A Natural History of Wine


Author: Ian Tattersall,Rob DeSalle,Patricia J. Wynne
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300211023
Category: Cooking
Page: 264
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A captivating survey of the science of wine and winemaking for anyone who has ever wondered about the magic of the fermented grape

A Natural History of Beer


Author: Rob DeSalle,Ian Tattersall
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300244983
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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A celebration of beer—its science, its history, and its impact on human culture What can beer teach us about biology, history, and the natural world? From ancient Mesopotamian fermentation practices to the resurgent American craft brewery, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall peruse the historical record and traverse the globe for engaging and often surprising stories about beer. They explain how we came to drink beer, what ingredients combine to give beers their distinctive flavors, how beer’s chemistry works at the molecular level, and how various societies have regulated the production and consumption of beer. Drawing from such diverse subject areas as animal behavior, ecology, history, archaeology, chemistry, sociology, law, genetics, physiology, neurobiology, and more, DeSalle and Tattersall entertain and inform with their engaging stories of beer throughout human history and the science behind it all. Readers are invited to grab a beer and explore the fascinating history of its creation.

Der Weinatlas


Author: Hugh Johnson,Jancis Robinson
Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783774207752
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
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Genau drei Jahrzehnte sind vergangen, seit Hugh Johnsons Weinatlas zum ersten Mal erschien und die Kritiker in aller Welt zu Beifallsstürmen wie hinriss. Das Buch wurde in ein Dutzend Sprachen übersetzt und millionenfach verkauft. Die nun vorliegende und bereits lang ersehnte fünfte Ausgabe hat Hugh Johnson gemeinsam mit der Weinexpertin und Autorin von Weltruf Jancis Robinson verfasst. Robinson hat einen Großteil der Texte neu geschrieben und damit den großen Veränderungen und Entwicklungen in der Weinwelt seit der letzten Ausgabe 1994 Rechnung getragen. Die wichtigste Neuerung sind die vollständig neu erstellten Karten, die seit der ersten Ausgabe das Rückgrat dieses Atlas bilden und ihn zum nach wie vor konkurrenzlosen Referenzwerk machen: "Lively, intelligent writing combined with lush photography und unmatched technical accuracy make this an enjoyable read for the novice and a must have for the accomplished oenophile" (Wine Enthusiast über die englische Originalausgabe).

The Natural History of Pliny


Author: Pliny (the Elder.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Natural history
Page: N.A
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A Natural History of Natural Theology

The Cognitive Science of Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Author: Helen De Cruz,Johan De Smedt
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262028549
Category: Philosophy
Page: 264
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Questions about the existence and attributes of God form the subject matter of natural theology, which seeks to gain knowledge of the divine by relying on reason and experience of the world. Arguments in natural theology rely largely on intuitions and inferences that seem natural to us, occurring spontaneously -- at the sight of a beautiful landscape, perhaps, or in wonderment at the complexity of the cosmos -- even to a nonphilosopher. In this book, Helen De Cruz and Johan De Smedt examine the cognitive origins of arguments in natural theology. They find that although natural theological arguments can be very sophisticated, they are rooted in everyday intuitions about purpose, causation, agency, and morality. Using evidence and theories from disciplines including the cognitive science of religion, evolutionary ethics, evolutionary aesthetics, and the cognitive science of testimony, they show that these intuitions emerge early in development and are a stable part of human cognition.De Cruz and De Smedt analyze the cognitive underpinnings of five well-known arguments for the existence of God: the argument from design, the cosmological argument, the moral argument, the argument from beauty, and the argument from miracles. Finally, they consider whether the cognitive origins of these natural theological arguments should affect their rationality.

The natural history of commerce


Author: John Yeats
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Commerce
Page: 436
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A Natural History of Nevis, and the Rest of the English Leeward Charibee Islands in America. With Many Other Observations on Nature and Art; Particularly, an Introduction to the Art of Decyphering. In Eleven Letters from the Revd Mr. Smith, ...


Author: William Smith (Revd. Mr.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 318
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The Natural History of the Bible

Being a Review of the Physical Geography, Geology, and Meteorology of the Holy Land : with a Description of Every Animal and Plant Mentioned in Holy Scripture
Author: Henry Baker Tristram
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature in the Bible
Page: 520
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A Short History of Wine


Author: Rod Phillips
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 9780066212821
Category: Cooking
Page: 400
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Variously regarded as a sacred, religious drink, inebriant, and even the work of the Devil, wine has always been much more than a commodity. From its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to its present incarnation as a vast, multinational business, wine has consistently generated passions that verge on mania. In A Short History of Wine, Rod Phillips sets out to tell the story of wine in the Western world with all its grandeurs and miseries. Packed with fascinating stories, unexpected insights, and the myriad tricks of the trade, A Short History of Wine is an essential book for anyone who treats wine with the zeal it deserves. Phillips re-creates each of the great eras of wine production, from the prehistoric fruits of the Fertile Crescent to this decade's explosion of the consumer wine culture with its varied values and palates, and vividly conveys the sheer magnitude of wine consumption and enjoyment. Among the many engaging themes that Phillips explores is the endless struggle between nature and nurture -- is wine the pure product of the grape, or should it be enhanced by the addition of other substances? He revisits times when wine was a favorite among the American Founding Fathers (Ben Franklin praised it, as a God-given boon), and he sheds light on wine's enemies, both natural and human, recalling dark times when disease struck vineyards, counterfeiting and fraud ran rampant, and anti-alcohol movements peaked. Spanning the globe from Hunter Valley to the Rhine, from Napa Valley to Burgundy (not overlooking Peru and Ohio), A Short History of Wine is an astonishingly enjoyable guide to the social, cultural, and economic worlds inside a bottle.

Terroir

The Role of Geology, Climate and Culture in the Making of French Wines
Author: James E. Wilson (Geologist)
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520219366
Category: Cooking
Page: 336
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The French word terroir is used to describe all the ecological factors that make a particular type of wine special to the region of its origin. James E. Wilson uses his training as a geologist and his years of research in the wine regions of France to fully examine the concept of terroir. The result combines natural history, social history, and scientific study, making this a unique book that all wine connoisseurs and professionals will want close at hand. In Part One Wilson introduces the full range of environmental factors that together form terroir. He explains France's geological foundation; its soil, considered the "soul" of a vineyard; the various climates and microclimates; the vines, their history and how each type has evolved; and the role that humans--from ancient monks to modern enologists--have played in viticulture. Part Two examines the history and habitat of each of France's major wine regions. Wilson explores the question of why one site yields great wines while an adjacent site yields wines of lesser quality. He also looks at cultural influences such as migration and trade and at the adaptations made by centuries of vignerons to produce distinctive wine styles. Wilson skillfully presents both technical information and personal anecdotes, and the book's photographs, maps, and geologic renderings are extremely helpful. The appendices contain a glossary and information on the labeling of French wines. With a wealth of information explained in clear English, Wilson's book enables wine readers to understand and appreciate the mystique of terroir. The French word terroir is used to describe all the ecological factors that make a particular type of wine special to the region of its origin. James E. Wilson uses his training as a geologist and his years of research in the wine regions of France to fully examine the concept of terroir. The result combines natural history, social history, and scientific study, making this a unique book that all wine connoisseurs and professionals will want close at hand. In Part One Wilson introduces the full range of environmental factors that together form terroir. He explains France's geological foundation; its soil, considered the "soul" of a vineyard; the various climates and microclimates; the vines, their history and how each type has evolved; and the role that humans--from ancient monks to modern enologists--have played in viticulture. Part Two examines the history and habitat of each of France's major wine regions. Wilson explores the question of why one site yields great wines while an adjacent site yields wines of lesser quality. He also looks at cultural influences such as migration and trade and at the adaptations made by centuries of vignerons to produce distinctive wine styles. Wilson skillfully presents both technical information and personal anecdotes, and the book's photographs, maps, and geologic renderings are extremely helpful. The appendices contain a glossary and information on the labeling of French wines. With a wealth of information explained in clear English, Wilson's book enables wine readers to understand and appreciate the mystique of terroir.

Odorographia a natural history of raw materials and drugs used in the perfume industry intended to serve growers manufacturers and consumers


Author: John Charles Sawer
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5874110682
Category: History
Page: 523
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The Natural History of Gems Or Decorative Stones


Author: Charles William King
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gems
Page: 377
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Troublesome Science

The Misuse of Genetics and Genomics in Understanding Race
Author: Rob DeSalle,Ian Tattersall
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231546300
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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It is well established that all humans today, wherever they live, belong to one single species. Yet even many people who claim to abhor racism take for granted that human “races” have a biological reality. In Troublesome Science, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall provide a lucid and forceful critique of how scientific tools have been misused to uphold misguided racial categorizations. DeSalle and Tattersall argue that taxonomy, the scientific classification of organisms, provides an antidote to the myth of race’s biological basis. They explain how taxonomists do their science—how to identify a species and to understand the relationships among different species and the variants within them. DeSalle and Tattersall also detail the use of genetic data to trace human origins and look at how scientists have attempted to recognize discrete populations within Homo sapiens. Troublesome Science demonstrates conclusively that modern genetic tools, when applied correctly to the study of human variety, fail to find genuine differences. While the diversity that exists within our species is a real phenomenon, it nevertheless defeats any systematic attempt to recognize discrete units within it. The stark lines that humans insist on drawing between their own groups and others are nothing but a mixture of imagination and ideology. Troublesome Science is an important call for researchers, journalists, and citizens to cast aside the belief that race has a biological meaning, for the sake of social justice and sound science alike.

A Natural History of the Chicago Region


Author: Joel Greenberg
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226306490
Category: Nature
Page: 595
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Interweaving historical anecdotes and modern-day scientific data, a definitive study of the natural history of Chicago describes the various forces that shaped the region's environment, from Ice Age glaciation to the human settlement of the Midwest, and discusses the various habitats of the region, environmental destruction, conservation efforts, and more. Original.

Wein für Dummies


Author: McCarthy,Mary Ewing-Mulligan
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
ISBN: 9783527701230
Category: Cooking
Page: 368
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Gehören Sie auch zu den Leuten, die gerne ein Gläschen Wein in trauter Runde genießen? Und wollten Sie sich schon immer einmal in die Geheimnisse und den blumigen Jargon richtiger Weinverkoster einweihen lassen? Dann begeben Sie sich mit den Weinkennern Ed McCarthy und Mary Ewing-Mulligan auf eine Entdeckungstour! Sie erklären Ihnen, welche erlesenen Traubensorten es gibt, wie Wein angebaut wird, durch welche Faktoren sein Geschmack beeinflusst werden kann und welche berühmten Weinregionen Sie kennen sollten. Doch damit Sie nicht nur in der Theorie glänzen, werden natürlich auch ganz praktische Fragen geklärt: Wie wird Wein serviert und gelagert? Darf man einen Bordeaux zum Fisch oder einen Riesling zum Schweinebraten trinken? Kurzum: Hier erfahren Sie alles, was Sie für den Einstieg in die Welt des Weines wissen müssen.

An Essay Towards a Natural History of the Corallines, and Other Maringe Productions of the Like Kind, Commonly Found on the Coasts of Great Britain


Author: John Ellis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bryozoa
Page: 103
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The natural history of society in the barbarous and civilized state

an essay towards discovering the origin and course of human improvement
Author: William Cooke Taylor
Publisher: D. Appleton
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: N.A
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A Natural History of Latin


Author: Tore Janson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191622656
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
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Beginning in Rome around 600 BC, Latin became the language of the civilized world and remained so for more than two millennia. French, Spanish, Italian, and Romanian are among its progeny and it provides the international vocabulary of law and life science. No known language, including English - itself enriched by Latin words and phrases - has achieved such success and longevity. Tore Janson tells its history from origins to present. Brilliantly conceived and written with the same light touch as his bestselling history of languages, A Natural History of Latin is a masterpiece of adroit synthesis. The author charts the expansion of Latin in the classical world, its renewed importance in the Middle Ages, and its survival into modern times. He shows how spoken and written Latin evolved in different places and its central role in European history and culture. He ends with a concise Latin grammar and lists of Latin words and phrases still in common use. Considered elitist and irrelevant in the second half of the twentieth century and often even banned from schools, Latin is now enjoying a huge revival of interest across Europe, the UK, and the USA. Tore Janson offers persuasive arguments for its value and gives direct access to its fascinating worlds, past and present.

Veuve Clicquot

die Geschichte eines Champagner-Imperiums und der Frau, die es regierte
Author: Tilar J. Mazzeo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423346740
Category:
Page: 319
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Elements of Natural History and Chemistry


Author: comte Antoine-François de Fourcroy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Chemistry
Page: N.A
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