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Description: From one of the world's leading historians?a comprehensive narrative of the 3,000 years that have formed Asia's people, culture, and global destiny Tracing its origins in Mesopotamia to its modern role on the global geopolitical stage, historian Arthur Cotterell offers a compelling, lively, and readable account of one of the most culturally diverse, and often misunderstood, parts of the world. Beginning with the emergence of the world's earliest civilization in 3000 BC, Asia: A Concise History provides a fascinating look at the global convulsions?like the rise and fall of Assyria and Persia, the medieval states that flourished after the advent of Islam, and the modern transformations triggered by the lightning conquests of imperial Japan?that have shaped the continent. * Covers the great events and figures of Asian history, along with a look at the monumental remains that bear witness to those times: the ziggurats of Iraq, the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, the temple of Angkor Wat * Includes fascinating slices of history, including funeral arrangements for Qin Shi Huangdi in 210 BC; an extract from Lord Macartney's journal of his 1793 diplomatic mission to the Qing emperor Qian Long; and Toyotomi Hideyoshi's edict of 1587 banning firearms in Japan * Features boxed inserts of special interest?like a Babylonian recipe for lamb stew circa 1500 BC * Contains over 100 illustrations, maps, and photos * Other books by Cotterell: The Minoan World, The First Emperor of China, The Encyclopedia of Mythology, and Chariot Destined to become a reference staple for history buffs and students of Asian history, Asia: A Concise History offers readers a breathtaking narrative and wealth of detail that make the formative periods, key events, and personalities from this once remote part of the world come alive.
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What To Eat And How To Eat It

What To Eat And How To Eat It


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Description: This authoritative new title from health and wellness expert Renee Elliott is a modern encyclopedia of 99 superfood ingredients. Carefully curated by Renee in close collaboration with the buyers of pioneering organic supermarket Planet Organic, the result is a definitive guide to incorporating the most nutritional foods into everyday meals. Each entry offers notes on benefits, selection, preparation and cooking, plus thoroughly useable and delicious recipe suggestions that are quick to prepare simple to cook and rewarding to eat. The health benefits of each ingredient are also indicated - whether they support your digestive system, help protect joints, promote immunity, support a healthy heart or are simply superb for growing hair and skin. The ingredients are divided into 10 grocery categories to make shopping trips simple: Beans (including adzuki, black turtle, chickpeas, lentils and peas) Fermented Foods (such as kombucha, miso and sauerkraut) Fruit (from avocados to stone fruits) Grains (including heritage grains like amaranth and ' IT'-grains like quinoa) Herbs and Spices (such as sumac, chilli, cinnamon, ginger and parsley) Cooking Ingredients (everyday and unknown - acai, bee pollen, maca, salt) Meat, fish and dairy (eggs, cheese, fatty fish, bone broth and beyond) Nuts and seeds (inc. nut butters and seeds, from cacao and chia to sesame) Seaweeds (dried and fresh, from algae and arame to nori) Vegetables (from asparagus to shiitake mushrooms) ' Super-useful Store Cupboard' highlights the best flours, natural sweeteners and staples to keep in the kitchen, while the contemporary design (combining photography with illustrations) will appeal to both millennials and longstanding foodies. This book is an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to eat well and live better.
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Atlas Of Oddities

Atlas Of Oddities


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Description: This beautiful atlas is a celebration of the unusual events, objects and people that make our world such a fascinating place. Living on the planet are more than 7 billion people, all with their own interests, traditions and ways of life. And the extraordinary scenery - from the icy poles to scorching hot deserts, lush tropical rainforests, giant rocky caves and canyons, remarkable rivers, lakes and seas, also provides a home to a phenomenally wide range of different animals and plants. This unbelievable round-the-world adventure will take you through all of the planet's continents and countries, and on the way you'll get to see just how diverse the world can be. The beautifully illustrated maps feature key aspects, such as borders, capital cities and major rivers, and are perfect for engaging young readers. Discover facts and stats about the country or region and get up close and personal with some of Earth's most mysterious and unusual creatures, places, objects and events in this beautiful world atlas for children and adults alike. Are you ready to see our amazing world in a whole new light? Atlas of Oddities is an absorbing, gift atlas that will delight young and old fans of Maps and Atlas of Adventures. Great for young explorers aged 7 and up. Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of books for children and adults including the astonishing Dead or Alive, the creepy Book of Bad Things and the brain mangling Think Again and Eye Benders. He is passionate that books should entertain, inform and amaze whenever possible. A contributor to Encyclopedia Britannica, Clive's books have won School Library Association, PBS, Smithsonian and Times Educational Supplement, as well as the prestigious Royal Society Young People's Book Prize. Tracy Worrall produces a huge range of artwork using both digital and traditional media who has been exhibited in Berlin, London and Liverpool. She produced animations for an award-winning educational television series for the Discovery Channel. Tracy lives in Liverpool.
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True Or False?

True Or False?


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Description: Have a curious child that always asks the five big W questions: Who, What, Where, When and Why? This true or false book has all the unbelievable answers. Get this brainy blockbuster to excite and educate curious young minds with loads of fun facts about all the subjects that are important to them. Will kids aged 7-10 enjoy this trivia book? It looks like the answer is True! This exciting visual encyclopedia is perfect for curious children. Your child will love learning as they discover the truth about the big questions they have. Each true or false question is proved right or wrong in this book by a detailed answer and fascinating facts in a way they will understand. Your child will be captivated as they will discover incredible truths and statistics, making them feel and look smart, with facts perfect for 7-10 year olds. The book features breathtaking photographs, images and infographics influencing your child's mood and enhancing learning. This book is packed with strange facts that will have kids expand their knowledge about a broad range of subjects. Do we only use 10% of our brains? Does lightning never strike twice? Are humans taller in the morning than in the evening? True or False? lets kids discover common misconceptions and learn what is strange, but true. Ask, Learn and Discover! Fascinating facts about our day-to-day life, animals, people, space/galaxy, science, history, and culture. Your kid will discover the surprising facts about the known and the unknown in this book. Difficult topics and answers are easily simplified for young kids to comprehend. Broaden your little one's knowledge or use it as an entertainment book that brings adults and kids together. Find out if cockroaches can survive for days without their heads and if it is true that elephants never forget. This true or false fun fact busting book takes you on a journey through questions about:- The Human Body: Are we 75% water?- Nature: Are birds descended from dinosaurs?- Science & Technology: Is glass made of sand?- Space: Is Pluto a planet (again)?- Earth: Are deserts always hot?- History & Culture: Was Napoleon short? True or False? is an educational book that has all the answers to fascinate kids' minds. Next time someone tries to tell your child that spinach makes you strong or there has never been life on Mars, let them set the facts straight.
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Statistics From A To Z

Statistics From A To Z


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Description: Statistics is confusing, even for smart, technically competent people. And many students and professionals find that existing books and web resources don t give them an intuitive understanding of confusing statistical concepts. That is why this book is needed. Some of the unique qualities of this book are: Easy to Understand: Uses unique graphics that teach such as concept flow diagrams, compare-and-contrast tables, and even cartoons to enhance rememberability. Easy to Use: Alphabetically arranged, like a mini-encyclopedia, for easy lookup on the job, while studying, or during an open-book exam. Wider Scope: Covers Statistics I and Statistics II and Six Sigma Black Belt, adding such topics as control charts and statistical process control, process capability analysis, and design of experiments. As a result, this book will be useful for business professionals and industrial engineers in addition to students and professionals in the social and physical sciences. In addition, each of the 60+ concepts is covered in one or more articles. The 75 articles in the book are usually 5 7 pages long, ensuring that things are presented in bite-sized chunks. The first page of each article typically lists five Keys to Understanding which tell the reader everything they need to know on one page. This book also contains an article on Which Statistical Tool to Use to Solve Some Common Problems , additional Which to Use When articles on Control Charts, Distributions, and Charts/ Graphs/ Plots, as well as articles explaining how different concepts work together (e.g., how Alpha, p, Critical Value, and Test Statistic interrelate). ANDREW A. JAWLIK received his B. S. in Mathematics and his M. S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Michigan. He held jobs with IBM in marketing, sales, finance, and information technology, as well as a position as Process Executive. In these jobs, he learned how to communicate difficult technical concepts in easy - to - understand terms. He completed Lean Six Sigma Black Belt coursework at the IASSC - accredited Pyzdek Institute. In order to understand the confusing statistics involved, he wrote explanations in his own words and graphics. Using this material, he passed the certification exam with a perfect score. Those statistical explanations then became the starting point for this book.
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Lonely Planets Atlas Of Adventure

Lonely Planets Atlas Of Adventure


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Description: Don't just walk on the wild side - hike, climb, cycle, surf and even parachute. Lonely Planet's Atlas of Adventure is an encyclopedia for thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies, featuring the best outdoor experiences, country-by-country, across the world - making it the ultimate introduction to an exciting new world of adventure. There are numerous ways to explore our planet and the Atlas of Adventure showcases as many of them as possible in over 150 countries. We tracked down our adventure-loving gurus and asked them to share their tips on where to go and what to do. Colourful, awe-inspiring images are accompanied by authoritative text from Lonely Planet's travel experts. Highlights include: Mountaineering and trekking in Argentina Mountain biking and bushwalking in Australia Diving and paddling in Cambodia Trail running and canoeing in Canada Surfing and volcano diving in El Salvador Ski-exploring and dogsledding in Greenland Cycling and snowsports in Japan Riding with eagle hunters and packrafting in Mongolia Dune boarding and hiking in Namibia Tramping and black-water rafting in New Zealand Kloofing and paragliding in South Africa Sailing and walking in the United Kingdom Hiking and climbing in the United States About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category ' Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times ' Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves, it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media ( Australia)
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The Oxford Companion To Cheese

The Oxford Companion To Cheese


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Description: The discovery of cheese is a narrative at least 8,000 years old, dating back to the Neolithic era. Yet, after all of these thousands of years we are still finding new ways to combine the same four basic ingredients - milk, bacteria, salt, and enzymes - into new and exciting products with vastly different shapes, sizes, and colors, and equally complex and varied tastes, textures, and, yes, aromas. In fact, after a long period of industrialized, processed, and standardized cheese, cheesemakers, cheesemongers, affineurs, and most of all consumers are rediscovering the endless variety of cheeses across cultures. The Oxford Companion to Cheese is the first major reference work dedicated to cheese, containing 855 A- Z entries on cheese history, culture, science, and production. From cottage cheese to Camembert, from Gorgonzola to Gruyere, there are entries on all of the major cheese varieties globally, but also many cheeses that are not well known outside of their region of production. The concentrated whey cheeses popular in Norway, brunost, are covered here, as are the traditional Turkish and Iranian cheeses that are ripened in casings prepared from sheep's or goat's skin. There are entries on animal species whose milk is commonly (cow, goat, sheep) and not so commonly (think yak, camel, and reindeer) used in cheesemaking, as well as entries on a few highly important breeds within each species, such as the Nubian goat or the Holstein cow. Regional entries on places with a strong history of cheese production, biographies of influential cheesemakers, innovative and influential cheese shops, and historical entries on topics like manorial cheesemaking and cheese in children's literature round out the Companion's eclectic cultural coverage. The Companion also reflects a fascination with the microbiology and chemistry of cheese, featuring entries on bacteria, molds, yeasts, cultures, and coagulants used in cheesemaking and cheese maturing. The blooms, veins, sticky surfaces, gooey interiors, crystals, wrinkles, strings, and yes, for some, the odors of cheese are all due to microbial action and growth. And today we have unprecedented insight into the microbial complexity of cheese, thanks to advances in molecular biology, whole-genome sequencing technologies, and microbiome research. The Companion is equally interested in the applied elements of cheesemaking, with entries on production methodologies and the technology and equipment used in cheesemaking. An astonishing 325 authors contributed entries to the Companion, residing in 35 countries. These experts included cheesemakers, cheesemongers, dairy scientists, anthropologists, food historians, journalists, archaeologists, and on, from backgrounds as diverse as the topics they write about. Every entry is signed by the author, and includes both cross references to related topics and further reading suggestions. The endmatter includes a list of cheese-related museums and a thorough index. Three 8-page colour inserts and well over a hundred black and white images help bring the entries to life. This landmark encyclopedia is the most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and reliable reference work on cheese available, suitable for both novices and industry insiders alike.
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