Fast Food Nation

Author: Eric Schlosser
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395977894
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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.

Faster

Author: James Gleick
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780446931304
Size: 18.52 MB
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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

Author: Hugh Carpenter
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9781607746676
Size: 17.62 MB
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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.

Thinking Fast And Slow

Author: Daniel Kahneman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429969352
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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.

Moving To A Flexible Exchange Rate

Author: Rupa Duttagupta
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 9781451935608
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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

Author: John A. Jakle
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 080186920X
Size: 17.45 MB
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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.

Holy Feast And Holy Fast

Author: Caroline Walker Bynum
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520908789
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In the period between 1200 and 1500 in western Europe, a number of religious women gained widespread veneration and even canonization as saints for their extraordinary devotion to the Christian eucharist, supernatural multiplications of food and drink, and miracles of bodily manipulation, including stigmata and inedia (living without eating). The occurrence of such phenomena sheds much light on the nature of medieval society and medieval religion. It also forms a chapter in the history of women. Previous scholars have occasionally noted the various phenomena in isolation from each other and have sometimes applied modern medical or psychological theories to them. Using materials based on saints' lives and the religious and mystical writings of medieval women and men, Caroline Walker Bynum uncovers the pattern lying behind these aspects of women's religiosity and behind the fascination men and women felt for such miracles and devotional practices. She argues that food lies at the heart of much of women's piety. Women renounced ordinary food through fasting in order to prepare for receiving extraordinary food in the eucharist. They also offered themselves as food in miracles of feeding and bodily manipulation. Providing both functionalist and phenomenological explanations, Bynum explores the ways in which food practices enabled women to exert control within the family and to define their religious vocations. She also describes what women meant by seeing their own bodies and God's body as food and what men meant when they too associated women with food and flesh. The author's interpretation of women's piety offers a new view of the nature of medieval asceticism and, drawing upon both anthropology and feminist theory, she illuminates the distinctive features of women's use of symbols. Rejecting presentist interpretations of women as exploited or masochistic, she shows the power and creativity of women's writing and women's lives.