Coffee for One: How the New Way to Make Your Morning Brew Became a Tempest in a Coffee Pod

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Skyhorse #ad - Whether it’s a keurig or a Nespresso, today a lot of people get their coffee from little plastic individual serving pods. Reminiscent of god in a cup and The Devil’s Cup, this is an inside look into the modern business of making coffee. For the vast majority of the time humans have consumed coffee, the drink has been brewed in pots or other multi-serving tools; that is, until the last two decades, which saw the rise of the single serve coffee machine.

Coffee for One: How the New Way to Make Your Morning Brew Became a Tempest in a Coffee Pod #ad - But rather than a general history, coffee for One focuses on the revolution that made single serve such a popular way to consume coffee worldwide, and the competition and conflict that got us here. But why? coffee for One breaks open this story of innovation, profit, and cultural change. This story features A-list names, environmental controversy, and much, corporate intrigue, much more.

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Never Use Futura

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Princeton Architectural Press #ad - Douglas thomas traces futura from its bauhaus-inspired origin in Paul Renner's 1924 design, logos, motion pictures, to its current role as the go-to choice for corporate work, and advertisements. This fascinating book explores the cultural history and uses of a face that's so common you might not notice, until you start looking, and then you can't escape it.

Never Use Futura #ad - Never use futura is illuminating, take on meaning, reading, sometimes playful, but for anyone interested in how typefaces are used, not just for type nerds, and become a language of their own. It's everywhere, absolut vodka bottles, 2001: a space odyssey credits, domino's Pizza boxes, Nike sneakers, the artworks of Barbara Kruger, Ed Ruscha, including the moon on the commemorative plaque left by Apollo 11 astronauts, and Jenny Holzer, and Red Bull cans.

Richard nixon used it for his presidential campaign, as did Hillary Clinton. Indeed, futura is one of the most used fonts in the world today—the typeface of modern design—more so even than Helvetica.

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Coffee: The Epic of a Commodity

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Skyhorse #ad - Jacobs pioneered the concept of creative nonfiction, combining the reality of nonfiction with the epic presentation and prose of fiction. A cup of coffee is a miracle, a wonderful assemblage of relationships”. Coffee tells the story of this popular beverage in short, fun to read essays that will entertain anyone that enjoys a good, strong cup of coffee.

This classic follows coffee's journey around the world, telling in fascinating detail and amusing anecdote the singular history of the legendary commodity, from London to Brazil, from its discovery that chewing on the beans were keeping goats awake in Yemen to the author’s own experiences with the bean in 1935.

Coffee: The Epic of a Commodity #ad - Referred to as a “documentary novel” back during its inception, H. E. This genre exploded into popularity and remains so today.

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Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives & 25 Food Products

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Regan Arts. #ad - Essential for everyone who is concerned about the wholesomeness of their diet or merely curious about “polysorbate 60” or “tertiary butylhydroquinone, ” Ingredients is a visually and scientifically stunning journey from ketchup to Cool Whip. But what do all those mysterious-sounding chemicals and additives actually do? Focusing on 75 of the most common food additives and 25 ordinary food products that contain them, acclaimed photographer Dwight Eschliman and science writer Steve Ettlinger demystify the contents of processed food.

In the bestselling tradition of the elements and salt sugar fat, an unprecedented visual exploration of what is really inside our food, setting the record straight on the controversial and fascinating science of chemical and synthetic additives in processed food—from Twinkies and McNuggets to organic protein bars and healthy shakes.

Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives & 25 Food Products #ad - What’s really in your food? we’ve all read the ingredients label on the back of a can, box, or bag from the grocery store. Pepper, snickers bar, red bull energy drink, powerbar performance energy bar oatmeal raisin, trident perfect peppermint sugar free gum, oroweat healthy multi-grain bread, kraft cool whip original, ocean spray cran-grape juice drink, nestle Coffee-Mate Fat Free The Original Coffee Creamer, Naked Green Machine 100% Juice Smoothie, General Mills Raisin Nut Bran, Hebrew National Beef Franks, Hidden Valley The Original Ranch Light Dressing, Kraft Singles - American Skim Milk Fat Free, MorningStar Farms Original Sausage Patties, Klondike Reese's Ice Cream Bars, Quaker Instant Oatmeal Strawberries and Cream, Hostess Twinkies, Nabisco Wheat Thins, Heinz Tomato Ketchup, McDonald's Chicken McNuggets, and Vlasic Ovals Hamburger Dill Chips.

You’ll be surprised at what you find. Together they reveal what each additive looks like, where it comes from, and how and why it is used.

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Lincoln Reconsidered: Essays on the Civil War Era

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Open Road Media #ad - Getting right with lincoln” and “the Folklore Lincoln” draw on the methods of cultural anthropology to produce a provocative analysis of Lincoln as symbol. First published in 1956 and revised and updated for the twenty-first century, Lincoln Reconsidered is a masterpiece of Civil War scholarship. Toward a reconsideration of the abolitionists” sheds new light on the radicalism of the antislavery movement, while “Herndon and Mary Lincoln” brilliantly characterizes the complicated relationship between two of the president’s closest companions.

In a dozen eloquent, witty, strategic acumen, and incisive essays, the author of the definitive biography of Abraham Lincoln offers a fresh perspective on topics previously shrouded in myth and hagiography and brings the president’s tough-mindedness, and political flexibility into sharp focus. A “brilliant” look at america’s sixteenth president by the New York Times–bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lincoln American Historical Review.

Lincoln Reconsidered: Essays on the Civil War Era #ad - From lincoln’s patchwork education to his contradictory interpretations of the Constitution and the legacy of the Founding Fathers, David Herbert Donald reveals the legal mind behind the legend of the Great Emancipator. No historian has done more to enhance our understanding of Lincoln’s presidency and the causes and effects of the Civil War than Donald.

Lincoln reconsidered is an entertaining and accessible introduction to his work and a must-read for every student of American history.

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Ultimate Book of Trivia: The Essential Collection of over 1,000 Curious Facts to Impress Your Friends and Expand Your Mind

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Chronicle Books LLC #ad - Ultimate Book of Trivia: The Essential Collection of over 1,000 Curious Facts to Impress Your Friends and Expand Your Mind #ad - There is something here for everyone and every occasion, with topics including Space and Science, Being Human, Music, Food and Drink, Sports, and Famous Inventions. Brimming with surprising facts, this comprehensive collection of trivia is sure to puzzle and delight. It's full of conversation starters, from Herbert Hoover's pet alligators to the longest recorded bout of hiccups it lasted for 68 years.

. Did you know that cats can be left-handed?Trivia fans will be eager to dive into this book for an edifying and entertaining tour of all the things they didn't know that they didn't know.

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Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer

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Harper Business #ad - In bitter brew, often scandalous saga of the rise and fall of the dysfunctional Busch family—an epic tale of prosperity, and the dark consequences of success that spans three centuries, critically acclaimed journalist William Knoedelseder tells the riveting, profligacy, hubris, from the open salvos of the Civil War to the present day.

You’ll never crack open a six again without thinking of this book. John sayles, director of eight men out and author of a moment in the SunThe creators of Budweiser and Michelob beers, the Anheuser-Busch company is one of the wealthiest, most colorful and enduring family dynasties in the history of American commerce.

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The Books That Changed My Life: Reflections by 100 Authors, Actors, Musicians, and Other Remarkable People

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Regan Arts. #ad - Contributors include al roker, tim gunn, margaret atwood, laura lippmann, liev schreiber, emma straub, nelson deMille, Gregory Maguire, Fay Weldon, Mayim Bialik, Rosanne Cash, Gillian Flynn, Dave Eggers, Susan Orlean, Jim Shepard, Lev Grossman, Carl Hiaasen, Jeff Kinney, and Tommy Hilfiger, Eric Idle, Fran Lebowitz, among others.

. Regan arts has teamed up with the literary charity 826National, which will receive a portion of the book’s proceeds to provide students ages 6–18 with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. One hundred of today’s most prominent literary and cultural icons talk about the books that hold a special place in their hearts—that made them who they are today.

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The Art of Thinking Clearly

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Harper Paperbacks #ad - From why you shouldn't accept a free drink to why you should walk out of a movie you don't like, from why it's so hard to predict the future to why you shouldn't watch the news, The Art of Thinking Clearly helps solve the puzzle of human reasoning. Invested time in something that, but blamed failure on external circumstances? backed the wrong horse?These are examples of what the author calls cognitive biases, in hindsight, just wasn't worth it? Paid too much in an eBay auction? Continued to do something you knew was bad for you? Sold stocks too late, or too early? Taken credit for success, simple errors all of us make in day-to-day thinking.

But by knowing what they are and how to identify them, we can avoid them and make better choices: whether in dealing with personal problems or business negotiations, trying to save money or earn profits, or merely working out what we really want in life—and strategizing the best way to get it. Already an international bestseller, psychology, and neuroscience into a clever, The Art of Thinking Clearly distills cutting-edge research from behavioral economics, practical guide for anyone who's ever wanted to be wiser and make better decisions.

The Art of Thinking Clearly #ad - . A novelist, thinker, new ideas, shiny gadgets, more prosperous lives, we don't need extra cunning, Rolf Dobelli deftly shows that in order to lead happier, and entrepreneur, or more frantic hyperactivity—all we need is less irrationality. Simple, and always surprising, clear, at home, this indispensable book will change the way you think and transform your decision making—at work, every day.

. Have you ever.

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Zen and the Rescue Dog: Journeying with Your Dog on the Path to Enlightenment

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Post Hill Press #ad - Observations and advice from animal experts at rescue organizations, vets, and experienced dog owners also provide insight about how to better succeed at understanding your adopted dog. A practical guide to more tranquil living for stressed-out humans and their adopted dogs. Think you don’t have time to really get to know your shelter dog?Using the steps in Zen Buddhism as a starting off point, practical tips, this book offers insights, and exercises you can use to bond with your adopted dog and achieve a more relaxed and enjoyable life together.

Readers will also discover why adopted dogs are often best suited to rehabilitating humans in need. If you have a rescue dog or are thinking about adopting one, and are looking for ways to help the two of you have a more peaceful existence together, this book is for you. While feeding, and occasionally petting your dog is a good start, walking, no matter how busy you are, you will be able to better connect with your dog by trying the suggestions in this book.

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Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation

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Penguin Books #ad - Charles bedaux, determined his alliances as a businessman first, naturalized American millionaire, a French-born, a decision that would ultimately make him an enemy to all. In americans in paris, passion, tales of adventure, deceit, and survival unfold season by season, from the spring of 1940 to liberation in the summer of 1944, intrigue, as renowned journalist Charles Glass tells the story of a remarkable cast of expatriates and their struggles in Nazi Paris.

Sylvia beach attempted to run her famous English-language bookshop, Shakespeare & Company, while helping her Jewish friends and her colleagues in the Resistance. As citizens of a neutral nation, the Americans in Paris believed they had little to fear. These stories and others come together to create a unique portrait of an eccentric, original, diverse American community.

Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation #ad - Sumner jackson, wartime chief surgeon of the American Hospital in Paris, risked his life aiding Allied soldiers to escape to Britain and resisting the occupier from the first day. Artists, scientists, writers, musicians, playboys, cultural mandarins, and ordinary businessmen-all were swept up in extraordinary circumstances and tested as few Americans before or since.

Dr. Countess clara longworth de chambrun was torn by family ties to President Roosevelt and the Vichy government, but her fiercest loyalty was to her beloved American Library of Paris. Before the second world war began, approximately thirty thousand Americans lived in Paris, and when war broke out in 1939 almost five thousand remained.

They were wrong.

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