Bee Wilson is the food writer and historian who writes as the 'Kitchen Thinker' in the Sunday Telegraph, and is the author of Swindled!. Her charming and original new book, Consider the Fork, explores how the implements we use in the kitchen have shaped the way we cook and live. A wooden spoon - most trusty and loveable of kitchen implements - looks like the opposite of 'technology', as the word is normally understood. But look closer. Is it oval or round? Does it have an extra-long handle to give your hand a place of greater safety from a hot skillet? Or a pointy bit at one side to get the lumpy bits in the corner of the pan? It took countless inventions to get to the well-equipped kitchens we have now, where our old low-tech spoon is joined by mixers, freezers and microwaves, but the story of human invention in the kitchen is largely unseen. Discovering the histories of our knives, ovens and kitchens themselves, Bee Wilson explores, among many other things, why the French and Chinese have such different cultures of the knife; and why Roman kitchens contain so many implements we recognize. Encompassing inventors, scientists, cooks and chefs, this is the previously unsung history of our kitchens.
The idea that 'home' is a special place, a separate place, a place where we can be our true selves, is so obvious to us today that we barely pause to think about it. But, as Judith Flanders shows in this revealing book, 'home' is a relatively new concept. When in 1900 Dorothy assured the citizens of Oz that 'There is no place like home', she was expressing a view that was a culmination of 300 years of economic, physical and emotional change. In The Making of Home, Flanders traces the evolution of the house across northern Europe and America from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century, and paints a striking picture of how the homes we know today differ from homes through history. The transformation of houses into homes, she argues, was not a private matter, but an essential ingredient in the rise of capitalism and the birth of the Industrial Revolution. Without 'home', the modern world as we know it would not exist, and as Flanders charts the development of ordinary household objects - from cutlery, chairs and curtains, to fitted kitchens, plumbing and windows - she also peels back the myths that surround some of our most basic assumptions, including our entire notion of what it is that makes a family. As full of fascinating detail as her previous bestsellers, The Making of Home is also a book teeming with original and provocative ideas.
Release on 2012-12-14 | by Gregory J. Feist, PhD,Michael E. Gorman, PhD
Author: Gregory J. Feist, PhD,Michael E. Gorman, PhD
Pubpsher: Springer Publishing Company
"Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries This handbook is the definitive resource for scholars and students interested in how research and theory within each of the major domains of psychologyódevelopmental, cognitive, personality, and socialóhave been applied to understand the nature of scientific thought and behavior. Edited by two esteemed pioneers in the emerging discipline of the psychology of science, it is the first empirically based compendium of its time. The handbook provides a comprehensive examination of how scientific thinking is learned and evolves from infancy to adolescence and adulthood, and combines developmental and cognitive approaches to show the categorical similarities and differences in thinking between children, adolescents, adults, and scientists. Chapters highlight the breadth and depth of psychological perspectives in the studies of science, from creativity and genius, gender, and conflict and cooperation, to postmodernism and psychobiography. A section on applications offers findings and ideas that can be put to use by educators, policymakers, and science administrators. Contributors examine the importance of mental models in solving difficult technical problems, and the significance of leadership and organizational structure in successful innovation. The final section of the book is devoted to the future of this new field, focusing on how to continue to develop a healthy psychology of science. Key Features: Presents the only empirically based compendium of current knowledge about the psychology of scientific thought and behavior Edited by two pioneers in the discipline of psychology of science Describes how scientific thinking is learned and changes throughout the life span Addresses creativity and genius, gender, conflict and cooperation, postmodernism, and psychobiography Covers applications of the psychology of science that can be used by educators, policymakers, and science administrators
This groundbreaking book examines the relationship between the development of the consumer society and the rise of collecting by individuals and institutions. Rusell Belk considers how and why people collect, as individuals, corporations and museums, and the impact this collecting has on us and our culture. Collecting in a Consumer Society outlines the history of museum collecting from ancient civilizations to the present. It also looks at aspects of consumer culture - advertizing, department stores, mass merchandizing, consumer desires, and how this relates to the activity of collecting. Collecting in a Consumer Society is the first book to focus on collecting as material consumption. This is a provocative and engaging book, essential reading for anyone involved with the process of collecting.
Contemporary Writers on the Words They Love or Loathe
Author: Molly McQuade
Pubpsher: Sarabande Books
Category: Social Science
“A sublime anthology” of essays, memoirs, stories and careful considerations from 66 writers riffing on a single word (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In this darb collection, Molly McQuade asks the question all writers love to answer: what one word means the most to you, thrills you, or sets your teeth on edge? And why? Writers respond with a wild gallimaufry of their choosing, from ardor to bitchin’ to thermostat to wrong and very. There is corn, also—not the vegetable but the idea, defining cultural generations; solmizate, meaning to sing an object into place; and delicious slang, such as dassn’t. Composed as expository or lyric essays, zinging one-liners, extended quips, jeremiads, etymological adventures, or fantastic romps, the writings address not only English words but also a select few from French, German, Japanese, Quechua, Basque, Igbo, and others. Fascinating, funny, and ingeniously curated from critics, novelists, translators, poets, and academics, “the words profiled here have a new trace of meaning, warmth, and a time-worn glow” (John Morse, publisher of Merriam-Webster, Inc.)
The Art of Maximizing the Potential of Business Partnerships
Author: Linda Finkle
Pubpsher: Advantage Media Group
Category: Business & Economics
Finding the Fork in the Road is an invaluable guidebook for the millions of smart and talented business people that co-own companies. Learn the secrets of successful business partnerships beyond just profitability. Linda Finkle addresses the “people side” of partnerships and shares the ground rules for navigating one of life's most intense, collaborative and interdependent relationships. By exploring shared visions, establishing compatibility, fostering trust and measuring progress, partners are well on their way to building sustainable thriving relationships. Complete with checklists, assessments and other critical tools to assess the personality traits and preferred work styles of each individual, and to better understand your partner, Finding the Fork is a must read for anyone thinking of forming a partnership or struggling in an existing one.
One of the key teachings in all of the Bible is that of Matthew Chapter 7 verse 14. The Son of God, Jesus Christ, spoke about a/the way to eternal life (heaven) as being one of great difficulty. In other words, Jesus was saying that if someone wants eternal life it won't be easy and there must be a searching and an uncovering in finding the way. In this book God uses the life and words of an ordinary man's changed life as a compass in/to helping you/people find that/the narrow path to eternal life.
An Inspiring Journey of How Ancient Solfeggio Frequencies Are Empowering Personal and Planetary Transformation!
Author: David Hulse
Category: Health & Fitness
In my travels across the country, the question asked most frequently is how I went from being a fundamentalist preacher to being a developer of healing techniques using tuning forks. This book is the story of that journey. I feel honored yet humbled to be among those rising to the call to facilitate the new 5th Dimensional energy coming into our third dimensional time/space continuum. Come with me as we journey step by step through my search for answers. After looking at what I refer to in this book as my Fork in the Road, a new truth was born - a truth that provides answers for the Spirit, Mind, and Body. I will share information concerning self-healing using sound, vibration, and frequencies that can clear, cleanse, balance, and focus our lives in all its forms. The ancient Solfeggio frequencies are part of a process that can assist us in creating the possibility of lives without stress, illness, and sickness. Together we will go to the cutting edge of scientific discoveries regarding sound and healing. This book is also a call for Lightworkers to gather in this crucial time of change and transformation on the planet. Join me and others who do not live in fear of the future. Just tune your inner ear and listen to these wonderful new ideas as I share the techniques of working with sound and, more specifically, the Solfeggio tuning forks. My hope is that we can all find the harmonics of our own individual music, and that through this process we will be enabled to live balanced lives.
Release on 2011-09-20 | by Raymond H. Myers,Douglas C. Montgomery,Christine M. Anderson-Cook
Process and Product Optimization Using Designed Experiments
Author: Raymond H. Myers,Douglas C. Montgomery,Christine M. Anderson-Cook
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Praise for the Second Edition: "This book [is for] anyone who would like a good, solid understanding of response surface methodology. The book is easy to read, easy to understand, and very applicable. The examples are excellent and facilitate learning of the concepts and methods." —Journal of Quality Technology Complete with updates that capture the important advances in the field of experimental design, Response Surface Methodology, Third Edition successfully provides a basic foundation for understanding and implementing response surface methodology (RSM) in modern applications. The book continues to outline the essential statistical experimental design fundamentals, regression modeling techniques, and elementary optimization methods that are needed to fit a response surface model from experimental data. With its wealth of new examples and use of the most up-to-date software packages, this book serves as a complete and modern introduction to RSM and its uses across scientific and industrial research. This new edition maintains its accessible approach to RSM, with coverage of classical and modern response surface designs. Numerous new developments in RSM are also treated in full, including optimal designs for RSM, robust design, methods for design evaluation, and experiments with restrictions on randomization as well as the expanded integration of these concepts into computer software. Additional features of the Third Edition include: Inclusion of split-plot designs in discussion of two-level factorial designs, two-level fractional factorial designs, steepest ascent, and second-order models A new section on the Hoke design for second-order response surfaces New material on experiments with computer models Updated optimization techniques useful in RSM, including multiple responses Thorough treatment of presented examples and experiments using JMP 7, Design-Expert Version 7, and SAS software packages Revised and new exercises at the end of each chapter An extensive references section, directing the reader to the most current RSM research Assuming only a fundamental background in statistical models and matrix algebra, Response Surface Methodology, Third Edition is an ideal book for statistics, engineering, and physical sciences courses at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also a valuable reference for applied statisticians and practicing engineers.
It was September of 1985. Nick Stavros was barely 24 years old and going nowhere fast. Two years ago, the day before he found out he had to drop out of college, his life seemed full of promise. Today, he, his best friend, Max, and their merry band of misfits sold cars by day and chased women by night.. Hung over, every morning. Broke, at the end of every week. Going nowhere fast, with nothing but blind hope ahead. It was, perhaps, Prometheus who saw their plight who sent the lightning bolt from the Heavens. On September 5, 1985, Nick Stavros and Max Davis held in their hands the only winning ticket for the Arizona Lottery's biggest jackpot ever the biggest jackpot in United States history the biggest jackpot ever awarded in the world! And just like that everything changed forever. "The Fork In The Road" is a laugh-out-loud adventure that starts with a bang and never lets up for a moment. It's a "Butch and Sundance" buddy story, a deeply romantic love story, a side-splitting comedy, and a classic tragedy. Nick's and Max's windfall touches the lives of many, for both better and worse. This novel brings to life, in vivid detail, unforgettable characters, exotic locations, and twisting plots that are guaranteed to keep the reader at the edge of their seats, laughing, crying, and turning pages to its climactic conclusion and inescapable moral awakening. It has a message that will resonate in every reader it touches. Once read, you too will declare, "'The Fork In The Road' is my favorite book ever!" Steven K. Tegovich's next novel is called, "Nine Tenths Of A Cent", a legal thriller detailing a trillion-dollar class-action lawsuit against the Oil Industry, for decades of over-billing the American people, a tenth of a cent at a time. A compelling premise ripped right from today's headlines! Coming soon!!!