The Maxi Mounds Guide to the World of Exotic Dancing

The Maxi Mounds Guide to the World of Exotic Dancing
  • Author : Maxi Mounds
  • Publisher : Perpetual Summer Press
  • Pages : 234
  • Relase : 2004-11
  • ISBN : 0973433310

The Maxi Mounds Guide to the World of Exotic Dancing Book Review:

Maxis book is an honest account of the whole Exotic Dance scene, good and bad, written by an insider who loves being an Exotic Dancer and isnt ashamed of her art, her life or her world. Its funny, wry, and candid and includes an excellent history of Exotic Dancing that goes back to Neolithic times.

Stacked

Stacked
  • Author : Susan Seligson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 229
  • Relase : 2007-02-20
  • ISBN : 9781596919082

Stacked Book Review:

Explores America's obsession with women's breasts, discussing the link between breast size and femininity, the lives of women seeking larger or smaller breasts, and the treatments women will endure to achieve the breasts of their dreams.

Invasive Species in Forests and Rangelands of the United States

Invasive Species in Forests and Rangelands of the United States
  • Author : Therese M. Poland,Toral Patel-Weynand,Deborah M. Finch,Chelcy Ford Miniat,Deborah C. Hayes,Vanessa M. Lopez
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 455
  • Relase : 2021-02-01
  • ISBN : 9783030453671

Invasive Species in Forests and Rangelands of the United States Book Review:

This open access book describes the serious threat of invasive species to native ecosystems. Invasive species have caused and will continue to cause enormous ecological and economic damage with ever increasing world trade. This multi-disciplinary book, written by over 100 national experts, presents the latest research on a wide range of natural science and social science fields that explore the ecology, impacts, and practical tools for management of invasive species. It covers species of all taxonomic groups from insects and pathogens, to plants, vertebrates, and aquatic organisms that impact a diversity of habitats in forests, rangelands and grasslands of the United States. It is well-illustrated, provides summaries of the most important invasive species and issues impacting all regions of the country, and includes a comprehensive primary reference list for each topic. This scientific synthesis provides the cultural, economic, scientific and social context for addressing environmental challenges posed by invasive species and will be a valuable resource for scholars, policy makers, natural resource managers and practitioners.

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
  • Author : Paul Stamets
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Pages : 614
  • Relase : 2011-07-13
  • ISBN : 9781607741381

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms Book Review:

A detailed and comprehensive guide for growing and using gourmet and medicinal mushrooms commercially or at home. “Absolutely the best book in the world on how to grow diverse and delicious mushrooms.”—David Arora, author of Mushrooms Demystified With precise growth parameters for thirty-one mushroom species, this bible of mushroom cultivation includes gardening tips, state-of-the-art production techniques, realistic advice for laboratory and growing room construction, tasty mushroom recipes, and an invaluable troubleshooting guide. More than 500 photographs, illustrations, and charts clearly identify each stage of cultivation, and a twenty-four-page color insert spotlights the intense beauty of various mushroom species. Whether you’re an ecologist, a chef, a forager, a pharmacologist, a commercial grower, or a home gardener—this indispensable handbook will get you started, help your garden succeed, and make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood.

Chaos, Territory, Art

Chaos, Territory, Art
  • Author : Elizabeth A. Grosz,Professor Elizabeth Grosz
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Pages : 116
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 0231145187

Chaos, Territory, Art Book Review:

Table of Contents Acknowledgments1. Chaos. Cosmos, Territory, Architecture2. Vibration. Animal, Sex, Music3. Sensation. The Earth, a People, ArtNotes Bibliography Index.

Idea Man

Idea Man
  • Author : Paul Allen
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2011-04-19
  • ISBN : 9781101476451

Idea Man Book Review:

By his early thirties, Paul Allen was a world-famous billionaire-and that was just the beginning. In 2007 and 2008, Time named Paul Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft, one of the hundred most influential people in the world. Since he made his fortune, his impact has been felt in science, technology, business, medicine, sports, music, and philanthropy. His passion, curiosity, and intellectual rigor-combined with the resources to launch and support new initiatives-have literally changed the world. In 2009 Allen discovered that he had lymphoma, lending urgency to his desire to share his story for the first time. In this classic memoir, Allen explains how he has solved problems, what he's learned from his many endeavors-both the triumphs and the failures-and his compelling vision for the future. He reflects candidly on an extraordinary life. The book also features previously untold stories about everything from the true origins of Microsoft to Allen's role in the dawn of private space travel (with SpaceShipOne) and in discoveries at the frontiers of brain science. With honesty, humor, and insight, Allen tells the story of a life of ideas made real.

Nuclear War Survival Skills

Nuclear War Survival Skills
  • Author : Cresson H. Kearny
  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2016-01-19
  • ISBN : 9781510702059

Nuclear War Survival Skills Book Review:

A field-tested guide to surviving a nuclear attack, written by a revered civil defense expert. This edition of Cresson H. Kearny’s iconic Nuclear War Survival Skills (originally published in 1979), updated by Kearny himself in 1987 and again in 2001, offers expert advice for ensuring your family’s safety should the worst come to pass. Chock-full of practical instructions and preventative measures, Nuclear War Survival Skills is based on years of meticulous scientific research conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Featuring a new introduction by ex-Navy SEAL Don Mann, this book also includes: instructions for six different fallout shelters, myths and facts about the dangers of nuclear weapons, tips for maintaining an adequate food and water supply, a foreword by “the father of the hydrogen bomb,” physicist Dr. Edward Teller, and an “About the Author” note by Eugene P. Wigner, physicist and Nobel Laureate. Written at a time when global tensions were at their peak, Nuclear War Survival Skills remains relevant in the dangerous age in which we now live.

The Mushroom at the End of the World

The Mushroom at the End of the World
  • Author : Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2017-09-19
  • ISBN : 9780691178325

The Mushroom at the End of the World Book Review:

Matsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world—and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the northern hemisphere. Through its ability to nurture trees, matsutake helps forests to grow in daunting places. It is also an edible delicacy in Japan, where it sometimes commands astronomical prices. In all its contradictions, matsutake offers insights into areas far beyond just mushrooms and addresses a crucial question: what manages to live in the ruins we have made? A tale of diversity within our damaged landscapes, The Mushroom at the End of the World follows one of the strangest commodity chains of our times to explore the unexpected corners of capitalism. Here, we witness the varied and peculiar worlds of matsutake commerce: the worlds of Japanese gourmets, capitalist traders, Hmong jungle fighters, industrial forests, Yi Chinese goat herders, Finnish nature guides, and more. These companions also lead us into fungal ecologies and forest histories to better understand the promise of cohabitation in a time of massive human destruction. By investigating one of the world's most sought-after fungi, The Mushroom at the End of the World presents an original examination into the relation between capitalist destruction and collaborative survival within multispecies landscapes, the prerequisite for continuing life on earth.

On Food and Cooking

On Food and Cooking
  • Author : Harold McGee
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 896
  • Relase : 2007-03-20
  • ISBN : 9781416556374

On Food and Cooking Book Review:

A kitchen classic for over 35 years, and hailed by Time magazine as "a minor masterpiece" when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn to for an understanding of where our foods come from, what exactly they're made of, and how cooking transforms them into something new and delicious. For its twentieth anniversary, Harold McGee prepared a new, fully revised and updated edition of On Food and Cooking. He has rewritten the text almost completely, expanded it by two-thirds, and commissioned more than 100 new illustrations. As compulsively readable and engaging as ever, the new On Food and Cooking provides countless eye-opening insights into food, its preparation, and its enjoyment. On Food and Cooking pioneered the translation of technical food science into cook-friendly kitchen science and helped birth the inventive culinary movement known as "molecular gastronomy." Though other books have been written about kitchen science, On Food and Cooking remains unmatched in the accuracy, clarity, and thoroughness of its explanations, and the intriguing way in which it blends science with the historical evolution of foods and cooking techniques. Among the major themes addressed throughout the new edition are: · Traditional and modern methods of food production and their influences on food quality · The great diversity of methods by which people in different places and times have prepared the same ingredients · Tips for selecting the best ingredients and preparing them successfully · The particular substances that give foods their flavors, and that give us pleasure · Our evolving knowledge of the health benefits and risks of foods On Food and Cooking is an invaluable and monumental compendium of basic information about ingredients, cooking methods, and the pleasures of eating. It will delight and fascinate anyone who has ever cooked, savored, or wondered about food.

Candy Girl

Candy Girl
  • Author : Diablo Cody
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2005-12-29
  • ISBN : 9781101216798

Candy Girl Book Review:

Decreed by David Letterman (tongue in cheek) on CBS TV’s The Late Show to be the pick of “Dave’s Book Club 2006,” Candy Girl is the story of a young writer who dared to bare it all as a stripper. At the age of twenty-four, Diablo Cody decided there had to be more to life than typing copy at an ad agency. She soon managed to find inspiration from a most unlikely source— amateur night at the seedy Skyway Lounge. While she doesn’t take home the prize that night, Diablo discovers to her surprise the act of stripping is an absolute thrill. This is Diablo’s captivating fish-out-of-water story of her yearlong walk on the wild side, from quiet gentlemen’s clubs to multilevel sex palaces and glassed-in peep shows. In witty prose she gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at this industry through a writer’s keen eye, chronicling her descent into the skin trade and the effect it had on her self-image and her relationship with her now husband.

Biochar for Environmental Management

Biochar for Environmental Management
  • Author : Johannes Lehmann,Stephen Joseph
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2012-05-16
  • ISBN : 9781136571213

Biochar for Environmental Management Book Review:

Biochar is the carbon-rich product when biomass (such as wood, manure or crop residues) is heated in a closed container with little or no available air. It can be used to improve agriculture and the environment in several ways, and its stability in soil and superior nutrient-retention properties make it an ideal soil amendment to increase crop yields. In addition to this, biochar sequestration, in combination with sustainable biomass production, can be carbon-negative and therefore used to actively remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, with major implications for mitigation of climate change. Biochar production can also be combined with bioenergy production through the use of the gases that are given off in the pyrolysis process. This book is the first to synthesize the expanding research literature on this topic. The book's interdisciplinary approach, which covers engineering, environmental sciences, agricultural sciences, economics and policy, is a vital tool at this stage of biochar technology development. This comprehensive overview of current knowledge will be of interest to advanced students, researchers and professionals in a wide range of disciplines.

The Built Environment

The Built Environment
  • Author : Wendy R. McClure,Tom J. Bartuska
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 424
  • Relase : 2011-09-09
  • ISBN : 9781118174159

The Built Environment Book Review:

This book takes a sweeping view of the ways we build things, beginning at the scale of products and interiors, to that of regions and global systems. In doing so, it answers questions on how we effect and are affected by our environment and explores how components of what we make—from products, buildings, and cities—are interrelated, and why designers and planners must consider these connections.

Machine of Death

Machine of Death
  • Author : Ryan North,Matthew Bennardo,David Malki
  • Publisher : Machines of Death LLC
  • Pages : 452
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 9780982167120

Machine of Death Book Review:

Presents fantasy stories written by Internet authors that explore how people, cultures, and societies are affected by the predictions of the Machine, an object that provides short yet vague phrases about how a person will die.

Managing Alternative Pollinators

Managing Alternative Pollinators
  • Author : Eric Mader,Marla Spivak,Elaine Evans
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 162
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 1933395206

Managing Alternative Pollinators Book Review:

"Examines the history of the British fire service from 1800-1980, embracing certain key themes of modern British history: the impact of industrial change on urban development, the effect of disaster on political reform, the growth of the state, and the relationship between masculinity and trade unionism in creating a professional identity"--Provided by publisher.

World Cheese Book

World Cheese Book
  • Author : Juliet Harbutt
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2015-07-07
  • ISBN : 9781465443724

World Cheese Book Book Review:

The finest selection: Tasting notes - Over 750 cheeses - How to enjoy The most comprehensive guide to cheese. Discover the flavor profile, shape, and texture of every cheese. World Cheese Book is for the adventurous cheese lover. It takes you on a tour of the finest cheese-producing countries in the world, revealing local traditions and artisanal processes. Images of each cheese (inside and out), step-by-step techniques that show how to make cheese, and complimentary food and wine pairings make this a truly exhaustive, at-a-glance reference.

The Complete Guide to IELTS

The Complete Guide to IELTS
  • Author : Bruce Rogers,Nick Kenny
  • Publisher : Heinle & Heinle Pub
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2015-01-26
  • ISBN : 1285837800

The Complete Guide to IELTS Book Review:

The Complete Guide to IELTS deconstructs the IELTS test and works systematically through each paper, covering all task types, text types and skills. No stone is left unturned. The material can be used in class or by students working on the own.

Cannabis

Cannabis
  • Author : Ernest Small
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 567
  • Relase : 2016-10-14
  • ISBN : 9781315350592

Cannabis Book Review:

Cannabis sativa is best known as the source of marijuana, the world’s most widely consumed illicit recreational drug. However, the plant is also extremely useful as a source of stem fiber, edible seed oil, and medicinal compounds, all of which are undergoing extremely promising research, technological applications, and business investment. Indeed, despite its capacity for harm as a recreational drug, cannabis has phenomenal potential for providing new products to benefit society and for generating extensive employment and huge profits. Misguided policies, until recently, have prevented legitimate research on the beneficial properties of cannabis, but there is now an explosion of societal, scientific, and political support to reappraise and remove some of the barriers to usage. Unfortunately, there is also a corresponding dearth of objective analysis. Towards redressing the limitation of information, Cannabis: A Complete Guide is a comprehensive reference summarizing botanical, business, chemical, ecological, genetic, historical, horticultural, legal, and medical considerations that are critical for the wise advancement and management of cannabis in its various forms. This book documents both the risks and benefits of what is indisputably one of the world’s most important species. The conflicting claims for medicinal virtues and toxicological vices are examined, based mainly on the most recent authoritative scientific reviews. The attempt is made consistently to reflect majority scientific opinion, although many aspects of cannabis are controversial. Aside from the relevance to specialists, the general public should find the presentation attractive because of the huge interest today in marijuana. Unfortunately, society has become so specialized and compartmentalized that most people have limited appreciation of the importance of science to their lives, except when a topic like marijuana becomes sensationalized. This review of cannabis can serve as a vehicle for public education in the realm of science and technology. Indeed, towards the goal of disseminating the important information in this book to a wide audience, the presentation is user-friendly, concise, and well-illustrated in the hope that non-specialists will find the topics both informative and entertaining.

Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates

Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates
  • Author : James H. Thorp,Alan P. Covich
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 1021
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 9780123748553

Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates Book Review:

The third edition of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates continues the tradition of in-depth coverage of the biology, ecology, phylogeny, and identification of freshwater invertebrates from the USA and Canada. This text serves as an authoritative single source for a broad coverage of the anatomy, physiology, ecology, and phylogeny of all major groups of invertebrates in inland waters of North America, north of Mexico.

Marine Geology

Marine Geology
  • Author : Jon Erickson,Timothy M. Kusky
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Pages : 317
  • Relase : 2009-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781438109671

Marine Geology Book Review:

This fully revised and expanded edition of "Marine Geology closely examines the interrelationship between water and its life forms and geologic structures. It looks at several ideas for the origins of the Earth

Everyone Eats

Everyone Eats
  • Author : E. N. Anderson
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Pages : 362
  • Relase : 2014-02-07
  • ISBN : 9780814789162

Everyone Eats Book Review:

Everyone eats, but rarely do we investigate why we eat what we eat. Why do we love spices, sweets, coffee? How did rice become such a staple food throughout so much of eastern Asia? Everyone Eats examines the social and cultural reasons for our food choices and provides an explanation of the nutritional reasons for why humans eat what they do, resulting in a unique cultural and biological approach to the topic. E. N. Anderson explains the economics of food in the globalization era; food’s relationship to religion, medicine, and ethnicity; and offers suggestions on how to end hunger, starvation, and malnutrition. This thoroughly updated Second Edition incorporates the latest food scholarship, most notably recognizing the impact of sustainable eating advocacy and the state of food security in the world today. Anderson also brings more insight than ever before into the historical and scientific underpinnings of our food customs, fleshing this out with fifteen new and original photographs from his own extensive fieldwork. A perennial classic in the anthropology of food, Everyone Eats feeds our need to understand human ecology by explaining the ways that cultures and political systems structure the edible environment.