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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
We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis writes Arianna Huffington the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post And this has profound consequences on our health our job performance our relationships and our happiness What is needed she boldly asserts is nothing short of a sleep revolution Only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives In her bestseller Thrive Arianna wrote about our need to redefine success through well-being wisdom wonder and giving Her discussion of the importance of sleep as a gateway to this more fulfilling way of living struck such a powerful chord that she realized the mystery and transformative power of sleep called for a fuller investigation The result is a sweeping scientifically rigorous and deeply personal exploration of sleep from all angles from the history of sleep to the role of dreams in our lives to the consequences of sleep deprivation and the new golden age of sleep science that is revealing the vital role sleep plays in our every waking moment and every aspect of our health from weight gain diabetes and heart disease to cancer and Alzheimer s In The Sleep Revolution Arianna shows how our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted... compromises our health and our decision-making and undermines our work lives our personal lives -- and even our sex lives She explores all the latest science on what exactly is going on while we sleep and dream She takes on the dangerous sleeping pill industry and all the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep She also offers a range of recommendations and tips from leading scientists on how we can get better and more restorative sleep and harness its incredible power In today s fast-paced always-connected perpetually-harried and sleep-deprived world our need for a good night s sleep is more important and elusive -- than ever The Sleep Revolution both sounds the alarm on our worldwide sleep crisis and provides a detailed road map to the great sleep awakening that can help transform our lives our communities and our world more
National Best SellerNamed One of TIME magazine s 100 Most Influential People An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science a moving portrait of a longtime friendship and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she s studied trees flowers seeds and soil Her first book is a revelatory treatise on plant life but it is also so much more Lab Girl is a book about work love and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together It is told through Jahren s remarkable stories about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom s labs about how she found a sanctuary in science and learned to perform lab work done with both the heart and the hands and about the inevitable disappointments but also the triumphs and exhilarating discoveries of scientific work Yet at the core of this book is the story of a relationship Jahren forged with a brilliant wounded man named Bill who becomes her lab partner and best friend Their sometimes rogue adventures in science take them from the Midwest across the United States and back again over... the Atlantic to the ever-light skies of the North Pole and to tropical Hawaii where she and her lab currently make their home Jahren s probing look at plants her astonishing tenacity of spirit and her acute insights on nature enliven every page of this extraordinary book Lab Girl opens your eyes to the beautiful sophisticated mechanisms within every leaf blade of grass and flower petal Here is an eloquent demonstration of what can happen when you find the stamina passion and sense of sacrifice needed to make a life out of what you truly love as you discover along the way the person you were meant to be more
Instant New York Times Bestseller Short and resonant The essays in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics arrive like shots of espresso The New York Times A startling and illustrative distillation of centuries of science The Economist Lean lucid and enchanting New Scientist The international bestseller that reveals all the beauty of modern physics in seven short and enlightening lessons Seven Brief Lessons on Physics is a book about the joy of discovery Carlo Rovelli brings a playful entertaining and mind-bending introduction to modern physics offering surprising and surprisingly easy to grasp explanations of Einstein s general relativity quantum mechanics elementary particles gravity black holes the complex architecture of the universe and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world He takes us to the frontiers of our knowledge to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space back to the origins of the cosmos and into the workings of our minds Here on the edge of what we know in contact with the ocean of the unknown shines the mystery and the beauty of the world Rovelli writes And it s breathtaking
Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist s 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 20112013 Presidential Medal of Freedom RecipientIn the international bestseller Thinking Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think System 1 is fast intuitive and emotional System 2 is slower more deliberative and more logical The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking He offers... practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 Thinking Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic more
The book that started the Quiet RevolutionAt least one-third of the people we know are introverts They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion who favor working on their own over working in teams It is to introverts Rosa Parks Chopin Dr Seuss Steve Wozniak that we owe many of the great contributions to society In Quiet Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture She also introduces us to successful introverts from a witty high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions Passionately argued superbly researched and filled with indelible stories of real people Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and equally important how they see themselves Now with Extra Libris material including a reader s guide and bonus content
From the creator of the worldwide bestsellers Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest a beautiful new adult coloring book that takes you on a magical journey beneath the waves With this coloring book for adults Johanna Basford invites color-inners of all ages to discover an enchanting underwater world hidden in the depths of the sea Through intricate pen and ink illustrations to complete color and embellish readers will meet shoals of exotic fish curious octopuses and delicately penned seahorses Visit coral reefs and barnacle-studded shipwrecks discover intricate shells and pirate treasure Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest fans and newcomers alike will welcome this creative journey into an inky new world For Lost Ocean Johanna picked a crisp ivory paper that accentuates and complements your chosen color palette The smooth untextured pages allow for beautiful blending or gradient techniques with colored pencils or are perfect for pens allowing the nib to glide evenly over the surface without feathering
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER One of America s most accomplished entrepreneurs a pioneer who made the Internet part of everyday life and orchestrated the largest merger in the history of business shares a roadmap for how anyone can succeed in a world of rapidly changing technology Steve Case s career began when he cofounded America Online AOL in 1985 At the time only three percent of Americans were online It took a decade for AOL to achieve mainstream success and there were many near-death experiences and back-to-the-wall pivots AOL became the top performing company of the 1990s and at its peak more than half of all consumer Internet traffic in the United States ran through the service After Case engineered AOL s merger with Time Warner and he became Chairman of the combined business Case oversaw the biggest media and communications empire in the world In The Third Wave which pays homage to the work of the futurist Alvin Toffler from whom Case has borrowed the title and whose work inspired him as a young man Case takes us behind the scenes of some of the most consequential and riveting business decisions of our time while offering illuminating insights from decades of working as an entrepreneur an... investor a philanthropist and an advocate for sensible bipartisan policies We are entering as Case explains a new paradigm called the Third Wave of the Internet The first wave saw AOL and other companies lay the foundation for consumers to connect to the Internet The second wave saw companies like Google and Facebook build on top of the Internet to create search and social networking capabilities while apps like Snapchat and Instagram leverage the smartphone revolution Now Case argues we re entering the Third Wave a period in which entrepreneurs will vastly transform major real world sectors like health education transportation energy and food and in the process change the way we live our daily lives But success in the Third Wave will require a different skill set and Case outlines the path forward The Third Wave is part memoir part manifesto and part playbook for the future With passion and clarity Case explains the ways in which newly emerging technology companies a growing number of which he argues will not be based in Silicon Valley will have to rethink their relationships with customers with competitors and with governments and offers advice for how entrepreneurs can make winning business decisions and strategies and how all of us can make sense of this changing digital age 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
More than 30 fanciful full-page illustrations depict the wisest of birds in lush tapestry-like settings Covered with flowers paisleys and other fun-to-color patterns these adorable owls are posed against vivid backgrounds brimming with intricate designs Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display Specially designed for experienced colorists Owls and other Creative Haven adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress