The Wonderful Smells

The Wonderful Smells
Author : Julia Donaldson
Publisher : Ginn
Total Pages : 32
Release : 1997
ISBN 10 : 0602277744
ISBN 13 : 9780602277741
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wonderful Smells Book Description:

Smells Like Dog

Smells Like Dog
Author : Suzanne Selfors
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 300
Release : 2010-05-01
ISBN 10 : 9780316089135
ISBN 13 : 0316089133
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smells Like Dog Book Description:

Meet Homer Pudding, an ordinary farm boy who's got big dreams-to follow in the footsteps of his famous treasure-hunting uncle. But when Uncle Drake mysteriously disappears, Homer inherits two things: a lazy, droopy dog with no sense of smell, and a mystery. Why would his uncle call this clumsy dog his "most treasured possession?" And why did he put a gold coin on the dog's collar? And who will continue Uncle Drake's quest-to find the most coveted pirate treasure in the world? Join Homer, his sister Gwendolyn, and Dog on an adventure that will test their wits and courage as they leave their peaceful farm and head into a world where ruthless treasure hunters hide around every corner. Where they discover that Dog has a hidden talent and that treasure might be closer than they ever imagined...

Smells

Smells
Author : Robert Muchembled
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 260
Release : 2020-05-07
ISBN 10 : 9781509536795
ISBN 13 : 1509536795
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smells Book Description:

Why is our sense of smell so under-appreciated? We tend to think of smell as a vestigial remnant of our pre-human past, doomed to gradual extinction, and we go to great lengths to eliminate smells from our environment, suppressing body odour, bad breath and other smells. Living in a relatively odour-free environment has numbed us to the importance that smells have always had in human history and culture. In this major new book Robert Muchembled restores smell to its rightful place as one of our most important senses and examines the transformation of smells in the West from the Renaissance to the beginning of the 19th century. He shows that in earlier centuries, the air in towns and cities was often saturated with nauseating emissions and dangerous pollution. Having little choice but to see and smell faeces and urine on a daily basis, people showed little revulsion; until the 1620s, literature and poetry delighted in excreta which now disgust us. The smell of excrement and body odours were formative aspects of eroticism and sexuality, for the social elite and the popular classes alike. At the same time, medicine explained outbreaks of plague by Satan's poisonous breath corrupting the air. Amber, musk and civet came to be seen as vital bulwarks against the devil's breath: scents were worn like armour against the plague. The disappearance of the plague after 1720 and the sharp decline in fear of the devil meant there was no longer any point in using perfumes to fight the forces of evil, paving the way for the olfactory revolution of the 18th century when softer, sweeter perfumes, often with floral and fruity scents, came into fashion, reflecting new norms of femininity and a gentler vision of nature. This rich cultural history of an under-appreciated sense will be appeal to a wide readership.

Smells Like Dead Elephants

Smells Like Dead Elephants
Author : Matt Taibbi
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2014-07-08
ISBN 10 : 9780802192110
ISBN 13 : 0802192114
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smells Like Dead Elephants Book Description:

From “the only political writer in America that matters” comes a collection of his best reportage about the worst of times (Harford Advocate). Matt Taibbi is notorious as a journalistic agitator, a stone thrower, a “natural provocateur” (Salon.com). Now, bringing together his most incisive, intense, and hilarious pieces from his “Road Work” column in Rolling Stone, the “political reporter with the gonzo spirit that made Hunter S. Thompson and P. J. O’Rourke so much fun” shines a scathing spotlight on the corruption, dishonesty, and sheer laziness of our leaders (The Washington Post). With no shortage of outrages to compel Taibbi’s pen, these pieces paint a shocking portrait of our government at work—or, as Taibbi points out in “The Worst Congress Ever,” rarely working. Taibbi has plenty to say about George W. Bush, Jack Abramoff, Tom DeLay, and all the rest, but he doesn’t just hit inside the Beltway. Taibbi gets involved in the action. He infiltrates Senator Conrad Burns’s birthday party under disguise as a lobbyist for a fictional oil firm that wants to drill in the Grand Canyon. He floats into apocalyptic post-Katrina New Orleans in a dinghy with Sean Penn. He goes to Iraq as an embedded reporter, where he witnesses the mind-boggling dysfunction of our occupation and spends three nights in Abu Ghraib prison. And he reports from two of the most bizarre and telling trials in recent memory: California v. Michael Jackson and the evolution-vs.-intelligent-design trial in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A brilliant collection from one of the most entertaining political writers of today, Smells Like Dead Elephants is “the funniest angry book and the angriest funny book since Hunter S. Thompson roared into town” (James Wolcott).

Refactoring for Software Design Smells

Refactoring for Software Design Smells
Author : Girish Suryanarayana
Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages : 258
Release : 2014-11-11
ISBN 10 : 9780128016466
ISBN 13 : 0128016469
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refactoring for Software Design Smells Book Description:

Awareness of design smells – indicators of common design problems – helps developers or software engineers understand mistakes made while designing, what design principles were overlooked or misapplied, and what principles need to be applied properly to address those smells through refactoring. Developers and software engineers may "know" principles and patterns, but are not aware of the "smells" that exist in their design because of wrong or mis-application of principles or patterns. These smells tend to contribute heavily to technical debt – further time owed to fix projects thought to be complete – and need to be addressed via proper refactoring. Refactoring for Software Design Smells presents 25 structural design smells, their role in identifying design issues, and potential refactoring solutions. Organized across common areas of software design, each smell is presented with diagrams and examples illustrating the poor design practices and the problems that result, creating a catalog of nuggets of readily usable information that developers or engineers can apply in their projects. The authors distill their research and experience as consultants and trainers, providing insights that have been used to improve refactoring and reduce the time and costs of managing software projects. Along the way they recount anecdotes from actual projects on which the relevant smell helped address a design issue. Contains a comprehensive catalog of 25 structural design smells (organized around four fundamental design principles) that contribute to technical debt in software projects Presents a unique naming scheme for smells that helps understand the cause of a smell as well as points toward its potential refactoring Includes illustrative examples that showcase the poor design practices underlying a smell and the problems that result Covers pragmatic techniques for refactoring design smells to manage technical debt and to create and maintain high-quality software in practice Presents insightful anecdotes and case studies drawn from the trenches of real-world projects

The Gross Science of Bad Smells

The Gross Science of Bad Smells
Author : Carla Mooney
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages : 48
Release : 2018-07-15
ISBN 10 : 9781508181675
ISBN 13 : 1508181675
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gross Science of Bad Smells Book Description:

The world is full of stinky smells, such as sweaty feet, dirty diapers, rotting food, and wet dogs. Some smells are so bad, they can make a person gag or run in the opposite direction. In this book, readers will examine what causes bad smells, why some objects smell more than others, and how smells travel. They will also explore how the nose and brain detect and recognize different smells. With high-interest content and special features that include a Myths and Facts and 10 Great Questions to Ask a Specialist sidebars, this engrossing book will attract even hesitant readers.

City Smells

City Smells
Author : Red Edit Red
Publisher : Lulu.com
Total Pages : 118
Release : 2009-04
ISBN 10 : 9780615262093
ISBN 13 : 0615262090
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City Smells Book Description:

Cities are as much collections of smells as they are collections of bricks: smells define them. From one block to another you can be overwhelmed by any number of odours: the garbage outside a busy restaurant, flowers on display outside a florist or freshly ground coffee as you meander past an open door to a cafe. Some city smells make you sigh warmly and think of old friends; others, like those that seep out of dank alleyways, make you skip a step and screw up your nose. Those of us that live in cities cannot avoid the olfactory messages that the streets bombard us with. Nor should we. This book is an international collection of poetry, fiction and non-fiction dedicated to celebrating the redolent urban bouquet. So take a deep breath, and enjoy this assorted melange of City Smells.

The Spooky Smells of Halloween

The Spooky Smells of Halloween
Author : Mary Man-Kong
Publisher : Golden Books
Total Pages : 32
Release : 2005
ISBN 10 : 0375832858
ISBN 13 : 9780375832857
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spooky Smells of Halloween Book Description:

Invites young readers to sample the scents that Sammy sniffs when he and his parents throw a Halloween party for his friends and then everyone goes trick-or-treating.

Glasgow Smells Better

Glasgow Smells Better
Author : Michael Meighan
Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages : 126
Release : 2011-02-15
ISBN 10 : 9781445612584
ISBN 13 : 1445612585
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glasgow Smells Better Book Description:

Comparing the Glasgow of the 70s and 80s with the Glasgow of today - looking at its culture, its humour, the rise and fall of its heavy industry and the hopes for its future.

Gross Smells

Gross Smells
Author : Darla Duhaime
Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Total Pages : 32
Release : 2016-08-01
ISBN 10 : 9781681919591
ISBN 13 : 1681919591
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gross Smells Book Description:

What's the nastiest thing you’ve ever smelled? From rotting food to roadkill, learn the science of what makes things stink.