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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
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
It s the biggest revolution you ve never heard of and it s hiding in plain sight Over the past decade Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned everything we thought we knew about high performance upside down Instead of grit better habits or 10 000 hours these trailblazers have found a surprising short cut They re harnessing rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler and high performance expert Jamie Wheal spent four years investigating the leading edges of this revolution from the home of SEAL Team Six to the Googleplex the Burning Man festival Richard Branson s Necker Island Red Bull s training center Nike s innovation team and the United Nations Headquarters And what they learned was stunning In their own ways with differing languages techniques and applications every one of these groups has been quietly seeking the same thing the boost in information and inspiration that altered states provide Today this revolution is spreading to the mainstream fueling a trillion dollar... underground economy and forcing us to rethink how we can all lead richer more productive more satisfying lives Driven by four accelerating forces psychology neurobiology technology and pharmacology we are gaining access to and insights about some of the most contested and misunderstood terrain in history Stealing Fire is a provocative examination of what s actually possible a guidebook for anyone who wants to radically upgrade their life more
The New York Times bestselling book coauthored by the Nobel Prize winner who discovered telomerase and telomeres role in the aging process and the health psychologist who has done original research into how specific lifestyle and psychological habits can protect telomeres slowing disease and improving life Have you wondered why some sixty-year-olds look and feel like forty-year-olds and why some forty-year-olds look and feel like sixty-year-olds While many factors contribute to aging and illness Dr Elizabeth Blackburn discovered a biological indicator called telomerase the enzyme that replenishes telomeres which protect our genetic heritage Dr Blackburn and Dr Elissa Epel s research shows that the length and health of one s telomeres are a biological underpinning of the long-hypothesized mind-body connection They and other scientists have found that changes we can make to our daily habits can protect our telomeres and increase our health spans the number of years we remain healthy active and disease-free THE TELOMERE EFFECT reveals how Blackburn and Epel s findings together with research from colleagues around the world cumulatively show that sleep quality exercise aspects of diet and even certain chemicals profoundly affect our... telomeres and that chronic stress negative thoughts strained relationships and even the wrong neighborhoods can eat away at them Drawing from this scientific body of knowledge they share lists of foods and suggest amounts and types of exercise that are healthy for our telomeres mind tricks you can use to protect yourself from stress and information about how to protect your children against developing shorter telomeres from pregnancy through adolescence And they describe how we can improve our health spans at the community level with neighborhoods characterized by trust green spaces and safe streets THE TELOMERE EFFECT will make you reassess how you live your life on a day-to-day basis It is the first book to explain how we age at a cellular level and how we can make simple changes to keep our chromosomes and cells healthy allowing us to stay disease-free longer and live more vital and meaningful lives more
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
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 look deep inside the new Silicon Valley from the New York Times bestselling author of The Everything Store Ten years ago the idea of getting into a stranger s car or a walking into a stranger s home would have seemed bizarre and dangerous but today it s as common as ordering a book online Uber and Airbnb have ushered in a new era redefining neighborhoods challenging the way governments regulate business and changing the way we travel In the spirit of iconic Silicon Valley renegades like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates another generation of entrepreneurs is using technology to upend convention and disrupt entire industries These are the upstarts idiosyncratic founders with limitless drive and an abundance of self-confidence Led by such visionaries as Travis Kalanick of Uber and Brian Chesky of Airbnb they are rewriting the rules of business and often sidestepping serious ethical and legal obstacles in the process The Upstarts is the definitive story of two new titans of business and a dawning age of tenacity conflict and wealth In Brad Stone s riveting account of the most radical companies of the new Silicon Valley we discover how it all happened and what it took to change the world
Be online without leaving a trace Your every step online is being tracked and stored and your identity literally stolen Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand In this explosive yet practical book Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge teaching you the art of invisibility --online and real-world tactics to protect you and your family using easy step-by-step instructions Reading this book you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity Kevin Mitnick knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening The world s most famous--and formerly the US government s most wanted--computer hacker he has hacked into some of the country s most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies and at one point was on a three-year run from the FBI Now Mitnick is reformed and widely regarded as the expert on the subject of computer security Invisibility isn t just for superheroes--privacy is a power you deserve and need in the age of Big Brother and Big Data
This edition of NFPA 70 was approved as an American National Standard on August 21 2013 --P 3
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
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