Peig: The Autobiography of Peig Sayers of the Great Blasket Island

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Syracuse University Press, Oct 1, 1974 - Literary Collections - 216 pages

In recent years, much attention has been focused on biodegradable polymers from renewable resources. Due to its availability and low cost, starch is a promising candidate among biopolymers for use in biodegradable packaging materials and for other purposes. Starch-Based Polymeric Materials and Nanocomposites: Chemistry, Processing, and Applications presents the latest developments in starch chemistry, rheology, starch derivatives, starch-based nanocomposites, and their applications.

Topics discussed include:

  • The chemistry, microstructure, processing, and enzymatic degradation of starch
  • The importance and role of starch as a gelling agent
  • Plasticization and the role of plasticizers
  • Various rheological techniques applied to starch-related products and the characteristics of starch dispersions
  • Polymeric aspects of reactive extrusion (REX) and its use on starch and other biopolymers
  • Cyclodextrins (CDs) and their industrial applications, and CD-based supramole and polymers
  • The potential of starch in food packaging, edible packaging, feedstock for bioproducts, and industrial and consumer products
  • The theoretical basis and derivation of the mathematical model for multicomponent systems and its solution algorithm

The book also explores recent progress in biodegradable starch-based hybrids and nanomaterials and the incorporation of nanoparticles in starches to enhance their mechanical and thermal properties. The book concludes by discussing the use of biopolymeric nanoparticles (BNPs) in drug delivery and life cycle assessment (LCA) of starch-based polymeric materials for packaging and allied applications.

With contributions from leading experts in academia and industry, this volume demonstrates the versatility of starch and its potential in a variety of applications.

 

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Peig certainly knows how to spin a good yard. I enjoyed the stories and the heartfelt sentiments about struggle and celebration on Blasket Island and Dingle. The writing style was easy to follow and ... Read full review

Contents

The Days of My Youth
13
Affairs of Home and School
23
am a Cause of Strife
31
Heard Stories in My Young Days
38
The Day of the Races
48
The Same Old Story Ever and Always
60
The New Life
67
Christmastide
73
A Feast an Escort and a Farewell Forever
127
In Service again
133
My Last Days in Service
140
Match and Marriage
150
A New and Different World
157
The Birth of My First Child
164
Comfort and Grief
173
Scattering and Sorrow
180

Shrovetide Doings
84
Exciting Stories in Dingle
94
More Adventures
102
Return to My People
110
Seamas who was called Pleasc
118
Life Alone and Lonely
188
Fireside Tales
194
Adventures of Mine
201
The Last Chapter
210
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