Faster

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ISBN: 9780446931304
Release Date: 2000-09-15
Number of pages: 352
Author: James Gleick
Publisher: Little, Brown

Download and read online Faster in PDF and EPUB 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 Food Nation

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ISBN: 0395977894
Release Date: 2001-01
Number of pages: 356
Author: Eric Schlosser
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Fast Food Nation in PDF and EPUB 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

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ISBN: 9781429969352
Release Date: 2011-10-25
Number of pages: 512
Author: Daniel Kahneman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download and read online Thinking Fast and Slow in PDF and EPUB 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 How When and How Fast EPub

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ISBN: 9781452721101
Release Date: 2006-01-09
Number of pages: 25
Author: Gilda Fernandez
Publisher: International Monetary Fund

Download and read online Moving to a Flexible Exchange Rate How When and How Fast EPub in PDF and EPUB 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 Fish

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ISBN: 9781607746676
Release Date: 2014-01-14
Number of pages: 112
Author: Hugh Carpenter
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Download and read online Fast Fish in PDF and EPUB 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.


How Fast is It

Filename: how-fast-is-it.pdf
ISBN: 9780439918671
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 47
Author: Ben Hillman
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Download and read online How Fast is It in PDF and EPUB Ostriches, the human brain, a professional cyclist, bamboo, and other things are compared to one another in a creative science book that examines the top speed of various animals, people, and objects as they travel by land, sea, or air.


Fast Food

Filename: fast-food.pdf
ISBN: 080186920X
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 416
Author: John A. Jakle
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online Fast Food in PDF and EPUB 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 Food and Junk Food

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ISBN: 9780313393938
Release Date: 2011-12-31
Number of pages: 813
Author: Andrew F. Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online Fast Food and Junk Food in PDF and EPUB • 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


Holy Feast and Holy Fast

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ISBN: 9780520908789
Release Date: 1988-01-07
Number of pages: 300
Author: Caroline Walker Bynum
Publisher: Univ of California Press

Download and read online Holy Feast and Holy Fast in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Fast of Ramadan

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ISBN: 9780914390725
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 467
Author: M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
Publisher: The Fellowship Press

Download and read online The Fast of Ramadan in PDF and EPUB 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


Fresh Fast

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ISBN: 9780547347196
Release Date: 2004-05-01
Number of pages: 336
Author: Marie Simmons
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Fresh Fast in PDF and EPUB "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.


Memoirs of a Fast Food Man

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ISBN: 9781456720759
Release Date: 2011-01
Number of pages: 132
Author: Ed Pendrys
Publisher: AuthorHouse

Download and read online Memoirs of a Fast Food Man in PDF and EPUB Growing up in the Great Depression, serving in World War II, living through the rapidly changing times of our modern age - Ed Pendrys witnessed most of the twentieth century. Perhaps nothing so appropriately symbolized the quickening lifestyle of America as much as the rise of the fast food industry. Granting us a unique perspective, Pendrys' memoirs take us back to the industry's very beginnings. Owner of the very first Chicago area Burger King, and the second one in the world outside of Florida, Pendrys - youngest franchisee at just thirty-three years of age - was there at the start, when burgers and shakes cost 19cents and a Whopper cost just 39cents. In 1965, even at those numbers, he was able to gross in excess of one-million dollars, just one of three franchisees in the nation to do so. Pure Americana, Memoirs of a Fast Food Man is more than history. It is a story of entrepreneurship, it is a story of business, it is a story of rags to riches. It is a story of America in the 20th century. Memoirs of a Fast Food Man is a story of ou


Fast Food Vindication

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ISBN: 9780578110431
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Number of pages: 246
Author: Lisa Tillinger Johansen
Publisher: Lisa Tillinger Johansen

Download and read online Fast Food Vindication in PDF and EPUB For years, dozens of books, documentaries, and magazine articles have targeted the fast food industry as the cause for many of society's ills, ranging from the obesity epidemic to the proliferation of dead-end jobs. Now, hospital dietitian Lisa Johansen makes the bold case that the fast food industry is actually a positive force in society. Johansen takes the reader from the industry's scrappy, entrepreneurial beginnings to its emergence as a global business generating hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Far from a blight on society, the fast food industry has distinguished itself by providing a product that meets high standards of quality and safety, often healthier than meals served at home and in sit-down restaurants. The myth of the "McJob" is debunked by true-life cases of corporate titans who succeeded by virtue of the fast-food chains' practice of promoting from within. And, relying on her years of counseling patients at one of the nation's largest health networks, Johansen shows the reader just how easily fast food can be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle. Lively and informative, FAST FOOD VINDICATION destroys the media myths and paints the true picture of an industry that touches the lives of millions.


Fast Festive 50 Christmas Designs

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ISBN: 9781609001476
Release Date: 2010-08-01
Number of pages: 30
Author: Design Works Crafts
Publisher: Leisure Arts

Download and read online Fast Festive 50 Christmas Designs in PDF and EPUB Provides cross-stitch patterns for a variety of Christmas decorations and gifts.


Sal Buscema Comics Fast Furious Artist

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ISBN: 9781605490212
Release Date: 2009-11-04
Number of pages: 165
Author: Jim Amash
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

Download and read online Sal Buscema Comics Fast Furious Artist in PDF and EPUB In 1968, Sal Buscema joined the ranks of Marvel Comics and quickly became one of their most recognizable and dependable artists. Following in the footsteps of his big brother John Buscema, Sal quickly came into his own, and penciled some of Marvel's most memorable storylines, such as the original Avengers/Defenders war, as well as "The Secret Empire Saga" and the Nomad arc in the pages of Captain America. He also had a ten-year run on The Incredible Hulk and drew 100 consecutive issues of Spectacular Spider-Man, making him one of the few definitive artists of the Bronze Age. Sal Buscema: Comics' Fast & Furious Artist, by Alter Ego's Jim Amash with Modern Masters' Eric Nolen-Weathington, explores the life and career of this true legend of the comics industry, through an exhaustive interview with the artist, complete with extensive examples of his art, including a deluxe color section, and a gallery of work from Sal's personal files.