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    Tedman, Nicola, Skeate, Sarah
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    From the authors of the sensational Zombie Felties and Steampunk Softies comes Zodiac Felties a craft book for creating felties representing each of the twelve 12 signs, plus four planetary figures — Mars, Venus, the sun and the moon. These cute and creative felties make perfect gifts for friends and loved ones, so the book also includes a template you can copy and fold into a beautiful card to present to someone along with your creation.

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    Wilson, Alex
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    More and more homeowners today want houses that are healthy to live in and cause minimal damage to the environment. That's what green building is all about. Your Green Home is written for homeowners planning a new home-whether you are working with an architect or builder, or serving as your own general contractor. Intended to improve the overall environmental performance of new houses being built, the book sets out to answer some of the big-picture questions relating to having a home designed and built-and getting what you want. Your Green Home covers: Home location and its relationship to the community Site design Construction systems Building design to optimize energy performance Renewable energy systems Material selection Indoor environmental quality Water efficiency Material selection Written by the founder of BuildingGreen-North America's premier green building authority-this book will prove useful not only to future homeowners, but also to designers and builders seeking to meet this demand. Building professionals well-versed in green building may find this a useful book to give to potential clients to convey the scope and principles of green building. Alex Wilson is president of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News, the oldest and most respected publication serving North America's green building industry. A green building expert since the 1970s, he has authored countless articles on the topic and several books, including Green Building Products, the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, and Green Development: Integrating Ecology and Real Estate.

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    Baptiste, Sherri, Scott, Megan
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    Yoga with weights is the latest breakthrough in mind-body exercise, integrating the mindfulness of yoga with the physical culture of body-building. Building on the strengths of both disciplines, this friendly guide shows readers how to safely combine yoga postures while simultaneously working out with lightweight hand-held free weights. It features customizable exercises that target specific areas of the body, each illustrated with multiple photos and provides guidelines for combining healthy eating with workouts. Sherri Baptiste (Marin County, CA) is the founder of Baptiste Power of Yoga, a nationally recognized method of yoga offered throughout the United States. She teaches yoga classes throughout the United States and hosts retreats around the world.

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    Wagner, Richard
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    Restructuring information in an XML document so that it works in other formats used to be a time-consuming ordeal involving lots of blood, sweat, and tears. Now XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) makes the process nearly instantaneous. Just provide an example of the kind of information you’d like to see, and XSLT does the rest. With XSLT you can effortlessly transform XML documents into virtually any kind of output, including other XML documents and HTML pages. But mastering XSLT can be tricky, especially if you’ve never worked with XML or HTML; and most books on the subject are written for people who have. Here comes XSLT For Dummies to the rescue! XSLT For Dummies is your ticket to quickly mastering XSLT—no matter what your prior programming experience. Writing in easygoing, plain English, XML pro Richard Wagner provides expert advice, step-by-step guidance, and tons of crystal-clear examples to help you harness the power of XSLT to transform documents. In no time you’ll: * Understand how XSLT works with XSL and XPath * Experiment with templates, stylesheets, and expressions * Perform HTML transformations * Master XPath data types and functions * Combine XSLT stylesheets * Explore cool XSLT programming tricks XSLT For Dummies works from the ground up, starting with a practical introduction of the “X-Team”—XML, XSL, XSLT, and X-Path—and instructions on how to write a XSLT stylesheet. From there it quickly moves onward and upward through the whole range of important XSLT topics, including: * Transforming with stylesheets * Understanding and using template rules * Using XPath to locate nodes in XML documents * Combining XSLT stylesheets and adding processing instructions * Debugging XSLT transformations * Ten XSLT processors available online It doesn’t matter whether you’re a babe in the woods who can’t tell a “tag” from an element, or you’re an old pro at creating XML documents, XSLT For Dummies offers you a fun, easy way to explore and take full advantage of Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations.

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    Dykes, Lucinda
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    Tag—XML is it! XML tags let you share your format as well as your data, and this handy guide will show you how. You'll soon be using this markup language to create everything from Web sites to business forms, discovering schemas and DOCTYPES, wandering the Xpath, teaming up XML with Office 2003, and more. Discover how to: * Make information portable * Use XML with Word 2003 * Store different types of data * Convert HTML documents to XHTML * Add CSS to XML * Understand and use DTDs

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    Hoffman, Charles, Watson, Liv Apneseth
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    This book is the perfect guide to help you understand X.B.R.L.-from the "father of X.B.R.L." What is X.B.R.L., and how can it help you streamline your business reporting? This plain-English guide from the "father of X.B.R.L.," Charles Hoffman, will tell you what it is, why it is and how you can get on the bus with this new S.E.C.-mandated business reporting standard for publicly-traded companies. A C.P.A., Hoffman is credited with the idea of applying X.M.L. data to financial reporting; X.B.R.L. is the language that resulted. Learn to prepare financial statements with X.B.R.L., use it for strategic planning, move all relevant departments in your company to the same system and more. *X.B.R.L. (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) is an X.M.L.-based open standard for accounting data; author Charles Hoffman is credited with the idea of applying X.M.L. data to financial reporting. *Plan for X.B.R.L. implementation, set action-oriented agendas, and identify stakeholders and subject-matter experts within your organization. *Learn to choose from and adapt existing X.B.R.L. taxonomies to comply with U.S. G.A.A.P. and I.F.R.S. standards. Topics also include how to adapt your existing financial information into X.B.R.L.

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    Halverson, Deborah, Anderson, M. T.
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    Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the style that appeals to young readers? Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricks of the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a YA book, from developing an idea to publication. * Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authentic teen voice * Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts * How to break into the flourishing young adult market With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all the skills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.

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    Bernoff, Josh
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    Professional business writer Josh Bernoff presents the first comprehensive guide to writing for today's world: a noisy environment where everyone reads on a screen. In this practical and witty little book, you'll learn to front-load your writing with pithy titles, subject lines, and opening sentences. You'll acquire the courage and skill to purge weak and meaningless jargon, wimpy passive voice, and cowardly weasel words. And you'll get used to writing directly to the reader to make every word count.

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    Colter, Rob
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    In today's fast-paced world of e-mail and instant messaging, clear writing is more important than ever. In Writing to Go, bestselling author Rob Colter takes us through the writing process in ten easy steps. This book is packed with precise and practical information delivered in a down-to-earth tone with often humorous examples. Everywhere from the classroom to the office, Colter's Top Ten Writing Tips will give you the confidence to write with greater speed and impact, covering everything from knowing your purpose and audience, to selecting your format, organizing your points, and writing clearly and effectively.

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    Mazziotti Gillian, Maria
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    Writing Poetry to Save Your Life combines Gillan's personal story about her journey as a writer with her suggestions for writers at all stages of development. The voice in this book is the voice of a friend who sits with you in a warm kitchen sipping espresso or a cup of herbal tea, while offering support and encouragement. It is designed to help you find the stories you have to tell and the words to tell them. It is based on the belief that when you find the courage to explore your memories, you will find the source for evocative writing. Writing Poetry to Save Your Life is a book about the writing process rather than about the craft of writing. It can be used in classrooms, by writer's groups, or by an individual while writing at home or in a coffee shop. This book will encourage you to write, and in the process, will give you confidence, help you overcome writer's block, and silence the critical voice of the being Gillan calls "The Crow." It will jumpstart your creativity, giving you permission to use the power of words to save your life.

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    Economy, Peter, Ingermanson, Randy
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    A complete guide to writing and selling your novel  So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction For Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction For Dummies: * Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. * Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. * Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. * Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

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    Krantz, Jonathan
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    Tips on writing to consumers and business-to-business Create captivating, results-oriented, sales-generating copy Need to produce winning copy for your business? This fast, fun guide takes you through every step of a successful copy-writing project, from direct mail, print ads, and radio spots to Web sites, articles, and press releases. You'll see how to gather crucial information before you write, build awareness, land sales, and keep customers coming back for more. Discover How To: * Write compelling headlines and body copy * Turn your research into brilliant ideas * Create motivational materials for worthy causes * Fix projects when they go wrong * Land a job as a copywriter

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    Minnick, Chris
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    A technology book for kids! Learning how to code can be like learning a foreign language.This book serves as an excellent guide to help you start writing in the odd-looking languages that make the web work. Follow simple steps as you work with real code to build your own web robots. Create your robot-write code that builds your robot's body and structure Give your bot some style-add code lines that customize your robot's color and shape Get your robot moving-finish off your robot with code that teaches it how to dance Technology Requirements: Hardware - PC or tablet with Internet connection running Windows 7 or higher or Mac with Internet connection running Mac OS X 10.7 or higher Software - Web browser to access JSFiddle.net: Google Chrome', Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, or Microsoft Internet Explorer version 9.0 or higher

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    Buccieri, Lisa Rojany, Economy, Peter
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    Everything aspiring authors need to write, publish, and sell a children's book  Everyone loves a children's book—and many dream about writing one. But is it actually possible for an unpublished writer—armed with a good story idea and a love of kids—to write, sell, publish and promote a book? Yes, it is! Clearly and concisely written with straightforward advice and a plethora of specific up-to-date recommendations, Writing Children's Books For Dummies provides step-by-step information on everything aspiring children's book authors need to know—from researching the current marketplace to developing story ideas, strengthening writing skills, dealing with editors and submitting proposals and manuscripts to agents and publishers. * Updated and improved writing exercises * All new content on social media and establishing an online presence as an author * Fresh, updated content on publishing via hard copy and all the e-platforms From setting down that first word on paper to doing a successful publicity tour, Writing Children's Books For Dummies gives you the confidence and the insiders' know-how to write and sell the story you've always wanted to write.

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    Carrier, David
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    Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

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    Waininger, Leslie
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    In love with romance novels? You’re not alone! Romance is today’s most popular fiction genre, accounting for more than half of all mass market fiction sold. If you’re looking to make a serious effort at writing a romance and getting it published in today’s multifaceted markets, you need to learn as much as you can about this highly successful field—especially how to create the perfect heroes and heroines. Now, in this easy, step-by-step guide, a top romance editor gives you the know-how you need to succeed as a romance novelist!  Writing A Romance Novel For Dummies is perfect for both beginning and more accomplished writers who are looking to get the leading edge on writing a romance novel and get it published. Leslie Wainger, Executive Editor at Harlequin Books, explains what it takes to become the next Nora Roberts, providing the techniques you need to: * Select a pseudonym * Write a compelling, heartfelt story * Find the right agent and publisher * Submit a manuscript * Market your novel * Join clubs and associations Packed with insider advice, this plain-English guide helps you grasp the building blocks of a great romance, providing practical tips on the craft of writing as well as savvy pointers on how to hook your reader from page one, write with passion, and shape a proposal that will wow agents and editors. You get lots of expert tips on analyzing the marketplace, creating compelling characters and finding your own voice. Wainger also: * Demystifies the sub-genres of the romance world, from historical, contemporary, and multicultural to paranormal, romantic suspense, and Christian/inspirational * Explains plotting, pacing and writing those crucial love scenes * Discusses how to conduct research, assign credits and get permissions * Helps you decide whether it’s best to write alone or with a partner Complete with a manuscript preparation checklist, tips for revising your work smoothly and successfully, guidance in understanding and negotiating a contract, and a list of romance writing resources, Writing A Romance Novel For Dummies is your one-stop guide to becoming a published novelist!

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    Ramsden, John
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    In this course, Queen Mary University of London professor, John Ramsden, examines the major events of World War I to further understand how they led us to the shaping of this new world.

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    Sabin-Wilson, Lisa
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    Gestalten Sie mit WordPress Ihre Website - auch wenn Sie keinerlei Vorkenntnisse haben! Profitieren Sie von Tausenden meist kostenlosen Design-Vorlagen, den WordPress-Themes. WordPress begann als einfache Weblog-Software und ist inzwischen das beliebteste System zur Gestaltung von Webseiten uberhaupt. Dieser Entwicklung tragt dieses Buch Rechnung: Hier finden Sie Rat und Hilfe - als Blogger, als Webseiten-Designer, als Anfanger und als Umsteiger. Schritt fur Schritt erklart Lisa Sabin-Wilson Ihnen wie Sie Ihre Webseite oder Ihren Blog aufbauen, Bilder und Videos einbinden und vieles mehr.

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    Sabin-Wilson, Lisa
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    Millions of bloggers rely on WordPress, the popular, free blogging platform. This guide covers all the features and improvements in the most up-to-date version of WordPress. Whether you are switching to WordPress from another blogging platform or just starting your first blog, you'll find the advice in this friendly guide gets you up to speed on both the free-hosted WordPress.com version and WordPress.org, which requires the purchase of web hosting services, and figure out which version is best for you. You'll be able to take full advantage of the flexibility and usability of WordPress. * WordPress is a state-of-the-art blog platform that emphasizes aesthetics, web standards, and usability * Previous editions of this guide have sold more than 85,000 copies, and interest in blogging continues to explode * Illustrates how to set up and maintain a blog with WordPress and how to use all the new features * Covers both the free-hosted WordPress.com version and WordPress.org, which requires users to purchase web hosting services * Written by an expert who works directly with developers and the cofounder of WordPress This guide helps bloggers quickly and easily take advantage of everything this popular blogging tool has to offer.

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    Waitley, Denis
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    Using the science of word order, multiple voices, and exclusive music written and recorded to help you listen and learn, WordMaster is specifically programmed to maximize your vocabulary building with minimum time and effort. In place of the anonymous routines of other vocabulary programs, master motivator Denis Waitley adds his own trusted perspective to keep you focused and engaged.

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