The Maxi Mounds Guide to the World of Exotic Dancing

The Maxi Mounds Guide to the World of Exotic Dancing
Author: Maxi Mounds
Publsiher: Perpetual Summer Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2004-11
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0973433310

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Maxis book is an honest account of the whole Exotic Dance scene, good and bad, written by an insider who loves being an Exotic Dancer and isnt ashamed of her art, her life or her world. Its funny, wry, and candid and includes an excellent history of Exotic Dancing that goes back to Neolithic times.


Author: Susan Seligson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2007-02-20
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781596919082

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Explores America's obsession with women's breasts, discussing the link between breast size and femininity, the lives of women seeking larger or smaller breasts, and the treatments women will endure to achieve the breasts of their dreams.

Between the Covers

Between the Covers
Author: Margo Hammond,Ellen Heltzel
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2008-11-11
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780786727001

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With wit and wisdom, the bibliophile's Ebert & Roeper recommend more than 600 books based on what women care about most. Between the Covers is organized around their wide-ranging curiosity—about themselves, friends and family, the larger world—and their concerns, from health to sex to managing their finances. With such sections as “Babes We Love” (Role Models Real and Imagined), “The Babe Inside” (Focusing on Body and Soul), and “Love, Sex & Second Chances,” this unique collection of fiction and nonfiction reflects how women really read.

Invasive Species in Forests and Rangelands of the United States

Invasive Species in Forests and Rangelands of the United States
Author: Therese M. Poland,Toral Patel-Weynand,Deborah M. Finch,Chelcy Ford Miniat,Deborah C. Hayes,Vanessa M. Lopez
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 455
Release: 2021-02-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783030453671

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This open access book describes the serious threat of invasive species to native ecosystems. Invasive species have caused and will continue to cause enormous ecological and economic damage with ever increasing world trade. This multi-disciplinary book, written by over 100 national experts, presents the latest research on a wide range of natural science and social science fields that explore the ecology, impacts, and practical tools for management of invasive species. It covers species of all taxonomic groups from insects and pathogens, to plants, vertebrates, and aquatic organisms that impact a diversity of habitats in forests, rangelands and grasslands of the United States. It is well-illustrated, provides summaries of the most important invasive species and issues impacting all regions of the country, and includes a comprehensive primary reference list for each topic. This scientific synthesis provides the cultural, economic, scientific and social context for addressing environmental challenges posed by invasive species and will be a valuable resource for scholars, policy makers, natural resource managers and practitioners.

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
Author: Paul Stamets
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 614
Release: 2011-07-13
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 9781607741381

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A detailed and comprehensive guide for growing and using gourmet and medicinal mushrooms commercially or at home. “Absolutely the best book in the world on how to grow diverse and delicious mushrooms.”—David Arora, author of Mushrooms Demystified With precise growth parameters for thirty-one mushroom species, this bible of mushroom cultivation includes gardening tips, state-of-the-art production techniques, realistic advice for laboratory and growing room construction, tasty mushroom recipes, and an invaluable troubleshooting guide. More than 500 photographs, illustrations, and charts clearly identify each stage of cultivation, and a twenty-four-page color insert spotlights the intense beauty of various mushroom species. Whether you’re an ecologist, a chef, a forager, a pharmacologist, a commercial grower, or a home gardener—this indispensable handbook will get you started, help your garden succeed, and make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood.

Nuclear War Survival Skills

Nuclear War Survival Skills
Author: Cresson H. Kearny
Publsiher: Skyhorse
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-01-19
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9781510702059

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A field-tested guide to surviving a nuclear attack, written by a revered civil defense expert. This edition of Cresson H. Kearny’s iconic Nuclear War Survival Skills (originally published in 1979), updated by Kearny himself in 1987 and again in 2001, offers expert advice for ensuring your family’s safety should the worst come to pass. Chock-full of practical instructions and preventative measures, Nuclear War Survival Skills is based on years of meticulous scientific research conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Featuring a new introduction by ex-Navy SEAL Don Mann, this book also includes: instructions for six different fallout shelters, myths and facts about the dangers of nuclear weapons, tips for maintaining an adequate food and water supply, a foreword by “the father of the hydrogen bomb,” physicist Dr. Edward Teller, and an “About the Author” note by Eugene P. Wigner, physicist and Nobel Laureate. Written at a time when global tensions were at their peak, Nuclear War Survival Skills remains relevant in the dangerous age in which we now live.

The Mushroom at the End of the World

The Mushroom at the End of the World
Author: Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-09-19
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780691178325

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Matsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world—and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the northern hemisphere. Through its ability to nurture trees, matsutake helps forests to grow in daunting places. It is also an edible delicacy in Japan, where it sometimes commands astronomical prices. In all its contradictions, matsutake offers insights into areas far beyond just mushrooms and addresses a crucial question: what manages to live in the ruins we have made? A tale of diversity within our damaged landscapes, The Mushroom at the End of the World follows one of the strangest commodity chains of our times to explore the unexpected corners of capitalism. Here, we witness the varied and peculiar worlds of matsutake commerce: the worlds of Japanese gourmets, capitalist traders, Hmong jungle fighters, industrial forests, Yi Chinese goat herders, Finnish nature guides, and more. These companions also lead us into fungal ecologies and forest histories to better understand the promise of cohabitation in a time of massive human destruction. By investigating one of the world's most sought-after fungi, The Mushroom at the End of the World presents an original examination into the relation between capitalist destruction and collaborative survival within multispecies landscapes, the prerequisite for continuing life on earth.

Idea Man

Idea Man
Author: Paul Allen
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-04-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781101476451

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By his early thirties, Paul Allen was a world-famous billionaire-and that was just the beginning. In 2007 and 2008, Time named Paul Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft, one of the hundred most influential people in the world. Since he made his fortune, his impact has been felt in science, technology, business, medicine, sports, music, and philanthropy. His passion, curiosity, and intellectual rigor-combined with the resources to launch and support new initiatives-have literally changed the world. In 2009 Allen discovered that he had lymphoma, lending urgency to his desire to share his story for the first time. In this classic memoir, Allen explains how he has solved problems, what he's learned from his many endeavors-both the triumphs and the failures-and his compelling vision for the future. He reflects candidly on an extraordinary life. The book also features previously untold stories about everything from the true origins of Microsoft to Allen's role in the dawn of private space travel (with SpaceShipOne) and in discoveries at the frontiers of brain science. With honesty, humor, and insight, Allen tells the story of a life of ideas made real.

World Cheese Book

World Cheese Book
Author: Juliet Harbutt
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-07-07
Genre: Cooking
ISBN: 9781465443724

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The finest selection: Tasting notes - Over 750 cheeses - How to enjoy The most comprehensive guide to cheese. Discover the flavor profile, shape, and texture of every cheese. World Cheese Book is for the adventurous cheese lover. It takes you on a tour of the finest cheese-producing countries in the world, revealing local traditions and artisanal processes. Images of each cheese (inside and out), step-by-step techniques that show how to make cheese, and complimentary food and wine pairings make this a truly exhaustive, at-a-glance reference.

On Food and Cooking

On Food and Cooking
Author: Harold McGee
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2007-03-20
Genre: Cooking
ISBN: 9781416556374

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A kitchen classic for over 35 years, and hailed by Time magazine as "a minor masterpiece" when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn to for an understanding of where our foods come from, what exactly they're made of, and how cooking transforms them into something new and delicious. For its twentieth anniversary, Harold McGee prepared a new, fully revised and updated edition of On Food and Cooking. He has rewritten the text almost completely, expanded it by two-thirds, and commissioned more than 100 new illustrations. As compulsively readable and engaging as ever, the new On Food and Cooking provides countless eye-opening insights into food, its preparation, and its enjoyment. On Food and Cooking pioneered the translation of technical food science into cook-friendly kitchen science and helped birth the inventive culinary movement known as "molecular gastronomy." Though other books have been written about kitchen science, On Food and Cooking remains unmatched in the accuracy, clarity, and thoroughness of its explanations, and the intriguing way in which it blends science with the historical evolution of foods and cooking techniques. Among the major themes addressed throughout the new edition are: · Traditional and modern methods of food production and their influences on food quality · The great diversity of methods by which people in different places and times have prepared the same ingredients · Tips for selecting the best ingredients and preparing them successfully · The particular substances that give foods their flavors, and that give us pleasure · Our evolving knowledge of the health benefits and risks of foods On Food and Cooking is an invaluable and monumental compendium of basic information about ingredients, cooking methods, and the pleasures of eating. It will delight and fascinate anyone who has ever cooked, savored, or wondered about food.

Machine of Death

Machine of Death
Author: Ryan North,Matthew Bennardo,David Malki
Publsiher: Machines of Death LLC
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2010
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780982167120

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Presents fantasy stories written by Internet authors that explore how people, cultures, and societies are affected by the predictions of the Machine, an object that provides short yet vague phrases about how a person will die.

Biochar for Environmental Management

Biochar for Environmental Management
Author: Johannes Lehmann,Stephen Joseph
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-05-16
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781136571213

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Biochar is the carbon-rich product when biomass (such as wood, manure or crop residues) is heated in a closed container with little or no available air. It can be used to improve agriculture and the environment in several ways, and its stability in soil and superior nutrient-retention properties make it an ideal soil amendment to increase crop yields. In addition to this, biochar sequestration, in combination with sustainable biomass production, can be carbon-negative and therefore used to actively remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, with major implications for mitigation of climate change. Biochar production can also be combined with bioenergy production through the use of the gases that are given off in the pyrolysis process. This book is the first to synthesize the expanding research literature on this topic. The book's interdisciplinary approach, which covers engineering, environmental sciences, agricultural sciences, economics and policy, is a vital tool at this stage of biochar technology development. This comprehensive overview of current knowledge will be of interest to advanced students, researchers and professionals in a wide range of disciplines.

Chaos Territory Art

Chaos  Territory  Art
Author: Elizabeth A. Grosz,Professor Elizabeth Grosz
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2008
Genre: Art
ISBN: 0231145187

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Table of Contents Acknowledgments1. Chaos. Cosmos, Territory, Architecture2. Vibration. Animal, Sex, Music3. Sensation. The Earth, a People, ArtNotes Bibliography Index.

Candy Girl

Candy Girl
Author: Diablo Cody
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2005-12-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781101216798

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Decreed by David Letterman (tongue in cheek) on CBS TV’s The Late Show to be the pick of “Dave’s Book Club 2006,” Candy Girl is the story of a young writer who dared to bare it all as a stripper. At the age of twenty-four, Diablo Cody decided there had to be more to life than typing copy at an ad agency. She soon managed to find inspiration from a most unlikely source— amateur night at the seedy Skyway Lounge. While she doesn’t take home the prize that night, Diablo discovers to her surprise the act of stripping is an absolute thrill. This is Diablo’s captivating fish-out-of-water story of her yearlong walk on the wild side, from quiet gentlemen’s clubs to multilevel sex palaces and glassed-in peep shows. In witty prose she gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at this industry through a writer’s keen eye, chronicling her descent into the skin trade and the effect it had on her self-image and her relationship with her now husband.

Ecosystem Management

Ecosystem Management
Author: Gary Meffe,Larry Nielsen,Richard L. Knight,Dennis Schenborn
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2002-10
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 1559638249

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Provides essays, exercises, summaries, learning tools, and definitions focusing on the issues surrounding ecosystem management.