• Cultural studies
      July 2015

      Discovering the New York Craft Spirits Boom

      by Heather Dolland

      All The Tastes of New York introduces us to the new movement, of “Farm to Glass” through new book, “Discovering the New York Craft Spirits Boom”. The book shares the stories of 30 New York craft spirit distillers, their journey to success, and their emphasis on using locally grown products. It is an intimate look into each of their struggles, triumphs, and the decision to embark upon this journey. Distillers that distill spirits such as Whiskey, Bourbon, Gin, Vodka and much more!

    • Cooking for parties
      September 2015

      Domestic Chic: A Fashionably Fabulous Guide for Cooking & Entertaining

      by Kristin Sollenne

      Rising culinary star Chef Kristin Sollenne has been making headlines for her contemporary food philosophy, approachable cooking tips and re-imagined healthy dishes. Rather than the sometimes-overwhelming cookbook approach, Kristin has provided you with the ultimate go-to guide for cooking and entertaining by the seasons. With 16 pre-planned menus and over 100 recipes with innovative décor tips to coincide with holidays and celebrations during each season, this is your “one-stop-shop” to hosting a fashionably fabulous affair! Unique flavors and pairings are awakened through each menu, along with touching family stories and traditions. As a certified nutritionist, Kristin focuses on fresh in-season produce and the lavishness of each season to guide your palette. Passionate about healthy, flavorful dishes, she demonstrates a farm-to-table approach to traditional Italian style cooking. Think a modern day twist on your grandmother’s classics! Speaking of modern day – check out Kristin’s specialty line of kitchen couture designer aprons, CELLINI, and always entertain with passion and flair.

    • Sustainable agriculture
      January 2018

      Achieving sustainable cultivation of coffee

      Breeding and quality traits

      by Dr Philippe Lashermes

      Coffee is one of the most widely traded commodities in the world. Coffee cultivation faces a number of challenges including over reliance on a relatively small number of varieties vulnerable to a range of abiotic and biotic stresses as well as increasing expectations of quality amongst consumers. These challenges are addressed by this volume.Part 1 looks at advances in understanding plant physiology and ensuring genetic diversity. These provide the basis for summarising developments in breeding improved varieties of Arabica and Robusta coffee. The second part of the book reviews our understanding of the chemical composition, sensory properties and potential nutraceutical benefits of coffee. With its distinguished editor and international range of expert authors, this volume will be a standard reference for coffee scientists, growers and processors.

    • Sustainable agriculture
      February 2018

      Global tea science

      Current status and future needs

      by Dr VS Sharma and Dr Kumudini Gunasekare

      Tea is the most widely-consumed beverage in the world. Like other crops, tea cultivation faces a number of challenges. With the challenge of climate change and the competition for scarce resources, there is a need to make tea cultivation more efficient and sustainable. Cultivation needs also to be more resilient to biotic and abiotic stresses, whether it be pests or more extreme weather (e.g. drought) associated with global warming.Fortunately, there is a range of research addressing these challenges. Drawing on an international range of expertise, this collection summarises this research by focusing on ways of improving the cultivation of tea at each step in the value chain, from breeding through to harvest. Part 1 reviews advances in breeding. Part 2 discusses improvements in cultivation techniques. The book then discusses plant protection and chemistry before concluding with sustainability issues.As the need for more interdisciplinary and collaborative research increases, this collection will be a standard reference for the tea research community by summarising key research trends in each topic and putting them in the context of tea cultivation as a whole.

    • Geography & the Environment
      August 2018

      Green Chemistry in Industry

      by Mark Anthony Benvenuto, Heinz Plaumann, Philip G. Jessop, Laura M. Reyes, Steven P. Kelley, Paula Berton, Andreas Metlen, Robin D. Rogers, Keith E. Gutowski, Philip G. Sliva, Raymond Neff, Agnieszka Gajewski, Pei-Yu Kuo, Ning Yan, Nicole Tratnik, Jing Luo, Steven J. Bachofer, Mark D. Lingwood

      The “greening” of industry processes, i.e. making them more sustainable, is a popular and often lucrative trend which has emerged over recent years. The 3rd volume of Green Chemical Processing considers sustainable chemistry in the context of corporate interests. The American Chemical Society’s 12 Principles of Green Chemistry are woven throughout this text as well as the series to which this book belongs.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      September 2018

      Chemistry for Higher Education

      A Practical Guide to Designing a Course in Chemistry

      by Jan H. Apotheker

      Current publication gives hands-on recommendations how to develop a successful course in either the bachelor or the master of chemistry. The author discusses different ways of course building, such as lectures, workshops, seminars and labs, explains how to identify potential improvements for the next run of the class and elucidates the tools to create an efficient learning environment that helps students to understand the nature of chemistry.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      August 2018

      Achieving sustainable cultivation of cocoa

      by Prof. Pathmanathan Umaharan, Dr Ranjana Bhattacharjee, Dr Malachy Akoroda, Dr Brigitte Laliberté, Dr Michelle End, Dr Nicholas Cryer, Dr Andrew Daymond, Dr Jan Engels, Dr Albertus Bernardus Eskes, Dr Martin Gilmour, Dr Philippe Lachenaud, Dr Wilbert Phillips-Mora, Dr Chris Turnbull, Prof. Pathmanathan Umaharan, Dr Dapeng Zhang, Dr Stephan Weise, Dr Lambert A. Motilal, Dr Dário Ahnert, Dr Rob Lockwood, Dr Augusto Roberto Sena Gomes, Dr George Andrade Sodré, Dr Mark Guiltinan, Prof. Siela Maximova, Dr Richard Asare, Dr Victor Afari-Sefa, Dr Sander Muilerman, Dr Gilbert J. Anim-Kwapong, Dr Didier Snoeck, Dr Bernard Dubos, Dr Jorge Teodoro De Souza, Dr Fernando Pereira Monteiro, Dr Maria Alves Ferreira, Dr Karina Peres Gramacho, Dr Edna Dora Martins Newman Luz, Dr Ulrike Krauss, Dr David I. Guest, Dr Philip J. Keane, Dr Leila Bagny Beilhe, Dr Régis Babin, Dr Martijn ten Hoopen, Dr Samuel Orisajo, Dr Christian Cilas, Dr Olivier Sounigo, Dr Bruno Efombagn, Dr Salomon Nyassé, Dr Mathias Tahi,

      There is a growing demand for cocoa. However, cultivation is dependent on ageing trees with low yields and increasing vulnerability to disease. There is growing concern about the environmental impact of cultivation in areas soil health and biodiversity. There is therefore an urgent need to make cocoa cultivation more efficient and sustainable to ensure a successful future. These challenges are addressed in Achieving sustainable cultivation of cocoa.Part 1 reviews genetic resources and developments in breeding. Part 2 discusses optimising cultivation techniques to make the most of new varieties. Part 3 summaries the latest research on understanding and combatting the major fungal and viral diseases affecting cocoa. Part 4 covers safety and quality issues whilst the final part of the book looks at ways of improving sustainability, including the role of agro-forestry, organic cultivation and ways of supporting smallholders.With its distinguished editor and international range of expert authors, this collection will be a standard reference for cocoa scientists, growers and processors.

    • Science & Mathematics
      November 2018

      Metallic Nanomaterials (Part A)

      by Kumar Challa, Hendrik du Toit, Leticia García-Cruz, Asterios Gavriilidis, Volker Hessel, He Huang, Gao Li, Sirui Li, Zhimin Li, Liangliang Lin, Samuel E. Lohse, Luca Mazzei, Vicente Montie, Luca Panariello, Jose Solla-Gullon, Sergey A. Starostin, Jiangwei Zhang, Kai Zheng

      This book presents latest research results on synthesis and application of metallic nanomaterials. Fabrication techniques, analytic properties, as well as theoretical aspects are discussed. Size- and shape-controlled synthesis of silver, gold, copper, ruthenium, tellurium, selenium and palladium nanoparticles are reviewed. Further topics are the synthesis from microplasma and shape-control for electrocatalytic applications.

    • Science & Mathematics
      March 2019

      Textile Chemistry

      by Thomas Bechtold, Tung Pham

      Textile Chemistry gives a detailed and explanatory overview on mainly chemical but also physical aspects of fabrics. It contains definitions, basic components and their properties, physicochemical processes, as well as chemical modification of textiles, highlighting the application of smart materials. The book also provides exercises and sample calculations, which makes it ideal for students and scientists in industry.

    • Science & Mathematics
      November 2018

      Metallic Nanomaterials (Part B)

      by Kumar Challa, Sharda Bharti, Nirmal Kumar Das, Jiwen Hu, Zhiyuan Jiang, Silvia Lampis, Huiqi Li, Shudong Lin, Saptarshi Mukherjee, Soumyo Mukherji, Suparna Mukherji, Elena Piacenza, Alessandro Presentato, Gauri Shukla, Raymond Turner, Giovanni Vallini, Zhaoxiong Xie, Linlin Xu, Jun Yang, Jiawei Zhang, Pei Zhang, Emanuele Zonaro

      This book presents latest research results on synthesis and application of metallic nanomaterials. Fabrication techniques, analytic properties, as well as theoretical aspects are discussed. Size- and shape-controlled synthesis of silver, gold, copper, ruthenium, tellurium, selenium and palladium nanoparticles are reviewed. Further topics are the synthesis from microplasma and shape-control for electrocatalytic applications.

    • Insecticide & herbicide technology
      June 2016

      The Handbook of Naturally Occurring Insecticidal Toxins

      by Opender Koul

      Naturally occurring toxins are among the most complicated and lethal in existence. Plant species, microorganisms and marine flora and fauna produce hundreds of toxic compounds for defence and to promote their chances of survival, and these can be isolated and appropriated for our own use. Many of these toxins have yet to be thoroughly described, despite being studied for years. Focusing on the natural toxins that are purely toxic to insects, this book contains over 500 chemical structures. It discusses the concepts and mechanisms involved in toxicity, bioassay procedures for evaluation, structure-activity relationships, and the potential for future commercialization of these compounds. A comprehensive review of the subject, this book forms an important source of information for researchers and students of crop protection, pest control, phytochemistry and those dealing in insect-plant interactions.

    • Food & beverage technology
      August 2010

      Controlled Atmosphere Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

      by A Keith Thompson

      The use of controlled atmosphere storage has great potential to reduce the postharvest use of chemicals, maintain the nutritional quality of fruits and vegetables and reduce physical losses. This revised edition incorporates the latest research to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the range of conditions currently in use, their effect on flavour, quality and physiology, the influence of pests and diseases, environmental factors and packaging as well as a synthesis of recommendations for each fruit and vegetable.

    • Insecticide & herbicide technology
      August 2007

      Biological Control

      A Global Perspective

      by Charles Vincent, Mark S. Goettel, George Lazarovits, Michael J. Wilson

      Biological control, the management of pests by the use of living organisms, has a long history of application to agriculture around the world. However, the effective use of beneficial organisms is constrained by environmental, legal, and economic restrictions, forcing researchers to adopt increasingly multi-disciplinary techniques in order to deploy successful biological control programs. It is this complex process, including the mindset and the social environment of the researcher as well as the science being pursued, that this book seeks to capture. Chapters reveal the experiences of scientists from the initial search for suitable control agents, to their release into ecosystems and finally to the beneficial outcomes which demonstrate the great success of biological control across diverse agro-ecosystems. Drawing together historical perspectives and approaches used in the development of biological control as well as outlining current debates surrounding terminology and differential techniques, Biological Control: A Global Perspective will be a valuable resource.

    • Insecticide & herbicide technology
      January 2007

      Ecology and Management of Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)

      by Edited by Petr Pysek, Matthew J W Cock, Wolfgang Nentwig, Hans P Ravn

      The Giant Hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum is a pernicious invasive species, with significant impact on human health due to its phytoxic sap. From its native area, the Caucasus, it has spread across Europe creating serious environmental and health problems. This book, the output of a three-year EU project involving 40 European experts, is an authoritative compendium of current knowledge on this amazing invasive plant and will facilitate improved management. It is an invaluable resource for both practitioner and student, and covers topics including taxonomy, genetics, reproduction, population ecology, and invasion dynamics. It also reviews the possibilities of mechanical, chemical and biological control.

    • Insecticide & herbicide technology
      January 2007

      Ecologically-Based Integrated Pest Management

      by Edited by Opender Koul, Gerrit W Cuperus

      Integrated pest management (IPM) is a sustainable approach to manage pests through biological, cultural, physical and chemical means in order to minimize economic and environmental injury caused by such pests. Any comprehensive IPM programme requires an understanding of the ecological relationships between crops, pests, natural enemies and the environment. This book presents a series of review chapters on ecologically-based IPM. Topics covered range from the ecological effects of chemical control practices to the ecology of predator-prey and parasitoid-host systems.

    • Insecticide & herbicide technology
      May 2005

      Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Subtropical and Tropical Agriculture

      by Edited by Michel Luc, Richard A Sikora, John Bridge

      This fully updated second edition covers all aspects of practical plant nematology in subtropical and tropical agriculture. It covers the major food and cash crops including; rice, cereals, solanum and sweet potatoes and other root and tuber crops, food legumes, vegetables, peanut, citrus, tree and fruit crops, coconut and other palms, coffee, cocoa, tea, bananas, sugarcane, tobacco, pineapple, cotton, other tropical fibres, spices, condiments and medicinal plants. It provides practical guidance on methods of extraction, processing and diagnosing of different plant and soil nematodes and on integrated pestmanagement.

    • Food manufacturing & related industries

      Bad Whisky

      The Scandal That Created the World's Most Successful Spirit

      by Edward. Burns

    • Food & Drink

      The New Manual In The Art Of Sugar Boiling

      by Ildo Nicolello, Maureen Nicolello

      The manual is specifically designed for trainees to professional chefs and confectioners, providing recipes and methods clearly written to help develop a understanding of basic and advanced original new and old ideas. To be used in practical situation, kitchen, bakeries, in laboratories or at home. Yet to find another book with similar concise information. Other books slightly related to sugar boiling work, are available, mainly from continental publishers, using very glossy formats, expensive and based for professional confectioners in mind.

    • Food & Drink

      The New Manual In Chocolate Confectionery

      by Ildo Nicolello, Maureen Nicolello

      This manual is designed for trainees and professional chefs, bakers and confectioners or for anyone with the interest in chocolate particularly including the house person. The text provides accurate recipes and methods for all requirements and the reader will find adequate information to assist and stimulate fuller understanding of their work in chocolate. Introducing a comprehensive understanding of the art in chocolate work, in its preparation and handling, including all related legislations, origin of chocolate, cocoa plantations, composition, health and nutrition hygiene, packaging & labelling, work, preparation, completion and presentation, of a product suitable for all occasions, including for the interest in staring your own business or working from home. Books in chocolate are very common, the competition is strong, but, as we are well recognised over the British Isles, we have no problems, as such, except for the cost as there any many cheap books available.

    • Cultural studies
      March 2015

      In Search of the Village Distilleries of Maramures

      A Romanian Odyssey

      by Ian Macilwain

      This photographic portrait of the Village fruit brandy distilleries of the remote inaccessible northernmost province of Romania has taken the author five years to complete. He first went to the neighbouring province of Transylvania in 1968 on a Honda 50. After a career in Psychiatry , he has specialised in the photography of Scottish malt whisky distilleries , producing several books, of which the best known is ‘Bottled History’. He has found in Maramures a process remarkably similar to the family distilling tradition in Scotland which died out after 1820. The photographs capture the atmospheric interiors and the people who work in them. The author tries to distil the essence of this deeply traditional place before it disappears for ever.

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