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Lesser Beasts

Lesser Beasts

A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig

  • Author: Mark Essig
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0465040683
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 320
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Unlike other barnyard animals, which pull plows, give eggs or milk, or grow wool, a pig produces only one thing: meat. Incredibly efficient at converting almost any organic matter into nourishing, delectable protein, swine are nothing short of a gastronomic godsend—yet their flesh is banned in many cultures, and the animals themselves are maligned as filthy, lazy brutes. As historian Mark Essig reveals in Lesser Beasts, swine have such a bad reputation for precisely the same reasons they are so valuable as a source of food: they are intelligent, self-sufficient, and omnivorous. What’s more, he argues, we ignore our historic partnership with these astonishing animals at our peril. Tracing the interplay of pig biology and human culture from Neolithic villages 10,000 years ago to modern industrial farms, Essig blends culinary and natural history to demonstrate the vast importance of the pig and the tragedy of its modern treatment at the hands of humans. Pork, Essig explains, has long been a staple of the human diet, prized in societies from Ancient Rome to dynastic China to the contemporary American South. Yet pigs’ ability to track down and eat a wide range of substances (some of them distinctly unpalatable to humans) and convert them into edible meat has also led people throughout history to demonize the entire species as craven and unclean. Today’s unconscionable system of factory farming, Essig explains, is only the latest instance of humans taking pigs for granted, and the most recent evidence of how both pigs and people suffer when our symbiotic relationship falls out of balance. An expansive, illuminating history of one of our most vital yet unsung food animals, Lesser Beasts turns a spotlight on the humble creature that, perhaps more than any other, has been a mainstay of civilization since its very beginnings—whether we like it or not.

Salted and Cured

Salted and Cured

Savoring the Culture, Heritage, and Flavor of America's Preserved Meats

  • Author: Jeffrey Roberts
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 160358661X
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 288
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From country ham to coppa, bacon to bresaola Prosciutto. Andouille. Country ham. The extraordinary rise in popularity of cured meats in recent years often overlooks the fact that the ancient practice of meat preservation through the use of salt, time, and smoke began as a survival technique. All over the world, various cultures developed ways to extend the viability of the hunt—and later the harvest—according to their unique climates and environments, resulting in the astonishing diversity of preserved meats that we celebrate and enjoy today everywhere from corner delis to white-tablecloth restaurants. In Salted and Cured, author Jeffrey P. Roberts traces the origins of today’s American charcuterie, salumi, and other delights, and connects them to a current renaissance that begins to rival those of artisan cheese and craft beer. In doing so, Roberts highlights the incredible stories of immigrant butchers, breeders, chefs, entrepreneurs, and other craftspeople who withstood the modern era’s push for bland, industrial food to produce not only delicious but culturally significant cured meats. By rejecting the industry-led push for “the other white meat” and reinvigorating the breeding and production of heritage hog breeds while finding novel ways to utilize the entire animal—snout to tail—today’s charcutiers and salumieri not only produce everything from country ham to violino di capra but create more sustainable businesses for farmers and chefs. Weaving together agriculture, animal welfare and health, food safety and science, economics, history, a deep sense of place, and amazing preserved foods, Salted and Cured is a literary feast, a celebration of both innovation and time-honored knowledge, and an expertly guided tour of America’s culinary treasures, both old and new.

Denied

Denied

A Novel of the Sazi

  • Author: Cathy Clamp
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • ISBN: 1466854626
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR The thrilling stand-alone conclusion to Cathy Clamp's paranormal fantasy Luna Lake series, packed with action and romance Anica Petrovic used to be human, until she was kidnapped and turned into a shapeshifter. Now she’s a bear. Political strife in Serbia led Anica, her father, and her brother to settle in the Pacific Northwest, in a shifter community where all are welcome. The town is rocked by a series of brutal murders which appear to have been committed by a bear. Anica and her family are all bears, but she knows they are all innocent. Not so innocent is newcomer Tristan, also a bear—Anica’s sensitive nose tells her he’s hiding something, but she can’t believe he’s a killer. She’s wrong. Tristan has killed—though he’s innocent of the murders in Luna Lake. He’s tracked an ancient evil to Anica’s home town, and he’ll do whatever is necessary to find that evil and destroy it. “Dangerous turmoil in the Sazi world makes for outstanding reading!”—RT Book Reviews on Illicit More titles by Cathy Clamp: Luna Lake series Forbidden Illicit Denied At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Treatise on the Deluge. ...

A Treatise on the Deluge. ...

Illustrated with Two Copper Plates; One, Representing the State of Earth During the Height of the Flood; the Other, the State of the Earth as it is at Present

  • Author: Alexander Catcott
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Deluge
  • Page: 423
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Sanctioned Violence in Early China

Sanctioned Violence in Early China

  • Author: Mark Edward Lewis
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791400760
  • Category: History
  • Page: 374
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This book provides new insight into the creation of the Chinese empire by examining the changing forms of permitted violence--warfare, hunting, sacrifice, punishments, and vengeance. It analyzes the interlinked evolution of these violent practices to reveal changes in the nature of political authority, in the basic units of social organization, and in the fundamental commitments of the ruling elite. The work offers a new interpretation of the changes that underlay the transformation of the Chinese polity from a league of city states dominated by aristocratic lineages to a unified, territorial state controlled by a supreme autocrat and his agents. In addition, it shows how a new pattern of violence was rationalized and how the Chinese of the period incorporated their ideas about violence into the myths and proto-scientific theories that provided historical and natural prototypes for the imperial state.

Dictionarium Rusticum, Urbanicum & Botanicum: Or, A Dictionary of Husbandry, Gardening, Trade, Commerce, and All Sorts of Country-affairs

Dictionarium Rusticum, Urbanicum & Botanicum: Or, A Dictionary of Husbandry, Gardening, Trade, Commerce, and All Sorts of Country-affairs

  • Author: Nathan Bailey,John Worlidge
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agriculture
  • Page: N.A
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In the Empire of Shadow

In the Empire of Shadow

Worlds of Shadow #2

  • Author: Lawrence Watt-Evans
  • Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
  • ISBN: 1434449807
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 264
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A handful of ordinary Americans -- housewives, lawyers, interior decorators, and the like -- found themselves caught up in a transdimensional conflict, and transported from their homes to realms where magic worked, to desert planets and rebel worlds, to places straight out of science fiction and fantasy. But these were not the harmless, happy-ending lands of film and fable. The sweat and blood was real, and the horrors they faced genuinely dangerous. One world was a world of magic, ruled by a dark force called Shadow. A handful of would-be heroes resisted Shadow's dominion, and sought assistance in their desperate struggle to free their homeland. The other reality was a universe of spaceships and rayguns, dominated by a Galactic Empire that saw Shadow as a threat -- and that demanded the exiles from our world aid them in their campaign. Against their will, these few people were flung into battle . . . IN THE EMPIRE OF SHADOW "In Worlds of Shadow, Lawrence Watt-Evans tells an exciting tale with memorable characters and relentless action. A must-read for fans of dark fantasy and horror." -- Karen E. Taylor, author of "The Vampire Legacy" Series

Chaplin’s War Trilogy

Chaplin’s War Trilogy

An Evolving Lens in Three Dark Comedies, 1918–1947

  • Author: Wes D. Gehring
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476616302
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 240
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The book examines Charlie Chaplin’s evolving perspective on dark comedy in his three war films, Shoulder Arms (1918), The Great Dictator (1940), and Monsieur Verdoux (1947). In the first he uses the genre in a groundbreaking manner but yet for a pro-war cause. In Dictator dark comedy is applied in an antiwar way. In Monsieur Verdoux Chaplin embraces the genre as an individual in defense against a society out to destroy him. All three are pivotal films in the development of the genre in film, with the latter two movies being very controversial for their time.

Dictionaire Oeconomique, Or, The Family Dictionary

Dictionaire Oeconomique, Or, The Family Dictionary

Containing the Most Experienced Methods of Improving Estates and of Preserving Health ... the Most Advantageous Ways of Breeding, Feeding, and Ordering All Sorts of Domestick Animals ... the Different Kinds of Nets, Snares, and Engines for Taking All Sorts of Fish, Birds, and Other Game, Great Variety of Rules, Directions, and New Discoveries Relating to Gardening ... the Best and Cheapest Ways of Providing and Improving All Manner of Meats and Drinks ... Means of Making the Most Advantage of the Manufactures of Soap, Starch, Spinning, Cotton, Thread, &c., the Methods to Take Or Destroy Vermin and Other Animals Injurious to Gardening ... an Account of the Several Weights, Measures, &c. of Metals and Minerals ... All Sorts of Rural Sports and Exercises ... : the Whole Illustrated Throughout with Very Great Variety of Figures ... : in Two Volumes ...

  • Author: Noel Chomel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Page: N.A
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Hebrews - Revelation

Hebrews - Revelation

  • Author: David E. Garland
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310866243
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 800
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Continuing a Gold Medallion Award-winning legacy, this completely revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series puts world-class biblical scholarship in your hands. Based on the original twelve-volume set that has become a staple in college and seminary libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide, this new thirteen-volume edition marshals the most current evangelical scholarship and resources. You’ll find up-to-date information grounded in the same unchanging commitment to the divine inspiration, complete trustworthiness, and full authority of the Bible.Of the fifty-six contributors, thirty of them are new. Reflecting the Expositor’s Bible Commentary international and cross-denominational approach, they come from the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand, and from a broad diversity of churches, including Anglican, Baptist, Brethren, Methodist, Nazarene, Presbyterian, and Reformed.The Expositor’s Bible Commentary uses the complete New International Version for its English text, but it also refers freely to other translations and to the original languages. For each book of the Bible, the thoroughly revised features consist of:A comprehensive introduction A short and precise bibliography A detailed outline Insightful exposition of passages and verses Overviews of sections of Scripture to illumine the big picture Occasional reflections to give more detail on important issues Notes on textual questions and special problems, placed close to the text in question Transliteration and translation of Hebrew and Greek words, enabling readers to understand even the more technical notes A balanced and respectful approach toward marked differences of opinion