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actual and virtual

A modal distinction proposed by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze as a replacement for the problematic real-possible distinction more commonly used in philosophy. The possible is a bad ...

visualization

visualization   Quick reference

Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

...virtual reality-type techniques for practice runs. You can test your powers of visualization by imagining an experience (e.g. making a successful putt at golf) and then rate the vividness of your images using the following scale: Vividness of Images Rating clear and vivid as the actual experience 5 moderately clear and vivid 4 not clear but recognizable 3 dim and hardly recognizable 2 thinking of experience but no image 1 If your rating was poor, you can improve your powers of visualization by relaxing and clearing your mind. Sit in a comfortable chair and...

Scotland

Scotland   Reference library

Alastair Gilmour

The Oxford Companion to Beer

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Current Version:
2013

...unsuitable for cultivation in harsher climates and were therefore expensive to transport from the south of England and continental Europe. Some contemporary Scottish brewers, such as the Heather Ale Company, have revisited these age-old ingredients to produce beer flavored with pine cones, gooseberries, and even seaweed with notable success. In the 1950s an “amalgamation rush” had brought about the virtual disappearance of the Scottish independent brewers. Bass Charrington, Allied, Scottish & Newcastle, and Whitbread had taken a large stake in the Scottish...

Germany

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Horst Dornbusch

The Oxford Companion to Beer

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
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3,838 words
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...the Habsburg monarchy as the head of the Catholic alliance and Sweden as the head of the Protestant alliance. Economic activity came to a virtual halt, and, within a century, Europe had lost about half its population either to war or to starvation. Commercial brewing, which depends on an ample and steady supply of grain, of course had all but stopped too. Even the once mighty Hanseatic League could not survive the conflict and formally dissolved in 1669. It took almost a full century for Europe, and for brewing, to recover, only to be thrown back briefly into...

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