Food Lit

Author: Melissa Brackney Stoeger
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598847066
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An essential tool for assisting leisure readers interested in topics surrounding food, this unique book contains annotations and read-alikes for hundreds of nonfiction titles about the joys of comestibles and cooking.

Eating History

Author: Andrew F Smith
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231511752
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Food expert and celebrated food historian Andrew F. Smith recounts& mdash;in delicious detail& mdash;the creation of contemporary American cuisine. The diet of the modern American wasn't always as corporate, conglomerated, and corn-rich as it is today, and the style of American cooking, along with the ingredients that compose it, has never been fixed. With a cast of characters including bold inventors, savvy restaurateurs, ruthless advertisers, mad scientists, adventurous entrepreneurs, celebrity chefs, and relentless health nuts, Smith pins down the truly crackerjack history behind the way America eats. Smith's story opens with early America, an agriculturally independent nation where most citizens grew and consumed their own food. Over the next two hundred years, however, Americans would cultivate an entirely different approach to crops and consumption. Advances in food processing, transportation, regulation, nutrition, and science introduced highly complex and mechanized methods of production. The proliferation of cookbooks, cooking shows, and professionally designed kitchens made meals more commercially, politically, and culturally potent. To better understand these trends, Smith delves deeply and humorously into their creation. Ultimately he shows how, by revisiting this history, we can reclaim the independent, locally sustainable roots of American food.

Business Information

Author: Eileen G. Abels
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0123694876
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Business Information: Needs and Strategies provides a comprehensive understanding of business information. In addition to defining the topic, the book explores the underlying needs that drive one to seek business information, and the nature of detail required to resolve such issues. Important resources, channels and effective strategies used to secure and locate information are also highlighted." "A detailed point of reference, this book is an ideal support to business research for academics and professionals alike, whilst offering valuable and contemporary commentaries to students in this subject area. Faculty in library and information schools as well as business schools will find it a relevant and up-to-date textbook."--BOOK JACKET.

Food and Drink in American History

Author: Andrew F. Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610692330
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This three-volume encyclopedia on the history of American food and beverages covers topics ranging from early American Indian foods to mandatory nutrition information at fast food restaurants.

Fast Food and Junk Food An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat 2 volumes

Author: Andrew F. Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031339394X
Format: PDF
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This fascinating and revealing work examines the incredible power of junk food and fast food—how nostalgic we are about them, the influence of the companies that manufacture or sell them, and their alarming effect on our country's state of health. • More than 700 A–Z entries on fast food, comfort food, and junk food, ranging from breakfast cereals to burgers and fries to snack chips and candy • A chronology of the significant events in the history of junk food and fast food • A bibliography containing more than 200 entries with citations to books, articles, and websites • A glossary of important terms used in the encyclopedia • A Resource Guide containing important DVDs, films and videos, and television series

Does It Matter

Author: Nicholas G. Carr
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422129527
Format: PDF, Docs
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Over the last decade, and even since the bursting of the technology bubble, pundits, consultants, and thought leaders have argued that information technology provides the edge necessary for business success. IT expert Nicholas G. Carr offers a radically different view in this eloquent and explosive book. As IT's power and presence have grown, he argues, its strategic relevance has actually decreased. IT has been transformed from a source of advantage into a commoditized "cost of doing business"--with huge implications for business management. Expanding on Carr's seminal Harvard Business Review article that generated a storm of controversy, Does IT Matter? provides a truly compelling--and unsettling--account of IT's changing business role and its leveling influence on competition. Through astute analysis of historical and contemporary examples, Carr shows that the evolution of IT closely parallels that of earlier technologies such as railroads and electric power. He goes on to lay out a new agenda for IT management, stressing cost control and risk management over innovation and investment. And he examines the broader implications for business strategy and organization as well as for the technology industry. A frame-changing statement on one of the most important business phenomena of our time, Does IT Matter? marks a crucial milepost in the debate about IT's future. An acclaimed business writer and thinker, Nicholas G. Carr is a former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review.

Encyclopedia of major marketing campaigns

Author: Thomas Riggs
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780787673567
Format: PDF, ePub
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There is a growing need for information that describes successes and failures of market trends, strategies and initiatives. From Gale, the 'Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns' looks at 500 major marketing and advertising campaigns of the 20th centu