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In this stunning new book Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers --the best and the brightest the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high-achievers different His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from that is their culture their family their generation and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires what it takes to be a great soccer player why Asians are good at math and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band Brilliant and entertaining Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate
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
This access kit will provide you with a code to get into MyMathLab a personalized interactive learning environment where you can learn mathematics and statistics at your own pace and measure your progress In order to use MyMathLab you will need a CourseID provided by your instructor MyMathLab is not a self-study product and does require you to be in an instructor-led course This product is for the national MyMathLab access kit If your school has a custom MyMathLab course the printed access card will not work MyMathLab includes Interactive tutorial exercises MyMathLab s homework and practice exercises are correlated to the exercises in the relevant textbook and they regenerate algorithmically to give you unlimited opportunity for practice and mastery Most exercises are free-response and provide an intuitive math symbol palette for entering math notation Exercises include guided solutions sample problems and learning aids for extra help at point-of-use and they offer helpful feedback when students enter incorrect answers eBook with multimedia learning aids MyMathLab courses include a full eBook with a variety of multimedia resources available directly from selected examples and exercises on the page You can link out to learning... aids such as video clips and animations to improve their understanding of key concepts Study plan for self-paced learning MyMathLab s study plan helps you monitor your own progress letting you see at a glance exactly which topics you need to practice MyMathLab generates a personalized study plan for you based on your test results and the study plan links directly to interactive tutorial exercises for topics you haven t yet mastered You can regenerate these exercises with new values for unlimited practice and the exercises include guided solutions and multimedia learning aids to give students the extra help they need NOTE Access codes can only be used one time If you purchased a used book that claimed that it included an access code your code may already have been used and it will not work again In this case you must purchase a new access code For Customer Technical Support go to http 247pearsoned custhelp com Phone Support 800-677-6337 Please note the packaging on this product has changed whether you receive the current cover or earlier cover the product is still the same more
Olmsted makes you insanely hungry and steaming mad--a must-read for anyone who cares deeply about the safety of our food and the welfare of our planet Steven Raichlen author of the Barbecue Bible series The world is full of delicious lovingly crafted foods that embody the terrain weather and culture of their origins Unfortunately it s also full of brazen impostors In this entertaining and important book Olmsted helps us fall in love with the real stuff and steer clear of the fraudsters Kirk Kardashian author of Milk Money Cash Cows and the Death of the American Dairy Farm You ve seen the headlines Parmesan cheese made from wood pulp Lobster rolls containing no lobster at all Extra-virgin olive oil that isn t So many fake foods are in our supermarkets our restaurants and our kitchen cabinets that it s hard to know what we re eating anymore In Real Food Fake Food award-winning journalist Larry Olmsted convinces us why real food matters and empowers consumers to make smarter choices Olmsted brings readers into the unregulated food industry revealing the shocking deception that extends from high-end foods like olive oil wine and Kobe beef to everyday staples such as coffee honey juice and cheese It s a massive bait and switch in... which counterfeiting is rampant and in which the consumer ultimately pays the price But Olmsted does more than show us what foods to avoid A bona fide gourmand he travels to the sources of the real stuff to help us recognize what to look for eat and savor genuine Parmigiano-Reggiano from Italy fresh-caught grouper from Florida authentic port from Portugal Real foods that are grown raised produced and prepared with care by masters of their craft Part cautionary tale part culinary crusade Real Food Fake Food is addictively readable mouthwateringly enjoyable and utterly relevant more
THE 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future What becomes of being human when we learn to read and write our own genetic information Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft brilliant and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer Weaving science social history and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives personalities identities fates and choices Throughout the narrative the story of Mukherjee s own family with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness cuts like a bright red line reminding us of the many questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world In superb prose and with an instinct for the dramatic scene he describes the centuries of research and experimentation from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin from Boveri and Morgan to Crick Watson and Franklin all the way... through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome As The New Yorker said of The Emperor of All Maladies It s hard to think of many books for a general audience that have rendered any area of modern science and technology with such intelligence accessibility and compassion An extraordinary achievement Riveting revelatory and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life and an essential preparation for the moral complexity introduced by our ability to create or write the human genome The Gene is a must-read for everyone concerned about the definition and future of humanity This is the most crucial science of our time intimately explained by a master 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
New York Times Bestseller I would recommend this book to anyone interested in a fun engaging look at early human history you ll have a hard time putting it down --Bill Gates Thank God someone finally wrote this exact book --Sebastian JungerFrom a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity s creation and evolution a 1 international bestseller that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human One hundred thousand years ago at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth Yet today there is only one homo sapiens What happened to the others And what may happen to us Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach but Dr Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70 000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives connect past developments with contemporary concerns and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas Dr Harari also compels us to look... ahead because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us but also ourselves Where is this leading us and what do we want to become Featuring 27 photographs 6 maps and 25 illustrations diagrams this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond James Gleick Matt Ridley Robert Wright and Sharon Moalem 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
But What If We re Wrong visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who ll perceive it as the distant past Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity How certain are we about our understanding of gravity How certain are we about our understanding of time What will be the defining memory of rock music five hundred years from today How seriously should we view the content of our dreams How seriously should we view the content of television Are all sports destined for extinction Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown or weirder still widely known but entirely disrespected Is it possible that we overrate democracy And perhaps most disturbing is it possible that we ve reached the end of knowledge Kinetically slingshotting through a broad spectrum of objective and subjective problems But What If We re Wrong is built on interviews with a variety of creative thinkers George Saunders David Byrne Jonathan Lethem Kathryn Schulz Neil deGrasse Tyson Brian Greene Junot D az Amanda Petrusich Ryan Adams Nick Bostrom Dan Carlin and Richard Linklater among others interwoven with the type of high-wire humor and nontraditional analysis only Klosterman would dare to attempt... It s a seemingly impossible achievement a book about the things we cannot know explained as if we did It s about how we live now once now has become then more
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