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    Timacheff, Serge
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    Take better travel shots on your next vacation with this terrific 100-page e-book! From pro to hobbyist, from short weekends to dream vacations, every photographer wants to be able to capture memorable and compelling travel photos. Now you can hit the road with this fast-paced, In A Day For Dummies eBook that really zeros in on how to best capture eye-popping travel photos. Find out how to set your camera, make adjustments on the fly, prepare for all kinds of light — even get great shots with your smartphone. You'll go through this handy eBook in a day, and you'll capture photos for a lifetime. This book: *Focuses on techniques for capturing fantastic travel photos, no matter where you are or what kind of camera *Covers setting the camera for the shot, making adjustments on the fly, lighting and composition, using a smartphone camera and editing and sharing your photos *Includes a "Beyond the book" online component, where you can find step-by-step tutorials, videos and a bonus lesson on creating a high-dynamic range travel photo *Features online extras that include a photo book, how to make money selling your photos and a gallery of unique travel photos to inspire you Get Travel Photography in a Day For Dummies, grab your camera, and hit the road!

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    Biech, Elaine
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    Millions of Americans have to train others as part of their jobs. Whether you’re an employee training your co-workers on a new process or skill, a volunteer asked to train new volunteers, a chef training your staff, or a paramedic giving CPR training, it’s just as important to know how to teach others as it is to know what you’re talking about. It doesn’t matter how much you know about your subject if you can’t share it with others.  Fortunately, Training For Dummies offers all the nuts and bolts of training for anyone who has to educate others on any subject and in any field. It covers all the modern, interactive instructional methods and dynamic training approaches available and helps you get trainees inspired, involved, and enthused. Training For Dummies will help you: * Keep it interesting so trainees learn more eagerly * Master the jargon of training * Use audio and visual aids effectively * Prepare for the training certification process * Evaluate your results and improve your tactics Elaine Biech, President and Managing Principal of Ebb Associates, Inc., and known as “the trainer’s trainer” shows you all the tips and tricks of the trade. Based on her long experience as a trainer and her work for clients such as the IRS and many Fortune 500 companies, Biech helps you discover: * Tips, techniques, and tidbits for enhancing your training sessions * Methods that improve trainee participation * Alternatives to the traditional lecture method * Tactics for gauging and managing group dynamics * Strategies for addressing problems in the classroom * Hints for understanding and adapting to different learning styles * Helpful resources and other extra material you can put to immediate use No matter what you do for a living, there will probably come a time when you have to teach others what you know. Training For Dummies cuts through the complicated jargon to present the basics of teaching and learning in straightforward, plain English so you can share your specialized knowledge with those who need it.

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    Duarte, Joe
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    Want to take advantage of the futures market? This plain-English guide gives you the surefire strategies you need to be a successful trader, with up-to-the-minute advice on the various types of futures, conducting research, finding a broker, entering and exiting positions, and minimizing your losses. You also get bearish and bullish strategies and tips for trading online. Discover how to: * Understand trends in the global economy * Use charting patterns and indicators * Execute successful trades * Set realistic goals * Avoid common trading pitfalls * Keep your downside risk under control

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    Pimbert, Michel
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    Localised food systems provide the foundations of  people’s nutrition, incomes, economies,
    ecologies and culture throughout the world. In this way food is primarily sold, processed,
    resold  and  consumed  locally,  with  many  people  deriving  their  incomes  and  livelihoods
    through work and activities at different points of  the food chain, from seed to plate. These
    local  food  systems  provide  a  livelihood  for  more  than  2.5  billion  small-scale  farmers,
    pastoralists, forest dwellers and artisanal fisherfolk worldwide.
    However, despite their current role in and future potential for meeting human needs and
    sustaining diverse ecologies, local food systems—and the organisations that govern them—
    are  threatened  by  two  main  processes.  The  first  is  the  global  restructuring  of   agri-food
    systems, with a few transnational corporations gaining monopoly control over different links
    in  the  food  chain.  This  process  is  undermining  local  people’s  capacity  for  autonomy  and
    self-determination.  The  second  threat  is  the  modernist  development  agenda  pursued  by
    organisations  such  as  the  World  Bank  and  the  Gates  Foundation.  This  agenda  envisages
    achieving the Millennium Development Goals by reducing the number of  people engaged
    in  food  production  and  instead  encouraging  them  to  get  jobs  in  the  largely  urban-based
    manufacturing and service sectors—regardless of  the social and ecological costs.
    The  food  sovereignty  movement  has  emerged  as  a  reaction  to  this  situation.  It  aims  to
    guarantee and protect people’s space, ability and right to define their own models of  food
    production,  distribution  and  consumption.  The  concept,  and  the  struggle  to  achieve  it,  is
    bringing  together  farmers,  indigenous  peoples,  pastoralists  and  all  manner  of   rural  and
    urban groups from both the South and the North.

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    Ohrenstein, Dora
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    Welcome to the new era of crochet. Making garments from the top down is a favorite knitting technique that allows knitters to test and adjust the fit as they go. Now, thanks to designer Dora Ohrenstein, crocheters will benefit for the first time from a pattern book featuring the same beloved approach. These 14 fashionable patterns are sure to flatter bodies of all shapes and sizes. Show-stopping original photography, an extensive discussion of the benefits of top-down construction, and detailed instructions on how and why to adjust the patterns to ensure an exquisite customized fit will have crocheters tying themselves in knots to start strutting their stuff!

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    Roy, Rob.
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    Many natural building methods rely upon the use of post and beam frame structures that are then in-filled with straw, cob, cordwood, or more conventional wall materials. But traditional timber framing employs the use of finely crafted jointing and wooden pegs, requiring a high degree of craftsmanship and training, as well as much time and expense. However, there is another way... Timber Framing for the Rest of Us describes the timber framing methods used by most contractors, farmers and owner-builders-methods that use modern metal fasteners, special screws and common sense building principles to accomplish the same goal in much less time. And while there are many good books on traditional timber framing, this is the first to describe in depth these more common fastening methods. The book includes everything an owner-builder needs to know about building strong and beautiful structural frames from heavy timbers, including: the historical background of timber framing crucial design and structural considerations procuring timbers-including different woods and recycled materials foundations, roofs and in-filling considerations the common fasteners A detailed case study of a timber frame project from start to finish completes this practical and comprehensive guide, along with a useful appendix of span tables and a bibliography. Highly illustrated, this book enables "the rest of us" to build like the professionals and will appeal to owner-builders, contractors and architects alike. Rob Roy is a former contractor with 11 previous books to his credit. He has been utilizing timber framing techniques for the past 25 years in the construction of homes, as well as in the numerous outbuildings at Earthwood Building School which he founded in 1981 with his wife, Jaki. He is most recently the author of Cordwood Building: The State of the Art (New Society, 2003).

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    Practical guidance on thriving-and surviving-in the workplace   Are you worried about losing your job? Are you retired but forced to re-enter the workforce to keep up with the rising cost of living? Do you find yourself lucky to have a job at all, no matter how difficult or unpleasant the environment may be? Thriving in the Workplace All-In-One For Dummies gives people of all ages, in any job, and in any type of workplace the information, tips, and advice needed to boost professional value, increase job security, and manage stress. Inside this comprehensive book, you'll get friendly and practical guidance on dealing with a your boss; becoming self-motivated by setting effective goals; dealing with coworkers' attitudes; earning a better performance review, raise, or promotion; handling challenging customers; thriving amidst change; increasing morale and productivity; and much more! * Proven tips, tools, and techniques to help employees at all levels * Information on business ethics, negotiating, effective communication, success and managing * The most comprehensive guide of its kind Thriving in the Workplace All-In-One For Dummies is the ultimate career bible that will help you survive and thrive at work!

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    Graff, Gerald
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    Pauken, Michael
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    Take some heat off the complexity of thermodynamics Does the mere thought of thermodynamics make you sweat? It doesn't have to! This hands-on guide helps you score your highest in a thermodynamics course by offering easily understood, plain-English explanations of how energy is used in things like automobiles, airplanes, air conditioners, and electric power plants. * Thermodynamics 101—take a look at some examples of both natural and man-made thermodynamic systems and get a handle on how energy can be used to perform work * Turn up the heat—discover how to use the first and second laws of thermodynamics to determine (and improve upon) the efficiency of machines * Oh, behave—get the 411 on how gases behave and relate to one another in different situations, from ideal-gas laws to real gases * Burn with desire—find out everything you need to know about conserving mass and energy in combustion processes Open the book and find: * The laws of thermodynamics * Important properties and their relationships * The lowdown on solids, liquids, and gases * How work and heat go hand in hand * The cycles that power thermodynamic processes * Chemical mixtures and reactions * Ten pioneers in thermodynamics * Real-world applications of thermodynamic laws and concepts Learn to: * Master the concepts and principles of thermodynamics * Develop the problem-solving skills used by professional engineers * Ace your thermodynamics course

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    Judd, Denis
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    This course will examine the development of the British Empire from the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, via its greatest terretorial extent in 1919 to its eventual decline and end in the years after World War II, and its final transformation in the Commonwealth of independent nations.

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    Buchbinder, Amnon
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    A story is a living thing. And you don't work on a living thing, you work with it. This is the way of the screenwriter, and it is something that writer and director Amnon Buchbinder believes all masterful screenwriters understand intuitively: learning how to work with story through a painstaking process of trial, error, and self exploration. Amnon Buchbinder draws on his knowledge as a teacher and his experience as a script doctor and a story editor to explore this creative process. Along the way he illustrates principles often inspired by the philosophy of Laozi (Lao Tze) with examples drawn from major motion pictures such as Memento and The Piano. For the beginning or seasoned screenwriter who aspires to more than mere competence, Buchbinder illuminates a path towards mastery of the craft. For the lover of the cinematic experience, he opens a curtain to reveal a rarely seen world behind the big screen.

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    Gagne, Tammy
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    Dogs can bring companionship, fun, and unconditional love to their owners. To reciprocate for all of the joy that a dog adds to life, dog owners need to be educated about and fully prepared for responsible ownership and care. There's a lot to know when you're a dog owner, and this comprehensive guide serves as the ultimate reference for owners at all stages of their dogs' lives. Inside The Ultimate Guide to Dog Care: -A thorough discussion on what you need to consider before you decide to add a dog to your family -Sources from where you can obtain a healthy, sound puppy or adult dog -Checklists and charts to help you buy all of the equipment and supplies you will need before your dog comes home -How to introduce your new dog to your home, other family members, other dogs, and strangers -The importance of socialization to a dog's overall personality and confidence -Complete nutrition for puppies, adults, and senior dogs -How to groom different coat types and the tools you will need -Making sure that your dog gets enough exercise for his body and mind, with special sections on organized dog sports and pet-assisted therapy work -Keeping your dog safe at home and everywhere you go -Raising a polite canine member of society through reward-based training, communication, and solutions to common problems -Routine health checks, dealing with parasites, and recognizing and treating illness and injury, with a chapter on care of the older dog

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    Rosswood, Eric
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    Jam packed with parenting tips and advice to help you build confidence and become the awesome gay dad you were meant to be.

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    Kurtzweil, Andrew
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    An easy-to-understand introduction to Judaism's most sacred text   The foundation of Hebrew and Jewish religion, thought, law, and society is the Torah, the parchment scroll containing the text of the Five Books of Moses that is located in every synagogue. This accessible guide explains the Torah in clear language, even to those who were not raised in the Jewish religious tradition. Christians who want to know more about the Jewish roots of Christianity need to understand the Torah, as do followers of Islamic tradition and those interested in the roots of Abrahamic faiths. The Torah for Dummies explains the history of the Torah, its structure and major principles, and how the Torah affects the daily lives of people who follow the Jewish way of life.

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    Martin, Dayna, Roumanis, A.R.
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    The Toddler’s Handbook introduces 17 basic concepts. Included are numbers, colors, shapes, sizes, ABCs, animals, opposites, sounds, actions, sports, food, tableware, clothes, engines, emotions, body, and time. This book develops early language skills using 174 words that every kid should know. Vibrant colors and images are designed to attract the attention of babies and toddlers. This book will help children learn a variety of important concepts before preschool.

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    This bestselling reference guide includes 76 entries on traditional and modern poetic forms. Defined in alphabetical order, each entry is allotted 1-7 pages with examples and histories of-and ideas for using-each form.

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    Sisters, Severson
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    The activities and tools within The Severson Sisters Super Girl Guide To Respect were devised by a team of educators, social workers and psychology experts. The goal is to teach girls the importance of self-respect as a fundamental tool that will help develop, enhance and deepen their relationships with their peers.

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    Durrett, Charles
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    "Architect and author Chuck Durrett's recently released book Senior Cohousing Handbook comes at a time of high interest in greening, sustainable housing and affordable living concerns. Durrett's new book is a comprehensive guide for baby boomers wishing to continue vibrant, active lifestyles." - EPR Real Estate News "Make your senior years safe and socially fun with the idea of senior cohousing and a book on the topic that shows how seniors can custom-build their neighborhood to fit their needs. This is housing built by seniors, not for them, and emphasizes independence and social networking. Any library strong in gerontology or social science and many a general lending library needs this. - James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review "As a Baby Boomer, I've joked for a few years that we'll all end up living communally again because Social Security will be broke...This is one of the better ways to envision it."-Sacramento Bee No matter how rich life is in youth and middle age, the elder years can bring on increasing isolation and loneliness as social connections lessen, especially if friends and family members move away. Senior cohousing fills a niche for this demographic-the healthy, educated, and proactive adults who want to live in a social and environmentally vibrant community. These seniors are already wanting to ward off the aging process, so they are unlikely to want to live in assisted housing. Senior cohousing revolves around custom-built neighborhoods organized by the seniors themselves in order to fit in with their real needs, wants, and aspirations for health, longevity, and quality of life. Senior Cohousing is a comprehensive guide to joining or creating a cohousing project, written by the US leader in the field. The author deals with all the psychological and logistical aspects of senior cohousing and addresses common concerns, fears, and misunderstandings. He emphasizes the many positive benefits of cohousing, including: -Better physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health -Friendships and accessible social contact -Safety and security -Affordability -Shared resources Successful aging requires control of one's life, and today's generation of seniors-the baby boomers-will find that this book holds a compelling vision for their future. Charles Durrett is a principal at McCamant & Durrett in Nevada City, California, a firm that specializes in affordable cohousing. He co-authored the groundbreaking Cohousing with his wife and business partner, Kathryn McCamant.

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    Temple, Mary Beth
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    Moth noun: The devil incarnate, eater of both stash and finished objects. Should be treated with a zero-tolerance attitude." — The Secret Language of Knitters

    More than 140 terms, from acrylic to yarn porn, are collected and defined for America"s 60 million knitting-obsessed. From the 25-year-old hipster to her 85-year-old grandmother, more than a third of the women in the United States knit. For the yarn-obsessed, Mary Beth Temple offers a glossary of knitting jargon and terminology in The Secret Language of Knitters with entries like:

    • Design Elements noun: Mistakes. As in "The fact that one sleeve is five inches longer than the other is not a mistake, it is a design element."
    • Stress Knitting noun: When the going gets tough, the tough get knitting.

    With a universal affinity for cashmere and an absolute abhorrence of moths, veteran and beginning knitters alike will be certain not to cast off this humorous lexicon compendium.

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    Chiras, Dan.
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    Flush it and forget it is the plumbing mantra of the industrialized world. Most people just want sewage to go away, preferably without having to see, smell, or worse yet, touch it. But crap has a bad rap. Human waste is a valuable resource we can use to support food production. Blackwater, greywater, and solids are actually rich in organic matter, and alternative means of handling these "wastes" can conserve enormous quantities of fresh water for other uses. The Scoop on Poop presents a wide range of ways to answer the call of nature, and in so doing to maximize the benefits of existing waste water. This book explores proven alternatives to Western sanitation. Whether you're interested in composting toilets, outdoor grey- or blackwater planters, constructed wetlands, or other innovative solutions, author Dan Chiras will walk you through: System pros and cons Design, construction, and maintenance advice Costs, permitting issues, and the safe treatment of composted waste All system plans are relatively simple and straightforward enough for the average homeowner to build and install. Intended for readers who live in cities, towns and rural environments, this is a practical guide to safe, ingenious ways to capture the nutrients from waste and recycle them back into your soil to grow fruit trees, vegetables, and flowers-all without running afoul of the "ick" factor. Dan Chiras is the author of over thirty books on residential renewable energy and green building, and is the director of the Evergreen Institute's Center for Renewable Energy and Green Building.

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