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    Muir, Nancy
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    Just the steps you need to get going with Windows 7! Coming in day and date with Microsoft's exciting release of the new Window 7 operating system, this friendly, accessible book shows you the features and functions you need from this exciting new operating system. Presented in a series of numbered steps that are concise, visually clear, and easy to follow, you'll learn to navigate the Windows 7 desktop, create files, connect to the Internet, search the Web, use e-mail, and more with this fun and practical guide. * Get quickly and easily up to speed on Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 7 * Master Windows 7 through a list of steps and easy-to-follow visual elements * See how to set up your desktop, copy and delete files, connect to the Internet, create folders, and more *Discover what so many readers already know-fun, readable Dummies books are a great way to get the most out of your Windows technology in a non-intimidating way. Why waste time on extraneous information? Get this book and get just the steps!

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    Hinton, Mark Justice
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    Many seniors use a home computer to stay connected to family and friends. This fun and friendly guide shows how to use Windows 7, the most popular operating system pre-loaded onto personal computers and laptops, to write e-mails, connect with family via Windows Live Messenger, download pictures with Photo Gallery, and listen to music using Windows Media Player. Windows 7 for Seniors For Dummies uses a large font for the text that makes the book easier to read and it features magnified screen shots to help make the subject matter less intimidating. For Dummies author Mark Justice Hinton walks you through the basics of Windows 7, shows you how to customize the desktop so that it accommodates your needs, and explains how to use the webcam and instant messenger to keep in contact with family and friends. Plus, you'll get critical insight for protecting your personal information. * Shows seniors how to stay connected to family and friends using the features of Windows 7 * Explains how to use the Internet, send and receive e-mail, upload and download photos, view video, listen to music, play games, use webcam and instant messenger, and more * Discusses the important topic of keeping data and personal information safe and secure * Uses a larger font for text and includes more than 150 enlarged screen shots For seniors interested in getting started using the exciting features of Windows 7, Windows 7 for Seniors For Dummies is the ideal beginner guide!

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    Sommerstein, Carly, Montano, Mark
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    Want to ditch your drab drapes and so-so slipcovers and create a style that's uniquely your own? Top designer Mark Montano reveals how easy it is to jazz up your windows and furniture — without breaking the bank! You get expert tips on everything from measuring and cutting material to accessorizing, as well as savvy shortcuts and quick fixes.

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    Woofenden, Ian
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    The consumer guide to small-scale wind electricity production! Maybe you're not T. Boone Pickens, but you can build your own home-sized wind-power empire right in your back yard. Wind Power For Dummies supplies all the guidance you need to install and maintain a sustainable, cost-effective wind generator to power your home for decades to come. This authoritative, plain-English guide walks you through every step of the process, from assessing your site and available wind sources to deciding whether wind power is the solution for you, from understanding the mechanics of wind power and locating a contractor to install your system to producing your own affordable and sustainable electricity. * Guides you step by step through process of selecting, installing and operating a small-scale wind generator to power your home * Demystifies system configurations, terminology and wind energy principles to help you speak the language of the pros * Helps assess and reduce your energy needs and decide whether wind power is right for you * Explains the mechanics of home-based wind power * Shows you how to tie into the grid and sell energy back to the power company * Offers advice on evaluating all of the costs of and financing for your project * Provides tips on working with contractors and complying with local zoning laws Yes, you can do it, with a little help from Wind Power For Dummies.

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    Chiras, Dan.
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    Wind energy is the fastest growing source of energy in the world, and by the year 2020 it is projected to supply at least 12 percent of global electrical demand. Wind Power Basics provides a clear understanding of wind and wind energy systems, including turbines, towers, inverters and batteries, site assessment, installation, and maintenance requirements. Whether you're considering your own small-scale wind energy system or just want a straightforward, detailed introduction to the benefits and challenges of this rapidly emerging technology, Wind Power Basics is the guide you need. Dan Chiras is a respected educator and an internationally acclaimed author who has published more than twenty-five books on residential renewable energy and green building, including Power From the Wind.

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    Haslett, John, Smith, Cameron M.
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    Your one-stop guide to surviving and enjoying the Great Outdoors  Want to know how to stay alive in extreme situations? This practical, accurate guide gives you all the expert, field-tested tools and techniques you need to survive. Whether you find yourself lost in the woods, adrift on a life raft, bitten by a snake, or needing shelter in cold weather, this hands-on resource teaches you how to stay safe (and sane), find rescue, and live to tell the tale! * Know the basics of survival — perform life-saving first aid, make fire and shelter, and find water and food * Manage your emotions — cope with panic and anger, get the "survivor's attitude," and foster cooperation and hope with others * Increase your chances of rescue — signal for help and navigate using a compass or the sky * Practice expert survival methods — tie essential knots, craft your own weapons and tools, and make natural remedies * Gain wisdom for water emergencies — stay afloat when your ship or boat sinks, avoid dehydration and starvation, and make it to shore Open the book and find: * Common survival scenarios you may encounter * Tried-and-tested advice for individuals or groups * The items you need to stay alive * Basic orientation skills * Ways to keep warm or cool * The best methods for building a fire in any environment * What you can (and can't) eat and drink in the wild * True stories of survival

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    Loguidice, Christina T., Loguidice, Bill
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    This book is a fun and friendly guide to enjoying the benefits of video games with actual fitness results!  Lose weight, find serenity and tone your muscles while playing a video game? It's almost too good to be true! Yet the Wii offers all of that, with fitness games that focus on losing weight, achieving balance and building strength. Written by an author team of Certified Personal Trainers, this friendly guide is aimed at anyone who is eager to take advantage of combining the fun, interactive and motivational aspects of video games with traditional fitness activities. You'll learn how to use Wii Fit Plus, E.A. Sports Active and other games as part of a sensible workout routine and lifestyle. The authors guide you through best practices for doing the exercises, and they explain how to incorporate a variety of other activities to maintain long-term results. *Wii Fit Plus and E.A. Sports Active feature different fitness games that focus on losing weight, achieving balance and building strength. *An author duo of Certified Personal Trainers guides you through combining the fun, interactive aspect of Wii fitness with traditional fitness activities. *More than 100 color screen shots serve as helpful examples for performing the routines safely and effectively. Using this instructional and innovative book, you'll be fit with your Wii!

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    Edmundson, Mark
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    In this important book, acclaimed author Mark Edmundson reconceives the value and promise of reading. He enjoins educators to stop offering up literature as facile entertainment and instead teach students to read in a way that can change their lives for the better. At once controversial and inspiring, this is a groundbreaking book written with the elegance and power to change the way we teach and read. Why Read was a PSLA Young Adult Top 40 non-fiction title 2004

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    Kryzhanovsky, Mikhail
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    Here is the book that guides the president of the United States from the first day in the Oval Office to the day he or she walks out for the last time. In fact, the strategies and mindset recommended in these pages are essential tools for capturing the presidency as much as wielding it. The international scene today is either a madhouse or the product of extraordinarily cynical techniques such as these, applied with cold cunning, by our nations leaders. This manual outlines some of the resources, strategies and mechanisms at their disposal and some of the concerns and countervailing concerns that the Commander-in-chief needs to have in mind. This handbook provides a comparison of the world's premier intelligence agencies, discusses tactics of surveillance,  war and public persuasion; and it gives practical advice on political maneuvering at the local, national and international levels. A rational, results-based handbook, it is destined to be a secret favorite of politicians, agents of the special services, C.E.O.s and corporate boards and everyone else who needs to be "ready to lead." And for the many other ambitious contenders in the world of winner-take-all bare-knuckles capitalism. The author, who cites decades of insider knowledge at both the K.G.B. and the C.I.A., says he originally compiled this book upon a request from Washington anonymous, of course.

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    Claxton, Guy.
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    What's the Point of School' takes the reader beyond the sterile debates about City Academies and dumbed-down exams in order to reveal the key responsibility of education today: to create students who enjoy learning. With their emphasis on stressful exams and regurgitation of information, Guy Claxton claims that schools are currently doing more harm than good, primarily making students fear failure. Instead, schools must encourage students to develop their curiosity, ask stupid questions, and think for themselves. He explains scientists' latest theories about how the human brain learns, and reveals some of the core habits needed to create a strong, supple mind. He then goes on to explain how these are already being successfully implemented in some schools - all without chucking out Shakespeare or the Periodic Table. Professor Guy Claxton is one of the UK's foremost thinkers on creativity, learning and the brain in both business and education. He is Professor of the Learning Sciences at the University of Bristol, and the author and editor of over 20 books on learning and creativity.

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    Gravelle, Karen
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    The book balances information about being a sexual person with that of being a responsible person. The chapter "Girls Are Changing Too" offers detailed information not typically presented in books for males. Other standout chapters include "Is This Normal?" and "What If?" - both in question-and-answer format. And in "If I'd Known Then What I Know Now!," several adult men offer insights and different perspectives on puberty.

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    Murkoff, Heidi
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    It's a cover-to-cover revision of America's bestselling guide to getting pregnant, with updated information about genetic screening, ovulation tracking, fertility treatments, and risks like Zika.What to Expect Before You're Expecting, with over 250,000 copies in print, has everything that eager-to-be moms and dads need to know about getting pregnant, from getting their bodies ready to make a healthy baby to getting that healthy baby on board faster. You'll find baby-friendly foods to order up (say yes to yams); fertility-busters to avoid (see you later, saturated fat); how to pinpoint ovulation, time baby-making sex, keep on-demand sex sexy, and separate conception fact'it takes the average couple up to 12 months to make a baby'from myth'position matters. With the latest on health insurance coverage, preconception travel and the Zika virus, sex selection techniques, antidepressants, and information on family-building options for single women and same-sex couples. Plus, for the 1 in 8 couples who experience infertility, the latest on both low-tech and cutting-edge fertility treatments, from medications to IVF and surrogacy. It's everything you need to know for that baby-making adventure.

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    Ward, Lesley
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    Recently updated and extended, The Horse Illustrated Guide to Western Riding covers the fundamentals-from loping and galloping to trail riding and showing. Complete with step-by-step instructions, countless tips, full-color photos, and an easy-to-use glossary, this book takes the guesswork out of western riding.

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    Scorgie, Lesley-Anne
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    Financial analyst Lesley-Anne Scorgie lays out the roadmap for young women to be financially independent and debt-free. Whether you’re financially maxed out or rolling in hundred-dollar bills, if you want to be rich, Well-Heeled is for you! As a financially independent young woman, you will have the ability to determine the direction of your career and life path, allowing you to reach your full financial potential. So if you’re ready to make more money, live debt free, and build a nest egg that can support an awesome future – one that’s designed by you and includes the splash, the chic, and the fun – check out Well-Heeled. In it, you will learn how to: live frugally without sacrificing life’s little indulgences; set a budget that enables you to have guilt-free fun; get out, and stay out, of debt; fight for your income; increase your savings; make savvy investment decisions just like the pros; and be financially smart in relationships. This guide will pump up your bank account and empower you to do and be whatever you want in life. Don’t wait for success to come calling – start today!

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    Farnsworth, Steven Robert
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    Get the know-how to weld like a pro Being a skilled welder is a hot commodity in today's job market, as well as a handy talent for industrious do-it-yourself repairpersons and hobbyists. Welding For Dummies gives you all the information you need to perform this commonly used, yet complex, task. This friendly, practical guide takes you from evaluating the material to be welded all the way through the step-by-step welding process, and everything in between. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow guidance on how to apply finishing techniques and advice on how to adhere to safety procedures. * Explains each type of welding, including stick, tig, mig, and fluxcore welding, as well as oxyfuel cutting, which receives sparse coverage in other books on welding * Tips on the best welding technique to choose for a specific project * Required training and certification information Whether you have no prior experience in welding or are looking for a thorough reference to supplement traditional welding instruction, the easy-to-understand information in Welding For Dummies is the ultimate resource for mastering this intricate skill.

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    Blum, Marcy
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    The bestselling wedding planning guide—now updated!  Congratulations, you're planning a wedding! Besides obtaining a fancy tuxedo and a stunning gown, organizing a wedding ceremony takes creativity, planning, and diplomacy. The whole ordeal can seem overwhelming at first, but with lots of guidance, you'll plan a wedding people will remember for ages. Wedding Planning For Dummies demystifies and simplifies all the details that go into the Big Day, providing inspiration and innovative ideas to personalize your wedding celebration and, of course, make it fun for everyone--especially you! Expert wedding planner Marcy Blum walks you step-by-step through everything you'll encounter as you plan your wedding, from choosing a reception site to picking a photographer—and everything in between. * 20% new and updated content * Keep track of expenses with a wedding budget * Negotiate contracts and surf online for wedding deals * Get those pesky financial technicalities out of the way * Plan a weekend wedding, a themed wedding, same sex wedding, and other celebrations * Plan for various wedding customs and rites * Throw a great reception with music, food, drink, and cake * The 4-1-1 on the latest and greatest trends in wedding registries, rings, photos, and the honeymoon Packed with tips for saving money and common kitsch you should avoid, this is the ultimate guide to satisfying everyone on the Big Day—while making all of your fairytale dreams come true.

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    Lopuck, Lisa
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    Have a great idea for a web site but don't know where or how to begin? Web Design For Dummies, 3rd Edition is an ideal starting point! Fully updated to cover the latest and the greatest in the world of web design, this fun-but-straightforward guide gets you caught up with everything you need to know to organize your ideas, create a template, start development, test to make sure everything is working properly, and launch your finished site. Packed with invaluable advice on incorporating social media aspects, linking content with social sites, and designing for mobile devices, this book will have you web designing like a pro in no time. * Highlights the many significant changes in the world of web design since the previous edition, including the introduction of HTML5, new technologies for sharing media, mobile web design, and more * Zeroes in on effectively using color, text, and navigation * Reveals helpful advice for avoiding common pitfalls * Details ways to connect with social sites like Twitter and Facebook Web Design For Dummies, 3rd Edition goes beyond just making a basic web site and instead encourages you to create a site that is appealing, practical, and useful.

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    Jenkins, Sue
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    If you want just one complete reference on web design, this book is it. The newest edition of this essential guide features 650+ pages on the latest tools and new web design standards, such as HTML5, CSS 3, and other core technologies and page-building strategies. Five minibooks provide deep coverage: essential pre-design considerations, how to establish the look of your site, building a site, how to test your site, and taking your site public. Design professional and author Sue Jenkins understands what designers need and gives you the answers. * Thorough revision brings you up to date on the latest changes in the world of web design * Features five minibooks that cover all the bases: Getting Started, Designing for the Web, Building the Site, Standards and Testing, and Publishing and Site Maintenance * Covers the latest tools, page-building strategies, and emerging technologies, such as HTML5 and CSS 3 * Includes over 650 pages of detail on such topics as establishing audience focus, creating content, using mock-ups and storyboards to establish the look, how to design for text and images, testing your site, and more If you're looking for an in-depth reference on all aspects of designing and building a site and taking it live, Web Design All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the book.

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    Pitcher, Colette
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    Have you ever been amazed by watercolor paintings that seem to spring to life before your eyes? Would you love to be able to paint with watercolors? Now, you can. Watercolor Painting For Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to create breathtaking paintings so beautiful you won’t believe you made them yourself.  This friendly, guide gives you hands-on instruction and easy-to-follow, step-by-step exercises to help you master the basics. Filled with full-color projects and sample paintings, it shows you how to work with color and texture, practice composition, and make smooth changes. You’ll find out how to select the best tools, materials, and supplies, practice basic brush strokes, and use the three best common techniques: flat wash, graded wash, and rough texture. Discover how to: * Select the right brushes, pigments, and paper * Mix colors and work with white * Create backgrounds and foregrounds * Transfer your drawings to watercolor * Avoid common watercolor mistakes * Experiment with texture using salt, sponges, plastic wrap, and more * Find your way around the color wheel * Practice the principles of design * Plan compositions using thumbnails * Work with one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective * Paint fabrics, shiny surfaces, and organic textures * Paint landscapes, seascapes, animals and more Complete with strategies for improving your painting immediately and marketing and selling your work, Watercolor Painting For Dummies, is the resource you need to make your creative dreams come true.

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    Sempf, Bill
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    Designed to attract both VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) and Visual Studio developers, VSTO (Visual Studio Tools for Office) is a Visual Studio add-in that makes it easy to create custom Office applications. This book shows developers step by step how to work with VSTO tools to create real-world applications for Word, Outlook, and Excel. * VSTO enables developers to easily create custom applications for Microsoft Office * In the fun and friendly For Dummies style, this book explains how to build effective user interfaces and integrate VSTO applications with Sharepoint and other Microsoft server products * All code is presented in Visual Basic, making the book accessible to both VB and VBA programmers VSTO For Dummies will get you up and running with this exciting technology quickly and easily.

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