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Booze

Author : John Wright
ISBN : 9781408896655
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 44.2 MB
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In the twelfth River Cottage Handbook, John Wright explains how to home-brew and make your own tipples. What could possibly beat a cool pint of beer down the pub or a lazy glass of wine at your favourite bar? The answer is: home-brewed beer or your very own brand of wine. With this, the twelfth in the River Cottage Handbook series, the inimitable John Wright shows exactly how easy it is to get started. You don't need masses of space to make alcohol at home, and if you follow the simple instructions, you won't be faced with exploding bottles in the cellar. But don't forget, it's all about experimentation and finding out what works for you. Booze is divided up by alcohol type, from beer, cider and wine to herbal spirits and fruit liqueurs. Each section starts with an introduction to the basic techniques, methods and other useful information, before giving recipes for delicious tipples like rhubarb wine, sparkling elderflower wine, mead, cherry plum wine, orange beer, lager, real ginger beer, sweet cider, zubrovka vodka, amber spirits, rose infusions, blackberry whiskey, pomegranate rum, chestnut liqueur, mulled cider and there's even a hangover cure thrown in for good measure. With an introduction from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and full-colour photographs as well as illustrations, Booze is a home-brewer's book with a kick.
Category: Cooking

A Natural History Of The Hedgerow

Author : John Wright
ISBN : 9781847659354
Genre : Nature
File Size : 70.97 MB
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It is difficult to think of a more quintessential symbol of the British countryside than the British Hedgerow, bursting with blackberries, hazelnuts and sloes, and home to oak and ash, field mice and butterflies. But as much as we might dream about foraging for mushrooms or collecting wayside nettles for soup, most of us are unaware of quite how profoundly hedgerows have shaped the history of our landscape and our fellow species. One of Britain's best known naturalists, John Wright introduces us to the natural and cultural history of hedges (as well as ditches, dykes and dry stone walls) - from the arrival of the first settlers in the British Isles to the modern day, when we have finally begun to recognise the importance of these unique ecosystems. His intimate knowledge of the countryside and its inhabitants brings this guide to life, whether discussing the skills and craft of hedge maintenance or the rich variety of animals, plants, algae and fungi who call them home. Informative, practical, entertaining and richly illustrated in colour throughout, A Natural History of the Hedgerow is a book to stuff into your pocket for country walks in every season, or to savour in winter before a roaring fire.
Category: Nature

The Forager S Calendar

Author : John Wright
ISBN : 1781256225
Genre : Wild plants, Edible
File Size : 48.7 MB
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A beautiful bible for every outdoors lover.
Category: Wild plants, Edible

The Naming Of The Shrew

Author : John Wright
ISBN : 9781408820353
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 24.49 MB
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Latin names – frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel – have been annoying the layman since they first became formalised as scientific terms in the eighteenth century. Why on earth has the entirely land-loving Eastern Mole been named Scalopus aquaticus, or the Oxford Ragwort been called Senecio squalidus – 'dirty old man'? What were naturalists thinking when they called a beetle Agra katewinsletae, a genus of fish Batman, and a Trilobite Han solo? Why is zoology replete with names such as Chloris chloris chloris (the greenfinch), and Gorilla gorilla gorilla (a species of, well gorilla)? The Naming of the Shrew will unveil these mysteries, exploring the history, celebrating their poetic nature and revealing how naturalists sometimes get things so terribly wrong. With wonderfully witty style and captivating narrative, this book will make you see Latin names in a whole new light.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Grasslands Of Britain

Author : John Wright
ISBN : 9781782833406
Genre : Nature
File Size : 35.78 MB
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John Wright introduces the reader to the variety, distribution, history, and characteristics of British grasslands - upland and lowland, moors and downs, boggy and maritime, domestic and agricultural. He explores all the main kinds and includes some oddities such as the heavy-metal polluted and richly diverse grasses found near old coalmines. After introducing the reader to the history and variety of Britain's grassland, the author devotes a chapter each to ten different kinds. He begins with an account of the typical fauna and flora before homing on the climate, geology and social history of one particular place. He then focusses yet further on the fauna and flora of one square metre of ground - one of the patches referred to in the title. He looks in detail at the species he finds and at the inter-actions and sometimes symbiotic relationships between them. Grasslands can look superficially the same but turn out to be utterly different when examined more closely. As John Wright shows again and again there is a much more to a habitat than meets the eye. This is naturalist history at its best: richly anecdotal, endlessly informative, often very funny, and illustrated in full colour with over one hundred of the author's outstanding photographs.
Category: Nature

Caribbean Islands Handbook 2002

Author : Sarah Cameron
ISBN : 190094989X
Genre : Bahamas
File Size : 49.68 MB
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"Footprint Caribbean Handbook" is loaded with the best information on each island's hotels, restaurants, shopping, and festivals. This fully updated edition covers almost every island in the region from the Bahamas to the Venezuelan coast, capturing the individual flavors of each with authoritative and accessible recommendations.
Category: Bahamas

Quill Quire

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ISBN : UVA:X001983889
Genre : Book industries and trade
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Category: Book industries and trade

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105021595538
Genre : Authors, American
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Category: Authors, American