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The Case Against Sugar
by Gary Taubes

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English

Pages

361

Publication Date

December 27, 2016

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<b>From the best-selling author of <i>Why We Get Fat, </i>a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick.</b> <br /><br />Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.
Black Widow: The True Story of Giggling Granny Nannie Doss (True ...
by Ryan Green

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English

Pages

118

Publication Date

May 06, 2019

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In 1927, Charley Braggs arrived home to find two of his children dead. The doctor who observed the children in their last moments diagnosed food poisoning as the cause. There was no need for an autopsy. His wife, Nannie, blamed tainted grains as the source but Charley wasn’t convinced. <br /><br />Charley didn’t feel safe around his wife. In the middle of the night, he took his eldest daughter and ran for his life. <br /><br />The outpouring of sympathy doubled for Nannie when they discovered her husband’s treachery. To her community, she was a sweet lady renowned for her cheerful disposition. But behind the facade was a much darker and sinister reality. A truth that four of her future husbands, two of her sisters, her mother, her mother-in-law, her nephew and her grandson would perilously discover. <br /><br /><i>Black Widow</i> is a dramatic and chilling account of one of the most shocking true crime stories in American history. Ryan Green’s riveting narrative draws the reader into the real-live horror experienced by the victims and has all the elements of a classic thriller.<br /><br /><h6>CAUTION: This book contains descriptive accounts of abuse and violence. If you are especially sensitive to this material, it might be advisable not to read any further</h6>
Decode and Conquer: Answers to Product Management Interviews
by Lewis C. Lin

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English

Pages

207

Publication Date

November 27, 2013

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<p><strong> FEATURING THE WORLD-FAMOUS CIRCLES METHOD™. ENDORSED BY GOOGLE RECRUITERS. PRAISED BY BUSINESS INSIDER. </strong> <br /> Seeking a product management position? Get <em> Decode and Conquer</em>, the <strong> world's first book </strong> on preparing you for the product management (PM) interview. Author and professional interview coach, <strong> Lewis C. Lin </strong> provides you with an <strong> industry insider's perspective on how to conquer the most difficult PM interview questions </strong> . Decode and Conquer reveals:</p><br /><ul><br /><li><strong> Frameworks for tackling product design and metrics questions </strong> , including the famous CIRCLES Method™, AARM Method™, and DIGS Method™</li><br /><li><strong> Biggest mistakes PM candidates </strong> make at the interview and <strong> how to avoid them </strong></li><br /><li><strong> Insider tips </strong> on just what interviewers are looking for and <strong> how to answer so they can't say NO to hiring you </strong></li><br /><li><strong> Sample answers </strong> for the <strong> most important PM interview questions </strong></li><br /></ul><br /><p><em> Questions and answers covered in the book include: </em></p><br /><ul><br /><li>Design a new iPad app for Google Spreadsheet.</li><br /><li>Brainstorm as many algorithms as possible for recommending Twitter followers.</li><br /><li>You're the CEO of the Yellow Cab taxi service. How do you respond to Uber?</li><br /><li>You're part of the Google Search web spam team. How would you detect duplicate websites?</li><br /><li>The billboard industry is under monetized. How can Google create a new product or offering to address this?</li><br /></ul><br /><p><strong> LAND THAT DREAM PRODUCT MANAGER JOB...TODAY. </strong> Recommended by Executives from Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle & VMWare</p>
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our M...
by Mark Miodownik

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English

Pages

277

Publication Date

May 27, 2014

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<DIV><B><I>New York Times</I> Bestseller • <I>New York Times</I> Notable Book 2014 • Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books<BR /><BR /> “A thrilling account of the modern material world.” —<I>Wall Street Journal</I><BR /><BR /> "Miodownik, a materials scientist, explains the history and science behind things such as paper, glass, chocolate, and concrete with an infectious enthusiasm." </B><B>—<I>Scientific American</I></B><BR /><BR />Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does any material look and behave the way it does? These are the sorts of questions that renowned materials scientist Mark Miodownik constantly asks himself. Miodownik studies objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth, uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world. In <I>Stuff Matters</I>, Miodownik explores the materials he encounters in a typical morning, from the steel in his razor to the foam in his sneakers. Full of enthralling tales of the miracles of engineering that permeate our lives, <I>Stuff Matters </I>will make you see stuff in a whole new way.<BR /><BR /><B>"<I>Stuff Matters </I>is about hidden wonders, the astonishing properties of materials we think boring, banal, and unworthy of attention...It's possible this science and these stories have been told elsewhere, but like the best chocolatiers, Miodownik gets the blend right." </B><B><B>—</B><I>New York Times Book Review</I></B><BR />  </DIV>
Organic Chemistry, 3rd Edition
by David R. Klein

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English

Pages

1344

Publication Date

December 05, 2016

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<p>In <b><i>Organic Chemistry, 3<sup>rd</sup> Edition</i></b>, Dr. David Klein builds on the phenomenal success of the first two editions, which presented his unique skills-based approach to learning organic chemistry. Dr. Klein’s skills-based approach includes all of the concepts typically covered in an organic chemistry textbook, and places special emphasis on skills development to support these concepts. This emphasis on skills development in unique SkillBuilder examples provides extensive opportunities for two-semester Organic Chemistry students to develop proficiency in the key skills necessary to succeed in organic chemistry.</p>
The Experimental Self: Humphry Davy and the Making of a Man of Sc...
by Jan Golinski

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

May 11, 2016

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<div>What did it mean to be a scientist before the profession itself existed? Jan Golinski finds an answer in the remarkable career of Humphry Davy, the foremost chemist of his day and one of the most distinguished British men of science of the nineteenth century. Originally a country boy from a modest background, Davy was propelled by his scientific accomplishments to a knighthood and the presidency of the Royal Society. An enigmatic figure to his contemporaries, Davy has continued to elude the efforts of biographers to classify him: poet, friend to Coleridge and Wordsworth, author of travel narratives and a book on fishing, chemist and inventor of the miners’ safety lamp. What are we to make of such a man?<br /><br />           <br /><br />In <i>The Experimental Self</i>, Golinski argues that Davy’s life is best understood as a prolonged process of self-experimentation. He follows Davy from his youthful enthusiasm for physiological experiment through his self-fashioning as a man of science in a period when the path to a scientific career was not as well-trodden as it is today. What emerges is a portrait of Davy as a creative fashioner of his own identity through a lifelong series of experiments in selfhood.</div>
Fundamentals of Fragrance Chemistry
by Charles S. Sell

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

April 04, 2019

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This textbook provides a simplified introduction into organic chemistry, which includes separation techniques and analytical methodologies. It continues to discuss the structure of perfume creation with respect to the many reactive ingredients in consumer products and how to formulate effective and long lasting fragrances.
Organic Chemistry As a Second Language: First Semester Topics, 4t...
by David R. Klein

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

April 20, 2016

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<ul> <li>Helps develop the skills needed to solve a variety of problem types.</li> <li>Presents the fundamental topics clearly with an informal, friendly tone.</li> <li>Describes the how-to of problem solving, including approaching problems strategically.</li> <li>Discusses the relationship between concepts and puts topics in context.</li> <li>Covers important areas such as resonance, nomenclature, conformations, substitution reactions, synthesis and more.</li> </ul>
The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New ...
by Paul Steinhardt

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

January 08, 2019

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<b>One of the most fascinating scientific detective stories of the last fifty years, an exciting quest for a new form of matter. <i>The Second Kind of Impossible </i>reads like James Gleick’s <i>Chaos </i>combined with an <i>Indiana Jones </i>adventure.</b><BR><BR>When leading Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt began working in the 1980s, scientists thought they knew all the conceivable forms of matter. <i>The Second Kind of Impossible</i> is the story of Steinhardt’s thirty-five-year-long quest to challenge conventional wisdom. It begins with a curious geometric pattern that inspires two theoretical physicists to propose a radically new type of matter—one that raises the possibility of new materials with never before seen properties, but that violates laws set in stone for centuries. Steinhardt dubs this new form of matter “quasicrystal.” The rest of the scientific community calls it simply <i>impossible</i>.<BR> <BR> <i>The Second Kind of Impossible </i>captures Steinhardt’s scientific odyssey as it unfolds over decades, first to prove viability, and then to pursue his wildest conjecture—that nature made quasicrystals long before humans discovered them. Along the way, his team encounters clandestine collectors, corrupt scientists, secret diaries, international smugglers, and KGB agents. Their quest culminates in a daring expedition to a distant corner of the Earth, in pursuit of tiny fragments of a meteorite forged at the birth of the solar system.<BR> <BR> Steinhardt’s discoveries chart a new direction in science. They not only change our ideas about patterns and matter, but also reveal new truths about the processes that shaped our solar system. The underlying science is important, simple, and beautiful—and Steinhardt’s firsthand account is an engaging scientific thriller.
Science for Sale: How the US Government Uses Powerful Corporation...
by David L. Lewis

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

June 03, 2014

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When Speaker Newt Gingrich greeted Dr. David Lewis in his office overlooking the National Mall, he looked at Dr. Lewis and said: “You <I>know</I> you’re going to be fired for this, don’t you?” “I know,” Dr. Lewis replied, “I just hope to stay out of prison.” Gingrich had just read Dr. Lewis’s commentary in <I>Nature</I>, titled “EPA Science: Casualty of Election Politics.” Three years later, and thirty years after Dr. Lewis began working at EPA, he was back in Washington to receive a Science Achievement Award from Administrator Carol Browner for his second article in <I>Nature</I>. By then, EPA had transferred Dr. Lewis to the University of Georgia to await termination—the Agency’s only scientist to ever be lead author on papers published in <I>Nature</I> and <I>Lancet</I>.<BR><BR>The government hires scientists to support its policies; industry hires them to support its business; and universities hire them to bring in grants that are handed out to support government policies and industry practices. Organizations dealing with scientific integrity are designed only to weed out those who commit fraud behind the backs of the institutions where they work. The greatest threat of all is the purposeful corruption of the scientific enterprise by the institutions themselves. The science they create is often only an illusion, designed to deceive; and the scientists they destroy to protect that illusion are often our best. This book is about both, beginning with Dr. Lewis’s experience, and ending with the story of Dr. Andrew Wakefield.

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