In this compact, handsome guide, the inimitable John Wright details exactly how easy--and fun--it is brew beer, wine, cider, herbal spirits, and fruit liqueurs at home, with ample information, tips, and recipes for novice and advanced homebrewers alike. Each section starts with an introduction to essential techniques and methods, before sharing more than 75 recipes for delicious beverages like sparkling elderflower wine, mead, cherry plum wine, lager, blackberry whiskey, and mulled cider--with a hangover cure thrown in for good measure. With an introduction from Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall, full-color photographs throughout, and an authoritative, witty author leading the way, The River Cottage Booze Handbook is the ultimate modern homebrewer's book.
Why on earth has the entirely land-loving Eastern Mole been named Scalopus aquaticus, or the Oxford Ragwort been called Senecio squalidus – 'dirty old man'? What were naturalists thinking when they called a beetle Agra katewinsletae, a genus of fish Batman, and a Trilobite Han solo? Why is zoology replete with names such as Chloris chloris chloris (the greenfinch), and Gorilla gorilla gorilla (a species of, well gorilla)?
The Naming of the Shrew will unveil these mysteries, exploring the history, celebrating their poetic nature and revealing how naturalists sometimes get things so terribly wrong. With wonderfully witty style and captivating narrative, this book will make you see Latin names in a whole new light.
Within these broad categories, tables identify regions of the world and how separate variables are or are not positively or negatively associated with criminal behavior. Criminal behavior is broken down into separate offending categories of violent crime, property crime, drug offenses, sex offenses, delinquency, general and adult offenses, and recidivism. Accompanying each table is a description of what each table indicates in terms of the positive or negative association of specific variables with specific types of crime by region.
This book should serve as a valuable resource for criminal justice personnel and academics in the social and life sciences interested in criminal behavior.
The Obama Haters seeks to answer the following questions: Who are these Obama haters? Why do they despise him? Why do various news organizations, commentators, and political entities treat the same facts differently? Why are these pundits so powerful? In order to do so, Wright first lays out the democratic principles and civility toward which Americans should strive. Next, he investigates the persistent expressions of hatred for President Obama, connecting historic antecedents of political mudslinging along with the background of virulent right-wing smear tactics over the past two decades. And finally, he shines a harsh spotlight on the haters and fearmongers and their tactics.
While Americans have the right to criticize their political leadership, their reasons for disapproval should be based on facts. Those who invent and repeat lies to hurt the reputation of leaders weaken the democratic ideal. This book is for anyone who wishes to learn how to cut through the hypocrisy and propaganda to make informed decisions based on truth.
The renowned IB Diploma History series, combining compelling narratives with academic rigor.
An authoritative and engaging narrative, with the widest variety of sources at this level, helping students to develop their knowledge and analytical skills. This second edition provides:
- Reliable, clear and in-depth content from topic experts
- Analysis of the historiography surrounding key debates
- Dedicated exam practice with model answers and practice questions
- TOK support and Historical Investigation questions to help with all aspects of the Diploma
- Maps the content against the key questions in the 2016 specification, with thorough and reliable course coverage written by a team of experienced authors, teachers and examiners
- Motivates students to increase their subject knowledge by following a clear, detailed narrative that leads learners topic by topic through the important issues, events and concepts
- Progressively builds historical understanding and skills as students work through a range of engaging classroom activities with structured support at every stage
- Boosts students' confidence approaching assessment, providing numerous opportunities to practise different types of exam-style questions
- Captures learners' interest by offering a rich variety of source material that brings historical periods to life, enhancing understanding and enjoyment throughout the course
In Canuckology, Wright and Bricker, the bestselling authors of What Canadians Think about Almost Everything, share with us the wealth of their thousands of polls, drawn from conversations with some unlikely characters, including the retired man who still believes in Santa Claus, the non-parent who freaks out about toy safety, and the woman who would rather take her dad to a movie premiere than George Clooney.
Filled with hilarious insights from every province and territory, as well as from people of every age, gender and economic standing -- and peppered with fun factoids and quizzes -- Canuckology is compulsive, must-have reading for any Canadian.
This book documents and addresses topics on how to use IBM Platform Cluster Manager to manage PowerLinux BigData data clusters through IBM InfoSphere BigInsights, Spectrum Scale, and Platform Symphony. This book documents how to set up and manage a big data cluster on PowerLinux servers to customize application and programming solutions, and to tune applications to use IBM hardware architectures. This document uses the architectural technologies and the software solutions that are available from IBM to help solve challenging technical and business problems.
This book is targeted at technical professionals (consultants, technical support staff, IT Architects, and IT Specialists) that are responsible for delivering cost-effective Linux on IBM Power SystemsTM solutions that help uncover insights among client's data so they can act to optimize business results, product development, and scientific discoveries.