Gin: A guide to the world’s greatest gins (Collins Little Books)

Author: Dominic Roskrow

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000826516X

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 3175

This beautifully presented Little Book is an excellent introduction to the world of gin. It includes a fascinating history of the product itself, how it’s made, how best to drink it and details of the world’s best gins.

Bridge Secrets: Don’t miss a trick (Collins Little Books)

Author: Julian Pottage

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008250480

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 224

View: 7808

When you open this little book, the state secrets of the game of bridge lie in your hands. They cover everything you need to know to go from being a bridge beginner to an international mastermind!

Whisky: Malt Whiskies of Scotland (Collins Little Books)

Author: Dominic Roskrow

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008266921

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 9975

This beautifully presented Little Book is an excellent introduction to the world of Scotch whiskies. It includes the major Scotch whiskies and the distilleries that produce them.

Eat Your Drink

Culinary Cocktails

Author: Matthew Biancaniello

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062391291

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 6198

Create your own artisanal "farm-to-glass" specialty cocktails using local, seasonal, unusual, and organic produce with this illustrated bartending guide from the renowned cocktail chef who is transforming modern mixology. Matthew Biancaniello, the former cocktail chef for the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s famous Library Bar, is creating cocktails the world has never tasted before. Going beyond the quotidian Whiskey Sour or Tom Collins, Biancaniello is mixing it up with imaginative drinks such as “The Heirloom Tomato Mojito”, a twenty-five-year-aged balsamic vinegar and strawberry libation named “The Last Tango in Modena,” and a fresh arugula-infused “Roquette.” One of the fastest-rising and most unique talents in the world of bartending, Biancaniello crafts exciting new drinks based on farm-fresh, seasonal, organic ingredients. A complement to farm-to-table dining, his fresh take on cocktails is ushering in a new age of drinking: “farm-to-glass”, and with the addition of his foraging and gardening methods, “ground to glass.” Captured in gorgeous full-color photographs, the libations in Eat Your Drink are both aesthetically beautiful and delicious. Eat Your Drink explores cocktails that push boundaries though never-before-imagined flavor combinations. Following Biancaniello’s lead, you too can learn to blend alcohol and food together to create an elevated cocktail experience that requires you to savor, explore and . . . eat your drink.

Craft Beer (Collins Little Books)

Author: Dominic Roskrow

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008271216

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 9583

This beautifully presented Little Book is an excellent introduction to the world of craft beer including the major UK, US, and European microbreweries. It includes a fascinating history of the product, how it’s made, how best to drink it and details of the world’s finest craft beers.

Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible

A Guide to Reading the Bible Well

Author: Wayne Grudem,C. John Collins,Thomas R. Schreiner

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433531658

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 789

How do I get more out of my Bible reading? What was going on during the gap between the Old and New Testaments? How do all the books of the Bible fit together as a whole? This book answers these questions and puts clear, readable Bible study aids at your fingertips. It contains thirteen essays from some of today’s best evangelical scholars including C. John Collins, Thomas Schreiner, Gordon Wenham, and Darrell Bock, and will help you to: See the big-picture storyline of the Bible Understand the theology of the Old and New Testaments Read the different sections of Scripture effectively Know what happened between the testaments In addition to essays on each genre of the Bible, the book addresses the general Greco-Roman world and specific Jewish groups at the time of the New Testament. To aid in putting Bible passages in context, it also includes timelines of the Old and New Testaments and intertestamental events. Useful as both a general overview of the Bible and as a tool for more specific reference and training, this book will help you grow in your understanding of Scripture and your ability to apply the Bible to life.

What a Great Idea! 2.0

Unlocking Your Creativity in Business and in Life

Author: Chic Thompson,Charles Thompson

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402741883

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

View: 7112

An interactive guide shows readers how to harness the power of creativity and ingenuity to succeed in business and in life by providing brain-stimulating suggestions, exercises, action sheets, and tips for using new technologies.

101 Gins to Try Before You Die

Author: Ian Buxton

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857902466

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 1210

We're in the middle of a new Gin Craze. Scarcely a day goes by without an established brand offering a fresh take on their styles or, more likely, a new boutique distillery opening its doors - where gin is de rigueur.From Adnams to Zuidam; Beefeater to Bombay and London to Plymouth (and beyond), this new book from a best-selling drinks writer is the authoritative guide to the world of gin and a celebration of the hippest drink on the international bar scene. With serious gin bars stocking well over 300 brands and adding still more, how do you choose? Is Edinburgh Gin a style, or just a brand name? Can a rose-flower and cucumber infusion properly be called gin? Can gin be aged in wood or does that just make it a strange tasting young whisky? And what tonic to choose, and why? In his inimitable style, best-selling drinks writer Ian Buxton will lead readers through the great gin trap with his latest no-nonsense guide to 101 Gins.

Ferns (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 74)

Author: Christopher N. Page

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007406614

Category: Nature

Page: 430

View: 7450

Ferns gives the reader an introduction to the reasons for the variety of ferns in the British Isles, as well as the history of their development within this landscape and their use by man. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com

Different Dream Parenting

A Practical Guide to Raising a Child with Special Needs

Author: Jolene Philo

Publisher: Discovery House

ISBN: 1572937157

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 9803

Parenting can be difficult and tiring, especially when you have a special needs child with medical, behavioral, or educational issues. In Different Dream Parenting, author Jolene Philo offers guidance and encouragement through biblical insights and her own personal experiences. Find spiritual wisdom, practical resources, and tools that can help you become an extraordinary advocate for your child. Discover how you can move beyond the challenges and experience the joy of being your child’s biggest and best supporter.

Eating the Sun

How Plants Power the Planet

Author: Oliver Morton

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0007163657

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 3046

Wherever there is greenery, photosynthesis is working to make oxygen, release energy, and create living matter from the raw material of sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide. Without photosynthesis, there would be an empty world, an empty sky, and a sun that does nothing more than warm the rocks and reflect off the sea. Eating the Sun is the story of a world in crisis; an appreciation of the importance of plants; a history of the earth and the feuds and fantasies of warring scientists; a celebration of how the smallest things, enzymes and pigments, influence the largest things, the oceans, the rainforests, and the fossil fuel economy. Oliver Morton offers a fascinating, lively, profound look at nature's greatest miracle and sounds a much-needed call to arms—illuminating a potential crisis of climatic chaos and explaining how we can change our situation, for better or for worse.

Whiskies (Collins Need to Know?)

Author: Dominic Roskrow

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007403046

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 9290

From confused to connoisseur Whisky or whiskey? With ice or without? A peaty island malt or a mellow Lowland dram? This book will give you all the information and advice you need to appreciate whisky. It includes: Origins and history of whisky; how whiskies are made today; guide to Scottish distilleries and single malt whiskies; how to drink and appreciate whisky; sections on whiskies of the world, including Irish whiskey and bourbon.

Triathlon Science

Author: Joe Friel,Jim Vance

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450423809

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 649

View: 1241

Provides expertise for triathlon athletes seeking to raise their game by fine-tuning their physique, developing a race strategy, and setting personal goals.

The Big, Bad Book of Botany

The World's Most Fascinating Flora

Author: Michael Largo

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006228276X

Category: Nature

Page: 416

View: 8472

David Attenborough meets Lemony Snicket in The Big Bad Book of Botany, Michael Largo’s entertaining and enlightening one-of-a-kind compendium of the world’s most amazing and bizarre plants, their history, and their lore. The Big, Bad Book of Botany introduces a world of wild, wonderful, and weird plants. Some are so rare, they were once more valuable than gold. Some found in ancient mythology hold magical abilities, including the power to turn a person to stone. Others have been used by assassins to kill kings, and sorcerers to revive the dead. Here, too, is vegetation with astonishing properties to cure and heal, many of which have long since been lost with the advent of modern medicine. Organized alphabetically, The Big, Bad Book of Botany combines the latest in biological information with bizarre facts about the plant kingdom’s oddest members, including a species that is more poisonous than a cobra and a prehistoric plant that actually “walked.” Largo takes you through the history of vegetables and fruits and their astonishing agricultural evolution. Throughout, he reveals astonishing facts, from where the world’s first tree grew to whether plants are telepathic. Featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, The Big, Bad Book of Botany is a fascinating, fun A-to-Z encyclopedia for all ages that will transform the way we look at the natural world.

The Mask of Masculinity

How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships and Live Their Fullest Lives

Author: Lewis Howes

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1788171284

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 5019

At 30 years old, Lewis Howes was outwardly thriving but unfulfilled inside. He was a successful athlete and businessman, achieving goals beyond his wildest dreams, but he felt empty, angry, frustrated, and always chasing something that was never enough. His whole identity had been built on misguided beliefs about what "masculinity" was. Howes began a personal journey to find inner peace and to uncover the many masks that men – young and old – wear. In The Mask of Masculinity, Howes exposes the ultimate emptiness of the Material Mask, the man who chases wealth above all things; the cowering vulnerability that hides behind the Joker and Stoic Masks of men who never show real emotion; and the destructiveness of the Invincible and Aggressive Masks worn by men who take insane risks or can never back down from a fight. He teaches men how to break through the walls that hold them back and shows women how they can better understand the men in their lives. It's not easy, but if you want to love, be loved and live a great life, then it's an odyssey of self-discovery that all modern men must make. This book is a must-read for every man – and for every woman who loves a man.

Alien Plants (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 129)

Author: Clive A. Stace,Michael J. Crawley

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007502168

Category: Nature

Page: 640

View: 3984

The word ‘aliens’ can be used in many ways, to invoke fear, dislike and fascination. For biologists it is used to indicate organisms that have been introduced by people to new territories. In the British Isles alien plants are common, conspicuous, pestiferous, beautiful, edible – and can be both useful and harmful.

A Word in the Hand: An Introduction to Sign Language, Combined Edition

Author: Stan Collins,Jane Kitterman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781930820609

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 8612

A simple primer to learning Signed English. Subjects include: The alphabet and numbers, colors, time, people, animals, school, home, food, clothing, holidays, toys and games, health, emotions, transportation, occupations, geography, verbs, and adjectives and modifiers.

The Times Improve Your Bridge Game

Author: Andrew Robson,The Times Mind Games

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007565038

Category: Games

Page: 208

View: 9879

Based on The Times Bridge column, an extensive bridge guide aimed at the less experienced or social player who longs to improve their game, with instructive deals and tips, as well as a helpful Index.

The Bar Chef

A Modern Approach to Cocktails

Author: Frankie Solarik

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1443419052

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 2294

Vanilla-and-hickory smoked Manhattan, anyone? BarChef is a cocktail lounge on Queen Street West in Toronto. Dedicated to the art and science of the cocktail, its beauty lies in the colours and details behind the bar—from apothecary jars filled with bitters and syrups to bell jars and 100-pound blocks of ice. Owner Frankie Solarik holds court in his fedora, chipping ice, talking to patrons (a mix of rockers, hipsters, business people, locals and celebrities) and enjoying his craft thoroughly. Solarik is a leading figure of the global cocktail renaissance. His book, The Bar Chef, explores the importance of engaging all the senses when creating modernist cocktails. Depth and balance—the ideas behind great wines, and great food and wine pairings—are vital to a magnificent drink. Chapters detail the elements of the set-up, the art and craft of mixology and, of course, include recipes for syrups, infusions, bitters and the cocktails themselves. A chapter for non-alcoholic drinks rounds out the book. This book is aimed at adventurous mixologists, enthusiasts who want to hone their skills and taste, and who want to experience something of Solarik’s genius at home. This book is neither comprehensive nor “general.” Rather, it is a carefully curated sampling of Solarik’s creations, featuring recipes that are challenging but achievable, and oh so delicious.