Chris Young
Book Recommendations

  • Seveneves

    Seveneves

    Seveneves

    Neal Stephenson
    Fiction
    Social Science
    3.98 (106,656)

    What would happen if the world were ending?a catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. in a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.but the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain . . .five thousand years later, their progeny—seven distinct races now three billion strong—embark on yet another audacious

    Chris Young

    I found I actually enjoyed that a lot, but mostly because it was competence porn

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  • Modernist Bread

    Modernist Bread

    Modernist Bread

    Nathan Myhrvold
    4.65 (71)

    Modernist bread: the art and science is a revolutionary new understanding of one of the most important staples of the human diet. created by the team that published the award-winning modernist cuisine: the art and science of cooking, this massive treasury of practical knowledge and groundbreaking techniques captures over four years of independent research and collaborations with leading industry professionals; the result is the most in-depth look at bread to date. stunning photography brings the complete story of bread to life across five volumes--uncover its incredible history, loaves from every

    Chris Young

    The book is not exclusively the work of one guy, Nathan Myhrvold, but he was the driving force behind it.

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  • On Food and Cooking

    On Food and Cooking

    On Food and Cooking

    Harold McGee
    4.46 (14,547)

    Harold mcgee's on food and cooking is a kitchen classic. hailed by time magazine as "a minor masterpiece" when it first appeared in 1984, on food and cooking is the bible to which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn for an understanding of where our foods come from, what exactly they're made of, and how cooking transforms them into something new and delicious. now, for its twentieth anniversary, harold mcgee has prepared a new, fully revised and updated edition of on food and cooking. he has rewritten the text

    Chris Young

    This book is fascinating... this stuff is so awesome

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  • The Last Lion Box Set

    The Last Lion Box Set

    The Last Lion Box Set

    Paul Reid,William Manchester
    4.65 (346)

    Spanning the years of 1940-1965, the last lion picks up shortly after winston churchill became prime minister-when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of nazi germany. the churchill conjured up by william manchester and paul reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action. the last lion brilliantly recounts how churchill organized his nation's military response and defense; compelled fdr into supporting america's beleaguered cousins, and personified the "never surrender" ethos that helped the allies win the war, while

    Chris Young

    there’s a great series of books, The Last Lion

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  • Essential Cuisine Michel Bras
    Chris Young

    I think if you talk to a lot of chefs that came up in the early 2000s, we’ll all point to that

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  • The Second Law

    The Second Law

    The Second Law

    Peter Atkins
    4.19 (85)

    All natural change is subject to one law. it's the second law of thermodynamics. in this volume, the acclaimed chemist and science writer p. w. atkins shows how this single, simple principal of energy transformation accounts for all natural change. moving from the steam engine to the nuclear age, the narrative is full of vivid examples, ideas, and images - but virtually no mathematics.

    Chris Young

    That book is just a phenomenal, casual, infographic-laden read

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  • Bread Matters

    Bread Matters

    Bread Matters

    Andrew Whitley
    4.17 (204)

    Andrew whitley, organic baker and founder of 'the village bakery', reveals the deplorable state into which modern supermarket bread has fallen, and the secrets behind making good, nutritious bread at home.

    Chris Young

    This was the book that changed my life. I was very interested in food, as I said, and had a passing interest in bread.

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  • The Staffordshire Oatcake
    Chris Young

    Best book recommended in Baking Bread.

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  • The Handmade Loaf
    Chris Young

    Dan's book was a real eye-opener for me because I didn't know an awful lot about bread when I picked it up.

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