundant yet perhaps least understood resource Distilled from his far-flung adventures sailing solo across the Atlantic navigating with Omani tribespeople canoeing in Borneo and walking in his own backyard Gooley shares hundreds of techniques in How to Read Water Readers will Find north using puddlesForecast the weather from wavesDecode the colors of pondsSpot dangerous water in the darkDecipher wave patterns on beaches and more
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