The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide

By Mary Lou Heiss

No matter if it is a gentle eco-friendly tea or a bracing Assam black, a cup of tea is a posh brew of artwork and undefined, culture and revolution, East and West. during this sweeping journey in the course of the international of tea, veteran tea investors Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss chronicle tea's impact around the globe and supply a whole reference for selecting, ingesting, and having fun with this beverage.THE tale OF TEA starts off with a trip alongside the tea path, from the luxurious forests of China, the place tea cultivation first flourished, to the Buddhist temples of Japan, to the titanic tea gardens of India, and past.

Offering an insider'­s view of all facets of tea alternate, the Heisses learn Camellia sinensis, the tea bush, and express how refined variations in territory and creation give a contribution to the variety of colour, style, and caliber in brewed tea. They profile greater than thirty crucial tea varietals, supply a detailed consultant to tasting and brewing, and survey the customs and crafts linked to tea. Sharing the most recent learn, they speak about tea's health and wellbeing merits and advancements in natural creation and reasonable exchange practices. eventually, they current ten candy and savory recipes, together with Savory chinese language Marbled Eggs and eco-friendly Tea Pot de Creme, and assets for getting wonderful tea.

Vividly illustrated all through, the tale OF TEA is an engrossing tribute to the illustrious, invigorating, and elusive leaf that has sustained and encouraged humans for greater than thousand years.

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Die sieben größten Rätsel der Wissenschaft. ...und wie man sie versteht.

By David E. Brody, Arnold R. Brody

Sieben. Eine Zahl, die schon lange eine besondere Bedeutung für viele Menschen hat: Siebenmeilenstiefel, sieben Zwerge, sieben Todsünden, die sieben Leben einer Katze, sieben Weltwunder. Und nun schreiben die Brüder Brody (einer ist Anwalt, der andere Pathologe) ein Buch, in dem sie die sieben größten Rätsel der Wissenschaft enthüllen. Dabei wollen sie nicht zu modernen Brüdern Grimm werden, uns Lesern mit modernen technischen Märchen und Zauberworten (Fachchinesisch) eine unbegreifliche Welt zeigen.

Nein, sie haben den Anspruch, die wichtigsten wissenschaftlichen Entwicklungen der letzen 500 Jahre verständlich darzustellen. Im New Yorker unique trägt das Buch in etwa den Untertitel: Die Naturwissenschaften, wie Sie sie gern in der Schule gehabt hätten. Dem wird das Buch auch gerecht. Es nimmt uns mit in die Welt der Grundgesetze der Physik, fasziniert uns mit dem Bau der Atome, beschreibt Einsteins Theorien verstehbar, zeigt die Wunder des Kosmos und Evolution und erklärt uns die Grundlagen moderner Biologie und Genetik.

Mit sprachlichem Geschick und interessanten Anekdoten nehmen uns die Brüder an der Hand und zeigen uns die weite Welt der Wissenschaft und der Menschen, die diese Welt erforscht haben und weiterhin erforschen. Im Schlußkapitel fassen Sie die Geschichte der Forschung unter dem Aspekt zusammen, wie Wissenschaft funktioniert und welche rasanten Veränderungen sich in den letzten Jahren und Jahrzehnten ergeben haben. Immer wieder unterstützen sie den Lesefluß durch erläuternde Grafiken und strukturierende Überschriften.

Wer naturwissenschaftliche Themen schon irgendwie spannend fand, aber durch trockenen Unterricht und viel zu komplizierte Formeln abgeschreckt wurde, findet hier ein Buch, das sein Interesse zurückgewinnen kann. Viel Spaß beim Schmökern. --Sven A. Zörner -- Dieser textual content bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

Wer weiß schon, dass der junge Newton die entscheidende thought zur Entdeckung der Schwerkraft erhielt, als er entspannt im Garten seiner Mutter saß und den berühmten Apfel vom Baum fallen sah? Fundamentale wissenschaftliche Entdeckungen und Erkenntnisse wie die der Schwerkraft, der Atome, der Relativitätstheorie oder der Theorie des Urknalls werden in dieser Wissenschaftsgeschichte auf gutverständliche, spannende Weise dargeboten.

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Catalysis for Energy, Fundamental Science and Long-Term Impacts of the U.S. Department of Energy Basic Energy Science Catalysis Science Program by Committee on the Review of the Basic Energy Sciences, Catalysis Science Program, National Research Council

By National Research Council

This e-book provides an in-depth research of the funding in catalysis simple examine through the U.S. division of strength (DOE) workplace of simple strength Sciences (BES) Catalysis technology software. Catalysis is vital to our skill to regulate chemical reactions, together with these curious about strength ameliorations. Catalysis is for this reason critical to present and destiny power options, reminiscent of the environmentally benign use of hydrocarbons and new strength resources (such as biomass and solar power) and new effective power structures (such as gasoline cells). It concludes that BES has performed good with its funding in catalysis simple examine. Its funding has ended in a better knowing of the basic catalytic techniques that underlie strength functions, and it has contributed to assembly long term nationwide strength ambitions by way of focusing learn on catalytic methods that decrease strength intake or use substitute power assets. In a few parts the influence of the examine has been dramatic, whereas in others, very important advances in catalysis technological know-how are but to be made.

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Introduction to Remote Sensing, Fifth Edition

By James B. Campbell, Randolph H. Wynne

A prime textual content for undergraduate- and graduate-level classes, this booklet introduces commonplace kinds of distant sensing imagery and their purposes in plant sciences, hydrology, earth sciences, and land use research. The textual content presents entire assurance of valuable issues and serves as a framework for organizing the substantial quantity of distant sensing info on hand on the net. together with case experiences and assessment questions, the book's 4 sections and 21 chapters are conscientiously designed as self sufficient devices that teachers can make a choice from as wanted for his or her classes. Illustrations comprise 29 colour plates and over four hundred black-and-white figures.

New to This Edition
*Reflects major technological and methodological advances.
*Chapter on aerial images now emphasizes electronic instead of analog systems.
*Updated discussions of accuracy evaluation, multitemporal switch detection, and electronic preprocessing.
*Links to prompt on-line video clips and tutorials.

 

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Thinking about Life: The history and philosophy of biology and other sciences

By Paul S. Agutter

Our earlier booklet, approximately lifestyles, involved sleek biology. We used our present-day knowing of cells to ‘define’ the dwelling kingdom, supplying a foundation for exploring numerous general-interest themes: the starting place of lifestyles, extraterrestrial lifestyles, intelligence, and the prospect that people are particular. the tips we proposed in approximately lifestyles have been meant as starting-points for debate – we didn't declare them as ‘truth’ – however the info on which they have been established is presently authorized as ‘scientific fact’. What does that suggest? what's ‘scientific truth’ and why is it accredited? what's technology – and is biology like different sciences comparable to physics (except in topic m- ter)? The ebook you're now interpreting investigates those questions – and a few comparable ones. Like approximately lifestyles, it may well rather curiosity a reader who needs to alter occupation to biology and its comparable subdisciplines. in keeping with a advice by way of the British organization for the development of technological know-how – that the general public may be given fuller information regarding the character of technology – we current the innovations underpinning biology and a survey of its ancient and philosophical foundation.

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Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death

By Sam Parnia, Josh Young

Erasing demise: The technology that's Rewriting the bounds among existence and Death unearths that dying isn't really a second in time. demise, quite, is a process—a strategy that may be interrupted good after it has started. leading edge ideas have confirmed to be powerful in revitalizing either the physique and brain, yet they're in simple terms hired in nearly 1/2 the hospitals during the usa and Europe.
 
Dr. Sam Parnia, Director of the acutely aware learn (AWAreness in the course of REsuscitation) and one of many world’s major specialists at the clinical learn of dying and near-death reports (NDE), offers state-of-the-art examine from front traces of severe care and resuscitation drugs whereas additionally laying off mild at the final secret: What occurs to human realization in the course of and after loss of life? Dr. Parnia finds how a few kind of “afterlife” should be uniquely ours, as evidenced by way of the continuation of the human brain and psyche after the mind stops functioning.
 
With physicians comparable to Dr. Parnia on the leading edge, we're at the verge of researching a brand new common technological know-how of cognizance that unearths the character of brain and a destiny the place dying isn't the ultimate defeat, yet is, in truth, reversible.

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Ethics, Technology, and Engineering: An Introduction

By Ibo van de Poel

That includes a variety of overseas case experiences, Ethics, know-how, and Engineering offers a different and systematic process for engineering scholars to house the moral concerns which are more and more inherent in engineering perform.

  • Utilizes a scientific method of moral case research -- the moral cycle -- which includes a wide variety of real-life overseas case reports together with the Challenger house commute, the usher in of unfastened firm and biofuels.
  • Covers a large variety of subject matters, together with ethics in layout, hazards, accountability, sustainability, and rising technologies
  • Can be utilized in conjunction with the web ethics device Agora (http://www.ethicsandtechnology.com)
  • Provides engineering scholars with a transparent advent to the most moral theories
  • Includes an intensive thesaurus with key terms

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Evolutionary Biogeography: An Integrative Approach with Case Studies

By Juan J. Morrone

Instead of favoring just one method, Juan J. Morrone proposes a complete remedy of the advancements and theories of evolutionary biogeography. Evolutionary biogeography makes use of distributional, phylogenetic, molecular, and fossil information to evaluate the ancient adjustments that experience produced present biotic styles. Panbiogeography, parsimony research of endemicity, cladistic biogeography, and phylogeography are the 4 fresh and most typical methods. Many conceive of those equipment as representing various "schools," yet Morrone indicates how every one addresses diverse questions within the a variety of steps of an evolutionary biogeographical analysis.

Panbiogeography and parsimony research of endemicity are valuable for picking biotic parts or components of endemism. Cladistic biogeography makes use of phylogenetic info to figure out the relationships among those biotic parts. additional info on fossils, phylogeographic styles, and molecular clocks should be included to spot diverse cenocrons. ultimately, on hand geological wisdom will help build a geobiotic state of affairs that could clarify how analyzed parts have been placed into touch and the way the biotic parts and cenocrons inhabiting them advanced. Morrone compares those equipment and employs case reviews to make it transparent that is most sensible for the query handy. Set difficulties, dialogue sections, and glossaries extra improve school room use.

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