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Nose Dive

By Harold McGee
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  • Publisher : Appetite by Random House
  • Isbn : 0147529751
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reads : 99
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The ultimate guide to the smells of the universe--the ambrosial to the pungent, and everything in between--from the author of the acclaimed culinary guides On Food and Cooking and Keys to Good Cooking. From Harold McGee, James Beard Award-winning author and leading expert on the science of food and cooking, comes an extensive exploration of the awe-inspiring world of smell. In Nose Dive, McGee takes us on a sensory-filled adventure, from the sulfurous nascent earth more than four billion years ago, to the sweetly fragrant Tian Shan mountain range north of the Himalayas, to the keyboard of your laptop, where trace notes of formaldehyde escape between the keys. We'll sniff the ordinary (wet pavement and cut grass) and extraordinary (fresh bread and chocolate), the delightful (roses and vanilla) and the unpleasant (spoiled meat and rotten eggs). We'll smell each other. We'll smell ourselves. Through it all, McGee familiarizes us with the actual bits of matter that we breathe in -- the molecules that trigger our perceptions, that prompt the citrusy smells of coriander and beer and the medicinal smells of daffodils and sea urchins. And like everything in the physical world, molecules have histories. Many of the molecules that we smell every day existed long before any creature was around to smell them -- before there was even a planet for those creatures to live on. Beginning with the origins of those molecules in interstellar space, McGee moves onward through the smells of our planet, the air and the oceans, the forest and the meadows and the city, all the way to the smells of incense, perfume, wine, and food. Here is a story of the world, of all of the smells under our collective nose. A work of astounding scholarship and originality, Nose Dive distills the science behind the smells and translates it, as only McGee can, into an accessible and entertaining guide. Incorporating the latest insights of biology and chemistry, and interwoven with personal observations, McGee reveals how our sense of smell has the power to expose invisible, intangible details of our material world and life, and trigger in us feelings that are the very essence of being alive.

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  • File Pdf: wine-science.pdf

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This revolutionary book is the only indepth reference to detail the processes, developments, and factors affecting the science of winemaking. Jamie Goode, a highly regarded expert on the subject, skilfully opens up this complex subject and explains the background to the various processes involved and the range of issues surrounding their uses. He reports on the vital progress in winemaking research that has been made in the last decade and explains the practical application of science with reference to the range of winemaking techniques used around the world, as well as viticultural practices, organics and ecology, and lifestyle influences. Written in a uniquely accessible style, the book is divided into three sections covering the vineyard, the winery and human interaction with wine. It also features over 80 illustrations and photographs to help make even the most complex topics clear, straightforward and easy to understand.

How Emotions Are Made

By Lisa Feldman Barrett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0544129962
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 796
  • File Pdf: how-emotions-are-made.pdf

Book Summary:

“Fascinating . . . A thought-provoking journey into emotion science.” — Wall Street Journal “A singular book, remarkable for the freshness of its ideas and the boldness and clarity with which they are presented.” — Scientific American “A brilliant and original book on the science of emotion, by the deepest thinker about this topic since Darwin.” — Daniel Gilbert, best-selling author of Stumbling on Happiness The science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology. Leading the charge is psychologist and neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose research overturns the long-standing belief that emotions are automatic, universal, and hardwired in different brain regions. Instead, Barrett shows, we construct each instance of emotion through a unique interplay of brain, body, and culture. A lucid report from the cutting edge of emotion science, How Emotions Are Made reveals the profound real-world consequences of this breakthrough for everything from neuroscience and medicine to the legal system and even national security, laying bare the immense implications of our latest and most intimate scientific revolution. “Mind-blowing.” — Elle “Chock-full of startling, science-backed findings . . . An entertaining and engaging read. ” — Forbes

The Perfume Companion

By Sarah McCartney,Samantha Scriven
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln
  • Isbn : 0711242194
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 207
  • File Pdf: the-perfume-companion.pdf

Book Summary:

'An authoritative guide from two experts who really know their way around scent' – FUNMI FETTO The Perfume Companion is a beautifully illustrated compendium of almost 500 recommended scents, designed to help you pick out your next favourite fragrance. Perfumes have the power to evoke treasured memories, make us feel fabulous and help us express our best self. But with so many out there, how do you choose something new? When the scents in the perfume shop are merging into one aromatic haze, how do you remain focused? And if your favourite scent goes out of stock, how do you replace it? The Perfume Companion is here to help. Sarah McCartney and Samantha Scriven deliver a host of scents for you to try – including bargain finds and luxury treasures, iconic stalwarts and indie newcomers, the lightest florals and the deepest leathers. With insider information about how perfumes are really made, discover hundreds of new fragrances and find the scents to share your own memories with. This is the perfect companion for your scented adventures.

Revelations in Air

By Jude Stewart
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0525507604
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 117
  • File Pdf: revelations-in-air.pdf

Book Summary:

An extraordinary, strange, and startlingly beautiful exploration of smell, the least understood of our five senses The nose on your face is the Buckingham Palace Guard of your body, the maitre d' of all taste, as well as the seducer of your imagination, and memory—and Jude Stewart has charmed them all into a wicked, poetic and illuminating tour of their mysterious domains. —Jack Hitt, author of Bunch of Amateurs Overlapping with taste yet larger in scope, smell is the sense that comes closest to pure perception. Smell can collapse space and time, unlocking memories and transporting us to worlds both new and familiar. Yet as clearly as each of us can recognize different smells--the bright tang of citrus, freshly sharpened pencils, parched earth after rain--few of us understand how and why we smell. In Revelations in Air, Jude Stewart takes us on a fascinating journey into the weird and wonderful world of smell. Beginning with lessons on the incredible biology and history of how our noses work, Stewart teaches us how to use our noses like experts. Once we're properly equipped and ready to sniff, Stewart explores a range of smells—from lavender, cut grass and hot chocolate to cannabis and old books—using smell as a lens into art, history, science, and more. With an engaging colorful design and exercises for readers to refine their own skills, Revelations in Air goes beyond science or history or chemistry--it's a doorway into the surprising, pleasurable, and unfamiliar landscape of smell.

Tea

By Mariella Erkens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
  • Isbn : 9090352279
  • Pages : 294
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reads : 311
  • File Pdf: tea.pdf

Book Summary:

Tea: Wine’s Sober Sibling is a multilayered handbook and cookbook with tea in the lead. It is an in-depth guide into the myriad possibilities of tea for tea connoisseurs and beginners alike. This book explains how similar tea and wine are and how they react when associated with food. Try over 70 original recipes, each with three matching tea suggestions and mouthwatering pictures, and experience the wonders of tea for yourself. There are chapters that explore the relationship and pairings of tea and cheese, tea and chocolate, and tea in mixed drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Readers will also learn about how food pairings work and how to use tea as an ingredient for cooking through easy-to-follow recipes. Various methods of steeping tea are covered, and readers will learn how to easily prepare tea for everyday enjoyment to the best practices for restaurant use to more advanced, intricate methods for the experienced tea lover. Explore the many infographics, tables, overviews, and graphs used to illustrate the major concepts of the book, and take a deep dive into the world of tea and food pairings with 294 pages brimming with information, including 6 pages with tea-related links to recommended tea shops, schools, and interesting videos about tea. In short: this book is a must for everybody who is looking for the best food and drink experience, but especially for those who look for a non-alcoholic option for wine. Tea is that option. In fact, it is the only true replacement for wine, as it enhances the flavor of food, just like wine does. Often even better so.

Family Meal

By Penguin Random House
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House
  • Isbn : 0593197003
  • Pages : 163
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reads : 806
  • File Pdf: family-meal.pdf

Book Summary:

Restaurants nourish us. While they're closed, we need to nourish them. WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER - Beyond the basics of providing food and drink, restaurants fulfill a human need for connection. They're a gathering place for family and friends, for first dates and breakups and birthdays and weddings. They've been there for us in good times and bad. Now it's time for us to give back. To help support America's restaurant industry, Penguin Random House is publishing Family Meal: Recipes from Our Community, a digital-only collection featuring 50 easy recipes from our family of food and drink authors that you can't find anywhere else. Readers will get an exclusive look at what these culinary masters are cooking at home right now--recipes that feed, sustain, and provide connection to the world outside. From Mushroom Bolognese to Shrimp and Chorizo White Bean Stew to Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Cookies to Quarantine Wine Pairings, learn what Ina Garten, Samin Nosrat, Hugh Acheson, Dan Barber, Bobby Flay, Alison Roman, Christina Tosi, Kwame Onwuachi, Ruth Reichl, Claire Saffitz, Danny Trejo, and many others are cooking for comfort. All proceeds from Family Meal will benefit the Restaurant Workers' Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund, which supports on-the-ground efforts in the restaurant community during this challenging time.

Foundations of Embodied Learning

By Mitchell J. Nathan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000430103
  • Pages : 456
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 472
  • File Pdf: foundations-of-embodied-learning.pdf

Book Summary:

Foundations of Embodied Learning advances learning, instruction, and the design of educational technologies by rethinking the learner as an integrated system of mind, body, and environment. Body-based processes—direct physical, social, and environmental interactions—are constantly mediating intellectual performance, sensory stimulation, communication abilities, and other conditions of learning. This book’s coherent, evidence-based framework articulates principles of grounded and embodied learning for design and its implications for curriculum, classroom instruction, and student formative and summative assessment for scholars and graduate students of educational psychology, instructional design and technology, cognitive science, the learning sciences, and beyond.

Dear Mommy, I Just Called to Say I Love You

By Shirley E. Gordon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1456873636
  • Pages : 254
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 596
  • File Pdf: dear-mommy-i-just-called-to-say-i-love-you.pdf

Book Summary:

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DK Eyewitness Books: Shark

By Miranda Macquitty
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1465437770
  • Pages : 72
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 958
  • File Pdf: dk-eyewitness-books.pdf

Book Summary:

Content revised and updated. DK's formidable Eyewitness series receives a fabulous makeover for 2014, with an exciting new look and full updates. Dive into the fascinating world of sharks--from the tiny dwarf dogfish to the ferocious great white! Discover the amazing senses a shark uses to detect its prey, find out how the cookiecutter shark got its name, and much more in Eyewitness: Shark.

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