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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
Longlisted for the National Book AwardNew York Times BestsellerA 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
This edition of NFPA 70 was approved as an American National Standard on August 21 2013 --P 3
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
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
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
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
New York Times Bestseller - Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Wall Street Journal NPR Audible and Amazon In Elon Musk Tesla SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley s most audacious entrepreneur Written with exclusive access to Musk his family and friends the book traces the entrepreneur s journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world Vance spent more than 30 hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to 300 people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk s world-changing companies PayPal Tesla Motors SpaceX and SolarCity and to characterize a man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation while making plenty of enemies along the way Vance uses Musk s story to explore one of the pressing questions of our time can the nation of inventors and creators which 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 amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists... like 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 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
Now includes the new Remote Pilot and Unmanned Aircraft Systems regulations drones 14 CFR Parts 48 and 107 ASA has built a reputation for providing the aviation community with the most accurate and reliable FAR AIM products available The 2017 FAR AIM book continues this tradition containing complete and up-to-date information from Titles 14 and 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations 14 and 49 CFR pertinent to General Aviation Sport Pilots and Flight Instructors combined with the Aeronautical Information Manual AIM and a free email subscription service for you to receive updated information as it is released by the FAA Convenient handbook-sized 6 x 9 format see backcover copy and table of contents for more details ASA s FAR AIM Series has been the standard for printed reference books containing the aviation industry s regulations for more than 30 years ASA consolidates the FAA regulations and procedures into easy-to-use reference manuals full of information pertinent to pilots flight crew and aviation maintenance technicians