New Release Books by Richard Betts

Richard Betts is the author of Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All (2015), The Poetry of Richard Betts, Jr (2001), The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert (2013), Splines Through Groups (1990) and other 3 books.

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Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All

release date: Oct 06, 2015
Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All
A clever distillation of America''s favorite libation, by the New York Times best-selling authors of The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert Whiskey fever is sweeping the nation. Every day, craft distilleries are popping up in remote counties and urban centers, offering a wealth of great choices to consumers--and just as many puzzlements. Does the introduction of a simple "e" to go from whisky to whiskey mean anything? What''s the difference between Scotch and Rye? What''s Canadian whisky anyway? And what about the whiskeys of Scotland, Japan, and Ireland? Where''s a humble Joe to start? In this witty kid-style book on an adult topic, Richard Betts boils down his know-how into twenty pages, cooling our "brown-sweat" anxieties and dividing whiskey into three simple categories: Grain, Wood, and Place. While most whiskey tomes are about as fun as a chemistry lesson, Betts makes the learning slide down easy, reassuring us that this exalted spirit is just distilled beer and, through a nasal romp, helping us figure out which kinds we love best. Humorous illustrations and scratch-and-sniff scents (vanilla, sandalwood, grass, and more) help would-be connoisseurs learn their personal preferences. Language label and Map to Your Desires included.

The Poetry of Richard Betts, Jr

release date: Jan 25, 2001
The Poetry of Richard Betts, Jr
Richard Betts is a philosophical poet. His is an honest poetry, which contemplates, questions and, at times, criticizes the world in his search for the ultimate meanings of life. Some of his poems are meant to prod and provoke, but all of his prose is meant to enrich and encourage the reader. His writings deal with a wide range of contemporary issues, such as religion, politics, philosophy, friendship, love and hate, and life and death. His concise style of writing makes his poems extremely readable.

The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert

release date: Jan 01, 2013
The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert
Presents a basic, scent-guided introduction to wines and wine appreciation, detailing wine''s basic components to help the reader determine what kind of wine they like best.

Splines Through Groups

release date: Jan 01, 1990

Coping With Complexity In The International System

Coping With Complexity In The International System
Prevailing theories of the international system reflect the bygone era of the bipolar Cold War stalemate. Understanding the complex new multipolar era requires a fresh approach. In this volume, Jack Snyder and Robert Jervis show why ultraparsimonious systems theories that focus on the balance of power among a few large states fail to capture the dynamics of today''s highly interdependent, multipolar system. Taking issue with the accepted wisdom of the international studies field, Snyder argues that systems theories must address the interactions between international and domestic systems, and between military and economic systems. Using Robert Jervis''s seminal essay on unintended consequences in complex systems as their point of departure, the contributing authors explore case studies of past and present multipolar systems to present analyses that challenge current thinking in international security and economics. Historical chapters show how understanding the workings of complex systems allowed statesmen to devise the Concert of Europe and how the collapse of the Concert in the Crimean War was triggered by the tsar''s failure to comprehend the indirect impact his strategies would have on British public opinion. Another chapter highlights the feedback processes between domestic politics and the international monetary system that led to the rise and fall of the gold standard and to the creation of the European monetary system. The diplomacy of the Moroccan crisis of 1905 is used to show that conventional wisdom places unwarranted weight on a state''s reputation for standing firm in the interconnected international system. The discussions also explore the systemic causes of World War II: Contributors examine how the international financial system unwittingly helped destroy Weimar democracy and offer a challenging reinterpretation of the workings of the balance of power in the 1930s. Qualifying the view that interdependence promotes peace, we see how German and Japanese economic dependence led them to adopt offensive military strategies. The contributing authors rebut currently popular arguments for collective security and trace the complex, unforeseen interactions between Europe''s monetary system and its scheme for financing agricultural subsidies. The final chapter, tying all the case studies together, argues that the key to systemic stability is to provide security for the most vulnerable, important state in the system.

Blessed Peter Wright, S.J. (1603/04-1651)

release date: Jan 01, 1997

Some Experiments Integrating the Study of Grammar with Corrective English Exercises in a New York City School

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