- THE FROZEN WATER TRADE
The story of the 19th-century ice trade, in which ice from the lakes of New England - valued for its incredible purity - revolutionised domestic life around the world.
In the days before artificial refrigeration, it was thought impossible to transport ice for long distances. But one man, Frederic Tudor, was convinced it could be done. This is the story of how, almost single-handedly, and in the face of near-universal mockery, he established a vast industry that would introduce the benefits of fresh ice to large parts of the globe.
Thanks to Tudor, the American fashion for drinks 'on the rocks' spread to tropical areas such as the West Indies and British India. By the 1830s fleets of schooners carried the frozen cargo, packed with sawdust and tarpaulins for insulation, to all corners of the world. The harvesting of the ice from New England's lakes employed thousands of men.
The frozen water trade had a profound influence on the tastes of a large part of the world, but with the development of artificial cooling systems in the first quarter of the 20th century, the huge industry established by Frederic Tudor vanished as if it had never been.
- THE ATKINS SHOPPING GUIDE
The essential companion for every follower of the Atkins Diet, containing everything you need to know about stocking your kitchen cupboard with Atkins-friendly no-carb foods, while avoiding products devoid of nutrients. Divided into two user-friendly sections, the Atkins Shopping Guide is not only a handy reference source packed full of helpful information, but the listings section, which contains hundreds of basic foods and branded products, will make doing Atkins even easier! Taking you aisle by aisle through the supermarket, Atkins Shopping Guide is the indispensable companion for anyone on the diet. Whether you're just beginning or have spent months maintaining the diet, the guide highlights which foods to buy and which to avoid as you create your lifestyle around the Atkins Nutritional approach. Breaking down foods into groups you should eat regularly, in moderation, or avoid entirely in the market, it also indicates which meals to look for or avoid when eating out, enabling you to live a real life on the Atkins Nutritional lifestyle. Millions of people have discovered the benefits of weight loss, heart health and general well-being from the Atkins Nutritional Approach. Here is the book you need to stock up with the right foods and get your Atkins kitchen started.
- Candida Albicans: The Non-Drug Approach To The Treatment Of Candida Infection
In this fully updated edition of the classic health bestseller, Leon Chaitow shows how to detect whether yeast is your problem and provides a comprehensive non-drug approach to the treatment of Candida, providing help and advice for sufferers of conditions such as Ibs, cystitis, thrush, Pmt, fatigue, muscular pain, allergies and many more. Candida Albicans, a yeast that lives inside all of us, normally presents no health problems, but today's widespread use of antibiotics, contraceptive pills and steroids, as well as a sugar-rich diet, can cause a proliferation of this parasite yeast leading to a whole host of possible health problems. Candida Albicans can be responsible for such conditions as depression, anxiety, irritability, Ibs, constipation, heartburn, allergies, muscular pain, diarrhoea, vaginitis, acne, cystitis, bloatedness, tiredness, migraine, hopelessness, thrush, Pmt, and other menstrual problems. Fully updated with all the latest medical research, this book provides you with a clear, accessible and practical guide to first determining whether Candida is your problem, and then outlining the ways in which you can fight and prevent it. The book contains information on the full rage of complementary and orthodox treatments available, as well as an anti-Candida diet and advice on which supplements, prebiotics, probiotics and herbal extracts to take to control Candida naturally. Also includes information on what causes Candida and the preventative measures that can be taken.
- Test Your Cat: The Cat Iq Test
The perfect gift book for cat lovers everywhere, showing how to measure your cat s intelligence in a series of easy and fun tests.
How clever is your cat? Can your cat:
Make sounds upon request?
Predict a change in the weather?
Or is your cat the type who
Falls of ledges while sleeping?
Continually runs into walls or doors?
You can find out how smart your cat really is by giving him or her the Cat IQ Test a simple, four-part intelligence test. By observation and by using everyday household items, you will be able to measure your cat s co-ordination, communication, social and reasoning powers.
Suggestions on how to improve your cat s IQ.
Comparative scores of other cats by age, sex and type.
A Certificate of Merit to be filled in and proudly displayed on completion of the Cat IQ Test.
- Big Fry: The Autobiography
Barry Fry is one of the most colourful characters in English football. Currently at Peterborough, his journeyman career has taken him to Old Trafford, where as a player he was one of the original Busby Babes, through to football management at Barnet, Southend and Birmingham, among other clubs.
Wherever he goes, 'Bazza' has a knack of making the headlines. His days as a youth apprentice for Manchester United saw plenty of action on the pitch as he came under the tutelage of Matt Busby - but even more off it as he joined the likes of George Best on 'a binge of birds, booze and betting'.
He quickly gained the reputation of 'the has-been that never was'. Playing stints at Luton, Bedford and Stevenage failed to inspire a reckless Fry, and it wasn't long before injury forced him to hang up his boots. His first managerial role was at Dunstable, where Fry recalls with sharp humour how the chairman had suitcases full of currency in his office with hitmen protecting them.
He followed this with spells at Maidstone and Barnet, - where he joined forces with the notorious Stan Flashman and proved his pedigree by gaining the club promotion into the League - and Southend, where he was responsible for bringing on a young Stan Collymore. It wasn't long before he was poached by Birmingham under owner and ex-pornographer David Sullevan and his glamorous sidekick, Karren Brady - about whom stories in the book will 'blow people's minds'.
Whether it's tax evasion, fraud, transfer bribes or chicanery in the dressing room, Barry Fry has experienced it all as a player, manager and now club owner. He is ready to tell everything in his autobiography - 'Enough to make your eyes water'.