Sweetness 9

Author: Stephan Eirik Clark
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316278769
Size: 41.13 MB
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Sweetness 9 from the Author: Stephan Eirik Clark. "Funny and moving. After this, nothing will ever taste the same again."--T. C. Boyle It's 1973, and David Leveraux has landed his dream job as a Flavorist-in-Training, working in the secretive industry where chemists create the flavors for everything from the cherry in your can of soda to the butter on your popcorn. While testing a new artificial sweetener--"Sweetness #9"--he notices unusual side-effects in the laboratory rats and monkeys: anxiety, obesity, mutism, and a generalized dissatisfaction with life. David tries to blow the whistle, but he swallows it instead. Years later, Sweetness #9 is America's most popular sweetener--and David's family is changing. His wife is gaining weight, his son has stopped using verbs, and his daughter suffers from a generalized dissatisfaction with life. Is Sweetness #9 to blame, along with David's failure to stop it? Or are these just symptoms of the American condition? David's search for an answer unfolds in this expansive novel that is at once a comic satire, a family story, and a profound exploration of our deepest cultural anxieties. Wickedly funny and wildly imaginative, Sweetness #9 questions whether what we eat truly makes us who we are.

The Sweetness Of Salt

Author: Cecilia Galante
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781599906508
Size: 73.92 MB
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The Sweetness Of Salt from the Author: Cecilia Galante. Julia just graduated as her high school valedictorian, has a full ride to college in the fall and a coveted summer internship clerking for a federal judge. But when her older sister, Sophie, shows up at the graduation determined to reveal some long buried secrets, Julia's carefully constructed plans come to a halt. Instead of the summer she had painstakingly laid out, Julia follows Sophie back to Vermont, where Sophie is opening a bakery-and struggling with some secrets of her own. What follows is a summer of revelations-some heartwarming, some heartbreaking, and all slowly pointing Julia toward a new understanding of both herself and of the sister she never really knew.

Cultures Of War Pearl Harbor Hiroshima 9 11 Iraq

Author: John W. Dower
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393080471
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Cultures Of War Pearl Harbor Hiroshima 9 11 Iraq from the Author: John W. Dower. Finalist for the 2010 National Book Award in Nonfiction: The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian returns with a groundbreaking comparative study of the dynamics and pathologies of war in modern times. Over recent decades, John W. Dower, one of America’s preeminent historians, has addressed the roots and consequences of war from multiple perspectives. In War Without Mercy (1986), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, he described and analyzed the brutality that attended World War II in the Pacific, as seen from both the Japanese and the American sides. Embracing Defeat (1999), winner of numerous honors including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, dealt with Japan’s struggle to start over in a shattered land in the immediate aftermath of the Pacific War, when the defeated country was occupied by the U.S.-led Allied powers. Turning to an even larger canvas, Dower now examines the cultures of war revealed by four powerful events—Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, and the invasion of Iraq in the name of a war on terror. The list of issues examined and themes explored is wide-ranging: failures of intelligence and imagination, wars of choice and “strategic imbecilities,” faith-based secular thinking as well as more overtly holy wars, the targeting of noncombatants, and the almost irresistible logic—and allure—of mass destruction. Dower’s new work also sets the U.S. occupations of Japan and Iraq side by side in strikingly original ways. One of the most important books of this decade, Cultures of War offers comparative insights into individual and institutional behavior and pathologies that transcend “cultures” in the more traditional sense, and that ultimately go beyond war-making alone.

Taste Chemistry

Author: R.S. Shallenberger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780751401509
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Taste Chemistry from the Author: R.S. Shallenberger. The object ofthis text is to examine, and elaborate on the meaning of the established premise that 'taste is a chemical sense.' In particular, the major effort is directed toward the degree to which chemical principles apply to phenomena associated with the inductive (recognition) phase of taste. A second objective is to describe the structure and properties of compounds with varying taste that allow decisions to be made with respect to the probable nature of the recognition chemistry for the different tastes, and the probable nature of the receptor(s) for those tastes. A final objective is to include appropriate interdisciplinary observations that have application to solving problems related to the chemical nature of taste. Taste is the most easily accessible chemical structure-biological activity relationship, and taste chemistry studies, i.e. the chemistry of sweetness, saltiness, sourness, and bitterness, have application to general biology, physiology, and pharmacology. Because it involves sensory perception, taste is also of interest to psychologists, and has application to the food and agricultural industries. The largest portion of the text is directed toward sweetness as, due to economic and other factors, the majority of the scientific studies are concerned with sweetness. The text begins with a prologue to describe the problems associated with the study of taste chemistry. Then, there is an introductory chapter to serve as an overview of the general interdisciplinary knowledge of the subject. It is followed by a chapter on the fundamental chemical principles that apply to taste induction chemistry.

Sweetness And Lightning 9

Author: Gido Amagakure
Publisher: Sweetness and Lightning
ISBN: 9781632365125
Size: 41.79 MB
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Sweetness And Lightning 9 from the Author: Gido Amagakure. A single dad, a little girl, and a quirky teenager learn about food's power to help people grow and love! "This season's number one feel-good anime! Grade A." -Anime News Network "A beautifully drawn story about comfort food and family and grief, it's a delightful read. Recommended." -Otaku USA Magazine

The Vintner S Apprentice

Author: Eric Miller
Publisher: Quarry
ISBN: 1592536573
Size: 29.89 MB
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The Vintner S Apprentice from the Author: Eric Miller. The Vintner’s Apprentice teaches old-world, classic skills to the modern wine enthusiast through extensive, diverse profiles of experienced wine experts. Tutorials framed with profiles give the reader insider access to real-life vineyards, wineries, cellars—everywhere the grapes go before they make it to the table and beyond. You’ll learn the details about the alchemy of grape varieties, terroir, climate, and classic wine-making techniques through the experiences, not your typical instructions. The comprehensive guides in Quarry’s Apprentice series go beyond the “basics” or “101” books by pairing illustrated instruction, techniques, and recipes with extensive artisan profiles. This is a handbook for wine-making that offers instructional content as well as narrative, lifestyle-oriented insight. It is an essential part of the aspiring wine-maker’s bookshelf.

The Gothic Child

Author: Margarita Georgieva
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137306076
Size: 63.79 MB
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The Gothic Child from the Author: Margarita Georgieva. Fascination with the dark and death threats are now accepted features of contemporary fantasy and fantastic fictions for young readers. These go back to the early gothic genre in which child characters were extensively used by authors. The aim of this book is to rediscover the children in their work.