Featured Item Archives
A list of the past entries in our "Featured Item" feature:
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Race and the cultural industries
In this important new book, Anamik Saha encourages readers to focus on the production of representations of racial and ethnic minorities in film, television, music and the arts. His interdisciplinary approach combines critical media studies and media industries research with postcolonial studies and critical race perspectives to reveal how political economic forces and legacies of empire shape industrial cultural production and, in turn, media discourses around race.
Friday, May 18, 2018
Institut Paul Bocuse gastronomique : the definitive step-by-step guide...
The perfect guide for professional chefs in training and aspiring amateurs, this fully illustrated, comprehensive step-by-step manual covers all aspects of preparing, cooking and serving delicious, high-end food. This authoritative reference book covers 250 core techniques in extensive, ultra-clear step-by-step photographs. These techniques are then put into practice in 70 classic and contemporary recipes, designed by chefs. With over 1,800 photographs in total, this astonishing reference work is an essential guide for any serious cook, professional or amateur.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Moonshine mixology : 60 recipes for flavoring spirits & making cocktails
Take a fun-filled adventure into making and partaking of mountain spirits with Moonshine Mixology. Beginning with a short, rollicking history of lightning in a bottle, ’shine expert Cory Straub details all the equipment you’ll need to brew it, offers an in-depth overview of the process, and shares recipes for creating delicious flavor bases and a bevy of tasty, tub-thumpin’ cocktails.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Interpretation for the 21st century : fifteen guiding principles...
Interpretation for the 21st Century is uplifting and inspiring as it enhances the reader's understanding of how to compellingly interpret our cultural and natural legacy. The 15 guiding principles set forth in this book will assist anyone who works in parks, forests, wildlife refuges, zoos, museums, historic areas, nature centers, and tourism sites to more effectively, and joyously, conduct their work.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Children, media, and American history : printed poison, pernicious stuff...
From dime novels to comic books to digital media, Cassidy illustrates the ways children have used "old media" when they were first introduced as "new media." Further, she interrogates the extent to which different conceptions of childhood have influenced adults’ reactions to children’s use of media. Exploring the history of American children and media, this text presents a portrait of the way in which children and adults adapt to a constantly changing media environment.
Monday, May 14, 2018
What's yours is mine : against the sharing economy
The news is full of their names, supposedly the vanguard of a rethinking of capitalism. Lyft, Airbnb, Taskrabbit, Uber, and many more companies have a mandate of disruption and upending the “old order”―and they’ve succeeded in effecting the “biggest change in the American workforce in over a century,” according to former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. But this new wave of technology companies is funded and steered by very old-school venture capitalists. And in What’s Yours Is Mine, technologist Tom Slee argues the so-called sharing economy damages development, extends harsh free-market practices into previously protected areas of our lives, and presents the opportunity for a few people to make fortunes by damaging communities and pushing vulnerable individuals to take on unsustainable risk.
Friday, May 11, 2018
Small business management : launching & growing entrepreneurial ventures
SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT delivers solid coverage of the fundamentals of business management as it teaches you not only how to start a business, but also how to manage, grow, and harvest a business. This market leading text places you in the role of decision maker, allowing you to immediately apply what you've learned to current challenges in today's small businesses.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Interior design illustrated
As functional as it is beautiful, this richly illustrated Third Edition of Ching's classic, Interior Design Illustrated, is a visual introduction to designing for interior spaces, to the building elements and environmental systems within them, and to the details of furnishings and interior finishes.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
The rise of the sharing economy : exploring the challenges and opportunities...
The Rise of the Sharing Economy: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of Collaborative Consumption examines the business phenomenon of the sharing economy, giving readers a thorough analysis of this up-and-coming sector. The book presents a detailed historical perspective of sharing and cooperatives, followed by a discussion of societal factors—predominantly technology—that have facilitated the fast growth of collaborative consumption businesses.