An Unashamed Defense of Coffee

An Unashamed Defense of Coffee


  • Author : Roseane M. Santos
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2009-10-08
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453534243


An Unashamed Defense of Coffee Book Description :

The first coffee of the day is a make-or-break moment. A robust, flavorful cup can clear the mind, cheer the soul, and boost self-confidence. A watery, bitter brew almost guarantees gloom. More than one billion people start their day by drinking a cup of coffee, making it the most popular drink worldwide, after water, and the coffee industry second in the worldwide economy, after oil. However, most people still consider coffee a guilty pleasure. One reason is that many think coffee contains only caffeine and is detrimental to health. In fact, coffee is far more than caffeine-it contains a complex mixture of bioactive compounds that can affect health positively, such as antioxidants, minerals, niacin, and lactones. This book debunks the myths surrounding coffee and proves that coffee in moderation can actually prevent many diseases. Extensive research has been conducted in the last twenty years, but the findings have been relegated to highly specialized journals which are inaccessible to most readers. Now, coffee drinkers rejoice-this book articulates the massive body of research that's been done in a way that everyone can understand and enjoy! Coffee has been and continues to be an important part of human history-economically, physiologically, and socially. It is the favorite drink of many celebrities and innovators, such as Britney Spears, Halle Berry, Jennifer Jones, Bill Gates, Robin Williams, Kevin Spacey, Jon Stewart, Dave Chapelle, and Madonna, as well as numerous historical figures, like Benjamin Franklin, Napoleon, Lord Byron, Chopin, Bach, Beethoven, Voltaire, Casanova, Goethe, Hemingway, Picasso, Balzac, and Wyatt Earp. There are lots of reasons to drink coffee every day, as the millions of customers who flock to coffeehouses to order a "special," double espresso or latte will attest. Wake up, smell and read all about coffee. 101 Reasons to Drink Coffee without Guilt provides an accessible, engaging, and illuminating exploration of this beloved beverage. B

Holy Grounds
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Holy Grounds


  • Author : Tim Schenck
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506448244


Holy Grounds Book Description :

If you're religious about your coffee, you're in holy company. If you like your coffee with a bit of inspiration, a hint of humor, and a dose of insight, you'll enjoy pouring a mug full of java and curling up with Holy Grounds. Popular author and avid coffee drinker Tim Schenck brews just the right blend of the personal and historical as he explores the sometimes amusing and often profound intersection between faith and coffee. From the coffee bean's discovery by ninth-century Ethiopian Muslims to being condemned as "Satan's drink" by medieval Christians, to becoming an integral part of Passover in America, coffee has fueled prayer and shaped religious culture for generations. In Holy Grounds, Schenck explores the relationship between coffee and religion, moving from faith-based legends that have become entwined with the history of coffee to personal narrative. He takes readers on a journey through coffee farms in Central America, a pilgrimage to Seattle, coffeehouses in Rome, and a monastic community in Pennsylvania. Along the way, he examines the power of ritual, mocks bad church coffee, introduces readers to the patron saint of coffee, wonders about ethical considerations for today's faith-based coffee lovers, and explores lessons people of faith should learn from coffeehouse culture about building healthy, authentic community.

Translational Toxicology

Translational Toxicology


  • Author : Claude L. Hughes
  • Publisher : Humana Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-23
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319274492


Translational Toxicology Book Description :

Bringing together a distinguished interdisciplinary team of contributors, this volume provides a comprehensive exploration of translational toxicology—a systematic approach to developing therapeutic interventions that can protect against, mitigate, or reverse the effects of exposures. In particular, the book addresses modes of action and biomarkers, developmental risks of exposures, and potential translational toxicology therapeutics. The result is a compelling application of developmental toxicology in a new therapeutic discipline that is destined to become part of standard medical practice. Translational Toxicology: Defining a New Therapeutic Discipline is an essential text for regulatory authorities, scientists, and physicians who are concerned with environmental exposures, public health, nutrition, and pharmaceutical research and development. Basic science, epidemiological, and clinical investigators will also find this book a significant resource.

Untethered

Untethered


  • Author : Hayley Katzen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-05-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781920727451


Untethered Book Description :

When South African Jewish academic Hayley Katzen moves to a remote Australian cattle property to live with her farmer girlfriend, she hopes, at last, to find home. But this is no happy-ever-after tree change. Lecture halls, law reform and the arts are replaced with castrating calves, shovelling manure, fire-fighting and anti-gas blockades. In a place that attracts people who live by their own rules, Hayley must confront her limitations and preconceptions to forge her own identity. Set in the unpredictable beauty of the Australian landscape, and told with Hayley Katzen’s compelling candour and rigour, Untethered charts one migrant’s search for home. Part love story and part off-the-grid adventure, Untethered is a powerful reminder that home can be found in many forms – in love, in family and friends, in ideologies and political movements, in landscapes and communities, and ultimately, in ourselves.

Artists of the Floating World

Artists of the Floating World


  • Author : Rob Burton
  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 0761835997


Artists of the Floating World Book Description :

This work analyzes the fiction of four contemporary multicultural writers who render a 'floating world' in which cultures converge or collide in unexpected, exciting, and dangerous ways. The novels and short stories of Kazuo Ishiguro, Bessie Head, Bharati Mukherjee, and Salman Rushdie explore a literal and metaphorical floating world (adapted from the Japanese concept of 'ukiyo'-a still-point between briefly-held earthly pleasures and spiritual immutability) where the characters, like their authors, are poised between conflicting worlds, cultures, and traditions. The manner in which these four authors articulate such a 'floating' experience, Burton argues, enriches our understanding and appreciation of the increasingly interconnected world around us.

Slothilda

Slothilda


  • Author : Dante Fabiero
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510736603


Slothilda Book Description :

Slothilda is your spirit animal! Enjoy this completely relatable comic series about an adorable little sloth who's driven by her desire for self-improvement. Unfortunately, achieving her goals isn't always so easy. After all, she is a sloth, and being innately lazy often poses some interesting challenges to her personal growth. She constantly struggles to overcome procrastination, her love for junk food, and her addiction to modern day technology. Despite her lazy natural instincts, Slothilda remains ambitious and optimistic. She explores an inner conflict we can all relate to—the desire to succeed and grow, while paradoxically dealing with the ever present temptation to sloth.