Faster

Faster Author James Gleick
ISBN-10 9780446931304
Release 2000-09-15
Pages 352
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From the bestselling, National Book Award-nominated auhtor of Genius and Chaos, a bracing new work about the accelerating pace of change in today's world. Most of us suffer some degree of "hurry sickness." a malady that has launched us into the "epoch of the nanosecond," a need-everything-yesterday sphere dominated by cell phones, computers, faxes, and remote controls. Yet for all the hours, minutes, and even seconds being saved, we're still filling our days to the point that we have no time for such basic human activities as eating, sex, and relating to our families. Written with fresh insight and thorough research, Faster is a wise and witty look at a harried world not likely to slow down anytime soon.



Fast Fish

Fast Fish Author Hugh Carpenter
ISBN-10 9781607746676
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 112
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The fourth FAST book from the gifted team of Hugh Carpenter and Teri Sandison focuses on that speediest of ingredients: fish. Quick preparation time is one of the many reasons to cook fish more often, and Hugh has an irresistible collection of ways for us to spice up our workday meals. If you're tired of that old standby of pan-fried fish with a squeeze of lemon, explore Hugh's many flavorful combinations, drawing on cuisines from around the world. Teri's colorful photographs will have your mouth watering for dishes such as Sautéed Halibut with Nectarines and Ginger, Roast Salmon with Curry Mayonnaise Rub, and Steamed Snapper with Spicy Pesto. As with all the FAST books, FAST FISH includes short ingredient lists, easy instructions, and simple menu suggestions. Endlessly versatile fish provide an amazing array of quick-to-prepare and easy-to-shop-for flavor-packed recipes. The FAST series continues with its fourth book, dedicated solely to fish. Includes full-color photographs for half of the recipes and more than 75 how-to and spot photos. The FAST series has sold 110, 000 copies. 20, 000-copy first printing.



Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation Author Eric Schlosser
ISBN-10 0395977894
Release 2001-01
Pages 356
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A journalist explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.



Thinking Fast and Slow

Thinking  Fast and Slow Author Daniel Kahneman
ISBN-10 9781429969352
Release 2011-10-25
Pages 512
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Major New York Times bestseller Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012 Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Kahneman's work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis's The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation—each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.



Holy Feast and Holy Fast

Holy Feast and Holy Fast Author Caroline Walker Bynum
ISBN-10 0520063295
Release 1987
Pages 444
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Examines the role of food in the religion of women in the Middle Ages and argues that food practices enabled women to exert power in the family and define their religious vocations



The Fast of Ramadan

The Fast of Ramadan Author M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
ISBN-10 9780914390725
Release 2005
Pages 467
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In this book, "The Fast of Ramadan...", M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen explores the inner dimensions of fasting in a special collection of discourses given during the holy month of Ramadan."When we attain the wisdom, abilities, qualities and actions to bring peace and comfort to all lives -- that will be the grace and blessings of the fast." - M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen



Moving to a Flexible Exchange Rate

Moving to a Flexible Exchange Rate Author Rupa Duttagupta
ISBN-10 9781451935608
Release 2006-01-09
Pages 21
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A growing number of countries are adopting flexible exchange rate regimes because flexibility offers more protection against external shocks and greater monetary independence. Other countries have made the transition under disorderly conditions, with the sharp depreciation of their currency during a crisis. Regardless of the reason for adopting a flexible exchange rate, a successful transition depends on the effective management of a number of institutional and operational issues. The authors of this Economic Issue describe the necessary ingredients for moving to a flexible regime, as well as the optimal pace and sequencing under different conditions.



Fast Food and Junk Food

Fast Food and Junk Food Author Andrew F. Smith
ISBN-10 9780313393938
Release 2011-12-31
Pages 813
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• More than 700 A–Z entries on fast food, comfort food, and junk food, ranging from breakfast cereals to burgers and fries to snack chips and candy • A chronology of the significant events in the history of junk food and fast food • A bibliography containing more than 200 entries with citations to books, articles, and websites • A glossary of important terms used in the encyclopedia • A Resource Guide containing important DVDs, films and videos, and television series



Fast Food

Fast Food Author John A. Jakle
ISBN-10 080186920X
Release 2002
Pages 416
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Eating on the run has a long history in America, but it was the automobile that created a whole new category of dining: fast food. In the final volume of their Gas, Food, Lodging trilogy, John Jakle and Keith Sculle contemplate the origins, architecture, and commercial growth of fast food restaurants from White Castle to McDonald's.



Fast Fun Flowers in Acrylics

Fast   Fun Flowers in Acrylics Author Laure Paillex
ISBN-10 9781440317286
Release 2006-06-11
Pages 128
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Paint a Garden of Gorgeous Flowers, Instantly! Let the sun shine in! In one afternoon you can learn to paint a gorgeous garden of colorful flowers, even if you've never held a brush before. Open this guide and see how easy and fun it is. Just follow along step by step and in no time, you'll be painting pansies, jasmine, hydrangeas, roses, tiger lilies, zinnias and dozens more of your favorite blooms. Fast & Fun Flowers in Acrylics features: 66 flower-painting demonstrations that require only three to eight simple steps to complete 11 demonstrations for adding decorative embellishments, including dragonflies, bees, water droplets and tendrils Step-by-step instructions for creating six complete floral compositions An inspiring gallery of ideas for painting your new creations on greeting cards, scrapbook pages, frames, bookmarks, and more Designed to be fun and easy to use, this guide includes a stay-flat binding and a handy visual index for finding the flower you want - even if you don't know what it's called. There's also complete guidance for getting started quickly, from painting supplies to basic stroke techniques. Fast, fun and foolproof, this guide will give you a "green thumb" for painting flowers!



Fresh Fast

Fresh   Fast Author Marie Simmons
ISBN-10 9780547347196
Release 2004-05-01
Pages 336
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"Fresh food is more convenient than packaged," Marie Simmons says, and luckily for us, she provides more than 200 recipes to prove her point. In this book--Simmons' most ambitious to date--you'll see why her recipes, regularly featured in Bon Appétit, Woman's Day and Ladies' Home Journal, have become favorites with millions of cooks across the country. Whether it's Warm Egg Salad on Whole Wheat Toast or Lemon Basil Chicken, each is deftly simple, yet freshly conceived and imaginative. By following the inspirations of the seasons, Simmons shows how to vary your menu with dishes like Crisp-Fried Soft-Shell Crabs in spring, Roasted Tomato and Fresh Corn Soup in summer and Orange Baked Squash in fall. Each recipe tells exactly how long it will take to prepare and alerts you in advance about any steps that require a little extra time. Most can be made in less than 45 minutes, including: Lemon Basil Chicken, Warm New Potato Salad with Scallions, Penne with Roasted Vegetables, Pork Tenderloin Marinated in Soy and Orange, Sesame Brown Rice Pilaf, Spicy Marinated Shrimp, Easy Oven-Roasted Red Bell Peppers, Black Bean and Vegetable Burrito, Stir-Fry of Cabbages with Asian Flavors, Grandpa's Peaches in Red Wine, and Apple and Ginger Crisp.



FAST Creativity and Innovation

FAST Creativity and Innovation Author Charles W. Bytheway
ISBN-10 1932159665
Release 2007-01-15
Pages 280
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'FAST Creativity & Innovation' explores all the original concepts behind the FAST method with examples from all sorts of disciplines and industries, as well as looking at some of the newer derivatives of the method.



Wok Fast

Wok Fast Author Hugh Carpenter
ISBN-10 9781580083836
Release 2002-01
Pages 111
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This cookery book features tips on buying the best wok and filling the pantry with readily available Asian ingredients. Tailored to tight schedules, it includes short ingredient lists with plenty of make-ahead tips. It offers recipes for blackened shrimp with tangerin garlic essence, cantonese wild mushroom pasta, baby bok choy in spicy garlic sauce and more. Each recipe is clearly laid out with photographs to make food preparation easy.



Fast Guys Rich Guys and Idiots

Fast Guys  Rich Guys  and Idiots Author
ISBN-10 0803210965
Release 2007
Pages 337
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Sam Moses, a motorsports writer for Sports Illustrated, was assigned to go racing and write about what happened. Fast Guys, Rich Guys, and Idiots is a personal odyssey that peers over the cliff of change and into the pit of obsession. From small-time races to glittery grands prix, it lays bare the greed, lust, and desperation of every driver for time behind the wheel and a faster car. It explains the perfectionism behind taking a turn at the limit and describes the intoxicating thrill of stealing down the Daytona backstraight at nearly two hundred miles an hour. ø The core of Moses's story takes place in the heartland of stock car racing, there he finds a spot on a team in Ether, North Carolina. The team's owner is a tough Louisiana oil man, its crew chief a lanky, laconic Texan, and its number-one driver a hairy-chested leadfoot who learned fast driving on backwoods Georgia roads, delivering beauty supplies in his Mustang. Crashes echo throughout the tale that follows, five of them the author's own.



Extreme Alpinism

Extreme Alpinism Author Mark Twight
ISBN-10 0898866545
Release 1999
Pages 238
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Where does the hard-core aspirant or dreamer turn? The only master class in print, Extreme Alpinism delivers an expert dose of reality and practical techniques for advanced climbers. Focusing on how top alpine climbers approach the world's most difficult routes, Twight centres his instruction on the ethos of climbing the hardest routes with the least amount of gear and the most speed.



Fast Food Fast Talk

Fast Food  Fast Talk Author Robin Leidner
ISBN-10 0520914643
Release 1993-08-04
Pages 278
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Attending Hamburger University, Robin Leidner observes how McDonald's trains the managers of its fast-food restaurants to standardize every aspect of service and product. Learning how to sell life insurance at a large midwestern firm, she is coached on exactly what to say, how to stand, when to make eye contact, and how to build up Positive Mental Attitude by chanting "I feel happy! I feel terrific!" Leidner's fascinating report from the frontlines of two major American corporations uncovers the methods and consequences of regulating workers' language, looks, attitudes, ideas, and demeanor. Her study reveals the complex and often unexpected results that come with the routinization of service work. Some McDonald's workers resent the constraints of prescribed uniforms and rigid scripts, while others appreciate how routines simplify their jobs and give them psychological protection against unpleasant customers. Combined Insurance goes further than McDonald's in attempting to standardize the workers' very selves, instilling in them adroit maneuvers to overcome customer resistance. The routinization of service work has both poignant and preposterous consequences. It tends to undermine shared understandings about individuality and social obligations, sharpening the tension between the belief in personal autonomy and the domination of a powerful corporate culture. Richly anecdotal and accessibly written, Leidner's book charts new territory in the sociology of work. With service sector work becoming increasingly important in American business, her timely study is particularly welcome.



Jacques Pepin s Fast Food My Way

Jacques Pepin s Fast Food My Way Author Jacques Pépin
ISBN-10 0618393129
Release 2004
Pages 240
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The master chef applies his skills to simple meals that can be prepared quickly, from instant beef tenderloin stew to pumpkin soup with toasted walnuts, that rely on pantry staples and canned goods.