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Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food

Everything you ever wanted to know about why cooking works the way it does. I think it has really enhanced my understanding of what is happening when I cook, and has allowed me to improve some of my favorite dishes and even successfully make my own bread. This is published O'Reilly, the same that does the "Head First" programming books. It has great explanations with a little humor tossed in. I would recommend for any foodie interest...

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Les plus belles lettres d'amour : Anthologie

Héloïse à Abélard, Gustave Flaubert à Louise Colet, George Sand à Alfred de Musset, Paul Eluard à Gala... de siècle en siècle, les amoureux échangent par lettres l'extase ou la douleur, les promesses ou les adieux. De nombreuses oeuvres de grands maîtres du dessin ou de la gravure illustrent ce florilège des plus belles lettres d'amour qui nous fait revivre les passions et redécouvrir quelques joyaux de la littérature française.

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Olivia de Havilland and the Golden Age of Hollywood

Uneven bio of Olivia deHavilland that contains some errors. For example on page 91 Yakima Canutt did not save Scarlett from the rapist on the bridge - he WAS the rapist. It was "Big Sam" who saved Scarlett. And on page 303 the author said that John Huston was 98 when he passed away when he was actually 81. The interviews with Olivia and others were well done and did provide information that was not available elsewhere, especially on ...

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THE SKIN I'M IN (20th Anniversary Edition)

A very good book. My daughter couldn't put it down. It's one of her favorite books now. She was even taking notes while reading it. It's about a girl in school that gets bullied a lot and a teacher makes a difference in the child's life, teaching her to accept herself for how she is. At the end the young girl gets the courage to confront her bully and she learns to accept herself.

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Operai e capitale

"Operai e capitale" è unanimemente riconosciuto come il testo fondamentale dell'operaismo italiano, un filone di pensiero politico che dall'inizio degli anni Sessanta a oggi ha prima rivoluzionato e poi continuamente condizionato il panorama del dibattito internazionale della sinistra istituzionale ed extra-istituzionale. Nel corso degli anni Sessanta la lettura di "Operai e capitale" ha prodotto un metodo di analisi, un atteggiament...

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Ideas, máquinas y valores

Como atento seguidor de la evolución de los estudios de Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad (CTS), S.H. Cutcliffe ha elaborado una de las mejores guías para orientarse en el intrincado entramado de actores, estudios, instituciones, disciplinas, tendencias, realizaciones y controversias en torno a CTS. Con la rigurosidad de su quehacer de historiador, ha logrado tejer la más completa crónica y el estudio más equilibrado de CTS como campo a...

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Tim and Eric's Zone Theory

Great book!!!! At first I thought it was just some kind of 'gag' book featuring Timmon Erics patented 'double-chin comedy style', but I soon discovered what I had purchased on a lark would lead me deep into the Zone Theory. They're not allowing me enough characters in this review to properly express what it's done for my life. I urge you PLEASE purchase this book as soon as you can and GET TO WORK! Today is the first day of the rest ...

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La trampa de la diversidad : cómo el neoliberalismo fragmentó la identidad de la clase trabajadora

Ocurre algo extraño, y realmente preocupante, cuando muchas de la posturas que se plantean en la izquierda, el activismo o el academicismo crítico son imposibles de defender fuera de las fronteras en las que nacen; más aún, incluso llegan a despertar el desinterés, la incomprensión e incluso hostilidad de la gente. Por contra, la derecha, en su versión liberal y extrema, parece representar de forma cada vez más precisa las esperanzas...

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The Storyteller's Secret: A Novel by Sejal Badani

I did not really want to read this book it just seemed to be the lesser of evils when it came to this months prime picks. The beginning did not encourage me much as it was a little on the depressing side. When Jaya escapes to India to escape her pain of multiple miscarriages the story starts to get interesting - and I ended up staying up all night reading it. Jaya begins to hear a story about her grandmother, Amisha, and it helps her...

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Adaptation and Well-Being: Meeting the Challenges of Life

"This book by Professor Larsen is very enjoyable reading and covers the many challenges humans face across the lifespan. The focus is on positive psychology as supportive solutions are offered for the many challenges of living. This is also a relatively rare book that evaluates adaptation from a socio-cultural perspective since most books today emphasize cognitive aspects of coping and development. I especially appreciated how Profes...